School of Engineering and Computing

Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

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Technology changes quickly; our Computer Engineering Technology program gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of computer technology so that they can adapt to changes in the field long after graduation. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program begins where the associate degree program leaves off. Students will further expand their knowledge in hardware and software aspects of computer and embedded computer systems. They will delve deeper into digital circuits, computer architecture, signal processing, and network programming. When they graduate, they will have a diverse range of career options.

The field of Computer Engineering is constantly evolving. Computer Engineering students can choose up to six technical elective courses that apply toward their degree. This allows them to keep pace with their primary areas of interest while still adhering to a core set of classes. During the four-year program, students learn to analyze, design, implement, and troubleshoot both hardware and software systems, master a variety of programming languages, and build software. In the full-year capstone project course, they plan, manage, and build a system that incorporates much of the hardware and software knowledge they have gained so far. This experience gives them a solid foundation for launching their careers.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for broadly defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and interpret results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Engineering skills: demonstrate knowledge in both theory and application and analyze, design, and implement electrical and computer systems and products
  • Engineering management skills: apply project management techniques to electrical/computer systems and qualify for positions of responsibility
  • Design skills: demonstrate creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

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Curriculum Details


Job Projections

Computer & Information Tech Occupations
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Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate






Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2019 (December 2018)


  • Being Advanced Memory Corp
  • Hypertherm Inc.
  • GlobalFoundaries
  • IBM
  • Intralot, Inc.
  • MISys Inc.
  • New England Wire Technologies
  • Redco Audio Inc.
  • Silver Bay
  • Simon Pearce
  • The Home Service Store, Inc.
  • Union Bank
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont Systems Inc.

Job Titles

  • Associate Engineer, Software
  • Computer Engineering
  • IT Architect
  • Applications Engineer
  • Senior Lab Technician
  • Computer Programmer/Engineer
  • Circuit Board Technician
  • IS Specialist
  • Programmer
  • IT Support
  • System Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • People Manager
  • Lead System Operator
  • Software Development Intern
  • IT Director
  • Software Engineer

Mike Smith

  • I worked full time during my studies
  • Electrical is a great foundation for all fields
  • I still learn every day
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Trevor Best

  • Electronics wasn't my initial career choice
  • The labs at Vermont Tech made everything click
  • Now, I get to do a bit of everything!
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Elizabeth Dye

  • I am a mom.
  • I plan to stay in Vermont after graduation.
  • I recently accepted a software technical support position with GE Healthcare.
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