Computer Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree

Graduates of this program are prepared for positions which rely on an understanding of hardware and software applications of digital, microprocessor, and computer-based systems. An emphasis is placed on the technical, analytical, problem-solving and communications skills necessary to excel in the technical workplace. Some companies hire computer engineering technology graduates to install, maintain, calibrate and repair both hardware and software systems for their customers. Other students may work on integrated systems which are comprised of both hardware and software components.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in computer engineering technology is designed for students wishing to prepare for professional careers, and whose interests lie at the intersection of computer science and electrical/electronics technology.

Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of ABET,, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone: (410)347-7700. In January 2005, the American Society for Engineering Educators (ASEE) ranked SUNYIT tenth in the nation based on the number of engineering technology bachelor’s degrees awarded.

Computer Engineering Technology Employers
The following organizations have been reported as hiring CET graduates:

AFRL, Con Med, Eaton Corp. Powerware Division, ESPN, Hipotronics, New York State Technology Enterprise Corp. (NYSTEC), National Grid, Orion Industry, Special Metals, The Boeing Company, Virtual Medical Sales, U.S. Coast Guard, Welch Allyn.

A degree in computer engineering technology has helped build rewarding careers for many of SUNYIT’s graduates. Some students go on to obtain an M.S. Degree in Computer Engineering.

B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology — 128 total credits

Students shall satisfy the requirements listed below.

I. SUNY General Education Requirements (30 credits)

All SUNY students must satisfy the following requirements.

No fewer than 30 credits must be attained from the SUNY approved General Education Course List with the following provisions:

  • Mathematics (MAT 121 or equivalent recommended by program)
  • Basic Communication (ENG 101 or equivalent)

At least five (5) out of the following eight (8) SUNY General Education categories:

  • Natural Science (PHY 101 recommended by program)
  • Social Science 
  • American History
  • Western Civilization
  • Other World Civilization
  • Humanities
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Language

NOTE: You may take more than one course in a given category to complete this 30 credit hour requirement, but you must also satisfy the appropriate number of categories.

II. Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements (30 credits) 

The New York State Education Department (SED) requires a student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree to attain no fewer than 60 credits of combined SUNY General Education and Liberal Arts/Sciences courses. There may be overlap between courses meeting both the SUNY General Education Requirements and Liberal Arts/Sciences Requirements, but a student may receive course credits only once even if multiple requirements are satisfied by a single course. The total number of combined credit hours must be no fewer than 60 credits. 

SUNYIT degree requirements:

  • Natural Sciences: one course which may be a General Education Natural Science course; for Computer Engineering Technology students,the requirement is satisfied by PHY 101 and a second Natural Science class. Both courses must be with a lab. 
  • Upper-Division Writing Course (COM 306)

Specific requirements for Computer Engineering Tech majors:

  • MAT 121 Calculus I
  • MAT 122 Calculus II
  • Restricted Math elective (MAT 115, MAT 230, MAT 340, or MAT 431) 
  • PHY 101 Physics I
  • Natural Science w/lab (Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Environmental Science)
  • Math/Science electives (balance of credits — program requires 24 credits of Math/Science)
  • COM 300 Oral Communication 

Liberals Arts/Sciences Electives (remainder of credits)

III. Technical Core Coursework (62 credits)

A. CET Core Requirements: (42 credits)

  • CET 101 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (4cr) 
  • CET 102 Electric Circuits (4cr)
  • CET 103 Electronics I (4cr)
  • CET 203 Electronics II (4cr)
  • CET 210 Digital Systems (4cr)
  • CET 299 Quality Control and Workplace Issues (2cr)
  • CET 342 Microprocessors (4cr)
  • CET 345 Sequential Logic Design (4cr)
  • CET 416 Data Communication (4cr)
  • CET 429 Computer Architecture (4cr)
  • CET 431 PC Integration and Maintenance (4cr)

B. Computer Programming Requirement: (12 credits)

  • CS 108 Computing Fundamentals
  • CS 240 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 249 Object-Oriented Programming

C. CET Capstone (one of the following): (4 credits)

  • CET 423 Microprocessor interfacing
  • CET 445 Microcontrollers

D. Open Technical Elective (4credits)

  • CET/ETC/CS/IS/NCS Technical Elective

IV. Unrestricted Electives (remainder of 128 credits)

Balance of undergraduate level coursework to complete 128 credits.