Undergraduate Program: Computer Engineering TechnologyUndergraduate Program: Computer Engineering Technology

Undergraduate Program: Computer Engineering Technology

This is one of the fastest growing occupations in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

The computer engineering technology program develops and prepares graduates who will be an integral part of the high-tech economy of Pennsylvania and the nation. The program is a strong combination of theoretical and practical concepts in electrical engineering technology, computer engineering technology, mathematics, computer science, natural science and general education that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The bachelor's degree program emphasizes applying current technology to practical problems and situations. Graduates of the program are prepared to find employment as computer engineering technologists.  Students will gain knowledge and skills in digital electronics, microprocessor engineering, embedded systems, computer networking, computer systems design and software engineering.

There are many advantages to studying computer engineering technology at California University of Pennsylvania: small class sizes; individualized attention by dedicated and qualified faculty (professors teach both the lectures and the labs; teaching associates are not used); state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment; an active engineering technology student club; and modern housing facilities.

Mission Statement

The mission of the computer engineering technology program at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide its students with a well-rounded education that meets the needs of the commonwealth. Specifically, graduates are to be prepared for technically oriented careers involving both hardware and software technologies of computer systems with an emphasis in embedded systems design using a hands-on approach. The program integrates teamwork and leadership skills in a blend of theoretical and applied competencies. Also, the program prepares students for changing technologies and lifelong learning. The program prepares students to take personal responsibility and to apply the highest professional and ethical standards to their activities in computer systems and to understand local, national and global issues related to the field.

Advantages of Our Program

  • Individualized attention by dedicated and qualified faculty (professors teach both the lectures and the labs; teaching associates are not used)
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Active engineering technology student club
  • Modern housing facilities

Accreditation

The CET bachelor's degree program is accredited by the  Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All graduates from the B.S. CET program will receive accredited degrees. Seniors and graduates of the programs are eligible to sit for a prelicensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

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Enrollment Data

YearMAJORSGraduates
2012 55 7
2013 62 4

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Success Stories

Nigel Wright (Computer Engineering Technology ‘07) took advantage of everything Cal U had to offer. During his four years on campus, he accepted various work-study jobs and joined the Engineering Technology Club so he could share ideas with fellow students. He eventually took internships working as both a programmer and an electrical engineer. He is currently employed as an embedded software engineer for Renal Solutions, where he designs control software for use in kidney dialysis machines.