Computer Engineering Technology Major

The goal of the Computer Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technology as a preparation for productive employment in the broad field of computer applications. This goal is achieved through several objectives such as continuing to update specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced computer technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty. The program is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the urban Houston community by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for life-long learning.

Computers are used to control processes in manufacturing, chemical production, and oil refining. They are used to route data and conversations in telephone communication; provide the best shipping, billing, routing, and inventory information for shipping and trucking; and passenger ticketing and routing information for airlines. Computers and appropriate software packages are also used to solve scientific and engineering problems, to aid in medical tests and diagnoses, and to help design structures and buildings.

With computers assisting nearly every professional and leisure activity of modern life, people who can design, install, configure, network, and maintain computer systems can make a valuable contribution to business and industry. People familiar with both the hardware and software requirements of computers are especially valuable.

Computer Engineering Technology majors study the application of state-of-the-art hardware and software in contemporary computer systems. Students are given a solid foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and electronics. A thorough study is made of digital circuits and systems, and computer circuits and systems. Hardware and software aspects of computers are covered in detail. Graduates of Computer Engineering Technology are qualified for immediate employment in a variety of industries as sales representatives, field specialists, interface designers, software specialists, and digital applications specialists.

Majors in Computer Engineering Technology may use no grade below C- in junior and senior level ELET courses to satisfy major degree requirements.

Students pursuing the Computer Engineering Technology major must complete the following requirements, in addition to university core and general college requirements.

Computer Engineering Technology Major Requirements

ELET 1400. Circuit Theory and Laboratory I
ELET 1401. Circuit Theory and Laboratory II
ELET 2303, 2103. Digital Systems, Laboratory
ELET 2305, 2105. Semiconductor Devices and Circuits, Laboratory
ELET 3301. Linear Systems Analysis
ELET 3402. Communications Circuits
ELET 3403. Sensor Applications
ELET 3405. Microprocessor Architecture
ELET 3425. Embedded Systems
ELET 4308, 4208. Senior Project, Laboratory
ELET 4421. Computer Networks

Pre-approved Electives.

Select 12 semester hours from the following:

ELET 4300. Unix Operating Systems
ELET 4302. Data Communication Systems
ELET 4309. Object-Oriented Applications Programming
ELET 4315. Telecommunications
ELET 4325. Advanced Microcomputer Networks
Approved ELET elective (3 advanced semester hours)

College Requirements and University Core

(6 semester hours which includes university core)
ENGL 1303. First Year Writing I
ENGL 1304. First Year Writing II
Writing in the Discipline
(3 semester hours which includes university core)
TELS 3363. Technical Communication
US History/American Government
(12 semester hours which includes university core)
HIST 1377. The United States to 1877
HIST 1379. The United States Since 1877
POLS 1336. U.S. and Texas Constitutions and Politics
POLS 1337. U.S. Government: Congress, President, and Courts
(3 semester hours which includes university core)
Visual & Performing Arts
(3 semester hours which includes university core)
Choose from approved list
Social Sciences
(3 semester hours)
three semester hours selected from core approved list.
Mathematics (14 semester hours which includes university core)
Students will be expected to place out of MATH 1310 by either Math Placement Exam, CLEP, or have taken MATH 1310.
MATH 1330. Precalculus
MATH 1431. Calculus I
MATH 1432. Calculus II
TECH 3366. Applied Numerical Methods
Natural Sciences (8 semester hours which includes university core)
PHYS 1301, 1101. Introductory General Physics I and Lab
PHYS 1302, 1102. Introductory General Physics II and Lab
General Technology
CHEM 1301. Foundations of Chemistry
ELET 2300. Introduction to C++ Language Programming
TELS 3340. Organizational Leadership and Supervision
HDCS 3300. Organizational Decisions in Technology
MECT 4188. Ethics in Engineering Technology
MECT 3341. Computer-Aided Drafting I
approved MECT elective
Free electives: (3 semester hours)

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science
Major: Computer Engineering Technology

Catalog Publish Date: August 22, 2012
This Page Last Updated: June 28, 2012