Computer Engineering Technology
The computer engineering technology program at Indiana State University
prepares students for careers as technical professionals in an environment
that requires a practical, problem-solving approach. The course work
emphasizes hands-on skills with modern productivity tools (e.g. design,
analysis, control, diagnostic, and project management tools).
Majoring in one of the programs offered by the department provides you with opportunities to:
- work with modern equipment
- enjoy small class sizes
- receive instruction from a full-time faculty member
- have life-time access to services of the University's Career Center
- have the opportunity for internship and professional practice experiences
Indiana State's computer engineering technology program is distinctive in
its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical experience and
extracurricular activities that result in exciting and challenging study.
- Courses combine technical laboratory instruction with
academic study, which affords students practice and
experiences commensurate with modern industry.
- Internships and co-ops enable students to earn academic
credit, supplement their income, and gain valuable work
experience. Approximately 85 percent of those who
participate are offered full-time employment by the
partnership company after graduation.
- Students benefit from small classes taught by full-time
professors. Coursework is centered in the University's John
T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20
state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date
equipment and supplies.
- A number of organizations are available that enable
students to interact with other students and professionals
in the industry. These include ISA (the international
society for measurement and control) and Epsilon Pi Tau (the
international honorary for professions in technology).
- Eligible students may participate in the University's
Honors Program and study abroad opportunities—which range
from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic
year in over 56 countries.
The University has articulation agreements with Ivy Tech Community
College and Vincennes University that allow for seamless transfer of credits
to the Computer Engineering Technology Program.
Program Educational objectives
Graduates of the Indiana State University Computer Engineering Technology
Program will be able to demonstrate:
- Technical competency and technical proficiency by
applying general and disciplinary reasoning and critical
thinking to identify, analyze, and solve problems.
- Communication skills in both oral and written form to
articulate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals to
peers, senior management, and other potentially diverse
- Managerial organizational skills, and increasing
managerial skills at higher levels of management in their
- Ethical, social, and professional responsibility through
an awareness of the impact of professional, ethical, and
social responsibility in the practice of engineering
technology in the state of Indiana and in a diversified
- Teamwork mentality through the ability to function
effectively and think independently in a multi-disciplinary
- Lifelong learning by a continuing individual desire and
commitment to remain technically current by engaging in
continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning.
Coursework follows a logical sequence from basic concepts to highly
technical principles, with emphasis in the following areas:
- Computer engineering technology
- Data communications
- Digital technology
- Economic analysis for engineering and technology
- Information technology (from an infrastructure
Several professional courses are included to assist students in
developing managerial skills. Internships and co-ops are available. Many
students increase their employment opportunities by adding a minor in
mathematics or business, or by earning a second bachelor degree in
information technology or electronics engineering technology.
student learning outcomes
The computer engineering technology program learning outcomes are
developed to fulfill program educational objectives, encompass the
Technology Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology, Inc. general criteria, and address specific criteria for a
computer engineering technology program. To this end, the following outcomes
have been developed to represent the desired capabilities of students who,
upon graduation, should have the ability to:
- Apply principles of mathematics, science, engineering
technology, and programming languages to solve technical
problems in broad technical areas including digital systems,
computer hardware, electronics, and networking.
- Use modern computational and simulation tools for
technical problem solving, analysis, and design.
- Incorporate systematic methods and emerging technology
to identify, formulate, and generate original solutions
within the fields of computer engineering technology.
- Conduct experiments competently in a laboratory setting
including making measurement and operating equipments;
collecting and critically examining data; interpreting,
reporting, and applying results for the purpose of
understanding and improving practical systems.
- Apply fundamental management principles and techniques
in business operations, and display leadership qualities in
organizing teams and reconciling differences.
- Understand the impact of technology in a global and
social context, and develop professional and ethical
- Engage in lifelong learning to pursue increasing
knowledge of current and emerging technical and
- Communicate effectively and respectfully with members of
various backgrounds and personalities in multi-disciplinary
teams, and to value and respect cultural diversity.
- Communicate with clarity and conciseness both verbally
and in writing with peers, clients, and targeted audiences.
Our graduates obtain professional positions in a variety of areas,
including: computer applications in industrial processes, computerized
manufacturing, instrumentation and controls, technical sales, and field
A few of the employers who hire our graduates include: Allen-Bradley
Applied Extrusion Technologies Crane Naval Depot Delco Electronics
Hewlett-Packard Lilly Pharmaceutical Merck Chemical Mobile New Castle
Engineering Public Service Indiana Siemens Corporation TRW
ISU Campus Contacts: (check ECET bulletin boards)