Bachelor in Engineering in Information Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org. Accreditation is proof that the quality of an academic program meets the standards of the profession.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Information Engineering Technology is designed for those students who intend to launch a career in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of computing technologies. Coursework in the program is practice-orientated and prepares students to work in a variety of computer-intensive environments, such as technical organizations, small or large businesses, product design or manufacturing companies, and data-directed services. The breadth of training in hardware, software, troubleshooting equipment, and other computer tools will enable the graduate to work in a variety of roles in such environments as software, network, database, and web designer. Additionally, the graduate will have the ability to work as network manager and administrator, project manager, applications developer, test and integration manager and technologist in business applications. The graduate of this curriculum will be versed in mathematics, physics, computer science, and business fundamentals, giving him/her the fundamental knowledge for further graduate studies in Information Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Telecommunication Systems.
The program objectives are the following:
- Graduates will be situated in growing careers involving design, development and support of Information Technology Systems.
- Graduates will perform effectively individually and in teams.
- Graduates will have demonstrated involvement in high technical and leadership roles.
- Graduates will have accumulated technical expertise to remain globally competitive.
Completion of this program should result in the following student outcomes:
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in lifelong learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- The application of computer and network hardware, operating systems, system and network administration, programming languages, applications software, and databases in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
- The application of electrical, electronic, telecommunications, and digital signal propagation fundamentals in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
- The ability to design, implement, maintain and provide for the security of facilities involved with the processing and transfer of information.
- The ability to apply project management techniques to facilities that process and transfer information.
- The ability to apply discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics in the support of facilities that process and transfer information.