Computer Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

Earn your online Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from Grantham University to prepare for entry-level positions in computer science or engineering tech fields. With courses in electronics theory, circuit design and microprocessor design, you will learn current techniques for designing and evaluating both hardware and software systems.

What will I learn in the online Computer Engineering Technology degree program?

This engineering technology degree is designed to teach you what it takes to meet several career-oriented, educational objectives within a few years of graduation. Namely, to be …

  • Successfully employed in an engineering technology or related field, or be accepted into a graduate program
  • Effective in technical problem identification and analysis, problem solving or system design in a variety of technical roles
  • Effective as a professional through communication skills, project management skills, ethical conduct, social awareness and teamwork
  • Technically current through continued education and professional development
What careers can I pursue with this Computer Engineering Technology online degree?

You will be equipped to pursue entry-level tech positions, such as a professional engineering technologist, electronics engineering technician or engineering assistant1.

How long is this online Computer Engineering Technology degree program?

At 124 credit hours, your accredited online engineering degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

Are there any program-specific requirements for this online degree program?

To satisfy residency requirements, you'll need to take a minimum of 21 credit hours of upper-level program core courses and program elective courses designated ET or CT.

How much will this Computer Engineering Technology online degree program cost?

The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Computer Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

Computer Engineering Technology Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the computer engineering technology courses in this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined technical problems
  • Design electronic systems, components or processes for broadly defined problems
  • Function effectively on teams
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication
  • Address professional, ethical, social, and global responsibilities and issues
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program for the 2015-2016 Academic Year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) was: 145

The number of graduates from the program for the 2015-2016 Academic Year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) was: 8.

Computer Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

This engineering technology degree will prepare you for entry-level positions in computer science or engineering tech fields1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Digital Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Failure Analysis Technician

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal

Computer Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)

As you look at your options for pursuing computer engineering degrees online, consider Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help working adults, like you, find educational success.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 73
General Education Core Credit: 25
Electives Credits: 26
Total Credit Hours: 124
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 73
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU100 Title: Student Success Credits: 1
  This required one-credit hour course introduces Grantham students to various strategies for learning and helps develop skills essential for succeeding in an online education program. Students complete self assessments to become familiar with their learning styles and how to use their learning styles in online studies. Students successfully completing this course are more proficient in time management, reading skills, writing techniques, memory abilities, and test-taking strategies. Students learn how to navigate within Grantham University's online course learning environment, submit assignments, and where to go for academic assistance. GU100 is normally taken with level 100 or 200 courses that offer the most common challenges in working in an online learning environment. Students complete assignments in both courses simultaneously as a learning strategy for general education and entry-level knowledge acquisition while developing successful online study skills. Successful completion of
Course: CT212 Title: Digital Electronics (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Students learn the concepts needed for higher-level courses that follow. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, TTL circuits, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, registers and counters. Student will focus on digital system implementation using a hardware descriptive language (HDL).
Course: CT262 Title: Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included) Credits: 4
  This course provides a systems-level understanding of the 80X86 microprocessor and its hardware and software. A solid foundation is built which students can develop further as they gain more experience. Intel architecture microprocessor families are covered: 8088, 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, and the latest Pentium processors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write, and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Course: CT312 Title: Advanced Microprocessors (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This course uses practical applications and microprocessor-based systems to help the upper-level student gain a unique perspective in this cutting-edge technology. Topics include microcomputer concepts, the 68000-instruction set, assembly-language programming, programming examples, and input/output interface examples. The home PC lab environment consist of lessons based on a 68KMB host board with six interface boards and covers topics such as: programming problems, character input/output, interface to switches and LEDs, interface to a seven-segment LED, interface to four and eight digit displays, interface to a hexadecimal keypad, digital to analog conversion, analog to digital conversion, modular programming and firmware development.
Course: CT362 Title: Modern Digital Design (Lab included) Credits: 4
  An intermediate course in digital logic design. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic, logic families, MSI logic circuits, and digital/analog interfacing. Analysis and design problems using a hardware description language allow the student to explore decoders and encoders, asynchronous and synchronous counters, counter decoding, shift registers, and digital systems applications.
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to problem-solving concepts that programmers need to know and understand to skillfully use any programming language. Throughout this course students use language-independent problem-solving methods to structure logic (sequencing, branching, repetition), and data (records, objects). Students will also use diagramming and charting methods to communicate solutions and use arrays, menus, and flow charts to communicate structured programming solutions.
Course: CS216 Title: Computer Networks Credits: 3
  Students are provided an introduction to networking technologies including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. In addition to introducing a variety of fundamental concepts, the course encompasses in-depth aspects of networking including the Internet protocol suite (TCP-IP).
Course: CS265 Title: Programming in C++ Credits: 4
  An introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing, and data structures. Includes one (1) lab credit. Software: Microsoft Visual Studio.Net.
Course: CS285 Title: Advanced Programming in C++ Credits: 4
  This course is a continuation of Programming in C++. It presents advanced concepts of C++ and object-oriented design. Specific topics include: inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic memory management, overloading, templates, and exception handling.
Course: ET105 Title: Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units; voltage, current, and resistance; Ohm's Law, energy and power; series and parallel circuits; series-parallel circuits; magnetism and electromagnetism. This innovative laboratory course is based on computer-simulated experiments for electric circuits using Electronics Workbench (Multisim). Circuits are modified easily with on-screen editing, and analysis results provide faster feedback than a series of experiments using hardwired circuits. The experiments are designed to help reinforce the theory learned in the circuit analysis course. A series of troubleshooting problems help students develop troubleshooting skills. Topics include voltage and current in DC circuits, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, and voltage and current divider rules.
Course: ET115 Title: Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is a continuation of EE102. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits will be analyzed using circuit theories. Topics include using the oscilloscope, Ohm's Law in AC circuits, capacitors, inductors, capacitive reactance, inductive reactance, RC circuits, RL circuits, RLC circuits, and transformers. An emphasis is placed on troubleshooting AC circuits. Transformer theory will also be covered in the course.
Course: ET212 Title: Electronics I and Lab Credits: 4
  This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models, and voltage amplifiers. Electronics Workbench software will assist students to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits. In addition to the technical component, audio/visual and oral presentation skills are emphasized and integrated.
Course: ET222 Title: Electronics II and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is the second in a two-part sequence on electronic devices. This course provides a foundation for analyzing and designing advanced analog electronic circuits. Topics covered include power amplifiers, emitter followers, JFETs, MOSFETs, frequency response of transistors, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers. The course concludes with advanced circuits such as oscillators, phase-locked loops, and power supplies. Principles of teams and team dynamics are integrated with group design projects. Besides the design component, analytical labs, demonstrating the fundamental principles of the theory, are performed using Electronics Workbench software.
Course: ET310 Title: Circuit Analysis Credits: 4
  This circuit analysis course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of modern circuit theory. The topics covered in the course offer a foundation in electrical and electronics engineering. This course focuses on basic circuits to enable the student to understand fundamentals that, in turn, will enable them to analyze complicated circuits.
Course: ET382 Title: Signals and Systems Theory and Lab Credits: 4
  This course provides an effective and efficient environment for students to learn the theory and problem-solving skills for linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data actively engage the student with concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Continuous and discrete-time signals and systems are covered. Topics include Fourier analysis, convolution, filters and applications, modulation, sampling, signal reconstruction, Laplace transform, z-transform, and linear feedback systems. The student will have an opportunity to use software simulations to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
Course: ET410 Title: Technical Project Management Credits: 3
  Introduction to the management of engineering projects. The design review process is presented as well as techniques for determination of requirements. Topics also include the product development life cycle, scheduling techniques, and continuous improvement. In teams, students develop a proposal for the EE450 capstone project.
Course: ET450 Title: Capstone Project Credits: 3
  Students, in groups, develop, build, test, and present the project approved in the project management course. The project management process of EE410 is executed and documented. Prerequisite: Last course taken to satisfy undergraduate degree program requirements
Course: MA302 Title: Calculus I Credits: 4
  An introductory-level course that includes topics on limits, derivatives, derivative tests, concavity, applications of the derivative and integration, area under the curve, the fundamental theorem of Calculus, and integration techniques using parts and substitution.
Course: MA312 Title: Calculus II Credits: 4
  An advanced Calculus course on integration, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections, dot and cross products, quadratic surfaces, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus.
Course: PH221 Title: Physics II Credits: 4
  This introductory algebra-based physics course is intended for first- and second-year college students, especially those majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course continues Physics I and covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including waves and sound, electric forces and electric fields, electric potential energy and the electric potential, electric circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current (ac) circuits, electromagnetic (EM) waves, the wave nature of light including interference, special relativity, and the dual nature of particles and waves. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this knowledge to real-world problems. Includes one (1) lab credit.
General Education: 25
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course focuses on the basic principles of effective verbal communication and the related functions in contemporary public settings. Emphasis is placed on speech to inform and to persuade, with special consideration given to fundamental communication skills, including organization, reasoning, explanation, and listening. Students will learn to prepare a speech without the need to memorize the presentation. This course is designed to help students understand the difference between ideas and memorizing words. The progression of learning should help students learn to understand, value, and practice the human communication process.
Course: ET100 Title: Engineering and Ethics Credits: 3
  This first course introduces the student to engineering and engineering technology, professionalism, responsibility in engineering, and ethical theories and decision-making. The role of analysis and design in engineering as well as basic design methodology provide the student a framework for subsequent courses.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.
Course: EN361 Title: Technical Writing Credits: 3
  This course teaches the skills needed to produce such forms as memos, informal reports, proposals, and letters of applications. The course starts with theory and proceeds to skills and applications. Some of the topics studied include the Technical Writing Process, Research, Summarizing, Outlining, and Formatting of various reports. Your knowledge of the subject matter will be evaluated through objective tests, and your writing skills will be evaluated by your performance on writing assignments.
Course: PH220 Title: Physics I Credits: 4
  This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
Course: MA105 Title: College Algebra Credits: 3
  An introductory level course on the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Course: MA141 Title: Precalculus Credits: 3
  An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
Course: GU299 Title: General Education Capstone Credits: 3
  GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University's general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. By highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially-aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.