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 conduction, 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 126 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. This rate may be lower if you’re a military member, 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. We are ready for you when you are ready to begin.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program, our other accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities, or to find out more about the 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:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  • Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze and interpret experiments; apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • Design systems, components or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined engineering technology programs.
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Identify the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development, including the ability to identify strategies for acquiring competency in unfamiliar subject areas or skills.
  • Address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Identify the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality timeliness and continuous improvement.
  • Apply electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, local area networks and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • Apply natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • Analyze, design and implement hardware and software computer systems.
  • Apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  • Utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham prepares graduates to succeed in many different professional & civic settings by incorporating these critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – effective written and oral communication competency
  • Critical Thinking – the ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information & formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – an awareness of, and an appreciation, for a variety of human experiences & social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework when making decisions
  • 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 2016-2017 Academic Year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) was: 125

The number of graduates from the program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) was: 11

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: 72
General Education Core Credits: 28
Electives Credits: 26
Total Credit Hours: 126
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 72
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: CT212 Title: Digital Electronics (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
Course: CT262 Title: Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included) Credits: 4
  This course provides a systems-level understanding of microprocessors. 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. The included safety module must be passed in order to progress in and pass this course.
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 microcontroller concepts, assembly-language programming, programming examples and input/output interface examples.
Course: CT362 Title: Modern Digital Design (Lab included) Credits: 4
  This is an intermediate course in digital logic design. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic, logic families and digital/analog interfacing. Analysis and design problems are approached using circuit simulation and a hardware description language.
Course: CS192 Title: Programming Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Course: IS216 Title: Computer Networks Credits: 3
  This course covers fundamental, vendor-independent networking concepts. The course is aligned with the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Various tools are used to analyze networks.
Course: CS265 Title: Programming in C++ Credits: 4
  This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing and data structures.
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. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
Course: ET115 Title: Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is a continuation of ET105. 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 is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
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. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
Course: ET222 Title: Electronics II and Lab Credits: 4
  This course is the second in a two-part sequence on electronic devices. Building on the principles of transistor operation in the first electronics course, this course continues with the analysis of power amplifiers, emitter followers and differential amplifiers. JFETs and MOSFETs are also introduced. The performance of amplifiers is considered based on the frequency response. Exposure to the basics of operational amplifiers is introduced as preparation for optional further course work in op-amps. The course concludes with a treatment of oscillators and power supplies.
Course: ET310 Title: Circuit Analysis Credits: 4
  This course addresses advanced circuit theory, providing a strong foundation in engineering analysis. Topics covered include network theorems, time-domain circuit analysis using differential equations and the sinusoidal steady-state. More advanced techniques for circuit analysis using Laplace transforms and the Fourier series and transforms are also covered.
Course: ET382 Title: Signals and Systems Theory and Lab Credits: 4
  This course covers the theory and problem-solving skills required for the analysis of linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data provide concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Both 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. Software simulations are used to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
Course: ET410 Title: Technical Project Management Credits: 3
  This course is an 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 ET450 capstone project. The safety module must be passed in order to pass this course.
Course: ET450 Title: Capstone Project Credits: 3
  This course is a continuation of the project management course ET410. The approved project proposal is executed through the design, building, testing and presentation stages.
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 course continues Physics I topics, concepts and theories in general physics. Topics include 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. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this knowledge to real-world problems.
General Education: 28
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: CO101 Title: Introduction to Public Speaking Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization and speech delivery. Topics include how to outline speeches, create effective introductions and conclusions, use appropriate language and control nervousness. In addition, students examine guidelines for and practice delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Students will record themselves delivering speeches, thus they will need to know how to use a webcam and how to upload video files from their devices into the assignment dropbox in the Learning Management System.
Course: ET100 Title: Engineering and Ethics Credits: 3
  This course places a strong emphasis upon internet research of case studies, professional codes of ethics and additional tools for solving engineering ethics problems. The professional role that engineering and engineering technologists have to ethically serve society is an underlying theme.
Course: EN101 Title: English Composition I Credits: 3
  This course emphasizes the writing process. Students will apply principles of good writing practice through various genre (narrative, persuasive, expository writings). Additionally, students will analyze reading material as part of the critical and creative thinking processes associated with written communication.
Course: EN361 Title: Fundamentals of Technical Writing Credits: 3
  This course explores the fundamental principles of successful professional communication. Topics include how to write business correspondence, job search correspondence, public relations documents and professional reports. Students will also learn how to define audiences and purpose, design document layout, and write, revise and proofread text.
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
  This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations, polynomial and rational functions and graphing and exponential and logarithmic functions. A new textbook may be required in order to ensure needed electronic codes are valid.
Course: MA141 Title: Precalculus Credits: 3
  This course further develops the skills acquired in algebra and trigonometry and prepares students for calculus. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing and an 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. Secondly, 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.