Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

Technology changes quickly; our Computer Engineering Technology program gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of computer technology so that they can adapt to changes in the field long after graduation. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program begins where the associate degree program leaves off. Students will further expand their knowledge in hardware and software aspects of computer and embedded computer systems. They will delve deeper into digital circuits, computer architecture, signal processing, and network programming. When they graduate, they will have a diverse range of career options.

The field of Computer Engineering is constantly evolving. BS.CPE students can choose up to six technical elective courses that apply toward their degree. This allows them to keep pace with their primary areas of interest while still adhering to a core set of classes. During the four-year program, students learn to analyze, design, implement, and troubleshoot both hardware and software systems, master a variety of programming languages, and build software. In the full-year capstone project course, they plan, manage, and build a system that incorporates much of the hardware and software knowledge they have gained so far. This experience gives them a solid foundation for launching their careers.

 

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for broadly defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and interpret the results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Engineering skills: demonstrate knowledge in both theory and application and analyze, design, and implement electrical and computer systems and products
  • Engineering management skills: apply project management techniques to electrical/computer systems and qualify for positions of responsibility
  • Design skills: demonstrate creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Program enrollment and graduation count.

Careers in Computer Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
89%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (December 2018)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Computer & Information Tech occupations
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

557,100

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026


Projected Employment Growth for Computer & Information Technology Occupations, 2016-2026 (source: BLS)  National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
National

2017 Median Pay (Computer & IT Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'18
  • UTC Aerospace Systems IBM
  • Being Advanced Memory Corp Redco Audio Inc.
  • Hypertherm Inc. Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont Systems Inc. Simon Pearce
  • The Home Service Store, Inc. Union Bank
  • Intralot, Inc. MISys Inc.
  • Silver Bay New England Wire Technologies
  • Associate Engineer, Software Computer Engineering
  • IT Architect Applications Engineer
  • Senior Lab Technician Computer Programmer/Engineer
  • Circuit Board Technician IS Specialist
  • Programmer IT Support
  • System Administrator Help Desk Technician
  • People Manager Lead System Operator
  • Software Development Intern IT Director
  • Software Engineer

News & Events

12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

Alumni

Allison Miller

  • Software Developer, Logic Supply, South Burlington, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Software Engineering, 2010

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