2023-24 University Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog

Computer Systems Engineering Technology Department


Phil Howard, Interim Department Chair
 
Professors: T. Breedlove, C. Caldwell, D. Lynn, S. Yang
Associate Professors: P. Howard, P. Nguyen, T. Scevers
Assistant Professors: M. Healy, C. Heiner
Instructors: M. Chamberlin, G. Drouant

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology

Common First-Year Curriculum


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology all share a common first-year curriculum.

Curriculum


Required courses and recommended terms during which they should be taken:

Required Student Equipment

Successful completion of these degrees requires intensive, hands-on use of computers. Therefore, all students are required to own their own computer with a laptop highly recommended. To ensure compatibility with campus-wide computers and networks, students should consult a department faculty member for a specification sheet. The departmental requirements are generally higher than the campus-wide specifications. Financial aid may be available to help defray the cost of this equipment. Please consult the Financial Aid Office at Oregon Tech.

Note: The Portland-Metro campus is a laptop-required campus. Please consult with the departmental Lab Manager for specific requirements.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

The Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

High School Preparation

Coursework in computer science, mathematics, and physical science will aid students in their progress in this program, however except for a minimum background in mathematics, these courses are not required.

Computer Engineering Technology

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

Students who complete the curriculum requirements in Computer Engineering Technology will be knowledgeable in the theory and applications of both computer hardware and software.

Career Opportunities

Work in the field of computer engineering technology includes: application specific integrated circuit development, firmware development, embedded systems design, software development, testing and applications of technology.

Computer Engineering Technology graduates will be involved in development of hardware, software and embedded applications that adapt digital logic and computer systems to solve problems in a wide range of industries from industrial manufacturing to consumer electronics. In addition, they may be involved in product testing and qualification or in application engineering, customer support, sales and public relations.

The curriculum provides the depth and breadth of technical capability necessary for an engineer. The graduate is qualified to assume a responsible position in business or industry. Graduates may be responsible for the development, use and the maintenance of computing systems, and for the supervision of personnel.

New careers are constantly evolving in both the hardware and software branches of this field. A diversified study allows the graduate to quickly adapt to changing market conditions.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) Degree program in the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to provide an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory-based design and analysis to our students. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of its graduates, employers in the high-technology industry and the members of our IAB. Major components of the CET program’s mission in the CSET department are to:

  • educate computer engineering technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges;
  • promote a sense of scholarship, leadership and professional service among our graduates;
  • enable students to create, develop, and disseminate knowledge for the applied engineering environment;
  • expose students to a cross-disciplinary educational program;
  • provide high tech industry employers with graduates in the computer engineering technology profession

Program Learning Outcomes

1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology

Career Opportunities

The Department of Computer Systems Engineering Technology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) designed to build and enhance student’s knowledge and skills in this high demand field. Embedded systems play an important role in society. They are the products that contain computing capabilities which are found throughout a wide spectrum of applications. Examples of embedded systems can be found in areas ranging from the entertainment industry to office systems; health care to telecommunications. Embedded systems encompass such diverse products as interactive multimedia, printers, medical equipment, avionics equipment, kitchen appliances, mobile phones, and automotive engine management units. Engineering and technological challenges abound in the design and development of such innovative products due to the high level integration of hardware and software. As they become more complex and time to market shrinks there is increasing need for skill and creativity on the part of the Embedded System Engineering Technology graduate.

Mission

The mission of the Embedded Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) bachelor’s degree program within the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for productive careers in industry and government by providing an excellent education incorporating industry relevant, applied laboratory-based instruction in both the theory and application of embedded systems engineering technology. Our focus is educating students to meet the growing workforce demand in Oregon and elsewhere for graduates prepared in both hardware and software aspects of embedded systems. Major components of the ESET program’s mission in the CSET Department are:

  • to educate a new generation of ESET students to meet current and future industrial challenges and emerging embedded systems engineering technology trends
  • to promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates
  • to enable our students to create, develop, apply, and disseminate knowledge within the embedded systems development environment
  • to expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs
  • to provide government and high tech industry employers with graduates in embedded systems engineering technology and related professions

Program Learning Outcomes

1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Software Engineering Technology

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology

Students who complete the curriculum requirements in Software Engineering Technology will be qualified to step into software development and software engineering roles in a wide range of companies.

Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology degree graduates find employment as software developers, software engineers, systems engineers, software quality specialists, systems analysts, programmer/analysts, researchers and assistants, consultants, etc., responsible for the design, development, and implementation of software in all areas of industry, government and education.

Mission

The mission of the Software Engineering Technology (SET) Bachelor’s Degree Program within Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for productive careers in industry and government by providing an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory-based instruction in both the theory and application of software engineering. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of our graduates, our employers and our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the SET Program’s mission in the CSET Department are:

  • to educate a new generation of Software Engineering Technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges and emerging software trends
  • to promote a sense of scholarship, leadership and professional service among our graduates
  • to enable our students to create, develop, apply and disseminate knowledge within the field of software engineering technology
  • to expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs
  • to provide employers with graduates in software engineering technology and related professions

Program Learning Outcomes

1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Programs

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