Advances in computer engineering technology have revolutionized the world in applying electronics to a vast array of activities from large manufacturing systems to e-commerce to small hand-held devices to measurements and testing. Computer systems in all forms, including PCs and embedded microprocessors, have changed the way people live and work. Almost daily, new computer systems are introduced that have more powerful processors, better memory systems, and new software. These computer systems are the heart of applications such as industrial controllers, robotics, auto electronics, instrumentation, network applications, medical equipment, and handheld electronic devices, to name a few.
The purpose of the new Computer Engineering Technology program is to train engineers to design, develop and implement modern computer-based applications. The technical portion of the program is a combination of revised ECET courses, CIT courses, and new CpET courses. A major emphasis of the CpET program is practice-oriented, hands-on training in laboratories for each CpET course to provide students and graduates with a rich experience in computer applications.
Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology program will be trained for exciting careers in software design and hardware development for computer systems. Graduates of the CpET program might work in high-tech areas such as automation, telecommunications, embedded microprocessor systems, and product development. The graduates for these jobs are in very high demand.
Program Educational Objectives
Three to five years after graduation, alumni of the Computer Engineering Technology program at IUPUI will be able to:
- Meet expectations of employers in technical and professional careers related to the field of Computer Engineering Technology
- Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with their education
- Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification or licensing
CpET Student Outcomes
At the time of graduation, IUPUI Computer Engineering Technology students will demonstrate:
- 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;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology are employed in many different positions with many different responsibilities throughout the industrial community.
Our graduates work in the following areas:
- industrial controls
- electronic and microprocessor systems design
- communications design
- engineering sales and services
- test engineering
- product design and evaluation
Graduates may carry the title:
- Advanced Software Engineer
- Instrument Engineer
- Product Engineer
- Systems Analyst
- Telecommunications Specialist
- Design Engineer
Some local employers include:
- Cummins Inc.
- Delphi Energy & Engine Management Systems
- Horner APG
- Precision Control Systems
- Roche Diagnostics
- Thomson Multimedia
- United Medical Manufacturing
Some US employers include:
- Cooper Power Systems, located in Tennessee and Wisconsin
- IBM, located in North Carolina
- Intel, located in Arizona
- Texas Instruments, located in Texas
- MERCK, located in Pennsylvania