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Overview

In this increasingly interconnected world, graduates with the ability to understand, link, and integrate computer hardware, software, and networks, and who can evolve systems as needs change are in constant demand.

This focused bachelor's degree includes courses in engineering graphics, network and data analysis, and software and hardware design and development. Specializations are available in cyber security, digital/embedded systems, and mobile and wireless communications technology.


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Program Objectives

The objective of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) Program at Northeastern University is to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application, development, implementation, and support of computer systems. The course of study enables our graduates to pursue a successful engineering career and contribute decisively to the application, improvement, and development of technology by demonstrating their ability to:

  • Address and solve complex and broadly defined engineering problems related to their discipline and field of specialization
  • Work as team members, show leadership, and communicate technical concepts and ideas effectively
  • Manifest a high level of professional integrity, and make ethical decisions that will have a positive impact on the organization and society
  • Embrace and practice lifelong learning, continue personal growth, and professional self-improvement

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology graduates design and use computer system hardware and software, accomplish network design, and are involved in the deployment of computer systems for companies of all sizes and disciplines. Core and foundation courses allow students the opportunity to think critically and gain insights into disciplines other than their particular field of study. Requirements include learning the use of traditional and emerging technologies to accomplish tasks effectively and using appropriate mathematical, physics, and computing techniques and concepts to obtain solutions to problems.

Accreditation Description

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

ABET, Inc.
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Phone: 410-347-7700
Email: asac@abet.org
Website: http://www.abet.org

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

47 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 
 

Complete the following course with corresponding lab:

ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
 

Mathematics 

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
MTH 2400 - Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics 
3.00 
MTH 3300 - Applied Probability and Statistics 
3.00 
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 
Physics

PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 
PHY 2200 - Physics 2 
3.00 
PHY 2201 - Lab for PHY 2200 
1.00 
 

Chemistry or Biology

Choose one of the following sequences: 

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100 
1.00 
 

or 

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1 
3.00 
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100 
1.00 
 

Technology

GET 1100 - Introduction to Engineering and Technology 
3.00 
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design 
3.00 
GET 2100 - Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis 
3.00 
GET 2200 - Engineering Economy 
3.00 
 

Major Courses

35 semester hours required 

Computer Systems and Programming

CET 2100 - Essentials of Computer Organization 
3.00 
CET 2200 - Data Structures and Algorithms 
3.00 
CET 2300 - Object-Oriented Programming 
3.00 
CET 3000 - Computer Operating Systems 
3.00 
CET 3100 - Computer Networking and Communications Technology 
3.00 
 

Circuits 

EET 2000 - Circuits 1 
3.00 
EET 2001 - Lab for EET 2000 
2.00 
EET 2100 - Circuits 2 
3.00 
EET 2101 - Lab for EET 2100 
2.00 
EET 3100 - Electronics 1 
3.00 
EET 3101 - Lab for EET 3100 
2.00 
EET 3300 - Digital Logic 
3.00 
EET 3301 - Lab for EET 3300 
2.00 
 

Technical Electives

Complete 9 semester hours in technical electives at the 3000 or 4000 level from the following subject areas:

CET, EET, ITC, MET 

At least one elective must be in CET.

Capstone Experiences 

6 semester hours required 

GET 4840 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 
2.00 
GET 4850 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution 
4.00 
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 127 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations—with degree-holders expected to enjoy the best opportunities. About 32% of computer software engineers and computer programmers worked in computer systems design and related services, often for software publishers, computer and equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, and insurance companies.

What can you do with your degree?

The Computer Engineering Technology degree is designed for students who are interested in designing, engineering, and testing networks and computers or who want to develop expertise in interfacing computers with various types of equipment used in automation, networking and manufacturing.

Typical job titles may include:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Electrical or electronic engineer
  • Information system scientist or analyst
  • Industrial engineer

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Krassimir Marchev
Professor of the Practice

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid