College of Professional Studies
Computer Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology degree provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the design, implementation, integration, and support of computer-based and network systems that are critical to the achievement of enterprise, project, research, and business goals.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
- Yes Meets F1 Visa Requirements
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
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.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
47 semester hours required
Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab:
Complete the following course with corresponding lab:
Chemistry or Biology
Choose one of the following sequences:
35 semester hours required
Computer Systems and Programming
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.
6 semester hours required
Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 127 semester hours.
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.
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
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
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