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B.S. Computer Engineering Technology

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Lead the new era of technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology focused on practical skills and leadership.
Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering Technology (BS.CET)

Position yourself to thrive in a computer engineering career by earning your Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology (B.S. CET) degree from Norfolk State University — accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Are you fascinated by the computing industry? Do you dream of creating and maintaining complex computer systems? If your answer is yes, you may be asking, “what is computer engineering technology and how can I enter the field?”

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from Norfolk State University is the first and most important step you can take towards becoming a successful professional and leader in the fields of computers, networking and digital communications.

More career opportunities with a computer engineering technology degree

Our intensive degree program will prepare you for a wide variety of jobs in computer engineering technology — from hardware technician to system administrator and much more. We focus not only on the hard skills you’ll need when working with computers and networks, but also on soft skills such as writing, oral communication and team-building to help you develop as a well-rounded computer engineer who can lead as well as become a vital team member.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology Degree at a Glance

  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Formats Offered: In Person
  • Total Credit Hours: 120

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Why Study Computer Engineering Technology at NSU?

Norfolk State University’s esteemed Computer Engineering Technology degree program will provide you with foundational knowledge and job skills in a diverse range of topics, including wireless systems, electronic interfacing, networking and microprocessing.

Over the course of your studies, you will learn the answers to that question, “what is computer engineering technology and what kinds of careers can I get with a degree in it?”

World-class computer engineering technology faculty

Take advantage of our small class sizes to work closely with distinguished faculty mentors who bring their years of experience as professionals and researchers into their classrooms to create engaging, thought-provoking experiences.

Get hands-on experience in your field

Most of your computer engineering technology courses at NSU will involve a corresponding lab class so that you can apply the theories you learn in class to real-world examples. You’ll get experience using the same technology and tools used by professionals every day in jobs in computer engineering technology.

Professionalism through internships

In addition to the hands-on experience that you’ll receive in your labs and classes, you’ll also get many opportunities to participate in internships at prestigious companies and organizations to learn from professionals in the field and build a robust resume.

What Courses Will I Take as a Computer Engineering Technology Student?

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology degree at NSU, you’ll take courses covering a wide range of topics that will prepare you for many jobs in computer engineering technology. You’ll learn how to use programming languages like C++ to transform algorithms into code, and you’ll learn how to design, use and manage computer networks and digital communications systems to solve real-world problems.

NSU’s computer engineering technology degree requires completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and involves general education courses and in-depth computer engineering courses that will prepare you for many unique jobs in computer engineering technology.

Some of the core courses you’ll enjoy as you earn your computer engineering technology degree include:

  • Digital Systems Design
  • Computer Networks Technology
  • Introduction to CAD
  • Industrial Safety and Management

View the full B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology curriculum.

Where Will My Computer Engineering Degree Take Me? 

You may still be wondering, “what is computer engineering technology and how can I find a rewarding career with a degree in it?” Well, as a computer engineering expert, you’ll be able to apply your skills to jobs in computer engineering technology within a diverse range of settings, including government agencies, health facilities, banking systems, streaming platforms and social media companies — to name only a small fraction of your opportunities.

Career outlook for computer engineering technology degree majors

Employment growth for computer engineering specialists is predicted to grow by 13% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. That’s much faster than the national average for other occupational fields. Some possible jobs in computer engineering technology you can look forward to after graduating include:

  • Information technology specialist
  • Information system security officer
  • Computer engineer
  • System administrator
  • Computer support specialist
  • Hardware technician
  • Technical support manager

How Do I Get Started in the Computer Engineering Technology Degree Program at NSU?

You must apply and be admitted to NSU (according to our admission standards). Our Office of Admissions is ready to help you understand these requirements.

Transferring to NSU?

If you’ve taken courses at another college or university, you may apply that credit to your NSU degree in Computer Engineering Technology. Our Office of Transfer Admissions and Services can help simplify your transfer process.

Scholarships for computer engineering technology degree students

Many scholarships are available to help lower your out-of-pocket costs. Our Financial Aid Office can assist you in understanding and qualifying for additional ways to pay for your degree.

Learn more about the requirements for the computer engineering technology degree  program at NSU.
 

“The student-to-instructor ratio really allowed for a personal class environment where it was clear the professors were genuinely invested in every student’s success.”

– Tiye F. ’15, B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology

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Accreditation for Computer Engineering Technology at Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SCHEV) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology at Norfolk State University is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).