Computer Science and Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Overview
The computer science and engineering technology (CSET) program is a hands-on education leading to careers in the planning, construction, troubleshooting, and management of hardware and software elements in data networks. Students also are prepared for careers in Web site design and development.
Graduates of UT's computer science and engineering technology program qualify for registration as Professional Engineers after a period of professional engineering employment (eight years in Ohio) and completing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and the Professional Engineering (PE) Exam. In addition, graduates of the bachelor of science degree programs in engineering technology are eligible to pursue a master of science in engineering through the College of Engineering's part-time, evening graduate program.
What to expect when you graduate
CSET graduates are valuable additions to high-tech corporations that are developing, maintaining or marketing computer systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest growing occupation in the United States is computer support specialist/computer scientist; this includes CSET graduates. Demand for these professionals is expected to be one of the fastest growing through 2012.
College of Engineering Highlights
- Top-notch co-op program - We are one of only 8 schools nationwide that require a co-op, with student placements in 40 states and 34 countries. A co-op is a semester-long, full-time, paid work assignment that directly relates to a student's major. The co-op program includes three semesters of co-ops.
- Entrepreneurship focus - Incoming freshmen receive special training related to starting their own business and promoting their inventions and ideas.
- Career Development Center - We have an entire office with staff dedicated to helping students find co-ops and hone their professional skills for interviews. Most of our students are job-ready by sophomore year.
- High retention rate - Our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 90 percent.
- Excellent graduation rate - The number of bachelor's degrees awarded per faculty member is the highest in the state.
- Senior design clinic - Each bachelor's degree graduate works as part of a team to design a solution or prototype for an actual client.
- Strong graduate programs - The Princeton Review has ranked us among the top 20 in the country.
Computer Science and Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum