Engineering Technology

Program History

The Information Technology (IT) program is a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program offered jointly by the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Business and Innovation (COBI) at The University of Toledo.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents on April 20, 2006 following previous approvals by the University's Faculty Senate (May 25, 2005) and the two colleges offering the program (April 11, 2005). The program was formally offered at The University of Toledo in the fall semester of 2006. Prior to OBOR approval, and for a period of less than one year, students interested in the IT program were admitted into the CSET (Computer Science and Engineering Technology) program but followed the IT curriculum.

The goal of the new BSIT program was to prepare students for positions as information technologists providing operational and infrastructure support for computer and information systems in business, manufacturing, and institutional organizations. It was designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of computer infrastructure including both hardware and software aspects. The proposed curriculum included coursework to provide students with a breadth of skills in the core information technologies which include programming, computer hardware and networking, databases and Web technologies. To achieve its goal, the proposed IT curriculum drew heavily from the existing CSET program in the COE for computer-related coursework and from the existing IS program in the COBI for business-related coursework. Only two new courses (CSET 1500 Survey of Computer Electronics and ENGT 2500 Technical Project Management) needed to be created. This approach provided efficiencies in course inventory, scheduling and staffing making the IT program affordable.

The technical coursework from the COE was selected to provide IT students with a broad base of core computer-related skills and knowledge. The coursework from the COBI was selected to provide organizational perspective, management expertise and a contextual understanding of the user's perspective.

Students first matriculated in the IT program during the fall semester of 2006. The first graduate from the program was in the fall semester of 2008. Enrollment has grown steadily since that time. As of Fall 2018, current enrollment in the ITCE program is 102 students. 

Last Updated: 6/30/19