Computer Engineering Technology

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186 Jay Street
Vorhees Hall 633 (V-633)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5885

Computer Engineering Technology/BTech

There are many ways a student can enter the bachelor of technology program in Computer Engineering Technology. Students may enter the program as freshmen if they meet the general College criteria. These students will follow the electromechanical engineering technology AAS curriculum for the first 64 credits and may earn the AAS along the way. Students may transfer in from the City Tech AAS programs in electrical engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology areas before or after completing the AAS degree in these fields. Students may enter from other programs either here at City Tech or from other colleges if they meet College criteria for transfer admission. Students with questions are advised to consult the Admissions Office. It is not necessary to have earned an associate degree in electromechanical engineering technology, or to have earned an associate degree at all. Transcripts of entering students will be evaluated to determine the courses they must complete for the bachelor of technology degree. The department chair may be called for further information.

The courses in the baccalaureate program build upon the knowledge gained at the AAS level, with an emphasis on computers, computer-controlled systems and networking. More emphasis is placed upon independent thinking and analysis. In addition to advanced coverage of computers and electronics, the curriculum includes programming and advanced mathematics. A wide field of technical electives including topics from computer engineering technology, electrical and telecommunications engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, computer programming and design, give students considerable latitude to specialize in their own area of interest.

Important Note: The number of credits and the courses required for the BTech degree in computer engineering technology will be affected by the contents of the student’s AAS preparation. The list below is for AAS graduates of the College’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology program. Following this are additional requirements for students from a number of other majors. For transfer credit and requirements for majors not listed, please consult the Department.


The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

To accomplish its mission, the CET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes (SOs) for the Computer Engineering Technology curriculum (BTech degree).

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates of the CET program are expected to be employed, as engineering technologists or the equivalent, in positions beyond the entry-level for which this program has prepared them. They will be expected to practice their profession either as individual contributors or as members of a team in a competent and efficient manner.

2. Graduates of the CET program who desire to continue their education will pursue the path towards a master’s degree in a related graduate program. This may be on a part-time basis, while employed, or it may be on a full-time basis.

3. Graduates of the CET program might become members of a professional society related to their employment or field of study. They will be committed to continue as lifelong learners and contributors to their discipline, and remain prepared to respond to the dynamics of the society.

Student Outcomes

General (Adopted from ETAC/ABET Criterion 3)

Students demonstrate:

a) an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b) an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c) an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d) an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadlydefined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e) an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f) an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

h) an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

i) an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j) a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k) a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:

l) the ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.

m) the ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.

n) the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

Progression and Graduation

For progression in and graduation from the Computer Engineering Technology (CEB BTech) program, a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in the following courses in the major: MAT 1575, MAT 2680, CET 3625.

Program Completion and a Path to Professional Engineering License

Upon graduation, students automatically qualify for direct admission to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, a viable path to a Professional Engineering license. The NCEES website is




English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I* 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II* 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1375 or higher Precalculus*, 2 3

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433*

PHYS 1441*
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based



Select an approved course from each of the following four areas of the Flexible Core.

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

PHYS 1434*

PHYS 1442*
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based


One additional course from any group

MAT 1475 or higher* Calculus 4


One course in Speech/Oral Communication4

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higher 3

One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course

Any Approved Course

Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum of 42 credits in general education.

In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language.

MAT 2580 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
Any Approved Course

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.


Associate-Level Courses (36 credits)
Associate degree in EMT, EET/TCET or MECH or an acceptable equivalent

Baccalaureate-Level Degree Requirements (46 credits)

CET 3510 Microcomputer Systems Technology4
CET 3525 Electrical Networks (Required only for students with AAS in EMT or MECH)4
CET 3550 Analog and Digital Electronics (Required only for students with AAS in MECH)4
CET 3615 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition 4
CET 3625 Applied Analysis Laboratory 1
CET 3640 Software for Computer Control3
CET 4705 Component and Subsystem Design I 2
CET 4711 Computer Controlled System Design I 2
CET 4762 Electromechanical Devices (Required only of students with AAS in EET/TCET)4
CET 4773 Inter-networking Technology 4
CET 4805 Component and Subsystem Design II 2
CET 4811 Computer Controlled System Design 2
CET 4864 Feedback Controlled Systems 4
Technical Elective I 4 cr

(Required only for students with an AAS in EMT, EET/TCET) CET 4900 series, CST 3500 or higher, or TCET 3100 or higher, with department permission.

Technical Elective I 4 cr

CST 2403 (or an approved equivalent)
(required only for students with an AAS in MECH)
Choose from CET 3910, CET 3572, CET 3672, CET 4772, CET 4872, CET 4900 series, CST 3500 or higher, or TCET 3100 or higher, with department permission.

ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 or higher Precalculus Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 or higher Calculus Met as GenEd
MAT 1575 Calculus II 4
MAT 2580 Introduction to Linear Algebra Met as GenEd
MAT 2680 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higher Met as GenEd

* Courses required for associate degree.

1 Specific courses listed are degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 will be required to take MAT 1175 and/or MAT 1275 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8 credits.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 Students who have already met this requirement at the associate level may select another liberal arts and science course instead.