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

Email: compengtech@citytech.cuny.edu

Phone: 347-280-3462

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The CET Department offers two majors. An AAS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMT) and BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET).

The EMT program was developed in response to the need to prepare competent technicians who had the special skills needed by the computer industry. It is multidisciplinary in that students are taught the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical technology, computer hardware, software, data communications, and networking. It prepares students to diagnose and analyze electromechanical problems associated with the development, performance, and servicing of computers and computer-based equipment, complex electromechanical industrial equipment and systems, biomedical instrumentation and robotics. Fifty percent of the curriculum is devoted to individualized laboratory instruction using state-of-the-art equipment.

The CET Program builds 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, computer programming, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, give students considerable latitude to specialize in their own area of interest.

Students can earn the associate degree and then continue, at City Tech for the BTech in Computer Engineering Technology. 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 http://ncees.org/.

The AAS in EMT Program focuses in well-defined engineering problems. The following is the list of General Student Outcomes:

Students demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Additionally, the EMT program has the following Student Outcomes, specific to the Electromechanical Engineering Technology discipline.

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competence in:

  1. application of computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems.
  2. application of circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, associated software and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems; and
  3. application of statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.

As expected, the BTech in CET Program focuses in broadly-defined engineering problems. The following is the list of General Student Outcomes:

Students demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The CET program has the following Student Outcomes, specific to the Computer Engineering Technology discipline.

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:

  1. application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems;
  2. application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems;
  3. analysis, design, and implementation of computer system hardware and software;
  4. application of project management techniques to computer systems; and
  5. utilization of statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

The following are the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of each our programs. The PEOs describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation (2 to 5 years).

AAS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology: Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates of the EMT program are expected to be employed as engineering technicians 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 EMT program who desire to continue their education will pursue the path towards a bachelor’s degree in a related undergraduate program. This may be on a part-time basis, while employed, or it may be on a full-time basis.
  3. Graduates of the EMT 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 ready to act as the society needs them.

BTech in Computer Engineering Technology: 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.

Graduates qualify for the following occupational fields: computer system maintenance, business machines, data processing equipment, electromechanical systems, production assembly, biomedical instrumentation, and robotics technology.

Our graduates start their careers with a broad range of positions in a variety of industries related to computing, electronics, information, electrical and electromechanical engineering areas. A list of recent employers includes Amazon/AWS, Apple, Bank of America, Con Edison, General Electric (GE), Geek Squard, Goldman Sachs, Lutron Electronics, JCDecaux, JetBlue, KPMG, Lutron, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Microcenter, MTA Transit, NYPD, NYC Department of Education, Spetrum, Verizon, Cablevision, Logic Control, and Elevator Industry.

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 http://ncees.org/.

Senior level students in the CET BTech program can do an optional 3-credit internship as an alternative to the required 3-credit Technical Elective course. Typical internship assignment involves a minimum of eight hours per week at one of the following: small, medium, or large companies or governmental institutions. Students may work in design, manufacturing, installation, programming, troubleshooting, or other appropriate activities related to computer-controlled devices or systems, computer hardware, or computer-based instrumentation and control systems.

Students are encouraged to obtain the internship position through their own efforts before the start of the semester. They can utilize various resources through the college Professional Development Center (www.citytech.cuny.edu/pdc) to find an internship. A part-time or full-time job position in the field of Computer Engineering Technology or a closely related field may also be used to receive the internship credit.

Fall, Spring, and Summer semester

There are many ways a student can enter the BTech 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.

At present, the Computer Engineering Technology department offers only one Baccalaureate program; Bachelor of Technology in Computer Engineering Technology.

Students may transfer from the City Tech AAS programs in electrical engineering technology (EET) or mechanical engineering technology (MET) areas before or after completing the AAS degree in these fields. The College will grant a bachelor of technology (BTech) degree with a major in Computer Engineering Technology upon satisfactory completion of an AAS degree in any of the following fields: electromechanical engineering technology(EMT), electrical and telecommunications engineering technology(EET/TCET), mechanical engineering technology(MECH) OR AN ACCEPTABLE EQUIVALENT, and the required 64 credits listed above.

Students may enter from other programs from other colleges. Articulation agreements with other colleges with colleges:

  • AAS in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) from Queensborough Community College (QCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AAS in The Engineering Technology Program (ET) from Queensborough Community College (QCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AAS in Computer technology (CT) from LaGuardia Community College (LGCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AS in Electrical Engineering from Hostos Community College to to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) majors and Department include Electromechanical Engineering Technology (Computer Engineering Technology)

All ASAP students will be provided with a textbook voucher to reduce or eliminate the cost of textbooks. Students who are eligible for federal and/or state financial aid will receive a tuition waiver to pay the balance of tuition and school fees.

Advisement:

Dept offers CET Baccalaureate program (BTech in Computer Engineering Technology) and EMT AAS program (Electromechanical Engineering Technology). CET Dept does not offer concentrations.

For the AAS in EMT program, the department recommends that students take EMT 1111, EMT 1120, EMT 1130, EMT 1150 for major courses and MAT 1375 and ENG 1101 for GenEd courses in the 1st semester.

For the BTech in CET program, the department recommends that students take EMT 1111, EMT 1120, EMT 1130, EMT 1150 for major courses and MAT 1375 and ENG 1101 for GenEd courses in the 1st semester.

1st semester
EMT 1111 Logic and Problem Solving 1 credit
EMT 1120 Technical Graphics 1 credit
EMT 1130 Electromechanical Manufacturing Laboratory 1 credit
EMT 1150 Electrical Circuit (co: EMT 1150L) 5 credits
MAT 1375 Precalculus (or higher) 4 credits
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3 credits

Subtotal

15 credits

The College will grant a bachelor of technology (BTech) degree with a major in Computer Engineering Technology upon satisfactory completion of an AAS degree in any of the following fields: electromechanical engineering technology(EMT), electrical and telecommunications engineering technology(EET/TCET), mechanical engineering technology(MECH) OR AN ACCEPTABLE EQUIVALENT, and the required 64 credits listed above.

Students may enter from other programs from other colleges. Articulation agreements with other colleges with colleges:

  • AAS in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) from Queensborough Community College (QCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AAS in The Engineering Technology Program (ET) from Queensborough Community College (QCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AAS in Computer technology (CT) from LaGuardia Community College(LGCC) to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech
  • AS in Electrical Engineering from Hostos Community College to to BTech in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) at CityTech

The CET students are assigned to each full-time faculty as his/her academic advisee and have received his/her advisement and help whenever they would like to schedule the following semester and have some problems. So CET students can keep their advisor as the same until their graduation.

In addition, the CET department provides virtual academic advisement with Zoom from Monday through Sunday. All full-time faculty participate in virtual academic advisement every semester. To avoid any confusion, the CET department uses the uniform Zoom link for virtual academic advisement all the time.

Please see below for the schedule and the Zoom link in Spring 2021. You can also find it on the CET department website at www.citytech.cuny.edu/computer-engineering/.

CET Virtual Academic Advisement Hours
(Friday, 03/05/21 - Thursday, 05/13/21)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Period 1 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
(Reyes)
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
(Razukas)
10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
(Jang)
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
(Mendoza)
10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
(Morton)
10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
(Blank)
10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
(Kwon)
Period 2 4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
(Ma)
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
(Zia)
2:00 PM -
3:00 PM
(Wang)
3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
(Li)
4:00 PM -
5 :00 PM
(Xu)
4:00 PM -
5:00 PM
(Carranza)
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
(Armstrong)

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/99491982582?pwd=Qjk5YTN4L0h6RDA3cGpmc3dkMmtvZz09