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Computer Engineering Technology - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Computer Engineering Technology - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology provides students with the opportunity to study computer systems and software-hardware interface so that they are capable of analyzing the problems in the computer and networking industry and producing computer engineering, networking and software solutions. The major's curriculum includes materials necessary for students to be eligible for industry certifications (e.g., Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA) for career advancement.

Computer engineering technologists focus on hardware or software issues. When companies need custom applications and network systems designed, they call the computer engineering technologist. In this age of heavy computer usage, with companies using computers for a large variety of functions, the computer engineering technologist is invaluable in keeping equipment running, updating software, maintaining connectivity and interfacing with users.

Computer engineering technologists typically work for large companies, installing, testing, operating and maintaining the computer network ins. They may also find employment with companies that sell computers, at computer repair stores or at independent emergency repair facilities. Other common work locations include computer and peripheral manufacturing facilities, computer distribution facilities, computer research facilities and educational institutions.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Introduction to Computer Engineering Technology
  • Trigonometry (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Intuitive Calculus (KMCR)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Computer Hardware
  • Programming for Engineers I
  • General College Physics II (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory Ii (KBS) (KLAB)

Semester Four

  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics
  • Survey of Electricity and Electronics Laboratory
  • Cultural Dynamics Technology (DIVD) (WIC)
  • Principles of Management

Semester Five

  • Networking Hardware I
  • Digital Design for Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Communication
  • Information Technology Security
  • Systems Engineering

Semester Six

  • Applied Embedded Systems I
  • Networking Hardware II
  • Project Management in Engineering and Technology
  • Network Security

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

Semester Seven

  • Business Analytics I
  • Server Administration and Configuration I
  • Network Management and Design Technology

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

Engineering (ENGR) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level)

Semester Eight

  • Computer Engineering Technology Capstone (ELR)
  • Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems
  • Server Administration and Configuration II 2
  • Server Administration and Config II - Laboratory

General Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year



The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. A general understanding, and a depth of knowledge in core computer engineering concepts, principles and applications.
  2. An understanding of recent, current, and upcoming trends and related applications in computer engineering.
  3. An acknowledgement of necessary design steps involved in making complex computer systems; and a practical understanding of the skills necessary to analyze existing systems.
  4. A practical knowledge of tools and techniques to design innovative solutions from requirements specifications.
  5. An understanding of the ethical issues involved with the use of computer engineering related technologies; and a clear desire to strive for the best practices.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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