The mission of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) degree program in the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to provide an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory based design and analysis to our students. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of its alumni, employers in the high-technology industry, and the members of our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the CET program's mission in the CSET Department are to:
educate computer engineering technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges,
promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates,
enable our students to create, develop, and disseminate knowledge for the applied engineering environment,
expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs, and
provide high tech industry employers with graduates in the computer engineering technology profession, a profession which is increasingly being driven by advances in technology.
Program Educational Objectives
Alumni of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) associate's degree program may be employed as technicians or in support roles in a wide range of high tech industries from industrial manufacturing to consumer electronics. Alumni may be involved in product testing and qualification, customer support, sales, or public relations.
A) Alumni will demonstrate technical competence through success in computer engineering technician positions.
B) Alumni will demonstrate competencies in communication and teamwork skills through positive contributions to team based engineering projects.
C) Alumni will develop professionally, pursue continued learning and practice responsibly and ethically.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the CET associate's degree program are expected to be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering technology problems, including the test, implementation, and operation of systems and components, that meet performance and quality requirements in a timely manner.
- an ability to design, conduct, and interpret experiments including applying the results to verify a system.
- an ability to function effectively on teams.
- an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibility.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
- the ability to apply mathematics including differential and integral calculus and discrete mathematics to hardware and software problems.
- an ability to use applied engineering tools, techniques, and skills including computer-based tools for analysis, simulation, and testing.
- an ability to fabricate and test engineering systems containing hardware and software components.
- an ability to convey technical materials through oral presentation and interaction with an audience.
- an ability to convey technical material through written reports which satisfy accepted standards for writing style.
The curriculum map for the CET associate's degree program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.