Three great programs, one common first year experience.

Degree Programs

Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Engineering Technology graduates are involved in the development of hardware, software, and embedded applications that adapt digital logic and computer systems to solve problems in a wide range of industries, from industrial manufacturing to consumer electronics. In addition, they may be involved in product testing and qualification or in application engineering, customer support, sales, and public relations.

Embedded Systems Engineering Technology

Embedded systems are proliferating in our modern society. On a daily basis, the typical person in the United States will interact with dozens of embedded systems. The Embedded Systems Engineering Technology program targets development of software to run these critical “unseen” systems, quickly becoming interwoven into the fabric of our digital society. Engineers with this knowledge are in high demand, and the demand curve is growing exponentially. Students will gain critical knowledge in an area of software engineering which exists directly on the hardware, providing low level operation and hardware abstraction to higher level software constructs.

Software Engineering Technology

Oregon Tech's Software Engineering Technology program's emphasis is on a combination of theory and application, not just theory. The applied, hands-on curriculum prepares students for entry into the computer professions. Students will develop solid Software Engineering skills throughout all phases of the curriculum. From Software Testing and Design Patterns classes in the sophomore year to Project Management and Software Quality Assurance concepts in the junior and senior years, these concepts are a crucial part of a Software Engineer's skillset.

Common First Year

Unsure of which computer major to choose?

No worries! The CSET common first year provides the opportunity to take courses in each of our three degrees: Computer Engineering Technology, Embedded Systems Engineering Technology and Software Engineering Technology. This common set of courses allows you to experience what each program is like, therefore helping you make a more informed decision on which path is right for you. If you still can't decide because you enjoy the classes from all three majors, you might talk to an advisor about one of our concurrent programs which also have the same common first year.

Typical Courses

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • C++ Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Digital Logic
  • Introduction to Electronics
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Major Employed Median Salary 
Computer Engineering Technology 88% $64,000
Embedded Systems Engineering Technology 92% $60,000
Software Engineering Technology 93% $65,000
Oregon Tech Graduate Success 

CSET Graduates are working for these companies...

  • Hulu
  • Cisco
  • Alltrax
  • Tektronix
  • SpaceX
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Expedia
  • Urban Robotics
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Boeing
  • General Motors

The departmental faculty advise students. View the list of academic advisors.

If a student is unsure who their assigned academic advisor is, please contact the department chairperson or the Academic Advising office below.


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Accredited by the NWCCU


Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 8060 165th Avenue, N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation, licensure or approval of individual programs are listed in departmental sections. Copies of accreditation documents are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, Oregon Tech, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801.