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What is Computer Engineering Technology?

The Computer Engineering Technology (CpET) program, primarily an application oriented approach, allows students to gain experience with engineering fundamentals while in the classroom.  Computer Engineering is a discipline that embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of hardware and software components of modern computing systems and computer controlled equipment.


What can I do with a Computer Engineering Technology Degree?

Computer Engineering is a broad and challenging field that offers endless employment and career opportunities.  Job growth across the computing industry is expected to be strong and create a significant number of entry level positions which will be available to Computer Engineering Technology graduates. 

 Program Mission Statement

The Engineering Technology Division of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown shares and supports the mission of Pitt-Johnstown.  The mission of the Engineering Technology Division is to:

  • Provide each student with a high quality, interdisciplinary, baccalaureate engineering technology education, emphasizing engineering and scientific fundamentals
  • Provide each student with experiences in the application of current tools and professional practices stressing analysis, design, development, and management principles
  • Instill in each student an appreciation for the roles of collaboration, lifelong learning, ethical standards, and diversity in solving technological problems of industry and society
  • Instill in each student the desire to become a contributing member of their community and profession
  • Ensure graduates have the requisite leadership, communication and technical skills to compete in the regional, national, and global marketplace
  • Be a technical resource for regional businesses and industries

What kind of courses will I take?

The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Computer Engineering courses available on our campus.

Introduction of microprocessors and microcomputer systems through the study of their hardware and software. Topics include processor architectures, instruction sets, interfacing, interrupts, and assembly language programming.

An introduction to basic concepts of operating systems, common to most computer systems, that interface the machine with upper-level programs. This course will introduce processes such as processing unit, process management, concurrency, communication, memory management and protection, and file systems.

Basic theoretical and practical principles of solid-state devices and their application to fundamental electronic circuits, such as power supplies and small-signal amplifiers. Emphasis is placed on analysis and design of linear circuits.


Computer Engineering Techology Links

These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Computer Engineering Technology Program, and the world of Computer Engineering Technology as a whole.

Division of Engineering Technology

Degree Requirements (.pdf)

IEEE Computer Society

Computer Research Association

Association for Computing Machinery

Jobs in Computer Engineering

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Last Reviewed: January 10, 2012