Computer Engineering Technology (BS)

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Design, develop, and maintain computer systems and networks for careers in industrial processes, computerized manufacturing, or instrumentation and controls, with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering technology at Indiana State.

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering Technology at Indiana State?

Computer Engineering Technology focuses on the design, implementation, integration, and support of computer-based and network systems critical to the achievement of initiatives, projects, research, and business goals. The field is essential in today's tech-driven world and offers career prospects in software development, cybersecurity, and hardware design, and related fields. 

Earn a Degree in Line with Industry Standards

Indiana State's Computer Engineering Technology program is distinctive in its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical experience and extracurricular activities that prepare you for a rewarding career.

The program combines academic study with technical laboratory instruction that offers practical experiences in line with current industry standards. You will gain hands-on experience using modern productivity tools such as design, analysis, control, and diagnostic tools.

Internships and co-ops provide opportunities to earn academic credit, supplement income, and gain valuable work experience. Approximately 85 percent of students who participate are offered full-time employment by the partnership company after graduation.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field.   

The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention.

Our faculty’s vision is for you to enter the job market with specific skill sets that enable you to launch your career with a well-paid professional position in today’s globalized workplace.

Enrich Your Learning with Great Resources and Opportunities

Your coursework will be centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with the latest equipment and technology.

In addition, you may participate in activities and organizations that enable you to interact with other students and professionals in the industry, including ISA (the International Society of Automation) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). 

What You’ll Learn in the Computer Engineering Technology Program

Coursework follows a logical sequence from basic concepts to highly technical principles, with emphasis in:

  • Computer engineering technology 
  • Programming  
  • Data communications and Networking 
  • Digital Design 
  • Economic analysis for engineering and technology 
  • Information technology (from an infrastructure perspective) 
  • Database and Data processing  
  • Microcontroller and Internet of Things 
  • Project management

Several other professional courses will help you develop managerial skills. Many students increase their employment opportunities by adding a minor in mathematics or business, or by earning a second bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology or computer science.


Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

Transfer Guidelines

Note: The University has transfer agreements with Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University that allow for seamless transfer of credits to the Computer Engineering Technology Program.

Career Possibilities for Computer Engineering Technology Majors

Our graduates obtain professional positions in areas including: computer applications in industrial processes; computerized manufacturing; instrumentation and controls, and technical sales and field service.

Alumni have worked for such globally recognized companies as North American Lighting, Cummins, Inc, Eli Lily and Company, Allen-Bradley, John Deere, Delco Electronics, Merck Chemical, Siemens Corporation, and TRW, among many others. 

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Real-World Experiences Lead to Dream Career

Sycamore grad Cara Lawrence, ’23, gained real-world experience through internships as part of her computer engineering technology and electronics engineering technology double major. These opportunities, in addition to practical class projects and her professors’ mentorship, helped prepare her for a career as a test engineer.

Learn more about Cara’s experience.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Computer Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET