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BS Degree - Code #1357

M. Nawaz Khan, Program Coordinator
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The computer engineering technology program will provide you with the cutting-edge industry knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to secure a career as an applied engineer capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks. This is an active, technically oriented program with a focus on computer system hardware and network infrastructure, as well as software development and operating systems. We’ve designed these degrees to prepare you for professional examinations leading to certifications such as the CompTIA A+ and Network+, Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).


  • Both AAS and BS programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer engineering technology program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops and wireless modem cards to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Program Student Learning Outcomes - BS Degree

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  •  The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  •  The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The BS in computer engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics and science using critical thinking and creative skills to solve computer engineering problems.
  • Function professionally with effective communication and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Continuously improve and engage in life-long learning and adapt to a technologically advancing society.
  • Apply knowledge of contemporary issues and anticipate the impact of computer engineering technology solutions on industry and the public.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary to support computer engineering practice.
  • Design computer engineering systems, components or processes to meet industry needs.
  • Design computer engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data to support the problem-solving process and project design.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Computer network technician
  • Computer network systems integrator
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Computer network administrator
  • Computer network engineering technician
  • Computer systems engineering technician

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 83 percent – 67 percent are employed; 16 percent continued their education.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

Computer Engineering Technology (BS) - Enrollment - 33; Graduates - 7

Related Programs

Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Electrical Engineering Technology
Information Technology: Network Administration

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21. 

Recommended: Physics

Hands-On Learning




CISY 1113 Computer Programming I 3
ELET 1202 Intro to Electrical Eng Tech 2
ELET 1133 Digital Logic 3
ELET 1111 Digital Logic Laboratory 1
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3



CISY 2143 Microcomputer Systems I 3
ELET 1142 Electronic Fabrication 2
ELET 1103 Circuit Theory I 3
ELET 1151 Circuit Theory Laboratory 1
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
LITR xxx3 Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective 3



ELET 2103 Electronics Theory I 3
ELET 2151 Electronics Laboratory I 1
ELET 2143 Embedded Controller Fundmtls 3
CISY 4033 Networking I 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3






XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed Elective 3
CISY 4053 Linux/Unix Admin and Scripting 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
SOCI 1193 Marriage & Famly Acrs Wrld Clt 3
PLSC 1043 American Government 3


ELET 5113 Electronic Communications 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
CISY 3238 Internetworking I or other approved Major Elective  3


ELET 7404 Embedded & Real Time Systems 4
MATH xxx4 Upper Division Math Elective 4
CISY 4283 Internetworking II 3
CISY 5203 Network Administration 3
CISY 7013 Network & Host Security 3



BSET 7001 Senior Seminar & Project Des 1
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Technology 3
PHYS 8013 Modern Physics 3
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
CISY 7033 Security Tools 3


BSET 8003 Senior Technical Project 3
CISY 7003 Project Management 3
CISY or ELET xxx3 Computer or Technical Elective 3
CISY 5123 Scientific Programming 3
  xxx3 Upper Level General Education Elective 3

NOTE:  See elective sheet for four-year majors for Gen. Ed. and other types of electives.

Recommended Major Electives:

 ELET 2124    Upper Major Electives (Continued)  
 ELET  2163   CISY 5133
ELET 3103    CISY 5203
ELET 4154    CISY 5233
ELET 4224    CISY 5303
CISY 3193    CISY 5403
CISY 3223   CISY 5613
CISY 3283    CISY 6103
CISY 4003   CISY 6503
CISY  4063   CISY 6703
CISY 4283   CISY 7003
CISY 4423   CISY 7013
CISY 4723   CISY 7023
Upper Major Electives     CISY 7033
ELET 6004   CISY 7203
ELET 6143   CISY 8303
ELET 7104   CISY 8403
      CISY 8503
      ELET/CISY - Directed Study  


  • 126 semester credit hours in eight-semester program
  • 60 semester credit hours of liberal arts and sciences from at least seven of the General Education content groups: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilization, arts, foreign language, and basic communications (must include COMP 1503)
  • Minimum of 45 hours upper division
  • Minimum of 24 hours upper division in major
  • Minimum of 30 hours upper division in residence
  • 2.0 or above cumulative grade point average, and 2.0 or above grade point average in major courses (BSET, CISY, ELET)
  • Approval of department faculty


The Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology is recognized as a "professional degree" that qualifies for experience/education credit toward Professional Engineering (PE) licensure. Graduates from Alfred State's program are allowed six years of the required 12 years of education/experience credit, and are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), formerly called Engineer-in-Training (EIT), examination upon graduation.