Engineering Technology - Information - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Information Engineering Technology (IET) focusing on the study related to “Information Engineering” – its principles, technologies, networks, and applications. It is a vibrant discipline that has a tremendous impact on the economy as well as society. Information Engineering covers the following areas:

  • applied computer programming and coding,
  • solutions involving the creation, use, and administration of database technologies,
  • information communications & networking environments,
  • web and mobile technologies & applications,
  • operating systems technologies,
  • incident response and digital forensics,
  • information security, and
  • system integration.

Given the nature of the content in the IET program, students are expected to be familiar and have access to the following: 

  • a high-speed Internet connection,
  • a sound card, 12G of RAM minimum,
  • a microphone/Webcam,
  • Microsoft Operating System 8.1 or newer and Office ®.

Graduates of the program can expect to enter the workforce with titles that include, but are not limited to Systems or Network Administrator, Project Manager, Database Administrator, Computer Forensics Examiner, Cloud Systems Administrator, and Systems Engineer. 

The Information Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET www.abet.org.

Engineering Technology - Information (No Concentration)

Students must complete all university degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 121 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication (Recommended)3
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1250GTrigonometry & Pre-Calculus 34
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 18
Choose two courses with lab from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 13
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1435Applications of Calculus I3 - 4
or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Viewing A Wider World 16
Departmental/College Requirements
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
BCIS 350Information Systems Analysis and Design3
BCIS 475Database Management Systems3
C S 172Computer Science I4
C S 278Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science3 - 4
or MATH 1531 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
E T 101Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics1
E T 160Windows Fundamentals for IET3
E T 182Introduction to Digital Logic2
E T 255Linux System Administration3
E T 280Web Design and Multimedia3
E T 339Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response3
E T 344Microcomputer Systems3
E T 362Software Technology II3
E T 377Computer Networking I3
E T 410Senior Seminar1
E T 435Senior Project3
E T 439Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response3
E T 458Web Development and Database Applications3
E T 463Enterprise Linux Administration3
E T 464Windows Enterprise Administration3
E T 477Computer Networking II3
ENGR 140Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems4
I E 451Engineering Economy3
ICT 457Introduction to Information Security Technology3
or BCIS 480 E-Commerce Security
MATH 1440Applications of Calculus II 23 - 4
or MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Technical Electives (choose from the list below) 49
Special Topics in Information Technology3
Innovation and Product Development3
Mobile App Programming and Development3
White Hat System Testing3
Introduction to Internet Protocols3
Ethical Hacking3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 3
Total Credits121-124
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.  See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements.

Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit.

*students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the class(es) first.

3

Elective credit may vary based on Math course selection, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However, students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

4

Concentrations and Minors are "optional" educational sequences that students may choose to focus on particular areas related to their major. Concentrations and Minors may often be done without additional credits by judicious use of electives and other optional course requirements.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
C S 172 Computer Science I 4
E T 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics 1
E T 160 Windows Fundamentals for IET 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I (Area I) 1 4
MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (Area II) 1, 3 4
 Credits16
Spring
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 1 3
E T 182 Introduction to Digital Logic 2
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication (Area I) 1 3
ENGR 140 Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems 4
MATH 1435
Applications of Calculus I 2
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3 - 4
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Area V: Humanities 1 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication (Area I) 1 3
E T 255 Linux System Administration 3
E T 280 Web Design and Multimedia 3
MATH 1440
Applications of Calculus II 2
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
3 - 4
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) 1 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 1 3
C S 278
Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
or Introduction to Higher Mathematics
3 - 4
E T 344 Microcomputer Systems 3
E T 362 Software Technology II 3
 Credits16-17
Third Year
Fall
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) 1 4
BCIS 350 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
E T 339 Introduction to Digital Forensics and Incident Response 3
E T 377 Computer Networking I 3
Technical Elective 4 3
 Credits16
Spring
BCIS 475 Database Management Systems 3
E T 439 Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response 3
E T 477 Computer Networking II 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Viewing a Wider World 1 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
A ST 311 Statistical Applications 3
E T 464 Windows Enterprise Administration 3
I E 451 Engineering Economy 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
E T 410 Senior Seminar 1
E T 435 Senior Project 3
E T 458 Web Development and Database Applications 3
E T 463 Enterprise Linux Administration 3
ICT 457
Introduction to Information Security Technology
or E-Commerce Security
3
 Credits13
 Total Credits121-124
1

See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses.  See the Viewing a Wider World section of this catalog for a full list of courses.

2

For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements.

Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit.

*Students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the class(es) first.

3

Elective credit may vary based on Math course selection, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However, students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

4

Concentrations and Minors are "optional" educational sequences that students may choose to focus on particular areas related to their major. Concentrations and Minors may often be done without additional credits by judicious use of electives and other optional course requirements.