Student Outcomes

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Engineering Technology program is to prepare computer engineering technicians to pursue careers in the design, fabrication, and maintenance of digital systems. The program focuses on the theory and application of computer hardware and software. Students in this program study electric/electronic circuit analysis, digital circuits design and analysis, programming in multiple computer languages, microprocessor/microcontroller interfacing, digital communication, and computer networks. Graduates are employed in areas such as computer hardware/software development and testing, digital systems design and testing, computer network installation and maintenance, and computer systems installation and maintenance.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, Computer Engineering Technology students are expected to:

  • EO-1. attain successful and productive computer engineering technology or related careers with attention to ethical standards and effective communication;
  • EO-2. engage in life-long learning activities, such as continued studies and/or professional workshops and conferences;
  • EO-3. engage in professional service, such as participation in a professional society and/or community service

Our department periodically reviews these objectives and as part of this review process, encourages comments from all interested parties: current students, alumni, prospective students, faculty, teaching assistants, those who hire or admit our graduates to other programs, members of related professional organizations, and colleagues from other educational institutions. Please send comments to our program coordinator, Janet Sykes, jsykes@southwest.tn.edu.

Program/Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes must support ETAC/ABET Engineering Technology criteria a-i and ETAC/ABET Computer Engineering Technology outcomes.

(ETAC/ABET Engineering Technology Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Technology Programs, http://www.abet.org/etac-criteria-2014-2015/)

The Computer Engineering Technology student will have demonstrated the following attributes upon graduation:

  • PO-1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion a
  • PO-2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion b
  • PO-3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion c
  • PO-4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion d
  • PO-5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion e
  • PO-6. 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. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion f
  • PO-7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion g
  • PO-8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion h
  • PO-9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion i
  • PO-10. a knowledge of the application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion CET-a
  • PO-11. a knowledge of 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. Covers ETAC/ABET criterion CET-b

Our department periodically reviews these outcomes and as part of this review process, encourages comments from all interested parties: current students, alumni, prospective students, faculty, teaching assistants, those who hire or admit our graduates to other programs, members of related professional organizations, and colleagues from other educational institutions. Please send comments to our program coordinator, Janet Sykes, jsykes@southwest.tn.edu.

Last updated: January 26, 2016