Computer Engineering Technology

About the computer engineering technology major

Computer engineering technology students learn to develop and to implement computer applications used every day. From microprocessors to memory systems, software, and PCs—computers have revolutionized the way we live and work. Your knowledge can influence this everyday technology: handheld devices, networks, medical equipment, smartphones, robotics, and more. An engineering technology degree allows you to use new and emerging technology to install, service, and maintain software and hardware, as well as solve problems as part of a larger project.  

Skills and abilities this major develops: troubleshooting; problem solving; math skills; application and design of hardware; conducting and interpreting experiments; utilizing systems and software programs; and installing, servicing, testing, repairing and maintaining computer systems.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Electrical machines
  • Electronics circuit analysis
  • Emerging information, communications, and technologies
  • Industrial control
  • Introduction to microprocessors
  • Java programming

Possible careers

  • Computer network specialist
  • Computer service technician
  • Electrical/electronic tech
  • Electronic equipment representative
  • Security manager

Where could I work?

  • Cummins
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • IBM
  • RPM Technologies
  • U.S. Navy

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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