Bachelor of Science – Computer Engineering Technology

Overview

Prepare yourself for an exciting career in computer science or engineering tech fields with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of the Virgin Islands. With knowledge in micro processing design, electronics theory, and circuit design you will be prepared to enter and excel in the computer science and engineering tech fields.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM?

The online computer engineering technology degree program was designed to teach  technical problem identification and analysis; problem solving or system design in a variety of technical roles; project management skills, ethical conduct, social awareness and teamwork.

WHAT CAREERS CAN I PURSUE WITH AN ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE?
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology online degree program will prepare you to enter the field as a professional engineering technologist, engineering assistant, or electronics engineering technician.

HOW LONG IS THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM?
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management Technology online degree program from start to finish is designed to be completed in 38 months however, it could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term. The total program credit hours are 120.

HOW MUCH WILL THE ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM COST?
The undergraduate rate is $434 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When Can I Start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are. Contact us at online@uvi.edu to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology Program Outcomes

After successfully completing UVI’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, electronics engineering and technology to engineering technology problems
  • Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined technical problems
  • Design electronic systems, components or processes for broadly defined problems
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Apply written, oral and graphical communication
  • Address professional, ethical, social and global responsibilities and issues
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
ELT 3970 Digital Electronics/lab 4
ELT3970 Digital Electronics/lab (CSC1160 & ELT 4020) – This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
ELT4040 Microprocessor Systems Engineering/lab 4
ELT4040 Microprocessor Systems Engineering/Lab (ELT3970) – This course provides a systems-level understanding of the 80X86 microprocessor and its hardware and software. A solid foundation is built which students can develop further as they gain more experience. Intel architecture microprocessor families are covered: 8088, 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, and the latest Pentium processors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write, and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. Includes one (1) lab credit.
ELT 2020 Advanced Microprocessors/lab 4
Advanced Microprocessors/lab (ELT4040) – This course is designed to give the student an overview of the hardware and software features of the Motorola 68000 microprocessor. The course uses a hands-on, lecture-lab approach by incorporating the text lessons with practical application of the theory using a 68000 Single Board Computer (SBC) Emulator.
ELT 4050 Modern Digital Design/lab 4
Modern Digital Design/lab (ELT 3970) – An intermediate course in digital logic design. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic, logic families, MSI logic circuits, and digital/analog interfacing.
CSC 1160 Programming Essentials 3
CSC1160 Programming Essentials – This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
CSC2150 Computer Networks 3
CSC2150 Computer Networks – This course provides an introduction to networking technologies. Throughout this course, you will learn about local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), protocols, topologies, transmission media, protocol stacks and wireless technology.
CSC 1170 Programming in C 4
CSC1170 Programming in C CSC 2010 – This course is an introduction to programming using C. Topics include flow of control, functions and structured programming, pointers, arrays and file manipulation.
CSC 1180 Programming in C++ 4
Programming in C++ (CSC 2010) – This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing, and data structures.
ELT 4020 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4020 Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab (MAT1400) – This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current, and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab 4
ELT4010 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab – This course is a continuation of ELT4020. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
ELT 3980 Electronics I/Lab 4
ELT3980 Electronics I/Lab (ELT4010) – This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models, and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
ELT 3990 Electronics II/Lab 4
ELT3990 Electronics II/Lab(ELT3980) – This course is the second in a two part sequence on electronic devices. Building on the principles of transistor operation in the first electronics course, this course continues with the analysis of power amplifiers, emitter followers, and differential amplifiers. JFETs and MOSFETs are also introduced. The performance of amplifiers is considered based on the frequency response. Exposure to the basics of operational amplifiers is introduced as preparation for optional further course work in op-amps. The course concludes with a treatment of oscillators and power supplies.
ELT 3030 Circuit Analysis 4
ELT3030 Circuit Analysis (ELT4010 & MAT 2420) – This course addresses advanced circuit theory, providing a strong foundation in engineering analysis. Topics covered include network theorems, time-domain circuit analysis using differential equations, and the sinusoidal steady-state. More advanced techniques for circuit analysis using Laplace transforms and the Fourier series and transforms are also covered.
ELT 4060 Signals & Systems Theory/Lab 4
ELT4060 Signals & Systems Theory/Lab (PHY 2120) – This course covers the theory and problem-solving skills required for the analysis of linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data provide concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Both continuous and discrete-time signals and systems are covered. Topics include Fourier analysis, convolution, filters and applications, modulation, sampling, signal reconstruction, Laplace transform, z-transform, and linear feedback systems. Software simulations are used to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
ELT 4070 Technical Project Management 3
ETL4070 Technical Project Management – Introduction to the management of engineering projects. The design review process is presented as well as techniques for determination of requirements. Topics also include the product development life cycle, scheduling techniques, teamwork, and continuous improvement. A proposal for a senior project is the outcome of the course. To be taken in the senior year.
ELT 3020 Capstone Project 3
ELT3020 Capstone Project (ELT4070) – This course is a continuation of the project management course. The approved project proposal is executed through the design, building, testing, and presentation stages.
Program Core 60
Program Electives 7
Open Electives 0
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
Student Success – This course provides introduction and orientation to the nature of University education, functions and resources. Topics assist students obtain the necessary skills to attain their educational objectives. Emphasis is on Group process. 1 credit
COM1200 Introduction Public Speaking 3
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking – This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization/ delivery. Topics include effective introductions, conclusions and control over nervousness. In addition, students practice informative and persuasive speeches.
ENG1200 English Composition I 3
ENG 1200 English Composition I – The writing course that develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the intense text readings.
ENG2020 Technical Writing 3
ENG2020 Technical Writing – This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process. Students will analyze readings and practice writing for personal and professional applications. This course satisfies the General Education requirement.
PHI2000 Critical Thinking 3
PHI2000 Critical Thinking – This course examines critical thinking. Students learn the core skills of effective thinking then analyze argumentative processes, in order to identify weaknesses in thinking and overcome them. With a focus on critical reading, as well as critical thinking, this course prepares students to engage actively with their studies and in society.
GEN2990 General Education Capstone 3
GEN2990 General Education Capstone – This is the capstone coursework for the Virgin Islands general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, this course helps students’ bridge the gap between broadbased learning and discipline-specific education. Second, the course highlights and incorporates specific skills and knowledge attained through general studies and may assist students achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined. Furthermore, students may better comprehend how to draw and apply information from experience thus leading them to become more actively engaged and socially aware citizens of various communities.
ELT 2010 Engineering and Ethics 3
ELT2010 Engineering and Ethics – This course places a strong emphasis upon internet research of case studies, professional codes of ethics and additional tools for solving engineering ethics problems. The professional role that engineering and engineering technologists have to ethically serve society is an underlying theme.
MAT 1400 College Algebra 3
College Algebra – This course provides an essential introduction to those aspects of algebra and function theory that are essential to the study of higher mathematics. The course introduces the basic concepts of radicals, equations and inequalities (both linear and quadratic), coordinate geometry and graphing techniques and exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn the basic concepts through examples with practical applications.
MAT 1430 Pre-Calculus 3
Pre-Calculus (MAT 1400) – An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
MAT 2410 Applied Calculus I 4
Applied Calculus I (MAT1430) – The course provides an introduction to calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, concavity, applications of the derivative, integration, applications of integrations, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integrating using parts and substitutions.
MAT 2420 Applied Calculus II 4
Applied Calculus II (MAT 2410) – An advanced Calculus course on integration, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conic sections, dot and cross products, quadratic surfaces, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus.
PHY 2110 Physics I 4
Physics I (MAT 1430) – This course provides an introduction to college physics, using an algebra-based approach. It is intended for students majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including kinematics and dynamics in 1D and 2D motion, forces and Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple and harmonic motion, fluid dynamics, and temperature and heat. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this to real-world problems of engineering. Includes one (1) lab credit.
PHY 2120 Physics II 4
Physics II (PHY 2110) – This introductory algebra-based physics course is intended for first- and second-year college students, especially those majoring in information systems, software engineering technology, computer science, computer engineering technology, and electronics engineering technology. The course continues Physics I and covers a range of topics, concepts, and theories in general physics including waves and sound, electric forces and electric fields, electric potential energy and the electric potential, electric circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current (ac) circuits, electromagnetic (EM) waves, the wave nature of light including interference, special relativity, and the dual nature of particles and waves. The course also introduces the student to applied physics and applies this knowledge to real-world problems. Includes one (1) lab credit.
BIO 1510 Introduction to life Science 3
Introduction to life Science – This course provides a broad overview of biological processes.
Topics include the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity and species classification. This course relates the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
Humanities 0
Social Sciences 9
Total Required General Education 44
Total General Education Electives 9

Program Snap Shot

Total program Credits 60
Total General Education Credits 44
Total Electives 16
Program total 120

career outlook

This computer engineering technology training will prepare you for management positions in a number of tech fields.

Potential career paths and positions include:

The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $134,730 in May 2016.1

The median annual wage for industrial production managers was $97,140 in May 2016.2

1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/architectural-and-engineering-managers.htm

2 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/industrial-production-managers.htm

Employers can include:

  • Technical services
  • Major manufacturers
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Technology firms
  • Government – local, state and federal