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MTEC Degree: Specialization in Computer Technology

Computer  Technology

The Computer and Electronics Technology option allows students to take advanced electronics, computer hardware, and technology management courses. The program prepares students to be successful and to advance within electronics and/or computer related careers in business, government, and industry.

The program provides a broad-based educational experience that prepares students for administrative, managerial, operational, and technical positions in electronic and computer academic disciplines. It includes a combination of courses emphasizing technical knowledge, skills, and practical experience along with courses focused on technology management principles and concepts.

This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in computer/electronic-related positions who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Computer and Electronics are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

Core Courses

Twelve credit hours of Technology core courses are required.

Computer and Electronics Technology Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework should be taken from the following list:

  • TECH    53026 - Microprocessor Systems
  • TECH    53221 - Digital Control Systems and Instrumentation
  • TECH    63010 - Computer Hardware
  • TECH    63020 - Fiber Optic Systems
  • TECH    63040 - Electronic Communications
  • TECH    63070 - Computer Hardware Design & Integration
  • TECH    66380 - Advanced Networking
  • TECH    66382 - Network Security
  • TECH    66384 - Computer Forensics

Additional Requirements/Limitations

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in TECH or AERN courses.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A maximum of four credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of nine credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • Six credits total for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.
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