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Computer Engineering Technology

The largest application of computers has nothing to do with the super computers, desktop computers, laptop computers, and smart devices we all think of when computers are mentioned. Most are never seen or recognized because they are embedded in the electronic systems you use every day. Your car contains many embedded computers: in the engine, in the braking system, in the radio, in the dash board. They are in many appliances throughout your home. They control robots and other automation equipment. They are at the core of most medical and healthcare equipment.

When you major in computer engineering technology at Purdue University, you will gain a broad understanding of how microcomputer systems can be designed to sense the environment and control systems that contain them. You will learn about the electrical challenges of interfacing computers to the real world and also the programming techniques used to drive common input and output devices.

Professors work very closely with students while stressing technical expertise, problem-solving skills and project management techniques in their classes and projects. These are traits that will make you very valuable to future employers. The tools familiar to all engineering professionals in industry will be used in your labs every day. You will gain valuable experience with class and team projects as you learn by building and testing computer systems. In the final year of your coursework, you will work on an industry-sponsored project that will help you put your knowledge to work solving a real-world problem.

In short, graduates of this program are professionals who understand the computer and the electronic systems that surround them.

Plan of Study

Computer Engineering Technology Webpage

Transfer to Computer Engineering Technology

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Lindsay Haugland
(765) 494-9039

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Computer Engineering Technology

  •   Test Engineer
  •   Application Engineer
  •   Systems Engineer
  •   Project Engineer

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