Computer Engineering Technology, BSET (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under "Lowell Institute Programs."

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology degree offers students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and strengths to become technicians and technical leaders in the design, implementation, integration, and support of computer-based and network systems that are critical to the achievement of enterprise, project, research, and business goals. In this increasingly interconnected world, technicians with the ability to understand, link, and integrate computer hardware, software, and networks, and who can evolve systems as needs change, are in demand.

This focused bachelor’s degree includes courses in technical literacy, mathematics, engineering graphics, network and data analysis, software development, and electromechanical systems. Program course work will assist students preparing for examinations leading to professional certifications.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 127 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

Core Courses

20 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
GET 1100Introduction to Engineering and Technology3
ENG 3105
and ENG 3106
Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
and Lab for ENG 3105
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
Course satisfying Understanding Societies and Institutions core3
PHL 2140Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering3

Foundation Courses

36 semester hours required

GET 1150Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design3
GET 2100Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis3
EET 2000
and EET 2001
Circuits 1
and Lab for EET 2000
EET 2100
and EET 2101
Circuits 2
and Lab for EET 2100
MET 2100Mechanics 1: Statics3
MET 2200Mechanics 2: Dynamics3
PHY 1200
and PHY 1201
Physics 1
and Lab for PHY 1200
PHY 2200
and PHY 2201
Physics 2
and Lab for PHY 2200
MTH 2100Calculus 13
MTH 2105Calculus 23

Major Required Courses

31 semester hours required

CET 2200Data Structures and Algorithms3
CET 4240Software Engineering3
CET 3100Computer Networking and Communications Technology3
CET 3000Computer Operating Systems3
CET 32003
CET 2300Object-Oriented Programming3
EET 3300
and EET 3301
Digital Logic
and Lab for EET 3300
EET 3400
and EET 3401
Digital Electronics
and Lab for EET 3400
MTH 2400Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics3


21 semester hours required

Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:12
Complete 9 semester hours from the following subject areas:9

Capstone Experience

9 semester hours required

GET 2200Engineering Economy3
GET 4840Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal2
GET 4850Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution4

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 10 semester hours of open electives to reach 127 semester hours.