Computer Technology (CPT/CMPT)
Administered By: Department of Engineering Technology

Chairperson Rockland
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Chairperson Ronald H. Rockland
Coordinator David J. Lubliner

     Computer Technology (CPT) is an interdisciplinary program which combines courses mainly in Engineering Technology, Computer Science and Management. The program also provides a background in mathematics and science which is sufficient to allow students to go on to graduate school. It is designed as a continuation of an associate's degree program in computer science, computer programming, computer networking, or computer software. This program prepares the student for careers as a computer application programmer, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software specialist, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications.    

Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an associate’s degree in a program of computer studies, such as computer science, computer technology, computer software or computer networking.     

A maximum of 64 semester hour credits may be transferred into this program, and students need most of the following courses: Calculus I, Science such as biology, botany, chemistry, geology or physics, Communications, Economics / Accounting , Physical Education , Introduction to Programming, Data Structures / Advanced High Level Language Programming, Operating Systems (DOS, Windows, Unix) and Database Concepts with SQL (Access, dBase, Visual Basic).  Students are expected to have some knowledge of C++ or another object oriented language.Students with less than 64 credits or with deficiencies in the above subject areas are considered on a case by case basis. 

B.S. in Engineering Technology (Computer Technology Option) 131 credits 9
B.S. in Engineering Technology (Computer Technology Option) (131 credits)
1st Semester:

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.

hum101,{Science Elective; Phys/Chem/Biol/A&P;3-0-3},{Elective;Science Lab;1-0-0},{math138|math135},frshsem,cs106
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  Science Elective (Phys/Chem/Biol/A&P) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Science Lab) (1-0-0) 
 Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3) or
 Math 135Calculus for Business (3-0-3)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
  CS 106Roadmap to Computing Engineers (3-0-3)
2nd Semester: hum102,{Science Elective; Phys/Chem/Biol/A&P;3-0-3},{Elective;Science Lab;1-0-0},{cs113|cs115},it201,{Elective;Technical Elective;3-2-3},et101
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
  Science Elective (Phys/Chem/Biol/A&P) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Science Lab) (1-0-0) 
 CS 113Introduction to Computer Science (3-0-3) or
 CS 115Intro. to CS I in C++ (3-0-3)
  IT 201Information Design Techniques (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical Elective) (3-2-3) 
  ET 101Introduction to Engineering Technology (0-2-1)
1st Semester:
{Elective;EPS 202 or Rutgers Equivalent;3-0-3},{Elective;Free Elective;3-0-3},{hum211|hum212|hist213},it202,it120,{Elective;Technical Elective;3-0-3}
  Elective (EPS 202 or Rutgers Equivalent) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free Elective) (3-0-3) 
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  IT 202Internet and Applications (3-0-3)
  IT 120Introduction to Network Technology (3-3-3)
  Elective (Technical Elective) (3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: {Elective;Free Elective;3-0-3},econ201,{Specialization;IT Security/Medical Informatics;3-0-3},{Specialization;IT Security/ Medical Informatics;3-0-3},is331,{Elective;Technical Elective;3-0-3}
  Elective (Free Elective) (3-0-3) 
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
  Specialization (IT Security/Medical Informatics) (3-0-3) 
  Specialization (IT Security/ Medical Informatics) (3-0-3) 
  IS 331Database Design Management and Applications (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical Elective) (3-0-3) 

1st Semester:

  CPT 310Computer Design Fundamentals for Computer Technology (2-2-3)
  CPT 330Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology I (2-2-3)
  CPT 341Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology (2-2-3)
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
 Math 112Calculus II (4-1-4) or
 Math 346Mathematics of Finance I (3-0-3) or
 Elective (Technical) (3-0-3) 
  MIS 345Management of Information Systems (3-0-3)
2nd Semester cpt315,cpt335,math305,{mnet416|mrkt330},{mnet414|fin315},{Humanities Elective;(Lit/Hist/Phil/STS:GUR;3-0-3}[s2]
  CPT 315Computer Architecture for Computer Technology (2-2-3)
  CPT 335Networks Applications for Computer Technology I (2-2-3)
  Math 305Statistics for Technology (3-0-3)
 MNET 416Production Scheduling (3-0-3) or
 Mrkt 330Principles of Marketing (3-0-3)
 MNET 414Industrial Cost Analysis (3-0-3) or
 Fin 315Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (3-0-3)
  Humanities Elective ((Lit/Hist/Phil/STS:GUR) (3-0-3) 
1st Semester:
cpt401,cpt430,cpt440,{mgmt480|mrkt360},om375,{Elective;Capstone Seminar:GUR 3-0-3}
  CPT 401Senior Project (0-4-2)
  CPT 430Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology II (2-2-3)
  CPT 440Visual Basic Applications for Engineering Technology (2-2-3)
 Mgmt 480Managing Technology and Innovation (3-0-3) or
 Mrkt 360Internet Marketing (3-0-3)
  OM 375Management Science (3-0-3)
  Elective (Capstone Seminar:GUR 3-0-3) 
2nd Semester: cpt435,cpt450,{Elective;Science course in Physics or Chemistry;3-0-3},{Elective;Free;3-0-3}
  CPT 435Networks Applications for Computer Technology II (2-2-3)
  CPT 450Computer Graphics for Computer Technology (2-2-3)
  Elective (Science course in Physics or Chemistry) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Free) (3-0-3) 

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Science GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: English (Eng); history (Hist); literature (Lit); philosophy (Phil); science, technology, and society (STS); social science (SS); or theater (Thtr). Students may also satisfy this requirement with Architectural History IV (Arch 382) or by taking an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark. The department recommends engineering technology majors take Eng 352 to fulfill this requirement.

Lit/Hist/Phil/STS GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: literature; history; philosophy; or science, technology, and society (STS); or an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark.

Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Science GUR: All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: HSS 403, HSS 404, HSS 405, HSS 406, HSS 407, HSS 408, HSS 409. Students enrolled in the honors college take one from HSS 491H-499H

Suggested Technical Electives An upper division course in Computer Science or Information Science, which provides in depth study in the student's area of interest. It must be approved by the student's advisor before registration.


Catalog and curricula information approved by the relevant academic department.