Computer Engineering - Network Technology Bachelor's Degree

If you are interested and passionate about network maintenance, a bachelor's degree in computer engineering network technology might be for you. This article looks at the common coding and programming courses in a bachelor's program, along with career paths in IT and networking. Schools offering Cisco Network Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Does a Computer Engineering: Network Technology Bachelor's Degree Program Entail?

If you are looking to find a program covering both areas, you may need to enroll in a computer engineering program that also offers a concentration in network technology. The main focus of this program is to train you how to build, program, develop, control and maintain computer systems. Through these programs, you may develop a familiarity with microprocessors, logic design and circuit boards as a means to build complex computer architectures.

The network technology portion of your program can train you to combine programming algorithms, data structures, communication protocol and systems design to provide secure network systems. By the end of your education, you may also understand how to program for the Internet and prepare for digital information transmission.

Skills LearnedBuilding, programming, controlling, and maintenance of computers
Course TopicsSystems analysis, network programming, error control coding, network design
Career OptionsProgrammer, network specialist, help desk, IT specialist

What Courses Can I Expect?

All bachelor's degree programs will require you to complete general education courses. Your program may require you to take computer engineering courses covering graphical engineering, computer mechanics, computer design, solid state devices, digital systems, data types and systems analysis. Network systems courses may cover topics in network administration, network programming, network information systems, error control coding, telecommunications and network design.

Since a major focus of this program involves hands-on experience, you won't be able to find any schools with distance education options. In addition to becoming proficient in various types of operating systems, you may also learn how to setup wide and local area networks. For additional hands-on experience, you may find that some programs offer laboratory courses and internship opportunities.

What Can I Do With My Education?

Earning a bachelor's degree in this field may qualify you for careers as a:

  • Computer programmer
  • Network specialist
  • Help desk worker
  • Information technology specialist

If you intend on pursuing additional education, you may be interested in a computer engineering graduate degree program. Some schools also provide programs that can combine the education found in both bachelor's and master's level programs.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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