Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology contribute in many ways to the technological progress, personal welfare and business success of the world. In fact, these three careers are responsible for many of the advances in our modern civilization. Through their specialties, engineers, computer scientists, and technologists design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, highways, rapid transit systems, and water supplies, and involve themselves in areas of solid-state electronics, computers, electrical equipment, communications, controls, and power distribution systems. They also enter the fields of E-commerce, computer programming, mechanics, thermal science, machinery design, instrumentation, and the development and transmission of power.
Engineers and technologists are creative individuals who use math and basic science to create and improve machines, structures and devices such as alternative fuel vehicles, earthquake-proof buildings, cellular phones and spacecraft. They are vital to the practical interpretation and application of some of today's greatest achievements in business, industry and government. Thanks to their hands-on approach, these professionals continue to produce innovative products and procedures that make our lives easier, more efficient and safer. Their problem-solving skills are integral to our society's success in the new millennium. Computer scientists play a major role in the smooth operation of almost all of our modern conveniences, business transactions, transportation and medical needs. From automated banking systems to state-of-the-art satellites, computer scientists have led the revolutionary changes in contemporary society. Advances in computer science have even benefited the entertainment industry through the ongoing development of video games, digital film and the Internet.
The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or with a Special Option; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology; Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Administration; Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration; and Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications. A minor is available for students majoring in other fields.