Network Engineering

The focus of this program is Web/network engineering and the components that encompass Web/network performance.  Students graduating from this program will be capable of managing people, resources, and processes to implement complex Internet Protocol (IP), networks (e.g. Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, Land Mobile Radio Networks, and Life Safety Networks) found in various technical and non-technical organizations.  The program provides an educationally sound learning path to simplify the seemingly complex components that comprise  network/Web integration, network/Web  operating systems,  network/Web security, network/Web systems management (e.g. Standard Network Management Protocol/SNMP), project management, and enterprise          change management.  The core curriculum will provide a unique combination of interdisciplinary study in network/Web engineering, computer science and business management (e.g. Project management and Change management), which will allow students to achieve an expert level of knowledge and skill to apply converged network technology.  Students will appreciate the integration of
appropriate levels of theory and applied curriculum to enjoy both academic and career success.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements

To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Applied Information Technology degree with the Network Engineering option, students must complete a minimum of 137 semester credit hours. The required courses are CIT 110, 111, 112, 120, 136, 137, 200, 211, 212, 220, 255, 310, 311, 312, 411, 412, 451, 453, and 481 or 497 or 499. In addition to the required CIT courses, students must also complete 3 hours of Technical electives and the support courses:  COS 314, 410, and 484. Students must also complete the 48 University required liberal Studies credits, MAT 115, and 6 semester credit hours of free elective. The University oral requirement will be satisfied with the completion of CIT 497.