Information Engineering Technology



Interested in designing, maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation? Information Engineering Technology plays an important role in modern life as it focuses on networking, software, hardware, and troubleshooting to solve many problems and helps businesses stay successful. IET is focused on providing students with technical skills to solve complex problems while providing the theoretical knowledge and skills to analyze, design, and create new technologies.

IET includes all aspects of managing and processing information on all layers of systems within an organization infrastructure (hardware, operating systems, ​applications, ​databases, ​storage, ​servers, ​telecommunication technologies and more). IT engineers look for needs within businesses and fills those needs through computer hardware, software, and networking tools.

IT professionals need to stay abreast of new technology, and they must be very familiar with how to use operating systems and server software, including Linux, Apache, OpenSSL, Windows Server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server and languages such as C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Python and Java.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which seen on the IET Catalogs Page. Degree requirements include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. A typical 4-year degree plan can be seen below.

View Areas
See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses
  • Area I: Communications
  • Area II: Mathematics
  • Area III: Laboratory Sciences
  • Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
  • Area V: Humanities
  • Area VI: Fine Arts
  • TE: See the Technical Electives section for a full list of courses
  • VWW: See the Viewing Wider World section for a full list of courses
  • Elective: Credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. Students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

To get individualized reports and reflect on the academic progress toward the degree, use the STAR Audit Report. This tool can be used to show what credits are missing by using a checklist. This can calculate the GPA and show what kind of courses still need to taken.


Career Paths

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Research & Development

Job Placement Rate is 98%. The Median Starting Salary is $65,000.

  • Information Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT business Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Configuration Manager
  • Technical Consultant
  • Technology Support Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Enterprise Databases Administrator