BS - Industrial Technology, Concentration in Computer Electronics and Network Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Electronics and Computer Technology is designed to prepare students for technical and management careers in business and industry. Computer Electronics and Network Technology prepares you for a career in the networking, communications, electronics, and computer fields. You will gain knowledge, skills, and practical experiences in networking, analog systems, digital systems, telecommunications, control of electronic industrial processes, instrumentation and automation, electronics manufacturing, and microprocessor-based systems design.

This dynamic and changing field applies a broad preparation in industrial practices, electronic test methods and equipment as well as computer and networking hardware and software to solving problems in the networking, communications, electronics, and computer industries. You will apply skills in industrial management, networking and telecommunications, automation technology; microprocessor systems; control systems; analog and digital systems; and computer simulation processes to design, analyze, and solve problems in the manufacturing and implementation of electronic circuits and systems. Graduates of the BSIT in Computer Electronics and Network Technology will be able to:

1. Use a broad understanding of network and communications technologies to solve challenges in wireless networking and communications.

2. Use current programming languages and methods to solve problems in business and industry.

3. Solve network and electronic systems problems in analytical and creative ways.

4. Apply analog and digital communication techniques to a variety of problems in industry.

5. Use computer-aided design and simulation for the development of electronic systems, printed circuit boards, and integrated circuits.

6. Develop and implement software systems for control of industrial processes in electronics and communications.

7. Integrate the processes of instrumentation and automation in the electronics industry.

8. Use skills and knowledge in the control of electronics and networking manufacturing processes, production scheduling and testing.

9. Apply networking and telecommunications theory and management.

10. Design and analyze electronic circuits and systems.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Required in the Major (all courses in preparation, core, and concentration) must be completed with a grade of "C- or better".

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements24
Core Lower Division General Education12
Of the 39 units required by the university, 27 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American CivilizationC1+D26
AMS 001B. American CivilizationC2+D3+US1236
Physical Education
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major20
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
MATH 30 or MATH 30P may be used in lieu of MATH 71
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
Complete one sequence from:
Physics A
PHYS 002A. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
PHYS 002B. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Physics B
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
Students may use PHYS 2B instead of PHYS 51
Requirements of the Major60
To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Computer Electronics and Network Technology, students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in each major and preparation course.
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
CMPE 030. Programming Concepts and Methodology3
TECH 031. Quality Assurance and Control3
TECH 060. Introduction to Electronics3
TECH 065. Networking Theory and Application3
TECH 115. Automation and Control3
TECH 145. Lean Manufacturing3
TECH 190A. Senior Project I3
TECH 190B. Senior Project II3
TECH 198. Technology and CivilizationV3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Computer Electronics and Network Technology (CENT) Concentration21
TECH 062. Analog Circuits3
TECH 063. Digital Circuits3
TECH 160. Microprocessors Theory and Applications3
TECH 163. Telecommunications Systems3
TECH 165. Wireless Communications Technologies3
TECH 167. Control Systems3
TECH 169. Applied Electronic Design3
Technical Electives6
Complete six units from any advisor approved TECH or ENGR courses
Business Minor (required for this major)15
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
BUS5 142. Total Quality Management3
BUS3 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
Complete one course from:
BUS5 141. Procurement and Supply Management3
BUS5 144. Supply Chain Management3
Complete one course from:
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS5 145. Global Operations Strategy3
University Electives1

Total Units:120