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Make a name for yourself as a leader with highly marketable skills with the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology (CET) degree from the University of West Alabama. This major is the only one of its kind in Alabama and offers an optional component in Electrical Engineering Technology (EET). As a student, you will receive personalized instruction from Ph.D. faculty and industry leaders with real-world computer engineering technology experience to ensure you graduate prepared for the career you want.

As a computer engineering technology major, you'll explore cybersecurity, network administration, operating systems, risk management, hacking prevention techniques and more. Eleven (11) of the program's courses align with the industry certifications and prepare you for additional certifications after graduation, including CompTIA Cloud, Network, Security, Ethical Hacking, Linux, and Microsoft Office. The program curriculum also includes a combination of computer, technology, engineering theory, and hands-on approach in labs with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to the 45 hours of CET courses, you will build skills in EET including Allen-Bradley and Siemens programmable control systems and gain 45 hours of hands-on training.

Choose one of the most affordable universities in Alabama and graduate with the expertise required for career success as a cybersecurity analyst, network security or network infrastructure engineer, server manager, information systems director and more.

Online B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology now available.

View the full computer engineering technology curriculum here.


  • Network Maintenance and Support
  • Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking
  • Cybersecurity and Risk Management
  • Internship

Career Opportunities

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Network Manager
  • Information Technician
  • Server Manager
  • Senior Designer
  • Information Systems Director
  • Software Technician
  • PC Technician

Contact Information

Divsion of Engineering Technology contact: cist@uwa.edu or 205-652-3666.

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