Overview


Career Paths

Agricultural
City, County, State
Defense
Electronics
Govenrment
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
 

Curriculum

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.

 

Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGR 100 (3) E T 182 (3) E T 255 (3) E T 362 (3) E T 339 (3) E T 439 (3) E T 464 (4) E T 410 (1)
E T 160 (3) C S 172 (3) E T 262 (3) E T 344 (3) BCIS 350 (3) E T 463 (3) A ST 311 (3) E T 435 (3)
ENGL 111G (4) COMM 265G (3) E T 280 (3) TE (3) Upper-Division
Business Elective (3)
(See Above)
E T 477 (3) I E 451 (3) E T 458 (3)
Choose one (3-4)
ENGL 218G (3) Area III (4)
(See Above):
Choose one
Biology
or
Chemistry
or
Physics
Area III (4)
(See Above):
Choose one
Biology
or
Chemistry
or
Physics
Choose one (3)
BCIS 480 (3) VWW(3)
(See Above)
VWW(3)
(See Above)
Choose one (3)
Area IV
or
Area V
or
Area VI
(See Above)
Choose one (3-4)
Choose one (3)
Area IV
or
Area V
or
Area VI
(See Above)
Choose one (3)
Area IV
or
Area V
or
Area VI
(See Above)
Choose one (3)
TE (3) TE (3) TE (3)
             
16-17 16-17 16 16 15-16 15 15 13
              GRAND TOTAL: 120-123

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Minors & Concentrations

Information Engineering Technology offers the following concentrations:

  • Security Technology

Accreditation

The civil engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

 

 

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way. And are further defined below:

1. Student graduates will be proficient in the following technologies:

  • Coding
  • Computing Infrastructure
  • Database
  • Information Security
  • Networks
  • Operating Systems
  • Web

2. Student graduates will continue their professional training and adapt to changes in the workplace though additional education, formal or informal.

3. Student graduates will show an awareness of ethical, societal and professional responsibilities.

Student graduates in the NMSU Information Engineering Technology program will have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of Information Engineering Technology; including::

  • The analysis, design, testing, maintenance, security, operation and documentation for facilities* involved in the process and transfer of information in information engineering technologies.
  • The applied knowledge of electronics, electrical components, computer architecture, and infrastructure including applications of computer systems, communications and digital signal propagation needed in data transport.
  • The use of mathematics including statistics, probability, discrete, Boolean, algebra, trigonometry and calculus for supporting the analysis, design, and maintenance of facilities* that process and transfer information.
  • Project management techniques and teamwork necessary for design and implementation of facilities* that process and transfer information and the effective use of communication skills to prepare and present technical reports, memos, and presentations.

    *Facilities are defined to include operating systems, networks, media, databases, computers, security and information technology systems.
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Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with an IET emphasis will exhibit the skills and characteristics specified under the Department’s Program Outcomes. These Outcomes will be evaluated via the following Assessment Tools:

1. Senior capstone courses

A senior capstone courses is an assessment tools for the IET, being ET 435. Class Assessment Forms for these classes are the assessment tools.

2. Performance in specific components of student work

This measure includes extracting specific categories of student work from several classes in order to measure an outcome. For example, the lab portion from several classes is used to measure outcome laboratory and field testing, working in teams, communication and evaluating engineering materials. Class Assessment Forms for specific classes are the assessment tools. 3. Performance in activity or service based learning (club functions/competitions/conferences/projects)Students in the ICET program are active in several regional and national engineering organizations and competitions. These include: Associated Schools of Construction Students Bidding Competition and Aggies Without Limits.

4. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

This national exam is used to measure those outcomes dealing with basic knowledge, skills, analysis and design. ICET students are compared to their peers on each of the topics covered in the exam.

5. Senior competency exam

The IET Senior Competency Exam (similar to the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam) covers topics from classes up through, but not including, the senior year. The exam is primarily conceptual with calculations needed on 15% of the problems.

6. Certification Tests

Several certification opportunities present themselves to students during their time in the IET Program. Results from these certification tests are used to measure outcomes which deal with field testing, laboratory skills, quality and lifelong learning.

 


Faculty

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Barbara Gamillo

Associate Department Head
IET Program Coordinator

 

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Philip Braker

Associate Department Head
ICT Program Coordinator

 

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Michael Morrell

ICT/IET
Assistant Professor

 

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Rolfe Sassenfeld

ECET Coordinator
Master’s Program Coordinator

 

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Cayden Wilson

ECET
Assistant Professor

 


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