Mar 28, 2023
2022-2023 University Catalog
Computing Infrastructure and Network Engineering Technology, BS
About the Program
The Network Engineering Technology major is part of the Computer and Information Technology program. The Computer and Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The world operates on the back of computers - networks of computers. Whether it is wired or wireless, information must be able to travel the network securely, efficiently and accurately. The network engineering technology major provides the necessary background about hardware and software needs to solve networking problems.
Network Engineering Technology Website
Computer and Information Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (60 credits)
A C- GPA is required across all CNIT courses
Computer and Information Technology Major Courses (48 credits)
Computing Infrastructure Selective (6 credits)
Information Technology Selectives (6 credits)
Any non-required 30000 level or higher CNIT course or EPICS (EPCS): participation in EPICS requires responsibility for an IT component and CIT faculty approval; CGT courses 30000 level or higher
At least three credits must be CNIT courses.
CIT Common Core (42 credits)
Composition Selective (satisfies Written Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Introductory Oral Communication Selective (satisfies Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Calculus I (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Design Thinking (satisfies Information Literacy and Science, Technology & Society Selective for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Behavioral/Social Science Foundational Selective (satisfies Human Culture Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences (BSS)
Three credits required from the Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences (BSS) list in the following link: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html
Lab Science Selective (satisfies Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Science (SCI) - with Lab Component
Three credits required from the Science(SCI) list in the following link: http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html
Verify the course has a lab component when scheduling.
The following courses are typically offered with a lab component:
Accounting Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
AGEC 21700 or ECON 21000: credit can only be used for one of these courses to fulfill a degree requirement.
Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Professional Speaking Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Professional Writing Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Professional IT Experience Requirement
- Professional IT internship (six week minimum duration) or
- 240 hours of IT employment or
- 240 hours of documented volunteer IT work or
- 3 credit hours of approved Service Learning Course from CNIT, EPCS or TDM (or Equivalent) with responsibility for an IT component (3 credit hours minimum)
Globalization Requirement - Credit Hours: 0.00
The globalization requirement will be met by successful completion of CNIT 32000 or CNIT 37100.
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (18 credits)
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 4th Year
- CNIT 31500 - Systems Programming
- Information Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Computing Infrastructure Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Interdisciplinary Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- See Computing Infrastructure and Network Engineering Technology Supplemental Information for courses.
- Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to another CNIT course
- 120 semester credits listed above are required for the Bachelor of Science degree
- 2.0 Cummulative GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
- 2.0 Cummulative GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree
- Any course taken at Purdue can be attempted no more than three times (inclusive of W, WF, WN, I, and IF)
- Courses with the ♦ are essential for the CIT degree critical path to graduation
- Credit cannot be earned for both AGEC 21700 and ECON 21000 to fulfill degree requirements
- Credit cannot be earned for both COM 31400 and COM 31500 to fulfill degree requirements
- A single course may not fulfill multiple requirements within the CIT BS degree
- Co-Curricular Requirements include the following:
- Professional IT Experience
- Globalization requirement
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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