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A Model Of Undergraduate Computer Networking Education

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.36.1 - 5.36.7



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Paul I-Hai Lin

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Session 3248

A Model of Undergraduate Computer Networking Education

Paul I-Hai Lin, Hal Broberg Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne


The computer networking education offered by the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will prepare students for hardware/software jobs related to computer networking, network system administration, and Internet-based information systems. It includes courses in computer operating system basics (DOS, UNIX, Windows and Windows NT), C programming language and applications, data communications, local area networks and network systems administration (UNIX and Window NT server), wide area network design, and topics in computer networking including experimental, applied, and/or practical projects. In this paper, we discuss an A.S. degree in computer engineering technology (computer networking concentration), program rationale, certificate program, and networking courses.

I. Introduction

Over the last two decades, electrical and electronics engineering technology departments around the United States have increasingly been faced with the problems of trying to keep up with rapid advances in computer technology, which requires more technical courses and material in the already overburdened curricula. The Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Department at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) was changed to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) in the fall of 1996. The ECET department attempted to enhance courses related to modern computer engineering technology and yet continue to emphasize the traditional EET program. In recent years, the ECET department developed many new courses including CPET 181 Computer Operating Systems Basics, CPET 281 Local Area Networks, CPET 284 Networking Security, CPET 384 Wide Area Networks Design, EET 382 C++ Object-Oriented Programming Language with Industrial Applications, EET 355 Introduction to Data Communications, EET 466 Windows Programming for Industrial Applications, and CPET 499 Java Computing and Networking for Industrial Applications.

In attempting to redesign our curricula in order to satisfy the demand from students, employers, and the advance of technology, we have developed a specialized A.S. degree program called Computer Engineering Technology (computer networking concentration) as well as a certificate program in Computer Networking.

Lin, P. I., & Broberg, H. (2000, June), A Model Of Undergraduate Computer Networking Education Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8573

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