*The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Weining Feng, PhD, Coordinator
The main focus of the Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology degree program is the application of computer technology and modern electronics to industrial process control and instrumentation systems. As such, the program produces graduates who:
- have a sound foundation in the analysis, design, testing, and implementation of instrumentation and control systems;
- are proficient in applying their knowledge (in mathematics, sciences, and engineering), and standard tools, especially computer software and hardware tools, to technical problem solving;
- are all-around individuals with strong social skills, able to work in team environments, competent in communication and information presentation, and with a strong sense of professionalism;
- are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning.
Control and instrumentation engineering technology has its basis in computer technology, electrical/electronic systems and communication systems. Control and instrumentation specialists are among the most sought-after personnel in the Houston area due to the growing demand from process industries (petrochemical and oil refining), power companies, and energy industries. The broad technical background of control and instrumentation graduates opens up bright employment prospects.
General Requirements for Graduation in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology (CIET)
In addition to UHD general requirements for graduation, the CIET program requires that all candidates pursuing a degree in CIET can have no more than two grades of “D” in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. All engineering technology (ENGR, ET, and EET) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
- Graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline of control and instrumentation engineering technology;
- Graduates will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline of control and instrumentation engineering technology;
- Graduates will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- Graduates will have an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- Graduates will have an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams