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Bachelor of Engineering Information Technology

Get your degree in the fast-growing IT field and get ready for a limitless future!

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online Bachelor of Engineering Information Technology Degree

In the increasingly technology-dependent world of business, a working knowledge of computer and internet operations is highly important when taking on a leadership role within a company. California Intercontinental University offers a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering Information Technology that will provide students with the necessary professional skills in the areas of computer systems and networks, data communication, database management, system analysis and design. Through intensive courses featuring the most current information about technical systems and how they apply to business processes, students earn their degree through applied critical-thinking exercises and analyses that mimic the complex circumstances often faced by professionals in this field.

The Bachelor of Engineering Information Technology is offered with two different areas of focus: Emphasis in Project Management or Emphasis in Networking and Systems Security. Both trajectories will help the student’s ability to demonstrate an understanding of IT business management as well as the student’s analytical skills for making complex decisions related to solving issues with information systems.

Business foundation courses, electives, and general education requirements that teach students how to master the professional abilities needed to succeed. Courses in the finer points of management processes and administrative systems help candidates to hone the specific skill sets that are sought after by employers across various business industries.
For the Emphasis in Project Management, coursework includes effective database management as well as the ins and outs of project schedule organization and management styles. Enterprise Resource Management, an enterprise software system course, covers everything from project implementation to organizational planning and long-term goals.

For the Emphasis in Network and Systems Security, coursework includes managing virtual file systems, performing installation procedures, and configuration of network interfaces. Network Infrastructure and Services introduces the concepts and principles of computer networking, as well as network connectivity and the environmental factors that affect networks. Other courses in this emphasis include Directory Services and Infrastructure, Messaging Infrastructure Management, and Routing and Switching Systems. These essential computer administration skills can be applied across a wide variety of industries.

Due to the widespread influence of technological systems on the business world, graduates with their degree in this focus have a variety of career industries. Almost every company now operates with the use of computer technology, and employers are constantly looking to fill positions in IT for software engineering, development, programming, administration, and analysis. This competitive job market relies on candidates who have bachelor’s degrees to signify their expertise along with the correct knowledge and experience to excel in a career in Engineering Information Technology.

Credits required for degree completion: 120
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 90
Program length: 2 years
Cost per credit: $345
Payment options: Click to view interest-free payment options

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Select and apply appropriate knowledge, skills, and tools associated with engineering technology activities including practical internet skills in organizational settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to exercise and improve managerial decision making.
  • Identify theories, models, and appropriate concepts for analyzing and solving information technology problems.
  • Show sensitivity to professional and ethical responsibilities and a respect for diversity.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of engineering technology solutions in both domestic and global contexts.
Degree Plan BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BEIT)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Foundation/ Core GE Elective/ Specialization
Semester 1
GEN 101 English Composition 3 3
GEN 113 Introduction to Psychology GEN 101 3 3
BUS 215 Business Communications 3 3
Semester 2
GEN 212 Introduction to Philosophy GEN 101 3 3
GEN 104 Mathematics 3 3
IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing GEN 104 3 3
Semester 3
GEN 213 Introduction to World Religions GEN 101 3 3
ECO 215 Survey of Economics 3 3
BUS 201 Business and Society 3 3
Semester 4
GEN 102 US History 3 3
BUS 314 Business Law GEN 103 3 3
MKT 226 Principles of Marketing BUS 201 3 3
Semester 5
GEN 103 US Government 3 3
BUS 416 Business Negotiations GEN 101 3 3
MGT 251 Organizational Behavior 3 3
Semester 6
GEN 112 World History 3 3
ACC 222 Financial Accounting GEN 104 3 3
IST 225 Computer Systems Architecture IST 221 3 3
Semester 7
GEN 105 Algebra GEN 104 3 3
IST 227 Information Technology in Business IST 221 3 3
FIN 224 Principles of Financial Management ACC 222 3 3
Semester 8
BUS 214 Business Statistics GEN 105 3 3
IST 228 Data Communications and Distributed Networks IST 221 3 3
IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management IST 221 3 3
Semester 9
IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology IST 221 3 3
BUS 425 Business Ethics GEN 212 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 10
MGT 328 Process of Management 3 3
IST 346 Computer Security IST 228 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 11
GEN 106 Calculus GEN 105 3 3
MGT 440 Operations Management BUS 214 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 12
IST 423 Information System Analysis Design & Implementation IST 228; IST 234 3 3
MGT 460 Leadership in Organizations MGT 440 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 13
MGT 445 Strategic Management MGT 328 3 3
IST 430 Information Systems Management and Practice IST 221 3 3
Elective/ Specialization 3 3
Semester 14
 IST 447 Software Engineering IST 221 3 3
120 45 30 45

Business Foundation Courses

  • IST 221 Fundamentals of Computing
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • ECO 215 Survey of Economics
  • FIN 224 Principles of Financial Management
  • ACC 222 Financial Accounting

General Electives

  • MKT 226 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 201 Business and Society
  • BUS 214 Business Statistics
  • MGT 328 Process of Management
  • BUS 314 Business Law
  • BUS 416 Business Negotiation
  • MGT 460 Leadership in Organizations
  • BUS 425 Business Ethics
  • MGT 440 Operations Management
  • MGT 445 Strategic Management

General Education Courses

  • GEN 101 English Composition
  • GEN 102 US History
  • GEN 103 US Government
  • GEN 104 Mathematics
  • GEN 105 Algebra
  • GEN 106 Calculus
  • GEN 112 World History
  • GEN 113 Introduction to Psychology
  • GEN 212 Introduction to Philosophy
  • GEN 213 Introduction to World Religions

Required Core Courses

  • IST 447 Software Engineering
  • IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • IST 430 Information Systems Management and Practice
  • IST 423 Information System Analysis Design & Implementation
  • IST 346 Computer Security Fundamentals
  • IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management
  • IST 228 Data Communications and Distributed Networks
  • IST 227 Information Technology in Business
  • IST 225 Computer System Architecture
  • MGT 251 Organizational Behavior

Emphasis in IT Project Management

  • IST 433 Advanced Database Management System
  • IST 435 Information Systems Project Management
  • IST 439 Enterprise Resource Management
  • IST 446 Advanced Internet Security and Threats
  • MGT 450 Project Management

Emphasis in Networking and Systems Security

  • IST 426 Advanced Systems Administration
  • IST 445 Network Infrastructure and Services
  • IST 450 Directory Services and Infrastructure
  • IST 452 Messaging Infrastructure Management
  • IST 458 Routing and Switching Systems

Course Schedule

The Bachelor of Engineering Information Technology program requires the completion of 120 units of coursework that include:

General Education Courses:  30 Units / 10 Courses
California Intercontinental University uses elements of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to determine the breadth of requirements for general education courses. In making this determination, courses that are recognized by IGETC that are not offered by California Intercontinental University may be considered for waiver of certain General Education courses.

General Electives:  30 Units / 10 Courses
In alignment with the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) program, students can demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge through transfer of courses or students may also elect to fulfill the unit mandate by taking the General Elective Courses or any other undergraduate course offered by CALUNIVERSITY.

Business Foundation Courses:  15 Units / 5 Courses
Required Core Courses:  30 Units / 10 Courses
Specialization Courses:  15 Units / 5 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Bachelor’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. Official transcript showing the completion of a high school diploma or GED, (with no college-level work). DD 214 documents showing High School completion may be accepted as proof for military students.
  2. If the applicant has completed some approved postsecondary college work, a sealed copy of his/her official transcripts will be required (no verification of HS completion will be needed in this case)
  3. The applicant’s college academic record must show a minimal grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher
Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor’s Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the GE, Required, and Emphasis courses of the appropriate curriculum (or their equivalent) and have fulfilled the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieve at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at California Intercontinental University
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to California Intercontinental University prior to degree award
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department

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