Information technology applies modern technologies to creating, managing and using information. IT professionals perform duties ranging from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. Possible career opportunities include:
The IT degree program provides you with computer science skills as well as the flexibility to study a supporting area that you choose. Course credit earned in non-engineering classes can be used for the supporting area. This is helpful to those students transferring into the program because you can remain on track to earn your degree without having to take extra classes.
This is an applied major focusing on topics such as database management, project management and web development. As you progress toward your degree, you'll have the opportunity to:
Engineering students work with students from the College of Visual Arts and Design to create 2-D and 3-D games, learn physics simulation and perform research.
Ours is the only IT program with accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410-347-7700).
You'll learn from faculty members who've been recognized by the National Science Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Their research areas include computer networks and security, computer science theory, computer systems, software engineering, user-centric design, very-large-scale integration and computer-aided design.
Classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle. In addition to instructional facilities with cutting-edge equipment, the department supports a comprehensive research program that focuses on the areas and research laboratories highlighted below.
Other research centers housed in the department are the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis, Center for Information and Computer Security and Net-Centric Software and Systems Center. Learn more about our research centers and laboratories.
If you're going to live on campus, you also can join our Living Learning Community, which brings together engineering majors for enhanced academic and social experiences.
Your coursework is divided into:
The College of Engineering's core requirements involve two laboratory science courses, two math courses and a technical writing course.