Network Engineering Technology
Current and proposed courses
- CNIT 240 Data Communications and Networking
- CNIT 242 Systems Administration
- CNIT 340 UNIX Administration
- CNIT 342 Advanced System and Network Administration
- CNIT 345 Internetwork Design and Implementation
- CNIT 346 Wireless Local Area Networks
- CNIT 435 Advanced Network Services
- CNIT 445 Advanced Internetwork Routing and Switching
- CNIT 446 Metro and Wide Area Wireless Networking
- CNIT 455 Network Security
- CNIT 456 Wireless Security and Management
Contact: Prof. P.T. Rawles
Sensing the need for IT professionals fluent in networking and system administration the CNIT department in 1996 added a second degree option in computer networking. Starting with a single lecture-only elective course in Data Communications, the Network Engineering Technology program has grown in popularity and now makes up over half of the department's graduates.
Students enrolled in NET learn the theory and practice of creating highly available and secure voice and data networks. In lecture/laboratory based courses students focus on the design, implementation, maintenance and security of networks and networked computers. Areas of emphasis include routing and switching, system and network administration, and system management. Throughout their coursework emphasis is placed on building and maintaining reliability and security as key components of any network. This emphasis has developed into a department signature area in information security.
Through strategic faculty hires and the development of unique learning laboratories made possible by the support of dedicated industrial partners including many of the companies who attended the Computer Roundtable, the CNIT department has been able to establish a national leadership position in the Network Engineering Technology education domain.