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Degree Plan - Bachelors in Science in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology

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​​The Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology (CIET) degree program at UHD is a unique four-year program in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology. Our mission is to provide high-impact educational experiences that engage students in and out of the classroom.

The focus of the CIET degree program is the application of computer technology and modern electronics to industrial process control and instrumentation systems. The degree program produces graduates who have a sound foundation in such areas:

  • analysis
  • design
  • testing
  • implementation of instrumentation
  • control systems

In addition, our students meet the demands and requirements of the broad job market of the control and instrumentation industry by gaining practical training in computer technology, electrical/electronic systems, and communication systems.

The CIET degree program will prepare students for lucrative careers through smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, hands-on experience, flexible class options, and transitional engineering programs.


The BSET Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology program will produce graduates who:

  1. Have sound knowledge and skill to develop and expand professional careers in fields related to measurement and instrumentation technologies, process modeling and simulation, control systems, and industrial automation;
  2. Are well-rounded individuals with strong interpersonal skills, competent in communication and presentation, able to work in team environments, and possess a strong sense of professionalism;
  3. Have an aptitude for engineering applications and are immediately productive in the workplace upon graduation;
  4. Are committed to professional development and lifelong learning.

CIET Program Learning Outcomes

The program's student learning outcomes state that:

  1. Graduates will have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge in electronics, computer technology, data communication, instrumentation, and control systems.
  2. Graduates will be able to apply mathematics as the tool and the concepts of chemistry, physics, and electricity for problem formulation and solutions.
  3. Graduates will be competent in computer applications and be able to develop applications programs for modeling, simulation, instrumentation, and control of engineering systems.
  4. Graduates will be able to solve open-ended technical problems and be proficient in the analysis, design, test, and implementation of instrumentation and control systems utilizing appropriate software and hardware tools and devices.
  5. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate technical information and details verbally and in writing.
  6. Graduates will conduct, analyze, and interpret experimental results to improve the process.
  7. Graduates will be able to conduct information searching and processing and develop the ability for lifelong learning.
  8. Graduates will be able to plan and execute project work to achieve the expected goals.
  9. Graduates will be able to communicate and function effectively and positively in team settings.
  10. Graduates will be able to appreciate ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity.
  11. Graduates will be able to articulate the value and role of professional organizations and the responsibility each engineering technology professional has to contribute to the profession through active membership in these organizations and through community service.
  12. Graduates will be able to understand and uphold professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
  13. Graduates will: 
    • Engage in continuous improvements and self-evaluation;
    • Demonstrate a commitment to quality; and
    • Demonstrate the ability to complete work in a timely manner.


The following four-year degree plan is based on the UHD 2018-2019 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.


Students may be admitted to and declare a major in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology if they meet the following criteria:

Admission and Declaration of Major


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 CIET curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide range of industries:

  • Computer manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication industry
  • Other industry and business sectors
  • Oil refining and gas-processing
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Paper and Steel manufacturing
  • Food processing and water management
  • Power plants and offshore exploration


  • Bioinformatics
  • Engineering Technology 20 hours minimum




We aim to foster your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the program coordinator.


Academic Year2013-2014
Enrollment (Majors )

Numbers indicate the number of students reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Data is obtained from Fact Sheets and Fact Books at UHD Institutional Research


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Last updated 5/13/2022 6:21 AM