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Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology (CIET) degree program at University of Houston Downtown is a unique four-year program in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology. 
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Overview

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 at University of Houston Downtown 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 Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology 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.

Career options:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business and Technical Report Writing
  • Instruments and Transducers with Lab
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Electric Circuits with Lab
  • Electronic Devices and Amplifiers with Lab
  • Modern Methods of Engineering Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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