Professor Mansfield leading a class in Information Technology

Network Engineering, B.S.

School of Computer Sciences

Computer networking is the connecting of two or more computers for the purpose of sharing resources. It can be done between computers in a home, in a business, across a corporation and even internationally. In the global corporate environment, a computer network is the fundamental tool we depend on to get our jobs done. That’s why the need for savvy networking professionals has increased exponentially over the past decade.

If you have an interest in computer technology and are skilled at problem-solving and analysis, this could be the ideal degree for you. Our program will give you the breadth and depth necessary for network infrastructure design and implementation. Emphasis is placed on the use of different networking technologies, protocols and paradigms, which includes voice, video and data. As you progress through the program, your learning will be reinforced by networking projects of increasing sophistication.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will stay abreast of emerging technologies throughout the program, which will keep you prepared for a variety of career opportunities.
  • Opportunities for industry internships will help you develop career skills, experience and contacts for career placement after graduation.
  • You will work in a hands-on dedicated networking lab for in- and out-of-class projects.
  • You will be able to choose courses from complementary degrees as electives or to achieve a minor.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective field
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Juwuan Stewart
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Business and finance
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Computer network architect $104,650/year

Job outlook through 2026: 6 percent increase

  • Network and computer systems administrator $81,100/year

Job outlook through 2026: 6 percent increase

  • Computer systems analyst $88,270/year

Job outlook through 2026: 9 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • Brotherhood Mutual Insurance
  • MorphoTrust USA
  • Deloitte

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Adams County government
  • Cisco
  • Hyndman Industrial Products
  • Network Louisville
  • Taylor Made Glas

Don Stafford

Program Lead

Professor Stafford has over 25 years of industry experience in a wide variety of facets of information technology. He has designed, installed and supported LAN/ WAN solutions for customers, ranging in size from sole proprietors to enterprise-class environments. He has also provided consulting services, such as needs analysis, process improvement, business continuity planning, acceptable-use policies, security requirements and legacy integration.

  • M.S., Information Technology Management Western Governors University
  • B.G.S., Computer Science and Military Science Ball State University