Computer Systems and Network Engineering
With the growing use of computer technology comes an increasing need for competent computer professionals who can properly design, build, and manage innovations. Whether your interest is in networking or programming, this degree can help you be marketable in the fast-growing, competitive field of computer technology.
Computer Systems and Network Engineering majors at MVNU gain a solid foundation in both theory and practical skills, making them adaptable professionals as innovations occur in the world of technology. Graduates are prepared for a variety of career fields, including software engineering, systems administration, database administration, network managing, and software system design. Specialized courses and high-tech computer lab facilities allow for a more advanced learning environment. Our faculty have years of experience working in computer science and provide students with the support and one-on-one mentoring they need to be successful.
- Practical experience — All graduates participate in two applied senior practicums specifically designed around their interests: one in the area of computer networking, and the other in server setup and administration. This is the kind of real, hands-on experience that gives you the edge employers are looking for.
- Service and travel — Each year the department leads a service trip abroad, usually in Belize and/or Guatemala; current projects include school computer lab setup and instruction, solar power systems setup and monitoring, and more. You could be a part of bringing the latest technology to places that need it desperately and value your knowledge and expertise.
- Faith integration — The MVNU Computer Science department intentionally discusses how and when our ethics, based on a Biblical foundation, determine the best practices for workers in this domain. We are devoted to helping you establish the ethical framework that will shape your professional career.
There are a number of different career paths for a Computer Systems and Network Engineering degree, including software development, programing, software engineering, system analyzing, database architecture, and more!
Plus, this degree has a high payoff, with an average starting salary of $50,000 and the opportunity for your income to double or triple as you gain years of experience in your career.
Or, you may choose to go on to graduate school, where you’ll find you’re ahead of the game. MVNU graduates who have gone on to study at the Ohio State University often let us know that they’re much better prepared and more knowledgeable in their field than their grad school classmates.
MVNU Computer Systems and Network Engineering graduates have worked at:
- Sterling Commerce
- Avere Systems
- Lockheed Martin
Sean Fleming, '14“The classes and professors are excellent, but the life skills I absorbed in this Christian community will forever allow me to stand out.”