Accreditation

The computer science and software engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET

Program Educational Objectives - B.S. Computer Science

The program’s educational objectives for the Bachelor’s degree in computer science are that within a few years after graduation, graduates are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of computer science principles and an ability to solve unstructured computer science problems through the successful entrance into and advancement in the computer science profession.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation for lifelong learning and for the value of continuing professional development through participation in graduate education, professional education or continuing education opportunities, attainment of professional license, or membership in professional societies.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to the profession, society and the environment incumbent on a computer science professional.
  4. Successfully interact with others of different backgrounds, educations, and cultures.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills in their profession.

Student Outcomes

The Computer Science program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individual s, organizations, and society

h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

j. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade offs involved in design choices.

k. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Program Educational Objectives - B.S. Software Engineering

The program educational objectives of the department with respect to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Engineering are as follows:

  1. The graduate will demonstrate an understanding of engineering principles and an ability to solve unstructured engineering problems through the successful entrance into and advancement in the engineering profession.
  2. The graduate will demonstrate an appreciation for lifelong learning and for the value of continuing professional development through participation in graduate education, professional education or continuing education opportunities, attainment of professional licensure, or membership in professional societies.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to the profession, society and the environment incumbent on an engineering professional.
  4. The graduate will successfully interact with others of different backgrounds, educations, and cultures.
  5. The graduate will demonstrate effective communication skills in their profession.

Student Outcomes

The Software Engineering program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.