Educational Mission Statement
Our undergraduate educational mission is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education that prepares our students to be successful in engineering practice, advanced studies and research.
One option of the computer science undergraduate program, the Computer Systems Option, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
In accordance with accreditation criteria, we have defined a set of “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.” These are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. They were developed and approved by the EECS faculty and our Industry Advisory Committee (includes employers and alumni).
The Computer Science undergraduate curriculum has the following objectives:
- Graduates of the program will have successful careers.
- Graduates of the program will continue to learn and adapt to a changing world.
CS Program Objectives
Each outcome addresses one or more of the CS Program Educational Objectives. The outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities expected of each CS graduate.
Outcomes expected of all ABET-accredited programs
The CSO program has 11 Student Outcomes (a)-(k), corresponding to the recommended CAC-wide and program-specific SOs.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- Ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal (addresses Professionalism, Community)
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- 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 tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.