Program Objectives and Student Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives
After graduation, graduates will:
- Be well prepared for a professional career or graduate studies in computer science.
- Be able to apply computer science principles to real-world problems.
- Have the skills to work effectively within an organization.
- Understand ethical, professional and social issues related to the practice of their profession.
- Engage in continuous learning.
Student Outcomes (from ABET web site)
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- 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.