Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


Overview

Create challenging and cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Montana Tech professors are experienced in the industry and have broad academic interests. Low student-faculty ratio allows close interaction with these professors on real-world projects. Enjoy easy access to lab computers and state of the art equipment and development platforms (Sun Fire Server, NAO H25 humanoid robot programming, Android app development, iPad app development, and much more).

Students graduate with practical experience designing, building, testing and maintaining software systems. Graduates are in high demand. The department has maintained 100% placement in well paying positions for over 10 years. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about these ABET accredited programs.


Cole Daily Interned at DISH – Summer 2018

Cole Daily is a senior in Computer Science at Montana Tech. After interviewing with DISH during career fair, he was invited to attend a summer internship at DISH’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he experienced the full spectrum of the company in BaseCamp. He sat on the sales floor, took customer calls in CXO and rode with a technician to install dishes. Following this experience, Cole worked with another intern to stream video from a set-top box over a local network. DISH has their interns work on real solutions to problems they are facing, meaning the pair was able to present their completed project to project managers for consideration. Cole is from Red Lodge, MT and enjoys skiing and playing games.


Chris O’Neill Interned at Micron – Summer 2018

This past summer I had the opportunity to intern with Micron Technologies in Boise, Idaho. The atmosphere at Micron allowed me to gain valuable experience both in a technical aspect as well as in a team setting. During my internship, I was assigned to work on the development of solutions for real world problems, which helped me bridge the gap between the academic and the professional settings in the Software Engineering industry. My time at Micron was well spent since I never had a dull moment and was constantly being pushed to learn and adapt to the everyday challenges that come with developing software and working with people of various personalities and talents. Overall, I’m extremely grateful I was able to have this experience and I would recommend to anyone who wants to work with cutting edge technology in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment to pursue an internship with Micron!


Payson Lippert Interned with Workiva – Summer 2018

This summer Computer Science major Payson Lipper interned with Workiva in Missoula, MT. Workiva is an Iowa based company with offices in Bozeman and Missoula. They have a document and spreadsheet platform used for SEC filings from public companies.
The summer was spend working on a team that is helping build Workiva’s text editing platform. The program included grueling activities like going to ice cream, hiking, and team lunches. There was an initial learning period, followed by completing tickets and working on adding new features to the platform. Overall it was a great opportunity to learn how to program in a professional team environment


Colter McClure Interned at Zoot Enterprises – Summer 2018

Over the summer I had an internship with Zoot Enterprises in Bozeman MT. I worked with a group of 3 other interns on a demo for the sales team to use. Zoot is an amazing company with a casual atmosphere and approachable bosses. The teams are very helpful and everyone is willing to help with questions. My favorite part of working for Zoot was the amazing flexibility and not having homework. You could arrive as early or late as you wanted as long as you were getting your work done. Since I was being paid hourly this meant I could work whatever hours I wanted as long as I got 8 in total. I would highly recommend seeking out opportunities at Zoot to any students who want a company where your boss will know you by name and that has a casual atmosphere.


Google Takes Two Tech Students to San Francisco

Google recently flew two Tech students out to visit the Google Sunnyvale and Mountain View campuses in the San Francisco Bay area between August 12th-15th for a flurry of professional development and networking activities.

Figure 1 Keith and Carson at Google’s Main Campus. Keith is the good-looking guy on the left. Carson is on the right.

Carson Fiechtner is a Junior in the Software Engineering program at Tech; he interviewed with Google and was invited to attend Google’s CodeU, a program for high potential students to strengthen their skills. Over the course of 2-3 months, he worked with a team of students from around the country and with a Google Engineer to build a web-based service. His attendance at Google in San Francisco was included as a cool capstone experience and reward for this hard work. Carson is from Miles City, MT; he enjoys skiing and hanging out with his roommate.

Keith Bocian is studying Data Science and Computer Science at Tech; he was selected as a 2017 Google Veteran Scholar – a program funded by Google and administered by the Student Veterans of America. He attended Google’s 2018 Summer Annual Scholars’ retreat, which was conducted concurrently with Carson’s CodeU capstone experience. The Scholars’ retreat was an opportunity to connect with current and former Google Scholars, as well as Google developers and HR professionals. Keith enjoys his wife’s cooking, reading, and playing with music and technology.

Both students learned how to code at Montana Tech (beginning with CSCI135, Fundamentals of Computer Science I), and have enjoyed learning from Tech’s Computer Science Faculty.