Department of Computer Science

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Student Outcomes

Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

At the time of graduation, all students will have demonstrated:

 Computer Science (CAC):

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solutions

(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 individuals, 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 practices

(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 tradeoffs involved in design choices

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

 

Software Engineering (EAC):

(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

The curriculum must provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering and computer science topics implied by the title and objectives of the program.

The program must demonstrate that graduates have: (EAC-1) the ability to analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, apply and maintain software systems; (EAC-2) the ability to appropriately apply discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, and relevant topics in computer science and supporting disciplines to complex software systems; (EAC-3) the ability to work in one or more significant application domains; and (EAC-4) the ability to manage the development of software systems.