ABET Information

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program combines a rigorous education in computer science with added emphasis on the physical and architectural underpinnings of modern computer system design. With a background that spans computer science and computer engineering, our graduates are able to address computing systems across the hardware-software spectrum.

The Computer Science (CS) program provides a rigorous education that combines central topics in computing and specialization in a more focused area with added emphasis on the physical and architectural underpinnings of modern computer system design. Our graduates have the breadth of understanding a practice both in traditional areas of computing and in applications to other disciplines.

Lastly, the Computer Engineering (CE) program is offered jointly with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and produces graduates with skills in designing computer hardware and peripherals, and emphasizes the electrical characteristics of the computer itself. See the CE major for more information on this program.

The Program Educational Objectives of the CSE program combines a rigorous education in computer science with added emphasis on the physical and architectural underpinnings of modern computer system design.  Our graduates are able to engineer computing systems across the hardware-software spectrum. PEOs describe our graduates expected accomplishments during the first few years following graduation from the program.

The CSE and CS undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae:

  • Practice and grow as computing professionals, conducting research and/or leading, designing, developing or maintaining projects in various technical areas of computer science and engineering.
  • Utilize knowledge and skills in Computer Science and Engineering effectively for improving the society.
  • Use new technical advancements of Computer Science and Engineering to produce tangible contributions in the profession.

The following ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) student outcomes describe the skills imparted by our CSE program:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

The CS program, and additionally the CSE program, imparts the following ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) student outcomes:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

The following population data enumerates the undergraduate student population of our three programs:

Program Fall 2020 Enrollment May 2020 Graduates
  Freshman Sophomores Juniors Seniors  
Comp. Eng. 26 16 15 17 11
Comp. Sci. 179 110 119 124 76
Comp Sci & Eng 101 70 82 128 66

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