The main purpose of the computer science program is to produce graduates who can design and develop software that will be used to control and maintain computer systems.
Graduates will be able to employ theoretical principles, mathematical techniques and scientific methods to design computer software systems. Students will employ software engineering techniques to evaluate their solutions.
Graduates will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in both written and oral form with the understanding that communication is a cooperative process.
Graduates will be prepared to work in groups and distributed teams.
Graduates will be able to identify, formulate and solve computer programming problems. They will also be able to problem solve using appropriate software engineering tools and methods to model and simulate the systems they design.
Life-long Learning Objective
Graduates will recognize that life-long learning is essential to the ongoing process of professional and personal development.
Graduates will be able to take a project from inception to completion in which they propose, design, build, test, analyze and deliver a working software solution to meet engineering standards and realistic constraints.
Professional Ethics Objective
Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, as well as an understanding of the possible social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of their engineering solutions in a global context.
Graduates will have strong information literacy and will possess the ability to know when information is needed, how to use it, and how and where to retrieve it.
Graduates will able to use modern software applications and programming languages found in the computer industry to test and verify their proposed solutions.
Upon graduation, students will have:
the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to computer related problems
the ability to design and conduct digital experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data to confirm digital design solutions
the ability to design a digital system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
the ability to identify, formulate and solve digital related engineering problems
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
the ability to communicate effectively
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
knowledge of contemporary issues related to the engineering industry
the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering and modeling tools used in the digital design industry
an understanding of the design of a digital computer