Undergraduate Educational Outcomes for Graduates of the Department of Computer Science at graduation
Current Outcomes as of the 2009-2010 Academic Year:

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

(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 solution:
(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 function 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:

These student outcomes map to assessed Program Outcomes:

  1.  Have the strong technical background and problem solving skills which allow them to analyze, design, and implement software solutions to complicated real-world problems, (b,c,j)
  2.  Have a broad background inside as well as outside of the CS field, (a)
  3.  Have the ability to effectively work together in team environments as well as individually, (d)
  4.  Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in written and oral communications, (f)
  5.  Be cognizant of ethical issues and societal concerns of computing and their impact on society, (e,g)
  6.  Have professional preparation through professional organizations, interaction w/ professionals at both on and off campus activities, internships, coops, field trips, and capstone course, (h)
  7.  Be prepared for additional education; continuing education, life long learning and/or graduate studies, (h)
  8.  Have the ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice and be able to apply or evaluate a computer-based systems to solve a problem, (c,i,k)


Please address comments on these outcomes to csdept@mst.edu


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