Computer Science ABET
CS Department is working toward national accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, and by Telephone: (410) 347-7700.
In accordance with accreditation criteria, we have defined a set of "broad statements describing the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve." These were developed and approved by the CS faculty.
Program Educational Objectives
- Students will exercise the professional and social skills needed to succeed in careers in computer science or related fields.
- Students will exercise ethical awareness and conduct needed to succeed in their careers.
- Students opting for graduate studies will be successful in graduate school.
- Students will avail themselves of opportunities to continue their professional development.
- Students will consider the social consequences of computing.
As computer science faculty at Bridgewater State University, we seek to develop students who possess a range of capacities vital to their success as professionals and citizens. The following twelve student outcomes articulate these capacities. They fall into several groups:
- fundamental personal abilities (a,b,c)
- fundamental interpersonal abilities (d,e,f,g)
- ability to deploy current technology (h,i)
- "industrial strength" abilities (j,k,l, m)
By the time of graduation, students will be:
- capable of applying their understanding of mathematical and scientific fundamentals to solve computing problems.
- capable of identifying, formalizing, and breaking a complex problem into smaller sub-problems and specifying computing tools to solve each sub-problem.
- capable of determining the tradeoffs between alternative solutions and designing, programming, and evaluating the chosen implementation.
- capable of contributing effectively in a team environment
- capable of comprehending professional, ethical, legal, security, and societal issues and responsibilities
- capable of writing and speaking effectively to a range of audiences.
- able to evaluate (examine) the impact of computing solutions on individuals, organizations, and society
- capable of engaging in continuing professional development, having recognized the need to do so.
- capable of mastering current computing skills, techniques, and tools and applying them in practice.
- capable of applying algorithmic principles and computer science theory to the modeling and design of computer-based systems.
Last Modified: September 5, 2012