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Computer Science Student Objectives

Program Educational Objectives 

Within three to five years our graduates will... 

  1. PEO1:  engage in continuous learning to adapt to innovation and evolving technologies;
  2. PEO2:  design and implement solid solutions for rapidly changing computing & information systems;
  3. PEO3:  be effective team participants;
  4. PEO4: effectively communicate ideas in verbal and written form at the appropriate level for the audiences; and
  5. PEO5: be ethical and socially responsible computer science professional

Student Outcomes

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to WKU’s computer science program.

(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 communicate effectively with a range of audience.

(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 practice.

(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.

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 Last Modified 2/23/18