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California State University, Long Beach

Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

Computer Science Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

Our students following graduation will be able

  1. to enter California's high technology workforce, and make significant contributions through the research, design and development of software and networked computer systems.
  2. to help further the state's economic growth by developing innovative ideas, and translating them into commercial products that benefit society.
  3. to function effectively as a team member and/or leader in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
  4. to recognize the societal and global context of their work and to understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  5. to pursue lifelong learning through such activities as graduate school, distance education, professional training and membership in professional societies and to be able to adapt to new engineering tools.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Computer Science Curriculum is designed so that each student will have demonstrated the following competencies upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements to solution.
  3. Ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Understanding of professional, ethical, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for and having the ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. Ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. Ability to apply mathematical foundations, arithmetical principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems that demonstrates trade-offs involved in design choices.
  11. Ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.


Additional Official Program Information

*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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