Computer Science & Engineering Educational Mission and Goals

Educational Mission of the Computer Science and Engineering Program

The educational mission of the Computer Science and Engineering Program at UC Irvine is to provide students with comprehensive, interdisciplinary training in computer science and engineering. This is accomplished by developing and offering a curriculum that integrates the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software, and the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to computer systems engineering and design.

Undergraduate Major in Computer Science and Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the program will

(1) establish a productive Computer Science and Engineering career in industry, government or academia;
(2) engage in professional practice of computer systems engineering and software systems engineering;
(3) promote the development of innovative systems and solutions using hardware and software integration;
(4) promote design, research, and implementation of products and services in the field of Computer Science & Engineering through strong communication, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills.
(Program educational objectives are those aspects of computer science and engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Student Outcomes:

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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 communicate 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 practice.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) and Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes: Accreditation Criteria.