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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science and Engineering BS


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Program Objectives

The objectives of the bachelor of science degree in the computer science and engineering program are to:

  1. Produce graduates who are successful professionals in computer science and engineering
  2. Prepare students for graduate or professional study
  3. Develop team building
  4. Involve students in software design and projects
  5. Support and enhance leadership skills
  6. Produce students who can communicate effectively

Measurable Outcomes

To attain the educational objectives of the BS CSE program, the CSE department intends to produce the following measurable outcomes at the time of graduation. Graduates of the BS CSE program will have the following skills:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • an ability to design and conduct software and/or hardware experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design software and/or hardware to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve computer science and engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering and computer science solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for computer science and engineering practice
  • an ability to display leadership

 

Typical Curriculum for BS in Computer Science and Engineering


 

For up-to-date information, please refer to the current undergraduate handbook from CSE department website under degree programs at http://engineering.ucdenver.edu/cse

Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 17 Hours

Total: 15 Hours

Sophomore Year


Total: 17 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 15 Hours

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 18 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 16 Hours

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 15 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 15 Hours

Program Total: 128 Hours


In addition to planning for sequences of courses based on prerequisites, students should plan to complete sophomore-level courses before taking junior-level courses.

  1. CU Denver core curriculum: core requirements of the College of Engineering and Applied Science are outlined in the section titled “Undergraduate Core Curriculum in Engineering ”. In the communication area, students must pass ENGL 1020-3, Core Composition I, with a C- or better prior to taking either CSCI 2421 or CSCI 4739.
  2. Computer science and engineering technical electives: The student must take five courses (15 semester hours) chosen from any CSCI 3000 or 4000-level courses that are not part of the required bachelor of science in computer science and engineering curriculum. The 2000-level CSCI “Practical Systems Administration” course will be counted as one CSCI elective.  ELEC 4000-level computer engineering courses may be taken to satisfy a CSCI tech elective with prior approval of a CSE academic advisor.

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