The programs of Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CpE), and Software Engineering (SE) in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by ABET.
ABET is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education.
Earning a degree from an ABET-accredited program:
- Verifies that the quality of the educational experience you have received meets the standards of the profession.
- Increases and enhances employment opportunities.
- Permits and eases entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification.
- Establishes eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.
Educational Objectives per Program
Computer Science (CS)
The Computer Science program will prepare graduates to:
- Be technically competent and commence a computing career or advanced studies.
- Advance in the profession, especially in responsibility for the design of computer-based systems.
- Demonstrate leadership for a changing profession and world.
Computer Engineering (CpE)
The Computer Engineering program will prepare graduates to:
- Pursue productive careers in industry and organizations that focus on engineering of computing systems; or excel as graduate students and become effective researchers.
- Participate effectively in interdisciplinary engineering projects, adapt to changing technologies, and communicate effectively to become leaders in their profession.
- Engage in life-long learning, recognize social needs and constraints, and demonstrate high appreciation of legal, ethical, economic, environmental and social responsibilities.
Software Engineering (SE)
The Software Engineering program will prepare graduates to:
- Pursue the software profession with abilities to implement, test, and maintain software systems; or pursue graduate studies in software engineering or a related area.
- Advance in the software profession with abilities to identify needs and software requirements in an application domain, and design systems to meet the desired needs within realistic constraints.
- Demonstrate excellence and leadership in the software profession or a related area.
Student Learning Outcomes per Program
For the CS program, the expected learning outcomes are:
- an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
- a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
- 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
- an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
For the CpE and SE programs, the expected learning outcomes are:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, lifelong learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice