Aug 11, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Computer Science and Engineering

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Professor Luay A. Wahsheh, Head


The Computer Science and Engineering department offers a B.S. degree in computer science and a computer engineering. Computer science majors take at least a 46-hour sequence of computer science courses and take additional courses in an area of concentration for a total of 120 credit hours. The concentration of study augments the computer science courses and is a specialization in which the student can apply his or her knowledge of computers. Four concentrations are available: Software Systems, Data Science, STEM Education, and Cyber Security.

The computer engineering program embodies the realm of computer engineering applications. A thorough understanding of computer organization and architecture and the interaction between hardware and software is emphasized. The students’ experiences culminate in a two-semester computer engineering team project. Computer engineering majors take a total of 128 credit hours spread across computer science, basic engineering, electrical engineering and mathematics.

Program Mission:

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga prepares students for productive and challenging careers in computer science, engineering and information technology, and to function as leaders in a technological society. The department exists as the region’s principal resource for educational, research, continuing professional education, and service programs in computer science, computer engineering, data science  and information security and assurance. In these programs, emphasis is on communication and problem solving competencies, and on the applications of basic theory and design.

Program Objective:

Within three years after graduation, our students will be on successful career paths in computer science or closely related fields as evidenced by such items as employment and promotions in a computer science or related position, entry into graduate school, and continuing education in the field.

Admission to Computer Science and Computer Engineering Programs

Students entering UTC who intend to major in Computer Science should be enrolled in one of the listed concentrations.

Program Accreditation:

The undergraduate Computer Science program concentration in Software Systems, Scientific Applications and Information Security and Assurance are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET Inc. (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700), the accrediting agency for computing programs. The B.S.Cp.E., is  seeking accreditation in 2019 under the General Engineering program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET Inc.

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