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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Computer Science and Engineering


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Professor Joseph M. Kizza, Head

 

The Computer Science and Engineering department offers a B.S. degree in computer science and a B.S.Cp.E.in 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.

Departmental 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, information technology, and computer engineering, 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 and information technology. Programs hosted in this department emphasize communication, problem solving competencies, and applications of basic theory and design. We strive to:

  • prepare students for rewarding professional careers or graduate study in computing-related fields with a commitment to life-long learning;
  • prepare professional and graduate students for continuing professional development and career advancement;
  • support faculty and staff for excellence in research, teaching, and service; and
  • engage students, faculty, staff, and the community for diversity, inclusion, and excellence.
Computer Science Program Educational Objectives:

The UTC Computer Science and Engineering Department has adopted the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for Computer Science:

As part of the work force or the academic environment, UTC B.S. Computer Science graduates will

  1. Successfully function as responsible and ethical professionals and leaders in computer science or closely related disciplines
  2. Function effectively in inclusive, multidisciplinary environments and adapt to various environments
  3. Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

The UTC Computer Science and Engineering Department has adopted the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for Computer Engineering:

As part of the work force or the academic environment, UTC B.S.Cp.E. graduates will

  1. Successfully function as responsible and ethical professionals and leaders in computer engineering or closely related disciplines
  2. Function effectively in inclusive, multidisciplinary environments and adapt to various environments
  3. Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  4. Progress toward professional registration
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 Computer Science, B.S. concentrations. Students who intend to major in Computer Engineering should be enrolled in the Computer Engineering, B.S.Cp.E. program (which has no concentrations).

Program Accreditation:

The undergraduate Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET Inc. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 347-7700), the accrediting agency for computing programs. The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET Inc. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 347-7700), the accrediting agency for engineering programs.

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