CSCE Objectives, Outcomes and Enrollment Data

We’ve carefully defined the objectives (goals) and outcomes of our programs. This page describes our hopes for you as you leave PLU and enter the workforce. The objectives describe our overall goals for our graduates, and the outcomes are more specific skills that we expect our students to acquire with our help.

Objectives and Outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Pacific Lutheran University

Objectives:

Our objectives state what a PLU graduate with a major in Computer Science is expected to achieve within a few years after graduation.

  1. Graduates who choose to enter the workforce will become well rounded, creative, productive, and valuable professionals in their field.
  2. Graduates who choose to pursue advanced degrees will be accepted into a graduate program and make effective progress towards their degree.
  3. Graduates will have an aptitude and desire to engage in lifelong learning, and will adapt to new technologies tools and methodologies.
  4. Graduates will understand the societal, legal, and ethical implications of their work, and will share their knowledge, skills and expertise with their colleagues and community.

Outcomes:

Our outcomes are statements that describe skills that we expect to enable our student to attain by the time of graduation.

  1. An ability to apply mathematics and the scientific method to solving computing problems.
  2. An ability to critically analyze a problem and to design, implement, and evaluate a computing solution that meets requirements.
  3. An ability to work effectively in small groups on medium scale computing projects.
  4. An ability to use oral and written communication effectively.
  5. A recognition of the need to engage in life long learning.
  6. An ability to understand the social and ethical implications of working as a professional in the field of computer science.
  7. An ability to use current tools and methodologies in computing practice.

Objectives and Outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at Pacific Lutheran University

Objectives:

Our objectives state what a PLU graduate with a major in Computer Engineering is expected to achieve within a few years after graduation.

  1. Graduates who choose to enter the workforce will become well rounded, creative, productive, and valuable professionals in their field.
  2. Graduates who choose to pursue advanced degrees will be accepted into a graduate program and make effective progress towards their degree.
  3. Graduates will have an aptitude and desire to engage in lifelong learning, and will adapt to new technologies tools and methodologies.
  4. Graduates will understand the societal, legal, and ethical implications of their work, and will share their knowledge, skills and expertise with their colleagues and community.

Outcomes:

Our outcomes are statements that describe skills that we expect to enable our student to attain by the time of graduation. Students should demonstrate:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills needed for working effectively in small, diverse groups on medium to large scale technical projects.
  2. Strong oral communication skills essential for effectively presenting technical material to an audience.
  3. Strong written communication skills and the ability to write technical documents that include specification, design, and implementation of a major project.
  4. Comprehension of the social and ethical implications of working in the field of computer engineering and their role as computer professionals in relation to themselves, others and the environment.
  5. Competence in fundamental and advanced knowledge of hardware and software.
  6. Proficiency in problem solving.
  7. The ability to design and implement systems involving hardware, software, and the interaction between the two through challenging projects.
  8. Initiative and aptitude for self-directed learning.

Enrollment Data for the BS in Computer Science

 
2012-2013
2013-2014
Majors4642
Graduates117


Major counts are based on the spring semester of the academic year.