Program Educational Objectives

Our alumni will show evidence of integrating a Christian worldview into their life and vocation by following the example of Christ in being an articulate, ethical, and empowered servant leader. This implies being aware of and meeting the needs of humanity by doing most if not all the following:

  • serving community and faith-based organizations,
  • serving professional societies,
  • and serving employers by being a steward of time, competencies and resources.

Our alumni will show evidence of being competent in core disciplines of engineering and computer science by active participation in professional engineering and computer science activities by active participation in professional engineering and computer science activities. These activities will involve some of the following: creating, researching, innovating, designing, building, testing, inspecting, evaluating, estimating, planning, allocating, forecasting, selling, educating, communicating, and collaborating.

Our alumni will show evidence of recognizing the importance of lifelong learning through involvement in post graduate learning activities. These activities include participating in training or continued education, receiving a post graduate degree, attending and or delivering presentations, papers or posters at professional conferences, taking and passing the optional MFT-CS exam, and/or attending or delivering presentations at professional society meetings or in academic and educational settings.

Our alumni will show evidence of success in at least one of a variety of post graduate experiences. These experiences include but are not limited to employment in industry, public service, education, missions/NGO’s, and/or participation in graduate school. Success, measured using proxies such as achievement through promotion, completion of an advanced degree and/or awards, has a different meaning for each individual student.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  7. Articulate a Christian worldview on personal, professional, technical, and societal issues.
  8. Develop attributes of leadership in an innovation-driven environment.