College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Accreditation & Assessment

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET Accredited - Computing Accreditation Commission

CS Department Mission

The department strives to offer students excellent instruction and educational opportunities in computer science and applied computer science as well as in information systems.

It endeavors to provide its students a durable technical foundation in an environment of rapid technical change, to enable and promote their professional growth through contact with the best professional practice, and to play a role of resource and technical leadership in the regional communities.

Program Educational Objectives

CAC-ABET Definitions: Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The Computer Science program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  1. are able to apply the theoretical and technical computer science knowledge to analyze, design, implement, test, and maintain high quality computer-based solutions;
  1. hold professional computer science/information systems positions or pursue graduate studies in computer science or other related degrees;
  1. exhibit skills in effective oral and written communication, leadership, and are able to work individually and in diverse teams;
  1. contribute to Fort Wayne and the greater northeast Indiana region economy as productive and successful professionals in computing and information systems;
  1. pursue lifelong learning in their computing professions;
  1. demonstrate commitment to high ethical and professional standards within the community and profession.

Student Outcomes

CAC-ABET Definitions: Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

These are outcomes (i.e., objectives) for graduates of the computer science program.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. 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.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

The following tables contains the enrollment and graduation data for students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program.

Fall 2009 149
Fall 2010 175
Fall 2011 182
Fall 2012 198
Fall 2013 193
Fall 2014 222
Fall 2015 227
Fall 2016 253

Graduation DatesDegrees Awarded
August 2009 - June 2010 7
August 2010 - June 2011 12
August 2011 - June 2012 12
August 2012 - June 2013 19
August 2013 - June 2014 22
August 2014 - June 2015 25
August 2015 - June 2016 22