Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCSC)

General

Program Description

The BS in Computer Science (BSCSC) is designed to provide the student with a strong core understanding of the concepts of computation and information management using modern software and hardware. 

The 135 semester credit hours BSCSC consists of four areas:

  • Mathematics and basic sciences (30 semester credit hours)
  • Computer Science major (61 semester credit hours)
  • Minor (15 semester credit hours), and
  • General Education (29 semester credit hours)

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Objectives

The program educational objectives are to product graduates who will:

  • Be able to carry out advanced work in specific areas of computer science;
  • Be able to perform hands-on work in computer science;
  • Be able to learn and apply new techniques and technologies in computer science; and
  • Be able to move into graduate programs in computer science or related fields.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BSCSC program will have obtained the following student outcomes:

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

AUI Computer Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

The first graduates of the BSCSC program were in 2006. There have been 228 graduates. The program was first accredited by ABET in 2010. There have been 158 graduates since accreditation. The graduation and total enrollment rates for recent years include:

  • 2015:   23 (220)
  • 2014:   31 (212)
  • 2013:   32 (188)

This degree, like all other Al Akhawayn University degrees, is a state diploma (Bulletin Officiel no.5998).

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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