Education Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

In alignment with the New York Institute of Technology mission and the mission of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, our program faculty, with input from stakeholders such as employers, alumni, and industrial advisory board members, have determined Program Educational Objectives to prepare versatile engineers who:

  • Are successfully employed in computer science or their chosen career path;
  • Pursue graduate studies and/or continued education in their field; and
  • Function as responsible members of society through engagement in community or professional organizations.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

To support of these objectives, the curriculum has been developed to provide student outcomes describing what degree candidates are expected to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Upon graduation, students are expected to acquire the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Analyze the local and global impacts of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Engage in and recognize the need for continuing professional development.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • 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.
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.