The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ABET Accreditation

Abet Accreditation
The Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Program Educational Objectives

    Graduates from the BSCS program will, within three to five years of graduation,

    • Objective I: Have become productive, responsible professionals in the practice of computer science and related engineering/application areas, including supportive and leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams.
    • Objective II: Have demonstrated effective communication skills, and grown an appreciation for non-technical disciplines.
    • Objective III: Have developed the ethical sensibilities and global perspective that allow them to appreciate how the decisions they make impact their community and society at large.
    • Objective IV: Have engaged in lifelong learning to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of computing.
  • Educational Student Outcomes

    The program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

    1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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.