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1 Undergraduate Computer Science Education in China Ming Zhang, Wenxin Li, Yao Guo School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science Peking University

2 Outline 1. Undergraduate Computer Science Education in China 2. International Connections

3 1. Undergraduate Computer Science Education in China Computer science and technology plays a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Chinas economy. Moving from an elite computer education model to a mass education model. Many issues of evolution of computer science education in China are worldwide faced regarding innovation, internationalization, and relevance to societys needs.

4 Background in Computing Education in China In 1956, the discipline Computer Science and Technology established. In 1996, the current curriculum was proposed, emphasized computer software and computer applications. In 1998, the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China promoted the transition from elite education to mass education by dramatically increasing university enrollments.

5 CS Related Undergraduates is 5% of the Total Enrollment YearNumber of universities built up computer programs programs programs programs, an increase of 4% programs, an increase of 29% programs programs by 598 universities, with the total enrollment of over 430,000 undergraduates. In addition, more than 10 computing related disciplines, nearly 2,000 related specialty programs, near 1,000,000 undergraduates universities, similar scale of students.

6 DisciplineNumber of Departments Computer Science and Technology771 Information Management and Systems501 Information and Computing Science441 E-commerce280 Education Technology202 Software Engineering149 Geographic Information System137 Network Engineering115 Information Engineering51 Information Security49 Table: Key Computer-related Disciplines(2005)

7 Background in Computing Education in China In 2003, the Advisory Committee for the Computing Discipline of the MOE kicked off a program for Chinas Computing Curricula. –advise the MOE regarding strategic directions for undergraduate disciplines –provide curriculum guidance to educational institutions –supervise the evaluation of computing education

8 Professional Computing Education for Majors Pyramid Model of Computing Education

9 Challenges for computing professional education Broadening of the disciplines intention Development of greater independence of sub-disciplines within the discipline of computing Addressing the diversity of societys needs for information technology Coping with the popularization and huge scale of computing education

10 Fundamental Computer Science Education for Non-majors Problems and challenges –The growth of computing-related disciplines. –Relationship to professional education in other disciplines. –The quality of fundamental computing education. –Computational Thinking

11 2. International Connections UCFCS – SIGCSE like conference –Invited International Speakers ACM/CCF Joint Membership Feedback for CS2013 – Comments – Emphasis on Labs Possibility to join in – CS, CE, SE, IT work groups – Other ACM Councils

12 Labs Appendix 3:Labs for Core Tier 1 Course of Computer Science Appendix 3.1 Program Design Appendix 3.2 Data Structure Appendix 3.3 Database system Appendix 3.4 Computer Networking Appendix 3.5 Software Engineering Appendix 3.6 Principles of computer organization

13 UCFCS Keynotes in Recent Years 2009 –Richard LeBlanc, Seattle University –Barbara Owens, SIGCSE Chair 2010 –Mark Guzdial, Georgia Tech 2011 –Mehran Sahami, Stanford University 2012 –Randal Bryant, Carnegie Mellon University

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15 SIGCSE 2010, CPATHi18n Ming Zhang, Ginnie Lo, John White

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