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Why Computing? Single most important skill for the 21 st century (and beyond) Computing ≠ Programming Skills for enabling technology Solving Problems!
Skills of the Future Computing skills will be used in many different careers: –Entertainment technology –Game development –Biology –Healthcare –Security
Top Ten Fast-Growing Computing Jobs Mobile Application Developer Database Administrator Software Engineer / Developer Video Game Designer Network Administrator IT Security Specialist Computer Systems Analyst Web Developer Health Information Technician Technology Manager Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook
Why Computing at SPSU? High quality curriculum (all programs are ABET accredited) Classes are taught by faculty (not grad students) Faculty are readily available outside classes and care about your success Practical training that leads to good jobs –All our programs are informed by industry advisory boards Day and evening classes, and more and more online classes Small classes Excellent value
CSE Faculty Dedicated to teaching. Experienced in academia and industry. Current research. Research funding from NASA, NSF, State of Georgia, and other sources Graduate and undergraduate students participate in research.
Facilities Modern instructional technology Good labs –Open labs –Closed labs –Networking/infrastructure lab –Gaming lab –Usability lab –Specialized research labs
Student Organizations Association for Computing Machinery Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Association of Information Technology Professionals ACM Women in Computing SPISA: Southern Poly Information Security Association
Programs in CSE Computer Science –Broad degree that teaches you all the fundamentals of computing Software Engineering –Engineering degree that teaches you how to design and build large software systems Information Technology –Degree that teaches you to plan, evaluate, design, implement and manage the IT infrastructure Computer Game Design and Development
Degrees in Computer Science Bachelor of Science (ABET Accredited) Bachelor of Arts Master of Science
BS in Computer Science Understands computers and computing Can use computers comfortably and competently to –solve problems –create systems –develop new products & services Has experience in solving a real-world problem Ready for variety of available jobs, including leading-edge industry, or grad school
BA in Computer Science Understands computers and computing Can use computers comfortably and competently to –solve problems and / or create systems IN A SPECIFIC FIELD OF STUDY Combines core of CS degree with additional field (biology, international studies, business, etc.)
Upper-level Concentrations Media-Production MATH2255 – Calculus 3 GDD4113 – 3D Modeling and Animation GDD4603 – Production Pipeline and Rendering Distributed-Mobile CS4133 – Programming PDAs CS4253 – Distributed Computing CS4263 – Computer Networks Educational-Serious 6 hours of approved TCOM courses GDD4313 – Designing Online Learning Content and Environments Planning-Management (pick 3 of 4) MGNT3105 – Management and Organizational Behavior MGNT4185 – Technology Management SWE4663 – Software Project Management SWE3623 – Software Systems Requirements Simulation-Informatics CS3153 – Database Systems CS4253 – Distributed Computing GDD4703 – Data Modeling and Simulation
Degrees in Software Engineering Bachelors of Science – ( ABET accredited) Masters of Science SPSU is the only state university with both a BS and an MS in Software Engineering
BS Software Engineering Builds LARGE software systems that are: – On time and within budget – Does what it was intended to do – With acceptable performance and correct operation Involves a broad range of skills: – Computer science – Project Management – Mathematics – Human Psychology Current domains include – Gaming systems – Component based software development
Degrees in Information Technology Bachelor of Science (ABET Accredited) Master of Science Bachelor of Applied Science –For those who have an associate degree from one of the Technical Colleges WebBSIT (consortial program online) Only state university offering this range of programs in IT
BS in Information Technology Plan, Evaluate, Design, Implement, Manage Information technology applications.
BSIT Tracks BSIT Tracks Health IT Sys & Adm Management Info Security Future?
IT CS SWE Org & Architecture Data Structures Operating Systems PPS II User Centered Design PPS I Ethics Prob & Stat Discrete Math Computing Disciplines Tech Writing Database Contrasting the Curricula BS degrees
CGDD CS SWE User Centered Design Software Testing & Quality Assurance Artificial Intelligence Graphics PPS I PPS II Org & Architecture Data Structures Ethics Prob & Stat Discrete Math Computing Disciplines Tech Writing Operating Systems Database Electives for CS
Which Degree is Best for Me? During orientation, we will –Discuss the differences between the degree programs in more detail, –Register you for your classes –Place you in the appropriate math class (review for Math Assessment Test before orientation) During the first semester our advisers will work with you to create a degree completion plan All CSE students take (more or less) the same introductory courses, and changing majors within CSE is easy early in the program.
CSE Graduates CSE graduates are employed by a variety of companies: 1.Google 2.BellSouth 3.AT&T 4.Verizon 5.IBM 6.Lucent Technologies 7.Scientific Atlanta 8.Systems Atlanta 9.Applied Systems Intelligence 10.DreamWorks 11.Giant Studios 12.others Or go on to graduate school
Frequently Asked Questions I What is the average class size? –About 20-30 How many CSE students are there (in 2012-13)? –Undergraduates: >1000 –Graduate students: >500 Can I find a job when I graduate? –Most students have multiple job offers before they graduate –We work with the careers and counseling service to get you an internship if you are interested What about faculty? –Faculty are readily available –Often involve undergraduate students in their research –Teach all classes
Frequently Asked Questions II How do I apply? –Use the general SPSU application process Can I get credit for AP classes? –Yes, if your scores are high enough Can I enroll in an honors program? –Yes, SPSU has a growing honors program