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2 Why Computing? Single most important skill for the 21 st century (and beyond) Computing ≠ Programming Skills for enabling technology Solving Problems!

3 Skills of the Future Computing skills will be used in many different careers: –Entertainment technology –Game development –Biology –Healthcare –Security

4 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’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

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6 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

7 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.

8 Facilities Modern instructional technology Good labs –Open labs –Closed labs –Networking/infrastructure lab –Gaming lab –Usability lab –Specialized research labs

9 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

10 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

11 Degrees in Computer Science Bachelor of Science (ABET Accredited) Bachelor of Arts Master of Science

12 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

13 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.)

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15 Computer Game Design and Development CGDD – (ABET accredited) First undergraduate gaming programing in the country to be accredited by ABET

16 Computer Game Design and Development

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 BS in Information Technology Plan, Evaluate, Design, Implement, Manage Information technology applications.

22 BSIT Tracks BSIT Tracks Health IT Sys & Adm Management Info Security Future?

23 Contrasting the Curricula BS degrees BSCS: 122 Credits 31 Credits Core 20 Credits Math 12 Credits Lab Science 51 Credits CS 42 Reqd 9 Electives 5 Free Electives BSIT: 122 Credits 31 Credits Core 13 Credits Math 8 Credits Lab Science 58 Credits IT 46 Reqd 12 Electives 6 Management 6 Free Electives BSSWE: 129 Credits 31 Credits Core 17 Credits Math 15 Credits Lab Science 60 Credits Major 18 CS 33 Reqd SWE 9 Electives 6 Free Electives CGDD: 120 Credits 31 Credits Core 14 Credits Math 8 Credits Lab Science 60 Credits Major 26 CS &SWE 19 CGDD 6 Concentration 6 Free Electives

24 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

25 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

26 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.

27 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

28 Frequently Asked Questions I What is the average class size? –About How many CSE students are there (in )? –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

29 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

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