ABET Accreditation

The programs of the Division of Computer Science are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Accreditation is not based only on our course material and teaching methods, but our educational objectives and outcomes, our methods for evaluation of the program in meeting those objectives and outcomes, and our incorporation of the results of the evaluation to fine-tune our program. These educational objectives and outcomes have been developed using ABET criteria and input from students, alumni, faculty, and employers.

In ABET terminology, objectives describe the aims of the program in preparing graduates for career and professional accomplishments, and outcomes describe the skills and knowledge students are expected to possess by the time of graduation.

Students, alumni, faculty, employers, and others with an interest in the division are invited to read the objectives and outcomes below and send any comments or questions to Dr. Bijaya Karki at bbkarki@lsu.edu

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for the B.S. degree candidate in computer science are:

  • To apply and continuously acquire knowledge, both theoretical and applied, related to core areas of computer science;
  • To solve diverse and unique problems in software design and development processes;
  • To work productively as computer professionals (in traditional careers, graduate school, or academia) by:
    • Demonstrating effective use of oral and written communication.
    • Working competently as a member of a team unit.
    • Adhering to ethical standards in the profession.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, graduates will possess the ability to: 

  • 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.
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • 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 trade-offs involved in design choices.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Engage in continuous professional development.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Communicate effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Analyze the local and global impacts of computing on individuals and organizations.