The goals of the three Bachelor of Science programs, computer engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering, are to prepare students for entry into the profession; to instill in students the capabilities required by the discipline, the recognition of the need to enhance the discipline, and the desire for life-long learning; and to equip students with a general knowledge of technical and non-technical disciplines so that they are prepared for further study in other fields including professional and graduate education.
1. Graduates who enter professional practice will demonstrate progression toward positions of technical responsibility or managerial leadership in their discipline.
2. Graduates who pursue full-time graduate or advanced professional study will successfully complete their programs of study in their discipline.
3. Graduates will meet their own and societal needs that are consistent with the goals of life-long learning, professional ethics, and leadership.
The computer engineering and electrical engineering programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
(l) knowledge of probability and statistics including applications, discrete math, and an understanding of advanced mathematics in the areas of differential equations, numerical analysis, linear algebra, and calculus.
The computer science program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
(b) an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
(c) an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(d) an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(e) an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(f) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g) an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h) recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
(i) an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) 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.
(k) an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
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The University of Tennessee Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of the department’s academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures.
The Showcase Curriculum shows courses arranged in a way which a student, by carrying a course load sometimes as high as 18 hours per semester can graduate in four years (eight semesters).
Such an achievement requires dedication and full-time serious effort and many students take less than a full load for a variety of reasons. The arrangement of courses shown in the Showcase Curriculum has been carefully thought out to provide the most effective learning experience for the student.
You would be well advised to follow this sequence as closely as circumstances permit. At the very least you should observe all prerequisite and co-requisite requirements. Significant deviations from the Showcase Curriculum should be completely discussed well in advance with your adviser.
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