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Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

 
 

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The Software Engineering Program has formulated the following Program Educational Objectives, which describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S. Software Engineering degree program is preparing graduates to attain. In support of these objectives, the faculty have also identified the following Student Outcomes, which describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

The FGCU B.S. Software Engineering degree program will produce graduates who:

  • successfully enter chosen careers in application software development, system software development, and/or graduate studies,
  • practice life-long learning in their professions, adapting to the rapidly changing technological world.

Student Outcomes

Students by the time of graduation will have attained:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, manufacturability, sustainability, ethical, health and safety;
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.