BS in Computer Science

Program Requirements

The BS in Computer Science (CS) requires the completion of 126 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 33
School of Engineering Requirements 24
CS Program Requirements 63
Free Electives 6
Total 126

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) credit hours, as follows:

a. Orientation Courses (14) credit hours required

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101
or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

b. Knowledge Domains: Divided into the following three categories: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

1.Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits minimum)

MEST 100 Public Speaking 3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

2.Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits minimum)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3*
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
GEOG 100 World Regional Geography  3
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3

* UAES 200 is mandatory

3. Natural Sciences (7 credits minimum)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4*
BIOL 100 Humankind in a Biological World 3
CHEM 100/101 Chemistry in Everyday Life 4
CHEM 211/212 General Chemistry I  4
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3

* MATH 113 is mandatory.

School of Engineering Requirements (24 credit hours)

PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3

CS Program Requirements (63 credit hours)

a. Core Courses (57 credit hours)

CSCI 104 Introduction to Computing  3
CSCI 211 Object-Oriented Programming 3
MATH 225 Discrete Mathematics 3
CSCI 215 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CSCI 232 Computer Organization 3
CSCI 315 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
CSCI 326 Database Systems 3
CSCI 312 Operating System Fundamentals 3
CSCI 372 Compiler Design 3
CSCI 388 Programming Languages 3
CENG 335 Computer Architecture  3
CENG 336 Computer Architecture Lab 1
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
CENG 411 Software Engineering 3
CSCI 440 Formal Methods 3
CSCI 462 Data Communications and Computer Networks  3
CSCI 463 Data Communications and Computer Networks Lab 1
CENG 461 Network Security 3
CSCI 492 Senior Design Project I 2
CSCI 493 Senior Design Project II 4

b. Technical Electives (6 credit hours)

CSCI 411 Computer Graphics 3
CSCI 412 Computer Graphics Lab  1
CSCI 415 Introduction to Parallel Programming  3
CSCI 416 Human Computer Interaction 3
CENG 435 Parallel Computer Architectures  3
CENG 437 Introduction to Robotics 3
CSCI  437 Artificial Intelligence 3
ECEN 481 Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission 3
CENG 466 Wireless Communications and Networking 3
CSCI 450 Information Security and Privacy 3
CSCI 499 Special Topics in Computer Science 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total   126 Credits 

Free Electives (6 credit hours): Students must complete two courses (6 credits) of free electives

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ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an overview of major areas in the field of psychology. The following topics will be covered in this course: history of psychology; research methods used in psychology; organization of human brain and biological basis of behavior; sensation; perception; basic principles of learning; cognition; language; intelligence; emotion; motivation; developmental psychology; personality theories and assessment, stress and its effect on health; abnormal behavior and therapies; and, social psychology.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

POLI 100 - Contemporary Global Issues

The course addresses contemporary issues impacting international and global affairs, and the major political, social, economic and environmental forces confronting global communities. Some of the themes are democracy and human rights, nationalism and conditions of conflict and stability, economic globalization, resource distribution and depletion, responsibilities of international and transnational organizations, technological development and environmental concerns, cultural diversity and identity, and the possibility of global stability and future world order.

POLI 101 - Politics of Scarcity 

The problems of scarcity and security are as much political as they are economic or technological. This course identifies the political aspects of global economic exchange and distribution, flows of labor and capital, and international cooperation, global security and conflict.

GEOG 100 - (GEOG 200) World Regional Geography 

This course will examine a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Each region will be reviewed in a similar structure so students can clearly see the similarities and differences between each region. Specifically, the course will explore where each region is located along with its physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration will then continue on to look at each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region from these perspectives as well as how human activities impact the environments of the region. The student will first review the basic theories of the discipline of geography, the relationship of world population and resources and the factors affecting development. Next, the student will survey the major regions of the world to identify each region's distinguishing geographic characteristics. This course is a descriptive synthesis of the world's realms and major regions. The basic geographic components of each region, both physical and human, are discussed as the course spans the globe in a single semester to give a broad comparative overview of world regional geography. For each of the world’s realms, a regional issue is identified and current issues will be incorporated into classes as they arise. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the geographic regions of the world while emphasizing the nature of their physical resources, economies, culture and politics. These courses will also address the issue of why certain countries are developed versus under-developed.

COMM 101 - Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

The course presents the principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. It emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

BIOL 100 - Humankind in a Biological World

Human beings interact with, affect and are affected by other living organisms. This course explores the ways in which human activities have had an impact on other life on earth, mankind and disease and the development of scientific thought.

CHEM 100 - Chemistry in Everyday Life

Co-requisite: CHEM 101

The main focus of this course is on how chemistry is involved our everyday life. It covers the basic chemical principles that impact us with their immediate applications. It addresses the effect of chemicals in everyday life and introduces the techniques that make our lives easier.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

ENVS 102 - Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations

The course examines the interactions between human and environmental systems, and its effect on the future of environmental sustainability. Topics covered include global and local environmental change, conservation of the ecosystem, biodiversity, water management and climate change.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and threedimensional analytic geometry.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

CSCI 104 - Introduction to Computing 

This course serves as an introduction to the field of computer science and the computer’s various layers. The course provides exposure to the following layers: information, hardware, programming, operating systems, applications, and communications. Additional topics include ethics, security, privacy, the impact of computing, and widely used software applications.

CSCI 211 - Object-Oriented Programming

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming principles and techniques using Java. Topics include Java elementary programming, and Java object-oriented features such us methods, objects, classes, access modifiers, constructors, immutable objects & classes, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic binding, object castings, abstract and interface classes, and exception handling.

MATH 225 - Discrete Mathematics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers the basic discrete mathematical structure, methods of reasoning, and counting techniques: sets, equivalence relations, propositional logic, predicate logic, induction, recursion, pigeon-hole principle, permutation and combinations.

CSCI 215 - Data Structures and Algorithms

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 211 and MATH 225

This course introduces data structures and various fundamental computer science algorithms. The course covers abstract data-type concepts, stacks, queues, lists, and trees. Several sorting and searching algorithms are covered. Additional topics include an introduction to graphs and their implementation and running time and time complexity measurement.

CSCI 232 - Computer Organization

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course provides a programmer’s view of the execution of programs in computer systems. Topics covered include instruction sets, machine-level code, assembly language, performance evaluation and optimization, memory organization and management, address translation, and virtual memory.

CSCI 315 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course introduces the design and analysis principles for various algorithms. The topics covered include searching algorithms, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, Huffman coding, graph traversing algorithms, shortest path algorithms, linear programming, and NP-completeness.

CSCI 326 - Database Systems

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 211

This course is an introductory course on database management systems. The goal of the course is to present a comprehensive introduction to the use of data management systems. Some of the topics covered are the following: The Entity-Relationship Model, the Relational Data Model, the SQL language, the database design, and the database integrity and security.

CSCI 312 - Operating System Fundamentals

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course covers the principles, components, and design of modern operating systems, focusing on the UNIX platform. Topics include system structure, process concept, multithreaded programming, process scheduling, synchronization, atomic transaction, deadlocks, memory management, and file system.

CSCI 372 - Compiler Design

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 232

The course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of compilation. Topics include compiler architecture, components, phases, software tools, lexical roles and specifications, regular expressions, syntax roles and specifications, context-free grammars, top-down parsing, bottom-up parsing, LR parsers & parse trees, syntax directed translation, syntax tree, abstract syntax tree, and finite automata.

CSCI 388 - Programming Languages

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in the design of programming languages. The course focuses on programming languages within the functional and logic programming paradigms such as Scheme and Prolog. Topics include history of programming languages, language design criteria, functional programming, syntax, logic programming, semantics, and object-oriented principles.

CENG 335 - Computer Architecture 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331
Co-requisite(s): CENG 336

This course covers details of microprocessor design including the instruction set architecture, memory design, and data path and control design. The course also emphasizes memory performance related concepts such as associativity and multi-level caching. Additional topics include virtual memory and performance speed-up techniques using pipelining, multithreading, and multiprocessing.

CENG 336 - Computer Architecture Lab

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331
Co-requisite(s): CENG 335

This course covers modern computer system architecture and computer design principles. A Hardware Description Language is used to design basic components of a microprocessor datapath and control. Additional topics covered include Adders, MUX, Counters, ALU, registers/shift registers, RAM, pipelining, and cache memory.

ECEN 331 - Digital System Design

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisites: ECEN 332

Principles of digital logic and digital system design and implementation in VHDL. Topics include number systems; Boolean algebra; analysis, design, and minimization of combinational logic circuits; analysis and design of synchronous and asynchronous finite state machines; and introduction to VHDL and behavioral modeling of combinational and sequential circuits.

ECEN 332 - Digital Systems Design Lab 

Pre-requisite(s):
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 331

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 331. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with basic logic components, combinational and sequential logic circuits and the use of VHDL.

CENG 411 - Software Engineering

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 215

This course examines in detail the software development process. Topics include concepts such as software processes, software specification, software design implementation, software testing, software evolution, and software reuse.

CSCI 440 - Formal Methods

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 388

This course introduces formal methods of software engineering. Formal methods are best described as a variety of mathematical modeling techniques, which are used to model the behavior of a computer system and to verify required functionality and design safety. The course covers formal methods modelling, specifications, and verification aspects (in different tools) to ensure the correctness of a software system.

CSCI 462 - Data Communications and Computer Networks 

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces computer networks. Topics include layering approach, functions of different layers, Internet applications (HTTP, DNS), reliable and unreliable transport (TCP and UDP), routing and IP addressing, data link layer services and protocols, and Ethernet

CSCI 463 - Data Communications and Computer Networks Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 462

This course provides students with hands on training on design, troubleshooting, modeling and evaluating of computer networks. Topics include network addressing, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), basic troubleshooting tools, IP routing, and route discovery. Additionally, student will perform network modeling, simulation, and analysis using Packet tracer and WireShark analyzer.

CENG 461 Network Security

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 225 and CSCI 462

Examines information security services and mechanisms in network context. Topics include symmetric and asymmetric cryptography; message authentication codes, hash functions and digital signatures, digital certificates and public key infrastructure; access control including hardware and biometrics; intrusion detection and securing network-enabled applications including e-mail and web browsing.

CSCI 492 - Senior Design Project I

Pre-requisite(s): Senior standing

The course requires seniors to work in small teams to solve significant problems. Over the duration of CSCI 492 and CSCI 493, students design, implement, and evaluate a solution to the problem in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The course reinforces programming principles and serves as a capstone for computing knowledge obtained in the BSCS curriculum. The recognition of the ethical and legal principles are also aspects of the course.

CSCI 493 - Senior Design Project II

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 492

Implementation of the project for which preliminary work was done in CSCI 492. Project includes designing and constructing software and/or hardware, conducting experiments or studies, and testing and validating a complete system. At the end of the term, each team presents to a committee information related to its project in both written and oral formats.

CSCI 411 - Computer Graphics

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in the design of programming languages. The course focuses on programming languages within the functional and logic programming paradigms such as Scheme and Prolog. Topics include history of programming languages, language design criteria, functional programming, syntax, logic programming, semantics, and object-oriented principles.

CSCI 412 - Computer Graphics Lab 

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 411

This course introduces computer graphics and drawing algorithms in a laboratory environment. The topics covered include graphics output primitives and their implementations, two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric transformations and viewing, hierarchical modeling, computer animation, spline representations, visible-surface detection methods, illumination models, and surface-rendering methods, and texturing and surface-detail methods.

CSCI 415 - Introduction to Parallel Programming 

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course is an introduction to parallel programming principles and techniques. Topics include parallel computing memory architecture, memory organization, parallel programming models, parallel program design, performance evaluation, thread-based parallelism, process-based parallelism, message passing, asynchronous programming, and heterogeneous programming.

CSCI 416 - Human Computer Interaction

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course provides an introduction to and overview of the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). The topics include usability principles, predictive evaluation, design management processes, graphic design, understanding users’ requirements gathering, task analysis, handling errors & help, prototyping & UI software, interaction styles, user models, evaluation, and universal design.

CENG 435 - Parallel Computer Architectures 

Pre-requisite(s): CENG 315 and CENG 335

From smart phones, to multi-core CPUs and GPUs, to the world's largest supercomputers and web sites, parallel processing is ubiquitous in modern computing. The goal of this course is to provide a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and engineering trade-offs involved in designing modern parallel computing systems as well as to teach parallel programming techniques necessary to effectively utilize these machines. Because writing good parallel programs requires an understanding of key machine performance characteristics, this course will cover both parallel hardware and software design.

CENG 437 - Introduction to Robotics

Pre-requisite(s): CENG 431

Fundamental Concepts I Robotics, including coordinate transformations, sensors, path planning, kinematics, feedback and feed forward control, stressing the importance of integrating sensors, effectors and control. Exemplified with LEGO Robot Kits.

CSCI 437 - Artificial Intelligence

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 315 or STAT 346

This course provides an introduction to the different sub-areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Besides, students learn basic concepts, methods, and algorithms of AI and how they can be used to solve practical AI problems. The topics include Informed, uninformed, and heuristics search strategies, propositional and first-order Logic, convex optimization, gradient descent, probability theory, Markov Chains and HMMs, reinforcement, supervised and unsupervised learning.

ECEN 481 - Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 320

Fundamentals of signal and image processing, including algorithms for signal processing that have applications to multimedia (voice and streaming video applications). Topics included: voice coding and recognition, CD and DVD technology, streaming video, WANS and LANS, and videoconferencing technology.

CENG 466 - Wireless Communications and Networking

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 462 or ECEN 462

This course covers fundamental principles underlying wireless communications and networking. Topics include wireless transmission principles, protocols, satellite communications, cellular wireless networks, cordless systems, the wireless local loop, mobile IP, and wireless networking technologies, including IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth standards.

CSCI 450 - Information Security and Privacy

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215 or Instructor permission

This course is a survey of information security considerations as they apply to information systems analysis, design, and operations. Topics include information security vulnerabilities, threats, and risk management. Furthermore, the course introduces several cryptographic algorithms in addition to the privacy and secrecy of statistical databases and e-government applications.

CSCI 499 - Special Topics in Computer Science

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course gives instructors the opportunity to cover the latest developments and contemporary issues in computing. Instructors will provide a detailed course outline at the beginning of the semester.

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.