Accreditation

The Computer Science undergraduate program is in the process of getting accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation, which is achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.

Our final application for ABET accreditation will be submitted in January 2019. We expect the ABET evaluators on-campus visit in Fall 2019.

PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

Full-time undergraduate enrollment as of Oct. 1, 2018 = 89

Degrees awarded for the academic year 2017-18 (Dec and May) = 14

The Mission Statement of the Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in giving our students knowledge through comprehensive educational programs, research, dissemination through scholarly publications, and service to profession, the community, the state, and the nation.

Program Educational Objectives

 The Computer Science Department has adopted the following Program Educational Objectives:

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the Manhattan College Computer Science Program have to:

  • Be proficient in the analytical, mathematical and technological tools necessary to solve computing problems in various areas.
  • Be prepared for the life-long learning that is essential to Computer Science and indicate awareness of the social and ethical implications of Computer Science.
  • Express themselves orally and in writing on Computer Science topics and function effectively on teams.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Computer Science Department has adopted the following Program Learning Outcomes recommended by ABET and performed assessment based on these outcomes in the 2016–2018 assessment cycle:

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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

Based on the updated ABET requirements and recommendations, the Computer Science Department has adopted in September 2018 the following Program Learning Outcomes and will perform assessment based on these outcomes starting from the 2018/2019 academic year (2018-2021 assessment cycle):

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.