ABET Accreditation

The B.S. degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

The B.S. degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.


Mission

The CSE Department embraces its unique role in the land-grant mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Department shares in the university three missions of teaching, research, and service; mirrors its comprehensiveness in spanning both computer science and computer engineering and in offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees; focuses its commitment to the pursuit of new, basic and applied knowledge; and contributes to the dissemination of knowledge throughout the state and beyond.

In the baccalaureate degree programs, CSE’s mission is to educate our graduates with the skill, knowledge, creativity, and vision to be nationally competitive for professional practice in the commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors and for post-graduate education, leading to careers in research and academia.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) - Computer Engineering

  1. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be able to view computer systems as an integrated continuum of technologies and to engage in integrated system-level design.
  2. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be able to work with professionals in related fields over the spectrum of system design.
  3. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be able to quickly adapt to new work environments, assimilate new information, and solve new problems.
  4. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should have the background and perspective necessary to pursue post-graduate education.
  5. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should work in conformance with societal needs and expectations.
  6. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be integrated into the world of practicing professionals for collaborations, mutual support, and representing the profession to government and society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) - Computer Science

  1. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be proficient computer scientists able to solve a wide range of computing-related problems.
  2. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be able to work with professionals in fields related to computing and/or having computing applications.
  3. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be able to quickly adapt to new work environments, assimilate new information, and solve new problems.
  4. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should have the background and perspective necessary to pursue post-graduate education.
  5. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should work in conformance with societal needs and expectations.
  6. Within a few years after graduation, our graduates should be integrated into the world of practicing professionals for collaborations, mutual support, and representing the profession to government and society. 

Student Outcomes - Computer Engineering

By the time of graduation, Computer Engineering majors must have:

(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

Student Outcomes - Computer Science

By the time of graduation, Computer Science majors must have:

(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 trade-offs involved in design choices

(k) an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

Enrollment Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Computer Engineering ABET Undergraduate Enrollment Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2016

Graduation Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Computer Engineering ABET Degrees Conferred Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2016