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

Graduates of computer engineering must have:
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Outcomes - Computer Science

Graduates of computer science must have:

  1. An ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. An ability to 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. An ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. An ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. An ability to apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. 

The above student outcomes have been approved by the ABET Engineering Area Delegation for use beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, and have been adopted by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Enrollment Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year undergraduate enrollment data for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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