Agenda Item FA 10-28

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCEC (Undergraduate) - (School of Computing, School of Engineering/Electrical): Programs of Study Changes (5 items)

Programs of Study Changes (5 items)

09/02/10: Passed

09/09/10: Approved

Log Number: 09/10-255

 

Undergraduate – School of Computing  

09/10 -255
APC 3

BS – CIS Major
all tracks (CS, ISys, ISci, and ITech)

Summary of the Changes:
Requested action is to change the name of the BS degree program from Computer and Information Sciences to Computing and Information Sciences.  ABET accredits applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs that lead to degrees.  Under the aegis of this one BS degree program we offer four major/concentrations each one of which is either currently accredited by or seeking accreditation from ABET.  This change in the name of the BS degree program is necessitated by ABET's policies on program naming. 
If a degree program's name includes exact words of an approved program criteria area, ABET requires that any major/concentration leading to that degree be accredited under those program criteria.  In this case, the word "computer" in the name of the degree program would require that all four of our major/concentrations be accredited under the computer science criteria.  This would result in our losing accreditation for information systems and information technology, and we would fail to gain accreditation for information science.  A simple change of the word "computer" to "computing" in the name of the degree program will resolve this problem.
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Log Number: 09/10-318

 

09/10-318
APC 3

BS – Computer and Information Sciences Major
Computer Science, Information Science,
and Information Systems Tracks

Summary of the Changes:
This is a proposal to add a “Systems Integration” course to following tracks in the B.S Computer and Information Sciences degree program: Computer Science, Information Science, and Information Systems.
Systems integration is an essential task for any organization that is serious about reducing costs and improving customer service. Most organizations are changing their strategy from developing individual systems to integrating their existing systems. Thus, in recent years, there has been increasing demand for computing professionals with systems integration knowledge and skill sets. The aim of the systems integration course is to provide students required practical skills and critical awareness in relation to the state-of-art systems integration techniques. Students would learn key technologies and trends in systems integration, best practices and techniques for designing and implementing integration solutions, and fundamental techniques for planning and managing integration projects.
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Log Number: 09/10-294


Undergraduate – School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering
09/10-294
APC 3

BS – Electrical Engineering Major
Engineering (Computer Design) Track

Summary of the Changes:
Currently the BS - Electrical Engineering program consists of two separate tracks: a System Design Track and a Computer Design Track.  These two tracks only differ slightly.  The two tracks are being merged into a single BS in Electrical Engineering degree.  The new single degree program has been restructured to enable students to complete the program in 4 years.   A corresponding APC3 to eliminate the System Design Track is included, along with an APC3 to change the BS Electrical Engineering Program into a single track.

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Log Number: 09/10-295

 

09/10-295
APC 3

BS – Electrical Engineering Major
Engineering (System Design) Track

Summary of the Changes:
Currently the BS - Electrical Engineering program consists of two separate tracks: a System Design Track and a Computer Design Track.  These two tracks only differ slightly.  The two tracks are being merged into a single BS in Electrical Engineering degree.  The new single degree program has been restructured to enable students to complete the program in 4 years.   A corresponding APC3 to eliminate the Computer Design Track is included, along with an APC3 to change the BS Electrical Engineering Program into a single track. (Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Log Number: 09/10-296

 

09/10-296
APC 3

BS – Electrical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
Currently the BS - Electrical Engineering program consists of two separate tracks: a Systems Design Track and a Computer Design Track.  These two tracks only differ slightly, and due to limited resources, the two tracks are being merged into a single BS in Electrical Engineering major that incorporates aspects of both tracks.  The new curriculum has been restructured to enable students to complete the program in 4 years.  
The revised BS - Electrical Engineering degree program has only 1 track for the students.  The following changes have been made to the curriculum:
  -  The curriculum has been simplified in terms of student course choices.
  -  The revised curriculum consists of 50 credits of pre-engineering coursework, 13 credits of lower division engineering course, 6 credits or engineering foundation course work, 49 credits of core electrical engineering courses, and 10 credits of technical electives, which results in no change to the existing degree requirement of 128 credit hours.
  -  A new block schedule has been developed to allow for prerequisite changes of current course.
  -  The following courses have been terminated in the process of merging the two tracks.  None of these courses have been offered in several years.
  -  EEE4310 (Digital Integrated Circuits)
  -  EEL4230 (Electronic Drives / Motor Control)
  -  EEL4242C (Power Electronic Circuits)
  -  EEL3889C (Introduction to Embedded System Design)
  -  EEL4515 (Advanced Digital Communication)
  -  EEL4515L (Advanced Digital Communication Lab)
  - An existing course, EGN3203 (Modern Computational Methods) has been added to the core required courses.
  - An existing course, EGN3613 (Economics for Engineers) has been added to the list of approved technical electives.
  - The prerequisite for EEL3216 (Introduction to Power Systems) has been changed from EEL3211 (Introduction to Electric Machines) to EEL3111 (Circuit Analysis I)
  - The prerequisite for EEL347c (Electromagnetic Fields and Applications) has been changed from EEL3111 (Circuit Analysis I) to EEL3211 (Circuit Analysis II)
- The prerequisite for EEL 4914 (Senior Design I) has been changed from "Senior Standing" and "Permission of Instructor" to EEE 4309C (Electronic Circuits II) and EEL 4744C (Microcontroller Applications).
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