Agenda Item FA 16-50

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Graduate) – (School of Computing)

Programs of Study (1 package)

12/01/16: Passed

12/08/16: Approved

Log Number: 201601-34

School of Computing – Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program
Master of Science—Computing and Info Sciences Major

Summary of the Changes:

Generally, no undergraduate course should be equivalent to an advanced graduate course. In the Computing and Information Science Master's programs, 5000 level courses are considered introductory graduate courses, however, 6000 level courses are considered advanced graduate level. In this case, a 4000 level course is considered equivalent to a 6000 course. While the topics covered in both courses may be similar, the rate and depth of coverage vary significantly. Therefore, a student's depth of understanding at the graduate level will suffer by not having had CEN 6016 Engineering of Software I. The Plan of Studies for the Computing and Information Sciences MS Concentrations, Software Engineering and Computer Science, will no longer allow CIS 4251 Software Development to be equivalent to CEN 6016 Engineering of Software I.
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