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Agenda Item FA 17-62

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

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

New Course and Programs of Study Changes (4 packages)

12/07/17: Passed

12/14/17: Approved

Log Number: 201708-27

School of Computing – Graduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major – Computer Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package includes reduction in credit hours for the existing thesis option (from 36 credit hours to 30 credit hours) of the MS in CIS with Concentration in Computer Science (Thesis Option) and the introduction of a new concentration, Computer Science (Non-Thesis Option) at 36 credit hours. This will bring the concentrations to alignment with other SUS programs. The introduction of the non-thesis option will cater to many of the working professionals who seek an advanced degree in Computer Science through studying advanced topics, but not necessarily performing original research or composing a research thesis. The non thesis option at 36 credit hours should provide an equivalent amount of graduate study to that provided through the thesis option. A new course (Research Methods in Computing CIS6xxx--Package#APC 201708-31) is included in the program, but will be submitted for approval as a separate package.
 (Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201708-28

School of Computing – Graduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major – Information Systems Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package includes reduction in credit hours for the existing thesis option (from 36 credit hours to 30 credit hours) of the MS in CIS with Concentration in Information Systems (Thesis Option) and the introduction of a new concentration, Information Systems (Non-Thesis Option) at 36 credit hours. This will bring the concentrations to alignment with other SUS programs. The introduction of the non-thesis option will cater to many of the working professionals who seek an advanced degree in Information Systems through studying advanced topics, but not necessarily performing original research or composing a research thesis. The non thesis option at 36 credit hours should provide an equivalent amount of graduate study to that provided through the thesis option. A new course (Research Methods in Computing CIS6xxx--Package#APC 201708-31) is included in the program, but will be submitted for approval as a separate package.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201708-29

School of Computing – Graduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Master of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major – Software Engineering Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package includes reduction in credit hours for the existing thesis option (from 36 credit hours to 30 credit hours) of the MS in CIS with Concentration in Software Engineering (Thesis Option) and the introduction of a new concentration, Software Engineering (Non-Thesis Option) at 36 credit hours. This will bring the concentrations to alignment with other SUS programs. The introduction of the non-thesis option will cater to many of the working professionals who seek an advanced degree in Software Engineering through studying advanced topics, but not necessarily performing original research or composing a research thesis. The non thesis option at 36 credit hours should provide an equivalent amount of graduate study to that provided through the thesis option. A new course (Research Methods in Computing CIS6xxx--Package#APC 201708-31) is included in the program, but will be submitted for approval as a separate package.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201708-31

School of Computing – Graduate


Add a new course

Research Methods in Computing
(3 crs)

CIS

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Students completing this course will be prepared to conduct research in the disciplines of computing and become better interpreters of research outcomes produced by others. The issues, concepts, methods, and techniques associated with scientific inquiry in general are covered, including qualitative and quantitative methods. An emphasis is placed on communication skills, creative thinking, problem-solving, and integration of knowledge. Students will select a research problem with the approval of the instructor, review the relevant literature, produce a pertinent prospectus draft, present the proposed work in an oral and/or poster presentation format, and review presentations of peers.