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    Admissions presentation (Modified Nov 20, 2009) Admissions presentation (Modified Nov 20, 2009) Presentation Transcript

    • Computing Sciences at Elon University Dave Powell November 21, 2009 Software Runs The World
    • Exciting Rate of Change
      • Smart Phones: IPhone, Touch, MyTouch, Palm Pre, Droid
      • Netbooks
      • Google Chrome
      • Cloud Computing
    • Degrees Offered
      • BA and BS in Computer Information Systems (CIS)
        • BS is additional 4 courses in Business
      • BA and BS in Computer Science (CSC)
        • BS is additional CS elective course and a 2 course science sequence
      • Bachelors in Computer Science/Engineering (3/2 Program)
    • Leading Edge of Computing
      • Five department compute servers.
      • Nine machine Grid Computing Node.
      • Latest Windows, Apple and Linux Operating Systems
      • Latest Software Updated twice annually
        • Microsoft Academic Alliance (Visual Studio 2008, C#, C++, VB)
        • IBM University (Rational Rose, Rational Application Developer)
        • Eclipse Enterprise with Google Plugins and Java 6, Android
        • Oracle 10g, SQL server, MySQL 5, Derby 10.5
        • Google Cloud, Apache, Tomcat, Websphere 7, Windows Server 2008
        • PHP, Python, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop
        • Case tools: Visible Analyst, Rational Rose, ArgoUML, Microsoft Project
      • Two Labs with dedicated access to department majors
      • Every machine is replaced every three years
    • 1 2 MacPro Dual Boot, Dual Monitor
    • Networking Lab
    • Lego Robots in Computer Science I
    • Android 09 Devices in Mobile Computing
    • Genetic Art in Artificial Intelligence
    • Xbox 360 in Game Programming
    • Honor Student Thesis on Touch/IPhone
    • Program Prepares Students for Job Market or Graduate School
      • 25% of 2005 graduates went to grad school. (Notre Dame, Wake Forest, (2) DePaul, UNC)
      • 20% of 2006 graduates went to grad school (Florida State, Wake Forest)
      • 25% of 2007 graduates went to grad school ( (2) Wake Forest, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte)
      • For 2008, 20% graduates went to grad school (Wake Forest and UNC Charlotte)
      • For 2009, 20% of graduates received job offers from Credit Suisse in November 2008, 5% to grad school
      • For 2010, 5 Computing Sciences seniors have received and accepted job offers from Credit Suisse for June 2010
    • Where Are Recent Grads Working?
      • IBM
      • Credit Suisse
      • Red Hat
      • Lockheed Martin
      • Bayer
      • NSA
      • Clarkston Consulting
      • Travelers
      • Verizon
      • JP Morgan
      • Wachovia
      • Cryptic Studios www.crypticstudios.com
    • Recent Internships (2008 - 2009)
      • IBM
      • Fidelity
      • Cisco
      • SAS
      • Southland Electrical
      • AIG
      • Volvo
      • Credit Suisse
    • Computer Science or Information Systems
      • Offers opportunity for students to experiment with both. Some get a major and a minor.
      • Computer Science for “programmers” interested in developing scientific, engineering or gaming software. Focus is on algorithms and machines.
      • Information systems for those interested in specifying, developing, maintaining and supporting computer systems in service industries. Focus is on breadth (web, database, networks, analysis).
    • Key Philosophy of Department
      • Even balance between theory and development.
      • All classes taught by full time faculty.
      • No class size larger than 28. Average size approximately 12-15
      • Most classes taught in computer lab.
      • Project emphasis (individual and group).
      • Minimum 6 office hours per week for student assistance.
    • Department Activities for Students
      • ACM – Association for Computing Machinery
      • Social gatherings
      • Attend conferences
      • Research with faculty
      • Present papers – SURE, SURF, ACM Conferences
      • Programming Team
      Sept 18, 2009
    • Questions
    • BA in Computer Science
      • Computer Science I, II & 3
      • Algorithm Analysis
      • Programming Languages
      • Computer Systems
      • Mobile Computing
      • Software Development/Capstone
      • Calculus I
      • Calculus II or Applied Matrix Theory
      • Discrete Structures
      • A probability and/or statistics course
      • 2 electives from:
        • Game Programming and Computer Graphics
        • High Performance Computing
        • Artificial Intelligence
        • Advance Programming
        • Research
        • Internship
    • BS in Computer Science
      • BA in CS plus
      • 1 additional elective from following:
        • Game Programming and Computer Graphics
        • High Performance Computing
        • Artificial Intelligence
        • Advance Programming
        • Research
        • Internship
      • One natural science lab sequence
        • CHM 111, 112, 113, 114
        • PHY 113, 114, 117, 118
        • BIO 111, 112, 113, 114
    • BA in Computer Information Systems
      • Operating Systems and Networks
      • Programming in Visual Environment
      • Systems Analysis and Design
      • Database Management and Analysis
      • Project Implementation and Management
      • 300-400 CIS Elective
      • Web Development Concentration
        • User-Centered Web Design
        • Web Development
        • Intro to Computer Science
      • Enterprise Systems Concentration
        • Management Information Systems
        • Building Collaborative Environments
        • Network Design and Security
      • Discrete Structures
      • Applied Math with Calculus or Calculus 1
      • Statistics
    • BS in Computer Information Systems
      • BA in CIS plus
      • 16 hour from Business Administration Minor
    • Multimedia Minor
      • Unique minor offered jointly by English, Art and Computing Sciences Department.
      • Five course (20 semester hours)
        • Writing, Rhetoric and Interface Design
        • Digital Art 1, 2
        • Interaction Design for Web and Multimedia
        • Web Development
        • Multimedia Authoring Project
        • Web Publishing and Design
        • Audio Production
        • The Art of Film and Video Editing
    • Engineering Program – dual degree
      • Core courses:
        • General Chemistry I and II and Labs
        • Physics I & II with Calculus
        • Calculus I, II, III
        • Differential Equations
        • Computer Science I
      • Engineering Foundations:
        • Introduction to Engineering – 1 sh
        • Engineering Graphics and Design – 2 sh
        • Engineering Mechanics – Statics – 3 sh
        • Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics – 3 sh
        • Circuit Analysis & Lab
        • Thermodynamics
    • Computer Science/Engineering
      • Mathematical Reasoning or Discrete Math
      • Computer Science II and III
      • Algorithm Analysis
      • Computer Systems
      • Mobile Computing
    •