Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the Software Engineering program at SHSU are expected to attain or achieve the following Program Educational Objectives within five years of graduation.
- Our graduates should have a successful, long-lived, software engineering-based career path and/or progress toward an advanced degree.
- Our graduates should communicate effectively, fill leadership roles, become effective collaborators, and strongly encourage and support diversity and inclusiveness in their teams/organizations.
- Our graduates should actively engage in lifelong learning and professional development to remain relevant in Software Engineering.
The student outcomes reflect what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These include the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the Software Engineering program at SHSU. The specific outcomes for the Software Engineering Program are:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.