Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Game Design and Development – Computer Science concentration develops computer scientists who are:

  • In demand by employers
  • Recognized for their ability to apply computing expertise
  • Recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn and adapt to the changing environment created by societal and technical influences
  • Demonstrate continued career growth and professional development

Student Outcomes

The Game Design and Development – Computer Science concentration develops graduates who have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.