Nov 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering


Andrew H. Sung, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
601.266.4949

Adams, Ali, Banerjee, Chen, Dawoud, Graves, Hawkins, Koh, Li, Marapareddy, Murali, Rahaim, Rishel, Sengupta, Sung, Zhang, W. Zhou, Z. Zhou

The School of Computing Science and Computer Engineering offers seven undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees: computer engineering, computer engineering technology (accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET), computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET), computer science with an emphasis in applied computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET), electronics engineering technology (accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET), and information technology with an emphasis area of developer or networking. The School also offers a pre-engineering program.

The baccalaureate programs provide career-oriented computing education that enables graduates to enter positions with skills that are high in demand in modern industry. All programs are designed to accept transfer students from accredited community/junior colleges and technical institutes. Guidance for transfer students is provided with the individual program information in this section; however, students planning to transfer to the School of Computing Science and Computer Engineering are urged to contact the school for details.

Minors available in computer science and engineering technology programs are outlined following the corresponding major programs. Minor requirements may not be satisfied by transfer of courses from other institutions that are not accredited by CAC or TAC of ABET.

BS in Computer Engineering

Amer Dawoud, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The computer engineering curriculum deals with all aspects of designing, building, and programming of computer systems. It combines fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering in one major, as it introduces students to both hardware (electronic circuits) and software (programming) of computer systems. This degree program prepares graduates for successful, profitable, and lifelong careers in computer systems design, mobile and embedded computing devices, sensor networks, reconfigurable logic, software engineering, cyber security, Internet of Things, and machine intelligence applications.

Newly established laboratories and facilities support the program in educating students to become computer engineers for the design, implementation, maintenance, and security assurance of computing, control, and communication systems. Graduates of the program will pursue job opportunities in the various industry, government, manufacturing, and business employers in Mississippi and throughout the region.

This 126 hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 85-92 hours of program requirements. Please see the degree plan for details.

BS in Computer Engineering Technology

Stephen Adams, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The computer engineering technology program offers the student a variety of topics on the uses of computers and digital electronics in today's technical society. The plan of study leading to the baccalaureate degree provides the student with practical applications of computer technology in combination with the theoretical background necessary for a well-rounded education. Extensive laboratory experience aids the student in the design, analysis and application of digital electronics to the problems encountered in modern technology. Graduates of this program are expected to be knowledgeable in digital electronics, computer hardware and software, and applications involving the computer as a problem-solving tool.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 83-96 hours of program requirements. Please see the degree plan for details.

BS in Computer Science

Beddhu Murali, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The computer science degree program allows students to analyze a problem and identify and define the computer requirements that are appropriate to its solution.  Graduates of this program are prepared to begin professional careers in computer science or to pursue graduate studies. Students seeking a second degree in this program must satisfy all accreditation requirements. For all students pursuing a major in the program, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required computer science courses.

The BS in computer science is only available on the Hattiesburg campus. This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 76-81 hours of program requirements. Please see the degree plan for details.

BS in Computer Science (Applied Computer Science)

Beddhu Murali, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The computer science degree program with an emphasis in applied computer science provides students with the opportunity to focus on applying computer science theories and techniques to various disciplines, such as computer game design, bioinformatics, or software engineering.   Graduates of this program are prepared to begin professional careers in computer science or to pursue graduate studies. Students seeking a second degree in this program must satisfy all accreditation requirements. For all students pursuing a major in the program, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required computer science courses.

The BS in computer science with an applied computer science emphasis is only available on the Gulf Park campus. This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 76-81 hours of program requirements. Please see the degree plan for details.

BS in Electronics Engineering Technology

Zhaoxian Zhou, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The electronics engineering technology program covers a variety of topics in modern electronics, including electronic devices, digital systems and microprocessors, instrumentation, control systems, power systems, robotics and communications. Graduates have extensive knowledge of electronics and are qualified to fill supervisory positions in the electronics industry.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 81-94 hours of program requirements. Corresponding lecture and laboratory courses must be taken simultaneously. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

BS in Information Technology (Developer)

Jeremy Graves, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The information technology program prepares its graduates to design, implement and administer complex client-server information systems. The program includes coursework in local and wide-area networking, network security, network management, network design as well as application development and virtualization technologies. The information technology major is offered under the ITC designation.

Graduates of the broad-based curriculum in hardware, operating systems and application design find employment as systems administrators, systems analysts, network administrators, solution developers, web masters, as well as in other technology related job fields.  For all concentrations, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required ITC courses.

The information technology program is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and is a local academy for the CCNA and IT Foundations courses which can lead to industry certification.  The program also provides access to Microsoft and VMWare software via annual subscriptions, as well as, security training through Fortinet Academy on latest firewall technologies.  The academies and subscriptions allow ITC students to achieve a mastery of the knowledge and skills on the most current technologies being used in industry environments globally.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 83 hours of program requirements. Requirements include one course in calculus and a minimum of 6 hours of algorithm development and programming languages. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

BS in Information Technology (Networking)

Jeremy Graves, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The information technology program prepares its graduates to design, implement and administer complex client-server information systems. The program includes coursework in local and wide-area networking, network security, network management, network design as well as application development and virtualization technologies. The information technology major is offered under the ITC designation.

Graduates of the broad-based curriculum in hardware, operating systems and application design find employment as systems administrators, systems analysts, network administrators, solution developers, web masters, as well as in other technology related job fields.  For all concentrations, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required ITC courses.

The information technology program is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and is a local academy for the CCNA and IT Foundations courses which can lead to industry certification.  The program also provides access to Microsoft and VMWare software via annual subscriptions, as well as, security training through Fortinet Academy on latest firewall technologies.  The academies and subscriptions allow ITC students to achieve a mastery of the knowledge and skills on the most current technologies being used in industry environments globally.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 77 hours of program requirements. Requirements include one course in calculus and a minimum of 6 hours of algorithm development and programming languages. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceNon-degree