University Catalogue

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Lu Juan, Interim Department Head

 

Computer Science and Information Technology

The Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Both programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. These programs are designed to provide the foundation necessary for computer science graduates to succeed in the computing profession as well as in graduate school.

The department also offers courses in computing applications designed to meet the needs of students in other disciplines.

 

Majors

Students wishing to major, or co-major, in Computer Science or Information Technology must complete the following:

  1. Forty-eight or more hours of computer science course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  2. Six or more semester hours of mathematics course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  3. Fifteen or more semester hours of science course work as specified in the curriculum below.
  4. Thirty or more semester hours of broad, general education course work.

In addition, students must complete a departmentally specified comprehensive computer science examination in their final semester.

 

Progression Requirements for the Discipline

Students intending to major in Computer Science or Information Technology should inform the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology of their intention as early as possible in their academic career. By the time they have earned 45 hours at Southeastern,* students wishing to continue a major in Computer Science or Industrial Technology must pass Computer Science 161 with a "C" or better, or they must declare another major. Students who have declared a Computer Science major must pass Mathematics 200 with a "C" or better by the time they have earned 60 hours at Southeastern.* If they are unable to achieve this milestone, they can change their major to Information Technology. Students with exceptional circumstances must have an alternative progression plan approved by the Department Head.

*Note that credit hours transferred from other institutions are not included in these total hours earned.

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

The department also offers an upper-division honors curriculum allowing its students to earn an honors diploma in the major at graduation. For information about requirements and honors courses in this department, please contact the Department Head.

 

Minors

The Computer Science minor consists of the following eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science: CMPS 161, 257, 280, 285, 390 and three credits from CMPS 401, 411, 439, or 450.

The Applied Computer Science minor consists of eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science: CMPS 161, 280, 285, 294 and six credits from CMPS 209, 315, 329, or 394.

The Computer Technology minor consists of eighteen semester hours of course work in Computer Science. CMPS 110 or CMPS 101; CMPS 120 or CMPS 161; CMPS 209; CMPS 225 or CMPS 234; and two 200, 300, or 400 level CMPS courses.

 

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology is a profession in which knowledge of applied mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering methods gained by higher education and practice is used for the development of technological advances and for applications of existing technology to various industries. An Engineering Technology program is different from a classical engineering one in that it is devoted primarily to the utilization of available engineering techniques and methods to solve practical technological problems. The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org."

 

Engineering Technology Concentrations

Students must elect to study one of the Engineering Technology Concentrations: Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Energy Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology. A Bachelor of Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the required course work, which includes the Engineering Technology core curriculum, the required curriculum for each individual concentration, and the relevant technical electives.

 

Major

There are 33 credit hours of required core courses, 30 to 33 credit hours of concentration required courses, and an additional six to nine credit hours of technical elective courses required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.

 

Industrial Technology

The Industrial Technology program is a management-oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to manufacturing technology. Included are a sound knowledge and understanding of materials and production processes; principles of distribution and concepts of industrial management and human relations; experiences in communication skills, humanities, and social sciences; and a proficiency level in the physical sciences, mathematics, design, and technical skills to permit the graduate to resolve technical-managerial and manufacturing production problems.

The Industrial Technology graduate is a professional with a broad technical and managerial background. Typically included in this background are a functional knowledge and understanding of materials and production processes; industrial management and human relations; communication skills, the physical sciences, mathematics, and current technical skills to enable the graduate to effectively meet technical, managerial, and industrial requirements.

The Industrial Technology program at Southeastern Louisiana University is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), htt://www.atmae.org.

 

Pre-Professional Program: Pre-Architecture

Students should plan to transfer after two years at Southeastern. Typical requirements include mathematics; physics; courses in design; English composition, and speech. Consult advisor, since specific requirements differ widely among schools of architecture.

 

Manufacturing Technology Concentrations

Students must elect to study one of the manufacturing technology concentrations: Automated Systems, Drafting/Design, and Supervision. Upon satisfactory completion of the Industrial Technology core curriculum and the concentration area, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. Included in this section, are the curriculum sheets for the manufacturing technology concentrations.

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

The department also offers an upper-division honors curriculum allowing its students to earn an honors diploma in the major at graduation. For information about requirements and honors courses in this department, please contact the Department Head.

 

Minors

In order to minor in Industrial Technology, the student must complete twenty-one (21) semester hours from the following:

IT 111 - Engineering Drafting - 3 semester hours

IT 112 - Descriptive Geometry - 3 semester hours

IT 233 - Introduction to Basic Electricity and Electrons - 3 semester hours

IT 242 - Materials and Processes - 3 semester hours

IT 264 - Industrial Fluid Power - 3 semester hours

IT 308 - Production Planning and Control or IT 402 - Industrial Supervision - 3 semester hours

OSHE 111 Intro to OSH&E or IT 311 - Industrial Design - 3 semester hours

 

Bachelor's Degree Program in Industrial Technology

A minimum of 36 hours of required IT courses (with one course possibly being OSHE 111), 15 hours of IT Concentration Courses, and an additional 6 hours of IT electives are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology for a total of 57 hours of Industrial Technology.

 

Associate Degree Program in Industrial Technology

The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology is designed to enable graduates to enter various fields of industry after completing two years of study. Graduates may also elect to continue their education in the four-year degree Manufacturing Technology Concentrations. Graduates of the two-year curriculum will be awarded the degree of Associate of Applied Science.

 

Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSH&E) program is designed to provide an academically comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates with the ability and competency to become highly qualified safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental professionals. The OSH&E program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Typical Elements

The OSH&E program prepares students to succeed as occupational safety, health, and environment professionals with a broad technical and managerial background. Typically included in this background are a functional knowledge and understanding of safety, health, and environment fundamentals; legal aspects of safety, health, and environmental practices; interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors on the human body; basic principles of fire prevention and protection in the workplace; industrial and construction safety throughout work processes; industrial management and human relations; communication skills, mathematics, sciences, and statistics; and practical skills of basic laboratory techniques associated with industrial hygiene and basic sciences; fundamental exposure assessment sampling techniques; pollution fundamentals and control techniques; accident/incident investigation and analysis; measurement of safety performance; safety, health, and environment program management; performance of education and training for safety.

 

Minors

OSH&E Safety
The minor in OSH&E – Safety consists of the following eighteen credit hours (six courses) of coursework on OSH&E: OSHE 111, 112 or 121, 231, 261, 311 or 322 or 323 or 381 or 382, and 421 or 424.

OSH&E – Health
The minor in OSH&E - Health consists of the following eighteen credit hours (six courses) of coursework in OSH&E: OSHE 111, 141, 242, 322, 341, and 441.

OSH&E – Environment
The minor in OSH&E - Environment consists of the following eighteen credit hours (six courses) of coursework in OSH&E: OSHE 111, 141, 251, 341, 451, and 452.