Computer Science and Engineering

The educational mission of the Computer Science and Engineering Program at UC Irvine is to provide students with comprehensive, interdisciplinary training in computer science and engineering. This is accomplished by developing and offering a curriculum that integrates the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software, and the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to computer systems engineering and design.

Undergraduate Major in Computer Science and Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: A few years after completing the Computer Science and Engineering program, graduates will:

  1. establish a productive Computer Science and Engineering career in industry, government or academia;
  2. engage in professional practice of computer systems engineering and software systems engineering;
  3. promote the development of innovative systems and solutions using hardware and software integration;
  4. promote design, research, and implementation of products and services in the field of Computer Science & Engineering through strong communication, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills.

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Student Outcomes:

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline;
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. 
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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; 
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; 
  4. 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; 
  5. 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; 
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; 
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Computer Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,