Continuous Improvement Plan (SWE)
Program Constituencies

The principal constituencies of the BS in Software Engineering program are:

        1. The current students of the program.
        2. The alumni.
        3. The faculty of the program.
        4. The employers.

The programs must expose its students to the forefront knowledge in the area of computing, and so they are a critical component of our continuous improvement process. The CSE’s alumni have been in contact with the professional world and should have been able to test the skills that they have attained, hence their experience represents an excellent source to provide useful input for the improvement of our programs. Our faculty plays an essential role in the administration of the programs, in effectively transmitting knowledge to our students through teaching and research, and in the continuous improvement process. Employers’ satisfaction drives employment opportunities for our students; hence they have an important word to say on how our program can improve the quality of our graduates. These four groups of constituencies have a special interest in the continuous success of the program directed by its PEOs, and which must be guaranteed by a successful continuous improvement process.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives for the SWE program are:

        1. Contribute to the advancement of society through the ethical application of their knowledge and skills.
        2. Demonstrate professional competence, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit to excel in the practice of the profession.
        3. Effectively participate and contribute in global markets.

Pursue advanced studies, continued education, and be involved in professional societies to succeed in a constantly evolving field.

Student Outcomes

The SWE program has adopted the student outcomes of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. These are:

E1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

E2. 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

E3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

E4. 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

E5. 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

E6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

E7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.