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  1. Computing Sciences & Engineering – Keys to Your Success in Life John Fernandez, Ph.D. Chair, CSCI Department July 22, 2010

  2. What’s an Engineer? A person who uses principles of logic, science and mathematics to solve real-world problems and create useful products

  3. Computing Sciences Department • Engineering Technology • ABET accredited programs in EET and MET • Geographic Information Science • ABET accredited program; includes Master’s in Geospatial Surveying Engineering; fully incorporated with the Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) Computer Science • ABET accreditation program; includes MS • Mechanical Engineering • BS program to be ABET accredited

  4. Enrollment Increases By Major

  5. Semester Credit Hours Increase Steadily

  6. Computer Science • Bachelor of Science • Systems Programming • Computer Information Systems • Computer Game Programming • Master of Science Degree • Various emphases • Doctoral Degree (future plans)

  7. GIS/GSEN • Geographic Information Science - BS • GIS and Geomatics • Geospatial Surveying Engineering - MS • Currently Online Program • Doctoral degree (future plans)

  8. Engineering Technology • Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS • Design, installation, manufacturing, testing, mechanical sales or maintenance of mechanical systems • Electrical Engineering Technology - BS • Design & development, operation & maintenance, and technical sales of electrical systems

  9. Mechanical Engineering Program(Started in Fall 09) • Builds upon existing ET strengths • Distinctive features • Off shore focus • Energy option

  10. Engineeringvs.Engineering Technology

  11. Engineers Design the Stuff Technologists Execute the Designs

  12. Port of Corpus Christi 6th largest port in in the United States

  13. Other Local Employer Information • Naval Air Station • Corpus Christi Army Depot • U.S. Coast Guard • Customs and Border Protection Service • Corpus Christi Port Industries • Kiewitt Offshore Service

  14. CO-OP & Internship Opportunities

  15. WHAT’S YOUR DEGREE WORTH? * SOURCE: The 2009 PayScale Report by PayScale, Inc. http://www.payscale.com/

  16. Other Nations are Outpacing the U.S. in Engineering Graduates # of Engineering Graduates Source: National Science Board, “Science and Engineering Indicators – 2002”, Table 2-18

  17. Engineering Degrees • 25 years ago the U. S. , Japan and China graduated a similar number of engineers of about 75,000, while Korean engineering graduates totaled just 28,000. • By 2000: • Chinese engineering graduates increased 161% to 207,500 • Japanese engineering graduates increased 42% to 103,200 • Korean engineering graduates increased 140% to 56,500 • U. S. engineering graduates declined 20% to 59,500 Source: National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators, 2004.

  18. Is Becoming an Engineer Difficult? Not if you learn the tricks and And follow the Selim rules

  19. WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT (DoL) • Listening and oral communications • Competence in reading, writing, and computation • Adaptability • Creative thinking and problem solving • Personal management, goal setting, motivation • Group effectiveness - Team work • Organization effectiveness and leadership

  20. Recommendations • Focus on math and science courses ahead of liberal arts courses • Make faculty connections • Seek tutoring early if needed • Look into internships and other relevant work experience early • Ask questions