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  1. CSE 5194: Orientation SeminarFall 2009 Bahram Khalili Class website: http://ranger.uta.edu/~khalili Fall 2009

  2. CSE Grad Website • Where?http://www.cse.uta.edu/graduate • What? • Contacts and Advising Hours • MS Guide • All Electronic forms • Announcements • Course Descriptions Fall 2009

  3. Other Resources • Grad School Website: http://grad.uta.edu • Graduate Catalog • Graduate Calendar • Funding Opportunities • Thesis/Dissertation Guidelines • Virtual Graduate Advisor: http://grad.uta.edu/currentStudents/VirtualGraduateSchoolAdvisor.asp • Grad School Forms • E-mail: we will use your UTA e-mail account (exclusively) for class communication Fall 2009

  4. Graduate Secretary (Camille Costabile) Her office is the one-stop clearinghouse for all things MS Graduate Advisors Bahram Khalili General Advising – MS & PhD In charge of S/W Eng. curriculum Mike O’Dell General Advising - MS In charge of MSCS and MSCpE curriculum Darin Brezeale General Advising – MS & PhD Personnel Fall 2009

  5. MS CpE Must have Undergraduate degree in Engineering. More hardware centric One of the specialty areas must be “Systems & Architecture” track MS CS MS SFWE Curriculum pre-dominantly Software Engineering *MS CS and CpE have Thesis or Non-Thesis (Structured) options. MS SFWE has only Non-Thesis option. CpE Degree Options Fall 2009

  6. Definitions • Core Courses – These are mandatory courses that all students MUST take • Major (Specialty) Track Courses – Three courses in a subject area including at least one at 6000 level. Areas: • AI, Database, Systems and Architecture, Networks, S/W Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia, Theory and Algorithms, Bioinformatics, and Information Security. • Breadth Courses – Courses outside of your major/specialty track(s)* *Courses in chosen Major/Specialty Track cannot be used for breadth Fall 2009

  7. Non-Thesis (Structured) Degree Plan • Orientation Seminar (5194) • 2 core courses: 5311, One of {5306, 5317, 5301} • 3 breadth courses • Only two may be in the same specialty area • 3 courses in major area 1 (one 6000-level) • 3 courses in major area 2 (one 6000-level) • 1 Elective (can be in area of Major/ Specialty or outside the Department, with prior approval by advisor) Fall 2009

  8. Thesis • Orientation Seminar (5194) • 2 core courses : 5311, One of {5306, 5317,5301} • 3 courses in Major area (one 6000-level) • 2 Breadth courses • The two have to be in two different areas • 1 Elective (can be in area of Major or outside the Department, with prior approval by advisor) • Thesis I (5398) (Repeat if necessary) • Thesis II (5698) Must be taken in graduating semester. • NOTE: Thesis II requires preparatory research work (CSE 5398, Thesis I) in a prior semester. This requirement may only be waived with the permission of your thesis supervisor. Fall 2009

  9. MS Software Engineering • Orientation Seminar (5194) • 5 Core courses: CSE 5311, 5324, 5325, 5328 and 5329 • 2 Courses from: CSE 5326, 5392, 6323, 6324, 6329, 6392 • 5 Electives, including three from CSE Fall 2009

  10. Must be UG CS/CpE 36 hours Courses (Fixed): CSE 5311 - Advanced Algorithms CSE 5306 - Operating Systems II CSE 5317 - Design and Construction of Compilers CSE 5344 - Computer Networks I CSE 5350 - Computer Architecture II CSE 5321 - Software Testing CSE 5324 - Software Engineering I CSE 5325 - Software Engineering II CSE 5330 - Database Systems CSE 5331 - DBMS Models and Implementation Techniques CSE 6331 - Advanced Topics in Database System CSE 6332 - Techniques for Multimedia Databases MS CS MS CpE Distance Learning program in Database and Information Technology Fall 2009

  11. Important Notes • You can use one, and only one, course outside the department (i.e., a non-CSE course) in your Degree Plan. • NO waivers for Core will be granted even if you have taken Compilers/Advanced OS in your Undergrad. DO NOT ASK • Directed Study (5393) is not allowed under the non-thesis (structured) option. Fall 2009

  12. Planning Courses • Make sure your Program of Work is complete… it is your responsibility • Register early. • Plan “Major” sequences for a three semester stretch. • Thesis students - Do not wait to complete all courses before registering for Thesis. • Several 5392/6392 classes can be taken. Fall 2009

  13. Managing YOUR Degree Plan • CSE Graduate Students can register in (almost) any course we offer… so BEWARE • Only special CSE courses require clearance (Directed Study, Thesis I, any web course) • YOUR plan is YOUR responsibility • Use MyMav Degree Audit capability • Ask questions of the graduate advisors if in doubt about progress or applicability of a specific course Fall 2009

  14. Managing YOUR Degree Plan with MyMav • MyMav degree audit feature • Your degree plan is associated with your id# • CS MS Non-Thesis, CS MS Thesis, CpE MS Non-Thesis, CpE MS Thesis, MS Software Engineering • Graduate advisor can change you between Thesis and Non-Thesis • MyMav uses best-fit algorithm to apply your courses taken to your specified degree plan • Courses that do not fit will be shown as “not-applied” • Certain courses will require advisor action to apply in correct spot Fall 2009

  15. Important Dates (e.g., Fall 2009) • Current Student enrollment: June 4th • Open enrollment for all current/returning students • Regular Enrollment ends: August 24th • Late fees apply after this date • Students may add/drop courses • Late Registration ends: August 31st • Students may not add/drop after this date • Critical changes may be made by advisor • Census Date: September 9th • NO changes after this date • File for graduation: Sept. 28th • Refer to checklist for graduating semester: http://www.uta.edu/history/gradgradchecklists.htm Fall 2009

  16. CSE 5194 Course Requirements • Thesis Critique • Email the author and title of the thesis to khalili@uta.edu by Oct. 30h. • These are available in UTA Central Library and may be searched at http://pulse.uta.edu. • Your two-page critique is due Dec. 1st at CSE office. Fall 2009

  17. Thesis Critique Content • Identification (author, supervising faculty, title, etc.) • Classification (What focused area of computer science is addressed?) • Effort (How much effort/creativity appears to have been expended?) • Contribution (What are the most notable results?) • Bibliography (What are the author’s key references?) • Opinions (What do you think about the research?) Fall 2009

  18. … Requirements • Two Defenses • Attendance: Defenses announced through cse website under seminars tab: • URL: http://www.cse.uta.edu/news/seminars/ • Complete and submit a Defense Attendance/ Comment form for each defense attended. • Blank forms are available at the class website. (One is in your handouts) • Get a faculty committee member’s signature, answer the questions, and turn it in to the CSE Office by Dec. 1st. • Please do not disturb defenses that you attend. Arrive on time. Fall 2009

  19. Academic Dishonesty • Do’s and Don’ts – Do the right thing. If you think it is wrong it probably is – so Don’t do it! • Ask your instructor what are acceptable and unacceptable practices for the course. • Plagiarism is dealt with more seriously than you may think it should be. • See Student Judicial Affairs Website: http://www.uta.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/ • Red Pill vs. Blue Pill • Form 1 - Admission of Guilt • Form 2 - Deny Allegation Fall 2009

  20. Thesis • Is it for you? • Sequence and Planning • Work Expectations • Assistantship Obligations - GTAs and GRAs • Switching to and from structured • Grades Fall 2009

  21. Curricular Practical Training (CPT)- (Internship) • Purpose: enhance your education through work experience • F-1 Rules: see http://www.uta.edu/oie/forms/cpt_forms.php • Current good academic standing • Two semesters of graduate coursework complete • Currently enrolled in an appropriate UTA course (hours cannot be used for credit – CSE 5191) • Part-time CPT students (20 hours or less) must be enrolled as full-time student (9 credit-hours) • CSE Rules • CSE 5194 completed BEFORE internship • 6 graduate-level courses completed (18 credit-hours) • GPA must be 3.5 and above • May NOT do CPT during the final semester • At most two CPTs are allowed Fall 2009

  22. Curricular Practical Training (CPT)- (Internship) • Procedures: • Ensure that you meet all requirements: • Completion of 50% of graduate course work • GPA of 3.5 or better in graduate course work • Completion of CSE 5194 • No probation of any sort • Obtain an offer letter from your employer • Must be on company letterhead signed by company official • Must state that it is an internship offer • Must specify dates of employment WITHIN the semester for which the offer is given • Must specify whether offer is for part-time (<= 20 hours/week) or full-time (> 20 hours/week) work • Enroll in CSE 5191 • Take completed CPT forms to the International Office Fall 2009