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The principal goal of the Computer Science Division is to prepare students for entry level positions developing software applications related to the aviation and automotive industries, medical offices and hospitals, data communications, manufacturing, management, military, entertainment, consumer and industrial products, and education.
Computer science education must be hands-on and project-based.* Daniel Webster College's program is designed around the concept of active learning, using real-world projects to apply the basic concepts and theories in computer science. In parallel with traditional computer science and mathematics courses, students begin programming the very first day of class and finish their first year implementing a major team-based software development project. This parallel approach of solid academic study and intensive project-based learning continues throughout the four-year program and culminates in a senior capstone software development project or an industry or government internship experience.
The College supports student participation in the annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Northeastern Region (CCSCNE) Conference, where students have the opportunity to present posters on their projects and compete in programming challenges. The College also funds undergraduate student research projects, guided by faculty members, in areas such as mobile application development and outcome assessment software tools.
Computer Science Division students are well-situated geographically to seek internships and part-time research opportunities in New England where computer technology development is a major industry. DWC's location provides students the potential to gain access to regional software research and development companies within the defense, entertainment, medical, and national security areas.
*Daniel Webster College is a collaborator in the international CDIO initiative (http://www.cdio.org), "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers [that stresses] engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating real-world systems and products."
Graduates of the Computer Science Program at Daniel Webster College should be able to:
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Graduates of the Computer Science Program at Daniel Webster College should have: