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SITE offers 13 degree programs that concentrate on important contemporary technological issues and needs. Four bachelor's degree programs are offered: computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and urban systems engineering. Eight master's degree programs are available: computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, operations research and management science, software systems engineering, statistical sciences, systems engineering, and urban systems engineering. A single cross-disciplinary doctoral program is offered in information technology. Undergraduate certificates are offered in statistics and operations research. For graduate students, certificate programs are offered in command, control, communications, and intelligence; communications and networking; computer, information, and software-intensive systems; federal statistics; information engineering; and software systems engineering.
The undergraduate degree programs prepare graduates to enter directly into professional employment or to continue studies at the graduate level. The requirements for the bachelor's degrees include required and elective courses in mathematics, humanities, and general education, and specialty courses in computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and urban systems engineering. Each program strongly emphasizes English composition and communication.
Students also have the opportunity to develop interest areas in other fields within SITE that offer undergraduate courses but do not now have undergraduate majors. The Bachelor of Individualized Study (B.I.S.) degree program may appeal to mature students who have completed a substantial portion of their studies at other institutions.
Lloyd Griffiths, Dean
Carl M. Harris, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Peter J. Denning, Associate Dean for Computing
E. Bernard White, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Terrance Ryan, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
George R. Umberger, Assistant Dean for Administration and Outreach
John P. Wenzelberger, Director, Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program
Sample schedules that fulfill degree requirements for individual programs within SITE departments are provided in the following pages. With approval of departmental advisers, some courses may be taken out of the indicated sequences, particularly in the case of English, literature, humanities, and social sciences courses.
Students should consult the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section under Academic Policies in this catalog for detailed information concerning requirements for graduation, curricula, English composition and literature, core courses for the selected major, residence, and academic quality for graduation with a major in computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, or urban systems engineering. The portion of the catalog that concerns the Office of Academic Affairs discusses the requirements for the B.I.S. degree. The requirements for the computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and urban systems engineering undergraduate degree programs are provided in the sections associated with the academic departments offering the degree.
|Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Electrical Engineering||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Information Systems||Information and Software Systems Engineering|
|Operations Research and Management Science||Operations Research and Engineering|
|Software Systems Engineering||Information and Software Systems Engineering|
|Statistical Sciences||Applied and Engineering Statistics|
|Systems Engineering||Systems Engineering|
|Urban Systems Engineering||Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering|
Nondegree students may take up to 12 credit hours and are required to have an approved Course Request Form before registering each semester. Approval of a specific course does not imply that the course section will be open at the time of registration.
Students who later choose to seek admission to one of the SITE graduate degree programs must reapply for admission to a degree program and supply the additional required materials with the new application. If admitted to the degree program, the student may request that up to 12 credit hours taken in nondegree status be approved for transfer for a degree. Admission to nondegree status does not automatically guarantee admission to the degree program at a later date. Applicants may obtain more information by contacting the SITE Student Services Office, Room 160, Science and Technology II, (703) 993-1511, or by contacting the individual departments.
Software includes compilers for a variety of programming languages and software tools supporting engineering design, graphics, neural networks, and high-performance/parallel computing. Specialized facilities are available for artificial intelligence, software engineering, image processing and computer vision, and parallel and distributed computing research.