Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Educational Objectives (PEO)/Goals

B.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

FEPAC PEO 1. Our graduates will be productive professionals in the digital forensics and cybersecurity field.
FEPAC PEO 2. Our graduates will develop professionally through continued formal education and/or professional activities.
FEPAC PEO 3. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership skills at work.
FEPAC PEO 4. Our graduates will contribute to community as digital forensic and cybersecurity professionals.

B.S. in Computer Science with Concentration in General Computer Science

ABET PEO 1. Our graduates will be productive professionals in the computing field.
ABET PEO 2. Our graduates will develop professionally through continued formal education and/or professional activities.
ABET PEO 3. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership skills at work.
ABET PEO 4. Our graduates will contribute to community as computing professionals.

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Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

B.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

SLO 1: Understand programming and computing hardware and software systems
SLO 2: Design, implement and secure a computing network or data system
SLO 3: Set up systems and policies for cybersecurity incident response
SLO 4: Detect, identify and document the security breaches of a computing network or data system
SLO 5: Contain the harm or damage caused by security breach to a computing network or data system, eradicate the intrusion, and recover or restore the system to its original state
SLO 6: Work collaboratively and effectively with team members, law enforcement and related personnel for cybersecurity incident response or to accomplish a digital forensic investigation
SLO 7: Conduct digital forensic investigations that conform to accepted professional and ethical standards
SLO 8: Apply appropriate laws, regulations and procedures to handle digital evidence in a digital forensic investigation
SLO 9: Identify potential digital evidence and necessary techniques, skills and tools needed for preserving and collecting the evidence
SLO 10: Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for digital evidence analysis
SLO 11: Present digital evidence in a professional and legal environment

B.S. in Computer Science

Common Student Outcomes for All Concentrations

Students of the EKU Computer Science Department in different concentrations should have the following same student outcomes:
A – Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
B – Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
C – Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs.
E – Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Student Outcomes for Bioinformatics Concentration

BI1 – Successfully demonstrate the ability to develop applications in support of genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and statistical analysis of experimental data.
BI2 – Communicate effectively with a biological scientist or computer science professional regarding the nature of the data set in question.

Student Outcomes for General Concentration

ABET D – Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
ABET F – Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
ABET G – Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
ABET H – Recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development.
ABET I – Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
ABET J – Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
ABET K – Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Student Outcomes for Interactive Multimedia Concentration

IM1 – Analyze a problem and define the requirements appropriate to design an interactive multimedia solution.
IM2 – Design, implement and evaluate algorithms for interactive real-world simulations and multimedia systems.
IM3 – Evaluate and generate multimedia content.
IM4 – Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
IM5 – Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Student Outcomes for Statistical Computing Concentration

ST1 – Apply knowledge of statistics to the discipline

Student Outcomes for Technology Concentration

TE1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in computer hardware and networks.

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