MS in Computer Engineering University Learning Goals

San José State University graduates will have developed:

Specialized Knowledge

  • Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes.

Broad Integrative Knowledge

  • Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (e.g., brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating).
  • An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (e.g., social or economic implications of a scientific finding).
  • Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree will have demonstrated an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and their integration.

Intellectual Skills

  • Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation.
  • Skills and abilities necessary for life‐long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.

Applied Knowledge

  • The ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem‐solving to address practical issues.
  • The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.
  • The ability to work productively as individuals and in groups.

Social and Global Responsibilities

  • The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.
  • Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.