Outcome Based Education

General Educational Goals and Objectives

The general educational goal of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) degree programme is to produce high-quality graduates with the necessary professional skills to practice as successful computing professionals and compete effectively in a world of rapid technological change. Therefore, the educational objectives of the programme are to train:

PEO1: computing practitioners who are able to adopt appropriate methodologies and techniques to provide computing solutions based on relevant knowledge and technical skills in the fields of computing which are in line with the industry requirements.

PEO2: computing practitioners who have leadership skills, autonomy and responsibility and communicate effectively with computing-related stakeholders.

PEO3: computing practitioners who have positive attitudes, commitment for lifelong learning and entrepreneurial mind-set within industry for self and career progression.

PEO4: computing practitioners who uphold ethical and professional practices in maintaining self and professional integrity.


Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:


Knowledge and Understanding

Analyse knowledge, facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to Computer Science;


Practical Skills

Adapt appropriate methodologies and techniques for modelling, designing, developing and evaluating computing solutions


Cognitive Skills

Analyse algorithms and techniques to design and optimise computing solutions


Communication Skills

Communicate effectively and confidently with diverse stakeholders in appropriate context in a well-structured manner to a diversity of audiences.


Interpersonal Skills

Interact effectively with different people in diverse learning and working communities in computing practices as well as other groups.


Ethics and Professionalism

Uphold professional and ethical practices in delivering services related to the field of computing and varied social environment.


Personal Skills

Engage effectively in self-directed lifelong learning and professional pathways.


Entrepreneurial Skills

Apply entrepreneurial mind set in delivering solutions under changing industry landscape


Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility,

Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, accountability and responsibility in delivering services related to field of computing.


Digital Skills

Use a broad range of information and software tools to support study or professional work in computing.


Numeracy Skills

Use numeracy skills for problem solving in computing practices.

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