Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The BS in Computer Science (BS CS)  program provides a rigorous foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Core computer science courses provide the students with an intensive background in writing complex software systems and in the design and interconnection of computers. Electives are available from various areas in computer science – including multimedia, MIS and software engineering, networks and wireless systems, web-based systems, computer engineering, and computational science. These are designed so that students can take interrelated courses to specialize in a particular area.

Students are provided extensive access to state-of-the-art facilities, including Windows and Linux-based PCs and servers with high speed connectivity to the Internet, a campus-wide wireless network that allows access to the Internet from laptops and mobile devices, and the latest in software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, Unity, Unreal, and other leading software companies.

Throughout the four years of study, the students are constantly expected to innovate and to contribute to advancement in technology and its applications. Thus, graduates of the program can expect to be well prepared for graduate studies abroad or to become the systems designers and network administrators of software development firms and MIS/ICT departments of corporations.

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General Information about  the BS in Computer Science Program

Awarding Institution Ateneo de Manila University
Teaching Institution Ateneo de Manila University
Name of Final Award Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Program Title Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Name of Department Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
Name of School School of Science and Engineering
Educational Aims/ Program Outcomes The BS CS program of DISCS aims to produce graduates who have the; technical skills to create, develop, and design effective technology and business solutions using programming languages and efficient algorithms; interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changing global challenges and make executive decisions as effective leaders and cooperative team members; social mindset to be critically aware of the important societal needs and is able to apply systems thinking in developing business and technological solutions to effectively address these needs; and personal qualities to uphold moral integrity and is aware of the ethical implications of their solutions and professional work.
Learning Outcomes See Expected Learning Outcomes described in Table 1.1.1 in Criterion 1
Admission Criteria to the Program Ateneo de Manila University College Entrance Test Requirements for incoming students
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Strategies DISCS strategy for teaching and learning is the student-centered education strategy.
DISCS employ diverse and active teaching and learning methods, such as: lectures, tutorial, supervisions, practical course, discussions, group projects, classroom exercises,  and homework assignments
DISCS applies  various assessment methods to accurately assess the ability of students in the whole learning process. The student assessment reflects the ELOs, the content of the program, and covers the objectives of the program.
Required Credit Numbers 160 units
Mode of Study Full time
Language of Study English, Filipino
Length of the Program 4 years
Date of production/ revision of this program specification October 2014
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Generic Expected Learning  Outcomes 

At the end of the four-year program, the BS CS student is:   At the end of the four-year program, the BS CS  student is able to:

 Critically rooted in their culture

●       Articulate how history, events and institutions have shaped what and who they are;
●       Participate in discourse that reflects their awareness and appreciation of their language, literature and the arts.

  Proactive in the global context

●       Analyze and reflect on developments around the world;
●       Connect with cultures of other peoples;
●       Communicate with the world given their exposure to arts and humanities, science and technology, environment and global issues and social sciences.

  Imbued with the scientific spirit

●       Use facts in their analysis and decision-making;
●       Demonstrate reflective, analytical, critical, and strategic thinking
●       Listen to and reflect on alternative viewpoints;
●       Integrate the values of science and technology with human and Christian values.

  Professionally trained

●       Apply their technological/professional skills to become leaders and agents of change in their areas of specialization and expertise.

  Strongly oriented to faith and justice

●       Articulate a vision of life that is grounded in the Christian faith and integrates the many dimensions of their lives.
●       Undertake initiatives leading to the renewal of the Church and of society, as leaders imbued with “faith that does justice.”

 A lifelong learner

●       Demonstrate enthusiasm and  love for learning
●       Take responsibility for their learning
●       Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity

BS CS Program Specialized Expected Learning Outcomes 

 Knowledge and skills in Computer Science ●       Ability to adapt and adjust when technology or stakeholder needs change
●       Ability to gauge the effectiveness of technology
●       Ability to express the solution to the problem using a computer language, mathematics, algorithms, data structures, or an appropriate blend of technologies.
 Critical Thinking ●       Demonstrates analytical and conceptual thinking.
●       Have the ability to systematically select, learn and utilize appropriate tools to solve problems.
 Ethical Behavior ●       Create and use technology responsibly in an inclusive manner, without intent to harm others
●       Able to identify appropriate and ethical uses of technology to solve problems in a variety of both local and global contexts.
●       Should be aware of the moral implications of their output and should practice ethical principles.
 Independent and continuous learning ●       Exhibits initiative for continuous learning and ability to learn progressively.
 Cultural intelligence & sensitivity to diverse contexts ●       Attempts to address societal needs by developing appropriate technologies that enable and empower others.
●       Articulates a deep understanding of societal needs that have technological solutions
●       Aware of global technology trends and developments and be able to adapt and adopt in the context of Philippine national development appropriately.
●       Ability to identify opportunities for how Filipinos, in particular, can participate in or contribute to global technological developments.
●       Critically aware of existing societal issues that may be addressed by ICT.
●       Ability to understand social behavior of Filipinos in designing systems for high level of adoption and acceptance.
 Interpersonal and Collaboration Skills ●       Ability to work harmoniously and professionally within a team.
●       Able to communicate technology with various stakeholders from different cultures in an effective and respectful manner.
 Research Excellence ●       Ability to conduct research and/or design appropriate and sustainable technology solutions for a given problem.
●       Ability to analyze technical problems in a scientific manner.
 Leadership & Innovation ●       Effectively lead a group of IT practitioners towards building relevant, innovative, and appropriate solutions.
●       Demonstrate leadership by applying the latest developments in the field.
 Professional for others ●       Open to engaging in pro-bono work or initiate CSR projects/ programs
●       Exhibit professionalism in all areas of work.
 Personal Mastery ●       Apply systems thinking in life.
●       Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks and effectively handle and complete multiple tasks.

Last updated: 21 July 2016