Accreditation and Assessment

Computer Science

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-347-7700 
Fax: 443-552-3644 

Find additional details in the Course Assessments section of our department website, including: 
Computer Science and Engineering Program Objectives
Computer Science and Engineering Student Learning Outcomes
Computer Science and Engineering Assessment Plan 

Computer Engineering

The bachelor of science program in computer engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. 
415 N. Charles Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Telephone: 410‐347‐7700   

Computer Engineering: Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will be able to successfully practice computer engineering and related fields regionally, nationally, and globally.
  • Graduates will be well-educated in the fundamental and applied concepts of computer engineering and be able to continue their professional development throughout their careers.
  • Graduates will be skilled in clear communications and teamwork, and capable of functioning responsibly and ethically in diverse environments.
  • Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate leadership in outreach, innovation, and invention.

Student Learning  Outcomes for Computer Engineering are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering upholds and strengthens the mission of SD Mines by providing excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and service to the university, the profession, and the public.

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey S McGough
Phone: (605) 394-2722
Office: MDB 100 

Please note:
Due to construction in McLaury, the CSE department office is located in the lower level of the Dakota Building at 306 E. St. Joseph Street.