Mission and Program Objectives
Mission: Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University has a five-part mission:
- to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
- to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance theoretical knowledge and are of immediate and long-range practical significance;
- to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;
- to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;
- to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.
Mission: the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)
The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide:
- Comprehensive high quality undergraduate education and research opportunities for graduate students and practicing professionals;
- Leading edge research programs that probe the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the development of globally competitive economies, both regionally and nationally; and
- Technology transfer that promotes industrial development, with particular emphasis on the needs of Long Island industry.
The CEAS mission statement is published at http://www.ceas.sunysb.edu/mission.asp
Mission: Computer Science Department
The Computer Science Department has established the following missions:
- Educate undergraduates for professional jobs;
- Educate MS students for development jobs;
- Educate PhD students for academic / R&D jobs;
- Conduct first-class research;
- Secure research funding;
- Serve Department CEAS, University and professional community;
- Interact with and transfer technology to industry;
- Collaborate with research institutions such as Brookhaven National Labs, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, and the Long Island community;and
- Interdisciplinary interaction with other SBU units.
CS Program Educational Objectives:
The graduates of the computer science program will, within 3-5 years after graduation:
- Establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study.
- Advance professionally through organized training or self-learning.
CS Student Outcomes:
The CS Program enables the students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline;
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs;
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
- An ability to 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;
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.