Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science/Engineering, A.S.

Program Description

Option offered through the Professor Elmer Wolf Engineering Program

For Computer Engineering see Engineering, A.S.  

The Computer Science Option offers the first two years of a computer science curriculum and prepares graduates for successful transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at leading engineering colleges throughout the country. Computer science, as an option in the Engineering program, studies theoretical and practical problems of system implementation involving both software and hardware. The program prepares the student for a career in the design and development of computer systems. Baccalaureate degree graduates understand hardware and software and can engineer computer systems for a variety of customer applications.

Union County College has dual admission agreements with New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. These allow Union County College graduates to transfer with junior status without going through a second admission process. Union County College also has formal transfer agreements with many other colleges.

The stated sequence of courses for the Computer Science / Engineering option assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the STEM Division for further information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computer system components, organizations, and software operating systems to evaluate computer applications;
  • Apply knowledge of computer algorithms, data structures, assembly language, and programming and data processing skills to analyze computer applications;
  • Analyze and assess the validity of experimental data;
  • Analyze problems of a technical nature and evaluate the merits of alternative proposals in the design of computer based solutions;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing and in electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of related information resources.

After Union County College

Graduates will be prepared for careers in the design and development of computer systems. Graduates may also transfer to a four-year institution.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

*The stated sequence of courses for the Computer Science/Engineering Option assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information