2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 67 NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) conducts basic and applied research and provides programs of study across the disciplines within engineering, computing, information technology, information systems, and cybersecurity. The college’s students learn to become reflective scholars and professionals with a critical understanding of theory and practice, while acquiring the training and qualifi- cations necessary for advancement. Programs are designed to give students a thorough knowledge of their chosen field and to provide an enduring foundation for professional growth. In doing so, theory and practice converge in a unique learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex, real-world problems. CCE prepares students to meet today’s technological challenges. Drawing on 40 years of institutional experience in computing education and research, and 30 years of experience in innovative program delivery, CCE offers focused and flexible programs aligned to the industry’s most sought-after fields to help students reach their full potential. CCE has a distinguished faculty, evolving curricula, and an alumni network of more than 4,000. The college has both online and campus-based formats for its three bachelor’s, seven master’s, and three Ph.D. degree programs, including a B.S. to Ph.D. pathway for Computer Science. Additionally, CCE’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, ranked Nova Southeastern University within their 2019 list of best online colleges. The group recognized NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering for its Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program, ranking it 13 out of 19 in “Best Online Master’s in Computer Science Programs.” The college was also ranked 6 out of 8 for “Best Online Master’s in Information Technology (IT) Degrees.” The college welcomes both full-time and part-time students, whether on-campus or online. Under- graduate on-campus students may have the opportunity to apply to the Dual Admission Program, which automatically reserves a seat in one of CCE’s graduate programs. Master’s degree students can take online or on-campus classes. Online classes require no campus attendance and are available to students worldwide. The Ph.D. program blends online interaction with face-to-face, on-campus sessions that are held once a term fromWednesday to Friday at the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus. The College of Computing and Engineering facilities include the Mobile Computing Laboratory; the Secure and Robust Distributed Systems Laboratory; the Engineering Laboratory; and the Wayne Brown Laboratory, designed to support hands-on instruc- tion for students to learn and research computing and engineering. CCE serves technical and business communities locally, nationally, and internationally by being actively involved in South Florida Tech Gateway, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, and many national and international computing and engineering professional societies. The National Security Agency designated NSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, with the curricula certified by both agencies. Graduates can join a who’s who of successful alumni who are making a difference at major organizations such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and American Express, as well as federal government agencies. CCE further encourages students to participate in their student organizations, including the CCE Stu- dent Government Association, student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems, as well as Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. College of Computing and Engineering