Graduate Computer Science Learning Outcomes

Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.

Students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and adapt software development tools, software systems and modern computing platforms to a given problem.
  • Describe a real-world problem so that it can be addressed computationally.
  • Apply reasoning, problem-solving and technical skills to solve a problem with minimal guidance.
  • Manage a substantial computing project from design to implementation.
  • Identify and eliminate security risks in databases, networks, web applications and the cloud.
  • Implement effective data mining algorithms, as well as data visualization techniques.
  • Describe the architecture and data transmission protocols of the internet.
  • Independently learn advanced computing subtopics.
  • Successfully collaborate on team projects.