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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

College of Engineering and Computational Sciences


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Jeffrey Miller – TH 129C
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Matthew Roberts – TH 129A
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Laurel Dodgion – GEO 314
 
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Glen Patterson – TH 129B
 
 

Mission

The College of Engineering and Computational Sciences at Southern Utah University helps students become creative problem solvers that effectively use quantitative, digital, and mechanical tools to solve challenging real-world problems and improve people’s lives. Our faculty support students as they learn how things work, why they work, and how to make them work better. We emphasize hands-on and experiential pedagogy where students explore ideas, think critically, and develop professional skills and fluency with appropriate technologies. Our mission is to prepare students for rewarding academic and professional careers in aviation, mathematics, computing, engineering, and related fields.

College Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences will be able to

  1. Solve challenging technical problems through developing, adapting and applying appropriate knowledge, skills, and tools.
  2. Think critically to arrive at logical conclusions and informed decisions.
  3. Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using written, verbal, and graphical mediums.
  4. Collaborate with others in an inclusive environment to formulate creative approaches to diverse and complex projects.

College Vision

The College of Engineering and Computational Sciences will invest strategically in our most important resources–students, faculty, and programs–in order to

  • prepare students for rewarding and fulfilling professional lives via personalized, engaging learning experiences
  • attract and retain talented faculty that are committed to innovative teaching and professional growth
  • offer meaningful and relevant courses and programs designed by experienced faculty with input from key stakeholders.

Our vision includes providing an inclusive learning environment where all students and faculty can develop and thrive.

Departments, Programs, & Centers

Department of Aviation Sciences

Go to information for Department of Aviation Sciences.

Programs

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Completion (Undergraduate)

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity

Go to information for Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity.

Programs

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Institutional Certificate (Undergraduate)

Minor

Master’s Degree

Department of Engineering and Technology

Go to information for Department of Engineering and Technology.

Programs

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Minor

Department of Mathematics

Go to information for Department of Mathematics.

Programs

Bachelor’s Degree

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Minor

Centers & Special Learning Environments

The College of Engineering and Computational Sciences operates, or partners with, several special programs that provide students opportunities for enrichment of their classroom learning:

  • The Thunderworks Innovation Center is a regional center of innovative thought and practice which encourages collaboration between academia, industry, and community. The Thunderworks Makerspace provides a dedicated space with a wide range of tools where students, faculty, and community members can engage in collaborative, creative, hands-on learning experiences.
  • The SUU STEM Center brings together people and resources to facilitate cutting-edge STEM Initiatives that enhance teaching and learning in the preK-16 environment. With three strategic areas of influence–professional development, student engagement, and college and career readiness–the center works in a six-county area of southwestern Utah. Projects are facilitated by a dedicated cadre of SUU faculty and student volunteers.
  • SUU is the program delivery organization for FIRST Tech Challenge Utah, where teams of students ages 12-18 learn to think like engineers and computer programmers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams from across Utah.

Other Information

Accreditation

The Computer Science (B.S.) degree at SUU is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria.

The Cybersecurity programs are designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

The Construction Management (B.S.) degree at SUU is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria and the Construction Management Program Criteria.

The Engineering (B.S.) degree at SUU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria.

The Engineering Technology (B.S.) degree at SUU is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria.

The Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) degree at SUU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria.

Accreditation ensures the quality of the post-secondary education students receive.

Internships

Many companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop skills in a professional environment. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and Southern Utah University faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation may be available. More information is available from the departments.

Pre-Graduate School

Plan your SUU baccalaureate degree with sufficient math and science courses to qualify you for admission to the graduate program of your choice. Be cognizant of the admission requirements of the graduate program of your choice. Undergraduate research experience is essential for admission to graduate school programs.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students demonstrating potential for excellence in disciplines within the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences. Students must submit the appropriate applications by February 1st. Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Sharwan Smith Center, Room ST 167, (435) 586-7735.

Student Organizations

The way to get the best SUU experience is to participate in one of the excellent college student organizations. Among the many student organizations of interest to Engineering and Computational Science majors are the following:

  • AppDev Mobile App Development Club
  • Aviation Club
  • Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Club
  • Civil Engineering Club
  • Construction Management Club
  • Cyber Defense Competitions Club
  • Engineers Without Borders USA Southern Utah University Chapter
  • Math Club
  • RocketBirds
  • Women in Aviation, SUU T-Birds Chapter
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

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