Dec 18, 2018  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Option in Leadership and Innovation in Computing (OLIC)

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Like the concentration, the option targets students who are interested in pursuing innovations in the computing field that can have an impact on society. Through an intensive, 9-semester-hour program, students in the option will be taught to identify and pursue innovative entrepreneurship opportunities in high-technology computing areas, to develop basic skills needed to start their own company or to work for a start-up company, and to work effectively in globally distributed teams. This option is particularly suited for Computer Engineering students whose program permits only a limited number of free electives. The option does not include the business courses offered by the Zarb School of Business that are part of the concentration.

Students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering who have successfully completed CSC 14 , 15  and 16  , and have an overall average of at least C in these courses, are eligible to declare the option. If interested, they should speak with the program coordinator prior to declaring the option.

OLIC Requirements - Semester Hours: 9

1. Major requirements

All the requirements for the major in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

2. CSC 194 - Semester Hours: 3

3. CSC 195 - Semester Hours: 3

4. Senior Requirements

(a) Senior Design Project - Semester Hours: 2

(b) Two senior seminar courses - Semester Hours: 1

  • CSC 198F - Senior Seminar Semester Hours: .5
  • CSC 198S - Senior Seminar Semester Hours: .5
  • to be paired with the Independent Senior Design courses: in one semester a student must take simultaneously an Independent Senior Design Course and a Senior Seminar course. Interested students will have the opportunity to work in globally distributed teams.

5. Grade requirement

All courses in the option must be taken with a grade of C- or better.

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