The present civilization cannot be thought without the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The use of ICT has deeply rooted itself into every sphere of modern life such as education, research, commerce, business, entertainment, communication, household affairs, and in many more areas, which indeed improved the quality of life. The ICT is mainly based on two technologies - (i) use of computers together with its associated technologies for solving problems and for processing as well as storing information, and (ii) communication of information over long distances using telecommunication backbones and the Internet. ICT is basically merging of many technologies, where Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) play the most vital role. Therefore, in the current scenario of higher education, CSE has become one of the most important areas of science and engineering education.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at EastWestUniversity offers four-year Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) with an ambition of developing competent work force for the emerging ICT world. The curriculum of the degree is prepared with the intension to groom up the students to effectively contribute in all aspects of ICT. Therefore, the curriculum of the B. Sc. in CSE program focuses on (i) Theoretical Computer Science, which builds the theoretical and mathematical foundation of solving problems using computers, (ii) Software Engineering and Information Systems Design, which enables developing software for solving various problems and creating information systems for the corporate and public sectors, (iii) Computer Communication and Networking, which develops capability of creating computer networks and using telecommunication infrastructures and the Internet for effective communication of information, (iv) Computer Hardware Systems, which prepares for designing, installing, and maintaining computer hardware systems, (v) Intelligent Systems, which provides opportunity for developing smart and intelligent software systems for solving very complex and complicated problems, and (vi) Signal and Information Processing, which develops competency in effective processing, storage, and communication of various audio, video, graphics, and text information. The above competencies require a solid foundation of basic sciences such as mathematics, statistics, physics, and chemistry. Therefore, the curriculum contains sufficient courses on these areas. Today’s ICT personnel must be aware of society, economics, business, law and ethical issues, and must have good communication skills to effectively use ICT for betterment of the humankind. Keeping this thought in consideration, a number of courses in English, Business, Economics, and other Social Sciences and Humanities have been incorporated in the curriculum. The curriculum also makes provision for gathering hands on experience in research and development through final year Thesis/Project course or getting exposure to the real life ICT industry through Internship course. Moreover, the curriculum has the provision for a student to develop focused expertise in his/her field of interest by choosing optional courses.
The CSE Department has a strong inclination towards research and development. Faculty members of the department are undertaking research projects and publishing research papers in high quality international journals and conferences. In these research endeavors, students are also participating under capable guidance of the faculty members and publishing good quality research papers.
The CSE Department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories to give practical training on the subjects taught. The department is currently using Electrical Circuit and Machine Laboratory, Electronics Laboratory, VLSI Laboratory, Computer Networking Laboratory, Digital Systems Laboratory, and several Computer Laboratories. Now, the department is establishing a dedicated Software Engineering Laboratory for the students of CSE program comprising of latest models of computers and software facilities.
The department is trying to bridge the gap between the academia and the ICT industry by sending interns to these industries and arranging seminars and workshops conducted by the experts from both academia and the industry. These seminars and workshops are also providing opportunities for continuing educations for both faculty members and students.