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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Thank you for your interest in the Webb School of Engineering at High Point University. Whether you are a curious high school student imagining a possible future, or a community member thinking of changing your career, the Webb School of Engineering has much to offer you, including a warm welcome and a supportive, collaborative environment in which to grow. Through our innovative programs, the Webb School of Engineering at High Point University works to create a synergistic relationship between practitioners, researchers and innovators. Our students are equipped for the workforce because they have ample opportunities in the Piedmont Triad area to put their learning into practice by doing – as student researchers in our Research Rookies program, as engineers offering solutions within internships with companies like BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, as competitors in national challenges with esteemed organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), or by engaging with our vibrant community partners. Today, we offer programs in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Future offerings under consideration include programs in information technology, cybersecurity, mechanical and aerospace engineering, mechatronics, civil and environmental engineering, and industrial engineering. I am confident you will find that High Point University provides a value unmatched in education today. I know you can choose where you seek educational opportunities, so I thank you for your interest in our engineering program. Consider visiting our beautiful campus and meeting with your Admissions counselor or with a member of our esteemed faculty to see for yourself how we prepare students with life skills in addition to professional knowledge.

Best regards, Michael Oudshoorn, Ph.D. Founding Dean, Webb School of Engineering moudshoo@highpoint.edu

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Engineering students present their semi-autonomous vehicle project progress to Apple Computer co-founder and HPU Innovator in Residence, Steve Wozniak.

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DR. WILLIAM SUCHAN, FOUNDING CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduate degrees in Computer Science from Arizona State University. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience, and his academic areas of interest include information security and software engineering.

DR. WILLIAM SUCHAN

DR. JASON PITTMAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, earned his bachelor’s degree from Malone University and graduate degrees from Capitol College. He has more than a decade of experience in both academia and computer start-up companies, and focuses on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. DR. JASON PITTMAN

PROFESSOR ROGER SHORE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, completed his bachelor’s degree at Elon University, and has advanced degrees from Appalachian State and Clemson University. He built the Computer Science program at HPU over the past three decades, and enjoys systems programming, computer graphics, and mobile app development. PROFESSOR ROGER SHORE

DR. KIMBERLY TITUS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, attained undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from Stetson University, and earned her Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. She has been on the faculty at HPU for more than a decade, and has taught numerous math classes in addition to a variety of courses in computer programming and data analytics. DR. KIMBERLY TITUS

DR. LLOYD WILLIAMS

DR. CLAIRE MCCULLOUGH

DR. LLOYD WILLIAMS, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. He has served as a Faculty in Residence at Google headquarters, and was a professor at Shaw University for eight years before coming to HPU. His interests include web programming, machine learning, and robotics.

DR. CLAIRE L. MCCULLOUGH, PE, PROFESSOR AND FOUNDING CHAIR OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Dr. McCullough has over 30 years experience in engineering practice and education, including industrial experience at the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Dr. Michael Oudshoorn, dean of the Webb School of Engineering, works with students on a new class project.

Degree offered

 B.S. in Computer Engineering

What can I do with this major?

Students with a degree in computer engineering work professionally in the following areas:  Computer hardware and software design  Computer networks  Cyberphysical systems  Electronic design automation  Embedded systems  Robotics  System integration

Mid-career median pay for computer engineering majors: $115,120 15% faster growth than the average for all occupations - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

www.highpoint.edu/engineering

Relevant curriculum A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is a professional degree program that prepares students for careers in computer - related industries. The degree prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware, embedded systems, software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks. A computer engineering graduate is able to design and implement a computer system for general purpose or embedded computing. Students learn to incorporate best practices and state-ofthe-art solutions into a variety of problems in an ethical and socially responsible manner. This includes systems which have both hardware and software components whose design requires a well-defined interface between the two, and the evaluation of the associated tradeoffs. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well as the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.

Program objectives Graduates will be able to:  Achieve personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.  Communicate effectively, work collaboratively and exhibit high levels of professionalism and ethical responsibility.  Provide solutions to challenging problems in their profession by applying computer engineering theory and principles.  Successfully practice computer engineering to serve state and regional industries, government agencies or national and international industries.

Why study computer engineering? Computer engineers are involved in exciting industries in which hardware/software interaction is critical, such as robotics and autonomous vehicles. By incorporating strong elements of both hardware and software, computer engineers have the flexibility to work in many areas. Whether you want to program computers or build them, computer engineering will prepare you for the future. Computer engineers work for top companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Qualcomm, Boeing, National Instruments, Intel, and Amazon. At High Point University, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment from top manufacturers both in hardware courses such as electronics, and in software courses, in which we have both excellent computer hardware and software.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Degrees offered  B.S. in Computer Science with an optional concentration in Cybersecurity  B.A. in Computer Science  Minor in Computer Science

What can I do with this major? Students with degrees in computer science currently have careers as:  App Developer  Application Engineer  Business Analyst  Computer Programmer  Data Scientist

 Information Technology Technician  Network Administrator  Research Scientist  Security Engineer

Mid-career median pay for computer science majors: $102,190 15% faster growth than the average for all occupations - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

www.highpoint.edu/computerscience

Relevant curriculum The Department of Computer Science’s primary goal is to develop the aptitudes and analytical skills required for the use and understanding of computer science. The curriculum is designed to allow exceptional students to excel in their area of interest. The professors strive to guide the students in the discovery and learning of new ideas, rather than just presenting carefully structured theories. Practical applications are used throughout to illustrate new material. Most topics are developed by means of interplay between applications, problem solving and theory. Early courses are designed to appeal to a broad audience of university students, while higher-level courses are more focused.

Programming Environments

Hardware Platforms

 C/C++, Swift and Java

 Advanced Cybersecurity and Networking Lab

 Cloud based AWS and GitHub  Databases: MySQL and Postgres

 Scripting Languages: Perl, PHP, Python, and JavaScript  IDEs such as Xcode, Eclipse and CLion  VirtualBox and VMWare  Maple and Matlab

 Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching  Member of Apple iOS Developer Program

 Classroom labs with iMac workstations

 Teaching Lab featuring Dell Alienware workstations with Nvidia graphic boards running Ubuntu  HPC with 10,000+ core processors including several high-end Nvidia GPUs utilizing CUDA technology

 Several dual multi-core Intel CPU servers running Red Hat Enterprise  50+ node Linux cluster

 Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Why should I major in computer science at HPU?  At HPU, you have the option of earning either a B.S. or a B.A. in Computer Science. The B.A. degree is ideal for double-majors, while the B.S. degree allows for in-depth research and discovery.  B.S. students taking our optional Cybersecurity concentration can hone their skills in a state-of-the-art Cybersecurity lab.  We are committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology into our curriculum. You will have access to a variety of hardware platforms and top software.  Our students invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.  In the age of technology, the demand for computer programmers continues to expand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for students with a degree in Computer Science is growing faster than most degrees, making your education highly relevant.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Degree offered  B.S. in Electrical Engineering

What can I do with this major? Electrical engineers design and build critical components and systems in many specialty areas, such as power, electronics, communications, controls, and computing hardware.

Relevant curriculum A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a professional degree program that prepares students for careers in a variety of industries. The degree provides students with the necessary technical and managerial skills to enter the workforce in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Students gain hands-on experience throughout the program and learn the foundational electronics, mathematics, physics, communications control systems, and computing necessary to solve real-world problems in an ethical and sociallyresponsible manner. Students will learn the skills necessary to build, manufacture, operate, maintain and improve complex electrical systems. Graduates will have strong communication skills and are capable of communicating with a range of audiences, as well as the ability to work as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team.

Program objectives Graduates will be able to:  Achieve personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.  Communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and exhibit high levels of professionalism and ethical responsibility.  Provide solutions to challenging problems in their profession by applying electrical engineering theory and principles.  Successfully practice electrical engineering to serve state and regional industries, government agencies or national and international industries.

Why study electrical engineering? Apple Computer co-founder and HPU Innovator in Residence, Steve Wozniak, works with students on a new class project.

Mid-career median pay for electrical engineering majors: $95,230 www.highpoint.edu/engineering

Electrical engineers enjoy excellent job prospects because they are always needed. Numerous current articles list electrical engineering as one of the most in-demand jobs for 2019 and the foreseeable future. Electrical engineers work in almost every industry, including power, music, electronics, medicine, and entertainment, giving graduates a wide variety of career options. At the Webb School of Engineering, we are committed to incorporating the latest trends in technology and in engineering education into our curriculum. At High Point University, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment from top manufacturers, both in electrical courses such as electronics, and in the Maker Space supporting our freshman and senior design courses.

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2020 Academic Prospectus: School of Engineering  

2020 Academic Prospectus: School of Engineering