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What will I learn?

Today, computing is an enormously vibrant field. From its inception just half a century ago, computing has become the defining technology of our age.

Computers are integral to modern culture and are the primary engine behind much of the world’s economic growth. The field, moreover, continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. New technologies are introduced continually, and existing ones become obsolete in the space of a few years. The rapid evolution of the discipline has an effect on computing education, affecting both content and pedagogy.

The Bachelor's in Computer Science, BS degree program core coursework provide basic coverage of algorithms, data structures, software design, concepts of programming languages, and computer organization and architecture. Theoretical foundations, problem analysis, and solution design are stressed within the program’s core materials. Students are exposed to a variety of programming languages and systems and become proficient in more than one higher-level language. A total of 130 semester hours is required for graduation.

Learning Outcomes and Careers

Our Computer Science Students will:

1. Demonstrate comprehension of math, science, and basic computer science topics

2. Have the ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer based systems

3. Exhibit problem solving skills

4. Have the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern software tools necessary for professional practice

5. Work effectively in teams

6. Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning

7. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship to professional ethics and engineering solutions

8. Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct laboratory experiments and interpret and report the results

9. Exercise strong oral and written communication skills including those needed for technical writing

10. Have an awareness of the need for and demonstrate the ability to keep learning throughout life

BS to MS Accelerated Degree Program

The University of Bridgeport’s BS-to-MS Accelerated Program in Engineering is designed for undergraduate students with a strong academic record in any area of engineering who wish to pursue a graduate degree in an expedited format. The structure enables you to complete your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years of study, rather than the typical six years, while ensuring that you develop expertise in fundamental and emerging disciplines of engineering. Available for studies in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, this program allows you to progress more quickly through your coursework by taking additional credits for several semesters and over the summer once you have qualified during your junior year. Transfer students may also apply for the BS-to-MS Accelerated Program if they have earned an associate degree in an appropriate field. You will emerge prepared to take on a leadership role in industry, government, or academia.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$32,860.00 per year
USD $16,430 per semester/term for (12-18 credits)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 July 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022

Venue

School of Engineering

221 University Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates and a minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 58 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates, and a minimum Duolingo English Test score of 95 for graduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio