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04 August 2021

Applied Computing the Future of Focused Learning Computer Science and Engineering Graduates

Computer science is the study of what computers can do and applications of computations i.e., both theoretical and practical.

Computer Engineering is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science and is about the study of computer hardware and software.

Computer Science and Engineering is a broad domain of computer science and computer engineering

At the Postgraduate level, the graduates are expected to be industry-ready and solve real-world problems through innovation and research. At the entry level, applied computing engineers will have the experience and skills required for leadership positions in the industry and ready to solve day-to-day organizational problems using technology. The curriculum should blend the practical and business skills required for graduates to be multidisciplinary and ready for future technology demands of the industry. If we want the learners to equipped with skills to learn, then the learner's focus should be shifted from listening and behaving to 

  • Engaged learning,
  • Critical Thinkers,
  • Problem Solvers,
  • Synthesis,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Flexible,
  • Resilient,
  • Ability to work in teams,
  • students to be knowledge creators than consumers
  • Socially Aware, to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Engagement in learning is a significant achievement in jobs and outcomes. Students should be kept engaged to develop lifelong learning skills, to guide them to explore and achieve their career goals. The curriculum should focus on meaning and has relevance to each learner and allow them to contribute to the local and global community around them. what will be more important is faculties to research their content, delivery, and assessment and continuously improve teaching practice to meet the needs of changing learners.

Applied Computing 

It is a broad domain of computer science where the learner is allowed to explore all possible topics in achieving his carrier goals. Applied computing prepares the learners to be innovative, competent, and industry-ready by the ability to think critically about how to best use their technical skills in solving problems and create a positive impact within the organization. Applied computing is a combination of applied and theoretical computer science and learners focus on developing analytical thinking and applied skills by blending theoretical and practical aspects to solve day-to-day business problems by applying technology. by applying the computing and business skills.

Theoretical Computer Science

Theoretical Computer Science focuses on problem-solving everyday computation using Mathematical Logic, Programming Language Theory, Machine Learning, data structures and algorithms, Automata Theory, Graph Theory, Number Theory, Computability theory, cryptography, Quantum Computation, Parallel and Distributed Computation, Information and Coding Theory, Formal Methods. 

Applied Computer Science

Applied computer science focuses on the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Big data and data mining, Software Engineering, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Computer Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Database Administrator.

Business Skills

Business skills are essential skills required to connect, communicate, cooperate and succeed. Business skills along with technical skills are required for success. It is possible by embedding courses that are goal-directed, building leadership qualities, building organizational strategy, decision making, communication skills, project management, interpersonal skills, Analytical and Problem Solving as multiple core disciplines and electives offered. Business skills will help the organization to achieve its goals.

Innovative Learning Environments

Cooperative Learning:here students work together and are responsible for one another’s learning as well as their own. Emphasizing thinking and increasing higher-order learning. It has a range of educational benefits, including an alternative to ability grouping and as a way to prepare students for an increasingly collaborative workforce.

Service Learning: education engages students in community services that are integrated with the learning objectives of core academic curricula. This experiential approach is premised on providing students with contextualized learning experiences based on authentic, real-world situations in their communities.

Learning with technology: learner-centered approaches to technology-enabled learning can empower learners and leverage good learning experiences that would not otherwise have been possible. Technology also often offers valuable tools for other building blocks in effective learning environments, including personalization, cooperative learning, managing formative assessments, and many inquiry-based methods.

Formative assessment: formative evaluation guides learners to better outcomes by providing feedback that continually informs the learner, the teacher, and the learning is targeted towards three key questions

  •     Where are the learners in their learning?
  •     Where are the learners going?
  •     What needs to be done to get them there?

Inquiry-based learning: students need opportunities to develop higher-order cognitive skills. One important context does this is through inquiry-based approaches in complex, meaningful projects that require sustained engagement, collaboration, research, management of resources, and development of an ambitious performance or product. Relevant approaches include 

  •     Project-Based Learning
  •     Problem Based Learning
  •     Learning through design

Future Perspectives for Employability

Todays, goal-oriented applied computing majors become leaders and key assets in the workplace. Applied computing graduates will take up leadership roles in the organization as they are specialized in technologies required in the market and future demands. With changing technology and skills required by industry, students should continuously learn and prepare for future challenges.