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CSE 5194: Orientation Seminar
Link MSwEng Cohort
Spring 2013
Mike O’Dell
Senior Lecturer & Graduate Advisor
Computer Science and Engineering
Spring 2013
CSE 5194 Seminar Topics
 Your status as UTA students
 General information you might find useful
 Information specific to the Link MSwEng
 General Q&A
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CSE 5194 Course Requirement
 Attend the entire session
 Complete the assignment by the specified
dates (more later)
 Graded: Pass/Fail, based on satisfactory
completion of the above.
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Link Cohort Student Status
 Link Cohort Student = UTA Grad Student
 Afforded all rights and privileges of UTA
graduate students
 Bound by all rules that apply to UTA graduate
 Admission Status
 Unconditional: no stipulations for continuance
 Provisional: must meet specified conditions
within your first semester
 Probationary: must meet specified conditions
within specified timeframe
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Some Benefits
 Access to Maverick Athletic Center (“The
 Student admission at UTA athletic and
enrichment events
 Intramural sports
 Library access and privileges
UTA Main Library
Engineering Library in Nedderman Hall
 Access to student clubs and organizations
 Office of Information Technology services
 And much, much more…
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MyMav Student Information
 Repository of information pertinent to
each student
 Student account information & management
Add or update contact information
Pay bills and fines
Get a parking pass
 Course search and registration (more on this
 Grades
 Degree plan progress
 See the MyMav Tutorial on UTA website
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Mav Express Card
 Student ID
 Access to student services
 Access to campus facilities
 Debit Card
 Service provided by Wells Fargo Bank
 Access to Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide
 Debit services when linked to a Wells Fargo College
Checking Account
 Manage your card online at
 See
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UTA Honor Code
 I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT
Arlington's tradition of academic integrity, a
tradition that values hard work and honest
effort in the pursuit of academic excellence.
 I promise that I will submit only work that I
personally create or that I contribute to
group collaborations, and I will appropriately
reference any work from other sources. I will
follow the highest standards of integrity and
uphold the spirit of the Honor Code.
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What is Academic Integrity?
 Being in firm adherence to a code or
standard of values
 A commitment on the part of the
students, faculty and staff, even in the
face of adversity, to five fundamental
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College of Engineering Statement
Academic Honesty: The College of
Engineering takes scholastic honesty and
ethical behavior very seriously. Engineers
are entrusted with the safety, health and
well being of the public. Students found
guilty of scholastic dishonesty will be
punished to the full extent permitted by the
rules and regulations of U. T. Arlington.
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What is Scholastic Dishonesty?
 Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not
limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and
collusion on an examination or an
assignment being offered for credit.
 Each student is accountable for work
submitted for credit, including group
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What is Scholastic Dishonesty?
 Cheating
 Copying another's test or assignment
 Communication with another during an exam or
assignment (i.e. written, oral or otherwise)
 Giving or seeking aid from another when not
permitted by the instructor
 Possessing or using unauthorized materials
during the test
 Buying, using, stealing, transporting, or
soliciting a test, draft of a test, or answer key
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What is Scholastic Dishonesty?
 Plagiarism
 Using someone else's work in your assignment
without appropriate acknowledgement
 Making slight variations in the language and
then failing to give credit to the source
 Collusion
 Without authorization, collaborating with
another when preparing an assignment
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Possible Consequences
University policy:
Students who violate University rules on scholastic
dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties,
including the possibility of failure in the course and
dismissal from the University. Since dishonesty
harms the individual, all students, and the integrity
of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty
will be strictly enforced.
Spring 2013
About UTA – Quick facts!
 Over 180 degree programs in 12 different
schools and colleges
 81 Bachelor’s, 70 Master’s, 30 Doctoral
 Current enrollment: 33,806 students
 Up 35% in five years
 Approximately 2200 faculty
 Facilities span 400 acres and over 100
 Past 3 years: over $300 million in campus
construction projects
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UTA College of Engineering:
Quick Facts
 Established: 1960
 Programs: 9 baccalaureate, 13 master’s
and 9 doctoral
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
 Classification: Research/High Activity
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UTA College of Engineering:
Quick Facts
 Research Expenditures: >$37 million
 Facilities: Over 400,000 sq. ft. in 12
buildings and research centers
 Includes 2010 addition of 234,000 sq. ft.
Engineering Research Building
 Optical Medical Imaging Center at UT
 Automation & Robotics Research Institute
 Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility
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About CSE and the College of
Engineering: Quick Facts
 Spring 2013 Enrollment
 CoE – 3997 total
2557 Bachelor’s
1094 Master’s
326 Doctoral
 CSE – 897 total
572 Bachelor’s
267 Master’s
58 Doctoral
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CSE Website
 Where?
 What?
CSE news and events
Advising hours
Faculty contact information
CSE research information
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Other Resources
 Grad School Website – New & Current
 Graduate Catalog
 Grad School Forms and Info
 Lots of other useful information!
 E-mail: UTA faculty and staff will use your
UTA account as the default for all
announcements and general correspondence
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CSE Research Areas
 Algorithms
 Bioinformatics
 Computer Vision
 Database and
 Embedded Systems
 High Performance
 Homeland Security
 Intelligent Systems
 Information
 Multimedia and
Video Processing
 Mobile and Pervasive
 Networking
 Software
Spring 2013
CSE 5194 Assignment
 Identify and critique a Master’s thesis in
a CS/Computer Engineering/Software
Engineering area of interest to you.
 UTA CSE thesis (preferred)
 Other accredited U.S. university (acceptable)
 Your two-page critique is due on or before
 Submit via email to
 Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
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CSE 5194 Assignment
 Your report must provide, at a minimum,
you’re the following information:
Identification: Author, Supervising Faculty, Title etc.
Classification: What narrow part of computer science is
Effort: How much effort/creativity appears to have
been expended?
Experimentation: What experimental data and/or
supporting materials were developed to support the
Contribution: What are the most notable results?
Bibliography: What are the author’s key references?
Opinions: What do you think about the research?
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CSE 5194 Assignment
 Email the author and title of the thesis
you have selected to by
 Thesis papers are available in UTA central
library and can be searched at
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CSE Degree Options
 MS CpE (Computer Engineering)
 Must have Undergraduate degree in Engineering
 Requires specialization is Systems/Architecture
 MS CS (Computer Science)
 Exact same degree program as MS CpE, except
Systems/Architecture Specialization is not
 MSFWE (Master of Software Engineering)
 Curriculum pre-dominantly Software Engineering
*MS CS and CpE have Thesis and Non-Thesis options
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CSE Master’s Degree Programs:
General Admission Requirements
 Completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree
program in a science/engineering field
 Obtained an overall GPA of 3.0
 3.2 in final 60 hours
 Good performance in foundation coursework
 GRE General Test (waived for Link Cohort)
 145 Verbal
 155 Quantitative
 3.0 (nominal) Writing
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CSE Master’s Degree Programs:
Foundation Course Requirements
 Computer Science:
C/C++ Programming (CSE 1320)
Computer Organization/Computer Architecture (CSE
Discrete Structures (CSE 2315)
Theoretical Computer Science (CSE 3315)
Algorithms & Data Structures (CSE 2320)
Operating Systems (CSE 3320)
 Mathematics:
Calculus I (MATH 1426)
Calculus II (MATH 2325)
Linear Algebra (MATH 3330)
Probability and Statistics (MATH 3313/IE 3301)
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MS Software Engineering: 37
 Orientation Seminar (5194)
 Foundation course: CSE 5311
 4 SwEng Core courses: 5324, 5325, CSE
5328 and CSE 5329
 2 Specified SwEng Courses from: CSE
5326, 5320, 6324, and 6329/6392
 5 Electives, including three from CSE
Spring 2013
MS Software Engineering (for
Link Cohort): 37 hours
 Orientation Seminar (5194)
 Foundation Course:
CSE 5311, Advanced Algorithms
 4 SwEng Core Courses:
CSE 5324, Software Engineering: Analysis, Design,
CSE 5325, Software Engineering: Management,
Maintenance and Quality Assurance
CSE 5328 and CSE 5329: Software Team Project
Spring 2013
MS Software Engineering (for
Link Cohort): 37 hours
 2 Specified SwEng Courses:
CSE 5326, Real-time Software Design
CSE 6329/6392, Advanced Special Topics in Software
Engineering (Planned as Distributed Computing)
 5 Specified “Electives”:
IE 5351, Systems Engineering
CSE 5321, Software Testing
CSE 5322, Software Design Patterns
CSE 5344, Computer Networks
CSE 5365, Computer Graphics
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Planned Course Schedule
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Degree Requirements – Link
 Unconditional admission status
 I.e., ALL Provisional/Probationary conditions
have been satisfied
 Complete and pass the CSE MS Orientation
Seminar CSE 5194.
 A final grade point average of 3.0 (out of
4.0) in all graduate work attempted at UTA
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Degree Requirements – Link
 A final grade point average of 3.0 (out of
4.0) in all graduate work in your Masters of
Software Engineering degree plan.
 Degree plan cannot include any course for
which the final grade was D or F.
 Note: these grades will show on your transcript
and will count in your overall GPA calculation
Spring 2013
Advising for Link Cohort Students
 Advisor:
Mike O’Dell
 Office: 631 ERB
 Office hours: varies each semester. Posted on
 Email: (preferred approach for
general questions/issues)
 Phone: 817-272-3988
 Can schedule occasional sessions onsite at
Link in special circumstances
 Can be available, by appointment, at hours
other than standard office hours
Spring 2013
Course Enrollment – Link Cohort
 You can register yourself via MyMav once
registration is open for a given semester
(see Graduate Calendar)
 Link Cohort Courses will all have section
number 033 (e.g. CSE 5311-033)
 I will verify enrollment for the appropriate
course(s) each semester and register
anyone not enrolled about 10 days before
the semester begins.
Spring 2013