Our student resources are committed to empowering you with the resources you need to excel along your academic journey. Our comprehensive suite of student resources is designed to foster success, providing support, guidance and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you're looking for academic assistance, career guidance, or ways to get involved in the vibrant CCSE community at KSU, you'll find a wealth of services and tools to help you thrive. Explore the various opportunities available to you as a CCSE student and embark on a path to success in the dynamic world of computing and software engineering.
Welcome to the heart of academic support within the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State. Our dedicated team of academic advisors is here to guide you on your educational journey, ensuring that you make the most of your time here. Whether you're a prospective student exploring program options or a current student seeking guidance on course selection, degree planning, or career development, our advisors are committed to providing you with the expertise and resources you need to thrive in the dynamic fields of computing and software engineering.
Set up your advising appointment today to begin your path to success, with personalized major decisions and course guidance along the way.learn more
Good planning is an integral part of success. Wondering where to start and what you need in order to plan your upcoming semesters? The CCSE Academic Advising Team is here to help you plan, yet we cannot do that without your input.
Below are recommended computer specifications (specs) for students pursuing a major in Computer Game Design & Development, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Software Engineering.
We have a Dell premier buying program that allows discounts and provides recommended specs.
Remember that computing components tend to evolve rapidly, and buying a computer with more power, RAM and space will typically last you for a longer period.
General Baseline Recommended Specifications
Windows-based machines are generally recommended, however Apple/iOS/Linux machines are also a possibility. Many classes are set up assuming you have a Windows-based machine and so will use software built for Windows, but there may be alternative similar software for iOS and Linux Distro machines.
|Computer Science & Software Engineering
|General baseline recommendations are sufficient, however if you are interested in high powered computing, multi-threading or doing research, a higher powered CPU (at least i7 most recent generation) and as much RAM as possible is recommended. Research interests may also go into GPUs (so you will likely want a discrete graphics card).
|Computer Game Design & Development
Alienware towers or laptops are recommended or any general Windows-based machine.
Note: if you just want to play video games, i5 processors are sufficient for most games on the market right now, however performance and experience may be lower quality.
The Capstone course is the pinnacle of our curriculum, available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Computing and Software Engineering. In this collaborative experience, you will form teams with peers to create and execute practical solutions that draw upon the knowledge gained throughout your academic journey.
Get started now and begin addressing real-world challenges to put your skills to the test in a hands-on, professional setting!learn more
Co-Ops, Internships and Jobs
Start earning credit and gaining experience in your professional field before graduating with a Co-Op, Internship or job opportunity! Before you can enroll in an internship, you must undergo an approval process, which varies based on your degree requirements. All internships must have a technical focus relevant to your degree program.
You can find general information below, but for detailed academic eligibility criteria, please refer to the Internships and Co-ops College-Specific Information from the Department of Career Planning and Development at Kennesaw State.learn more
Financial Assistance Programs
The College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) is delighted to provide financial support opportunities for our graduate students, including the Out of State Tuition Waiver and Graduate Assistantships, such as Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs).
To apply for these positions, take a look at the application instructions we've outlined for you below!learn more
First-Year Experience (FYE)
The First-Year Experience (FYE) team is a dedicated group committed to supporting your growth as a successful computing professional. Our team consists of Lecturers, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, Graders, and Tutors, all of whom are eager to assist you in achieving your best possible outcomes.
The FYE is home to three (3) essential computing courses here at KSU:
Learn about course availability, supplemental lecture series, tutoring resources and more!learn more
Course Interim Feedback
Feedback from students is crucial to our continuous improvement in the courses we offer. Please use the survey below to share your thoughts, comments, questions or concerns.survey
Our state-of-the-art lab centers are designed to provide you with immersive experiences and opportunities to explore the forefront of technology. From the Main Lab, where you'll encounter a collaborative space, accessible to all KSU students, featuring computer desktops, tables equipped with power outlets, a paper shredder, and a printer, among other amenities, to the Realities Lab, where you'll explore virtual and augmented realities.
The Machine Vision and Security Lab helps bridge the gap of future cybersecurity and image analysis and the G.U.I.T.A.R. Lab creates an experience as Graphical User Interface and Technologies for Augmented Reality. Each of our specialized lab centers offer a unique space for innovation, experimentation and collaboration.learn more
Out of State Tuition Waivers (OSTW)
The distribution of waivers will be determined based on merit, which may consider factors such as GPA and other academic accomplishments. By submitting your Tuition Waiver application, it will be included in the applicant pool for assessment. However, it's important to note that CCSE cannot assure or guarantee that all applicants will receive the waiver.
Get to know the requirements prior to the application deadline to make sure you can be considered for Out of State Tuition!learn more
Pushing the Envelope – Innovative Courses in Computing
Introducing the Innovations in Computing Courses program at Kennesaw State, designed to ignite interest in computing and introduce a diverse range of topics to our academic curriculum. The application process is highly competitive, requiring faculty to submit proposals that demonstrate the significance of their proposed course. Classes are intentionally small, accommodating just 15 students, with limited equipment funding provided by the college.
Our program's success has prompted us to transition some courses into permanent offerings. Find out more about our commitment to sustaining this initiative in the semesters to come!learn more
Research plays a vital role within the College of Computing and Software Engineering, shaping both faculty and student engagement integrated into our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Explore CCSE's research endeavors in detail and discover the consistent innovation happening within our college at Kennesaw State.
Get to know our research centers in computing and data science and analytics, our past projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students and take advantage of the customized research guides provided by the KSU Library.learn more
The National Association for Colleges and Employers has identified eight competencies to determine career readiness. The competency areas that can be improved through participation in our CCSE Student Ambassador program are:
Oral/Written Communications: CCSE Ambassadors may be tasked with speaking to students and/or parents at recruiting events or current student events. Ambassadors may also be involved in video projects as well as the creation of written content for the college.
Teamwork/Collaboration: CCSE Ambassadors will be expected to work together and collaborate with other students as well as CCSE administration, faculty and staff.
Leadership: CCSE Ambassadors should be able to impart their knowledge and experience to others both in the College and interested in the College. Ambassadors will learn how to motivate others and use the strengths of the group to achieve a common.
Professionalism/Work Ethic: CCSE Ambassadors will develop their professionalism and work ethic by learning to create a work/life balance, being accountable for specific tasks and/or attendance at events as well as showing strong integrity and ethical behavior in regard to the College of Computing and Software Engineering and the larger KSU campus community.
Explore a world of scholarship opportunities at Kennesaw State University's College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE). This comprehensive financial resource offers valuable insights into a myriad of scholarships tailored to our CCSE students. Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, aspiring to excel in computer science, software engineering, or a related field, this page provides a gateway to financial assistance options that can empower your academic journey.
Discover how you can access these scholarships and propel your education to new heights within the CCSE community.learn more
Our diverse and engaging student organizations offer a dynamic platform for students to connect, collaborate and explore their passions with others in the fields of computing and software engineering. Whether you're interested in coding clubs, robotics teams or tech-focused societies, our student organizations provide a rich environment of experiences to complement your academic journey and foster lasting connections with like-minded peers.
Discover the student organizations CCSE has to offer and begin making lasting connections through exploration, innovation and camaraderie!learn more
Available Virtual Machines