Curricula Recommendations

In the decades since the 1960s, ACM, along with leading professional and scientific computing societies, has endeavored to tailor curriculum recommendations to the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports will be updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines will be drafted.

Computing Curricula 2005: The Overview Report

CC 2005 provides undergraduate curriculum guidelines for five defined sub-disciplines of computing:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Information Systems
  4. Information Technology
  5. Software Engineering

Computer Science

Computer Engineering

  • CE 2004: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering

Information Systems

  • IS2010 Curriculum Update: The Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems is complete and approved.
  • IS 2002: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems
  • MSIS 2006: Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems

Information Technology

IT 2008: The Computing Curricula Information Technology Volume is complete and approved.

Software Engineering

  • SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering
  • GSwE2009: Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering
  • SE 2004: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering

Associate-Degree Computing Curricula

Kindergarten through 12th Grade

CSTA K-12 CS Standards, 2011 Edition

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