ACM, IEEE-CS, and AAAI Release CS2023 Curricular Guidelines

June 4, 2023

ACM has joined with the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) to develop "Computer Science Curricula 2023" (CS2023). CS2023 provides a comprehensive guide outlining the knowledge and competencies students should attain for degrees in computer science and related disciplines at the undergraduate level.

Establishing uniform curricular guidelines for computer science disciplines is essential to the ongoing vitality of the field and the future success of those who study it. CS2023 provides a shared global curriculum to help ensure students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as they graduate to become industry practitioners, researchers, or educators. Additionally, by supporting consistency in the field across the world, the CS2023 curricular guidelines enable efficient global collaboration—whether among professionals working across borders for an international company, or among academics from different nations coming together for a research project.

The development of CS2023 was guided by a global Steering Committee of 17 computing professionals who were drawn from academia and industry through a selective application process. The project began in 2021 by analyzing the results of a purpose-built computing community survey that included 427 academic and 865 industry respondents from around the world.