Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is a unique program that prepares students for a wide variety of computer graphics-related jobs. Computer graphics training is utilized in nearly every industry in the world, and typical professional titles include: graphic designer, digital animator, technical illustrator, multimedia developer, web developer, computer game developer,  and others. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics Technology program prepares students for lifelong opportunities as leaders in their field. The program is constantly adding new technologies to prepare students with current and relevant educational experience in applied computer graphics.

CGT Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduating, CGT alumni will:

  1. Design, implement, and evaluate graphic solutions to meet the needs of industry.

  2. Provide leadership and project management for graphics-related projects and services.

  3. Expand technical expertise in computer graphics technology.

CGT Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. degree, CGT students will have attained:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. 

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