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Bachrach and Wang Promote Computer Science and Software Engineering Master’s Programs in China

Steven Bachrach, Ph.D., dean of the School of Science, and Jiacun Wang, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, traveled to China in early November to promote Monmouth’s 1+1 Program for the Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Software Engineering degree programs. Students participating in the program take three courses at their home school in China and then come to Monmouth to take the remaining seven courses.

Currently, Monmouth has two 1+1 academic partners; Changshu Institute of Technology and Jiangsu Institute of Technology. At present, there are eight students enrolled in the program and two have graduated thus far.

Bachrach and Wang began their trip at the Biennial Conference of the Jiangsu Applied Science Education Consortium, a 35-member consortium which was founded by 1+1 Program partner, Changshu Institute of Technology. Bachrach spoke about criteria set forth by ABET, an accrediting body for college programs in computing and engineering, student outcomes, and the accreditation process. Wang’s presentation focused on computer science education in America, with a particular focus on Monmouth. He introduced the 1+1 Program, which was received with great interest.

The balance of the China trip had Bachrach and Wang visiting potential 1+1 academic partners. They visited two schools in Nanjing, and were also invited to visit two more outside of Nanjing during the trip.

Bachrach and Wang plan to return to China in March 2020 to visit existing 1+1 partners and to visit several of the institutes that invited them to visit on their next trip.

To learn more about the 1+1 Program, contact Dr. Jay Wang via email at jwang@monmouth.edu.

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