Ben is pursuing a degree in Computer Science on the Game Development Track. He is also the president of the Association for Computing Machinery, a founder of the on campus Game Development Club Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, a member of Student Engineers Joint Council, and a member of APES.
The ABET accredited CSE department here at Lyle is one of the most diverse programs in the nation. As an undergraduate searching for a BS degree in computer science you can choose from four different tracks: research, security, game development, and lastly general. You may also pursue a degree in Computer Engineering. To get a more in-depth look at the several degree plans please click here.
Each track provides students the same crucial framework to learn all that is necessary to succeed in this rapidly growing field. In the first two semesters, for example, you will have mastered both Java and C++ with the promise of learning many more languages and skills. All of which will make you extremely valuable after you earn your diploma.
There are of course many other amazing opportunities at Lyle. From what I have witnessed, the Lyle School of Engineering stands out from a lot of other engineering colleges around the nation. The school is constantly trying to allow students to get to know people out in the real world by either bringing them to campus to speak or taking students to their facilities. Just last year I was able to tour the Lockheed Martin Production Facility over in Fort Worth—a campus that contains a mile long building. It’s experiences like these that most other students are not able to partake in. Since SMU is a private school in the metroplex, there are also a lot of connections that can be made right on campus.
Being located at the center of Dallas has allowed the Lyle School of Engineering to partner with several leaders in the field, including: Samsung, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, and more. These partners give you as student countless opportunities to become acquainted with the field outside of school before you even graduate.
If you are interested in joining the CSE department here at Lyle, I suggest you check out their site here. There, you can get more information into all of the exciting research they are performing and the opportunities the CSE department can give you.