The School of Engineering presents CyberLEAP-- a new program that provides an innovative path for non-computer scientists to break into the Computer Science industry! This program can also help holders of non-Computer Science Bachelor's Degrees a path for fulfilling the computer science requirements for admission to the Master of Engineering (MENG) in Computer Science Engineering or Master of Engineering (MENG) in Data Science.

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New UConn Program Helps Non-Computer Scientists Break Into the Computer Science Industry

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering Professional Education Program and the Computer Science and Engineering Department announce the launch of a new program called CyberLEAP—an innovative path for non-computer scientists to break into the Computer Science industry. With computer science and data science jobs growing precipitously in a hot job market, CyberLEAP offers working professionals the opportunity to gain highly sought skills in these in-demand fields. According to recent data, holders of advanced degrees in those fields earn median salaries over $100,000 per year.

CyberLEAP is an online, non-credit program that covers three Computer Science modules including Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, and Introduction to Systems Programming. Each module is 14 weeks long and is designed to meet the main Computer Science requirements of the MEng in CSE and MEng in Data Science. The full admission requirements for the MEng programs can be found on the following websites -  MEng in CSE and MEng in Data Science. The CyberLEAP modules may also be taken independently for career enhancement and knowledge acquisition. Students can complete only the modules for which they have no prior formal coursework - there is no requirement to complete all three modules.

The cost of each module is $2,000.


Plan of Study (Choose any or all):

Module: Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design: Monday, January 9, 2023 - Friday, April 14, 2023- Application Deadline: Monday, January 2, 2023

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design
  • Understand how, when, and why to use a variety of basic data structures
  • Implement a data structure to efficiently perform operations as specified in an abstract data type
  • Apply standard techniques such as divide-and-conquer, greedy, and dynamic programming to design algorithms

Module: Introduction to Discrete Systems: Monday, April 24, 2023 - Friday, August 4, 2023- Application Deadline: Monday, April 17. 2023

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand discrete mathematics concepts including sets, functions, and graphs
  • Determine whether an argument is logically sound, and write clear, thorough, and precise proofs using mathematical logic
  • Understand the concepts of time and space complexity and the asymptotic notation
  • Analyze recurrence relations that arise in computer science

Module: Systems Programming: Dates to be determined.

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Understand memory management and the use of pointers
  • Understand process management and inter-process communication and synchronization mechanisms, and use them to build concurrent client-server applications
  • Understand intra-process concurrency primitives, in particular, POSIX threads and the associated APIs needed to write multi-threading programs

Prior to enrolling in CyberLEAP
Students with no coding background are encouraged to take this short self-paced tutorial on Python Programming. This tutorial will give students basic background knowledge of Python and will greatly aid in their success. The tutorial can be found HERE.

Start the Application Process Here!