BSc Computer Science | Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree
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Computer Science

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Computer Science
  • Program code
    CS
  • Chair of the Program
    Dr. Zain Balfagih
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    133

 About the Program

​​Overview​

Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree prepares students to be active participants in the information revolution. In an industry that's becoming increasingly driven by machine-based learning, the course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how to analyse and build artificial intelligence and algorithms, and how this can help businesses to work more efficiently and generate better results.

The BSc Computer Science degree program provides an in-depth study of the theory, design and application of computer systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security.  Students develop the skills needed to design, create, administer, and apply such systems to any field.

Graduates are able to engage in careers in many sectors of the economy such as banking, FinTech, healthcare and Bio Informatics, education, game development, manufacturing, retail, advertising, government, and many others.

Curriculum

The CS program has two concentrations: “Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, “Cyber Security (CS)”, in addition to a no concentration option.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) concentration allows students to specialize in a scientific area of interest such as Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data, Visualization of Scientific data, and Robotics.

The Cyber Security (CS) concentration prepares the students with the skills to investigate the vulnerability of hardware and software as well as the measures for protecting against security threats.​​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

Becoming a distinguished Computer Science Program preparing globally responsible leaders to provide creative and optimal computing solutions.

Mission

To provide a high quality interdisciplinary education in a state-of-the-art environment that prepares skilled future leaders who will contribute to technological developments and meet the needs of the local and global societies.

Goals

  1. Positioning the CS department among national and international institutions and industry.
  2. Progressing towards transparency and effective leadership in developing a creative work environment. As well as benchmarking with reputed national and international programs.
  3. Preparing students with innovative and quality education to meet future needs in the market. As well as using state-of-art learning management systems and educational resources.
  4. Promoting CS Program to meet students' local, national, and international needs.
  5. Attracting best-qualified faculty in the emerging fields and supporting them with professional development activities and promotion.
  6. Establishing advance and specific hardware and software labs. As well as supporting program to attract external funds through various activities.
  7. Aligning the research with commercialization.
  8. Delivering services to community.​​

 Concentrations

​​The Computer Science Department offers two areas of concentration:

The CS program has two concentrations: “Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, “Cyber Security (CS)”, in addition to a no concentration option.

  1. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) concentration allows students to specialize in a scientific area of interest such as Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data, Visualization of Scientific data, and Robotics.
  2. The Cyber Security (CS) concentration prepares the students with the skills to investigate the vulnerability of hardware and software as well as the measures for protecting against security threats.

 Career Opportunities

As advanced, revolutionary technologies become an integral part of our daily lives, you will graduate with skill set needed to play a significant part in the evolving cultural and technological landscape. 

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science will present graduates with plentiful opportunities and career prospects in roles such as Artificial Intelligence Developer, Machine Learning Engineer, IT Security Engineer, Software Engineers, Program Analysts, Teachers and much more. A List of possible career opportunities is s​hown below.

  1. Software Developer​ (Apps, Robotics, Web, etc.)
  2. Programmer Analyst
  3. Software Development Manager
  4. Software Engineer
  5. Software Test Engineer 
  6. Database Designer
  7. Database Developer
  8. Database Administrator
  9. Web Developer
  10. Artificial Intelligence developer
  11. Machine Learning Engineer
  12. Business Intelligence Developer
  13. Big Data Engineer
  14. Data Scientist
  15. Data Architect
  16. Data Analyst
  17. Data Mining Analyst
  18. IT Security Analyst
  19. IT Security Engineer
  20. IT Security Consultant
  21. Computer Forensic Examiner
  22. IT Security Officer
  23. Network Security Administrator
  24. Information Security Consultant
  25. Security Penetration Tester
  26. Software Security Specialist
  27. Digital Forensics Scientist
  28. Malware Analyst
  29. Cyber Security Auditor
  30. Computer Forensics Investigator
  31. Computer and Information Research Scientist
  32. Computer and Information Systems Manager
  33. Further their studies in Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence or related fields​

 Graduation Requirements

Artificial Intelligence Concentration

  • General Education Requirements: 42
  • Basic Science and Mathematics: 21
  • Major Core Requirements (Compulsory): 52
  • Concentration Requirements (if any): 12
  • Technical Electives (if any): 6
  • Total: 133

Cyber Security​ Concentration

  • General Education Requirements: 42
  • Basic Science and Mathematics: 21
  • Major Core Requirements (Compulsory): 52
  • Concentration Requirements (if any): 12
  • Technical Electives (if any): 6
  • Total: 133

No Concentration

  • General Education Requirements: 42
  • Basic Science and Mathematics: 21
  • Major Core Requirements (Compulsory): 52
  • Concentration Core Requirements: -
  • Concentration Electives: -
  • Technical Electives: 18
  • Total: 133​​

 Learning Outcomes

​By completing the BSc of Computer Science Program with No Concentration, students will be able to:

  • Analyse complex computing problems and to apply principles of Computer Science, and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate computing-based solutions to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of Com​puter Science.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the Computer Science fields.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions utilizing Computer Science skills.
  • Demonstrate broad understanding and critical view of the principal theories, concepts and terminology of related Computing fields;
  • Integrate knowledge from different Computing fields to develop practical solutions that work successfully in real organizations​​

By completing the BSc of Computer Science Program with Artificial Intelligence Concentration​, students will be able to:

  • Analyse complex computing problems and to apply principles of Computer Science, and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate computing-based solutions to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of Computer Science.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the Computer Science fields.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions utilizing Computer Science skills.
  • Demonstrate broad understanding and critical view of the principal theories, concepts and terminology of Artificial Intelligence and related Computing fields;
  • Integrate knowledge from Computing and Cyber Security fields to develop practical Artificial Intelligence solutions that work succ​essfully in real organizations.

By completing the BSc of Computer Science Program with​ Cyber Security Concentration, students will be able to:​

  • Analyse complex computing problems and to apply principles of Computer Science, and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate computing-based solutions to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of Computer Science.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the Computer Science fields.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions utilizing Computer Science skills.
  • Demonstrate broad understanding and critical view of the principal theories, concepts and terminology of Cyber Security and related Computing fields;
  • Integrate knowledge from Computer Science fields to develop practical cybersecurity solutions that work successfully in real organizations.

 Program Plan (No Concentration)

Computer Science No Concentration Program Plan

 Program Plan (Artificial Intelligence)

 Program Plan (Cyber Security)

Computer Science  Cyber Security Program Plan​​

 Fact Sheet

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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
85%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
1, 2, 3, 4
Cut-Score
512, 612, 712, 412
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137880
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137852 

    Program Accreditations and Partnerships

    Our qualifications are recognised globally, so you can study safe in the knowledge that wherever your path may lead, you have the whole wide world to choose from.


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