College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics

Introduction

As we live in a digital age, most industries rely on data and software programs. Therefore, the demand for computer professionals with a scientific background has grown rapidly in the past decade. The College of Computing and Informatics offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with the aim of satisfying the growing need and qualification of distinguished cadres, commensurate with the needs of the labor market. The program includes the scientific foundations of computing with advanced applications that require advanced knowledge of computing systems, programming and problem-solving tools and techniques.

The Importance and Reasons for Creating the Program

The Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is committed to provide citizens with knowledge and skills to meet the future needs of the labor market. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be a key enabler of the national programs outlined in Saudi Vision 2030 and described in detail in the National Transformation Plan 2020. However, the ICT sector suffers from a significant gap between supply and demand. This is reflected in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) strategic objective, that is “the rehabilitation of specialized Saudi human capital and employment of this capital to reduce the gap between supply and demand in the ICT sector”. A recent report by the CIT Commission states that although Saudi universities, colleges, recruitment organizations, and domestic training institutions continue to supply hundreds of new ICT professionals, the gap between the demand and the supply will continue to expand. The ICT talent gap exceeded 37,000 in 2017. The report shows the growing needs for computer science specialties such as software/application developer/manager which classified among the most difficult skills to find by employers. Therefore, The BSc in Computer Science program aims to bridging the gap in ICT industry by developing qualified graduates who are able to contribute and participate to the growth of Saudi Arabia and to the improvement of society.

Duration of Study in the Program

8 semesters.

Program Objectives

1. Development of a technically proficient workforce comprising of Saudi citizens capable of carrying out software development projects to the best of international standards.

2. To keep pace with academic advances in international universities in the field of computation and informatics.

3. To increase learners' experience by enabling them to solve academic and practical problems in their areas of specialization.

4. To enable graduates to compete in the fields of computation and informatics.

5. To support continuous development through partnerships with local and international companies.

6. To connect programs through integrated courses designed and taught through advanced technology.

7. To integrate academic programs by bridging the gap between theoretical advances and practical applications.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize the concepts of computing and mathematics related to the discipline.

2. Identify the current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for the computing practice.

3. Comprehend the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and the society.

4. Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

5. Implement mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theories in the modeling and design of computer-based systems.

6. Apply theories and principles using cutting edge technologies in the implementation and evaluation of computer-based systems.

7. Construct software systems of varying complexity to meet desired needs by following the analysis, design, implementation and testing principles.

8. Function effectively on teamwork activities to accomplish a common goal.

9. Identify the needs for continuous development of professional skills with the ability to engage all group members.

10. Realize professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

11. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences, both orally and in a written form, using appropriate media.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Program

1. Computer Scientist

2. Software Engineer

3. Software Developer

4. Systems Analyst

5. Technical support specialist

6. Web Developer

7. Network Architect

8. Database Administrator

9. Information Security Analyst

10. Artificial intelligence specialist

11. System Developer

12. Software project manager

13. Software Quality Assurance Specialist

14. Software Tester

University requirements: 34 Credits
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
ENG001 English Language Skills 1 8
CI001 Academic Skills 2
MATH001 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
ENG001 English Language Skills 2 8
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
ISLM101 Islamic Culture 1 2 Passing the First Year
ISLM102 Islamic Culture 2 2 Passing the First Year
ISLM103 Islamic Culture 3 2 Passing the First Year
ISLM104 Islamic Culture 4 2 Passing the First Year
Total
College requirements: 30 Credits
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS230 Object Oriented Programming 3 Passing the First Year
ENG103 Technical Writing 3 Passing the First Year
MATH150 Discrete Mathematics 3 Passing the First Year
CS240 Data Structure 3 CS230
MATH151 Linear Algebra 3 MATH150
CS350 Introduction to Database 3 CS240
CS351 Operating Systems 3 CS241
CS360 Computer Networks 3 CS351
STAT101 Statistics 3 MATH150
CS499 Practical Training 3 Passing 86 Credit Hours
Total
Specialization requirements: 66 Credits
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
SCI101 General Physics 1 3 Passing the First Year
CS231 Digital Logic Design 3 Passing the First Year
SCI201 General Physics 2 3 SCI101
CS241 Computer Architecture and Organization 3 CS231
CS242 Theory of Computing 3 CS230
CS243 Discrete Mathematics for CS 3 MATH150
CS352 System Analysis and Design 3 CS230
CS353 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3 CS240 , CS242
CS361 Web Programming 3 CS350
CS362 Artificial Intelligence 3 CS353
CS363 Principles of Programming Languages 3 CS240
CS364 Computing Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 CS350
CS470 Human Computer Interaction 3 CS352
CS471 Computer Security 3 CS360
CS490 Senior Project 1 in Computer Science 3 CS350 , CS352
CS4xx Elective 1* 3
CS4xx Elective 2* 3
CS491 Senior Project 2 in Computer Science 3 CS490
CS480 Project Management in Computing 3 CS352
CS481 Professional Ethics in Computer Science 3
CS4xx Elective 3* 3
CS4xx Elective 4* 3
Total
Track 1 Courses – Advance Application Development
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS475 Mobile Computing 3 CS363
CS476 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3 CS363
CS477 Compiler Design 3 CS363
CS478 Computer Graphics 3 CS363
Total
Track 2 Courses – Gaming Development
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS485 Game Architecture and Design 3 CS363
CS486 2D Game Programming 3 CS361
CS487 3D Game Programming 3 CS361
CS488 Game Artificial Intelligence 3 CS362
Total
First Year: Level One
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
CI001 Academic Skills 2
Total 13
First Year: Level Two
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH001 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 13
Second Year: Level Three
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
SCI101 General Physics 1 3 Passing the First Year
CS230 Object Oriented Programming 3 Passing the First Year
ENG103 Technical Writing 3 Passing the First Year
MATH150 Discrete Mathematics 3 Passing the First Year
CS231 Digital Logic Design 3 Passing the First Year
ISLM101 Islamic Culture 1 2 Passing the First Year
Total 17
Second Year: Level Four
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
SCI101 General Physics 2 3 CSI101
CS240 Data Structure 3 CS230
CS241 Computer Architecture and Organization 3 CS231
CS242 Theory of Computing 3 CS230
CS243 Discrete Mathematics for CS 3 MATH150
ISLM102 Islamic Culture 2 2
Total 17
Third Year: Level Five
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MATH151 Linear Algebra 3 MATH150
CS350 Introduction to Database 3 CS240
CS350 Operating Systems 3 CS241
CS352 System Analysis and Design 3 CS230
CS353 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3 CS240 , CS242
ISLM103 Islamic Culture 3 2
Total 17
Third Year: Level Six
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS360 Computer Networks 3 CS351
STAT101 Statistics 3 MATH150
CS361 Web Programming 3 CS350
CS362 Artificial Intelligence 3 CS353
CS363 Principles of Programming Languages 3 CS240
CS364 Computing Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 CS350
Total 18
Third Year (Summer): Practical Training
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS499 Practical Training 3 Passing 86 Credit Hours
Total 1
Fourth Year: Level Seven
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ISLM104 Islamic Culture 4 2
CS470 Human Computer Interaction 3 CS352
CS471 Computer Security 3 CS360
CS490 Senior Project 1 in Computer Science 3 CS350 , CS352
CS4xx Elective 1 3
CS4xx Elective 2 3
Total 17
Fourth Year: Level Eight
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
CS491 Senior Project 2 in Computer Science 3 CS490
CS480 Project Management in Computing 3 CS352
CS481 Professional Ethics in Computer Science 3
CS4xx Elective 3 3
CS4xx Elective 4 3
Total 15
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