Head of department
On behalf my colleagues and myself, I warmly welcome you to the department of Computer Science (CSC) in the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS) at King Saud University.
The department of Computer Science is one of the pioneering departments of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University. Actually, the department was founded in 1984, the same year CCIS was established. The CSC department contributes, through the implementation of the vision and mission statements of its academic programs, to the advancement of the education system, scientific research and community services.
The programs offered by the department of Computer Science were designed in compliance with the recommendations of international bodies such as ACM and IEEE. Moreover, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) and the Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Department of Computer Science promotes the achievement of the revolutionary vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and supports the national strategic goals by preparing distinguished graduates ready to actively participate in the development of the Saudi nation.
Computer Science is one of the most important scientific studies of the twenty-first century. Specifically, its conventional disciplines such as Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, Software Engineering, Compilers, etc… along with its modern specializations, such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing etc… represent the foundations of the IT sector that is increasingly important to KSA’s economic landscape.
Currently, the CSC department offers the following degrees:
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• Master of Science in Computer Science (Thesis Track)
• Master of Science in Computer Science (Project Track)
• Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (Project)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
In the department of Computer Science, we seek to transcend the limits of excellence, research and innovation by adapting cutting-edge sciences and technologies to benefit the local and regional community. We also look forward to effectively nationalize contemporary Computer Science knowledge and techniques in order to reinforce the department's leading role in preparing Saudi future leaders.
In conclusion, I am pleased to invite you to explore further the Computer Science department by browsing our website.
Dr. Saad AlAhmadi