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College of Computer and Information Sciences
College of Computer and Information Sciences
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Preparatory year aims to develop the skills of students in the areas of English language and basic sciences such as physics, mathematics, information technology, that will contribute towards the improvement of their language proficiency and competency as well as developing their analytical and research skills that will enable them to easily continue their education and have excellence results.
In the Applied Sciences path, students must complete all courses in one academic year (Two major semesters and one exceptional semester). Students’ acceptance on the preparatory program does not imply a full enrollment to the college’s program, as the acceptance is determined at the end of the preparatory program and by reference to the criteria previously mentioned.
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Preparatory Program Deanship
Students’ admission is processed by the Admission and Registration Deanship at the university. Students are admitted in the Applied Sciences for the university’s preparatory program based on the following criteria:
Acquired certificate in the natural sciences or equivalent from a secondary school from not more than five years.
The compound grade should not be less than 80%, and it is calculated as follows:
40% of the secondary school.
30% of the general aptitude test (Qudrat).
30% of the cumulative test.
Students get accepted after completing the preparatory year, and they will be distributed to the college’s departments according to the following criteria:
Student’s GPA at the end of the preparatory year.
The capacity of each department.
Graduates from college departments may work in the management of information technology in all its divisions, such as:
Operating systems department.
Networks and surveillance department.
Database systems department.
Information Security department.
Data centres department.
Systems Analysis and Design department.
Consulting and business development department.
System Development department.
Programming, development and design web sites department.
Computer Science Department
Computer Science is the science related to the design and development of computer systems, including logical perception of computing and its applications. Computer Science has many branches, including: programming, software engineering, network design and management, artificial intelligence, development of programming languages and operating systems, and many others. The department adopts multiple ways of education alongside with the traditional education. From the scientific research side, the department seeks to be one of the advanced research centers by attracting outstanding research competencies. The department also seeks to establish research partnerships with local and international scientific research centers and private sector institutions in collaboration with the research unit at the college.
Information Systems Department
The increasing growth in the business sector together with the advances in information technology has lead the university authorities to include the information systems program among the other college's disciplines. The program aims to produce specialists in analysis, design and programming systems using modern methods and tools, as well as in building and managing databases. It also allows those specialists to contribute in the implementation of projects in innovative ways through the combination of technical solutions and management processes. The department also aims to provide education based on scientific grounds that meet the requirements of the local industries.
Information Management Department
The Information Management draws its attention from the fact that information is a fundamental pillar of development, both from the individual and social perspective. The department has cared about the informational content associated with those areas: producing, recording, publishing, compiling, organizing, storing, retrieving and investing. In order to realize the department objectives, the studying plan included various methods to provide information services, production, delivery and utilization at the level of individuals and institutions. Also, the department has sought to include the different areas of information technologies and communication in the study plan because it is considered as one of the modern methods that can facilitate the production and transfer of and access to information.
Information Technology Department
IT programs steadily developed where it began to appear as a reaction to meet the daily requirements and business process in organizations so that computers have become essential business tools at all levels of an organization while computer systems that have associated with networks become the backbone of these organizations.