Computer Science Department Mission and Goals

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Computer Science (CS) is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other “vital” Computer Science areas of knowledge that will best serve the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world in the 21st century.

By leveraging the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and community engagement, Department of CS wants to take lead in the contribution of the national policy making with regards to Computer Science and Information Technology, leading to socio-economic development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At the center of CS Department’s spirit is interdisciplinary exploration and enhanced collaboration between CS Department and industries, which is expected to fuel many scientific breakthroughs and technological advances in the areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT), digital animation, computer game design and development, mobile computing, computer networking, web design and development, database design and administration, computer security, artificial intelligence, etc.

CS Department’s envision of impact also includes the innovation. One way CS graduates are expected to drive progress is by starting software development companies that deliver new ideas and solutions toward a “quality software application development”.

Department Vision

To be a premier Department locally and globally for providing Education, performing Research and Innovation.

To become a regional center of excellence within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the area of Computer Science for graduate and professional education, research and scholarship - creating knowledge and innovation that fundamentally improve lifelong learning and secure the way people live. It will excel in the technology and sciences, dynamically enhancing the way our graduates understand and experience their world.

To become a national model of excellence for challenging, learner-centered academic communities that advance knowledge in the areas of Computer Science and improve economic vitality and quality of life.