ABOUT COMPUTER SCIENCES
Department of Computer Sciences is one of the four departments of the College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. The degree program in Computer Science program at UPM is designed to prepare a graduate for employment as a computer scientist in engineering, scientific, industrial, and business environments as a software developer, programmer, or a system analyst, and for higher studies in computer science in the Kingdom or abroad. Graduates in Computer Science will be capable of finding better ways of writing technical software, such as operating systems, graphical interfaces, game development, software utilities, network protocols, and database management systems. Graduates will also be concerned with optimizing the capabilities of computer hardware and other technology. A strong emphasis of these graduates will be on problem-solving through the design of the algorithm software and networked computer systems.
The undergraduate program offered at the Computer Sciences department has been strictly designed in accordance with a set of standards existing in the National and International bodies of Quality Assurance, including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and IEEE-CS. The program also satisfies the program criteria set by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of USA. It is also in accordance with the Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia published by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA).
Note: The Computer Science program is currently frozen due to the high demand to specialized programs. However, the department continues providing its courses to all other programs.
A support program that supports the university's needs in its faculties and specializations by teaching basic computer science subjects. It does not graduate university students