The department at a glance
The Computer Science department is part of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University. The department was established at the onset of the academic career of the university in 1999. Currently the department offers programs of study at both graduate and under-graduate level.
Over 450 students are currently enrolled in CS and SE programs for the academic year 2018-19. Over 800 students have graduated with degrees in Computer Science or Software Engineering to date.
As part of the university mandate, all students registered in the programs have to complete a 7 month CO-OP period. Senior students, towards the end of their academic career are placed in industry to complete the training. Most of these students gain valuable experience and obtain professional certifications from internationally recognized organizations.
Having graduated over 800 students in the past decades, the department has a strong alumnus body. Alumni keep in touch with the department and provide useful feedback to improve the programs taught at the department.
Many of our graduates pursue further studies in top ranked universities around the globe. Some of these graduates have completed PhD and master programs and joined the local industry or continued in academia.
The Computer Science program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) until 2020. The department is currently in the process of obtaining Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for both CS and SE programs.
The department consists of faculty members who are active in research. Every year, many research works by these esteemed faculty members are published in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. The department also organizes and participates in various conferences and symposia every year. Through university grants, three excellent research labs have been established focusing research in Robotics, Internet-of-Things, Cyber-Security and Machine-Learning. The department has also acquired over 10 million Saudi Riyals funding from government and industrial partnerships through King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and various local industries.
Vision and Mission
The Computer Science Department aspires to prepare top quality graduates for the job market by providing them with a rigorous and thorough, up-to-date computing education.
The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in creating, applying and imparting knowledge in computer science and engineering through innovative computing programs, quality research in collaboration with industry, and service to the community and the nation.
Programs offered by the Department
The department offers two major programs of study with three concentrations and tracks (or minors).
Bachelor of Science Computer Science (CS)
Bachelor of Science Software Engineering (SE)
Digital Media Systems (DMS), a concentration in the CS program.
Cyber Security Track (CYS), a track offered in both CS and SE programs.