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Master of Computer Science

The MSc program in Computer Science was established in 2005 with study plans that meet the latest international standards (such as ACM and IEEE), and covers theoretical and practical research aspects in Computer Science such as information security, networks, software, intelligent systems, and others. The MSc program offers two tracks; The comprehensive exam track and the thesis track.


To be one of the distinguished departments of Computer Science in teaching, learning, scientific research, and community service according to international standards to achieve the desired growth and development.

Mission of Computer Science Department:

The mission of the Computer Science Department is derived from the mission of the Faculty of Information Technology and the university, where the department seeks to:

  • Provide the best education in undergraduate and graduate programs by relying on the latest developments in an excellent learning environment.
  • Focus on the theoretical and applied aspects in the field of Computer Science.
  • Conduct research at the local and international levels through its staff and students.
  • Support the community through encouraging and sharing technology transfer.

Mission of MSc Program in Computer Science

The MSc in "Computer Science" program at the Computer Science department strives to:

  1. Prepare graduates with a deep knowledge in Computer Science by providing a suitable environment for achieving excellence in teaching and learning. They should have a local, regional and international presence and who are highly motivated to lifelong learning and capable of fulfilling contemporary requirements.
  2. Preparing graduates who are skilled in scientific research and are qualified to complete their Ph.D. studies in Computer Science and support innovation plans according to international standards.
  3. Expanding research and development activities in Computer Science to bridge the gap between the industrial sector and the academic environment which helps in building a productive partnership with the community.



The department reaches a prominent position locally, regionally and internationally and the research activities are supportive of the growing technological development. 



  • Justice: Dealing with equity with all and respecting the value, dignity, and freedom of the individual.
  • Transparency: Dealing clearly in all university operations with students, faculty, and the staff.
  • Integrity: Full adherence to professional ethics and ethics within a framework of trust, honesty, and sincerity. • Belongingness: A sense of responsibility towards the university, society and the nation.
  • Collaboration: Teamwork among university staff in all its operations as well as with students.
  • Creativity: Assimilation, encouragement, and sponsorship of ideas and innovative solutions in the fields of teaching, learning and scientific research.
  • Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and competence in the specialization.