Ø Background to the program and subject area:
In 1985, the Computer Science Department was established as the sixth department in the Faculty of Science. This department offered Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS). It used to accept the students with highest grade point averages (GPAs) after completing the first year in the Faculty of Science.
In 2001, the King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT) was established. The CS Department became the first department among the CS, Computer Information systems (CIS), and Computer Information Business (BIS) departments in KASIT. In 2000-2001, the curriculum was reviewed and updated. In 2004, the KASIT moved to a new building of four floors, where the first floor was set to the CS department. The building was equipped with up-to-date information technology (IT) facilities. In 2009, the CS program curriculum was updated. The current curriculum was updated in 20014; and to be applicable starting the academic year 2014-2015. In addition to the B.Sc. in CS, currently the CS department offers M.Sc. and PhD degrees in CS.
Ø Vision statements of the program:
To be among the premiers in providing suitable teaching and research environment that enable graduates to have strong academic theoretical and practical backgrounds needed to achieve distinction in computer science disciplines at the local and regional levels.
Ø Mission statements of the program:
• Providing graduates with a high level education in computer science to equip them with the essential knowledge and practice for being contributors in the prosperity of their societies.
• Providing graduates with skills necessary to complete their graduate studies that prepare them for teaching and research oriented work locally and internationally.
• Enabling students to work as one team, and to understand their professional and ethical responsibilities so that they will be successful builders of local and global companies and institutions.