Kingdom of Saudi Arabia The National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment Program Specifications



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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment

Program Specifications

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National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment

Program Specifications

For guidance on the completion of this template, please refer to NCAAA guidebooks.



1. Institution

King Abdulaziz University – North Jeddah



Date of Report 12-JAN-14

2. College/Department

Faculty of Computing and Information Technology / Computer Science






3. Vice Dean

Saleh M. Alshomrani, Associate Professor






4. Insert program administrative flowchart




5. List all branches/locations offering this program




Branch/Location 1.

Boys Campus - North Jeddah, Saleh M. Alshomrani, Associate Professor






Branch/Location 2.





Branch/Location 3.




Branch/Location 4.




A. Program Identification and General Information


1. Program title and code

B.S. Computer Science / CPCS



2. Total credit hours needed for completion of the program

140


3. Award granted on completion of the program

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science



4. Major tracks/pathways or specializations within the program (eg. transportation or structural engineering within a civil engineering program or counselling or school psychology within a psychology program) N/A (Not Applicable)

5. Intermediate Exit Points and Awards (if any) (eg. associate degree within a bachelor degree program)

N/A (Not Applicable)



6. Professional occupations (licensed occupations, if any) for which graduates are prepared. (If there is an early exit point from the program (eg. diploma or associate degree) include professions or occupations at each exit point) Professional

7. (a) New Program New Program Planned starting date 01-SEP-13

(b) Continuing Program Year of most recent major program review

Organization involved in recent major review (eg. internal within the institution,Accreditation review by

Other Others



8. Name of program coordinator or chair. If a program coordinator or chair has been appointed for the female section as well as the male section, include names of both.

Branch/Location 1.

Boys Campus - North Jeddah, Abdullah Bawakid, Assistant Professor



Branch/Location 2.


Branch/Location 3.

Branch/Location 4.


9. Date of approval by the authorized body (MoHE for private institutions and Council of Higher Education for public institutions).

Campus Branch/Location

Approve By

Date

Boys Campus - North Jeddah, Saleh M. Alshomrani, Associate Professor










Campus Branch/Location

Approve By

Date






























B. Program Context


1. Explain why the program was established.

a. Summarize economic reasons, social or cultural reasons, technological developments, national policy developments or other reasons.

Demand for computing professionals with scientific background has grown in the past decade as a result of increased demand for sophisticated computing environments, applications, and scientific research inside and outside of academia. The demand for skills targeted by the program has been supported by a university-sponsored study conducted in 2005-2006 (No. 425/629, Shawwal 1426H.).


b. Explain the relevance of the program to the mission and goals of the institution.

As one of the oldest universities in the Kingdom, King Abdulaziz University has been offering computing programs since the 1970s under its science and engineering colleges. A primary provider of higher education in the Kingdom, with the right combination of tradition, experience and resources, the university is highly interested in continuing to provide innovative, quality computing education. This interest led to the establishment of a college of Computing and Information Technology in 2006.



2. Relationship (if any) to other programs offered by the institution/college/department.

a. Does this program offer courses that students in other programs are required to take? YES NO

If yes, what has been done to make sure those courses meet the needs of students in the other programs?

This program builds on 26 credits of university-required Islamic studies, Arabic language and communication skills coursework, as well as a full academic year of foundation program shared by Science, Medical, and Engineering. The program also shares 24 credits of college-required basic computing coursework with other computing programs in the college.

Courses offered to other computing programs as part of college-required credits conform to common student outcomes (program exit competencies) defined by ABET and adopted by the college. Their contents are finalized after consultation with the other departments.


b. Does the program require students to take courses taught by other departments? YES NO

If yes, what has been done to make sure those courses in other departments meet the needs of students in this program?

Courses offered by other departments in the college, as well as math and science courses shared by the ABETaccredited college of Engineering, conform to similar standards. Courses offered by the University have adequately apportioned attention and resources, and therefore should meet expected standards.


3. Do students who are likely to be enrolled in the program have any special needs or characteristics? (eg. Part time evening students, physical and academic disabilities, limited IT or language skills).

YES NO


The program expects full time students who have completed the university’s Science/ Medical/Engineering
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