BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE


To receive a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

General Education Requirements, composed of: (49)
  Related field requirements applicable to Gen Ed requirements (16)
  Remaining Gen Ed requirements (33)
     
Related Field Requirements not appicable to Gen Ed

(20)

Major Requirements, composed of: (55)
  Computer Science Core Courses (43)
  Computer Science Elective Courses (12)
     

Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK, of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

Major Requirements (55 Credit Hours)

Students must complete all Computer Engineering core courses (52 credit hours) and four elective courses and two lab electives (14 credit hours) from the Computer Engineering course electives.

Computer Science Core Course Requirements (43 credit hours)
Students should earn a grade of “C” or better in the major courses.

CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4)[T]
CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS (3)
CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
CSIS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language (3)
CSIS 250 Database Systems (3)
CSIS 255 Web Technologies (3)
CSIS 310 Introduction to Operating Systems (3)
CSIS 320 Principles of Programming Languages (3)
CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3)
CSIS 400 Theory of Computation (3)
CSIS 405 Analysis of Algorithms (3)
CSIS 475 Compiler Construction (3)
CSIS 490 CSIS Capstone I (3)
CSIS 491 CSIS Capstone II (3)

Computer Science Electives Courses (12 credit hours)
Students must complete four CSIS courses (12 credit hours), selected in consultation with the academic advisor, to fulfill the CSIS Electives requirement. Three courses must be 300 level or higher and the remaining course can be 200 level or higher. The four courses must be from CSIS.

Related Field Requirements (45 Credit Hours)

CS students’ are also expected to complete 36 credit hours of related field requirements, of which (16 credit hours) are applicable to Gen Ed. The passing Grade in related field requirements is 2.0 “C”. The Related Field Requirements component is composed of CSIS, MATH, Science, and Business.

CSIS Requirements (4 credit hours)
CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4)[T]

Computer Science and Information Systems majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their general education requirements, as CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement.

Math Requirements (15 credit hours)
MATH 201 Calculus I (3)[M]
MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3)[M]
STATS 201 Statistics (3)
MATH 203 Calculus II (3)
     
Sciences Requirements (11 credit hours)  
BIOL 101 General Biology I (4)[P]
  AND  
BIOL 102 General Biology II (4)[P]
  OR  
PHYS 115 General Physics I (4)[P]
  AND  
PHYS 116 General Physics II (4)[P]
     
And any BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS course (3)
     
Business Requirements (6 credit hours)  
MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
ENTR 201 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
     

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 2015-2016 4 Year Plan*

At least 36 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (FRESHMAN)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ENGL 100 Foundations of Academic Reading and Writing 4
Gen Ed UNIV 100 Essentials of Learning 2
Gen Ed HUM [H] 3
Gen Ed ARAB 1[A] 3
Related Req CSIS 120 Computer Programming I 4
         
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (FRESHMAN)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ENGL 101 Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing 3
Gen Ed UNIV 110 University, Community, and Citizenship 3
Related Req MATH 201 Calculus I 3
Related Req CSIS 130 Computer Programming II 4
Major Core CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS 3
         
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3 (SOPHOMORE)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ENGL 102 Writing and Information Literacy 3
Related Req BIOL/PHYS BIOL 101, PHYS 115** 4
Major Core CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
Major Core CSIS 255 Web Technologies 3
Related Req MATH 203 Calculus II 3
         
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4 (SOPHOMORE)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed HUM [H] 3
Related Req BIOL/PHYS BIOL 102, PHYS 116** 4
Related Req MATH 213 Discrete Math 4
Major Core CSIS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 3
Major Core CSIS 250 Database Systems 3
         
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5 (JUNIOR)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SOCSI [S] 3
Major Core CSIS 310 Operating Systems 3
Major Core CSIS 330 Software Engineering 3
Related Req MATH 200-300 201 Statistics
Related Req STAT 201 Statistics 3
         
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6 (JUNIOR)
Prefix Number Title
Major Core CSIS 320 Principles of Programming Languages 3
Major Core CSIS 405 Analysis of Algorithms 3
Major Elective CSIS 200-400 3
Related Req. MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
Related Req. BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 3
         
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 7 (SENIOR)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed SOCSI [S] 3
Major Core CSIS 400 Theory of Computation 3
Major Core CSIS 490 CSIS Capstone I 3
Major Elective CSIS 300-400 3
Related Req ENTR 201 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3
         
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 8 (SENIOR)
Prefix Number Title
Gen Ed ARAB [K] 3
Major Core CSIS 475 Compiler Construction 3
Major Core CSIS 491 CSIS Capstone II 3
Major Elective CSIS 300-400 3
Major Elective CSIS 300-400 3

* Your progress through the plan will vary depending on your English and Mathematics placement, as well as other factors

** You must take sequence (BIOL101 & 102) or (CHEM 101 & 102) or (PHYS 115 & 116).

Minor in Computer Science (20 Credit Hours)


Students must take the following 4 core courses (14 credit hours):

CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4)[T]
CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4)[T]
CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3)

And any two additional courses (6 credit hours) from the Computer Science major core course requirements.

Double Major


For a double major in CS and IS, core electives are mutually exclusive.

  • If choosing CS as the additional major, students must complete an additional 27 credit hours: 9 credit hours of MATH and 18 credit hours of core courses
  • If choosing IS as the additional major, students will need an additional 24 credit hours of core courses

Internship


Eligibility: A student with a departmental average of at least “B-” at the beginning of the Junior or Senior year may elect to pursue an internship course. The Internship is completed in the following stages:

  1. Program Discussion: Potential interns (Junior or Senior majors) are advised on the nature and purpose of an internship. The essential point is that they learn that there is a significant difference between the theory they learn in the classroom and the practice they will encounter during their internship.

  2. Internship Contract Signed: The next stage is to have a meeting with the organization which has agreed to provide the internship. At this meeting the nature of the internship is discussed and the student, the off-campus supervisor, and the 470 instructor all sign the form. At this meeting special details of the internship are agreed in the format of a contract between the three parties.

  3. Visit to Place of Work: At the time of the contract signing, or at a time near to this meeting, the 470 instructor visits the place of work where the student is going to be working and checks that the environment is suitable and that the nature of the work and the place of work go together

  4. Contact Off-campus Supervisor: Contact is established between the off-campus supervisor and the 470 instructor to ensure that if any problems arise during the internship there is a clear understanding of the roles each party will play in making sure that the student has a quality learning experience.

  5. Bi-monthly Progress Reports from Intern: During the period of the internship, interns are expected to email the 470 instructor bi-monthly to report on progress and activity. Students are expected to record their activities, so that in the future they can review what activities occupied their time while they participated in the internship.

  6. Mid-term Assessment of the Intern: The midterm assessment of the intern is initially made by results of the bi-weekly progress reports. Also, the off-campus supervisor will be consulted by the 470 instructor before the mid-term grade is posted.

  7. Intern’s Internship Final Report: At the end of an intern’s period of work the intern is required to present a Report of Activity. This report is to record the activities that the student has completed. The program will provide a general template for the report. Students may add to the template. Once the report is submitted it is reviewed by the 470 instructor, additions may be requested during an interview and discussion with the student.

  8. Final Presentation: The student has to give a public presentation to the department about his/her experience

  9. Final Assessment: The final assessment begins with a final assessment by the off-campus supervisor. This is submitted by the off-campus supervisor. The 470 instructor then confirms the off-campus supervisor assessment. After the student presents his/her findings, the 470 instructor submits the final grade of either Pass or No Pass.

Grade Distribution

Bi-weekly progress reports 30%
Work supervisor report 10%
Final Report 40%
Final Presentation 20%

Guidelines

  1. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credits hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2 or 3 credits) may be applied to the major electives. An additional 3 credit hours of internship may be counted towards a second major, minor or as free electives.

  2. For the durations of the semester, 16 weeks, students should work at least 2.5 hours per week (for 1 credit); 7.5 hours per week (for 3 credits); 10 hours per week (for 4 credits); and 15 hours per week (for 6 credits). A minimum of 120 hours is required for 3 credits, 80 hours for 2 credits, and 40 hours for 1 credit.

  3. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems sets the standards for the internship and reserves the right to decide on the suitability of the work experience.

  4. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems may assist students to find suitable employment.

  5. Students are encouraged to find their own placements. However, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems must be advised before a student approaches a prospective organization.

  6. The 470 instructor will visit the place of work where the student will be working to determine if the environment is suitable and that the nature of the work and place of work are in synergy.

  7. Contact will be established between the 470 instructors and on-site supervisor to ensure that if any problems arise during the internship, there is a clear understanding of the roles each party will play to ensure that the student has a quality learning experience.

  8. A placement is not secured until it has been approved by the Program Lead and Department Chair, and the student has signed and returned the Student Internship Agreement.

  9. Students are required to meet with the 470 instructor at least once a week to report on progress and activity

Any student who is dismissed from his/her internship must notify the Department Chair immediately. Failure to do so within a reasonable amount of time will result in a failing grade.

Faculty


ABU AL-MAATI, Shereef, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems; Ph.D., 1998, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA.

ABU RSHAID, Dima, Instructor of Computer Science and Information Systems; M.S., 2003, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

RABAA’I, Ahmad, Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., 2012, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

ZEID, Amir, Associate Professor of Computer Science; Ph.D.; 2000, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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