DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND InFORMATION SYSTEMS
Computers are everywhere in today’s society. The infrastructures of so many elements of our everyday lives are increasingly dependent on computers and digital communication. Understanding the foundations of this technology and what it can do, helps controlling and shaping the processes of modern society.
The Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) department at AUK offers two Bachelor
degree programs; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Information
Systems. Both programs cover the principles of computing and keep the students well-informed on
the latest developments in technology. CSIS students not only gain a solid foundation in the theory
and design of modern computing systems, but they are also given opportunities to test and apply their
knowledge in lab assignments, in-class projects, and in a year-long senior capstone project. The program
also offers two minors; a minor in Computer Science and a minor in Information Systems.
The vision of AUK’s Computer Science and Information Systems Department is to be a leading
program in Kuwait and the region that offers high quality undergraduate disciplines in the Computing
The mission of AUK’s Computer Science and Information Systems Department is to provide its students with a quality education based on computing fundamentals, entrepreneurship, and the Liberal Arts. The department will prepare its graduates for successful careers in industry, government, and graduate studies, as well as lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
The values that guide the Computer Science & Information Systems Department at AUK are:
- Teaching - Academic excellence, learning, understanding and application.
- Creativity - Creative ideas and solutions in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship
- Service - Service to the Department, the College, the University, the Community and the discipline.
- Character - Integrity, honesty, professionalism, accountability and continuous self-improvement.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that a program is preparing its graduates to achieve.
The CS program, offered by the CSIS department, prepares students so they will be able to:
- Succeed in a computer science related career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence; and/or pursue and successfully complete advanced degrees.
- Apply principles of computer science and industry computing practices to analyze, design, and implement computer-based solutions.
The IS program, offered by the CSIS department, prepares students so they will be able to:
- Apply the knowledge of the IS discipline to succeed in productive careers in Information Systems, by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence; and/or pursue and successfully complete advanced degrees.
- Apply the skills of the IS discipline, which exhibit critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork to meet different stakeholders objectives.
- Communicate and work effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization.
- Function ethically and responsibly in the profession and society.
Additionally, both CS and IS Programs, prepare students so they will be able to:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Bachelor of Science in Information Systems will have acquired the following abilities:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
In addition, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will have acquired the following abilities:
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Also, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems will have acquired the following ability:
- An understanding of and an ability to support the use, delivery, and management of information systems within an Information Systems environment.
Admission To The Program
Admission to the Computer Science or Information Systems programs takes place upon the completion of the preparatory courses MATH 095, 100, and 110, with an overall university GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs (http://www.abet.org) or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS.