Program Educational Objectives of the Computer Science Program:
The Program Educational Outcomes for the Computer Science program offered by Department of Computer Science at Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, University of Jeddah are given below.
Within a few years of graduation, our graduates will be able to:
1. have developed sufficient expertise in Computer Science related disciplines to be employed at a strategic position or continue further education
2. have professional attitude and ethics such as respect of privacy and IP rights and deep understanding of the impact and trends of technology
3. engage in professional societies and mentorship programs, and explore entrepreneurship opportunities
Student Outcomes of Computer Science Program:
For the Bachelors in Computer Science degree program we have adopted the ABET Computer Accreditation Commission’s (CAC) general Student Outcomes (SOs) criteria from a-i and the program specific Student Outcomes j-k as required by the program criteria. These outcomes were agreed upon in a joint meeting of the department academic committee and the academic assessment unit, which had all the faculty attending. The agreed upon SOs of the IT program are given below:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
j. 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. [CS]
k. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software
systems of varying complexity. [CS]