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Overview

Computer Science is a rich and diverse discipline. Areas of interest to computer scientists range from theoretical studies to the practical development of software for business and industry. Computer scientists' skills, especially in problem-solving, have wide applicability in academic and industrial settings. Thus, graduates of the computer science program are well prepared for advanced studies and for professional work in different industries.

This program is delivered full-time over four academic years (total of 134 credit hours) and is designed to include four tracks: Programming, Computer Components and Hardware, Networks and Security, and Modelling. It also focuses on the development of soft skills.

The Department of Computer Science was established in 1991, with the aims to:

  • Providing students with up-to-date educational programs.
  • Preparing students with necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become leaders and innovators in the field of Computer Science.
  • Producing graduates who will be successful professionals, engaged in lifelong learning, and committed to serve their community.

Accredited by ABET

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Career Opportunities:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Administrator
  • Systems Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Designer/Administrator
  • Computer Lab Supervisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Internet and Web Developer
  • Computer Trainer or Instructor
We seek to be a leading department of computer science locally, regionally, and globally, capable of attracting the best competencies, graduating outstanding students and innovators who are proficient in the theoretical aspect and have practical skills to be ready to work and lead various fields of information technology.

The mission is to provide students with up-to-date educational programs, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to become leaders and innovators in the field of Computer Science, and to produce graduates who will be successful professionals, be engaged in lifelong learning, qualified for scientific research to complete their postgraduate studies, and who will be committed to serve their community.

The education objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science are:

Professional Career: The ability to assume successful professional career in the computer Science Industry and Information Technology relying on the broad understanding of the fundamental concepts, methodologies and tools, and applications of computer science.

Lifelong Learning and Graduate Studies: Be able to adapt to new technologies and to remain at the leading edge of Computer Science practices, and to be able to pursue advanced education and research opportunities.

Leadership and Community Service: Be able to use effective communication skills, innovative thinking, and technical background to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner to provide services that support the community and the region.

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. [CS].
  7. Apply knowledge of computing and understanding of wide range of theoretical basics, principles, concepts, and advanced topics of information technology appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
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Department Chair's Message, Dr. Mohammed Abu-Arqoub

Department Chair
I would like to express my warmest welcome to you as the Chair to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Petra.
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