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Welcome To the Future

The Information and Comp​uter Science (ICS) D​epartment at KFUPM was establis​hed in September 1979 and it developed and evolved over the years to become one of the active departments of the University in teaching, research, and service to the university. Moreover, the ICS department is recognized thro​ughout the Gulf and many parts of the world for its excellence in education and research. The department has about 37 full-time faculty members​ in several specialized areas of research

The department provides 2 four-year undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. In addition, the department hosts two undergraduate concentrations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, and Cybersecurity and Blockchain

We also have well-established graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science,  Master of Science (MS) in Software Engineering, Master of Science (MS) in Security & Information Assurance, and a PhD program of  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science and EngineeringRecently, the department introduced two new professional Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

The programs are designed to provide several important features:        
Breadth and Depth: The programs have a set of core courses that provide breadth in the field. Additional specialized courses and electives are chosen to provide depth in the program.
Balance: Theoretical core courses and software/hardware are joined in theory and in practice through integrated lecture and laboratory sequences.
Flexibility: The curriculums are flexible and provide opportunities for students to emphasize specific areas of interest through their choice of appropriate major and technical electives.​​​