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 Computer Science

 

Department of Computer Science
School of Sciences and Engineering

Professors: A. Goneid (Chair), A. Khalil, M. N. Mikhail, A. Rafea
Associate Professors: A. El Kadi, N. Kamel, A. S. Mohamed
Assistant Professors: A. Abdel Bar, H. Hosny, M. Mahmoud, M. Mudawwar

Computer science as described by CSAB (the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board) is "the body of knowledge concerned with computers and computation. It has theoretical, experimental, and design components and includes (1) theories of understanding computing devices, programs, and systems; (2) experimentation for the development and testing of concepts; (3) design methodology, algorithms, and tools for practical realization; and (4) methods of analysis for verifying that these realizations meet requirements."

Bachelor of Science

The undergraduate program in Computer Science at AUC is accredited by CSAB. The objectives of the program are: to provide a coherent and broad-based coverage of the discipline of computing and to prepare students for entry into the computing profession, for graduate studies in the field and for meeting the general challenges of their professional and personal life in a field where radical change is the norm.

The course of study offers a broad-based intellectual engagement with computing both in theory and practice as well as logic and capabilities. The theoretical ground, abstraction, design as well as the professional practice levels (technical competence, team work, problem solving and communication skills), social and ethical contexts of the discipline of computing are well integrated into the curriculum that the department offers.

The study program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers. The most profound positions that our graduates are well prepared to occupy (or have already been engaged in) may be classified into the following professional disciplines: Software Engineering, Systems Design and Pogramming, Applications design and programming and Information-Systems design and analysis. The program also prepares students for further studies and research in the computing field.

A total of 142 credits is required for a bachelor's degree in computer science:
Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Computer Science Requirements (60 credits):

a) Concentration Requirements (41 credits)

CSCI

106

Fundamentals of Computer Science, 3 cr.

 

110

Structured Programming, 3 cr.

 

210

Data Structures and Algorithms, 3 cr.

 

230

Digital Logic Design, 3 cr.

 

239L

Digital Logic Design Lab, 1 cr.

 

231

Computer Organization & Assembly Language Programming, 3 cr.

 

321

Analysis & Design Algorithms, 3cr

 

325

Concepts of Programming Languages, 3cr.

 

330

Computer Architecture, 3 cr.

 

339L

Computer Architecture Lab, 1 cr.

 

341

Software Engineering, 3 cr.

 

345

Operating Systems, 3 cr.

 

422

Theory of Computing, 3 cr.

 

447

Compiler Design, 3 cr.

 

491

Senior Project I, 1 cr.

 

492

Senior Project II, 2 cr.

 

 

b) Computer Science electives (19 credits)
To be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor from the following:

CSCI

253

Fundamentals of Database Systems, 3 cr.

 

315

Programming Language, 1-2 cr.

 

317

Object Oriented Programming, 3 cr.

 

356

Systems Simulation, 3 cr.

 

358

Systems Analysis and Design, 3 cr.

 

427

Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks, 3 cr.

 

430

Computer Hardware Design and Applications, 3 cr.

 

433

Data and Computer Communications, 3 cr.

 

435

Wide Area Networks, 3 cr.

 

437

Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, 3 cr.

 

445

Fundamentals of Distributed Systems, 3 cr.

 

453

Database Systems, 3 cr.

 

455

Computer Graphics, 3 cr.

 

465

Artificial Intelligence, 3 cr.

 

485

Selected Topics in Computer Science, 3 cr.

 

490

Industrial Training, 1 cr.

 

495

Guided Studies in Computer Science, 1-3 cr.

MATH

304

Numerical Methods, 3 cr.

 

 

Collateral Requirements (31 credits)

PHYS

111

Classical Mechanics, Sound and Heat, 3 cr.

 

112

Electricity and Magnetism, 3 cr.

 

123L

General Phys. Lab I, 1 cr.

 

124L

General Phys. Lab II, 1 cr.

 

215

Introduction to Circuit Analysis and Devices, 3 cr.

 

221L

Intermediate Physics Lab I, 2 cr.

MATH

132

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II, 3 cr.

 

200

Discrete Mathematics, 3 cr.

 

231

Calculus & Analytic Geometry, III, 3 cr.

 

233

Differential Equations, 3 cr.

 

303

Linear Algebra, 3 cr.

 

306

Applied Probability I, 3 cr.

 


Electives (15 credits)

Minor

A minor in Computer Science provides students from other disciplines with basic knowledge and practice in computing that would enable them to develop simple or advanced applications in their field of study.

A minor in Computer Science is comprised of 15 credits. Students select the sequence of computer science courses, with the help of their advisor, according to their needs and interests. The choice should include at least 12 credits out of the Computer Science concentration requirements and should not include CSCI 315. Students are required to plan their courses such that no more than six Computer Sceince credits are taken in one semester.

Computer Science Courses (CSCI)

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

102

Introduction to Computers and their Applications

104

Introduction to Computer Programming

106

Fundamentals of Computer Science

110

Structured Programming

201

Information Technology

210

Data Structures and Algorithms

230

Digital Logic Design

231

Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming

239L

Digital Logic Design Lab

253

Fundamentals of Database Systems

315

Programming Language

317

Object Oriented Programming 

321

Analysis and Design of Algorithms

325

Concepts of Programming Languages

330

Computer Architecture

339L

Computer Architecture Lab

341

Software Engineering

345

Operating Systems

356

Systems Simulation

358

Systems Analysis and Design

422

Theory of Computing

427

Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks

430

Computer Hardware Design and Applications

433

Data and Computer Communications

435

Wide Area Networks

437

Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

445

Fundamentals of Distributed Systems

447

Compiler Design

453

Database Systems

455

Computer Graphics

465

Artificial Intelligence

485

Selected Topics in Computer Science

490

Industrial Training

491

Senior Project I

492

Senior Project II

495

Guided Studies in Computer Science

 

 

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