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Curriculum

The requirements for the PhD degree in Computer Science is composed of the following:

A. Mandatory Requirements (21 Credit Hours):

    These credits are listed in the table underneath.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

11911

Scientific Research Methods

2

-

11912

Research Seminar

1

-

11921

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

-

11931

   Distributed Systems

3

-

11932

Computer and Network Security

3

-

11941

Advanced Database

3

-

11942

Artificial Intelligence

3

-

11951

Software Engineering Methods

3

-

Total

21

 

 

B. Elective Requirements (15 Credit Hours):

A total of at least 15 credits must be chosen from the list of courses shown in the table underneath.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Prerequisite

11913

Statistics and Probabilities

3

-

11914

Numerical Methods

3

-

11922

Theory of Computation

3

-

11923

Advanced Programming Language Design

3

-

11924

Cryptography

3

-

11925

Compiler Design

3

-

11926

Graph Theory and Applications

3

-

11933

Advanced Computer Architecture

3

-

11934

Advanced Computer Networks

3

-

11935

Mobile Computing

3

-

11943

Information Retrieval

3

 

11944

Data Mining

3

-

11945

Natural Language Processing

3

-

11946

Machine Learning

3

-

11947

Machine Translation

3

-

11952

Software System Architecture

3

-

11961

Image Processing and Computer Vision

3

-

11962

Computer graphics

3

-

11963

Human Machine Interface

3

-

11971

Special Topics in Computer Science

3

-

 

C. Qualifying Examination (0 hour):

Students must successfully take a written and oral qualifying examination administered by the department at the end of the second year of study.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Prerequisite

11998

Qualification Exam

0

Passing the 21 Credit hours of mandatory courses

 

D. Doctoral Dissertation Research  ( 18 Credit Hours)

The Doctoral Dissertation Research should represent original research. A prospectus for the dissertation must be successfully defended by the end of the fourth and approved by the supervisor, external examiner, and the department research committee. Candidates must undergo a final oral examination in which they defend their dissertation and demonstrate a mastery of their field of specialization in relation to their dissertation.

Course Number

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Prerequisite

11999

Thesis

18

11998