The Department of Computer Science (CS) was established in the academic year 1991/1992 as the core department in the Faculty of Information Technology. The CS offers an undergraduate study program leading to a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Master of science in Computer Science . The Computer Science (CS) program provides an in-depth experience focusing on the theory and practice of computer science. The CS program focuses on preparing students to meet the advances in computer science through the use of various technologies by providing an excellent in-depth background in computer science.
The emergence of Computer Science as a discipline is one of the most significant intellectual developments of the twentieth century. The Computer Science field covers a rapidly growing body of knowledge concerning algorithms, information processing, communication, languages, and information systems. It utilizes both theoretical as well as experimental approaches to advance the state of knowledge in these areas. The power of this paradigm is evident everywhere in our technological society. It has begun to dramatically change our concept of reality. Almost every aspect of everyday life has been transformed by information technologies advanced by Computer Science. As a result of these technological advances, we have unprecedented opportunities for providing rapid and efficient access to enormous amounts of knowledge and information; for studying vastly more complex systems than was previously impossible; and for advancing in fundamental ways our understanding of information processes in natural and artificial systems.
The department holds its role in research and education in Computer Science. Excellent faculty and well-equipped laboratories, provide a stimulating academic environment that encourages innovative education in Computer Science. Given the central role of computer science and information technologies enabled by it, there is a critical need for training of the next generation researchers and educators in this area. Our graduate curriculum seeks to address these needs. With the increasing reliance of the Jordanian society on advanced information technologies, in almost every aspect of our lives, there is a critical national need for preparing the scientific and technological workforce of the twenty first century through education in Computer Science. Such education should equip the students not only with a sound knowledge of the foundations of computer science, but also the problem solving and system design skills necessary for designing and building robust, efficient, reliable, scalable, and flexible software systems. Our undergraduate curriculum seeks to address this need. The department has a strong undergraduate programs leading to a B. Sc. in Computer Science. Department Faculty and students contribute to the community at large in a number of ways including: technology transfer to industry, spread of knowledge and expertise to the general population, knowledge transfer to high school teachers, and consulting and advising activities for industrial, government, and non-profit organizations.
The objectives of the DCS at The Applied Science University are to create a new breed of scientists, armed with the knowledge of computer science trained in computer science as well as the appropriate scientific and engineering disciplines. In addition, we provide students with the tools of information technology that were enabled by advances in Computer Science to transform business practices through the emergence of electronic marketplaces, electronic investing, electronic banking, sophisticated software tools for scheduling and workflow and inventory management. Our society is on the threshold of an era of intelligent artifacts, which is being ushered in, to a large extent, by advances in Computer Science and information technology.
The department is playing a major role, with other Jordanian Universities, in providing the basic understanding and the fundamental operating of computer systems to all non-major students in the university. This participation, will not only provide the basic knowledge, but will also narrow the digital divide in Jordan as a whole. Our undergraduate circular is always under constant review to reflect the new emerging technologies and the high demand of the Jordanian market.