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In the Name Of Allah The Most Merc​iful The Most Gracious

The College of Computer and Information Sciences at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University is keen to offer and provide graduate programs that meet the needs of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia. These programs aim to meet the needs of the industry by offering a wide range of programs and specializations for the master's degree, especially in the field of computer and information sciences. The Master program offered by the College is designed to provide graduates with a set of fundamental skills that enable them to produce and develop high-quality solutions and systems in different sectors and fields. In addition to that, it will provide graduates with the basic skills of scientific research that will give them the ability and the opportunity to pursue higher studies.

Under the big data revolution witnessed by the world in this era and the great importance of such data to countries, bodies, and institutions, and the importance of the presence of specialists who are able to deal with such data, and its analysis, and translation in an effective manner that serves the desired purposes, the specialty of data science and analysis has become one of the most demanding disciplines in the world. The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has paid a great attention to build a knowledge economy, invest in individuals, focus on modern technologies, and move towards modern disciplines that keep pace with the rapid world developments and serve the industry in the Kingdom and meet its requirements in line with vision 2030, and provide an opportunity for women to contribute to the industry and achieve the country’s development plans. Lately and in particular, the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SADAI) was recently established, which is directly linked to the National Data Management office and the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence. This procedure is a clear indication of the importance of data analytics in decision-making in various areas. Additionally, the importance of this area can be realized within the scientific system through developing data analytics into a science in itself known as data science.

In line with this trend at the national and international level, and with the attention of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University to keep pace with the rapid developments in the field of computing and information sciences and fill the need of the industry with qualified women academically and scientifically in the field of data analytics, comes this unique program offered by Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University to provide women with the opportunity to specialize in one of the most important and demanding fields of the 21st century and to provide the industry with qualified graduates in this field. The program was established in partnership with Dublin City University and is now being localized as being stipulated in the partnership contract.

The Master of Science in Computing in Data Analytics program is designed in an innovative way to provide graduates with the fundamental skills that help them deal with big data, design and produce high quality programs and systems, and provide appropriate economic and commercial solutions and take advantage of the best practices in the field. This program will give students the opportunity to refine their thinking skills and creative analysis and to acquire and practice new and unique practical experiences in the field of data handling and analysis. Graduates of the specialization will contribute in covering the great need in the field of data analytics, which is one of the most demanding fields at the national and international level.

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