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King Saud University's College of Computer and Information Sciences has announced a new leap to achieve international leadership when four of its academic departments obtains an international accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This achievement comes as a fruit of the ongoing development efforts and continuous improvements in the teaching and research processes directed to serve the community. The accredited programs lead to bachelor degrees in the Departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems and Software Engineering.
CCIS dean. Prof. Hussam Ramadan expressed his appreciation to KSU administration including the deanship of quality, for all the support and assistance that had the greatest impact in this achievement. Prof Ramadan described the ABET accreditation as one of the steps pursued by the university toward its drive to achieve global leadership and to build a knowledge society.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities in 24 countries. ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole.