Newly established computer science Ph.D. offers research pathways in artificial intelligence, software systems

Computer science students, researchers, and experts will now be able to acquire specialized knowledge and break new theoretical grounds in the field as part of a newly established Ph.D. program at Birzeit University, set to begin in the fall term of the 2021–2022 academic year. 

The Ph.D. program in computer science, offered by the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, will offer students two specialized tracks: artificial intelligence and software systems, allowing them to explore and add to the latest advances in artificial intelligence as well as analyze, design, and build complex software systems. 

The program comprises 54 credit hours, of which 24 will be dedicated to the Ph.D. dissertation, and accepts students with a master’s degree in computer science or its sub-disciplines, such as software engineering, informatics, data science, information systems, or any other related fields. 

The Ph.D. program is the latest addition to the Faculty of Engineering and Technology’s unique offerings, which include 10 bachelor’s programs, eight master’s programs, and one minor program in computer science.