Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 and the Higher education Strategy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and various gap analyses conducted by the authorities, including Tamkeen, emphasize the need for moving towards the digital and technological economy and industry. Computer applications are changing the world. Every sector of the economy and industry in modern societies depends on computers. Every individual even in the poorest and most remote societies is using computers, at least in the form of a mobile phone. Computer programming is the engine that drives this huge economy.
The biggest and fastest rates of innovations are related to this sector. The world economy is moving towards artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the internet of things, blockchain, and other sectors that are developing very fast. In the future, new jobs will be in these emerging areas and these will replace many of the traditional jobs and employment requirements. Computer science and programming are the foundation for preparing graduates for these emerging sectors.
To prepare the computer science graduate for these new areas, the program must include topics and subjects to cover these new trends. The future trends of the industry and economy will require graduates with knowledge and skills in data science, artificial intelligence, mobile and web applications development, cyber security, internet of things, robotics and similar areas related to computer science and will not be restricted to computer programming. The proposed computer science program includes tracks and courses that prepare students for these new trends and developments and aims to provide the industry with graduates that will be increasingly needed for the current rapidly growing computer and technology sectors.