Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Launches School of Computer Science in Benguerir, Morocco

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Benguerir, Morocco

The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir, Morocco has announced the launch of a School of Computer Science. Located in the Benguerir Tech Park, 75 kilometers from Marrakech, the high-tech building comprises more than 2,000 square meters of server rooms and other facilities. Also, housed in the most powerful African Datacenter, emphasizing the key role of digital technology in the development of Morocco and Africa.

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is planning to shine nationally, continentally, and internationally along with placing itself among the universally recognized universities from the same field.

The recently-launched Benguerir Data Center will host the new school. Morocco’s phosphate corporation OCP launched the data center in August in collaboration with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.  The data center’s well-equipped laboratories will allow the School of Computer Science to provide practical training for its students through innovation and experimentation. Students can enroll in the School of Computer Science immediately after they graduate from high school and succeed in their baccalaureate exams.

The UM6P-CS will start in the autumn 2021-2022 academic year and will offer five-year training in computer engineering that combines theoretical knowledge and practical experiments.

An engineering training course specializing in Computer Science. Both theoretical and practical, this course starts with two selective years of integrated preparatory courses, oriented towards Computer Science, followed by a three-year engineering cycle that enables students to specialize in various fields to include artificial intelligence, data sciences, cybersecurity, digital finance, and networking.

The UM6P-CS faculty team includes renowned professors and benefits from numerous partnerships with the world’s top engineering schools and universities. Focusing on innovation, research, and practice, learning is also based on experimentation through the data center’s supercomputer, practical laboratories, such as the “Fablabs” and “Living Labs” in which students learn in the field and put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

This academic offer complements UM6P’s polytechnic and multidisciplinary curriculum in addressing the digital needs of the 21st century at source and tying up Morocco as a future digital nation.

Recently, computing is connected to other careers which means that about 50% of these jobs will be linked to digital technology. The Applications of computer science include Healthcare, education, transport, defense (cybersecurity), environment, agriculture, music, businesses, gaming, banking…etc.

UM6P-CS objective is to prepare future engineers to be part of the largest companies and create their own startups. Therefore, there is no need for Moroccan students to travel abroad to study computer science.