The profession of Computer Engineering has a vital role to play in the ongoing effort to prepare Saudi Arabia for the challenges of the 21st century. Computers and communication needs of Saudi companies are growing at a rapid pace. Highly qualified and trained professionals are needed to design, manage and maintain such computer systems. The mission of COE BS programs at KFUPM is to produce such professionals. Indeed, KFUPM Computer Engineers are already contributing to the development of the Kingdom and the Gulf region. They are employed by both national and multi-national companies across the area.
The COE BS curriculum is designed to be effective in developing the necessary skills and competence required to design, implement and efficiently use computer systems and networks. Emphasis is on both hardware and software. In addition to that, the COE BS programs offers a number of channels to strengthen ties with industry through the following: