Computer engineering is a discipline of interest and demand locally in Saudi Arabia, regionally in the Middle East, and internationally worldwide. Currently, there is a critical shortage of computer professionals who can design and implement computer systems and networks. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has focused on computer technology and its utilization as one of the fundamental tools to modernize its industry to cope with advances in modern technology. It is, therefore, imperative to prepare highly qualified computer engineers who are capable of mastering the recent advances in such a rapidly growing field.
The Computer Engineering Department offers a strong undergraduate educational program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Engineering. It also have a well-established graduate programs leading to a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Engineering, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Computer Networks (a joint program with the Information & Computer Science Department - ICS), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Computer Engineering.