Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty Departments:

Faculty Departments:

-         Department of Computer Sciences:

This department was established in accordance with the decree of the Council of the University as a result of the urgent need to cope with technological, informational and electronical development. The curriculum of the department is concerned with subjects related to designing of computer systems with emphasis on programming. In this specialization, a student studies 45 courses with a total of 144 academic hours.


Goals and Advantages of the Department:

-          Produce cadre with high efficiency in the field of computer sciences.

-          Develop Yemeni society using computer science and its many applications that became necessary in all aspects of modern life.

-          Qualify students with basic knowledge in most of computer science branches such as structural programming, data structures, logical structures, logical design, and computer architecture.

-          Establish a specialized structure that includes the various professional constants of computer science as well as various tributaries of informational technology. These subjects dominate the thoughts and interests of modern societies.

-          Open wide areas of scientific research through participation in global scientific journals. Besides, promote cooperation with experienced corporations and universities in addition to keep abreast of modern developments.


2. Electronic Commerce Department (E-Commerce)

This department was established in 2002-2003 to meet the needs of the modern world. It was the first of its kind at the national level.

The university has established this department as an attempt to meet the challenges of globalization, technology and to combine them with commercial science while taking into consideration the fact that commerce is the nerve of economic life nationally and internationally.

E-commerce Aims:

- Provide students with deep understanding of computer and its software systems with deep knowledge of other fields of technology.

- Produce creative graduates who are committed to continue learning throughout their lifetime and who are able to apply their knowledge about technology through producing plans and designs as well as developing and applying computer information systems.

- Prepare graduates for successful productive jobs for e-commerce professions in both governmental and industrial sectors.

- Develop students' skills of team work, career ethics, and communication skills that meet community needs of professional work.

- Provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and develop information systems and make use of their financial and banking applications.

Computer Information System Department (CIS)

This department was established in 2005-2006 in order to meet the modern world’s needs including design, development and maintenance of information systems that support both commercial and management decision making.


CIS Aims

- Produce creative graduates who are ready to build up their knowledge, hence, convey continuous development and who apply their knowledge about technology through producing plans, designs as well as developing and applying computer information systems.

- Develop students' skills of team work, career ethics, and communication skills that meet community needs of professional work.

Faculty Council

Faculty council consists of:

  1. Dean                                                                      Head
  2. Deputy Dean                                                            members
  3. Heads of academic departments                        members
  4. Three members of the academic staff                members

(Professor, associate professor, assistant professor) are elected by the academic staff once every two years.

  1. It is permissible for three members at most, who are of experience and who are involved in the faculty’s activities, to join the council membership from outside the university. These members are selected by the faculty’s committee.
  2. Faculty council selects its secretary from its members.

Faculty Council’s Responsibilities

  1. Draw a general policy for the faculty that guarantees raising the level of education and scientific research without contradicting the university’s policy.
  2. Study and develop program projects, curriculum and educational programs that are presented by the department council to be confirmed by the academic council and the university board.
  3. Arrange with higher studies and scientific research authorities as well as form committees for research discussions.
  4. Recommend granting postgraduate degrees, titles, diplomas and certificates.
  5. Discuss and confirm annual budget in light of educational departments’ requirements.
  6. Supervise, encourage and fund scientific research programs in the faculty collaborating with higher studies and scientific research council in the university.
  7. The number of enrolled applicants depends on the capacity of the educational departments in the faculty. Conditions of their admission are suggested in accordance with the country’s general policy and its need of specializations.
  8. Supervise the regulations of the educational process and the coordination between its various departments.
  9. Present recommendations of hiring, promoting, transferring, secondment with or without salary, dispatching, granting scholarships, full time leave and other academic matters based on the provisions of the university.   
  10.   Study recommendations of merging or establishing new academic departments alongside with new specializations of higher education.
  11. Confirm the results of students’ exams and make decisions accordingly. 
  12. Recommend proposals presented to the faculty council.
  13.  Study subjects presented from the faculty's dean or the university.

Aims of the Faculty

Aims of the Faculty


- Provide students with general, theoretical and practical engineering knowledge.

- Provide students with firm theoretical foundation in computer science and engineering so as to qualify them to cope with the fast growing developing changes in this field.

- Develop students' ability of logical creative thinking and progressive learning.

- Help students to obtain professional skills in computer science and engineering.

- Enable students to get engaged in the labor market and also to adapt to the fast developing circumstances.


The Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering aims to qualify graduates to work in the following fields:

- Computer programming

- Designing and analyzing systems in all institutions.

- Designing and creating websites and electronic shopping.

- The ability to deal with modern technology in the fields of information systems and e-commerce.

- Excellent proficiency in computer science and mathematical applications.

- Deepening theoretical understanding in relation to its practical application so that it qualifies graduates to work in academic teaching settings.

- Qualify graduates for higher education.

Educational System

Educational System

The Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering adopts academic semesters that consider study unit as a base to measure courses and evaluate students' performance according to the following general rules:

- The medium of instruction is the English language. The university board may allow for another language to be used in teaching some courses of the curriculum: e-commerce (bachelor specialization), computer science specialization, computer information systems specialization.

- The duration of the study is four years.

- The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester consists of 16 weeks excluding the final examinations. The university board specifies the beginning and end of every academic year.

- The maximum number of required courses in each semester is 8 courses. It also shows the number of hours assigned for each year.

- The faculty guide / manual shows the academic program. This program illustrates the educational academic curriculum taught and the distribution throughout the academic year and its semesters.

- Courses of each curriculum are assigned through the university board based on the suggestions of the specialized departments after the confirmation of the faculty council.

-Students graduate when they complete all required courses as well as passing the final examinations.


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