In the recent decades, the world has seen amazing development in information technology by introducing advanced computer systems and using them in various fields, thus making computer engineering one of the fastest growing specialization qualitatively and quantitatively. To keep abreast with ongoing development in the Kingdom, computer engineering was separated from computer and electrical engineering in the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 1421H to become an independent department affiliating to the college of Islamic architecture and engineering at that time.
To meet Kingdom's growing needs for specialists in the computer engineering field, a royal decree was issued in 1426H to establish college of computer and information systems and making computer engineering one of its departments, in a manner which enable students to learn about the latest developments in this field and provide the country with qualified graduates participating on the ongoing upgrading, and keeping up with current technology era.
To educate students to be computer engineers who are competent and conscientious, and who have the ability to become intellectual professionals in industry, government, and academia. Fostering an academic environment ideal for having applied and innovative research, and for providing professional services to the Saudi community.