The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Sultan Qaboos University was established in September 1995. It provides excellence in teaching, research, and expert advice. Computer Science is a broad field encompassing such diverse subject areas as Software Engineering, Computer Software System Development, Database Management, Embedded Systems, Web Computing, Real-Time Systems, Networking, Image Processing, Compilers, Automata Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel Processing, Operating Systems, Programming, and Bioinformatics. Knowledge of Software Development Methods, Mathematics, Computer Systems, and Natural Sciences is applied to the theory, development, and implementation of information technology Software Systems for the benefit of the society.
Our academic staff and technicians are well equipped with the best qualifications and experience to meet the expectations of the College and the University. There are several active research groups within the Department, which have been producing a steady stream of research publications of international caliber and which maintain strong research collaborations with international institutions. All staff are committed and work together to achieve the visions and missions of the Department, College, and the University.
The Department strives to stay abreast of technology growth and development and recognizes the fact that learning is a multifaceted continuous process. The Department encourages e-learning and integrates computational techniques in several courses. The Department manages the Foundation Program with regards to IT and offers a minor in Computer Science for those students who complete the required total number of credits. Also, it contributes significantly to the teaching of science and IT teachers. The Department has a number of excellent laboratories with advanced facilities for teaching and research and also shares other facilities within the College and the University.