Master of Science in Computing College of Engineering

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Qatar University has launched its graduate degree program in computing. This exciting program is one of its kind in Qatar. It is the only graduate program in Qatar addressing the broad and vibrant field of computing sciences and engineering, and the first graduate program in the College of Engineering. For the first time, the program started classes in Fall 2009.

Qatar economy and growth are on an extremely positive note across all sectors of development. Qatar’s dynamic and vibrant economy demands higher level skills in computing technologies to successfully meet the impeding challenges. In such an environment, Qatar needs talented people equipped with higher education to actively and more effectively participate in computing sectors.  This program aims at preparing highly skilled well-qualified computing professionals who can meet the demand of corporate Qatar and contribute to the national growth and development.  The program will motivate and support lifelong learning for professionals who are already working and contributing to society. This program will equip graduates with state of the art expertise in computing and will develop their analytical, management and research skills.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Qatar University has designed the curriculum by focusing on the high-level knowledge and skills expected from a graduate program in computing. The distinguishing characteristic of the master’s curriculum stresses on applications of computing without neglecting research orientation.  The program offers opportunities for those students with non-computing exposure to redirect their career towards computing. The introduction of a one year qualifying program is designed to compliment the background of students who do not have sufficient prior computing knowledge. This will definitely play an important role in the inter-disciplinary aspects of computing with a balanced perspective in industries.

The Master of Science in Computing is a flexible graduate program taught by world class faculty members drawn from all over the world.. It provides options. The program offers the selection of one of two concentrations (tracks): Information science and Network systems. Students have a choice of a thesis option or a project option, giving them the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest in computing. These options prepare students to advance their careers in industry or to pursue further study towards a Ph.D. in a computing field. All courses will normally be offered in the afternoon and evening. Therefore, working professionals are still able to join the program.

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