College of Computer Science was officially founded in 2003, after the foundation of Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 1995. It consists of four departments (Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, and Internet of Things Engineering), one experiment center, and one division of International Student Teaching Affairs, with totally 74 staffs including 7 professors and 25 associate professors. More than 20 academics have overseas studying or working experiences. There are 7 key laboratories and research centers in the college and its affiliated disciplines.
In 2018, the subject of Computer Science and Technology has passed the inspection of China Engineering Education Accreditation Association, and will receive the official qualification in May 2019. Such certification is recognized by twenty signatories of the Washington Accord which is an international agreement outlines the mutual recognition, between the participating bodies, of accredited engineering degree programs. Computer science and technology major was also selected as the first batch of first-class undergraduate construction major in China on December 31, 2019. In July 2016, SAU officially signed an agreement with the Edinburgh Napier University (UK), to jointly develop Master of Computer Science with dual degree.
College of Computer Science has strong overall scientific research strength. A research team with reasonable structure has been formed in the research directions of natural language processing, network and information security, database technology, distributed systems, embedded systems, and digital (medical) image processing. Academics in the college have not only strong academic knowledge but also strong engineering practice ability. They are closely connected with aerospace enterprises and local research institutes.
Graduates are mainly engaged in the front-line position of production, research and management in IT enterprises, government agencies and aviation enterprises and institutions, with a high sense of social responsibility, a serious work attitude and a good team work spirit, which are widely praised by employers.