Brief History of the Faculty
The Faculty of Computer Studies was among the first faculties to be started at West End University College in May, 2011. The Faculty started with two programmes in Computer Studies, which were accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) in the same year. After two years, 2013, the University received Re-Accreditation for the two programmes. In 2016 a new programme-Computational Finance was accredited by National Accreditation Board (NAB) and introduced into the faculty.
There are three departments in the faculty of Computer Studies. They are stipulated below:
- The Department of Computer Science
- The Department of Information & Communication Technology
- The Department of Computational Finance
Department of Computer Science
Rationale: This programme has been reviewed with the intention of making the programme competitive while maintaining the high standard of the programme. With the Courses offered, the graduates will become highly competitive in the job market and at the same time prepare them in becoming independent in making choices of career and self-employment. Students are trained not only in the technical areas of specialization but also in personal development, communication skills and entrepreneurship.
Aim: This programme aims to provide computer science graduates with skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in computer science and technology upon graduation. Again it aims at preparing students for graduate training in some specialized area of computer science as well as to prepare students for jobs in industry, business or government.
Department of Information & Communication Technology
Rationale: This programme focuses on recent developments in information technologies and prepares students for the world of work. Students will gain the required knowledge and skills that will help them to meet changing needs of organizations. Courses and projects which are offered in this programme are designed to provide the necessary background for students in development and application of information technologies in real life situation. In addition to the fundamental courses, elective courses are provided to help students to keep up with the recent developments and to develop solutions for information technology problems.
Career Opportunity: ICT department graduates mainly will have the opportunity to work in computer centers and information technology, software and programming, and consultancy departments in industry or governmental offices. Examples for job titles include, IT manager, system designer, programmer, mobile application developer, webmaster, network architect, database administrator and information technology consultant.
Department of Computational Finance
Rationale: There is large demand in the financial services industry and financial regulatory authorities to raise the level of computational knowledge, data manipulation and analytic skills. Computational Finance emerges from the intersection of finance, mathematics, probability, statistics, economics and computer science.
Aims: Students who successfully complete the BSc. Computational Finance programme shall have the knowledge and skill in Mathematics and Computers to solve finance problems in real life situations.