School of Computer Science and Engineering (Former Faculty of Information Technology) is one of the first four faculties established in the newly founded Macau University of Science and Technology in 2000. It offers a comprehensive suite of degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Currently, the Faculty offers three majors in the Bachelor of Science degree: (1) Computer Science, (2) Electronic and Information Engineering, and (3) Software Engineering. There are two Master’s degree programs in the Faculty: Master of Science degree which includes three focus areas: (1) Computer and Information Systems, (2) Communication Engineering, and (3) Space Information Technology; and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. For a Doctor of Philosophy in Science degree, there are three focus areas: (1) Computer Technology and Application, (2) Electronic Information Technology, and (3) Space Information Technology.
In addition, the Faculty recently established two new PhD degree programs: Doctor of Philosophy in Advanced Networking degree, and Doctor of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence degree. Over the years, 1339 BSc’s, 425 MSc’s, and 123 PhDs have graduated.
Computer Science at M.U.S.T. is ranked 101-125 world-wide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject in 2022. For ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021, Computer Science and Engineering at M.U.S.T. is ranked at 151-200 among over 500 universities in the world.
The Faculty has made significant strides in its research programs in recent years. During the academic year 2019-2020, the Faculty’s total research funding reached 70.5 million MOP for a total of 69 projects, with the funding support primarily from the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Macao Higher Education Fund, and so forth. In the latest release of “Essential Science Indicators (ESI)” in July, 2021, by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters), it is revealed that the Computer Science field of M.U.S.T. has for the first time joined the rank of the top 1% among universities and research institutes across the world in the relevant area. Our research accomplishments have made significant contributions to this designation. To further accelerate the research momentum, the Faculty applied and was granted over 7 million MOP by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund and the Macao Higher Education Bureau in 2019 to establish Macao’s first NVIDIA’s GPU cluster server.