Divisions CSE | Hamad Bin Khalifa University



The College of Science and Engineering is home to:

  • Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences
  • Division of Sustainable Development
  • Division of Information and Computing Technology

The divisions are firmly committed to excellence in graduate teaching and the training of highly qualified students in cutting-edge areas of knowledge across
multiple disciplines. CSE’s faculty members are internationally recognized in pursuing high-impact research addressing societal and economic needs in Qatar and globally.

Division of Sustainable Development

Students and Alumni

The Division of Sustainable Development offers four different programs with rigorous and highly selective admissions criteria. The division actively seeks top students in Qatar and the region, with academic backgrounds that are as diverse as their nationalities.

Graduates of the Division of Sustainable Development may choose to pursue careers in various sectors such as:

  • Academia and Education
  • Governmental Ministries
  • International Agencies
  • Think-tanks
  • Finance, Investment and Banking
  • Healthcare sector
  • Energy
  • Utilities (water, gas, electricity)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Airline
  • Automotive
  • Consultancy

Faculty and research area

CSE’s Division of Sustainable Development is home to world-renowned faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields. Working collectively, they actively pursue research in areas that are becoming exceedingly critical for national and regional progression.
Faculty of the Sustainable Development Division are involved in:

  • Renewable energy technologies and policies
  • Smart power grids
  • Oil and gas technology and economics
  • Energy-water-food nexus
  • Desalination, water treatment and water reuse
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Air Quality
  • Green buildings and sustainable urban planning
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Demand-side management, social behavior change, progressive policy-making and cultural contexts
  • Sustainable Economy and Financing
  • Biomass and waste management
  • Nano-technology, nano-materials and nano-manufacturing
  • Computational materials

Division of Information and Computing Technology

Students and Alumni

The division’s programs attract students with a strong academic background and who are ambitious, innovative and of high caliber. Those who are actively pursuing a master’s degree within the division have a solid background in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, or related health fields. Applicants seeking admission should demonstrate strong evidence that they possess the qualities to become successful researchers, industry professionals and innovators. Experience in the healthcare sector is preferred for applicants to the Master of Data Analytics (MDA) in Health Management and the Master of Information Systems in Health Management. Students enrolled in the PhD programs are also required to have strong academic and vocational experience.

Graduates in the Information and Computing Technology Division may choose to:

  • Advance their academic career through pursuing higher degrees or seeking academic positions at reputable universities.
  • Become research scientists, data analysts, cybersecurity professionals, or software engineers at leading, international research labs.
  • Engage in technology start-ups as CTOs, CIOs, or CEOs.
  • Pursue career paths in the IT sector, industries linked to data analytics, cybersecurity, health informatics and management, as well as research centers.

Faculty and research area

Faculty members in CSE’s Division of Information and Computing Technology are involved in innovative research that seeks to address pressing issues in Qatar and the region. Additionally, they conduct large-scale research projects that drive significant contributions at an international level.

Faculty are involved in:

  • Big data analytics and machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer vision
  • Signal and image processing
  • Cybersecurity, data privacy, and cyber-physical systems Secure data management, applied cryptography, and blockchain Next generation wireless networks and mobile computing
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Sensors, biomedical circuits, and very-large-scale integration (VLSI)
  • Social computing and multimedia
  • Quantum computing
  • Scientific visualization and visual computing
  • Computational Bioinformatics
  • Digital Health/Health Informatics
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology and Human Behavior

Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences (EMDS)

Students and Alumni 

The EMDS division is at the core of engineering, business, and data analytics. The graduate programs within the EMDS are multidisciplinary programs that expose students to innovative decision-making methodologies and technologies that are influencing our everyday life. The objective of these programs is to attract diverse and outstanding students from Qatar, the region and the world to develop cutting edge research.

Graduates of the EMDS may choose to pursue careers in:

  • Academia and education
  • Research institutes or startups
  • Logistics and supply chain industries
  • Governmental ministries and agencies
  • Oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, or cargo
  • Sports related companies and industries

Faculty and research area

The division of EMDS is home to the MSc/PhD in Logistics and supply chain Management and the MSc in Sports and Entertainment Management (joint program with the University of South Carolina). It is a multi-disciplinary unit designed to progress the interaction between humans, machines, management systems, infrastructure, and the global environment. In addition to its excellence in its core programs, one of the strengths of the EMDS division is its multidisciplinary research and teaching methods, which can cut across CSE programs within the Division of Information and Computing Technology and the Division of Sustainable Development.

The mission of the EMDS division is to develop core expertise in engineering and business decision- making processes dealing with products, services, transportation, information, and cash flows within sports, entertainment, logistics and supply chain management. The EMDS Division is a catalyst for new research streams, which involves big data, AI, manufacturing and operations research. The creation of multidisciplinary teams is a major focus, allowing the division to attract the necessary resources to maintain and build the requisite technologies to support its research goals. Through collaborations, the technologies and expertise within the division benefit a wide range of research themes within HBKU. Strong industry and academia collaboration is a key driver for the division where research development at HBKU finds a home within industry. The division’s faculty members are internationally recognized and pursue high-impact research in multiple areas related to sports, logistics, supply chain management, financial modelling, Green supply chains and logistics, and manufacturing.