Now accepting applications for Fall 2023. Please visit hbku.edu.qa/en/admissions for further information.
CSE’s PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering provides students with a solid, fundamental and advanced education, as well as strong research experience and a broad understanding of aspects related to computer science and engineering that will translate into exciting, challenging, and well-compensated job opportunities in this high-demand field.
The program aims to equip students with up-to-date knowledge of computer science and engineering, as well as the methods, tools, and technologies needed to explore this rapidly evolving field.
The program provides a broad, multidisciplinary and research-intensive education at the boundary of computer science and engineering, while providing specialization streams in contemporary fields that are globally important and relevant to Qatar. These fields include systems and computer security, software engineering, computational sciences, computer systems, architecture and very-large-scale integration (VLSI), robotics machine perception, sensing technologies, human-computer interface (HCI), ‘big data’ and data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer vision and graphics, technology behaviour, software engineering, as well as wireless and mobile computing and networking, bioinformatics and health informatics.
The core courses are:
One of the following two courses is required to complete the three-core course requirement, depending on whether the student is interested in a hardware or software research area:
PhD students should additionally pass a qualifying examination in their third semester of study, successfully defend their thesis proposal to the committee, and successfully complete a PhD dissertation.