NED University introduced the four-year program of Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) in July 1983. Later in 1986, the Department of Electrical Engineering became the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. Rapid advancements in the field of computer engineering necessitated the need for a separate department for the study, research and development of various branches of Computer Systems Engineering. Realizing the importance of the field of Computer Systems Engineering in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century, the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering was bifurcated in July 1997 and the Department of Computer Systems Engineering was created. It was later renamed the Department of Computer and Information Systems Engineering in 2000.
The Department of Computer and Information Systems Engineering is led by its chairman, who reports to Dean ECE and exercises all administrative and financial powers entrusted by the Statutes, Regulations and assigned or delegated from time to time. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Ismail is the present chairman of the department. Under his guidance and administration, a team of experienced faculty members is striving to achieve excellence in academics and research.