In spite of its relatively short history, the College of Engineering has grown quickly by dedicating itself to education, research, and social service. It is particularly concerned with producing the kind of highly educated personnel needed in the 21st century. As a result, the College of Engineering was nationally recognized in 1996 for its outstanding success in forming business ties outside the university. It has also heightened the university's standing by winning an award from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy in 1998. Since 1999, it has been a leader in fostering cooperation between the university and industry. Through the internet Business Learning Resource Center. The completion of the Engineering Building also played a major role in this with its state of the art technical facilities providing a new impetus for advancement. In addition, the Computer Engineering Department received the highest national ranking in the field of computer science. All of this success ensures a bright future for both the university and the department.