To take care of all computing needs in what was then known as the KNUST School of Mines, the institution set up a Computer Centre in the late 1980s. This Centre initially contained only one computer. With time however, the number of Computers in the Centre soon increased. By 1990, the number of Computers had increased and was now used for teaching Introduction to Computing in the institution. When the KNUST School of Mines metamorphosed through the Western University College of KNUST into the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in 2004, more exciting programmes needed to be introduced to attract more students. As a result, the Computer Science and Engineering Department came into being in 2009 with 24 students in its first batch. The programme has up to date produced 318 graduates who are contributing positively in the education, health, science, finance and other sectors in Ghana and beyond.