The School of Computer Science, previously was the Department of Computer Science of Xi'an Petroleum Institute established in 1985, of Xi'an Shiyou University was founded in May 2003. In 1985, it offered the computer and application specialty, then in 1986 the computer and application undergraduate course was offered. Currently, there are five undergraduate majors offered including computer science, software engineering, network engineering, digital media technology and communication engineering. Among them, computer science has been honored as the national and provincial characteristic specialty, and the Shaanxi famous brand specialty. Software engineering has been honored as the provincial characteristic specialty. The school of computer science also has the computer science discipline for master's degree authorization, computer technology professional for master's degree authorization, in which computer science is a provincial-level advantage discipline. From 2016, four undergraduate majors (computer science and technology, software engineering, network engineering, digital media technology) of the school have switched to general enrollment according to the unified arrangement of the University.
The school has 103 staffs, of whom 85 are full-time teachers. There are 13 full-time teachers with professional titles, 35 associate professors and senior engineers,50 with doctoral degrees and 41 with master's degrees, 2 provincial outstanding contribution experts and government-affiliated experts, 1 Provincial Teaching Masters, 1 provincial "100-person program" and 4 school-level teaching masters.
The school highlights the leading role of advantageous disciplines and strengthens the cross-linking of basic disciplines and applied disciplines. It has formed five relatively stable fields: application software theory and technology, management information system theory and technology, Intelligent Computing and visualization technology, computer interface technology and control system, and oil and gas information application technology. And has a certain strength and influence of discipline direction.