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The Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) degree provides a general education in many aspects of Computer Science and Software Development. Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes that describe and transform information: theory, analysis, programming and design.

Career Opportunities

The growing importance of information security in the global economy has created a strong demand for specialists who can secure the information assets of commercial organisations. Graduates of this major enter professions such as:

  • Systems Security Engineers
  • Chief Network Security Officers
  • Software Architects
  • Network Managers
  • Digital Rights Professionals.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. The program is recognised by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.

For full details about the degree requirements, visit the Bachelor of Computer Science program pages.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science in Digital Security Systems, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (CP) which include 60 cp of General Education, 96 cp of Program Core, 30cp from Major and 18 cp of Electives 

1.    General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following six (6) categories: (a) Information Technology and Mathematics (18 CP), (b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 CP), (c) Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6 CP), (d) Natural Sciences (6 CP), (e) Humanities or Arts (6 CP) and (f) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 CP).

2.    Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI103 Algorithms and Problem Solving 6 cp
CSCI114 Procedural Programming 6 cp
CSCI124 Applied Programming 6 cp
CSCI131 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 cp
CSCI203 Algorithms & Data Structures 6 cp
CSCI204 Object Programming & Frameworks 6 cp
CSCI212 Interacting Systems 6 cp
CSCI222 Systems Development 6 cp
CSCI235 Databases 6 cp
CSCI321 Graduation Project 12 cp
ISIT102 Information Systems 6 cp
ISIT105 Communications and Networks 6 cp
ISIT301 Professional Practice & Ethics 6 cp
MATH121 Discrete Mathematics 6 cp
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 cp

3. Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI262 System Security 6 cp
CSCI319 Distributed Systems 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering  6 cp
CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp

4.    Electives

Students are expected to complete 3 electives (18 CP) from approved list of electives out of which the electives at 100 level must not exceed 12cp.  

Approved List of Electives

Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI205 Development methods and Tools 6 cp
CSCI213 Java programming and object oriented design 6 cp
CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation 6 cp
CSCI262 System Security 6 cp
CSCI311 Software Process Management 6 cp
CSCI319 Distributed Systems 6 cp
CSCI322 Systems Administration  6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
CSCI224 Human Computer Interaction  6 cp
CSCI336 Computer graphics 6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering 6 cp
CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications 6 cp
CSCI366 Multimedia Computing 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp
CSCI350 Internship 6 cp
ISIT100 System Analysis 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
ECON101 Macro economical Essentials for Business 6 cp
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 cp
ISIT100 System Analysis 6 cp
ISIT201 Information and communication security 6 cp
ISIT204 Principles of e-Business 6 cp
ISIT207  Web Programming 1 6 cp
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations  6 cp
ECON101 Macro economical Essentials for Business 6 cp
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MARK301 Internet Applications for Marketing 6 cp
MARK343 International Marketing 6 cp
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGMT201  Organizational Behavior 6 cp
MGMT206 Human Resource Management 6 cp

 

General Education Subjects

Information Technology or Mathematics (18cp)

MATH015* Foundation Mathematics A 6 cp
MATH020 Foundation Mathematics B 6 cp
STAT015* Introduction to Statistics 6 cp

*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a mark of 60% or above.

English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp)

GED010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp
GED020 Academic Study Skills 2 6 cp

Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

Natural or Physical Sciences (6 cp)

ENVI030 Environmental Sciences 6 cp
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6 cp

Humanities or Arts (6 cp)

ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp