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Bachelor of Computer Science (BCOMPSC) Degree

Computer scientists design and write programs for computer applications; these applications are significant and varied, including computer systems to control machinery, the analysis of stock market trends, games design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, robot navigation, and many other business and industrial applications. If you have an interest in understanding, developing and applying new computer-based technologies, the Bachelor of Computer Science program can help you develop the skills to become part of this growing industrial sector.

Duration
4 Years - Full-time

Intakes
Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 232,943
USD 63,472
(VAT 5% inclusive)

 
 

Career Opportunities

The degree prepares graduates to become effective knowledge workers in today’s information economy. There is a strong demand for computer science professionals, both regionally and globally and graduates of the BCompSc program enter professions such as:

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analysts
  • System Architect
  • System Administrators
  • Designers of Business Systems
  • Database Programmers
  • Technical Writers
  • Network Managers
  • IT Consultants

Professional Accreditation

ACS

The program is recognised by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”.

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.

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 Australia degree after completion.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60cp of General Education, 102 cp from the program core and the specific major requirements as specified in the table below. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 cp
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 cp
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 cp
CSIT115 Data Management & Security 6 cp
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design & Programming 6 cp
CSIT127 Networks & Communications 6 cp
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 cp
CSIT212 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 cp
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 cp
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 cp
CSCI203 Algorithms & Data Structures 6 cp
CSCI251 Advance Programming 6 cp
CSCI235 Database Systems 6 cp
MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science 6 cp
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 cp
CSIT321 Project 12 cp

Electives

Students need to choose 54cp of electives (9 subjects) if they are not opting for any major of study

Approved List of Electives

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations 6 cp
CSCI322  Systems Administration  6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
CSCI336 Computer graphics 6 cp
CSCI399 Internet Applications 6 cp
CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation 6 cp
CSCI262 System Security 6 cp
CSCI319 Distributed Systems 6 cp
CSCI346 Game Development 6 cp
CSCI350 Internship  6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering  6 cp
CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications 6 cp
CSCI366 Mobile Multimedia 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 cp
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ISIT201 Information and communication security 6 cp
ISIT204 Principles of e-Business 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MARK301 Digital Marketing 6 cp
MARK343 International Marketing 6 cp
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGNT201 Organizational Behaviour 6 cp
MGNT206 Human Resource Management 6 cp

 

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:
(a) Information Technology and Mathematics (12 CP)

MATH070* Foundation Mathematics for Computing 6 cp
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 cp

(b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 CP)

GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6 cp

(c) Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 CP)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

(d) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

(e) Natural or Physical Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)

ENVI030* Environmental Sciences 6 cp
PHYS030* Foundation Physics 6 cp

(f) Humanities or Arts (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)

ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp

(g) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6 CP)

INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6 cp

*Challenge tests are available in MATH070, PHYS030 and ENVI030. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.

Bachelor of Computer Science Majors

Majors are currently available in two disciplines: Digital Systems Security or Multimedia and Games Development.

To achieve a major, you must satisfy the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Computer Science and complete the subjects that comprise your chosen major.

Note that it is not a requirement for the award of this degree that a major of study be undertaken.

For further information about major studies, please follow the links below:

Bachelor of Computer Science in Digital Systems Security

Bachelor of Computer Science in Multimedia and Games Development

For more information on fees and scholarships, entry requirements, application procedures and academic timetabling, please follow the links below:

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