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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. 

Our computer science bachelor's degree course enables you to get acquainted with a wide range of subjects ranging from operating systems to algorithms, software engineering, architecture, databases, security and artificial intelligence technology. 

Duration
Advanced Entry (3 years)
Direct Entry (Integrated Freshman Year - 4 Years)

Intakes
Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September

Yearly Fees
AED 54,810
USD 14,922
(VAT 5% inclusive)

 
 

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If you have an interest in understanding, developing and applying new computer-based technologies, the UOWD's Bachelor of Computer Science program in UAE can help you develop the skills to become part of this growing industrial sector.

As a computer science graduate, you will stand out from the crowd as the IT industry is growing at an exponential rate in Dubai and across the UAE.

Bachelor of Computer Science Majors

 

Program Director

Prof Farhad Oroumchian

Prof Farhad Oroumchian
Associate Dean (Education)
BSc, National University of Iran, MSc, Sharif University of Technology, PhD, Syracuse University

Prof Oroumchian obtained a PhD from Syracuse University in New York. Prior to this, he received a Masters from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran and a Bachelors degree from the National University of Iran (since renamed Shahid Beheshti University)...

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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

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

ACS promotes quality in ICT-related higher education to meet future industry needs. ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.

Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education 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 General Education and Core subjects as specified in tables below and elective subjects from the approved list to bring the total to 204cp. The electives must include 12 credit points of 300 level CSCI or ISIT subjects, and an additional 12 credit points of either 200 or 300 level CSCI, CSIT or ISIT. Students may not take more than 2 electives at 100 level. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
MATH070* Foundation Mathematics for Computing 6 cp
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty 6 cp
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

*Challenge tests are available in MATH070. 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.

Electives

Below subjects are approved as electives. Students may enroll in any subjects from any major as elective. A prior approval is required for enrolling in any other subjects not in this list.

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)

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
GEDA010 Academic Language Skills 6
GEDB010 Research Language Skills 6
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
ARTS317 Muslim Societies Across the Ages 6
INE301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
One subject from Arabic Language * 6
One subject from UAE Studies ** 6
 
* Options in Arabic Language
ARA101*** Arabic for Beginners 1A 6
ARA102*** Arabic for Elementary level users 6
 
** Options in UAE Studies
PUBH115 Public Health 6
URBS103 Urban Sociology 6
GEOG222 Society and Environment 6
IRAE135 UAE and International Relations 6

***Challenge tests are available in ARA101/ARA102. 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.

For students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link

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