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.
Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September
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
- Bachelor of Computer Science in Big Data
- Bachelor of Computer Science in Cyber Security
- Bachelor of Computer Science in Game and Mobile Development
Dr Hock Chuan Lim
BSc, Philippines Military Academy, MSc, University of New South Wales, Australia, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Lim worked as lead instructor in games programming in Canberra, Australia. He served as an instructor for Higher Education in Australia for 10 years and as IT manager and consultant...
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
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
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.
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%.
|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|
*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.
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|
|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|
|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