Skip to main content

Bachelor of Computer Science in Big Data

Big data has the potential to be employed in a variety of sectors as most things in this digital age revolve around data. The importance of big data doesn’t revolve around how much data is stored, but what can be done with it.

Big Data careers are one of the fastest growing segments in 2020, with the global big data market forecasted to grow from USD 138.9 billion in 2020 to USD 229.4 billion by 2025.

This degree will prepare students to understand the need for data analytics, the ability to understand multiple programming languages used in Big Data collection, how to analyse large amounts of data to identify trends to aid business decisions and much more.

Duration
4 Years - Full-time

Intakes
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September

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

 
 

Attend our upcoming Degree & Career Path Counseling Day and meet our academic and admissions staff to find out more about your chosen program. Register now!

UOWD is committed to providing you with the necessary assistance in the current situation. Our Recruitment & Admissions team is ready to assist prospective students and their parents with the necessary career path and program guidance via several online platforms. Visit the below link to book a Digital One-to-One Consultation with our Admissions team based on your convenience.
Book now!

Career Opportunities

The growing importance of big data 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:

  • Statisticians
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Miners
  • Data Engineers
  • Big data architect
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Visualisation Developer

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 - 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 in Big Data, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include General Education, Core and Major subjects as specified in tables below and elective subjects from the approved list to bring the total to 204cp. Students may not take more than 2 electives at 100 levels. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ISIT312 Big Data Management 6 cp
CSCI316 Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation 6 cp
CSCI317 Database Performance Tuning 6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 cp

 

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
CSCI213 Java programming and object oriented design 6 cp
CSCI322  Systems Administration 6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
CSCI319  Distributed Systems 6 cp
CSCI350 Internship 6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering 6 cp
CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
CSCI399 Server Technology 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 Internet Applications for Marketing 6 cp
MARK343 International Marketing 6 cp
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGNT201 Organizational Behavior 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

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

 

Program Leader

Dr Hock Chuan Lim

Dr Hock Chuan Lim
Assistant Professor
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...

Read more

 
 

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

Copyright © 2020 University of Wollongong in Dubai   | Privacy | Disclaimer | Site map

Enquiry Form
WhatsApp