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Bachelor of Computer Science in Cyber Security

Embark on a career in the growing Cyber Security market with UOWD today

Information security is becoming an increasingly important aspect of information technology and has been identified as one of the strategic priorities globally to meet demands of law enforcement, national and state governments, and defense, security and finance industries.

With the advent of Internet of Things (IOT), both the public and private sectors are faced with new types of threats, new vulnerabilities, and hacking techniques and agents. The cyber security program will provide graduates with state-of-the-art skills to develop secure computers and computer networks, to ensure that the data stored and transmitted through them is protected from unauthorised access or to combat digital security threats and hazards.

4 Years - Full-time

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

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


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


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 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:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Malware/ Forensics analyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Security Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

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 in Cyber security, 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 level. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.


Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI262 System Security 6 cp
CSCI301 Contemporary Topics in Security 6 cp
CSIT302 Cyber Security 6 cp
CSCI369 Ethical Hacking 6 cp
CSCI368 Network Security 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.


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
CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation 6 cp
CSCI322 Systems Administration  6 cp
CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence 6 cp
CSCI336 Computer graphics 6 cp
CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals 6 cp
CSCI358 Security Engineering 6 cp
CSCI366 Multimedia Computing 6 cp
CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A 6 cp
CSCI350 Internship 6 cp
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 cp
CSCI399 Internet Applications 6 cp
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ISIT201 Information and communication security 6 cp
ISIT204 Principles of e-Business 6 cp
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations  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

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