Bachelor Degree with Advanced Entry
(3 years - 24 subjects)
Bachelor Degree with Integrated Freshman Year
(4 Years - 32 subjects)
|Winter - January|
|Spring - April|
|Autumn - September|
AED 54,810 / USD 14,922
(VAT 5% inclusive)
Note: Yearly fees will vary depending
on number of subjects enrolled in
There has been a major transformation in gaming technologies and the number of mobile gamers has grown substantially because of the adoption of smartphones across the region.
The MENA region is a ripe market for video game creators and the gaming sector in this region is growing faster than the global average, outpacing Russia, China and even South Korea and is set to triple in size to USD 4.4 billion by 2022. Major players such as Tencent and Ubisoft have their head offices for the region in the Middle East.
Our Bachelor of Computer Science major in Game and Mobile Development will equip you with skills to apply techniques to develop video games and related systems on computers and mobile platforms, including devices such as phones, tablets and wearable devices.
If you are interested in becoming a Game Animator, Game Designer, Game Programmer, Software Developer or Mobile App Developer, then our Bachelor of Computer Science major in Game and Mobile Development is the right degree for you.
Students who have excelled academically at school and meet our advance entry requirements can finish their bachelor's degree in three years, instead of the existing four-year programs. Any prospective student that does not directly qualify for an advance entry three-year program, is still able to enrol in any of our bachelor’s degree, through a one-year Freshman Year.
Admission requirements for UOWD depends on the type of high school curriculum you have followed. The requirements based on the most common high school curricula are listed below:
|School System||Bachelor Degree
with Integrated Freshman Year (4 Years)
with Advanced Entry (3 Years)
|UAE (Al-Thanawiyya Al-Aama)||Elite or Advanced Track 70%, General Track 75%||N/A|
|Arab Countries (Al-Thanawiyyah Al-Aama)||70%||N/A|
|American High School Diploma||Overall average grade of C
(70% or 2.5/4.0)
|Overall average grade of C
(70% or 2.5/4.0) + SAT 1100
|Bangladesh (HSC)||GPA of 3.0 / 5.0||GPA of 4.0 / 5.0|
|British GCE Curriculum||Minimum 5 IGCSE/GCSE subjects and
2AS/ 1A level subject(s)
|Minimum 5 IGCSE/GCSE subjects and minimum of "CCD" in A levels|
|Chinese Senior High School||60%||80%|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||20 Points||25 Points|
|India (CBSE & ICSE) Grade 12||50%||65%|
|Iran (Pre-University Certificate)||11||14|
|Nigeria (WAEC & NECO)||Minimum of 7 subjects with no more than 1 "Pass"||N/A|
|Pakistan (Higher Secondary School Certificate)||50%||60%|
|CIS Countries (Attestat)||Average 3/5||N/A|
- All students applying for these programs are required to have an EmSAT in Mathematics with a score of 600 or equivalent.
- Students with qualifications from other curriculum should contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions department at UOWD to determine their eligibility.
At UOWD, all classes are taught in English and in order to enrol in a bachelor’s degree you will need to submit one of the following certificate of English language proficiency:
|English Language Testing||Bachelor Degree
with Integrated Freshman Year (4 Years)**
with Advanced Entry (3 Years)*
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 5.0 &
Minimum score of 5.0 in Reading & Writing
|Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 &
Minimum score of 6.0 in Reading & Writing
Minimum score of 5.0 in Listening & Speaking
|Internet-based TOEFL||61||79 with not less than 20 in Writing,
18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking
|Computer based TOEFL||173||213 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|International paper based TOEFL***||500||550 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|EmSAT Achieve – English||1100||1400|
* Students with a minimum overall score of 6.0 in academic IELTS and no more than one score (either in Reading or Writing) between 5.0 and 6.0 will be given the opportunity to complete a remedial subject in the first semester as a condition for progression.
** Students with a minimum overall score of 6.0 in academic IELTS (or equivalent) and a minimum score of 6.0 in Reading and Writing (or equivalent) are eligible for advanced standing for English language subjects.
*** Students admitted under this criterion must complete the test at AMIDEAST.
In some cases, you may be credited with advanced standing (status/exemptions) on the basis of work you have already completed at another recognised high school.
If you are seeking advanced standing status, please submit an official academic transcript showing all courses studied and the grades achieved, syllabus details (including information on course content) for the courses you have completed and an explanation of the grading system.
To make an application for your chosen program, complete the online application form and submit it along with all your supporting documentation (see below) prior to the application deadline.
Late applications may be accepted subject to the availability of places but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please ensure that all these documents accompany your application for admission form submittal:
- An original or certified copy of your secondary school records
- A Statement or Certificate of Completion of secondary school
- Proof of your English language proficiency
(Note: Results from IELTS & TOEFL tests may be sent to the University directly from the IELTS or TOEFL testing centres quoting the UOWD institution code IELTS: AE109 / TOEFL: 7907)
- UAE ID (if applying from within the UAE)
- A copy of your passport (and Residence Visa, if resident in the UAE).
Additionally, if you are seeking advance standing in your chosen program:
- Certified copies of official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) of the courses you successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
All applicants for admission who have completed the Thanaweya Al-Amma must get their certificates attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
Applicants from all other curriculum, who have completed their high school from UAE, are required to obtain equivalency of their high school qualifications from the UAE Ministry of Education.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study, subject to you obtaining the required attestation/equivalency.
You must have your secondary school records and Certificates of Completion certified by:
- The issuing Board of Secondary Education OR a recognised authority for secondary education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country OR the Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations and the UAE ministry of Foreign Affairs
In special cases where complying with conditions (2) and (3) are not feasible, the certificates may be verified against originals by Embassies in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study.
If you are unable to secure the attestations as outlined above you will be asked to sign a “Consent to Provide Documents” form agreeing to secure the equivalency. You will be permitted to commence your studies at UOWD, but will be given a maximum of one semester to obtain the attested certificate(s). UOWD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot secure the appropriate documentation in this time, which may result in the termination of the student’s enrolment at UOWD.
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (Game and Mobile Development), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points (cp) which include core, electives and general education subjects and final year project.
The Bachelor of Computer Science degree students are required to complete the following core subjects:
- Programming Fundamentals
- Problem Solving
- System Analysis
- Data Management & Security
- Object Oriented Design & Programming
- Networks & Communications
- Introduction to Web Technology
- Mathematics for Computer Science
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- IT Project Management
- Database Systems
- Advanced Programming
- Human Computer Interaction
- Software Development Methodologies
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The final-year project provide students with practical experience in complete systems development. The projects connect groups of students with supervisors and clients that are facing an ICT-based problem for which the students are required to find innovative and creative solutions.
Students are required to complete the following subjects to major in Game and Mobile Development:
- 3D Modeling and Animation
At least four subjects from the following list:
- Interactive Computer Graphics
- Game Development
- Game Engine Essentials
- Multicore and GPU Programming
- Mobile Applications Development
Students are required to take 2 subjects as electives in alignment with the official degree planner.
All students eligible for advanced entry (3 years) are required to complete at least one subject in each of the following general education categories: UAE Studies, Islamic Studies and Arabic Language. Students also have the option to complete these subjects as part of their general electives.
|General Education Subjects|
|Islamic Studies||Muslim Societies Across the Ages: Traditions, Secularism and Modernity|
|UAE Studies||UAE and International Relations OR Society and Environment OR Public Health OR Urban Sociology|
|Arabic Language||Arabic I OR Arabic II|
The area of game and mobile development has evolved rapidly in the past decade. Advances in science and technology such as human-computer interaction, processing power of microprocessors, modelling of business processes, simulation of complex interactions, and the omnipresence of the Internet have dramatically increased the scope of this field of work. This program will prepare you for various high in demand career paths in the entertainment industry, the game and mobile industry including:
- Game Animator
- Game Designer
- Game Programmer
- Software Developer
Accreditation and Recognition
All degrees at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In addition, the degree 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.
Students will be issued a UOW Australia degree upon graduation.
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.
Prof Farhad Oroumchian
Prof Oroumchian’s research interests include information retrieval, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. He is a member of several Centres of Excellence and Research groups and is a prominent researcher on multilingual search engines.Read More