BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Dubai)

BSc Computer Science is accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

In our fast changing digital world, computer science is everywhere. It touches every aspect of our lives from the phone in your hand to the planes in the sky.

On our comprehensive BSc Computer Science degree, you will study in state-of-the-art facilities on our brand new technology enhanced 'smart' campus, to combine analytical knowledge and technical skills as you research and develop software solutions to real-world problems. Teaching is joint between academics on our Dubai campus, and our Edgbaston Campus. You will also have the opportunity to interact and work alongside students in our Edgbaston campus in the UK whilst you study at our Dubai campus.

To enrich your learning experience on our programmes, our teaching is delivered jointly by staff from both our campuses (Dubai and the UK), by utilising modern digital technology. Typically, for each module, the teaching team consists of colleagues across the campuses with at least one member based in the Dubai campus. You will receive the same high-quality teaching materials (lecture slides and notes, for example) and rigorous assessments (assignments and exams, for example) as our UK campus. You will also have the opportunity to interact with staff & students across both campuses to support and enhance your learning experience. Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to conduct projects under the supervision of staff from either of our campuses which significantly boosts the pool of project topics accessible to our students.

Birmingham graduates are highly sought after by leading industry players, and the range of job opportunities available to you are endless. You could become anything from a Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Developer, Robotics Engineer, Financial Computing Analyst, Applications Developer, or inspire the next generation of computer scientists academically. Graduate salaries are highly competitive. 

Industry representatives come to us to actively seek out and recruit the best graduates for their roles and we have strong links with global companies such as Goldman Sachs, BAE Systems, PwC, IMB, Google, Expedia, Rolls-Royce, Morgan Stanley and Vodafone.

Computer scientists work over a wide range of disciplines - they design and create search engines, social networking applications, software applications used in the financial world to map customer profiles and expose credit card fraud, and applications used in the medical sector to identify cancers through the analysis of medical images.

We'll teach you about all kinds of computational systems, their theory, design, development and application. This includes programming languages, software engineering, artificial intelligence, operating systems, cyber security, statistical and mathematical models of computation, machine learning and the theories of computation.

Why study Computer Science at Birmingham Dubai?

  • Global reputation for educational excellence – The School of Computer Science is a truly international place, and our world-leading academics specialise in areas relevant to modern-day issues. We offer the same first-class education as in our UK campus, by delivering the same high-quality curriculum and you will graduate with a degree from a global top 100 university. 
  • Research-led teaching - Our research feeds directly into your teaching ensuring your programme includes the latest developments in Computer Science, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Cyber Security.
  • Three year programme - We are the only British institution in Dubai offering a three year UAE Ministry of Education accredited Computer Science programme. 
  • Flexibility - In your third year, you will be able to tailor your studies to the topics that you are most interested in, by choosing from a range of optional modules.
  • State-of-the-art facilities - You will study in purpose-built facilities in our modern campus, fitted out with a range of advanced equipment and computer science software on our brand new, technology enhanced 'smart campus'.
  • Exceptional learning environment - We have a real sense of community, with staff that are approachable and nurturing, which provides a collaborative and supportive learning environment for students. There is an excellent student to teacher ratio and multiple channels of support are available to students, via both physical and digital means.
  • Careers service and industry connections -   You will have access to our expert careers support and a wide range of services to help you on your path towards employment. We also have strong industrial links with corporations such as Goldman Sachs, BAE Systems and PwC, which provide beneficial opportunities for our students, such as careers fairs, industrial guest lectures and potential placements or work experience options.
  • Exchange opportunities - You can choose to spend your second year studying at our picturesque campus in Birmingham, UK (subject to academic attainment).
  • Scholarship opportunities - As a University of Birmingham student, a range of scholarship awards will be open to you.

Student Profile - Avinisha Tiwari

"I chose to study Computer Science at UoB Dubai because of the interesting topics covered in the modules, the ranking of the University and the environment of the University and how great the communication is between the staff and students. The help we get from teachers was also a factor"

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Meet our academics

Our Computer Science academics are highly qualified and based in Dubai.

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  • Artificial Intelligence 1
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Full Stack Application Development
  • Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Theories of Computation
  • Artificial Intelligence 2
  • Functional Programming
  • Operating Systems and Systems Programming
  • Security and Networks
  • Software Engineering and Professional Practice
  • Team Project
  • Compulsory modules
  • Computer Science Project
  • Options modules
  • Advanced Networking
  • Computer Vision and Imaging
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
  • Neural Computation
  • Security of Real-World Systems
  • Teaching Computer Science in Schools
  • AED132,778 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    3 Years


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time