BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Software Engineering)


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Program Description


Our four year BSc Computer Science Honours degree with a specialism in Software Engineering is oriented to constructing robust and usable systems. We aim to teach people not just how to deploy cutting edge tools and techniques, but how to build the next generation of software tools that other system constructors will use. This programme aims to give a well-integrated balance of theoretical underpinnings and practical experience, strongly informed by the research expertise of our academic staff.

Course content

Year 1

You will cover software development, an introduction to computer systems, web design and databases. In addition, you will learn how to create apps for mobile devices.

Year 2

You will continue with data structures and algorithms, Interaction Design, looking at various programming languages, databases, web programming, discrete mathematics and software design. In addition, you will learn how to program for hardware devices such as a raspberry pi using assembly.

Year 3

You will study topics such as artificial intelligence, data communications and networking, operating systems as well as more formal aspects of computing. You will also undertake a group project that spans the whole year of study.

Year 4

You will study advanced topics such as Big Data, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Intelligent Robots, and Advanced Network Security. In addition, you will also undertake a major individual project in Software Engineering.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via the detailed course guide.


The market for graduates having software engineering skills must grow with the increasing demands from companies, public sector organisations and research institutions for employees with skills in software development for the industry - including software design, industrial programming, and games programming.

We envisage graduates from this undergraduate programme getting jobs with software houses, IT companies, research and development divisions of companies, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT departments and as researchers or research students within universities.

Dubai is diversifying away from an oil economy towards the emerging knowledge economy, and a BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) is just the kind of advanced specialist IT education provision that Dubai city planners are looking for to provide the next generation of knowledge workers here.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

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Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

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