The mission of the Informatics and Computer Science undergraduate programme is to develop students' breadth of knowledge across the subject areas of Informatics and Computer Science, including their ability to apply the defining processes of computer science theories, abstraction, design, and implementation to solve problems in the discipline. The programme structure prepares students for professional practice and continuing professional development in the evolving IT and computing industry. The programme’s long-term goal is to be recognised for its quality and innovation at national, regional and international levels.
Distinctive features of the programme
The BUE delivers programmes based on a British philosophy of education. These results in programmes that are very much focused on student learning rather than those that deliver the subject material. Graduates from UK programmes typically exhibit:
- The ability to think creatively and with strong problem-solving skills;
- High-level key and transferable skill sets;
- The ability to maintain independently a high level of professional and subject-specific competence (often through Continuous Professional Development);
- Technical competence;
- The ability to conceptualise problems at a high level;
- Diligent and ethical working practices;
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
- Flexibility and the ability to apply their subject-specific knowledge to fields outside their own;
Other distinctive features of the programme include:
- Specialisations tailored to local market needs that are unique in the region;
- Modules that are updated frequently;
- Research oriented modules are provided to help students learn to develop solutions independently under the supervision of our teaching staff;
- Opportunities for summer training as part of the degrees.
The relatively modest annual student intake number of the Informatics and Computer Science Faculty means that every undergraduate receives individual attention. With the tutorials and small class teaching system, the Faculty strives for personal development as well as academic attainment. Informatics and Computer Science students will graduate with an impressive array of practical problem-solving skills and extensive transferable skills, which will make them highly sought-after professionals both in the industry and continued academic research.
The BUE’ Mission is to be the leading provider of high-quality UK style education in the MENA region. The University is committed to ensuring UK validation of its programmes and to ensure a student experience that is in line with UK standards. Built on top of institutional quality assurance is subject level validation and the Faculty is committed to ensuring that it’s UK validating partners confirm that its degree programme is in line with UK standards.
The Informatics and Computer Science Faculty will also be seeking accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the UK’s leading professional body for computing and IT professionals. The Society is able to consider Higher Education programmes for accreditation leading to Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and/or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.
In addition to these attributes, the Faculty of ICS has successfully been accredited by the Egyptian National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) and was the first faculty of Informatics and Computer Science in Egypt to achieve this accreditation.
At the time of writing this document, and to the best of our knowledge, this combination of a programme based on a learning culture fostering key and transferable skill sets in addition to technical ones, together with academic and professional accreditation, makes our programme in Informatics and Computer Science quite unique in both Egypt and the surrounding region.
The programme is designed to expose students to up-to-date techniques and state-of-the-art developments by building upon the foundational underpinnings of Informatics and Computer Science. The programme offers students the opportunity to choose a study pathway which reflects their developing, and possibly changing, interests. In the first and second years of study, the student understands and is provided with skills in the core modules covering the essential knowledge of computing disciplines. Specialised study direction is maximised in the third and fourth year of study, allowing students to choose from specialist topics in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Computer Networks. Along the four years of study, the programme aims at enhancing the students’ long-term employment potential in the IT industry and academia.