The World Economic Forum has ranked Data science and AI as being within the top two worldwide most sought-after professions. "Data Science" relates to a truly interdisciplinary field that includes data collection, storage, integration, analysis, inference, communication, and ethics. This field has both; computational aspects' mathematical and statistical aspects, and business components. The area of "Artificial Intelligence", builds upon large datasets and looks at how cyber-physical systems can make intelligent decisions in various contexts based on sensed data from the environment without human intervention. This is core to the smart applications of the Internet of Things (such as smart cities, smart homes, smart eHealth, and so on…), autonomous cars, and transportation, and robotics. The 'Applied' nature of this program is reflective of hands-on experiential education which is further reinforced through the work experience and the Capstone Project and practicum components of this program.
High School or Academic Requirement
High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent); OR
Two-year Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent; OR
One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent.
English Language Requirement
The required score on the University Math Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test; OR
A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480.
Additional Admission Criteria:
Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.
Introduction to Computing & Problem Solving
English Communication I
Effective Learning / Experiential Learning
English Communication II
Science & its Applications Science & the Environment
Computing Ethics & Society
Web Technologies I
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Data & Cyber Security
Introduction to Data Science & AI
Database Management Systems
Islamic &Arab Civilization or Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Psychology or Ethical Reasoning or Law & Society or Introduction to the Arts
Qatar History & Society or Human Development or Global Economic Concepts or Globalization & Environment or
Data Structures & Algorithms
Web Technologies II
Object Oriented Programming
Parallel & Distributed Computing
Fundamentals of AI
IoT Application Development
Data Analysis & Visualization
Qatar History &Society or Human Development or Global Economic Concepts or Globalization & Environment
Example: Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Concentration
Applied Deep Learning & Neural Network
Applied Data Mining
Advanced Business Analytics
Emerging Topics of AI
Big Data & Strategic Business Analytics