Bachelor of Computer Science: Digital Systems Security


Program Description

Information and cyber security are becoming increasingly important for everyday life to protect our digital information such as IDs, assets and data security, and to secure email and online privacy for individuals, homes, families, and office. The Digital Systems Security major focuses on the theoretical and practical applications of information and digital security across a range of subjects: operating systems security such as physical security, file, and data protection, distributed systems and systems architecture, cryptography and its secure applications, and network and telecommunications security.


4 Years - Full-time

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 232,943
USD 63,472
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The growing importance of information security in the global economy has created a strong demand for specialists who can secure the information assets of commercial organizations. Graduates of this major, enter professions such as:

  • Systems Security Engineers
  • Chief Network Security Officers
  • Software Architects
  • Network Managers
  • Digital Rights Professionals

Professional Accreditation


The program is recognized by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program 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. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.


Program Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science in Digital Security Systems, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (CP) which include 60 cp of General Education, 90 cp of Program Core, 30cp from Major and 24 cp of Electives.


  • CSCI262 System Security
  • CSCI319 Distributed Systems
  • CSCI358 Security Engineering
  • CSCI361 Cryptography and secure applications
  • CSCI368 Network Security


Program Core

  • CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals
  • CSIT113 Problem Solving
  • CSIT114 System Analysis
  • CSIT115 Data Management & Security
  • CSIT121 Object-Oriented Design & Programming
  • CSIT127 Networks & Communications
  • CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology
  • CSIT212 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • CSIT214 IT Project Management
  • CSIT226 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CSCI203 Algorithms & Data Structures
  • CSCI251 Advance Programming
  • CSCI235Database Systems
  • MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science
  • CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies
  • CSIT321 Project

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:

  • Information Technology and Mathematics (12 CP)
    • MATH070* Foundation Mathematics for Computing
    • STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty
  • English, Arabic or other languages (18 CP)
    • GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1
    • GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2
  • Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 CP)
    • ARTS017 Islamic Culture
  • Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology
  • Natural or Physical Sciences (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • ENVI030* Environmental Sciences
    • PHYS030* Foundation Physics
  • Humanities or Arts (6 CP) (select only one from the list below)
    • ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy
    • LAW 101 Law, Business and Society
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6 CP)
    • INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

*Challenge tests are available in MATH070, PHYS030, and ENVI030. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.


Plus 3 electives from the list below

Approved List of Electives

  • CSCI236 3D Modeling and Animation
  • CSCI322 Systems Administration
  • CSCI323 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSCI336Computer graphics
  • CSCI356 Game Engine Fundamentals
  • CSCI358 Security Engineering
  • CSCI366 Multimedia Computing
  • CSCI370 Special Topics in Computer Science A
  • CSCI350 Internship
  • CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming
  • CSCI399 Internet Applications
  • ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business
  • ISIT201 Information and communication security
  • ISIT204 Principles of e-Business
  • ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society
  • ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations
  • MARK101 Marketing Principles
  • MARK301 Internet Applications for Marketing
  • MARK343 International Marketing
  • MGNT110 Introduction to Management
  • MGNT201Organizational Behavior
  • MGNT206 Human Resource Management
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