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Computer Engineering - Software Concentration, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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University rank #268 (QS) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The BSc in Computer Engineering program is concerned with the design and development of computers and computer-based systems. It involves the study of hardware, software, and networking. 
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Overview

The BSc in Computer Engineering degree provides a strong understanding of the relationship between computer hardware and software and all related issues. It is the key to many career opportunities in both government and industry sectors. Students are offered opportunities to customize their education by selecting from a pool of technical elective courses. The Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s program also gives students the opportunity to specialize in software systems.

Programme Objectives

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of computer engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    137 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Analysis and Software Design
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interfaces
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Software Architecture
  • Computer Security

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a UAE Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Advanced Stream – Ministry of Education or Physics Stream – Abu Dhabi Education Council with a minimum overall achievement of 80%, and a minimum score of 80% in Mathematics or equivalent
  • American System -  Complete 12 years; Minimum GPA 3.0 (or equivalent) on scale of 4; Mathematics in 3 of last 3 years, Physics in 2 of last 3 years, and Chemistry in 1 of last 3 years; Minimum score of 80 in Mathematics; At least 1 science (Chemistry or Physics) in last year
  • British System - Total of 8 courses 5 - O level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry , 3 - AS/A levels including Mathematics, and (Physics or Chemistry); Minimum grade of C in all courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    808 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    808 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 808 EUR per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  •  AED 3,333 per credit hour 

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

  • 5000 - 8600 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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