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  • 48 months
    Duration
The Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai 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.
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Overview

This Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons) programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai aims to give a well-integrated balance of theoretical underpinnings and practical experience, strongly informed by the research expertise of our academic staff.

Career

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 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.

Accreditation

  • The Computer Science degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council
  • It's also accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Logic and Proof
  • Interactive Systems
  • Praxis 
  • Introduction to Computer Systems 
  • Software Developmen
  • Web Design and Databases

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15525 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15525 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15525 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15525 EUR per year 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 63000 per year

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries. 

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