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  • 48 months
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The Computer Systems (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai is oriented to constructing robust and useable computing systems. We aim to teach people not only how to deploy cutting edge tools and techniques, but also help them to develop other professional skills that will enable them to communicate clearly, work independently and cooperate effectively.
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Overview

In industry, commerce and the public sector, where business transactions are underpinned by technology, workplaces need individuals who can create and exploit practical and effective systems. Our graduates will move into these sectors armed with a blend of interpersonal and technical skills that will meet current needs and the needs of the organisations of the future.

Why study Computer Systems (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai?

  • Unlike other universities, ours offers a technical programme that equips students with the right skills for programming and web development.
  • We carry out extensive research in computer science subjects, which feeds into our teaching programmes, keeping them relevant and up to date.
  • A large percentage of our graduates get good jobs following graduation.
  • We have transfer options to our Edinburgh Campus, allowing students to complete their studies in the UK.
  • Students who wish to remain in Dubai after graduation can extend their studies by entering one of our postgraduate diploma programmes leading to a Master’s award.
Career

Prospects in industry, commerce and the public sector are excellent. The growth in network services on computers in the office and home, and on mobile handheld devices, has increased the demand for experts who can design, implement and manage systems combining rich computational, communication and multimedia facilities for non-specialist users.

Accreditation

The Computer Systems degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council, fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interactive Systems
  • Praxis 
  • Software Development 
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Web Design and Databases
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

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.
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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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