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  • 48 months
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The BSc Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons) degree at Heriot-Watt Dubai focuses on constructing robust and useable systems. As well as looking at cutting edge tools and techniques, it’s designed to help you build the next generation of software tools that other system constructors will use. 
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Overview

The Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons) degree 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.

Education

In the later years of the course, you’ll have the option to specialise and develop the skills needed to be a data scientist. Specifically, you will have the ability to develop and perform large-scale, repeatable data analyses grounded in statistical modelling. The term data science is often used interchangeably with big data or data analytics. It is becoming increasingly important as huge amounts of complex academic, business and government data are being generated from many largely online sources. 

This swelling lake of data needs increasing numbers of skilled personnel with the capacity to analyse and make sense of it all. That in turn requires that such personnel be trained in the latest skills and techniques in data science.

Accreditation

The Computer Science (G400) 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:

  • Logic and Proof 
  • Introduction to Interaction Design
  • Software Development 
  • Discrete Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Computer Systems 
  • Software Development
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • User-Centred Experimental Design 
  • Programming Languages 
  • Web Programming 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • In order for us to assess your suitability for the programme you have applied for, you need to submit various supporting documents. You can view the documents you are required to submit and upload them by logging into your application account.
  • We will accept scanned documents at the application stage, but you may be asked to provide original copies of your documents at a later date.
  • You may delay an offer being made to you if you do not submit your supporting documents as soon as you can.

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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