Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science BSc (Dubai)

Start date
September 2020
Duration
3 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees

Tuition fee is AED 104,622 per year of study and can be paid in instalments.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of everyday technology like navigation and photography apps, powering internet-scale algorithms for recommending purchases and content to view, and will also enable the future through autonomous cars and robots.

COVID-19

Please rest assured that we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Information for future students and applicants

Our curriculum has been designed to give you a thorough education in the fundamentals of computer science in the first two years, whilst allowing you to go deeper into specialist artificial intelligence related subjects in your final year. 

From a scientific viewpoint, artificial intelligence is a multidisciplinary field that connects with computing, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, mathematics and linguistics. As a result, this degree programme will give you the computing skills to enter industry, while also allowing you to acquire scientific skills in order to puruse research. Our wide range of modules allow you to delve deeper into the areas of AI that interest you most and that will set you up for your future career, from Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Complex Adaptive Systems.

We know how competitive the graduate job market can be, that’s why you also learn computer programming in Java – a language widely used in business and industry that will ensure you stand out in future applications. Our graduates are highly sought after by leading industry players, and the range of job opportunities available to you are infinite. You could become anything from a Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Developer, Robotics Engineer, Financial Computing Analyst, Applications Developer, or inspire the next generation of computer scientists academically. Graduate salaries are highly competitive, and there are a wealth of opportunities available to our graduates. 

Industry come to us to actively seek out and recruit the best graduates for their roles and we have strong links with global companies such as Goldman Sachs, BAE Systems, PwC, IMB, Google, Expedia, Rolls-Royce, Morgan Stanley and Vodafone.

Computer scientists work over a wide range of disciplines - they design and create search engines, social networking applications, software applications used in the financial world to map customer profiles and expose credit card fraud, and applications used in the medical sector to identify cancers through the analysis of medical images.

Why study Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Birmingham Dubai?

  • Global recognition - We offer the same world-class education as in our UK campus by delivering the same high quality curriculum and meticulously similar quality assurance processes.
  • International reputation - The School of Computer Science is a truly international place, and our academics specialise in subjects including artificial intelligence and cyber security, which the modern world is built upon. You will be obtaining a first-class education in real-world issues, and will become the person that can develop and lead society and our future.
  • Flexibility - In your third year you will be able to tailor your studies to the topics that you are most interested in by choosing from a wide range of optional modules.
  • Excellent career prospects - The broad range of skills you will gain mean you could choose to work in technology consultancy, IT, investment and banking, software development, finance, or join on of the many emerging start-up companies.
  • Exchange opportunities - You can choose to spend your second year studying at our picturesque campus in Birmingham, UK (subject to academic attainment).
  • Connections across the world - You will become part of our global community of computer science students across the world meaning you will be connected wherever you go in the world.

Meet our academics

Our Computer Science academics are highly qualified and based in Dubai.

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We are proud to offer the same high-quality curriculum and teaching of our Computer Science programmes on our Dubai campus. We will equip you with the fundamentals of computer science, whilst also providing plenty of optional modules to allow you to specialise in the area that interests you.

Dr Kashif Rajpoot, Programme Director, Computer Science

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Modules

Year one

In this year, you will learn about the AI fundamentals and techniques for generating intelligent behaviour. These include understanding logic, techniques for game playing, artificial intelligence algorithms, and many others. You will experiment with the techniques by implementing them as computer programs. 

In the Computer Science part of your degree, you will gain a firm foundation in the principles of algorithms, concepts of computer science, artificial intelligence, and relevant mathematics. You will also learn computer programming in Java - a language widely used in business and industry. In the Artificial Intelligence module, the part on robot programming introduces you to some important ideas that underpin intelligent robotics and includes group work as part of our commitment to preparing you for the world of work.

Compulsory modules

Year two

In your second year you move on to study enabling technologies and their application. You will learn about a wide range of subjects from the mathematics for modelling and decision making which underpins much of modern machine learning, to systems-level programming, networks, and cyber security. Your programming repertoire will be broadened by exposure to the C programming language plus further functional programming. You will also work together with other AI students to develop a large team project using AI techniques such as machine learning or computer vision.

Compulsory modules

You can also apply to spend the second year of your BSc Computer Science course at our campus in the UK. Find our more.

Year three

In the final year you are able to take a range of modules on cutting-edge AI-specific topics including complex adaptive systems, machine learning and intelligent data analysis, and computer vision and imaging. You also spend one-third of your time on a final degree project. This includes writing a large piece of software or doing a major piece of research, and brings together all of the AI skills you have acquired.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules - choose between 40-60 credits

Optional modules - choose between 20-40 credits:

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 104,622 per year of study and can be paid in instalments.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2020 entry. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.


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UK

3 A Levels. Typical offer AAA - ABB. A Level Mathematics grade A. 
If you are taking any reformed A levels, which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015, you must pass the practical element. General Studies or Critical Thinking not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,6 – 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include 6 in Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 

GULF

Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements. 

India

AAA – ABB =

  • AAA - 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards.
  • ABB - 75% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra and West Bengal or 80% Other State boards

Mathematics must be taken with 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards

Please view our international country page for further information on entry requirements.

Pakistan

  • The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Requirements for each of these qualifications is listed above.

Please view our international country page for further information on entry requirements.

American System

Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international country page.

Our highly regarded teaching on the BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science course uses a combination of lectures, labs and tutorials with lecturers available to provide additional help throughout your degree.

We want to prepare you for your graduate career by helping you gain skills and experience in many different ways, as roles in computer science often ask for individuals who have strong communication and team working skills. By keeping your learning varied, you will have the chance to learn and grow to allow you to communicate in different ways, and with different types of people.

Assessment

Each module is assessed independently with all containing some components of continuous assessment. Some modules are completely assessed by coursework. Assessment methods include end-of-year examinations, written assignments, oral and poster presentations, computer-based tests, marked exercises, and laboratory and project reports.

Feedback is an essential part of learning and the way we help to shape your success. We use a wide range of methods such as, written feedback on your assessments, class feedback sessions and discussions with your tutor.

A degree gained through completing our BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science course provides the skills required for a wide range of careers.  It will give you a disciplined approach to analysing problems, with the ability to design creative solutions and critically evaluate the results. Employers are impressed by the combination of technical and transferable skills offered by computing graduates, and as such, you might find yourself in a variety of environments in academia, industry, research and commercial organisations.

These qualities, plus the prestige of a degree from a leading World Class University, make our graduates attractive  to companies in the engineering sector worldwide as well as those in finance, consultancy and commerce.

Examples of companies where our graduates have gone on to work include:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Sony
  • IBM
  • Siemans
  • Honda
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Bank of England

With the fast changing connected world, artificial intelligence and computer science is a key area for future careers across the world. Dubai, for example, is a truly exciting global city with a rapidly developing economy and extremely fast digitisation of Government services and actively embracing the artificial intelligence lead automation of various sectors. There is a vibrant start-up scene evident by the massive success of Careem and Amazon.ae formally souq.com. This is no doubt creating new jobs for computer science professionals.

The skills that I am gaining; the course does not just teach knowledge, it trains us in certain skills which can be applied outside of the course, for example many students develop software that has been published, gained them an internship or enhanced their CVs

Hung Hoang

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.