Priya Manimaran MSc, FHEA

Priya Manimaran

Dubai Campus
Lecturer in Computer Science

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Priya Manimaran has over 15 years of experience in teaching and leading postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Computer Science both in the UK and Canadian based Universities.

Priya, also worked as a Software Developer in Toronto, involved in creating enterprise content management systems and cloud based EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems for various clients in North America.


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Heriot Watt University, 2008
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, 2008
  • MSc Computer Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, 2003
  • BSc Fashion Designing, Bharathiar University, 1999


Priya qualified with an MSc in Computer Science in 2003 and worked as an Instructor in NIIT, Malaysia and taught for the Northumbria University’s Computer Science programmes.

Priya became a Teaching Fellow in the Heriot Watt University Dubai in 2005 and taught for the School of Mathematics and Computer Science programs for 7 years. She also completed the Postgraduate Studies in Academic Practice and obtained the Fellow of Higher Education Academy – FHEA status in 2008. 

Priya became the Director of postgraduate studies for the MSc IT and Software Engineering programmes in 2009.

Previously, Priya worked as a Professor in Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada from 2015 to 2018 in the School of Applied Computing and taught for their Mobile Computing Applications programme. She also worked as a Software Developer in Toronto, involved in creating cloud systems for various clients in North America.

Priya started working for the University of Birmingham Dubai in May 2018 and currently teaches on the MSc Computer Science modules.


  • MSc - Software Workshop 1
  • MSc - Fundamentals Databases


  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Cloud Requirements Engineering
  • Service Oriented Systems
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Agile Test Driven Development
  • Agile Requirements Engineering
  • Software Quality Automation Tools
  • Quality Attributes for Cloud Applications