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Computing (Information Technology)

BSc(Curtin) - Bachelor of Science
Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake January, September
Duration 3 years full-time

Apply now for January 2018

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry.

In your first year, you will develop your programming skills and study the fundamental theoretical knowledge of computing. Topics covered will include C++, Java, Linux and object oriented programming. From your second year, you will specialise in the Information Technology stream.

In this stream, you will learn the technological and applied aspects of computing, with less emphasis on theory. You will study system programming, software design and engineering, networking (including the internet and the web), artificial intelligence for decision support and graphics.
Bachelor of Science- Computing (View flyer for this course)

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for Professional Level accreditation of the Australian Computer Society. The Cyber Security specialisation meets the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Association for Computer Machinery and the Australian Computer Society standards related to data encryption, computer security protection and management.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Games Developer
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • Information Technology Support Technician
  • Algorithm designer
  • Software developer
  • Web applications developer

Credit for previous study

Credit for recognised learning is considered on an individual basis

Course structure

Year 1 Teaching Period 1

  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Object Oriented Program Design
  • Science Communications
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Linear Algebra 1

Year 1 Teaching Period 2

  • Unix and C Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Systems
  • 1 Elective Unit

Year 2 Teaching Period 1

  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Communications
  • Hardware Fundamentals
  • 1 Elective Unit

Year 2 Teaching Period 2

  • Object Oriented Software Engineering
  • Penetration Testing and Defence
  • Unix Systems Programming
  • Advanced Computer Communications

Year 3 Teaching Period 1

  • Project Design and Management
  • Software Engineering Project 1
  • Fundamental Concepts of Cyber Security
  • Software Components

Year 3 Teaching Period 2

  • Human Computer Interface
  • Software Engineering Project 2
  • Network Systems Design
  • 1 Elective Unit

Entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics is essential and calculus is desirable

Indicative cut-off scores

  • GCE A-Levels: 5 points (best of 3 subjects)
  • IB: 24 points
  • India/Pakistan: 65%

English language requirements

IELTS overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or equivalent


AED 167,670 or USD 45,937