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BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)


BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

Why study a BSc in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence at The British University in Dubai?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the attempt to build artificial systems that have intelligent behaviour. There are two main directions of research that are followed in the BSc in Computer Science programme. One is to enable students to comprehend natural intelligence through the utilisation of computer models. The other enables students to develop methods and innovation to build systems capable of intelligent decisions and actions. In this way, the AI that students learn is both a science and an engineering discipline. Applications of AI range from “smart” controllers for household devices to computers that can converse in natural languages such as English, play computer games, conduct intelligent web searches, or act as the brain of a robot. The recent major trend is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 for establishing a “smart factory”. It is an integration of Computer Science and smart solutions, for the automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive computing. At BUiD we support students to get such experiences by giving them the opportunities to participate in study trips and internships, both in the UAE and internationally.

 

Programme description

Students will be able to apply core knowledge of computer fundamentals to solve a range of practical computer and AI problems and be aware of the social, professional, ethical and legal issues involved in the use of computing systems. Student will get familiar with state-of-the-art, emerging computing techniques and technologies, and learn advanced AI techniques and their applications.

Students will be able to demonstrate effective work habits, leadership, and social responsibility roles in context, apply new techniques and technologies as they emerge, analyse problems and create an appropriate algorithmic solution, and develop communication skills, initiative, professionalism and the ability to work independently as well as with others.

 

Career prospects

If you are considering studying a Bachelors in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence, you probably already know that this can lead to a very wide range of careers and jobs. According to data from job search sites, we will keep on observing employment development in anything AI-related for the following five to ten years, which is something that will mitigate the often-publicised inevitable job losses due to AI-led automation. The following are the top six most in-demand software engineering jobs: software developer, data scientist, research scientist, R&D engineer, business intelligence developer, and computer vision engineer.

The job opportunities do not end with the categories listed above. You can find other types of jobs related to Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence that suit your needs. The best part is that this field is continually developing, so new job titles and new tasks will come up all the time.

 

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Curriculum

Qualification

Minimum Score Required

UAE Curriculum & ADEC

General Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes)

 70%

Advanced Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes) 60%

UAE Curriculum and ADEC

General Track ( Architecture and Engineering Programmes)

90%

Candidates from the General track must also have a score of 90% or above in Math and Science. Also they  must pass a preparatory Module in physics.

Advanced Track ( Architecture and Engineering  Programmes)

For ADEC Track advanced Mathematics (Level III) and advanced Physics (Level III) are required

70%

GCC Curriculum

General Secondary School Certificate

60%

Indian Curriculum

Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE or CBSE

60%

British

At least 7 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects
A combination of GCSE (O level) and AS/A levels is acceptable provided that the subjects cover at least four of the following fields:

Math

Science

Languages

Humanities and Social Sciences

Arts and Design

Students must complete a minimum 12 years of schooling and a School Leaving Certificate must be provided.

The minimum grade for each level is:
C for the O level
E for the A / AS levels

American Curriculum

American High School Diploma providing grade 10, 11 and 12 Mark Sheets

Overall average of Grade "c” or minimum 60% ( 2.3 out of scale of 4)

IB

International Baccalaureate Diploma

 (24 Points)

 

 

Preparatory Modules (Non-Credit Bearing)

General Mathematics (to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement.

English I (to be offered to students entering the programme with TOEFL between 500 and 530)

Placement Tests

English: students with a score less than the minimum required must take English Language Modules and will be placed at the appropriate level.

Math:  student must provide the Math score required for their respective education track or pass a Math placement test.

Students who have not satisfied the Math requirements or passed the Math Placement test may be granted a conditional admission but they cannot register in any Math or any other modules that have Math as a perquisite until they satisfy the Math requirements. 

 

Probational Entry Requirement:

  • Candidates having school average of less than 70% but 60% or more may be considered for admission subject to following conditions:
  • The student has achieved 70% in at least one of the three most relevant subjects, as specified for each programme separately; and
  • An interview/ assessment/ other records of achievement submitted as part of the student application.
  • Similar student cases from other National Systems will be considered on case-to-case basis.
  • The non-English native speaking candidates must obtain an English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or an equivalent using a standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Candidates having 11 years of Education in British System (O levels/GCSE) may be considered for admission subject to an interview/ assessment as part of the student application.
  • Students who have completed 13 years of education may be considered exempt from equivalent first year modules in-line with the University policy on Advanced Standing as detailed later in this document.

English Language Requirement:

  • English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or the UAE Ministry of Education EmSAT score of 1100.

 

  • Humanities and Arts Modules

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

This module is an introduction to the fields of politics and government on an international level.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population. 

 

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism

This module is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of diversity and multiculturalism studies.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population. 

 

Islamic Module

  • Islamic Values

The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge and discourse on fundamental Islamic values. Student will gain solid knowledge and understanding of the basic fundamentals of Islam, its values, and how values are connected to human development. The module also allows students to discuss research and report findings on issues related to Islamic societies as they highlight some of the practices of Islamic values shared by individuals and in a special connection to the UAE context.

 

Social or behavioral Sciences

  • Introduction to Sociology

This module is an introduction to the field of sociology, including basic concepts, theories and models of social structures, institutions, forces, change, and social behaviour as well as major sociological traditions of inquiry.  Important topics include socialisation, social stratification, social constructions of knowledge, issues of ethnic, race, and gender relations, the sociology of work, and the sociology of politics.  The module will also relate the general field of sociology to topics relevant to the UAE and region, focussing on social change, diversity, and cultural constructions of society.

 

  • Principles of Management

This module introduces students to the nature and the structure of business firms and the principles of organization. The course defines, explains and discusses the management functions, namely, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Leadership, ethics, motivation, culture and organization structure will also be explored.

 

Credit Transfer

  • BUiD does not normally award credit for experiential learning.
  • BUiD does consider credit transfer arrangements towards their undergraduate programmes from other higher education institutions subject to the following conditions.
  • The applicant meets BUiD’s formal entry requirements.
  • The relevant Faculty is able to determine that the coursework was taken at undergraduate level and is at least equivalent to the credit rating available for one module of the programme for which the credit transfer is being considered.
  • The student attained a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for the credit of a module to be transferred.
  • The institution at which the programme was taken is recognised by the MOHESR or licensed or officially recognised by the Department/Ministry of Education in the home country (and so attestable by MOHESR)
  • The Faculty only allows exemptions from modules with content equivalent to that qualification providing the transferable points.
  • Credit points can only be transferred where the work done for the previous qualification would allow the student to successfully perform the assessment exercise for the exempted module.
  • The decision as to whether a previously taken qualification or credit accumulation serves to exempt a student from a current module rests with the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Credits which have already formed part of an award are not acceptable for transfer.
  • Credit transfer will not be awarded for study completed as part of a credit-bearing programme of continuing education. 
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