Course Overview


With the digital era continuing to develop rapidly, the role of computing and its impact on our lives is more important than ever. New and innovative computer technologies are constantly unveiled, with software engineers, systems developers, programmers and analysts playing a vital role in their creation and development.

Our Computer Science course focuses on modern approaches to software systems development, allowing you to explore both the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand programming language concepts, software design methods, secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks.

The course prepares you for various career opportunities, from programming and developer roles to software engineering, with computer technology closely linked with an extensive range of industries such as medicine, education, entertainment, security and architecture.


Key features


  • Our diverse curriculum provides students an equal balance of theory and practice and is embedded with contemporary technologies designed to tackle modern multi-core platforms.
  • Important professional issues include computer ethics, law, and security. Final year study includes big data, machine learning, and AI.
  • Tailor your learning to your career ambitions through optional third-year modules, including Functional Programming, Advanced Web Development, Fuzzy Logic and Inference Systems, and Privacy and Data Protection.
  • The programme leaders are experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content. 
  • DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
CBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards
  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above.
American High School Diploma + SAT

High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS 
Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000

UAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
International Baccalaureate Diploma

24 points

BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM
African WAEC/ NECO/ WASSCE  5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)
FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%
Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan Entry to IYZ only.
English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsA minimum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

  • Block 1: Database Design and Implementation
  • Block 2: Fundamental Concepts of Computer Science
  • Block 3: Computer Programming
  • Block 4: Operating Systems and Networks
  • Block 1: Object Oriented Design and Development
  • Block 2: Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Block 3: Web Application Development
  • Block 4: Agile Development Team Project
  • Block 1: Software Development: Methods and Standards
  • Block 2: Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Block 3 / 4: Development Project
  • Optional modules (choose one):
  • Block 3 / 4: Functional Programming
  • Block 3 / 4: Advanced Web Development
  • Block 3 / 4: Fuzzy Logic and Inference Systems
  • Block 3 / 4: Privacy and Data Protection
See more detailed module descriptions

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Professional Accreditations

At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more. 

Accredited by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Teaching and assessments

On this course, you will benefit from Education 2030 - DMU’s new way of delivering courses. Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once.

The teaching methods delivered on this course include staff directed learning via lectures, tutorials and laboratories, in addition to student-centred resource-based learning (including web-based resources), collaborative and group working, individual learning and student-centred learning via individual research / literature review.

Students will be assessed via a range of methods including time constrained phase tests, portfolios of work, programming and other laboratory exercises, examinations, project work, individual work and group work.

Graduate careers

As a Computer Science graduate , you have a wide range of career options available to you. Whether you choose to work in the industry or pursue further education, your knowledge in computer science will open doors as software engineers, computer engineers, systems engineers, database managers, software developers, and web developers for various multinational companies. You can also continue your academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study in either research or taught areas, which provides opportunities for further specialisation and the enhancement of existing skills.

Meet your programme leader