Dubai, UAE: After launching the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, BUiD is launching the BSc in computer Science - Cybersecurity. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and skills to secure our dynamic digital world against the ever-growing threats posed by emerging cyber-attacks. Through the programme students will develop the capacity to utilise state-of-the-art AI technologies to enhance Cybersecurity as well as apply best practices of software engineering to secure digital systems.

Professor Bassam Abu Hijleh, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, said,” Our programme has been designed so our students are able to apply core knowledge of computer fundamentals to solve a range of practical computer and Cybersecurity problems and be aware of the social, professional, ethical, and legal issues involved in the use of computing systems”.

The programme will enable students to demonstrate effective work habits, leadership, and social responsibility in context, apply new techniques and technologies as they emerge, analyse a problem, and create an appropriate secure algorithmic solution, and develop communication skills, initiative, professionalism, and the ability to work independently as well as with others.

Studying the BSc in computer science with Cybersecurity Concentration at BUiD will open a wide range of careers and jobs as the market requires information security consultants, engineers, managers, IT security auditors, cyber forensics experts, incident responders and threat analysts among many other jobs.

As a research-based University, BUiD is committed to offering the latest and most current areas of study and specialisations. In support of The UAE’s knowledge-based economy, BUiD offers programmes at the doctoral, Masters and Bachelors levels in areas of education, business, engineering, project management, finance, law, computer sciences, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.


About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established as a not-for-profit entity by law number 5 in 2003 by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.

The University grew out of collaborations between British and Dubai academic, government and commercial organisations to make a unique contribution to the UAE and the wider region. The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai Development and Investment Authority (now Dubai Holding), Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates and Emirates NBD.

The University is governed by a Council formed every three years by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

The academic support that BUiD enjoys from its alliance with Russell Group universities in the UK has contributed to its success. These universities include the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Manchester - all in the world’s top 100.

BUiD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and our qualifications are also recognised internationally by UK ENIC. BUiD has achieved global quality accreditation through the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our internal quality assurance includes processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK university partners.

BUiD offers full- and part-time research-based Doctorate and PhD programmes, Masters and MBA programmes, and Postgraduate Diplomas, in the fields of education, business, law, engineering, finance, construction, and IT.

BUiD also offers undergraduate programmes in the fields of computer science, AI, engineering, finance, business, and law.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.