Dubai, UAE: The British University in Dubai (BUiD) signed an agreement with Duco Digital Ltd. to provide AI and machine learning programmes with professional certifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of IT (BCS). Duco Digital is the leading online UK BCS-accredited provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning courses. Through this agreement, students can join any of these programmes and qualify with the BCS Essentials Certificate in AI, BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, and BCS Foundation Award in Understanding Ethical Principles in the IT Profession.

Darren Winter, Director of Duco Digital and BCS accredited trainer, said: “We are truly excited to be working with The British University of Dubai. Currently there is a global shortage of trained and experienced staff that is restricting growth in the AI market, which is estimated to be worth $15.7 trillion by 2030. The British University in Dubai is offering students a fantastic opportunity to enhance their career.”

Learners enrolled with BUiD to study the BCS Essentials or BCS Foundation courses in AI & Machine Learning online will learn about the opportunities, benefits and ethical challenges as well as receiving an introduction to modelling and algorithms, and best practices.

After successfully finishing the programme, students will receive a globally recognised professional certification in AI to help develop their career opportunities. They will also receive one year of BCS Associate membership with access to professional networks and career support.

Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer, said “We are very happy with this collaboration – we were the first university in the UAE to offer a Bachelor’s programme in Artificial intelligence and with this agreement we are expanding the knowledge and experience offered to our students and the wider community.”

BUiD is committed to support the UAE’s knowledge-based economy by offering programmes and training in a wide range of important disciplines and this agreement aligns with its efforts in providing cutting-edge training in the latest areas of knowledge.


The British University in Dubai 

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

BUiD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and our qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC. 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’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance 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, and business.

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.

We provide an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

Duco Digital 

Duco Digital is the leading online UK BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) accredited provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) courses.

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