American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of science in computer science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Designed to meet the growing need for computer science experts, our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is an essential tool for those looking to join this exciting field.

Our 130-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET in the United States.

We have designed our program to provide you with a strong computer science base that will enable you to capitalize on the increasing career opportunities available in the information technology sector, especially in software-related fields.

Our program also aims to expand the limits of your knowledge and enable you to explore innovative approaches to computer-related problems.

Over the years, our approach has proved successful as our graduates have found employment in some of the leading companies in the field and have gone on to pursue graduate studies at some of the best universities in the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of the computer science degree program at AUS is to deliver a modern curriculum that will equip graduates with strong theoretical and practical backgrounds to enable them to excel in the workplace and to be lifelong learners.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the computer science degree are to produce graduates who will:

  • have successful careers in the field of computer science
  • be effective communicators, team members and leaders that add value to employers and businesses regionally and globally
  • stay current in emerging technologies through training, self-learning and/or graduate studies
  • be engaged in the ethical, legal and social issues faced in their workplace and contribute positively to the community

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in computer science should demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • an ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • an ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  • an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  • an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

During the Academic Year 2013-2016, the computer science program reported

  • BS degree enrollment: FTE students

Fall 2013


Fall 2014


Fall 2015


Fall 2016


  • BS degrees conferred

Academic Year 2013 - 2014


Academic Year 2014 - 2015


Academic Year 2015 - 2016


If our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science represents an exciting match for your academic and professional expectations, you can apply now.