Undergraduate Programme

Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

The overall aim of the course is to provide a balanced, integrated and practical based education in all aspects of computing and the underlying science behind it for utilisation in organisations where IT and computing could be a vital part of the ecosystem in various forms.

Admissions criteria

Qatari Qualifications

  • Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate (Al-Thanawiyya Al-Amma) 60% or above
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no single element less than 4.0) or recognised equivalent English language proficiency (eg. TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced, PTE etc.)

Students who have completed bridging programmes will also be considered.

IGCSE & AS Level

  • Minimum 5 IGCSE passes (including grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language)
  • Minimum of 2 AS Levels (grade D or above)

Other qualifications

Other equivalent secondary education qualifications will be considered.

Students with A Levels, Qatar Associate Degree, a Foundation qualification or other qualifications that could be equivalent may be accepted for advanced entry into year 2 (level 4) of the 4-year degree.

Additionally, the OUC Admissions department may request the student to undertake an entry assessment to determine eligibility to the programme.

Contact Information

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Building #113, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street,
Zone 36, Al Messila,
(P.O. Box 12253)

+974 4021 0000

Sun – Thurs 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Course modules

Year 1 (Level 3)
Year 2 (Level 4)
Year 3 (Level 5)
Year 4 (Level 6)

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Project Study
  • Foundation Mathematics for Engineering and Technology 1
  • Foundation Mathematics for Engineering and Technology 2
  • Algorithms, Computing and Programming

Core modules

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Data Modelling
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Science workshop
  • Introduction to Internet and Web Development

Core modules

  • Research Skills
  • Professional Issues
  • Database Systems
  • Object Oriented Systems Development
  • Algorithm Design
  • Compiler Design
  • Knowledge-based Systems

Core modules

  • Project
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Graphics and Data Visualisation
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Visualised Computing Architectures

Course Fees


  Registration fee   QAR 1,000 (single payment, non-refundable, non-deductible)
  Tuition fee   QAR 72,000 (per annum)
  Facilities & amenities fee   QAR 5,000 (per annum)


Career opportunities

Thanks to LJMU’s industry-recognised teaching and research excellence in Computer Science, you will graduate with a diverse skill set that covers programming, network management, software development, cyber security, artificial intelligence and data science.

This BSc degree leads to a range of careers in the Information Technology industry, such as: 

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Networks Analyst  

The transferable skills developed on this course are also highly valued in many other fields of employment.


The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.