Undergraduate Programme

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Computer Science takes students on a journey to understand the broader aspects of technology, including computers, software and systems. They will be able to work with and innovate technological solutions to solve problems, by carrying out sophisticated functional analysis of existing systems as well as future requirements. 

The qualification earned on completion of this programme is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (UK), and all official degree certificates and transcripts are issued directly by LJMU.

Students who successfully complete the programme of study at Oryx Universal College in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University will be invited to participate in the annual graduation ceremony organised by Oryx Universal College in Qatar.

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

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

Core modules

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Data Modelling
  • Computer Science Workshop
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Web Development

Core modules

  • Database Systems
  • Algorithm Design
  • Knowledge-based Systems
  • Automata, Languages and Computation
  • Group Project 

Optional modules

  • Object Oriented Systems Development
  • Secure Software Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Mobile and Web Development

Core modules

  • Project
  • Graphics and Data Visualisation
  • Advanced Topics in AI
  • Contemporary Concepts in Computer Science

Optional modules

  • User Experience Design
  • Network Defence 
  • Applied Data Science

Course Fees

  Registration fee   QAR 1,000 (single payment, non-refundable, non-deductible)
  Tuition fee   QAR 77,000 (per annum)

All fees are payable to Oryx Universal College W.L.L., Qatar; approved as a higher education provider by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar.

Career opportunities

Computer science covers a broad range of topics, ensuring students develop a diverse skill set to pursue jobs across different technology spaces with complex scopes and responsibilities. As technology gets embedded deeper into all aspects of human life and organisational ecosystems, computer scientists will continue to play a leading role in every organisation.

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.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes - Computer Science

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