Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 123hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The B.Sc. Program in Cybersecurity aims to produce competent cybersecurity professionals who can deploy efficient technologies and implement security solutions according to market and society needs, particularly in the UAE and Gulf region. The program enables graduates to address security issues from a stakeholder requirements and protection needs perspective and to use established engineering processes to ensure that such requirements and needs are addressed with appropriate fidelity and rigor. This program is designed to serve UAE’s national Cybersecurity and privacy and to meet the growing demands for Emirati Information Technology professionals and skilled manpower from various commercial, private/public, and governmental sectors in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the other Emirates as well.



Aspire to sustain and satisfy the information dynamics and security needs of the local and regional environment.



Educate and equip the students to appropriately manage information risk. This effort is advanced through policies, information and cybersecurity knowledge, and supporting tools and guidance that empower students to manage risk and prevent the unintentional, unlawful, or unauthorized disclosure, alteration, or destruction of IT resources.



As defined by ABET, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the proposed “B.Sc. in The cybersecurity” Program describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation:

  • Demonstrate incremental professional competencies in Cybersecurity and related fields.
  • Plan and perform various tasks and projects that comprise a long time spans, alone and as a participant in a the team in compliance with applicable legal and ethical requirements and regulations.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the impact of Cybersecurity technology in a global and societal context.


Learning Outcomes

The Students Outcomes (SOs) of the “Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity” Program describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  2. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.


Job Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cybersecurity Project Manager
  • Cybersecurity Researcher
  • Cybersecurity Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Software Developer
  • Cybersecurity Cryptographer
  • Cybersecurity Cryptanalyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary school Certificate (Science/advanced) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60%.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
1100 500 5

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a degree of “Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity”, a student must successfully complete 123 credit hours, including 12 weeks’ internship, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2 out of 4.

Study Plan


Guidance Plan

Course Description

Facts and Figures

Students Enrollment


First Semester
2021 - 2022


2020 - 2021


2019 - 2020


Contact us

Director of Cybersecurity Program

College of Engineering
Al Ain University 

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

E-mail(Al Ain):
E-mail(Abu Dhabi):