Master of Science in Computing and Information Science

Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Course summary
2 years
Full time
Abu Dhabi
Course Dates
Abu Dhabi
Fall Term: September Spring Term: January

Course description

Master of Science in Computing and Information Science

The MSc in Computing and Information Science aims to prepare you for a successful career in industry or academia in one of the most active and exciting fields of our times. Our internationally excellent team of research-active faculty delivers advanced education on the main paradigms of Computer Science, which enables students to deepen their knowledge in this constantly developing field and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. The exposure to cutting edge technologies will not only equip you with a highly versatile degree but also lead you to excellent employment opportunities.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent from a reputable accredited institution
  2. A minimum level of English proficiency in the form of: iBT TOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or equivalent, or overall academic IELTS score of 6.5, or 1550 EmSAT English score
  3. A minimum quantitative score of 150 in the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  4. A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via online form)
  5. Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  6. Admission interview.

Program Content

The MSc in Computer Science consists of 36 credit hours, split in equal parts into core courses, elective courses and a Master thesis. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures and projects. The suite of courses provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in Computer Science. During the research component of the program, you will have the opportunity to work with experts in the field using state-of-the-art facilities and techniques.

Local students have the option to complete the program as part-time, stretched over 4 years.


The program costs are waived for both local and international students.

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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines three of the United Arab Emirates’ leading universities - the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and The Petroleum Institute (PI) -...

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