About The Programme

Computers are everywhere. Not just the obvious home and office computers, but in every aspect of modern life: smart phones, smart microwaves, games consoles, automatic cash dispensers and air traffic control systems. Our computing science course teaches you how to design, build and analyse such systems – in both theory and practice. The programme in Computing Science provides a firm foundation in the design and development of software and information systems with particular emphasis on networking, data communications, databases, computer systems, software engineering, multimedia and HCI which is more suited for global and local need of the market. This programme is accredited and recognized by BCS (British Computer Society).

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to produce graduates who will:

  • be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding, knowledge and experience of the theory, practice and applications of computing science,
  • be equipped to apply appropriate scientific and engineering practices in the development and construction of computer-based systems for the solution of practical problems,
  • be adaptable, have good communication skills and have a firm understanding of computing in order to meet thechanging demands of the real world and a modern technological society,
  • appreciate the need for continuing professional development in recognition of the need for lifelong learning,
  • have an understanding of the professional standards and responsibilities demanded of the computer professional by industry, commerce and society.

Programme length and credit

Year Year Two Year Four
Minimum required credit points 240 480
Accredited award as per the Oman national framework Diploma in Higher Education  (Computing Science)  Bachelor with Honours (Computing Science) 

 College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

Admission requirements

Year 1 Entry: First Year Admission

  1. Academic Requirement

General Diploma Certificate (equivalent to 12 years of Schooling with minimum 60% of marks)

  1. English Language Requirement

Entry requirement for the Bachelor with Honours Programme is a score of minimum of band 6 on an IELTS equivalent score with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Year 3 Entry: Third Year Direct Admission

Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Higher National Diploma (HND in a related subject only) with minimum B’s in all the Graded Units. A Graded Unit which has been upgraded to a B will be acceptable.

Awarding Body:

After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the University of Stirling.


Programme structure