The degree of Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc in CS) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of computer science and associated disciplines.

The MSc in CS gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of computer science and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

Program Educational Objectives
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the MSc in Computer Science, students will be able to:

1. Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in core computing and information technologies.
2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
3. Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components, and programs both in teams and individually to meet desired outcomes.
4. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
5. Recognize the need for, and have an ability to, engaging in continuing professional development.

Career Opportunities

A master’s degree in Computer Science from Khalifa University helps open many career opportunities for future success. The field of computer science is broad, therefore, graduates should have plenty of career opportunities to choose from both locally and internationally. This includes artificial intelligence and data analysis, systems analyst, applications analyst/developer, cyber security analyst, games designer/developer, information systems manager, and software engineer. The wide range of industries that utilize computer scientist include, information and communication technology, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, cyber security, banking/finance, robotics and autonomous systems, and transportation. The MSc in CS program at Khalifa University offers the student an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary education, which will help them fulfill the requirement of these career paths. Graduates also go through rigorous training and research experience to enable them to pursue their studies at PhD level.

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