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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Artificial Intelligence Concentration (ABET Accredited)

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 137 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


Computer engineering is a driving force behind innovation and technologies that are changing the world, pushing computing power and capabilities to the edge. Bridging hardware, software, networking, and lately artificial intelligence, computer engineering graduates fill an ever-growing demand across many industries, ranging from IT infrastructure to healthcare, and green energy to aeronautics.

Design, development, testing, and manufacturing of smart systems are the foundation of this program, which will enable you to work in all areas served by technology. From working on tiny computerized systems found in thermostats or the latest smartphone apps, to significantly larger ones found in industrial robots, cars, or data centers, the emphasis is on innovation and hands-on experience to help transform cities to smart cities across almost all sectors.

A rich selection of elective courses including security, mobile application development, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of things, and cloud computing means you can customize your learning to exactly what you see as your future role in this fast-paced industry.

Developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), and the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), this program ensures that you will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions using state-of-the-art technologies.

We pride ourselves on the agility of our program, responding quickly to the ever-changing market needs. As technology advances and evolves, so do our curriculum and students.

Graduating from ADU helped me acquire the knowledge and skills in demand for a future powered by Artificial Intelligence.  I was able to realize my dream of becoming an AI Engineer thanks to receiving a high-quality education in state-of-the-art facilities.

Tasnim Basmaji graduated from Abu Dhabi University in 2018 with a BSc in Computer Engineering

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Computer Engineers with a background in Artificial Intelligence are highly employable and can find work in many industries including Big Data, automation, Robotics, IoT, Cyber Security, manufacturing, transport, aerospace, healthcare, education, government, and utilities. The UAE Future Foresight Foundation states that AI is one of the highest job growth areas.

Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including the UAE Armed Forces, Etisalat, the Ministry of Education, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, and many AI based research centers.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

With no Concentration
General Education
21 credit hours
35 credit hours
66 credit hours
Artificial Intelligence Concentration Courses
15credit hours