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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 133 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Al Ain, Abu Dhabi


Cybersecurity Engineering is an emerging field concerned primarily with the protection of computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. It is of fundamental importance to the safety of the UAE, with cybersecurity engineers playing a pivotal role in protecting our privacy, business interests, and infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

As a cybersecurity engineer, you will be able to contribute to the development of a cyber-smart nation with secure and resilient online communication as laid out by the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) and the Dubai Cybersecurity Strategy.

In addition to knowledge and training on cybersecurity, the program will provide you with a thorough grounding in engineering systems, including design, implementation, and testing. You will study courses on cryptography, network security, digital forensics, computer ethics, Internet of Things and mobile devices security, information security, and ethical hacking.

The program is the first undergraduate program in the region that is based on ABET engineering criteria and teaches cybersecurity within an engineering context.

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

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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

In the digital age, almost every industry requires Cybersecurity Engineers. Cybersecurity experts are in high demand in the MENA region to fulfill a variety of roles, including the following:

● Cyber Security Engineer
● IT Security Engineer
● Network Security Engineer
● Security Systems Administrator
● Cyber Security Architect
● Security Architect for a Financial Institute
● Computer Forensic Expert
● Penetration Tester
● IT Security Consultant
● Cryptographer
● Information Security Analyst
● Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist
● Forensic and Incident Response Specialist

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
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
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

General Education
28 credit hours
Degree Requirements
57 credit hours
Major Requirements
39 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
3 credit hours