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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering (BSCCE)

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The Computer and Communication Engineering programme focuses on computer and communication engineering concepts and applications. The programme provides exposure to diverse cutting-edge technologies spanning computer architecture, microprocessors, embedded systems, digital signal processing, and modern digital and analogue communication systems.

The Computer and Communication Engineering undergraduate programme is under the Computer Engineering Department which has a highly qualified and diverse team of academic staff that provide students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of computer and communication systems. The Computer Engineering Department has computer engineering labs equipped with the latest tools and technology to build creativity and inspire innovation.

The Computer and Communication Engineering undergraduate programme is lined with the ABET accreditation to provide assurance that our programme meets the quality standards of the profession and give the BSCCE graduates an international accreditation for the national, GCC and international job market.

Programme Aims

The aim of the programme is to enable graduates to:

  • To equip learners with in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to exhibit sustainable competence in the fields of computer and communication engineering in accordance with national and international standards.
  • To enable learners to identify and solve multifaceted problems in their area of specialization with a view to designing, analyzing, implementing and managing efficient solutions germane to current Engineering technologies.
  • To empower learners to successfully pursue careers as computer and communication engineers motivated to engage in research and life-long learning in ways that serve the societal needs.
  • To instill in learners, who contribute productively to society through responsible professional engineering practice, norms of ethical behavior.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the department of  computer engineering have the opportunity to work as Computer engineer’s, Telecommunication Engineer’s, Communication Networks Engineer’s and other career prospects in such growth areas as Telecommunications and Internet technology, Automotive and Traffic Technology, etc. Besides this, they have the opportunity to be instructors in universities after continuing their higher studies.

Programme Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

A1. Concepts and Theories
Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and required theories of mathematics, science, and engineering essential for a specialization in computer and communication engineering.

A2. Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research
Impart knowledge of established research methods in the field of computer and communication engineering to enable students to grapple with contemporary issues in the field.

A3. Professional Responsibility
Gain appreciation and insight into technical aspects in engaging in engineering practice as a computer and communication engineer.

B. Subject-Specific Skills

B1. Problem solving
Demonstrate creativity in solving quantitatively engineering problems germane to computer and communication engineering.

B2. Modelling and Designing
Conduct engineering experiments in computer and communication system to meet desired needs within realistic engineering constraints using various concept.

B3. Application of Methods and Tools
Use specialized level of modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and experiments in computer and communication engineering.

C. Critical Thinking Skills

C1. Analytic
Use range of approaches to analyze specific computer communication engineering solutions with a view to practical implementation in computer and communication engineering.

C2. Synthetic
Integrate information and concepts within the common understanding of computer and communication engineering to generate cogent conclusions with respect to theoretical and practical issues encountered in computer and communication engineering.

C3. Creative
Demonstrate insight and innovative techniques in solving specific computer communication engineering problems in complex quantitative solutions.

D. General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)

D1. Communication
Operate at specialized level of skills to communicate ideas to make formal presentations on special topics in the field of computer and communication engineering.

D2. Teamwork and Leadership
Operate with significant responsibility as a member of a team on specialized topics, often involving experimentation in computer and communication engineering.

D3. Organizational and Developmental skills
Demonstrate ability to engage in scientific life-long learning to hone professional and organizational skills.

D4. Ethics and social responsibility
Gain insight into ethical dimensions of engineering and the role of the engineer as a positive agent of societal improvement in socioeconomic contexts at the local, regional and international level.

Study Plan

First Year

Year one consists of the University and College required courses and includes the following courses: Arabic, Academic English I, Introduction to Computers & IT, Calculus I, General Physics I, Academic English II, Modern History of Bahrain, Introduction to Computer Programmeming, Calculus II, General Physics II, Introduction to Statistics, Principles of Human Rights.

Second Year

Year two consists of the remaining college requirement courses and includes the following courses: Electric Circuits, Digital Logic, MATLAB & Simulink, Object-Oriented Programmeming I, Academic English III, Data Networks, Data Structures and Algorithms, Signals & Systems, Object-Oriented Programmeming II, Calculus III, Academic English IV.

Third Year

Year three includes the following courses: Computer Architecture and Organization, Communication Systems I, Ethics and Professional Practice in IT & Engineering, Windows Server Network Infrastructure, Microprocessors, Principles of Control Systems.

Fourth Year

Year four focuses on the remaining major courses and consists of the following courses: Multimedia Communications Overview, Computer Security, Research Methods in IT and Engineering, Operating Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Network Design and Security, Wireless Communications, Distributed Systems, Work-place Internship, Final Project.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission at the undergraduate level, an applicant should normally hold a recently issued recognized secondary school certificate or its equivalent. The requirements for admission stated by the University are in all cases the minimum demanded for admission, and their fulfilment by a candidate does not automatically ensure his /her selection. Prior to enrolling at Ahlia University, citizens of non-GCC States should secure residence permits in the Kingdom of Bahrain; otherwise, their admission will be conditional and subject to being rescinded at the discretion of the University

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of an academic programme taught and assessed almost exclusively in the English language. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • Submission of an internationally recognized certificate of English language proficiency, e.g. Cambridge ESOL SCE or City & Guild’s Pitman Intermediate Level.
  • Attainment of an acceptable score on an internationally recognized examination of English language proficiency, typically either IELTS or TOFEL.
  • Passing the University English language placement test.

Recognized Secondary Certificates

  • Bahraini secondary School certificate (Tawjihia).
  • Secondary school certificates awarded by private secondary school in the Kingdom of Bahrain provided such certificates are endorsed by the Bahraini Ministry of Education.
  • Arab secondary school certificates awarded by Arab Ministries of Education. Where applicable, the streams of these certificates are given the same consideration as the Bahraini Tawjihia.
  • Any other certificates recognized by the Bahraini Ministry of Education as equivalent to a Tawjihia certificate.

Programme Specific Requirements

The applicants who meet the following programme specific admission requirements will be admitted to the programme:

Academic Score in the Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihia) or its Equivalent

  • Unconditional Acceptance: Applicant academic score (Tawjihi) is equal to or more than 70% (or an equivalent CGPA)
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: Candidates who do not meet the above criteria in terms of academic score and specialization may be conditionally accepted subject to passing an interview and evaluation at the college level.
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Industrial, General
  • Transfer Students: Applicants transferring from other undergraduate programmes are subjected to the external transfer policy and procedure and may receive exemption from equivalent courses completed in their former programme.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Item Fee
Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee ( if applicable ) BD 40
Orientation Courses ( if applicable ) BD 1,200
100 Level Courses – 12 courses ( BD 300 Per Course ) BD 3,600
200 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 330 Per Course ) BD 3,630
300 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 360 Per Course ) BD 3,960
400 Level Courses – 11 courses ( BD 390 Per Course ) BD 4,290

Available Scholarships

Item Discount
Orphans and people with special needs 50%
High school average of 95% or above 50%
High school average of 90% or above 25%
High school average of 80% or above 20%