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

College of Engineering

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:

  • Demonstrate a critical and detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and required theories of mathematics, science, and engineering essential for a specialization in computer and communication engineering.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve quantitatively engineering problems germane to computer and communication engineering.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve quantitatively engineering problems germane to computer and communication engineering.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve quantitatively engineering problems germane to computer and communication engineering.
  • Apply innovative techniques in solving specific computer/communication engineering problems and demonstrate creativity to implement complex quantitative solutions.
  • Work effectively as a member/leader of a project team on specialized topics, often involving experimentation, in computer and communication engineering, taking on significant responsibility for the work of others.


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.

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: 70%
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: 60%
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Technical, General

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

Tuition Discounts

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%