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Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Systems (BSMS)

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This degree is designed to provide the students with knowledge and learning in the various areas of Multimedia. It is aimed to provide students with critical competences and cutting- edge skills of core multimedia, computer interaction, web programming, web design, 3D Design and animation, video processing, audio processing, graphic design, game development & digital marketing. It is also targeted to enable students to critically analyze, identify, and solve real-world multimedia problems; to design, implement, and evaluate a complete multimedia system to meet desired needs. Moreover, the students acquire skills to manage multimedia effectively and integrate the multimedia systems into the user environment. It is also targeted that the students acquire an ability of a keen appreciation to demonstrate, professionalism and ethical behavior, including responsible teamwork, creativity and communication skills with professional attitudes, and be prepared for the complexity of the actual work environment and life-long learning.

Core Competence

All College programmes received full confidence in a review conducted by the Quality Assurance Authority. All College programmes are validated by NQF and listed. The college teaching philosophy is to apply problem solving based learning and reality-based approach to education to enable the students to have critical knowledge and understanding of core information technologies, such as, human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems, and to be able to critically analyze, model, design, solve IT and real world problems. Our programmes are designed in tune with the local needs of the industry and business and in accordance with international standards (IEEE and ACM).

Program Facts

  • The program runs over 4 years period
  • The program is taught in English Language
  • The program is consists of 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses
  • The program achieved full confidence in 2013 by Bahrain Quality Assurance Authority (BQA)
  • The program has been placed on Bahrain’s National Qualification Framework (NQF)

Educational Objectives

  • To provide a high quality undergraduate educational program in Multimedia
    Systems needed for their career opportunities or postgraduate education.
  • To enable students to critically analyze, identify and solve real-world problems.
  • To design, implement, and evaluate a multimedia system, or component, to
    meet desired needs.
  • To instil in students a keen appreciation of and to demonstrate professionalism
    and ethical behaviour. This includes responsible teamwork, creativity and
    communication skills with professional attitudes and to prepare them for the
    complex actual work environment and for life-long learning.

Employability

Communication:

Express and communicate ideas effectively, in written and oral form.

Teamwork and Leadership:

Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may design, plan, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a multimedia project.

Organisational and Developmental Skills:

Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may design, plan, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a multimedia project.

Ethical and Social Responsibility:

Recognise, accept, and follow ethical and social responsibility and develop positive alertness and responsiveness to the needs of society by identifying, employing and utilising effectively the multimedia solutions and technologies.

General View of Course Intended Learning Outcomes

A- Knowledge and Understanding

  • A1: Concepts and Theories: Demonstrate solid knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, and techniques in Multimedia.
  • A2: Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research: Demonstrate an informed and critical awareness of the modern and, up-to-date practices, trends, problems, methods, technological advancements, and the contemporary diverse horizons within the Multimedia field.
  • A3: Professional Responsibility: Demonstrate adherence to the professional and legal responsibility, and develop continuing awareness of the best practices and cutting-edge solutions involved in the development and application of Multimedia technology.

B- Subject-specific skills

  • B1: Problem Solving: Identify, formulate, and analyze specific real life problems; and plan, design, and implement computable strategies for their solutions.
  • B2: Modeling and Design: Model and design a multimedia system, website, to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • B3: Application of Methods and Tools: Employ appropriate cutting-edge, techniques, tools and technologies used in Multimedia practices to solve considerably important and current problems.

C- Critical-Thinking Skills

  • C1: Analytic: Analyze and evaluate the complexity of significantly important and challenging real world problems, identify the appropriate multimedia resources needed to solve them efficiently.
  • C2: Synthetic: Design, plan, implement and manage a computerized system/process within certain constraints in a team or individually to meet certain desirable outcomes.
  • C3: Creative: Create new or improve existing ideas, projects, techniques, and methods in multimedia and identify ways in which these can be applied to solve existing and new problems.

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

  • D1: Communication: Express and communicate ideas effectively, in written and oral form
  • D2: Teamwork and Leadership: Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may design, plan, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a multimedia project.
  • D3: Organizational and Developmental Skills: Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may design, plan, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a multimedia project.
  • D4: Ethical and Social Responsibility: Recognize, accept, and follow ethical and social responsibility and develop positive alertness and responsiveness to the needs ofsociety by identifying, employing and utilizing effectively the multimedia solutions and technologies.

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: 65%
  • Conditional Acceptance; Passing an interview: 50%
  • Tracks Accepted: Science, Technical, Commercial, 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%