M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Vision

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

24 months
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This scientific field studies how computers can be used to automatically understand and interpret visual imagery. The Computer Vision program at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence aims to mimic the astounding capabilities of human visual cortex using machine vision algorithms. 


Computer vision has important applications in augmented/virtual reality, autonomous cars, service robots, biometrics and forensics, remote sensing and security and surveillance.

Program Competence

Upon completion of the  Computer Vision program at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Exhibit comprehensive and highly specialized knowledge of computer vision in line with the underlying mathematical and computational principles.
  • Perform critical literature survey and develop new ideas by integrating multidisciplinary knowledge.
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills to analyze, design and execute solutions for the existing and new problems in computer vision faced by both industry and academia.
  • Become highly skilled in initiating, managing, and completing multifaceted computer vision projects, and be able to clearly communicate concepts, complex ideas and conclusions both orally and in the form of technical reports.
  • Function independently and in a team to address computer vision problems under complex and unpredictable real-world settings.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer vision discipline at an advanced level suitable to pursue a PhD degree and contribute to cutting-edge computer vision research to produce new knowledge or take responsibility to lead innovative and impactful computer vision projects in industry.
  • Manifest the right learning attitude during coursework and research that clearly shows ownership, personal and technical growth and responsibility.
  • Understand legal, ethical, environmental and socio-cultural ramifications of computer vision technologies, and be able to make informed and fair decisions on complex practical issues.


Master’s thesis research exposes students to an unsolved research problem, where they are required to propose new solutions and contribute towards the body of knowledge. Students pursue an independent research study, under the guidance of a supervisory panel, for a period of 1 year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Communication & Dissemination
  • Human and Computer Vision
  • Geometry for Computer Vision
  • Visual Object Recognition and Detection

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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35 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Students should have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a S.T.E.M field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and other relevant Science and Engineering majors, from a university accredited or recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants must provide their completed degree certificates and transcripts (in English) when submitting their application. Senior-level students can apply initially with a copy of their transcript and expected graduation letter and upon admission must submit official completed degree certificate and transcript. A degree attestation (for degrees from the UAE) or an equivalency certificate (for degrees acquired outside the UAE) should also be furnished within their first semester at the university.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Entry Exam: Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an exam.
  • Admission Interview
  • The IELTS score is an academic requirement

Tuition Fee

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Full scholarship including 100% tuition fees, accommodation , health insurance and other benefits.

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


All admitted students are granted upon acceptance the privilege to complete their study with a full scholarship including 100% tuition, a monthly stipend and many more benefits. However, and in order to maintain their scholarships, stipends and other benefits, students are expected to maintain high academic standing, comply with the university code of conduct and fulfill certain requirements during their study tenure.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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