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Computing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #276 (QS) Doha, Qatar
This exciting program in Computing is one of its kind in Qatar. It is the first graduate program in Qatar addressing the broad and vibrant field of computing sciences and engineering, and the first graduate program in the College of Engineering at Qatar University.
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Qatar economy and growth are on an extremely positive note across all sectors of development. Qatar’s dynamic and vibrant economy demands higher level skills in computing technologies to successfully meet the impeding challenges. In such an environment, Qatar needs talented people equipped with higher education to actively and more effectively participate in computing sectors. 

Learning outcomes

This Computing program at Qatar University aims at preparing highly skilled well-qualified computing professionals who can meet the demand of corporate Qatar and contribute to the national growth and development. The program will motivate and support lifelong learning for professionals who are already working and contributing to society. This program will equip graduates with state of the art expertise in computing and will develop their analytical, management and research skills.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Qatar University has designed the curriculum by focusing on the high-level knowledge and skills expected from a graduate program in computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Advanced Architecture and Design of Computer Systems 
  • Seminar in Computing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Distributed Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Systems Development
  • Special Topics in Information Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete Online Admissions Application
  • Final and official university transcripts
  • Official TOEFL or equivalent score report
  • Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors or employers
  • Health Certificate
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card
  • (Non-Qatari applicants must provide a copy of their passport)
  • Two recent identical passport-size photographs with white background
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    495 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    495 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National and International Students: QR 2000

Living costs for Doha

  • 4700 - 8800 QAR/month
    Living Costs

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