The first international and highest-ranked Australian university, the University of Wollongong in Dubai launching a three cutting edge degree programmes in Computer Science for September 2020 intake. The new degree progrmmes including, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Security, Big Data, and gaming, will cater to the developing local and global demand for professionals within the rising industry.
As per the data provided by market research companies that the cybersecurity market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 1 per cent until 2026, with market valuation reaching US$400 billion by that year; the rise of cybersecurity products are seen immense development as per the requirements for the protection of personal and sensitive content. Also, careers in big data have seen the fastest growth with the global big data market forecasted to surge from a value of US$138.9 billion in 2020 to US$229.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 10.6 per cent.
According to Professor Mohammed Salem, President of UOWD, “as the demand from the global workforce evolves to keep pace with the changing landscape, it is crucial for students graduating with a technological mindset and competitive advantage.” “Our new STEM programs are industry-specific and equip students with key knowledge and skills to pursue careers in technical fields such as cloud security engineering, data mining, software development and statistics, to name a few. Cyber security, big data and game development are industries that are booming and there is an increased demand for skilled professionals to take up roles in both the public and private sectors.”
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UOWD is all set to close the gap for critical skills in the advanced technology sector. For the bachelor of computer science in the cybersecurity programme, they are preparing students to become cybersecurity experts as network security engineers, forensic analysts, bringing to their roles problem-solving skills, and technical aptitudes for strong attention to details. Bachelor in big data will help students to explore the full potential of data in the digital age and will help them to build their skills in critical competency for several industries. Also, the graduates can choose their careers as business intelligence engineers, data analysts, and machine learning engineers among others.
UAE has full of potential to grow up as the country of a technology hub. Already some major players like Tencent and Ubisoft have established their regional offices as they received a clear sign that the MENA region is an undertaking market for video game creators.
With 27 years of excellence, UOWD is considered as the pioneer in the regional higher education landscape in UAE. The university is all set to welcome their new students in September 2020 at the brand new campus in Dubai Knowledge park with innovative features including innovative technologies, contemporary architecture, both traditional and creative learning experience to meet tomorrow’s demands.