Computing Security

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: October 15, April 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: AED 200
Intakes: Fall, Spring
International tuition: AED 61,950
Domestic tuition: AED 61,950

Program overview

Considered a leading program in computing and network security and forensics by industry experts including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency, the degree offers you a high level of specialization beyond what is provided by more general majors in Information Systems or Information Technology. You’ll begin by getting to grips with a wide breadth of computing disciplines including programming, scripting, databases, computing security, cryptography, security policy, networks, systems and network administration. You’ll then have the chance to focus on a particular area of security such as forensics, mobile device forensics or network/computing system security. By the time you graduate you will be an expert in the identification of computer security vulnerabilities, the detection of computer security exploits, and the prevention or mitigation of the resulting attack, making you highly employable. Your job responsibilities may include security assessment, cybersecurity, network security, computer and network forensics, cryptography, penetration testing, information security risk management, and cyber policy & law.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



The University likes to encourage students to apply early to be considered for admission and get guaranteed a seat in the program. We recommend you do not wait until your final marks are out to apply but to begin your application process early. Please find below three admissions deadlines to make sure you don't miss the deadline: To apply, submit the following to RIT Dubai: Application for admission available online at the following link High school transcript (records) including course grades of last three years (predicted marks of your final year are acceptable for a conditional decision until you submit your final marks) Exam scores, if required (may include SAT or ACT, O-Levels, A-Levels, or other relevant exam results) English language exams (TOEFL iBT 79 Score, TOEFL Paper Based 550, or IELTS 6.5), if you do not meet these requirements, you can be considered for our English Language Center Passport copy and Emirates ID (if in the UAE) Application Essay: The personal essay is one of the most important parts of this application. Your essay will show us how you think and how you write and it will help our admission committee get to know you better as a person and as a student. Please write an essay (500 words) in English on only one of the topics listed below: Choose one: 1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. 2. Describe a character in fiction, an historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence. 3. A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the university community. For all students: If applying as a native English speaker or non-native English speaker, regardless of your curriculum, or country in which you are from, as RIT Dubai is now accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, it is a requirement for all students to complete: TOEFL or IELTS exam SAT is optional but recommended for scholarship qualification.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of RIT Dubai's Bachelor of Science in Computing Security, you'll be expertly prepared to provide the support demanded by enterprises of all sizes as well as local, national and international security agencies. Possible career options include systems security analysis and design, enterprise system security architecture and IT systems forensics consultant.

Campus location

Dubai , United Arab Emirates