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Engineering - Computer Science (Research-based – Research Intensive)

Qatar University

36 months
452 EUR/credit 9040 EUR/year
452 EUR/credit 9040 EUR/year
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Engineering - Computer Science (Research-based – Research Intensive) from Qatar University is highly research-intensive.


Engineering - Computer Science (Research-based – Research Intensive) from Qatar University aims to provide students with intensive advanced training in research that leads to the highest level of scholarly achievement and enable them to conduct research independently to address new challenges as innovators.

Students at Engineering - Computer Science (Research-based – Research Intensive) from Qatar University will:

  • enhance competencies in contributing to the existing body of knowledge, innovation, and creation of new knowledge and techniques. 
  • equip themselves with strong theoretical and methodological foundations and to develop their ability to conduct research independently.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Computing 
  • Network Security 
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing 
  • Information Security 
  • Big Data Analytics 
  • Algorithm Design and modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Special Topics in Computer Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Arabic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a Master’s degree in a related field - GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for Masters degree work from a university or college accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
  • Achieved a minimum score of 68 in TOEFL iBT or equivalent test taken within 2 years of the start of the intended semester of admission.
  • An acceptable score on GRE
  • GMAT
  • Interview 
  • Application
  • Official Graduation Statement
  • Transcripts
  • 2 confidential recommendation letters from professors or employers
  • Curriculum Vitae with personal statement
  • Health Certificate issued inside Qatar
  • Proposed thesis topic or general area of research
  • Photocopy of the applicant's Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport; international students please refer to International Students Website)
  • Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
  • Application Fees

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9040 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 452 EUR per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    9040 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 452 EUR per credit during 36 months.

QR 2,000 per credit hour

Living costs for Doha

4700 - 8800 QAR /month
Living costs

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


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