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Higher Degree Programme in Engineering

M.E. Software Systems

ABOUT BITS, PILANI-DUBAI and so on or have taken up successful entrepre-

BITS, Pilani – Dubai (BPD) is a branch campus of the neurial ventures.
internationally reputed BITS, Pilani – India. It was set up  Accreditation: BITS, Pilani along with BITS, Pilani -
in September 2000 in Dubai in association with the ETA Dubai and Goa campus has been awarded the
ASCON Star Group, in response to the growing needs for coveted “A” Grade scoring the highest points (3.71
quality engineering education among the residents of the on a scale of 4.00) among all private accredited
Middle East. universities in India by the National Assessment and
BITS, Pilani-Dubai attracts a large number of brilliant Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous
students from UAE, KSA, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, body set up by UGC, Govt. of India.
India, Tunisia, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Thailand, Indo- Thus, in the last 10 years, BPD not only made great prog-
nesia, China and Canada. Some highlights in the growth ress achieving a phenomenal growth in both quantity and
of BPD since its inception in 2000 are given below: quality of its deliverables but also received innumerable
 Student strength: Currently 1700 students on accolades in co- and extra-curricular activities, viz.,
rolls with about 30% of the total strength being sports, cultural, community service, etc.
girls as against a student strength of 61 when In view of the popularity and excellence achieved over the
commenced in the year 2000. past decade, BPD now aims to enhance the continuing
 Programmes: Currently it offers B.E.(Hons.) education opportunities for the working professionals of
degree programmes in seven engineering disci- the UAE and GCC countries. On the occasion of the
plines up from just two in 2000. All programmes completion of a decade of its educational excellence in
are of 4 years duration with 7½ months practice Engineering & Technology, BITS, Pilani-Dubai has
school (Internship) in industries. commenced offering eight new programmes of great
 Graduated student strength: Six batches totaling relevance to working professionals: i.e., two integrated
962 students (702 boys and 260 girls) graduated till first degree [M.Sc.(Tech.)] and six higher degree
date. programmes [two M.B.A. and four M.E.], on successful
completion of which degrees are awarded from the
 Admissions Abroad: More than 150 graduated prestigious BITS, Pilani-Rajasthan, India.
students secured admission in over 50 universities
of international repute in USA, Canada, India & rest PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION
of the world. M.E. Software Systems programme has been specially
 Employment of BPD graduates: BPD graduates designed to ensure development of systems theory
are employed by more than 200 reputed compa- approaches in software engineering context. It involves a
nies, viz., Microsoft, Seattle, Oracle, Sony Ericsson, focused study of major components of software and their
Wipro, TCS, Petrofac, Etisalat, Honeywell, KPMG, architecture & interactions in a variety of categories of
software systems namely: application software, program- sIn addition, the student needs to carry out a Dissertation
ming software, system software. These software catego- during the final semester. Normally, a student needs to
ries find applications in computer reservation systems, air tudy for 63 credits to become eligible for the award of the
traffic control, military command and control systems, degree.
telecommunication networks, web browsers, content
management systems, database management systems, DURATION
expert systems, word processors, and so on. Normally a student takes about 4 semesters (two years)
to complete M.E. Software Systems degree programme
The M.E. Software Systems programme aims at offering
requirements in terms of number of courses and credits.
courses that provide necessary skill sets required by
This duration gets reduced if the student enrolls in
software systems engineers.
summer term courses too.
The M.E. programme is highly structured and modular in
The programme is mostly aimed at working professionals
approach with classroom lectures, assignments and
and will normally be conducted during evening hours
individual projects, enabling professionals to complete
from Sunday to Thursday to suit their convenience.
the programme in a pace and duration suitable to them.
Candidates will also be required to do a dissertation in the
final semester.
Candidates must have B.E. / B. Tech. / M.Sc. / M.C.A.
from recognized universities.
The curriculum for the M.E. programme in Software Short-listed candidates may be required to appear
Systems will be the same as the one offered at BITS, for written tests and interviews.
Pilani-India. The student acquires a well-rounded
academic qualification having core competency skills in FEE STRUCTURE
Software Systems through an understanding of generic
Application Fee : AED 200
courses such as: Computer Networks, Object Oriented
programmeming and Design, Software Engineering and Admission Fee : AED 1,500
Management, Data Warehousing, Computer Organiza-
tion and Software Systems, Software Architecture, etc. Caution Deposit : AED 2,000

Further, student’s skills will be honed to be an efficient Tuition Fee per semester* : AED 20,000
Software Systems professional, through a couple of elec- (Payable in 2 installments)
tive courses, an indicative list of which is given below: *Fee for the last semester will vary minimally based on the
number of credits.
 Network Security
 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 Database Design & Application Candidates interested in applying for the programme can
collect the application form through any of the following
 Software Development Standards
 Information Theory
 User Interfaces (a) From the Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani-Dubai, Dubai
International Academic City, or
 Knowledge Management
 Advanced Compilation Techniques (b) By E-mail request to, or
 Software Testing Methodologies (c) Download from the website
 Distributed Data Systems
Please refer to the “Instructions to Applicants” attached
 Computer Based Simulation and Modelling with the application form for details on application
 Management Information and Decision submission and admission procedure.




Please contact:
Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani-Dubai, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. Box 345055, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971-4-4200700, 4200811, Fax: +971-4-4200822, Email: