Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)

B.E. Biotechnology

Biotechnology Engineering is a part of engineering that involves the technology and biological science for development in the field of medical, agriculture, security and bio-research and much more.

B.E. Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is the most versatile of engineering disciplines. No facets of modern civilization can be envisioned without contributions from chemical engineers. Through a judicious mix of mandatory and elective courses, the student at the Dubai campus gains expertise in various areas of chemical engineerings, such as petroleum and petrochemicals, textiles and synthetic fibers, colloids, suspensions, emulsions, etc.

B.E. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is instrumental in the country’s infrastructure as it deals with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment that improves mobility and convenience for the society. The graduates will have an option to work as design engineers, structural engineers, town planners, transport planners, environmental consultants, construction managers, and so on.

B.E. Computer Science

This programme helps the students to understand the various intricacies involved in computing technology. It focuses on the study of various topics such as languages, programming, algorithms, program designing and software designing.

B.E. Electronics & Communication Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering deals with the operating principles and design of devices ranging from mobile phone to wireless networks and satellite communication systems. This programme reflects the wide diversity of communication and data transmission technologies which are accepted as a vital part of everyday life.

B.E. Electrical & Electronics Engineering

This programme is a broad field that encompasses many sub-fields that deal with electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, protection of power system components against faults or abnormalities, solid-state electronics & allied fields.

B.E. Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines. In this programme, students learn to solve engineering problems in the area of design and manufacturing, automation, robotics and thermal-fluid engineering. Emphasis is on the process of learning and critical thinking to promote collaborative relationships with industries and other universities.

Engineering programmes are mathematics and hard science based that incorporate many up-to-date techniques of analysis and synthesis. These degree programmes are available with both Practice School and Thesis/Seminar options with a normal duration of 4 years.

By judicious choice of electives, students of any of these programmes can make themselves prepared for:

  • Admission to higher degree programmes in the best universities of the world.
  • Multi disciplinary, professional career, and much more.
  • A good career in teaching & research.

Eligibility Criteria For First Degree Programmes (B.E.)

The following eligibility criteria is applicable for admission to BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. A candidate seeking admission to a particular programme has to meet the eligibility criteria for that programme as given below:

 Eligibility Criteria for admission to First Degree Programmes

  • For admission to any of the first degree programmes, Candidates must have passed the requisite Qualifying Examination, which is the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination of Ministry of Education, UAE or Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE-12th grade), New Delhi, India, or its equivalent from any recognized State, National or International board with Physics, Chemistry and Maths. (Please refer to equivalency table. If your high school board is not found in the equivalency table, clarification can be sought from the Admissions Office).
    Click here to view the equivalency table
  • The candidates must have obtained a minimum 60% overall aggregate* of marks in the qualifying examination and must have a minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects with at least 50% marks in each subject. However, for admission to B.E. Biotechnology, Candidates with Physics, Chemistry and Biology will also be accepted with a minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects with at least 50% marks in each subject. If a Candidate has secured less than 50% marks in any one of these subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology but meets the aggregate criteria mentioned above, he/she may be considered for provisional admission. The admission will be confirmed only upon the successful completion of a remedial course in that subject with a minimum grade of ‘C’, offered by the institute preferably before the commencement of the first semester. If instead of marks any letter grades or GPA are awarded (or any other system of evaluation), their equivalences in marks will be decided by the Admissions Committee.
  • English is the medium of instruction, therefore good proficiency in English is essential for admission. Candidates who have completed their qualifying examination from Non-English medium must have secured a minimum TOEFL Score of 500 in paper based test or 61 in internet based test or have an IELTS Score of 5 or above. If necessary, they will also be assessed by a campus committee for English comprehension.
    *Overall Aggregate:: Aggregate is the total marks of all subjects in the Qualifying Examination, considered essential by the Board/University for passing the examination. The Aggregate must compulsorily contain the required subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology. The position in the merit list will be based mainly only on this aggregate

    Note: Admission is based on the Grade 12 marks (or its equivalent) and there is no separate Admission Test for Dubai Campus. Please go through Admission Bulletin carefully for all details on the Admission Process.

Application Procedure for First Degree Programmes (B.E.)

The Application procedure for admission is listed in detail. Please ensure that you read the instructions carefully and submit all of the documents to avoid disqualification.

For First Degree programmes

  1. Read the Admission Bulletin 2021-22 carefully.
  2. Application for Admission must be filled online.
    Online Application procedure: (Read instructions given below before proceeding to fill the online form).

    • Visit and click on “Apply Online” under Admissions.
    • Enter all the information required carefully and correctly in the online form.
    • Ensure the correctness of all entered data before submission. Once you confirm the correctness of the entered information and submit the form, the entered data will be recorded and you will not be able to change it.
    • On submission you will be allotted a unique reference number and you will be directed to proceed for Application fee payment.
    • You have the option of paying the fee online through Debit or Credit Card or paying offline either by Cash or Bank Transfer (Refer Section 5 below for fee details).
    • Upon successful completion of online application fee payment you will be allotted a unique application number and you will be instructed to upload your documents.
    • Upload the required documents (jpeg or pdf format) and your submission will be complete.
    • In the event you opt for offline application fee payment (Cash or bank transfer), send the proof of fee payment along with Applicant’s name and Application reference number by email to for the allotment of unique application number.
    • Upon receipt of the unique application number, you can proceed to upload the required documents(jpeg or pdf format) and your submission will be complete.
  3. For candidates submitting the application and fee online, the system will generate a unique application number. For those candidates who are opting for offline submission or payment, a unique application number will be allotted and informed to the candidate by the institute on receipt of the application and fee.
  4. Documents required to be submitted with the application form:
    • Copy of mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination, such as General Secondary Education Certificate of Ministry of Education, UAE or Senior School Certificate of CBSE, New Delhi, India or its equivalent.
    • Copy of the 10th Grade mark sheet.
    • Passport copy (first 3 pages and last page). Candidates, who do not possess a valid Passport at the time of applying, must enclose a declaration along with the Application, that they will email the required Passport pages on or before the last date.
    • Candidates applying under the GCC category must submit the passport copy of the parent residing in the GCC country with valid Residence Visa Stamp.
    • TOEFL/IELTS Score Report (For candidates from Non-English Medium Schools only).
    • Copy of Score Report of BITSAT, if appeared. If the score is not available at the time of applying, email /upload the same as soon as the result is available.
      Note: BITSAT is not compulsory for Dubai Campus admission.
  5. Application Fee to be paid at the time of submission of application form:
    An amount of AED 220.00 only (Arab Emirates Dirhams Two hundred and Twenty only) payable online by Debit/Credit Card or payable offline either by Cash or Bank Transfer (Refer Page 25 in Admission Bulletin for bank details). Application received without application fee will not be considered.

Scholarships and Concessions
for First Degree Programmes Academic year 2021-22

  1. For New Admissions
    • Admitted candidates qualifying for one of the below category will be eligible for merit scholarship on tuition fees for first academic year while hostel concession will be offered for normal duration of the programme (4 years).
      Sr.No Category Qualifying
      Scholarship on
      Tuition Fees
      Hostel Concession
      (Normal Duration)
      1 Board Topper 1st Position in Grade 12 50% of first year fee 25%
      2 Merit in Grade 12
      Board Exam
      (Overall Aggregate)
      >=95% 40% of first year fee 25%
      Between 90 to 94.9% 25% of first year fee 25%
      Between 80 to 89.9% 15% of first year fee 25%
      Between 70 to 79.9% 10% of first year fee 25%
    • Admitted candidates with BITSAT 2021 (or BITSAT 2020) score of 200 or above will be eligible for the following merit scholarship for first year of Academic Year 2021-22, depending on the score secured in BITSATMerit in BITSAT (BITS Online Admission Test).
      S. No. BITSAT Score Scholarship on Tuition fees Hostel Concession
      1 >300 75% of Tuition Fee* 25%
      2 250 to 299 50% of Tuition Fee* 25%
      3 200 to 249 25% of Tuition Fee 25%
  2. Merit Scholarship for continuing students
    Students with a CGPA of 9.00 or above on a 10.00 scale at the end of previous semester will be given a merit scholarship of 20% of tuition fee for the current semester for the normal duration of the programme.
  3. Other Special Concessions
    • For GCC/Arab Nationals
      Meritorious GCC/Arab Nationals may be offered a concession of up to 75% on the tuition fee for the normal duration of the programme (8 Semesters) based on their performance in the qualifying examination (Grade 12 or equivalent) and continuity of a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10.00 scale during the programme. These concessions will be restricted to specific number of students.
    • For sudden bereavement of earning member of the family
      The Institute helps such students by waiving off 100% tuition fee for a semester for those students who face financial hardships due to the sudden and untimely demise of the sole earning member of their family in that semester. A concession of up to 75% can be offered in the subsequent semesters, on a case to case basis, depending on means and need.
    • For physically challenged students
      All physically challenged students satisfying the conditions laid out are given a 15% concession on the tuition fee throughout the programme subject to satisfactory academic performance in each semester.
    • For sibling
      For families that have more than one child enrolled concurrently, a concession of 25% on the tuition fee is offered to the second child until the first child graduates.

Please note:

• All students must pay their specified fee at the time of Admission and any amount awarded as scholarship will be adjusted in the subsequent fee payment.
• At any given time, a student can avail more than one scholarship/concession on tuition fee unless otherwise mentioned, provided the total scholarship/concession amount does not exceed more than 50% of the tuition fee amount of that semester including all or any scholarship/concession availed by the student.
• A student can avail hostel fee concession under one category only.
• The decision of the institute shall be final and cannot be contested on all matters of scholarships and concessions at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. The institute has the right to discontinue the scholarship/concession at any time in case the student is found guilty in any disciplinary case.
• While Scholarship based on “Merit in Qualifying Examination” will be given automatically based on the Grade 12/B.E. marks of the student, application for scholarship under all other categories must be submitted within one month from the date of registration to the Admissions Office. Any application received after one month will not be considered.

Student Loan Providers

Education Loans are facilitated through the following banks in India and Dubai at attractive terms for BITS Pilani, Dubai Students. Upto 100% finance is provided which includes tuition fee, visa and living costs etc at competitive interest rates. Contact the Admissions Office on or call on +9714-2753700 / +971 569954888 / +91 92 94 94 1919 for more details.

Fee Structure

BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus offers a very competitive fee structure. The cost of education at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is comparatively lower than the US/UK Universities and also less as compared to other Institutions offering similar programmes in Dubai.

A. One-time Fee (payable at the time of Admission)
Application Fee** AED. 220/-
Admission Fee* AED. 1,800/-
Activity Fee* AED. 1200/-
Caution Deposit$ AED. 5,000/-
B. Tuition Fee
First Semester
(payable in 2 installments)*
AED. 23,500/-
Second Semester
(payable in 2 installments)*
AED. 23,500/-
Summer Semester
(payable for PS 1 after second year)*
AED. 5,750/-
C. Visa and Insurance Fee (For students availing Visa/Insurance)
Visa Fee (For Students on Visa provided by the institute)
Fresh Visa Fee** AED. 2,900/-
Visa Renewal Fee** AED. 2,150/-
Medical Insurance Fee* AED. 2,000/-
(Current prevailing Visa & Insurance Fee, subject to change)
D. Hostel Fee (For students availing Hostel)
First Semester*** AED. 15,000/-
Second Semester*** AED. 15,000/-
Summer Term*** AED. 5,200/-
Hostel Caution Deposit$ AED. 2,000/-
Facility Fee* AED. 750/- per annum
Laundry charges and Service charge for using refrigerator in room are additional
E. Transport Fee** (For Day Scholars availing Institute Transport)
For Dubai *** AED. 2,000/-
For Sharjah & Ajman AED. 2,300/-
(Current prevailing Transport Fee, subject to change)

Note: A fee of AED 4000 per course plus VAT is applicable for casual students registering for any course on audit only during any semester apart from a one-time admission fee.
* VAT of 5% is applicable on this fee ; **VAT of 5% is included in this fee; ***VAT of 5% will be charged on the food cost of this fee;
$ Refundable on graduation or on leaving the institute, after due adjustment for damages, breakages caused by the student, if any.
# Fee after providing a fee waiver of 80% of tuition fee for On-campus scholars and 70% of tuition fee for Part-time and Off-campus scholars.

Fee Payment Instructions

The admission fees can be paid by any one of the modes given below:

  • Payment by Cash: The fee can be paid by Cash in AED or USD at the Fee counter in the Institute.
  • Payment by Cheque: Payment by cheque will be accepted only if the cheque is from a bank based in UAE. All Cheques should be drawn in favor of “BITS Pilani FZ LLC” and payable in AED at a bank in Dubai. There should be no corrections or alterations on the cheque.
  • E-payment: We offer a secure e-payment facility to pay your fee. For e-payment click here.
  • Payment by Telex/Bank transfer: Payment can be made directly to one of our bank accounts given below through your bank along with collection charges if any. The TT advice/receipt copy received from your bank must be sent to the Accounts
    department, by fax – +9714-4200838 or email (, mentioning the name & application number of the student.
  • Payment by Demand Draft: All Demand Drafts should be drawn in favor of “BITS Pilani FZ LLC” and payable in AED at a bank in Dubai.
BANK HSBC Bank Mashreq Bank
Account No. 026-307181-001 010490925119
IBAN AE4502 000 000 2630 7181 001 AE560330000010490925119
Branch P.O. Box: 66,
Main Branch, Dubai, UAE.
Internet city, Dubai, UAE.


Please note that the fee must be paid in full and any charges towards collection or clearance of DD/TT must be borne by the students. The Institute will give credit only to the Net Amount credited in its bank account.

Refund Policy

  1. One-Time fee:
    • Application fee and Admission Fee are non-refundable.
    • Activity fee is fully refundable if the student withdraws before the date of registration. If the student withdraws within four weeks from the date of registration, whether the student registers or not, 75% of the Activity fee is refundable. If the student withdraws after four weeks from the date of registration, the entire Activity fee is non-refundable.
  2. Tuition Fee:
    • If a student accepts the admission offer and completes the admission formalities but withdraws before the date of registration, 80% of the first installment of first semester tuition fee is refundable.
    • If a student withdraws within one week of the date of registration irrespective of whether the student registers or not, 50% of the first installment of first semester tuition fee is refundable.
    • If a student withdraws after one week of the date of registration irrespective of whether the student registers or not, the first installment of first semester tuition fee is non- refundable.
  3. Hostel Fee:
    • If a student opts not to avail the hostel facility after paying the hostel fee and if the request for the same is received before the commencement of the semester, 90% of the semester’s hostel fee and facility fee is refundable.
    • If request for not availing the hostel facility is received within one week of the commencement of the semester, 50% of the semester’s hostel fee and facility fee is refundable.
    • If request for not availing the hostel facility is received after one week of the commencement of the semester, the entire first semester’s hostel fee and facility fee is non-refundable.
  4. Visa and Medical Insurance fee:

    a) Visa fee and Medical Insurance fee is non-refundable, if the same has been applied.

  5. Transport Fee:
    • If a student opts not to avail the transport facility after paying the transport fee and if the request for the same is received before the commencement of the semester, 90% of the semester’s transport fee paid is refundable.
    • If request for not availing the transport facility is received within two weeks of the commencement of the semester, 50% of the semester’s transport fee is refundable.
    • If request for not availing the transport facility is received after two weeks of the commencement of the semester, the entire first semester’s transport fee is non refundable.

    Note: All refunds will take a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of withdrawal.

Visa Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  1. It is mandatory for all students to have a valid U.A.E. residence visa to study at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus (BPDC).
  2. If parent or guardian cannot sponsor the student or if the student is a non-resident of UAE, then BPDC can facilitate U.A.E. Student Residence Visa (visa) through Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) subject to the submission and approval of necessary documents given in the student residence visa application form (visa form) rules & regulations of BPDC and Government of UAE (Govt). DKP is the visa sponsor as they are providing the visa to the students. As a facilitator, BPDC only co-ordinates between DKP and students for obtaining the student visa.
  3. The visa is valid for one year and is subsequently renewable every year. The issue of fresh visa and renewal of visa are subject to the submission of necessary documents and as per rules and regulations of BPDC, DKP, DIAC, Department of Naturalization & Residency Dubai (DNRD), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Govt. BPDC is not responsible for any delay or non issuance of new visa or rejection of visa renewal by the Govt.
  4. The rules & regulations regarding conditions for visa issuance of DNRD/MOH may change from time to time.
  5. The mandatory documents as mentioned in the visa form should be submitted on or before the scheduled date by the Administration and/or Admissions Department or at least 8 weeks before the actual visa expiry date of already stamped visa in the passport.
  6. Students are responsible for fines, if any, in case of submission of invalid documents or non submission of required documents or late submission of required documents, delaying the visa medical and related formalities after the duly scheduled by DHA/Emirates ID Authority/Institute.
  7. Valid Health Insurance is mandatory. Students are required to undergo a medical examination as prescribed by MOH/DNRD in the specified Govt. hospitals after their arrival in UAE to stamp the multiple entry visa in their passport. The medical examination and the related process usually take 6 – 9 weeks. If any student is declared medically unfit by MOH/DNRD, his/her residence visa will not be stamped/renewed and the student should leave the country immediately after canceling the visa.
  8. After the visa stamping in the passport, student can travel outside UAE any number of times with the prior approval of BPDC.
  9. Student should not stay outside UAE for more than 180 days continuously after the visa is stamped on the passport.
  10. Visa facilitated by BPDC is for the purpose of education only and students are not permitted to work.
  11. Student should submit their National ID card (EIDA) while submitting their passport for all visa related transactions. 
  12. Student should notify the Institute at least a month before about the actual expiry of their visa for its renewal accordingly.
  13. Student is required to pay Dhs. 2,900/-* for fresh visa & related service fee. The amount paid towards fresh visa & related service fee is non-refundable.
  14. In case of students, who are a resident of U.A.E. on their own visa sponsorship and wish to come under the visa facilitated by the Institute by in-country & local amendment should pay a sum of Dhs. 4,700/-* towards fresh visa and related service charges. In such case, student is required to submit the original passport and visa cancellation paper immediately after cancellation of the existing visa along with all other required documents to process the student visa. Student is responsible for fines, if any, in case of submission of invalid documents or non-submission of required documents or late submission of required documents and delaying the visa medical and related formalities on scheduled date.
  15. Students should pay a sum of Dhs. 2,150/-* per year towards visa renewal and related service charges.
  16. All the above visa and related services fee includes Dhs 280/- towards mandatory National Emirates ID (EIDA) Card** issued by Govt. of UAE.
  17. The visa renewal and related service charges should be paid before applying for subsequent year visa renewal.
  18. Students must cancel their visa irrespective of the visa validity after completion of the program and/or before leaving the Institute by completing the necessary formalities and fees as indicated by the Administration Dept. of BPDC. The visa cancellation should be done only after submission of the original passport and EIDA card. Students who have stayed outside UAE for more than 180 days continuously are also required to cancel their visa. The visa cancellation can be done only by DKP inside UAE. Failure to do so will result in serious consequences as per rules and regulations of Institute, DKP and Govt. of U.A.E.
  19. Student should abide by the rules and regulation of the BPDC, DKP, DIAC, DNRD and Govt. of U.A.E.   Violation of any laws of U.A.E. by the student may even lead to deportation, for which BPDC is not responsible and the student should bear all the related expenses.
  20. Cancellation of Entry Permit will take a minimum of 10 to 15 working days.

*All the fee charges as mentioned above for visa & related services are indicative only and or subject to change as per rules and regulations of the Institute, DKP, DIAC, DNRD and Govt of U.A.E.

**For more details regarding National ID Card (EIDA) log on to

In case of any changes in the personal information provided in the visa form, the student should notify the same to the Administration Department of BPDC immediately.

Important Dates For First Degree Programmes (B.E.)


Event First Semester Second Semester
Last date for receipt of Applications* 12 July 2021 8 Dec 2021
Dispatch of admission offer letters 14 July 2021 9 Dec 2021
Reporting for Admission 5 Sept 2021 23 Jan 2022
Orientation and Registration 5 Sept 2021 23 Jan 2022
Class work begins 6 Sept 2021 24 Jan 2022


*Application received after the last date will be treated as “Late Application” and will be considered for admission, subject to merit and availability of seats. 

Contact Us

Admissions Office
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus
Dubai International Academic City
P.O. Box: 345055,
Dubai, UAE
Admission Office (Direct): +9714 2753 711
Admission Office (Board): +9714 2753 700 Extn. 122 / 123 /124 / 138
Office Timings (Dubai)
Sunday to Thursday– 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
India Office:
Contact Person: Mr. Venkat Naresh
Address: 3rd floor,Spaces & More Business Centre
Plot No: 645, Above SBI, Road No. 36,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
Office Timings (India)
Monday to Friday– 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday– 9:00 am – 1 pm