Bachelor of
Computer Science

Your Career Path

Will you be the next programmer who develops the software code for autonomous learning capabilities?

Why Choose this Program?

Will you be the next programmer who develops the software code for autonomous learning capabilities?

You will earn two qualifications from one degree program

You will study a curriculum informed by academic and industry leaders

You will travel to Europe’s leading luxury brand capitals

You will develop excellent professional networks

You can establish your own business enterprise

You will experience a truly experiential learning journey

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7 Months

Opening workshop 28th January, 2022
6 months synchronous & asynchronous web-based learning

Industry Leaders for Panel Discussion

Mr Juan Perez

Luxury Network UAE

Head of Brands
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Mr Saif Ahmad

Prof Alessandro Brun

Global expert in Luxury Management
MIP Politecnico di Milano

Ms Asil Attar

CEO & Co-Founder
SALT Fashion Ltd

Mr Bertrand Meylan

MELB Holding

Teacher Training
Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT)

- Computer Science

Who should take this course?

Top reasons to choose UOWD

The first international Australian University established in the UAE

Stand out as an accomplished global citizen through mobility and trans-campus learning across our international networks in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Succeed in your chosen profession anywhere in the world with a UAE accredited degree that is recognised internationally for educational and professional excellence.

Graduates will be issued an international degree from UOW Australia which is recognized and attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.

Enjoy a truly international educational environment

More than 27 years academic excellence in the UAE


University of Wollongong in Dubai
UOWD Building, Dubai Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183, Dubai, UAE


Toll-free 800-UOWD or +971 4 278 1800



Mode of delivery


AED 15,500
(VAT inclusive)

Program Overview

CBRT is an evidence-based modular training that teaches the science and skills people need to reduce stress, build resilience, and cultivate lives of well-being, engagement, and purpose in our interdependent world. It empowers people to develop a more resilient mind, heart, and body by combining skills taught separately in other trainings-mindfulness, compassion, imagery, and breath-work-into one, providing the most cost-effective way of educating participants in the full spectrum of mind/body research and contemplative skills.

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The program is in collaboration with New York based Nalanda Institute, a leader in the international market; with curricular content grounded in clinical research at Weil Cornell Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

What the Program Covers

This program certifies practitioners to deliver the training in their respective workplace and community settings. 

CBRT is comprised of eight, evidence-based modules that teaches the science and skills people need to reduce stress, build resilience, and cultivate well-being and engagement:

Module 1:
Embracing Suffering with Body Mindfulness

Module 2:
Stopping Reactive Habits with Mindful Sensitivity

Module 3:
Breaking Free of Confusion with Open Awareness

Module 4:
Mindful Insight: The Lifelong Path of Self-Healing

Module 5:
Disarming Social Stress and Bias with Equal Empathy

Module 6:
Healing Reactive Emotions and Beliefs with Self-Compassion

Module 7:
Cultivating Caring Emotions with Prosocial Give and Take

Module 8:
Embodying a Resilient Self and Life with Caring Imagery

This course is ideal for individuals seeking to integrate resilience practice effectively into their work, by developing the science-based language and teaching skills to introduce mainstream groups to the full range of resilience practices.

Health workers of all disciples such as social workers, psychologists, nurses, mental health counselors, physicians, palliative care workers, art therapists as well as educators, school counselors and administrators, executive coaches, organizational consultants, human resource professionals, faith-based counselors and ministers, community workers and lay caregivers are all encouraged to join.

Your Career Path

Will you be the next programmer who develops the software code for autonomous learning capabilities?

What you will achieve

Will you be the next programmer who develops the software code for autonomous learning capabilities?

Capstone Project: CBRT students will complete a capstone project where they independently teach a partial or full CBRT

Certificate of Accomplishment: Students will be awarded a certificate of accomplishment once they successfully complete the program.

Program will be delivered by: 

Professor Joseph  (Joe) Loizzo, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained scholar with over forty years experience studying the beneficial effects of contemplative practices on healing, learning and development. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of philosophy of science and religion and health sciences at Columbia University.

Suzanne Robertson-Malt, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Program Director for Health Sciences at University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Suzanne was the Executive Director, Clinical Excellence & Research – Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi. She has a keen interest in Leadership, Clinical Research, Evidence Implementation and Shared Governance.

Victoria Fontana, MA, is a graduate of Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program in New York. She has been an educator for over 20 years, currently an adjunct professor at IE University in Madrid, where she teaches for the Center for Health, Well-Being and Happiness as well as the Languages and Humanities Departments. She is a practicing Mindfulness and Wellness Coach, ACC.

Moustafa Abdelrahman, MBA, RP, is a meditation teacher and Contemplative Therapist. He is certified by the University of Toronto as an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist and holds a Certificate in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Nalanda Institute/Diploma from the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Abdelrahman teaches a variety of mindfulness certificate courses at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and has facilitated mindfulness workshops for a wide range of corporate and nonprofit organizations.

We offer a limited number of partial scholarships for applicants in need. 
If you would like to enroll but are facing financial challenges, please send an email describing your challenges to [email protected]