BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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Key information

Degree

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Types of study

Full time

Duration

Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2021

Faculty

Computer Science / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study model

2+2, 4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year. The preliminary year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email international@nottingham.edu.cn.

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese prospectus.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution), you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for four-year programme.

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of “admission” is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis. If your parents or guardians provide their written agreement, in advance, to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

This degree course is designed to produce high-quality graduates that command a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science.

You will gain an appreciation of current computing practice and skills that you can apply immediately after graduation.

A Computer Science degree from the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China will ensure you are perfectly positioned to understand how to programme modern computers of various kinds, including high-performance computing, personal computers, smartphones, games consoles, robotics and embedded systems.

You will also be equipped to design and implement the systems of the future, whether these are traditional software systems or intelligent software/hardware systems that are widely used in various fields.

Special features

  • The school of Computer Science is ranked 8th in the UK for research quality.
  • Our courses are taught by academic staff carrying out world-class research, whose interests cover all aspects of computer science.
  • We provide high-quality teaching and a well-equipped and supportive learning environment.
  • You will develop self and group-management skills through the course works, which will be invaluable in the workplace.
  • You will have the opportunity to spend the last two years of your study at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system. It is based on a four-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham, UK campus.

For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system. It is based on a three-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at the University of Nottingham, UK campus.

Accreditations

Our BSc Computer Science degree course has been accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and an exemption is granted from parts one and two of the BCS examination.

Year 1 modules

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The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme.

This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

Year 2 modules

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You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and tools underpinning modern computer science. You will learn how to program in Java, study the architecture and applications of computer systems, and be introduced to the areas of mathematics you will need later in the programme.

Mathematics for Computer Scientists Computer Fundamentals Programming and Algorithms
Systems and Architecture Software Engineering Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Programming Paradigms Databases and Interfaces  

Year 3 modules

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Compulsory - Students must take all modules in this group.

Operating Systems & Concurrency Software Maintenance Software Engineering Group Project
Algorithms Correctness and Efficiency Languages and Computation   

Restricted - Students must take a 30 credits from this group.

Human Computer Interaction C++ Programming Introduction to Image Processing
Artificial Intelligence Methods    

 

Year 4 modules

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Compulsory - Students must take all modules in this group.

Professional Ethics in Computing Computer Security  

Restricted - Students must take a minimum of 90 and maximum of 100 credits from this group.

Compilers Software Quality Assurance Machine Learning
Computer Graphics Individual Dissertation Single Honours  Computability
Mobile Device Programming Computer Vision Fundamentals of Information Visualisation
Parallel Computing    

Restricted - Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 10 credits from this group, subject to prior approval by the school.

Development Experience Industrial Experience Schools Experience

 

Careers and further study

Our graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs which require a combination of technical excellence and an international perspective. They have gone on to work at major technology companies, such as Adobe, Google, IBM and Microsoft, and are involved in creating the latest hardware and software products. Many of our graduates have started their own companies and often look for employees among our current students.

Employers

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Further study

Among the 56 graduates from BSc Hons Computer Science in 2020, 44 chose to continue their studies. 63.6% of them were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world. 2 graduates were admitted into PhD programmes at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

2021 QS World University Rankings University Number
8 Imperial College London 4
10 University College London 8
11 National University of Singapore 1
20 The University of Edinburgh 2
27 The University of Manchester 7
35 New York University 1
40 The University of Sydney 3
41 The University of Melbourne 1
43 The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1
  Total 28

 

Fees

Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.

Historically, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

Contact us

Admissions Office

Room 222, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. admissions@nottingham.edu.cn
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International Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. global@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505
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Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. fose_global@nottingham.edu.cn
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