Prepare for the Future with Artificial Intelligence or Computing Programs at United International College (UIC)

At United International College in Zhuhai, two particular Bachelor programs are extremely sought-after by international students who are passionate about the rapid advancements of technology: Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science and Technology.

The field of technology is ever-evolving; new advancements constantly emerge that require professionals to stay updated with the latest trends. AI, Computer Science and IT are at the forefront of innovation and have a significant impact on various industries. These programs provide many benefits and opportunities in terms of job prospects, opportunities for innovation & problem-solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, contributing towards societal progress, and staying up-to-date with evolving technologies.

With the rapid advancement of technology, there is an increasing demand for professionals in AI, computer science, and technology-related roles, and particularly in China. Companies need experts who can develop and implement cutting-edge solutions to enhance their operations. Careers in these fields offer a wide range of job opportunities with competitive salaries. By undertaking these programs at UIC, you also benefit from its commitment to providing a balanced liberal arts education and fostering well-rounded graduates.

If you have a keen interest in delving into the captivating realm of AI or computer science, one of these programs could the ideal pathway for you.

Bachelor’s in Artificial Intelligence

Duration: 4 years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fee: 100,000 RMB (14,000 USD) per year
Application Deadline: May 15th

The Artificial Intelligence Program aims to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of AI, as well as the skills to apply AI to various industries. It provides a deep education in AI technology, AI-related mathematics, and AI models, giving you the ability to tackle real-life problems and drive innovation and growth in the industry.

The program has two concentrations to choose from:

Option 1: AI in Business and Finance

This concentration offers an exciting oportunity to be at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry. AI has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses operate in finance. The financial implications and unpredictable nature of this field has generated attention and challenges for researchers worldwide.

Topics include:

  • machine learning
  • data mining
  • deep network
  • financial technology
  • quantum finance technology
  • data mining
  • financial markets
Option 2: AI in Multimedia

This is an interdisciplinary concentration that focuses on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle multimedia challenges across a wide range of industries. With the rapid growth of multimedia data in today’s digital age, there is a pressing need for effective solutions to process and analyze this vast amount of information. AI techniques offer promising approaches to address these challenges.

Topics include:

  • speech processing and recognition
  • digital image processing
  • natural language processing
  • computer vision
  • multimedia mining and analytics
  • intelligent vision systems

There are also opportunities to participate in research projects, internships, exchange programs, and competitions.

Career Prospects in AI

As a graduate of this program, you can choose to further your studies in the field of AI. There are some excellent postgraduate programs offered by top universities such as Stanford University, Oxfford University, and theMassachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alternatively, you may choose pursue careers in range of fields that can benefit from AI applications, such as communications, automation, medicine, manufacturing, software engineering, finance, media, and energy. Examples of job roles include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • AI Researcher
  • Software Engineer

China’s AI Industry

China’s AI industry is a rapidly developing multi-billion dollar industry, with a market worth of about RMB 150 billion (US$23.196 billion) in 2021, and is projected to reach RMB 400 billion (US$61.855 billion) by 2025 The Chinese government has set a goal to become a global AI leader by 2030 and to increase the worth of its AI industry to over 1 trillion RMB in the same year. China’s AI industry has the potential to transform the finance industry by improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing accuracy.

Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Technology

Duration: 4 years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fee: 100,000 RMB (14,000 USD) per year
Application Deadline: May 15th

This program is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in computer science or any other information technology-related field. It will equip you with the confidence to address challenges in the rapidly changing world of information technology. The degree is balanced out with general education and information technology courses to provide a balanced liberal arts education. You will also study a range of

You will benefit from a broad-based education as they pursue a technology education with a specialization in computer science. A requirement of the program is a a range of general education and information technology courses to help you achieve a balanced literal arts education that is consistent with UIC’s mission of providing a whole-person education.


Career Prospects in Computer Science & Technology

Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in fields related to computer science, software engineering, etc. You will be well positioned to work for both private and public organizations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or for foreign firms, such as IT companies, Telecommunication companies, etc. Job roles may include:

  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Consultant

China’s Computer Science & IT Industry

Information technology plays a very imortant role in driving growth within the computer industry in China and globally at large. However, there is a scarcity of skilled computer professionals such as analysts, programmers engineers, and developers within China specifically.

This shortage presents opportunities for students who want to pursue their careers in the field of computer science. As technology continues to advance rapidly and new developments emerge, the need for qualified professionals who can navigate complex systems and create innovative solutions becomes even more essential.

Additionally,, The Chinese Government has been pushing very hard to develop the software industry with an aim to compete and surpass India and Israel in the IT outsourcing market. There is a great need for IT professionals in Mainland China in the years to come.

UIC’s Facilities

UIC offers a range of facilities and modern, up-to-date technologies as part of these programs. On-site facilities you can expect to use include:

  • Computer Science Labratories (CSL)
  • A Data Intelligence Lab (DIL)
  • A Hardware and Systems Lab (HSL)
  • The Data Storage and Management Facility
  • Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Modal Data Processing
  • UIC FST – HKBU CSD Joint Research Center for Active Media Computing

Related Research Areas

The research areas at UIC related to these programs include:

  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Medical Image Segmentation
  • Machine Vision and Sensor Technology
  • Quantum Finance Forecast and Intelligent Trading System
  • Cloud-edge-end Data Collaboration
  • Natural Language Processing

Student Support

Students at United International College benefit from added support through the Mentor Caring Program for first-year students and Academic Advisor Program for undergraduate students.

How to Apply for the 2024 Intake 

It is free to apply to these programs through the China Admissions platform. The deadline for the 2024 intake at UIC is May 15th, 2024. However, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible for the best chances of acceptance.

To apply, log in or create an account with China Admissions, find the program you are interested in, and ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and have the required documentation. When you’re ready, click on “Apply Now” to complete your application and upload the required documents.

You can also start by booking a free call with one of our Student Advisors.

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