BSc Computer Science
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in Computer Science at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
This course is designed to produce high quality graduates 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.
You will graduate with a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of computer science, including an appreciation of the interaction between hardware and software; an understanding of human computer interaction and the sociological impact of information technology; and knowledge of the professional standards and ethics of the computer industry, together with the skills and confidence to react to its ever-increasing rate of change.
This degree programme will prepare you for the growing demands of employers in various sectors as well as the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in computer science.
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 and is based on a four-year program with the possibility of spending two years at The University of Nottingham’s UK campus.
For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year program with the possibility of spending two years at The University of Nottingham’s UK campus.
Year one (preliminary year)
This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.
The first year consists of a specially-designed intensive academic English programme to prepare students for their studies.
Year two (qualifying year)
You will be introduced to the key 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 course.
Year three (part I)
In this year you will consolidate what you have learnt so far by taking part in a software engineering group project. At the same time, you will study programming and the underlying theory of computation in greater depth and meet new topics, such as networks and the design of large scale systems. You will select one module each semester from a wide range of options.
Year four (part II)
In your final year you will select the majority of your modules from an extensive list of options. The main compulsory element is the individual project. Project topics are agreed in discussion with a supervisor. This will allow you to specialise in an area of interest such as computer forensics, computer vision, mixed reality or artificial intelligence.
You must take all modules in this group:
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.
For Preliminary year (year one) entry
- IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
For Qualifying year (year two) entry
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:
- IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.