BSc Mathematics with Engineering

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Mathematics with Engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

About UNNC

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.

The University of Nottingham is in the top one percent of more than 7,500 higher education institutions worldwide and league tables consistently rank the University highly. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

This course offers a mathematical education with an emphasis on the practical application of mathematical ideas. It provides an opportunity to study engineering across a range of disciplines without having to specialise in just one area. The combination of mathematics, engineering and computing within this degree programme will appeal to a wide range of employers.

Course Structure

This course is offered as a three or four year programme depending on your entry qualifications. You will spend your first year or first two years at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and your last two years at The University of Nottingham, UK.

Year One (Preliminary Year – Ningbo)

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

The first year consists in a specially designed intensive Academic English Programme designed, written and staffed by the highly experienced Centre of English Language Education (CELE) at the University. This programme is carefully integrated with an academic programme designed to prepare students fully for years 1-3 of the degree programme.

Year Two (Qualifying Year- Ningbo)

You will learn core mathematical topics, such as sequences and series, calculus and matrices, that are fundamental to your later mathematical studies. In addition, you will study a variety of engineering topics, some with an emphasis on management and business and some emphasising physical aspects. A level Physics may provide an advantage for some of the physics-based engineering modules while the management- and business-based engineering modules are open to all students.

Year Three (Part I- Nottingham)

This year of the course is undertaken at The University of Nottingham, UK. The mathematical tools you will need are developed to a more advanced level, enabling you to model physical problems such as fluid motion. Engineering subjects are studied from a variety of disciplines, chosen according to your interests and background.

Year Four (Part II -Nottingham)

This year of the course is undertaken at The University of Nottingham, UK. In this year, you will have the chance to study a range of advanced topics in mathematics and its applications, as well as engineering subjects. Your studies will include project work in which you will apply mathematics to practical problems.

Entry Requirements

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


Application Deadline

31 May

Tuition Fees

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.

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