University of Nottingham Malaysia

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM38,690 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM43,830 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Our BSc Computer Science degree forms the core of our teaching portfolio. It focuses upon how computers work, and how they may be used to solve real-world problems. You will develop a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of computer science, including appreciations of the interaction between hardware and software; and understanding of humancomputer 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. 

The course is designed to produce high-quality graduates who command a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science. You will gain an appreciation of current computing practice so that you can apply the skills you have learned immediately after graduation, whether during further studies or employment. The course also provides an understanding of the nature of computer science as an academic discipline.

Professional accreditation

Our BSc in Computer Science is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). This is an external recognition of the excellence of our teaching, and it is also a recognition that the skills that you learn while studying the degree are of relevance to industry. Graduates from this degree may join the BCS, and with typically five years of industry experience, graduates may achieve UK chartered engineer (CEng) status.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A level

BBB, including a science subject (computing, economics, mathematics, physics or statistics); if you don't have any of these listed science subjects we then require a grade B in GCSE mathematics

IB Diploma

 

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level, including 5 points in mathematics at Standard Level

STPM

 

B+B+B+, including mathematics, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

 

5 As, including mathematics and grade B in 2 other academic subjects, excluding Chinese language

SAM/AUSMAT

 

ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)

 

88% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with grade B in mathematics plus, 610 in evidence-based reading & writing and 570 in mathematics in SATr and 650,650 in SAT Subject Tests and at least 4 (in AP Calculus) or 4,4,4 in Advanced Placement Tests. If you do not have AP Calculus, we then require a credit in additional mathematics at SPM/GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent in addition to three SAT Subject Tests or Advanced Placement Tests

Advance Placement (AP)

Students who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests

Diploma - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions 

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation

 

Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme with no failed modules

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS: 

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

SPM: 

grade B+ 

1119 (GCE O): 

grade C 

GCSE O Level: 

grade C 

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC: 

grade B3 

MUET

Band 4

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Foundation

The Foundation in Science is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Science. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as chemistry, ecology, computer programming or psychology.

Modules

Year 1

Modules:

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


Year 2

Modules:

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

Typical optional modules:

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

Year 3 

 Modules:

  • Professional Ethics in Computing
  • Computer Security

Typical optional modules:

  • Individual Dissertation
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Compilers
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Quality Metrics

Careers

While many computer science graduates do become programmers, others are employed in a wide variety of jobs. These include computer analysts, IT consultants and planners, network/systems designers and engineers, researchers, software designers and engineers, web designers, web developers and producers as well as roles across advertising and marketing, business and financial analysis, accountancy and investment/merchant banking and legal and quality assurance professions. Some of our graduates have gone on to work for traditional computer companies such as Adobe, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Microsoft. Others have found jobs with employers such as Accenture, Experian, and Ocado.

New computer science graduates frequently command

some of the highest-paid entry-level positions compared to graduates in other disciplines. Many of our graduates continue to further studies in subjects such as machine learning, e-commerce, information security and psychology. The School has a good record for recruiting PhD students from our own graduates and our MSc degrees prove an attractive option.

Contact

School of Computer Science
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8001 (Malaysia)/8005 (International)

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