University of Nottingham Malaysia

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)


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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM38,690 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM43,830 per year. Final year fee GBP20,070/year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Our computer science with artificial intelligence course is designed to develop both your general understanding of computer science and more specialist skills and knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI).

In addition to fundamental computer science classes and laboratories, the course covers topics including expert systems, intelligent agents, the history and philosophy of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, neural networks, heuristic optimisation and other intelligent systems. By following this programme you will learn how to develop new methodologies and novel computational techniques for the creation of human-like intelligence.

This course consists of spending your final year in the UK where you will study advanced AI techniques with specialist staff. For the first two years of this three-year degree you will be taught at the Malaysia Campus. You will then transfer to The University of Nottingham in the UK for the final year of your studies where you will be able to take a variety of specialist courses that are supported by the world-leading research that is undertaken within the school.

Professional accreditation

Our BSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence 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 mathematics, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

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


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


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


ATAR 86 including mathematics and other relevant subjects

Canadian (CIMP/ICPU)

88% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics and other 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


6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)


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


grade B+ 

1119 (GCE O): 

grade C 

GCSE O Level: 

grade C 

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B


Band 4


grade B3 

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


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.


Year 1

Example core 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

Example core modules:

  • Algorithms Correctness and Efficiency
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Software Maintenance
  • Software Engineering Group Project

Example optional modules:

  • C++ Programming
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Image Processing
  • Software Specification

Year 3

You will complete your third year at The University of Nottingham in the UK.


Example modules:

  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Designing Intelligent Agents
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision 
  • Individual Dissertation


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.


School of Computer Science
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
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

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

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