University of Nottingham Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia’s BSc (Hons) Computer science degree looks in detail at how computers and computer systems work. Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes, computational machines and computation, by building on that knowledge students learn to create computer systems and/or programs along with how to manipulate them. The course teaches how computers store and process information along with how humans and computers interact with each other. Skills learned will include computational thinking, programming and communication skills.
Why choose this course?
The role of computers in the 21st century has become critical as a tool to solve real world problems. The need for more software programmers and engineers will only grow as computers need software to run. According to Glassdoor, six of the top ten jobs for 2020 are Computer Science related. Our degree programme provides graduates with a well-rounded education and cutting edge skills to enter careers within the computer science field.
Typical core modules
- Computer Fundamentals
- Databases and Interfaces
- Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
- Mathematics for Computer Scientists
- Programming and Algorithms
- Programming Paradigms
- Software Engineering
- Systems and Architecture
Typical core modules
- Algorithms Correctness and Efficiency
- Languages and Computation
- Operating Systems and Concurrency
- Software Engineering Group Project
- Developing Maintainable Software
Typical optional modules
- Artificial Intelligence Methods
- C++ Programming
- Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
- Introduction to Image Processing
- Software Specification
Typical core modules
- Computer Security
- Professional Ethics in Computing
Typical optional modules
- Autonomous Robotic Systems
- Computer Vision
- Fundamentals of Information Visualisation
- Individual Dissertation
- Information Visualisation Project
- Machine Learning
- Mobile Device Programming
- Software Quality Assurance
- Industrial Experience
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.
BBB, including Mathematics, excluding critical thinking and general studies.
30 points with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, including 5 points in mathematics at Higher Level.
BBB, including Mathematics, excluding Pengajian Am.
2 As including mathematics and grade B3 in 3 other academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
SAM or other Australian Matriculations
ATAR 86 including Mathematics and other relevant subjects.
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
79% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors.
Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.
Advance Placement (AP)
4, 4, 4, including AP Calculus.
Diploma - Other Institutions
Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above in Diploma in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information System, Science and Technology or other related disciplines. Must include at least grade B in mathematics modules and good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the pre-requisite requirements of the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions
Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including grade B in all mathematics modules. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation
Successful completion of the Foundation in Science or Engineering programme.
In addition to the entry requirements listed above, applicants must have a credit in additional mathematics or grade B in mathematics and at least a credit in a science subject at SPM/ GCSE/ IGCSE/ High School Diploma or equivalent. This requirement can be waived for applicants with the appropriate science background.
We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we are also reviewing and accepting grades based on the minimum acceptable (and those who are holding grades with near misses). The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.
Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.
6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking)
65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:
CEFR level B2
grade C / 4
IGCSE (first language):
grade C / 4
IGCSE (second language):
grade B /6
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):
IB English B (Higher Level):
IB English B (Standard Level):
IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.
Foundation progression options
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.
Learning and assessment
How you will learn
- Field trips
- Lab sessions
- Computer labs
How you will be assessed
- Group coursework
- Research project
- Poster presentation
- Portfolio (written/digital)
|RM42,000 per year
|RM49,000 per year
Where you will learn
Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.
The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.
Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.
Frequently asked questions
The duration to complete the Computer Science BSc degree at UNM is 3 years, full time.
Students need to have completed their pre-university education in order to be eligible for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) at UNM. A Levels and STPM students need a minimum of BBB including in Mathematics.
For students who have completed their high school diploma and want to pursue this degree, UNM offers a direct pathway via the Foundation in Science programme.
Some of the subjects you’ll learn in this course include Programming and Algorithms, Data Structures, Systems and Architecture, Languages and Computation, Software Engineering, Computer Security and Professional Ethics in Computing. There are also elective courses that students can choose based on their interests and career goals.
Computer science graduates can pursue a range of career options, including software development, database administration, computer systems analysis, network and computer systems administration and information security analysis. The demand for computer science graduates in Malaysia is high, and there are many job opportunities available in various industries.
You can also continue your education upon completion of your degree. UNM’s School of Computer Science offers postgraduate courses such as Computer Science MPhil/PhD.
Yes, there are various financial aid options available for students, including scholarships, grants and loans. In addition to those offered by UNM, students can also apply for financial aid from the government or private organisations.
Yes. UNM views internships as an important part of the programme as it allows students to gain practical experience in the field and enhance their skills and knowledge. Additionally, internships help students build professional networks and increase their employability.
This content was last updated on 22 February 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.