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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The University of Nottingham Malaysia’s BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence degree 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 modules, the course covers topics including Computer Vision, Heuristic Optimisation, the history and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Agents, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Robotics, 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. There is a 'study abroad' opportunity to study this course in Year 3. Students can transfer to the UK in Year 3 based on their Year 2 academic rankings, subject to selection criteria and cap on the number of places. They will be contacted if they are qualified for the transfer in due course.

Why choose this course?

The role of Artificial Intelligence in the 21st century has become critical as a tool to solve real-world problems. The need for computer scientists with Artificial Intelligence skills will only grow as our transition towards Industry 4.0 continues to mature. According to Glassdoor, seven of the top-ten jobs in America for 2021 are Computer Science related, with Data Scientist in second place. Our degree programme provides graduates with a well-rounded education and cutting-edge skills to enter Computer Science careers with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.


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
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Languages and Computation
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Software Engineering Group Project
  • Developing Maintainable Software

Typical optional modules

  • 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
  • Designing Intelligent Agents
  • Individual Dissertation
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Industrial Experience

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

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.


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 also consider applicants' personal statements, 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.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

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):

65 (with no less than 59 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+

GCSE O-Level:

grade C / 4

IGCSE (first language):

grade C / 4

IGCSE (second language):

grade B /6


Band 4


grade B3

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Supervision
  • Field trips
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Poster presentation
  • Portfolio (written/digital)


Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

How to apply


Malaysian studentsRM42,100 per year
International studentsRM50,000 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

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.


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. Examples of Artificial Intelligence related jobs obtained by alumni of the BSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence include Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Machine Intelligence Engineer, AI Engineer, Data and Solutions Architect, Data Modeler, and RPA Developer.

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills as well as providing essential resources and guidance that will assist you with job/course applications. They will facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities. Career advice is also available through personal tutoring and mentorship within the School. Additionally, career-readiness training e.g. resume writing and interview technique are available through School initiatives in conjunction with the annual CS Week in collaboration with CAS. E-job bulletin publications by CAS provide additional resources to students wishing to look for an internship or graduate jobs. Other opportunities include the Nottingham Advantage Award, our free scheme to boost your employability.

The average starting salary for careers in computer science related jobs in Malaysia is around RM3000 with managers earning up to RM10,000. Senior Managers with more than 15 years’ experience can earn RM20,000 and considerably more worldwide in all ranks and fields.

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This content was last updated on 11 July 2023. 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.