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The future of computing lies in the development of increasingly complex and intelligent systems. This accredited course will help develop the combination of skills and knowledge required to carry out research and development work involving technically advanced applications.
Why study Computer Science at NTU?
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What our students say
"I would recommend the Computer Science degree at NTU as it is a very good, varied course, with lots of modules to pick from. The quality of teaching is great and the facilities are very good. I would strongly recommend students make use of the placement year to get an idea of the industry and where they might like to work - it's an excellent opportunity to improve your skills for the final year."
Cat Burton, BSc (Hons) Computer Science (graduate)
What you'll study
You will learn core skills concerning the production of computer programmes and applications, as well as specialist knowledge in areas such as:
All of the courses within the Computer Science cluster share a common first year. This will provide you with the flexibility to review your pathway once you have started studying. At the end of year one, you can choose to transfer to BSc (Hons) Software Engineering or BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games Technology).
What's included in the course fees?
Your course fees cover all the facilities and support you need to succeed.
About the Computing and Technology Team
We have 35 full-time academic teaching staff with excellent support from our four dedicated technicians. We are very proud to have achieved 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014). Find out more.
We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of system through to hardware aspects such as networking. This involves many uses of computing and considers all aspects including security and management. Our knowledge is built up and maintained through our wealth of industrial experience, our industrial links and our research activity. These are the ingredients for ensuring the relevance and vitality of your course.
Our highly regarded academics are active in a broad range of research areas, particularly in the areas of Games for Learning and in Security. For example, Professor David Brown leads several projects, funded by the European Union, in games and assistive technology while Professor Paul Evans' innovative developments in security are supported by USA Dept of Homeland Security.
We engage fully in our subject area and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Other examples of our activity are:
Visit our academic team pages to find out more about our approach to teaching, our partners and research interests.
For information on International student support or to see our academic terms times please visit our International Student Support pages.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Foundations of Computing and Technology
This module has several strands including programming and technical aspects that introduce you to the fundamentals of writing computer programs, as well as numeracy and website development.
Computer Science Programming
Learn about programming languages relevant to software with industrial scale, reliability and performance characteristics.
Computer Technology and Mathematics
Understand how a computer works, look at issues arising from the hardware architecture and extend your mathematical knowledge and ability.
Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) with Professional Development
Introducing you to the fundamental principles of SAD, this module gives you a working knowledge of key systems development methodologies, techniques and tools.
Applied Mathematics and Graphics
Provides you with a range of mathematical skills for implementing computer systems that interact with or model the physical world.
Information and Database Engineering
Understand the nature and application of database management systems and acquire skills for database administration and management.
Practical Project Management and Professional Development
Continued professional development and lifelong learning are important to your future career. Through this module you'll improve your time and project management skills, presentations and report writing. This module also includes detailed guidance about the development of your CV and provides experience of selection assessments for industrial placement/graduate employment positions.
Software Design and Implementation
Gain the knowledge and skills in software development techniques to support the development of robust, secure, maintainable and portable software systems.
Learn about operating systems theory, network solutions, design and implementation and how computer systems can be connected to form large, complex distributed systems.
Plus choose one of the following modules:
Internet Applications Programming
Design and produce a static or dynamic website suitable for both desktop and mobile platforms and which may contain complex scripted components.
The main aim of this module is to introduce and develop confidence using the structures, techniques and technologies to support the development of robust software systems in a team environment.
You have the option to undertake a one year work placements in industry. On successful completion you will gain an additional award - the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
Investigate problems in computing, implement solutions, critically evaluate and reflect on your work, and develop your abilities to communicate, self-organise and manage.
Advanced Analysis and Design
Study the critical elements of 2D and 3D image capture and display systems.
Learn about the theoretical foundations of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the main methods and techniques and current areas of AI research and development.
Service-centric and Cloud Computing
Discover two challenging aspects of implementing distributed computing systems in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA).
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Advanced Software Engineering
Develop techniques and strategies to analyse, choose, propose, design and evaluate hardware and software elements to problems in both real-time and non realtime domains.
Graphics for Games and Dynamic Modelling
Learn the fundamental principles of advanced 3D rendering and physical simulation and gain an appreciation of
Notes about fees for this course
Once the fees for 2018/19 have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.
Getting in touch
For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.
We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.
What are we looking for?
Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see our website or UCAS Course Search for more details.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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