Most of our degrees have been accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and exemption is granted from Parts 1 and 2 of the BCS examination. Accreditation is being sought for the degrees added more recently to our catalogue.
The BCS accreditation only applies to students who take the Individual Dissertation module in their final year and pass without compensation. Students must have spent the third taught year at either the Nottingham, Malaysia, or China campus.
Our course structures are designed to be compliant with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) curriculum guidance.
Hands-on programming sessions, computer-aided learning tools, web-based teaching materials and small-group tutorials support traditional lecture courses.
Project work, both individual and in groups, is a key feature of all our courses. While deepening technical knowledge, the second-year group project develops self and group-management skills which can be invaluable in the workplace. In your final year, you will undertake a significant individual project on a topic relevant to your course and agreed with an academic supervisor.
The School of Computer Science was ranked in the top 10% of UK institutions in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. All our research activity was considered of international quality, with 80% of it rated as 'world-class' and 'internationally leading'.
This means the work at Nottingham is elite in key areas of computer science including scheduling and optimisation, human-computer interaction design, modelling and analysis, computer vision and image processing, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and the foundations of programming.
This research feeds into teaching, through specialist modules and undergraduate project work, to provide insight into the subject.