BSc Information and Computing Science

General

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Program Description

The BSc Information and Computing Science programme will provide a broad knowledge of information science and computing science. It contains designing, developing, building software systems by writing algorithms in order to process, structure and manage information. It also involves in research and development in communications and media systems by using various computing principles and practical skills. The students will learn how cutting-edge information and computer technology are developed and how to apply them creatively to solve practical problems.

Programme instructors have worked at world-renowned institutions and have diverse experience in teaching, research and collaboration with industry.

Why Should I Study Information and Computing Science at XJLTU?

  • Receive in-depth knowledge about both the theory and practice of information and computing science;
  • Engage in research under the supervision of staff with the possibility of presenting your results at international conferences and publishing in leading journals;
  • Apply for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships that allow you to conduct supervised research with financial support;
  • Take advantage of student placement opportunities for career development and practical experience to complement your theoretical studies;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from BSc Information and Computing Science, you will have:

  • the ability to design and develop computer-based systems;
  • the skills to analyse the effectiveness of computer-based systems and the ways in which they may be developed;
  • a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and computational modelling which underpin the study of information and computing science;
  • the ability to work as a member of a development team, recognising the distinct roles within a team and different ways of organising teams;
  • the capability to perform innovative work using cutting edge technologies.

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Modules

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Final Year Project

Choose from six of the following:

Bio-Computation

Machine Learning

Big Data Analytics

Formal Methods

Mobile Computing

Multi-Agent Systems

Technologies for E-Commerce

Computer Systems Security

Software Engineering II

Principles of Computer Games Design

Careers

Graduates will be well prepared for positions as software engineers, information system developers, system administrators and other jobs in the information technology and computing industries. The programme also provides a solid foundation for those who want to start their own companies or find employment within specialist fields such as software development, intelligent systems, data science and analysis, information systems, electronic commerce, mobile development and computer games design.

Graduates will also gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study in information and computer science.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less