Computer Science & Software Engineering

About the Partnership

On the 16th of May 2017, the University of Bedfordshire (based in Luton, the UK) and the Romanian Nautical College (based in Constanta, Romania) signed a Partnership Agreement which explores the possibility of collaborating together to develop new robust Higher Educational programmes. The Agreement allows Students from Romania to undertake study on courses leading to a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in the academic area of “Computer Science” (IT Engineering) , under a clearly specified standard imposed by this University.

The Agreement states that students will study in Romania and England, as follows:

  • Year 1 within the Romanian Nautical College, Constanta, Romania
  • Year 2 and Year 3 at the University of Bedfordshire,, Luton, England

There 4 major advantages:

  • You will spend year 1 in Romania, with much more reduced costs in comparison to the costs paid by the students attending the programme from year 1 in UK, with a tuition fee of 3000 Euro.
  • You will not pay any fee for years 2 and 3, because the University will facilitate the financing process.
  • You will receive a British degree in Computer Science (IT) engineering, which opens a huge market for your employment!
  • There are cheap direct flights from Bucharest and Constanta to Luton, where the University operates.

The presentation of the University of Bedfordshire is HERE

About the course Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer science and software engineering are central to the success of many of today’s commercial and industrial activities, and this course shares its first year with a number of other relevant BSc degrees, and then offers the opportunity for specialist study in the second and third stages.

Particular emphasis is put on learning about the entire software development life cycle and the production of high quality systems using object-oriented methods.

You will gain detailed knowledge of areas such as internet programming, database applications, artificial intelligence and networking, and after completing a final stage project you may have the chance to undertake further advanced research.

  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – GG46
  • Campus Location for Year 1 – Str. Lebedei nr. 1, 900746 Constanta, Romania
  • Campus Location for Years 2 and 3 – University Square Campus, Luton, the UK
  • Start dates – February or October
  • Total Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time | Part-time day

What shall I study in Year 1?

Year 1 will be taught within the Romanian Nautical College in Constanta, Romania, the campus being located in the one of the most popular areas of the seaside, Tomis Marina.

The teaching of the courses will be done only in the English language. The following units will be delivered in Year 1:

The detailed Course Specifications of the course Computer Science and Software Engineering may be downloaded from University of Bedfordshire site, by clicking HERE.

What shall I study in Year 2 and Year 3?

Year 2 and year 3 will be taught at the University of Bedfordshire, located in University Square Campus, Luton, the UK:

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The teaching of the courses will be done only in the English language.


The following units will be delivered in Year 2:

  • Object Oriented Programming and Software Engineering
  • Mobile Applications
  • Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Development and Modern Database Practices
The following units will be delivered in Year 3:
  • Research Methodologies and Emerging Technologies
  • Comparative Integrated Systems
  • Social and Professional Project Management
  • Undergraduate Project

The detailed Course Specifications of the course Computer Science and Forensics may be downloaded from University of Bedfordshire site, by clicking  HERE.

Entry Requirements

As a general guide, to apply for a place on a BSc at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

  • Ideally you should have a Grade 8 in the Bacalaureat Diploma. Applicants with Grade 6 or above will be considered dependant upon the overall profile.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) – successful completion of the course with a minimum of 24 points (a minimum score 4 in each standard and higher subject)
  • Standard qualification of proficiency in English

Formal English Language Tests

The University accepts the following qualifications as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor or Masters degree*:

European Qualifications

  • TOEFL 550 / 213 / 80
  • IELTS (Minimum scores: 5.5 overall and at least 5.5 for each: listening / reading / speaking / writing)
  • TOEIC (Minimum scores: listening: 400 / reading: 385 / speaking: 160 / writing: 150)
  • JMB University Test: Minimum Pass
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Minimum Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Minimum Grade C
  • GCSE or IGCSE English Language: Minimum C
  • BEC Higher: Pass (grades A,B or C)
  • English for Business Communication (C and G) – Level 2 First Class Pass
  • LCCI International Qualifications – * English for Business (EFB) – Pass at Level 3, *
  • English for Commerce (EFC) – Pass at Level 3
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate: Minimum Grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English: Minimum Grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education – Higher Grade English: Minimum Grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English: Minimum Grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English: Minimum Grade D
  • Oxford High Level Certificate: Minimum Pass
  • Warwick English Language Test (WELT): Minimum CCC
  • Certificate of Attainment in English (Edexcel): Minimum Level 4
  • Anglia Certificate of English as a Foreign Language Proficiency
  • TEEP (University of Reading) 6.0
  • Integrated Skills Test in English (ISE): Level III or above


A student is exempt from the requirement to have a formal English Language qualification if s/he has studied for a first degree in the English language medium, or has passed one of the following:

  • 2 GCE A Levels validated in the UK
  • IB Diploma taught in English
  • ABE Advanced Diploma
  • NCC Advanced Diploma

You may see detailed information about entry requirements of University of Bedfordshire by clicking HERE

How can I apply?

You can apply online for the next Admission HERE.

After your application, you will be contacted by the Admin Department of the Computer Science – Romanian Programme, who will guide you directly.

  • If you would like to ask some questions to the Admin Department of the Romanian Programme,  click HERE
  • If you would like to ask some questions to the University of Bedfordshire, click HERE


YEAR 1: The tuition fee for year 1 in Romanian Nautical College is 3000 euro. Consequently, the tuition fee for 2017-2018 may be paid in 3 tranches, as follows:

  1. Tranche 1, 1000 euro, no later than 01/10/2017
  2. Tranche 2, 1000 euro, no later than 15/01/2018
  3. Tranche 3, 1000 euro, no later than 15/05/2018

YEAR 2: You can download the University of Bedfordshire Tuition Fee Schedule 2017-18 – PDF 282.5 KB

More information about fees in University of Bedfordshire:Undergraduate UK/EU students

See also the Government’s student finance website

Student Financial Support

YEAR 1: To cover the expenses of Year 1 in Romanian Nautical College we offer a loan package offered by BRD Bank, with a low interest (6.5% or lower), with 12 months of refunding delay. To obtain more information on this subject, address your enquiry HERE

YEAR 2: You benefit from financial support to cover your tuition fee for Year 2 and Year 3 in University of Bedfordshire by using the UK Student Finance programme. In practical terms, all EU students studying in an UK university or college benefit from financial support via the UK Government Student Finance Programme. You will return the money after the graduation, when your annual salary exceeds a reasonable limit.

See detailed information at: Government’s student finance website