Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Computer Science Degree In Malaysia

 

Overview

Ever since the introduction of information technology, computer science degrees in Malaysia has always been a popular choice among undergraduate programmes. Computer science is a diverse and complex field which deals with the various aspects of computing.
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) degree programme is designed to produce quality graduates who grasp a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science. The programme also provides an understanding of computer science as an academic discipline. This degree is validated by the University of Lincoln and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates.
The courses offer a comprehensive study programme which covers a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, mobile computing and computational mathematics, using languages and tools such as Java, C++, Android, SQL, and MATLAB.

 

Why study Computer Science?

During this degree, you will study the techniques that underpin such areas as complex computing systems, computer graphics, computer security, web technology, mobile computing and artificial intelligence. If you wish to get a computer science degree in Malaysia, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is definitely one of the top choices available.
You will also develop your technical skills in programming, software design, computer systems and operations. In addition, you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills that are sought after by many employers. At UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, we emphasize of enriching students with the necessary skillset and knowledge needed to excel in the modern working world. As a testament to our programmes, our graduates enjoy high employment rates.

 

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study

  • This programme prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.

 

Career opportunities:
As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a

  • Systems Developer/ Web Programmer/ R&D software Engineer/ System Analyst/ Database programmer/Mobile developer/Technical support

Programme information

EMPLOYABILITY
Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree programme go into careers in software industry, extending from small and medium companies to multinationals. A number of our graduates have continued their studies at the universities, government services and teaching professions. More than 95% employment rate within the first 6 months upon graduation. On-campus career talks and walk-in interviews are regularly conducted for graduates.

 

A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM WITH MULTIPLE SPECIALIZATION
Our computing curriculum, has covered wide range of specialization field areas knowledge of the theory and practice to apply problem-solving techniques using different programming languages. Apart from that it has included soft skills, together with the programme structure to allow students to train them communication skills in different cultural background.  Students are required to do Industrial training and computing projects during the course of study to future familiarize with industry related problems. The degree course is based on three bonded structures namely, academic consciousness, produce professional computing relevance and a sturdy commitment to employability.

 

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff has specialized in their field area, industry experience, and research activities. They are active researchers to bring innovative talents to share with students and in classroom. Our guest lecturers from industry also provide the current trends and technology enhancement among the students. Our facilitators are involved with Peer-Assisted Learning, in which the final year students provide optional support sessions during the semesters.

 

GRADUATE WITH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
New opportunities are for the diploma students to improve the dynamic learning with Oracle universities student guide e-Kit on LVC (Live Virtual Classes), Microsoft Technical Assistant (MTA) examinations. Recently the department has initiated EC-Council’s, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-V9) examinations for the diploma level students. In short, if a student joined the diploma in computer studies or diploma in Games technology they will be graduation their programmes with professional certifications that really stands out from other IT graduates from competitors.

 

INDUSTRY STANDARDS TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
Department of Computing has a wide range of software packages to support the computer science, computer games, animation, networking and business intelligence curriculum, including tools for software/apps development, mobile development, network simulations and more. There is free access to commercial software and servers to staff and students are available. The students are able to use UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKAGES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Today’s cutting edge technology and competitiveness have increased globally within complex environment. To this end, the department of computing works closely with the manufacturing and software industry. It is an essential criterion in creating a robust and complete industry driven curriculum to suit the students and fit to work right after their graduation as well as increasing and taking advantage of research opportunities. The Industry Board of Department of Computing are made up of industry professionals to provide constructive feedback on our curriculum.  Employers include Intel, DELL, National Instruments, Motorola, etc.

 

INDUSTRY-READY
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College graduates are most wanted by the industry either for internship or immediate recruitment.  95% of our graduates are observed by the software industry within 3 months either before or after the completion of studies with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

Duration
3 Years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

YEAR 1

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures & Algorithms

 

YEAR 2

  • Program Design & Development
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Database Programming
  • Computer Graphics
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Introduction to Web Design (WP)
  • Intelligent Systems (AI) / Server-Side Web Technologies (WP)
  • Elective 1**
  • Elective 2**

 

YEAR 3

  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AI) / Web Application Integration 1 (WP)
  • Image Processing (AI) / Web Application Integration 2 (WP)
  • Parallel Computing (AI) / Data Visualization for Web (WP)
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective 3**
Electives

3 credits: (Choose 2 from the list)

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Relational Database
  • Principles of Management

 

4 credits: (Choose 1 from the list)

  • Data Science Tools and Techniques
  • 3D Modeling & Virtual Environment
MPU

Local Students

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

 

International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

Intake dates

2020

June September
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM48,018
Dual Award – RM60,468

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International students

Single Award – RM54,268
Dual Award – RM66,718

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Notes

Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

Academic Qualification

*STPM:

2 Principal Passes and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

GCE ‘A’ Level:

Minimum Standard

  • 2 Principal Passes (D) and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard

  • 2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent
  • Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner

 

UEC:

5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics

 

*Foundation/Matriculation:

Minimum Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

Australian Matriculation/ Foundation:

Minimum Standard

  • ATAR score of 55

Dual Award Required Standard

  • ATAR score of 70

 

*Diploma:

A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science/ Software Engineering/Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or

Any other Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process & Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

*Remarks
The above candidates without a Credit in Additional Mathematics may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in Additional Mathematics that are equivalent to SPM level.

Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

English Requirement

Local Student:

Year 1
Single Award (Minimum Standard)

  • Pass English at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)

Dual Award (Minimum Standard)

  • Credit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)

If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme.

  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

Year 2

  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

 

International Student:

Year 1
Single Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 3; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34)

Dual Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)

If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme.

  • SPM English Credit (Min C); or
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

Year 2

  • UOW Malaysia KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

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