Diploma in Computer Studies

Diploma In Computer Studies

The purpose of the Diploma in Computer Studies is to equip students with the necessary skills to find employment as computer practitioners. It is appropriate to the work in the fields of programming, web programming, systems analysis and design, and operations. Together with the four professional certifications is a value added to a wide range of advanced professional and higher educational courses.


The diploma provides pathways to:

  • Industry is looking for entry level and qualified technician. Hence, good career prospect and opportunities to join the workforce after the completion of the diploma programme.

Degree: Dual-Awards with University of Lincoln, UK

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons)

Programme information

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.


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.


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.

2 years 4 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown


  • Cloud Computing
  • Personal Development and Leadership Skills
  • Computing Mathematics
  • User Interface Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Structure & Algorithms
  • VB Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Networking and Operating System
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming



  • Internet Technology and Application
  • Java Programming
  • Creative Programming
  • System Administration and Management
  • Fundamentals of Security in Ethical Hacking
  • Mobile Technology
  • Internship



  • Technopreneurship
  • Project

Local Students:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

International Students:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

Intake dates


14 January 8 April 26 August
Estimated fees
Local students


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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!

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

Academic Qualification

3 Credits including Mathematics

1 Principal Pass and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level

GCE ‘O’ Level:
3 Credits including Mathematics

3 Credits (Min B6) including a Credit in Mathematics

Certificate in computer related studies:
Full Cert – CGPA ≥ 2.00

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia:
Pass Level 3 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level

English Requirement

Local Student:

Pass English at SPM level or equivalent

If English language is not fulfilled, students are required to take an additional module.

International Student:

  • IELTS Band 4; or
  • TOEFL PBT (397) / IBT (30); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 30
  • MUET Band 2