Computer Science Degree In Malaysia

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) degree program is designed to produce quality graduates who grasp a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science. The program also provides an understanding of computer science as an academic discipline. The courses offer a comprehensive study program which covers a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, mobile computing and computational mathematics, using languages and tools.


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, Batu Kawan 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 programs, our graduates enjoy high employment rates.


University Award:

Program information


“Future-thinking syllabus that produces computing wizards & creative creators.”



Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are readily employable and desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. We evolve rapidly to stay current with industry needs and practices.


Creative Media:

UOW Malaysia is the Malaysian market leader for a holistic Game Development degree program; the course is endorsed by Codemasters Studios and stalwarts in the local industry. The program’s syllabus and industry insights produce sought-after graduates, drawing many national and international studios to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our program is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programs out there.

As part of the entertainment industry eco-system, UOW Malaysia also offers programme offerings in Digital Media Production and Graphic Design Technology, where students learn from the best in the industry. Our academic staff are industry practitioners from writing award winning screenplays to producing visual effects for TV series. Our students are regularly involved in production and credited in films; making them industry ready and focused.



UOW Malaysia recognises the need to integrate and diminish the gap between industry requirements, practice and technology and academic delivery. Regardless of the computing stream students choose, our syllabus ensures they have a strong grasp in the fundamentals on computing, from programming, to using complex algorithms, and designing, building and testing of applications or systems – all of which are critical in cultivating a graduate who is an analytical thinker and creative problem-solver.

UOW Malaysia offers programs in 3 out of the 4 major facets of computing (as stated by The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest scientific and educational society for computing).

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems


“Our strong industry collaborations benefits students who actively collaborate with potential future employers – before even graduating!”


Strategic Partnerships:

We work with selected corporate industry and relevant organisations to obtain practical training materials and tools for knowledge transfer as well as the opportunity for events and networking. Students get a taste of real-world experience in consultation with top technological companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Ouandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement. UOW Malaysia is also an academic partner for Epic Unreal Engine for SouthEast Asia, this allows the students to experience current industry updates and changes to the industry tools that practitioners use.


Certification Ready:
Students are exposed to and prepared for external certification exams and professional certification processes through our partnerships.


MyGameDev Talent Development Initiative:
In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded UOW Malaysia with a PEMANDU Entry Point Project initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan and the National Key Results Area (Education) to spearhead the Game Development industry in Malaysia, focusing on awareness and talent building activities. This Game Development Cluster represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and the Game Development industry to create a High-Income, Sustainable Creative Economy in the area of Game Development.

The primary measure of success in a digital game region is a critical mass of talent. Without critical mass, it is difficult to find support, retain talent, and attract international visibility and credibility. In an effort to maintain a constant flow of talents into the Game Development Industry, MyGameDev’s role is to ensure that not only are the relevant institutions generating graduates which are industry ready but to also prepare a ready pool of raw post-secondary student talents to feed into this pipeline.

3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan


  • Oral Communication
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Principles of Programming
  • Database Management & Security
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • Foundation of HCI
  • Writing and Referencing



  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Principles of Management
  • System Fundamentals
  • Computer Graphics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • System Security
  • Knowledge & Information Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Advanced Programming
  • IT Project Management



  • Individual Project 1 & 2
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Design
  • Modern Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Management
  • Parallel Computing
  • Elective (1 subject)
  • Internship
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Image Processing
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


12 January 4 March 17 May 15 July 17 September 21 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM67,650
Dual Award – RM81,450

International students

Single Award – RM79,550
Dual Award – RM93,350


*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes in any 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics or;
  2. Mathematics and any 1 subject in Science, Technology or Engineering


2 Principal Passes (Science Stream) with in 1 Mathematics subject and one subject in Science/ICT.


GCE A Levels :
2 Principal Passes in any 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering


5 Credits including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject


Foundation/Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA 2.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering


Australian Matriculation/ Foundation :
ATAR score of 55


Diploma :
Pass with min. CGPA 2.50

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 2 in MUET


International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 40 (IBT) or 7.5 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (154); or PTE Academic (47)


If English Language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia.