Get your foothold in the billion-dollar world of Computing Technology

What is computer studies?

Computer Studies emphasizes on the study of Information Technology (IT) which is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems—particularly software applications and computer hardware. The world of IT is a rapidly evolving field that focuses on the practical, daily operational needs for an organization that is dependent on information technology. Nearly every company in this modern age from the smallest start-ups to the biggest manufacturers needs IT practitioners to keep their businesses running smoothly. These organisations have IT infrastructures and systems in place to ensure the functional day to day operations of the business and these systems must function properly, be secure, and upgraded, maintained, and replaced as and when needed.


What will I learn in computer studies?

With UOW Malaysia’s Diploma in Computer Studies, students will learn the application of IT knowledge to solve practical problems in industry or commerce. The program covers information technology concepts, the practical operation of hardware and software, and the awareness of how computers affect work, home and play.

The two year diploma course is designed to equip the students with skills and knowledge required to take up a career in software technology. The course is a well crafted fusion of theory and practical activities. It is developed for the students to gain analytical programming skills required in real life work situations. 

The curriculum includes basic computer education and programming and includes advanced programming with the help of high end languages. The experienced faculty members will ensure that the students sharpen their skills in communication and mathematical manipulation. It also includes on job training to learn the application of theoretical knowledge and tailor it to specific needs. 

Students are given a solid, well-rounded foundation in the theory and application of general computing plus the basics of programming. Based on real-world industry requirements, they also gain the relevant skills and experience sought by today’s top technology employers. Not only that, this diploma program also offers students the flexibility of combining their interests in computing with other areas of study and application.

Students will develop skills like:

  • Developing programs using standard programming languages
  • Developing programs using Visual environment
  • Designing applications
  • Communicating their ideas. 
  • Creatively produce animated computing applications
  • Object oriented systems analysis and design
  • User interface design, etc


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.

2 years
Program Location
University of Wollongong Malaysia, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Internet & Web Technologies
  • Database Systems
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Oral Communication
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Writing and Referencing
  • VB Net Programming
  • Computer Security
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming



  • Personal Development Skills
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Java Programming
  • System Administration & Management
  • Technoprenuership
  • Networking & Operating System
  • Mobile Technology
  • Creative Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Professional Placement
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Teamwork and Community
  • 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 1 July 6 September 14 October
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels:
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs) inclusive of a Credit in Mathematics


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs) inclusive of a Credit in Mathematics


Students MUST have attained a ‘CREDIT’ in MATHEMATICS  at SPM/O Levels or equivalent.

Students who do not fulfil the mathematics requirements at SPM level and without a related certificate MUST enrol into a reinforcement Mathematics subject with appropriate topics in the discipline of Computing at the beginning of the study.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination); MUET Band 2


International Student:
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test


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