Computer science has become a popular choice for students pursuing a tertiary education. 

It’s easy to see why – the computer science field has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and continues to grow rapidly. 

Computer science refers to the practical and scientific approach to computation and involves the use of algorithms in dealing with obtaining, processing and representing data. 

A Master in Computer Science will enable you to have a firm grasp on computer science related concepts as well as an advantage when it comes to career advancement in this field. 


Master in Computer Science career prospects

Graduates are in demand and will continue to be as computers and computer related activities cannot be avoided by businesses and organisations. 

Popular jobs include:

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer and information research scientists
  • Computer network architects
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Network and computer systems administrators
  • Software development engineers
  • Software developers
  • Information security analysts
  • Database administrators
  • Web developers

Why study Master in Computer Science at UOW Malaysia KDU?

This program provides you opportunity to enhance your existing knowledge of computer programming and mathematical frameworks through independent research.

You will develop your research skills through two taught modules, i.e. Research Methodology and Algorithm Design & Analysis.

This flexible program provides you the chance to work closely with your supervisors, academic experts, industrial practitioners, and government agencies locally and internationally in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Processing
  • IOT / Industry 4.0
  • Deep Learning

The hard and soft skills you learn in this program will arm you with a competitive advantage among your peers and give you ample career advancement opportunities in this field. 


University Award:

Program information

You will not only be supervised by active and experienced supervisors in UOW Malaysia KDU but also gain access to and guidance from potential co-supervision by researchers from our UK partner university. Interaction with supervisors from different disciplines will enhance your learning opportunities, andallow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research.


We are committed to providing extensive training and support to all postgraduate students. You will learn Research Methodology and Algorithm Design & Analysis as core modules. Students will also receive training sessions including inventive problem solvingapproach, project management, scholarship and research funding application, English writing skills, communication skills, and information research and retrieval techniques. Series of research seminars, workshops and talks will be available to enhance and stimulate research culture in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.


Join a global education programwith UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. As one of the top institutions of higher education in the country, we are proud to offer you an opportunity to join us. Our Master in computer science course in Penang, Malaysia is recognized to be one of the best in-field. Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced lecturers mean that you will be able to equip yourselves with the latest skillset and knowledge in the IT field. Enhance yourselves with our global affiliations which allow you to progress in interdisciplinary research.

2-4 years (Full-time) / 3-6 years (Part-time)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Students will systematically structure and develop their research by developing a research proposal, which would guide the student through the entire research process.
  • To enhance the rigor of the research proposal, the students will also need to complete a semester of Research Methods and one other subject (Qualitative\ Quantitative methods) in addition to participating in periodic research seminars and workshops.



  • Upon the approval of the research proposal, students will be guided by their supervisors to begin their research, and will work independently on their research projects.



  • Upon the completion of their research, students will document the research project and process in a dissertation. Typically, dissertations for a Master by research is not more than 60,000 words.



  • Upon the completion of the research and dissertation, students will undergo an oral examination, chaired by experts in the field.
Areas of Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Image Processing
  • Industry 4.0

Intake dates


30 January 26 May 8 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM27,980 (Full-Time)
RM38,270 (Part-Time)

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International students

RM35,360 (Full-Time)

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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree :
Min. CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or

CGPA 2.50 to 2.74 or equivalent, subject to institution approval; or

CGPA of 2.00 to 2.49 or equivalent, with a min. of 5 years working experience in the relevant field, subject to institutional approval

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 5 in MUET


International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42(IBT) or 410(PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (154); or PTE Academic (47)


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