Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Computer Science Degree In Malaysia


​Dual Award Programme


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 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


Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)Note: Students chose the Artificial Intelligent specialization
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)Note: Students chose the Web Programming specialization

University of Lincoln Award:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.


Programme Specialisation(s)

  • AI – Courses in Artificial Intelligence
  • WP – Courses in Web Programming


Validated By:

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.

3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • 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



  • 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**



  • 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**

3 Credits (Choose 2)

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


4 Credits (Choose 1)

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

Local Student:

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


International Student:

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

Intake dates



13 January 1 June 14 September



13 January 1 June 3 September
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM54,205
Dual Award – RM66,655

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International students

Single Award – RM64,798
Dual Award – RM77,248

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes (min. 2Cs) in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering


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


GCE A Level :
Minimum Standard
2 Principal Passes (DD) in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

Dual Award Required Standard
2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner.


5 Credits (5Bs) including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject


Foundation/Matriculation :
Minimum Standard
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

Dual Award Required Standard
Pass with min. CGPA of 3.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering


Australian Matriculation/Foundation:
Minimum Standard
ATAR score of 55

Dual Award Required Standard
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
i) Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information System or equivalent with min. CGPA 2.50; or

ii) Any Diploma in science and technology with min. CGPA 2.50

Note: Candidate for category (i) and (ii) with CGPA under 2.50 but more than 2.00 may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process by institution


Candidates entering the degree programme via Matriculation/Foundation/STPM with credit in Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering at SPM level or equivalent are required to take Mathematics enhancement course with topics related to Computer Science and Software Engineering fields.

Candidates must pass the Mathematics enhancement course as prerequisite before are allowed to take related core subject. However, this requirement does not limit candidate from taking any other core or non-core subjects that do not have the Mathematics enhancement course as the prerequisite.

The credit for the Mathematics enhancement course is an extra credit to core subjects and can be considered as part of the graduating credit.

The requirement for the Mathematics enhancement course can be exempted if the Matriculation or Foundation programme or equivalent contains Mathematics subject that is at the same level/higher than the credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Single Award
Pass English at SPM level; or MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
Credit in English (min. C) at SPM level; or MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS; or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL


International Student:
Single Award
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS; or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL



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) min. 169 / Advanced CAE (pre 2015) B2; or PTE Academic (54); or KDU English Entrance Test (73)



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