Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Computer Science Degree In Malaysia



Ever since the introduction of information technology, computer science degrees in Malaysia has always been a popular choice among undergraduate programs. Computer science is a diverse and complex field which deals with the various aspects of computing.
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. This degree is validated by the University of Lincoln and upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded two degree certificates.
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 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 programs, our graduates enjoy high employment rates.


This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study

  • This program 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

Program information

Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree program 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 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.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their delivering partner, Teknoturf, to setup IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students will complete 4 IBM modules under this certification program.


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, Batu Kawan


  • Principles of Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Networks
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • System Analysis and Design



  • System Fundamentals
  • Database Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Computer Graphics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • Elective (2 subjects)



  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Machine Learning
  • Parallel Computing
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)


  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Data Visualisationfor Web
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Distributed Computing



  • Image Processing
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics

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


1 June 14 September


Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM54,205

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International students

Single Award – RM64,798

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Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes with min. Grade C 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 min. Grade C in 1 Mathematics subject and one subject in Science/ICT.


GCE A Level :
2 Principal Passes (EE) 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 (Min B6) including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject


Foundation/Matriculation :
Pass with 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 :
Diploma in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology/Information System or equivalent with min. CGPA 2.50; or Any Diploma in science and technology with min. CGPA 2.50

Candidate 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 :
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


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