Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

The best way to envision the future is to innovate and create new forms of computing technology


The area of Computer Science focuses on a range of area from the theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. The nomenclature for the word science in computer science reflects the practice of solving problems and scientific approaches which in the world of computer science is about pushing the boundaries of computing technology. This means that computer science students need to focus on understanding, designing, and developing programs and computers. The fast-growing areas in computing technology includes Big Data and Cyber Security.

We leave digital footprints with everything we do that involves a digital transaction, which is almost everything. Big Data works on the principle that the more you know about anything or any situation, the more reliably you can gain new insights and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Data Science which is the technical area within Big Data is the blend of understanding various tools, algorithms and machine learning principles in order to discover hidden patterns from raw data.

The global cyber security market is expected to increase from USD 150 billion in 2018 to USD 250 billion by 2023. Malaysia is one of the top three ASEAN countries that are expected to contribute 75 per cent of cyber-security services market share by 2025. Cyber Security is the process and techniques involved in protecting sensitive data, computer systems, networks and software applications from cyber-attacks.

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in UOW Malaysia KDU offers students a strong foundation that allows for the adoption and adaptation of new technologies and new ideas. The program focuses from theory through programming, to cutting-edge development of computing solutions, and emphasises the critical areas of the dynamic computing industry through its specialisations in the following disciplines.

  • Computer Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Data Science

Upon completion of this program, graduates will understand how and why various computer processes operate the way they do and be able to design and develop systems that meet specific requirements. They will emerge as highly sought-after experts with interdisciplinary computer science knowledge and skills; often commanding high salaries in this field.

Program information


“An all-inclusive syllabus that produces computing wizards & games maestros”



Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are not only employable but desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. It evolves to stay relevant to current industry needs and practices.


Creative Media:

The Game Development degree programme at UOW Malaysia KDU is endorsed by a major UK-based game development studio and stalwarts in the local industry. The programme’s streamlined syllabus and industry insights produces sought-after graduates, drawing many a studio to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our programme is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programmes out there.

UOW Malaysia KDU also collaborates with Codemasters Studios in the adoption of industry benchmarking and standards for curriculum and assessment methods in programme delivery. Codemasters is one of Britain’s oldest video game development companies and is considered Europe’s largest independent games company with nearly 700 employees in the UK alone.



UOW Malaysia KDU recognises the need to integrate and diminish the gap between industry requirements, practice and technology and academic delivery. Irrespective of the computing stream students choose to study, our syllabus ensure 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 KDU offers programmes 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 means students 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.


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 KDU 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.


Career Options

Computer Security

  • Malware Analyst
  • Network Penetration Tester
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Designer
  • Security Operations Centre Analyst
Mobile Computing

  • Android Mobile Developer
  • iOS Mobile Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Mobile App Tester
  • Mobile Engineer
Data Science

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Mining Engineer
3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Academic English 1
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Object Oriented System Analysis & Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Introduction to Security
  • Java Programming



  • Specialisation (3 subjects)
  • Elective (1 subject)
  • Principles of Software Engineering
  • Operating Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer Ethics & Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Designing for Usability and User Experience



  • Specialisation (3 subjects)
  • Elective (2 subjects)
  • Integrative Consultancy Project
  • Final Year Project
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Internship


  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Data Science Toolbox
  • Data Visualization and Interactive Design
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing



  • Computer System Security
  • Wireless & Mobile Security
  • Wireless and Mobile Technology
  • Mobile Programming and Screen Design 1
  • Internet & Web Development
  • Mobile Programming and Screen Design 2



  • Computer System Security
  • Wireless & Mobile Security
  • Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Life in Malaysia
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for Malaysian students

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

Intake dates


13 January 1 June 10 September
Estimated fees
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

GCE A Levels :
2 Principal Passes (2Ds)


STPM (Science Stream or equivalent) :
2Cs or CGPA 2.00 with a Credit in a Mathematics subject and a Credit in a Science or ICT subject.


Diploma :
Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information System
Related Diploma in Science and Technology
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.50


Foundation Studies:
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.00


5 Credits (5Bs) inclusive of a credit in Additional Mathematics


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

Mathematics Requirement

(i) Students MUST have attained a ‘CREDIT’ in ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS at SPM/O Levels or equivalent.
(ii) MUST have attained a CREDIT in MATHEMATICS and a CREDIT in either a SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY or ENGINEERING subject for SPM/O Levels or equivalent. Students using requirement (ii) for admission will need to enrol and pass a supplementary mathematics subject to be taken concurrently in Degree.


Note: Students who do not fulfill either requirements are advised to seek advice from the school before enrolment.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Band 3 in MUET


International Student:
Band 6 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 550 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 58 and above for Pearson English Test



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