Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Develop expertise in computing to solve complex, challenging problems


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 also emphasises the critical areas of the dynamic computing industry through its specialisations:

  • 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


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



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



  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Final Year Project
  • Internship
  • Integrative Consultancy Project
  • Elective (2 subject)



  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Data Science Toolbox



  • Computer System Security
  • Wireless Networks
  • Wireless and Mobile Technology



  • Computer System Security
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures



  • Data Visualization and Interactive Design
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing



  • Internet and Web Development
  • Mobile Programming and Screen Design 1
  • Mobile Programming and Screen Design 2



  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • 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
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

GCE A Level :
2 Principal Passes (2Es)


2 Principal Passes (2Cs) or CGPA 2.00


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


Diploma :
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.50


Foundation Studies:
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.00


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: Students must have obtained a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent. Candidates without a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level may be admitted if their entry qualification contain subject(s) of Additional Mathematics and their achievement is equivalent or higher than the required Credit of Additional Mathematics at the SPM level.

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.