Master in Computer Science

Course Overview

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

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

Program Structure (Full time / Part time)

Modules Classification Credits
Research Methods Core 4
Algorithm Design & Analysis Core 4
Dissertation/Thesis Project

Intake dates


13 January 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM19,780 (Full Time)
RM27,220 (Part Time)

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International students

RM26,230 (Full Time)

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree:
A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to computing, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00; or

A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to computing, with CGPA below 3.00 but above 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or

A Bachelor’s Degree of Computing or in the area of Science and Technology or related to Computing, with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted.

For candidates without Computing Degree, prerequisite modules in computing will be offered to adequately prepare them.

English Requirement

Local Student:
MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL; or Recognised Degree (conducted in English); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (67)


International Student:
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (36)



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