Bachelor Of Computer Science In Data Science With Honours

Approval Code N/481/6/0828; 12/2025
Accreditation Code MQA/PA 14042
Classification Bachelor of Computer Science
Subject Area Computer Science
Course Mode Full time
Course Duration 3 years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September


The programme aims to prepare graduates with statistical knowledge and computing principles to analyse and solve real-world data analysis problems. This knowledge and principles are built on combinations of statistical and computing in sustainability with lifelong learning.

Essentially, this programme addresses the increasing demand for graduates who possess strong analytical skills, hands-on ICT skills as well as strategic management which can be deployed to achieve success metrics related to yield management and revenue generation from the domestic and international perspectives. Globally, Data Scientists and Big Data Specialists are in demand now and in the future and there are tremendous job opportunities in various areas of this field.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation year
Pass (Minimum CGPA of 2.0), inclusive of Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics in SPM
 
STPM
Minimum 2 principals (C grade), inclusive of
  1. Principal (C) in Mathematics at STPM/A-Level, or
  2. Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
A-levels
Minimum 2 principals (E grade), inclusive of
  1. Principal (E) in Mathematics at STPM/A-Level, or
  2. Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits (B6), including Additional Mathematics
 
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM
 
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects, inclusive minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
AUSMAT/HSC/SACE/TEE/WACE/SAM
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Australian Year 12
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Diploma (Computing-related) /
Minimum CGPA of 2.5, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level and minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Diploma in Science & Technology
Minimum CGPA of 2.5, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level and minimum Credit (C) in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 


Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016):

The terms of credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level for the candidate with STPM, STAM, Diploma or Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required credit of Additional Mathematics at the SPM level.


Note/Legend

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
 

English Requirement

For Local Students*

Minimum B+ in the English Language subject at SPM or Minimum A2 in UEC level or Minimum C in SPM English Language 1119/ O Level English/ IGCSE or MUET Band 3.

In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the undergraduate programme.

For International Students*

Minimum English language competency requirements are as follows: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (440) or TOEFL IBT (42) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (47) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3) or Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests (154).

International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test..

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Wrangler/Munger/Miner
  • Data Analytics Manager
  • Business Analyst Manager
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • IT Risk Analyst
  • Advance Analytics Professional
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
  • Analytics Manager
  • Data Visualisation Developer
Year 1
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Statistics and its Applications
  • Fundamentals of Data Science
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
 
Year 2
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Business Law- Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Database Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Information Management for Data Science
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Information and Network Security
  • Data Mining
  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Business Communications
  • Fundamentals of Management
 
Year 3
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Digital Marketing
  • Independent Project 1
  • Machine Learning For Data Science
  • Business Analytics
  • Strategic Management
  • Independent Project 2
  • Cooperative Placement 2
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
 
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3