BSc (Hons) Computing

Approval Code R2/481/6/0290; 10/2023
Accreditation Code A 9516
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Computing
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



This programme enables students to be provided with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the rapidly growing arena of mobile commerce and computing, through exposure to mobile computing architecture-related courses. The curriculum consists of the latest advances in mobile applications, mobile networking technologies and standards, applicable for devices such as PDAs and Smart Mobile devices.

Each semester, the core content of the syllabus is subject to 10% alteration with the purpose of incorporating new developments and changes in technology into all computing courses. The 3-year programme aims to provide in-depth understanding on the principles of networked systems, and key operational and technical aspects that are necessary for current applications, thus enabling students to absorb the fundamental concepts of computing and borderless computer systems. Students of this programme should aim to master the relevant industry skills such as analysis and design, programming, software building and maintenance of new developments.

The Faculty constantly collaborate with industry advisory partners and stakeholders, such as Apple, RICOH and Oracle, who contribute constructive input every year to improve the programme. Generally, industry collaboration provides students with the opportunity to be awarded with professional certificates and enhances their industrial experience, thus increasing their employability. To date, our students are guaranteed co-operative placements with a total of 112 companies every year.

Throughout their studies, students are encouraged to participate in numerous research activities utilising the university’s research and development laboratory that is equipped with the latest technology devices and computers. A comprehensive networking and wireless networking laboratory was also built specifically for computing and mobile computing students to garner industry experience in managing diverse network environments. This way, our students are exposed to a wide variety of technology-based platforms.



Assessments

Coursework percentage and written examination percentage.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
Foundation year
Pass (Minimum CGPA of 2.0) inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM
 
STPM
Minimum 2 principals (C grade), inclusive of
  1. Principal(C) in Mathematics at STPM / A-Level, or
  2. Credit(C) in 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 Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits (B6), including Mathematics
 
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM
 
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects and minimum Credit (C) in 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 Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
SAM
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in 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
Diploma (Computing-related)
Diploma in Science & Technology
Minimum CGPA of 2.5, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level


Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016 & MQA Bil 2/2016):

  1. 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.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR
Qualification
Academic Requirements
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
O-Level
Minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits(B6), including Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM / A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM / O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Mathematics
 

International Student English Language Requirement:

  • Minimum English language competency requirements are as follows: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (410-413) or TOEFL IBT (34) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance) or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3).
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

 

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'

In the world of computing, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

  • Software Engineers
  • System Analysts
  • Database Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Games Developers
  • IT Consultants
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialists
  • IT Support Engineers
Year 1
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Java Programming 1
  • Object-Oriented Modelling 1
  • Database Management System
  • Java Programming 2
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Database Administration
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Data Structure & Algorithms
  • Research Methods in Computing
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Visual Basic.Net
  • Object-Oriented Modelling 2
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Design
  • Networking
  • Software Project Management
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Business System Development Tools
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3) / Other equivalent courses in (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Programming Models
  • Database Technology
  • Object Oriented Methods
  • Project Formulation
  • Java Web Programming
  • Network Security Design
  • Project Design & Implementation
  • Business Case Project
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • 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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


International Degree Pathway (IDP) via BSc (Hons) Computing

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BSc (Hons) Information Technology 2+1 / 1+2 Middlesex University United Kingdom £ 12000
Bachelor of Computer Science 1.5 + 1.5 University of Queensland Australia AUD 45,120

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