BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (HONS)

​Dual Award Programme
(MQA/PA 8050)

Overview
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) degree programme is designed to produce quality graduates who grasp a sound technical knowledge of the broad aspects of computer science. The programme also provides an understanding of computer science as an academic discipline. This degree is validated by the University of Lincoln and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses offers study covering a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, mobile computing and computational mathematics, using languages and tools such as Java, C++, Android, SQL, and MATLAB.
 
Why study Computer Science?
During this degree, you will study the techniques that underpin such areas as complex computing systems, computer graphics, computer security, web technology, mobile computing and artificial intelligence.

You will also develop your technical skills of programming, software design, computer systems and operations. In addition, you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills that are sought after by many employers.

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study
  • This programme prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.
Career opportunities
As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a
  • Systems Developer/ Web Programmer/ R&D software Engineer/ System Analyst/ Database programmer/Mobile developer/Technical support
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardUniversity of Lincoln Award
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)BSc (Hons) Computer Science
*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions
Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
YEAR 2
  • Program Design & Development
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Introduction to Web Design (Web) / Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.(AI)
  • Writing and Referencing 
  • Database Programming
  • Elective 1**
  • Elective 2 **
  • Server-Side Web Technologies (Web) / Intelligent Systems  (AI)
  • Public Speaking
  • Elective 3**
YEAR 3
  • Individual Project 1
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Application Integration 1 (Web)/Image Processing(AI)
  • Software Engineering
  • Individual Project 2
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Web Application Integration 2 (Web) Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AI)
  • Parallel Computing
  • Industrial Training
Programme Specialisation
  • AI – Courses in Artificial Intelligence
  • WP – Courses in Web Programming
MPU Subjects
Local Students
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development 
International Students
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Field Electives
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Theory of Computation
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Relational Database
  • Business Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Mobile Computing
  • Critical Perspectives on Project Management
  • Cross-Platform Development 
** Students will choose 3 courses from the Field electives. Two with 3 credits and one with 4 credits.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
  • RM58,050
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM63,982

Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this leading dual award award programme. We challenge you to find a  better value dual award degree in Penang. Speak to our consultants for more information.
  • Access a UK degree from a highly regarded UK University. The University of Lincoln (UK) has been rated the UK’s number one modern university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
  • Receive two degree certificates and two transcripts from both institutions.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities supported by our job placement office. A recent survey indicates that 96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
*STPM2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
GCE ‘A’ Level2 Principal Passes & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent 
UEC5 Credits (Min Grade B) including Math
*Foundation/MatriculationPass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*DiplomaA Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or
 
Any other  Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*Remarks
The above candidates without a Credit in Add Math may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in Add Math that are equivalent to SPM level
 
Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
Local  StudentsYear 1
International Students
Minimum Standard
Dual Award
Required Standard
 Pass English
 at SPM level; or
Credit in English (Min C)
at SPM level; or
 MUET Band 2; orMUET Band 4; or
 IELTS Band 5; orIELTS Band 6
(with no component below 5.5); or
 TOEFL
 (Computer based 180); or (Internet based 57)
TOEFL
(Computer based 220); or (Internet based 79)
 If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered

if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73
 
Year 2
 
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)