Master of Computer Science |

Master of Computer Science

N/481/7/0804 01/23 (PA9271)

Course Overview
  • This programme 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 programme 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
Global supervision team
You will not only be supervised by active and experienced supervisors in 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, and allow you to progress in diverse and interdisciplinary research as well as prepare you for a PhD.
Excellence Research Culture
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 solving approach, 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 KDU Penang.
Program Structure
2 - 4 years (FT)
3 - 6 years (PT)
KDU Penang University College
Mode of Delivery/Teaching & Learning Methods
Lecture, Supervision
Programme Structure (Full time / Part time)
Research MethodsCore4
Algorithm Design & AnalysisCore4
Entry Requirement
  • 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 Proficiency Requirement
  • Local Students
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57); or
  • Recognized degree (conducted in English); or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 67
  • International Students
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
Fees & Intakes
  • 2 Jan
  • 1 July
  • RM19,700 (FT - Local)
  • RM24,100 (PT - Local)
  • RM25,950 (FT - International)