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Master of Computer Science (Applied Computing) (Coursework and Dissertation)

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The purpose of Master of Computer Science (Applied Computing) programme is to provide advanced training and knowledge in the field of Computer Science. Our program offers a profound and in-depth education in several core areas of computer science. The program guides each individual student in taking a meaningful path through the variety of course offers and designing a profile that matches both personal inclinations and prospective career opportunities.

This programme combines theory and hands-on practice to provide students with a well-rounded education. The program is designed to encourage both fundamental research in computing and interdisciplinary research. Research projects in diverse areas offer students a wide range of opportunities to gain experience. Significant computational facilities, networks, and other resources are available to support student research

  • Computer and Information Scientist
  • Computer/Multimedia Programmer/Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Network and Computer Systems
  • Administrator/Analyst
  • Multimedia Producer/Developer
  • Academician/Researcher

COURSE MODULE (42 Credit Hours)


Discipline Core Courses
Advanced Algorithms
Research Methodology

Please select two (2) courses only:

Elective Courses
Advanced Network Technology
Mobile Technology
Special Topics in Data Communication and Computer Network
Emerging Technologies in Information Systems
Data Analytics and Visualization
Information Assurance
Virtual Reality Concepts and Technology
Computer Graphics and 3D Animation Technology
Games Development
Image Processing and Computer Vision
Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing
Robotics and Intelligent Systems
DISSERTATION (30 Credit Hour)

(Note: Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

For admission into the Master of Computer Science (Applied Computing) programme, applicants must have at least:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a comparable degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or in a related field; or
  • Other qualifications approved by the University Senate.
  • Priority is given to applicants who have a CGPA of 3.0 and above or equivalent.

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS Band 6 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.

University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Dr. Zati Hakim Azizul Hasan
(603) 7967 6376

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 09/12/2020