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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 (6 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES (6 Credits) +
DISSERTATION (30 Credits)

DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES (6 Credit Hour)

Discipline Core Courses
Advanced Algorithms
Research Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES (6 Credits Hour)
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 acquire at least: 

  • A bachelor’s degree with Honours or a equivalent in Computer Science/Information Technology/related field from a recognized university with a CGPA of 3.0 and above/equivalent, OR
  • A bachelor degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/related field from a recognized university with a CGPA in the range of 2.50 – 2.99/equivalent can be considered provided the fulfilment of the University requirements.

International applicants are required to have:

  • At least IELTS Band 6.0 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (internet based) if their first degree from a university whose English language is not the medium of instruction, OR
  • Pass an English Proficiency test approved by the university

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

Coordinator Programme
Dr. Zati Hakim Azizul Hasan
zati@um.edu.my
(603) 7967 6376

Last Updated: 21/04/2021