• Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • dekan_fsktm@um.edu.my
  • +603-79676300

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 programme 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.

Career Opportunity

  • 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 Structure

COURSE MODULE (42 Credit Hours)
COURSEWORK (21 credits)
5 CORE COURSES ( 15 Credits Hour)
WOX7001 Research Methodology (3 credits
WOA7001 Advanced Algorithms (3 credits)
WOA7015 Advanced Machine Learning (3 credits)
WOA7016 Cloud Computing (3 credits)
WOA7017 Security Risk Analysis and Evaluation (3 credits)

Choose 2 of these elective courses ( 6 Credits Hour)

WOA7018 Autonomous Robotics (3 credits)
WOA7019 Augmented Reality (3 credits)
WOC7014 Framework-Based Software Design and Development (3 credits)
WOC7020 Advanced Internet of Things  (3 credits)
WQD7003 Data Analytics (3 credits)

DISSERTATION ( 21 Credits Hour)
WOC7021 Dissertation (21 credits)

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

Entry Requirement

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's 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) / PTE minimum 57 scoreif 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

Intake Schedule

Universiti Malaya has two intakes per year, in March and in October.

Contact :

Dr. Asmiza Abdul Sani
Programme Coordinator
+603 7967 6438

Mrs. Rohani Mohamed Arifin
Administrative Assistance
+603 7967 6408

Last Update: 11/10/2023