What is computer science?
The area of Computer Science focuses on a range of subjects from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. The nomenclature for the word science in computer science reflects the practice of solving problems and scientific approaches which in the world of computer science is about pushing the boundaries of computing technology. This means that computer science students need to focus on understanding, designing, and developing programs and computers. The fast-growing areas in computing technology includes Big Data and Cyber Security.
We leave digital footprints with everything we do that involves a digital transaction, which is almost everything. Big Data works on the principle that the more you know about anything or any situation, the more reliably you can gain new insights and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Data Science which is the technical area within Big Data is the blend of understanding various tools, algorithms and machine learning principles in order to discover hidden patterns from raw data.
Why study computer science?
The global cyber security market is expected to increase from USD 150 billion in 2018 to USD 250 billion by 2023. Malaysia is one of the top three ASEAN countries that are expected to contribute 75 per cent of cyber-security services market share by 2025. Cyber Security is the process and techniques involved in protecting sensitive data, computer systems, networks and software applications from cyber-attacks.
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in UOW Malaysia KDU offers students a strong foundation that allows for the adoption and adaptation of new technologies and new ideas. The program focuses from theory through programming, to cutting-edge development of computing solutions, and emphasises the critical areas of the dynamic computing industry through its specialisations in the following disciplines.
The degree program aims to equip students to find a nurturing career in computing science. At the completion of the course, students will have:
A Level :
2 Principal Passes (2Ds)
STPM (Science Stream or equivalent) :
2Cs or CGPA 2.00 with a Credit in a Mathematics subject and a Credit in a Science or ICT subject.
Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information System
Related Diploma in Science and Technology
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.50
Pass with Min. CGPA 2.00
5 Credits (5Bs) inclusive of a credit in Additional Mathematics
(i) Students MUST have attained a ‘CREDIT’ in ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS at SPM/O Levels or equivalent.
(ii) MUST have attained a CREDIT in MATHEMATICS and a CREDIT in either a SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY or ENGINEERING subject for SPM/O Levels or equivalent. Students using requirement (ii) for admission will need to enrol and pass a supplementary mathematics subject to be taken concurrently in Degree.
Note: Students who do not fulfill either requirements are advised to seek advice from the school before enrolment.
Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students