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Diploma in Computer Science

Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)
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Course Duration2.5 Years
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Fees (International Student)RM23,600/Course
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

Moving into the age of digitalisation and technology-led evolution, the demand for great talents with digital literacy in the field such as Computer Science (CS) has been steadily increasing to meet the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).

The Diploma in Computer Science programme is designed to equip students with broad-based knowledge and future-oriented skills such as Data Science, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and Programming. These tech disruptive skills are highly sought after by companies not just in the tech industry but also many others worldwide.

Upon completion of this programme, students can join the workforce, become technopreneurs or further their studies at our partner universities in various fields of specialisation such as Software Engineering and Data Science.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Databases
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Programming with Python
  • Programming with R
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Statistics**
  • MPU I*
  • MPU II*
  • MPU III*
  • Fundamentals of Data Science**
  • Introduction to Data Mining**
  • Big Data Architecture
  • Cloud Computing for Big Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning**
  • Project Management
  • Data Processing and Visualisation**
  • Introduction to Data Governance
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Capstone Project
  • MPU IV*
  • Elective I
  • Elective II 
  • Elective III
  • Industrial Training

** Uses SAS content and software.

Elective Courses – choose 3 only

  • Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Digital Business
  • Mobile Computing 
  • Web Computing
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering

*Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU):

  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa 2
  • Information Literacy
  • Character Formation
  • Service Learning 
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    • For local students who do not have credit in SPM BM
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
    • For international students 

*MPU: The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) within the duration of their studies. MCKL established a series of subjects that different programmes need to implement for all students to meet the Ministry’s requirements. Subjects will differ depending on the institution and the level of studies the student is taking.

Entry Requirements

Min. 3 credits including Mathematics and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah (History)

Min. 3 credits including Mathematics

Min. a Grade C in any subjects

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Intake Months

January, June & August

Career Prospects
  • Applications Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • IT Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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