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Diploma of Computer Science

Offered by: Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 1/2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesFees for Malaysian Students: Tuition Fees: RM29,800 per programme. Other Fees: Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: RM1,348 one-time payment Medical Insurance: RM88/year Deposit for Accommodation: RM250 one-time deposit payment Monthly Fee for Acc
Fees (International Student)Fees for International Students: Tuition Fees: USD8,200 (RM32,800) per programme. Other Fees: VISA & Application Fee: USD787.50 (RM3,150) one-time payment Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: USD1,650 (RM6,600) one-time payment Medical Insurance:
CampusPutrajaya Campus
FacultyCollege of Foundation and Diploma Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The Department of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CCI-FDS) offers Diploma in Computer Science (DCS), Foundation in Computer Science (FCS), and Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) programmes. The department is equipped with sufficient computers laboratories. All the laboratories are air-conditioned and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Students taking the Diploma in Computer Science are exposed to a variety of subjects that enable them to either join the workforce or continue with the degree programme upon graduation. Among the subjects to be undertaken under this diploma are Data Communication and Computer Networks,  Statistic for Computer Science, User Experience (UX) Design, Fundamentals of Data Science and other relevant subjects. Students will also be doing a Final Year project, closely supervised by lecturers, and be given the chance to experience working in the industry via the Industrial Training programme.

With such wide and comprehensive coverage, students who graduate with a Diploma in Computer Science are given the freedom to choose any related Bachelor programme (either Computer Science or Information Technology) should they decide to pursue their studies.

90 credit hours of subjects are being taught in seven semesters. This Diploma in Computer Science programme can be completed in 2 ¼ years.

  • Year 1: Semester 1
    - Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving Techniques
    - Algebra and Calculus
    - Computer Organization
    - Multimedia Technologies
    - English for Diploma

  • Year 1: Semester 2
    - Programming 1
    - PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    - Data Communication and Computer Networks
    - Database Systems
    - User Experience (UX) Design
    - Statistic for Computer

  • Year 1: Special Semester
    - Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    - Discrete Structures
    - IT Communication

  • Year 2: Semester 4
    - Programming 2
    - Web Programming
    - System Administration
    - System Analysis and Design
    - Discrete Structures
    - Fundamentals of Operating Systems
    - Technical Elective 1

  • Year 2: Semester 5
    - Data Structures and Algorithms
    - Fundamental of Cyber Security
    - Fundamentals of Data Science
    - Technical Elective 2
    - Pengajian Malaysia 2 / *Malaysia Culture for International Students

  • Year 2: Special Semester
    - Industrial Training

  • Year 3: Semester 7
    - Object-oriented Programming
    - Project
    - Technical Elective 3
    - Pengajian Islam dan Kemasyarakatan/Pendidikan Moral dan Kemasyarakatan / *Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Technical Elective Subjects
    - E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
    - Multimedia Application Authoring and Development
    - Introduction to IoT programming
    - Mobile Application Developmen
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - Computer Games Development

Subject marked (*) is required for International students only




Entry Requirements


For International Students: Entry requirements vary from country to country. Please click here to check the entry requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).



For Malaysian Students:

No additional English requirement for this programme.

For International Students:

International students are required to have English one of the proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Diploma students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Intensive English Programme (IEP) and pass the requirement below before starting their Diploma programme.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 3

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
    Achieve 5.0

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test)
Intake Months

Jan, July, Sept

Career Prospects
  • Computer & Network Researcher
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Embedded System Programmer
  • Forensics Investigator / Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • JAVA/ J2EE/ PHP/ .NET Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Penetration Tester / Vulnerability Assessor
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Incident Responder
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Tester
  • Solutions Architect
  • System Administrator
  • System Integrator
  • System / Network Engineer
  • System / Network Administrator
  • System / Network Consultant
  • Technical Consultant
  • Web Developer

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

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