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Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees660/Sem
Fees (International Student)USD3889/Year
FacultyApplied Sciences - School of Computer Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

Computer Science at USM began with a course in programming in 1974. It has since developed into a specialisation in Computer Science under the Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) honours degree, and eventually the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (B.Sc. (Comp.Sc.)) degree with honours was offered. Beginning in the 1983/84 session, after a complete revamp of the curriculum, the Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Comp.Sc) degree with honours was offered to replace the B.Sc. (Comp.Sc.) degree. USM's B.Comp.Sc. (Hons) has succeeded significantly in producing highly qualified graduates that have been widely accepted by both the public and the private sectors. An important contributing factor to this success is its strong curriculum, which always strives to achieve a balance between the teaching of the theory of computing and exposure to practical aspects. The curriculum has been continually updated in accordance with current technology. For instance, in the 1992/93 session a new curriculum which was more up-to-date was implemented, and in the 1994/95 session, it was further modified to conform to the University Academic System (SPU). Beginning with the 1996/97 session, the curriculum had been adjusted to reduce the minimum period for graduation from 4 years to 3 years under the Three Year Academic System (SPTT). In 2000/01 session a new curriculum was introduced and adapted to conform with the recommendation made by the National Higher Education Council on SPTT (SPTT(M)). In 2006/07 session, a new revised curriculum was introduced. The degree programme has been adjusted in 2009/2010 to revert the minimum period for graduation to 4 years (Four Year Academic Systems) (Sistem Pengajian Empat Tahun) (SPET).

The School of Computer Sciences was the first school at USM to offer a collaborative programme with private colleges at the diploma level since 1995 and also the first to offer the USM external degree programme beginning 1997.

The aims of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) degree programme are to produce high-quality graduates with the necessary professional skills to practise as successful computing professionals and compete effectively in a world of rapid technological change.

Entry Requirements

General University Requirements

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Minimum Qualifications 

? Passed SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) / Equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia subject or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Papers with a pass in History; and
? Passed Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with good PNGK and grades for Specific Program
    Requirements;and 
? Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

 
Matriculation / Foundation Minimum Qualifications 

? Passed SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) / Equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia subject or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Papers with a pass in History; and
? Passed Matriculation / Foundation with good PNGK and grades in Specific Program Requirements, and                     ? Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

 
Diploma / Equivalent – IB, AUSMAT, A Level and Other Qualifications 

? Passed SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) / Equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia subject or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Papers with a pass in History; and
? Hold a recognized Diploma or other qualification which is equivalent and approved by the Malaysian Government and endorsed by University Senate or Passed STPM (Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) in year 2015 or before with good PNGK and grades for Specific Program Requirements or Passed Matriculation / Foundation in year 2015 with good PNGK and grades in Specific Program Requirements and
? Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or equivalent qualifications

 

Specific Requirements

 

STPM Minimum Qualifications

Matriculation / Foundation Minimum Qualifications

 

Diploma / Equivalent – IB, AUSMAT, A Level and others Minimum Qualifications

School of Computer Sciences

Program:
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Code:
SC00

Duration:
8 Semester

Specializations:
Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Information Systems Engineering, Multimedia Computing, Network Computing, Distributed Systems and Security

Meet the General University Requirements and Specific Program Requirements.

 

i. Passed STPM (Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) and obtained at least PNGK 3.00

AND

ii. Obtained minimum B Grade (NGMP 3.00 ) in the following subjects:

· General Studies

· Biology / Physics /Chemistry

· Mathematics T / Further Mathematics T / Information And Communication Technology (ICT)

Meet the General University Requirements and Specific Program Requirements.

 

i. Passed Matriculation / Foundation with at least PNGK 3.00.

 

AND

ii. Obtained minimum B Grade (3.00) in the following subjects:

· Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics

· Physics / Engineering Physics / Chemistry / Engineering
Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science / Engineering Computing

 

Meet the General University Requirements and Specific Program Requirements.

 

Hold a Diploma in related fields in conjunction with the program being applied; and obtained at least PNGK 3.00.

OR

· Hold other qualification which is equivalent and endorsed by the University Senate.

OR

For STPM candidates year 2015 or before:

i. Passed Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) and obtained at least PNGK 3.00

AND

ii. Obtained minimum B Grade (NGMP 3.00 ) in the following subjects:

· General Studies

· Biology / Physics /Chemistry

· Mathematics T / Further Mathematics T / Computing

OR

For Matriculation / Foundation graduates year 2015 or before:

i. Passed Matriculation / Foundation with at least PNGK 3.00.

AND

ii. Obtained minimum B Grade (NGMP 3.00 ) in the following subjects:

· Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics

· Physics / Engineering Physics / Chemistry / Engineering
Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science / Engineering Computing

 

"Notes: Exemptions of certain subjects that are related to the courses are given according to the result of the exam and endorsement from the School of Computer Sciences"

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


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