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MSc Computer Science

OVERVIEW

The objectives of this programme which is to equip postgraduates with a solid foundation in the field of Computer Science; an understanding of innovative computer technologies; the ability to relate various Computer Science disciplines, concepts and practices; the capability to translate their knowledge and skills to industry needs; and the skills and motivation to pursue a doctoral programme.

Course Structure

This programme consists of two specialisation areas:

  1. Information and Knowledge Engineering
  2. Distributed Computing and Networks

Candidates are required to take two core courses, three elective courses (at least two courses must be within chosen specialisation area) and a dissertation.

Core Courses (8 units)

  • Research Methodology and Empirical Methods in Computer Science
  • Advanced Algorithms and Complexity

Elective Courses (12 units)

Information and Knowledge Engineering:

  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Language Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Image Analysis
  • Envisioning Information
  • Advanced Knowledge Management
  • Bioinformatics Computing

Distributed Computing and Networks:

  • Advanced Distributed Systems Concepts and Design
  • Advance Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • Computer Security and Cryptography
  • Parallel Computing Architectures and Algorithms
  • Electronic Forensics
  • Specialised Systems Development

Dissertation (20 units)

Candidates need to conduct research after taking courses that equipped them with related skills.

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Computer Sciences www.cs.usm.my

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


Applicants should possess the following:

  • A BSc degree in Computer Science/Information Technology degree or equivalent or
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering (60% of the core component must be Computer Science related) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent.
  • Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher learning, including those awarded under any collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • a) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74/4.00 with

    • Research experience – 1 year; OR,
    • Professional experience in related field- 1 year; OR,
    • Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
    • Grade B for major/ elective courses; OR,
    • Grade B+ for final year project;

    b) CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49/4.00 with

    • Research experience - 5 years or professional experience in related field - 5 years, AND
    • Two (2) academic publications (journal, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
    • Grade B+ for major / elective courses; OR,
    • Grade A- for final year project.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS


(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

Notes: Evidence of English language proficiency must be attached with the application form. Please note that candidates are also required to submit the evidence of English language proficiency during registration.

DURATIONS

  • Full-time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR) International (USD)
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee : 268.00 X 40 Units = 10720.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fees : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fees : 100.00 X 40 Units = 4000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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