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MSc in Computer Science (By Research)

MSc in Computer Science (By Research)

School of Science and Technology



About The Programme

This programme will train you to carry out research in current and emerging IT fields, with the aim of growing advanced knowledge in specialist technical subject areas in order to be able to lead future developments in industry or academia.

You will be integrated as a member of our research groups at Sunway University with opportunities to participate in research activities alongside your supervisors such as seminars, workshops, laboratory experiments and fieldwork. Graduates of the MSc in Computer Science will have competencies in theory and practice of ICT and Computer Science. They will be well-equipped with analytical and problem-solving skills to work as senior consultants or in managerial positions in their field of study.

Validated by:

Career Prospects

  • Researcher in the area of Computer Science & Software
  • System Analyst]
  • Internet & Networking Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Officer
  • Software Solutions Designer
  • Senior Systems Consultant
  • With the MSc in Computer Science (By Research), a graduate can also venture into a Doctoral Degree, such as a PhD in Computing at Sunway University.


Programme Structure

The MSc in Computer Science (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. Students will be required to complete two taught modules, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing these two modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

The modules are:

Students will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialisation.

This module will provide students with comprehensive reading lists and resources to help them develop their hypothesis or areas of interest. Library skills and training on how to manage information and resources will also be introduced in this module.

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Our academics have expertise in the following research areas:

  • Affective Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biometrics
  • Computer Vision
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Security
  • Haptics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Image Processing
  • Telerobotics
  • Mobile Computing
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Wireless Networks
  • Computer Networking
  • Multimodal Sensing

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)


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