MSc in Computer Science (By Research)
JPT/BPP(U) (R/481/7/0453/A 9654)03/19

 

About The Programme

The MSc in Computer Science programme will train you to carry out research in current and emerging fields within the Information Technology industry. With the aim of expanding your intellect by nurturing advanced knowledge in specialist technical subject areas, our focus is to enable you to lead future developments be it in the industry or in academia. You will be integrated as members of our research groups at Sunway University with various opportunities to participate in research alongside your supervisors through 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. The MSc in Computer Science (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. You will be required to complete two subjects, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings, before you proceed to write the thesis. By undergoing these two subjects, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards attaining your Master’s degree.

This programme is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University. 

 

Intakes

January, March, June & August

 

Duration

2 Years (full-time)
3 Years (part-time)

 

Career Prospects

  • Senior Systems Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Solutions Designer
  • System Analyst
  • Computer Science Researcher
  • Internet & Networking Specialist
  • Software Quality Assurance Specialist

 

Dual Degree Awarded by

Lancaster 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.


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.

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)
  • Cambridge English (First) 75+
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67

 

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