BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Essex

via UK Transfer Degree Programme (IT)

Here's the BIG Picture

This BSc (Hons) Computer Science allows you to choose from a wide choice of optional modules and to specialise in areas as diverse as assistive technologies, computer games, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, Big Data and robotics. If you have a good ability to think in a computational way, you'll be perfect for our course. 

You also acquire key skills for computer science in the areas of algorithm analysis and basic computability, software engineering, Java language principles and application programming interfaces. You graduate with the ability to explore further how technology influences people's lives. 

The University of Essex is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today's computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. The university is home to many of the world's top scientists and is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence. That's why it is ranked 6th in the UK for research power in computer science (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021). 

This programme gives you the option to complete a:

2+1 (2 years at BAC and the final year at the University of Essex)

With this Course, You Will:

Cover the study of:

  • Digital Technology and Computing knowledge and skills related to statistics
  • Mathematical Models for decision making process
  • Techniques to fast processing of information, Human Computing interactions and User Experiences
  • Data Management and Analytics, Data Assurance and Security, Rethinking of data architecture and the application of higher order thinking through computer programs, among others.

Why choose University of Essex?

The University of Essex is home to many of the world's top scientists and engineers in their field. They are Top 250 for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2021. This university puts student success at the heart of their mission, supporting you to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing you to thrive in your future lives. It was ranked one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022) and was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for their determination to do things differently. At Essex, you will be provided with a global approach to the study technology and innovation in a distinctive and vibrant academic community. 

How Do I Get In?

  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or its equivalent; or
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • A Diploma (Level Four Malaysian Qualifications Register, MQF) in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent; or
  • Any other Diploma (Level Four MQF) in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted (subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
  • Candidate with a Credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

*Other qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

COURSE MODULES

Year 1

- Mathematics and Statsistics for IT
- Information Technology  
- Programming Fundamentals
- Platform Technologies
- Database Management System  
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Web Development Technologies
- Networking  
- System Administration and Maintenance

Year 2

- Integrative Programming
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Assurance and Security
- System Integration and Architecture

Elective Modules

- Business Communication
- Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Design Principles
- Digital Entrepreneurship
- Principles of Management 

Elective Routes (Choose 1)

Elective Route 1

- Data Science Principles
- Internet of Things (IoT)

Elective Route 2

- Big Data Technology
- Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

Elective Route 3

- Business Intelligence
- Managing The Mobile Cloud

MPU Modules

- Falsafah Isu Semasa/Philosophy and Current Issues
- Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban

Year 3

- As per University of Essex

Tuition Fees

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: (RM20,000)
Year 2: (RM20,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

Year 1: (RM25,000)
Year 2: (RM25,000)

Year 3:
As per the current fees of the partner universities

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