Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science


The Computer Science degree programme focuses on the design and development of systems infrastructure, as well as software and application technologies such as web browsers or databases. This programme has been developed according to the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Programme Standards for Computing and the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Science published by the ACM-IEEE CS (Association for Computing Machinery and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, USA). It is designed to ensure that graduates are well equipped with the knowledge, principles and skills in developing new technological and innovative solutions in the field of Computer Science.

The curriculum provides a comprehensive foundation of computer science, allowing you to gain technical knowledge such as theoretical algorithmic foundations to develop cutting-edge software or computing solutions. During your studies, you will also have the opportunity to perform a range of activities such as analysing, modelling, designing, developing and evaluating computing solutions. There are also electives in specialised areas such as computer vision and computer security.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

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Distinctive Sunway Experience

Students are exposed to latest Cloud technologies and principles so that they can be equipped with the fundamentals of Cloud computing via our industry partners such as AWS.

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January, April, September
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • System Designer
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,257
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Computer Mathematics
Computer Organisation
Database Fundamentals
English for Computer Technology Studies
Networking Principles
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
Operating System Fundamentals
Programming Principles
Web Fundamentals

Year 2

Communication Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills
Free Electives (Choose 3)
Object-Oriented Programming
Software Engineering
Discipline Electives (Choose 2)

Discipline Electives for Year 2 (Choose 2)

Data Science & Analytics
  • Social & Web Analytics
Software Solutions
  • Database Management Systems
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Functional Programming Principles
Networking and Security
  • Data Communications
Software Design
  • Information Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming Languages

Year 3

Artificial Intelligence
Capstone Project 1 & 2
Distributed Systems
Human Computer Interaction
Discipline Electives (Choose 3)

Discipline Electives for Year 3 (Choose 3)

Data Science & Analytics
  • Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery Fundamentals
Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Computational Intelligence
Software Solutions
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Database Engineering
  • Mobile Application Development
Networking and Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Security
Software Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Architecture & Design Patterns
  • UI/UX Design & Development

Free Electives

  • Note: These are just some of the electives
Digital Economy
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Startup Foundry

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)/ Critical Thinking
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Philosophy and Current Issues


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
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Entry Requirements


Average C or GP 2.00 (minimum 2 Principals)


Minimum 12 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.3

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.3

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Advanced Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma

CGPA 2.50 or equivalent
(Students entering Computer Science from a diploma qualification must come from a diploma related to Science and Technology)

* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Other Qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications. An applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Specific Requirements

Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent

Graduates from Foundation/Matriculation programmes without a credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level to enrol and Pass a Mathematics Enhancement subject offered by the programme; and credit in Mathematics and one subject from either Science, Technology or Engineering discipline at SPM level

Note: Above requirements can be excluded if the Foundation/Matriculation programmes offered a Mathematics subject and the achievements are equivalent/higher than a requirement of a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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