Best University To Study Computer Science/Information Technology in Malaysia 2019




What is Computer Science/Information Technology


Computer Science is the study of the theory and methods of processing data information in a digital computer. In other words, Computer Science teaches the student to get computers to do what you want them to do. The practical side of computing can be seen everywhere and requires intensive hands-on experience to learn the computing system, computer science can also be seen on a higher level, as a science of problem-solving. The three main Computer Science categories include designing and building software, solving problems in computing and create better ways to utilize computers. 


Information Technology (IT) is a business sector that focuses on the component of the computing which involve hardware, software, telecommunications and other components that deal with information transmittal. In other words, IT is closely concerned with the machines, such as how computer chips are produced and how to process the input as well as the output of data effectively.


All by all, both Computer Science and Information Technology student will be expected to learn programming language such as Java, C++. The student will also be introduced to more complex coding methods as student dive deep into the programming system later, this includes Prolog, Scheme, and machine code, also known as assembly language programming. 


Should I Study Computer Science or Information Technology?


If you are good in math, detail oriented or possess good communication, analysis and critical thinking skill, Computer Science may be a better choice for you as it requires the student to learn calculus, math electives, engineering fundamentals, programming abstractions and more. 


If you are tech savvy with the ability to learn programming languages and the ability to multitask. A degree in Information Technology will be the right choice for you as coursework for IT may include precalculus algebra, database design, information design fundamentals, mobile web design and development, building better web applications, management of computer and information systems, and consulting in tech.


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Why You Should study Computer Science/Information Technology

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil anymore, but data. The ever-changing IT-based technologies had causes IT professional to have to constantly upgrade themselves to keep up with the introduction of emerging technology. This means that Computer Science graduate can enjoy challenging themselves every day as IT evolve over time. Most importantly the Computer Science graduate can work in a diverse field and wide selection of industry according to your own preference.


Careers

Computer Network Architect • Computer Programmer • Database Administrator • Information security analyst • Project Manager • Software Development • System Analyst • IT Technician Manager • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

 

The list of University/College with a good reputation for its Computer Science course


Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur


Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is recognised as a Premier Digital Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), in which the university is now open to more opportunities from the government and the industry through exclusive collaborations, internship and job placements etc. APU has earned recognition for being an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at international and international levels. APU has among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the SETARA 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). SETARA 2017 5-Star Rating was presented by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Asia Pacific University (APU) also received international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017 with APU being awarded 5-Star in four categories of the QS Stars Rating - Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures the achievements of universities worldwide.


International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country

University

UK

Staffordshire University 


Course Name

Intakes

Course Duration

Indicative TOTAL course fee (2019/2020)

APU Foundation Program

May, Sept, Nov

1 year

MYR 25,000

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology 

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security 

April, Sept

3 years

MYR 77, 800

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Computing 

April

3 years

MYR 77, 800

BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development 

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology

April, Sept, Nov 

3 years

MYR 85, 800

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


Multimedia University(MMU)

Campus: Cyberjaya & Melaka


Multimedia University (MMU) is among the few private universities that made it into the top 200 QS Asia University ranking 2018. They are also among the top five universities preferred by major ICT players for graduate employment.  Its Computer Science & Information system programme was ranked top 300 in the QS World University Ranking in 2017. MMU proclaim itself as an Entrepreneurial University with Industry-Ready Programmes. Students at MMU can benefit from the state-of-the-art labs established by the industry collaboration with ZTE, Microsoft, Intel and many more. 


Course Name

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Information Technology

1 year

MYR 15,180

Diploma in Information Technology

2.3 years

MYR 9,600

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Data Communication & Network)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Business intelligence & Analytics)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Security Technology)

3 years

MYR 18,720

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


University of Nottingham Malaysia  

Campus: Selangor


University of Nottingham Malaysia offers a world-class British education which has been consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide. This means that student at University of Nottingham Malaysia is being offered the best of UK education in an Asian setting. Its community has around 5,000 students & 700 teaching and administrative staff from all over the world. The Student can also participate in exchanges at Nottingham's UK or China campus. Furthermore, the University of Nottingham is committed to preparing its graduate to be well prepared to face the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. Therefore, a small portfolio of courses at international campuses is offered where the scholarly and research expertise is shared through cross-campus visits and involve in research supervision. Thus, the student will receive a broader vision of Computer Science through the three-campus operation of the School.


International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country

University

UK

University of Nottingham


Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Science

Apr & Sept

1 year

MYR 9,000

B.Sc Computer Science 

Sept

3 years

MYR 39,500

B.Sc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

Sept

3 Years

MYR 39,500

MSc Computer Science (Full Time)

Sept

1 year

MYR 47,700

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


Taylor's University

Campus: Subang (Lakeside Campus)


Taylor's University’s School of Computing & IT (SOCIT) offers a range of programmes that met with industry standards, thus produced a pool of ICT talent for the market. With the strategic alliances with industry partners, students at Taylor’s were enabled to reap the rewards of these collaborations through project-based learning, internship programmes, field trips, workshops, networking events and talks. Furthermore, Students are encouraged to participate in various national and international competitions to sharpen their programming and problem-solving skills. The School also encourages students to undertake innovative projects that provide real-world solutions to the real problem. The program offered by Taylor, meet the rigorous standards of the Malaysia Software Testing Board due to the comprehensive curriculum, students’ achievements, and qualified teaching faculty.  This also eases the pathway for their students to pursue a professional qualification or further their studies upon graduation.


International Affiliated and Recognised University: 

Country

University

UK

University of the West of England (UWE)


Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Computing

Jan, Mar & Aug

1 year

MYR 24,500

Diploma in Information Technology

Mar & Aug

2 years

MYR 24,000

BA (Hons) Computer Science

Mar, Aug

3 years

MYR 31,500

BSc (Hons) Information Technology

Mar, Aug

3 years

MYR 31,500

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


KDU University/College

Campus: Utropolis Glenmarie, Penang


The Computer Science Studies at KDU University/College is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners which means that graduates are not only employable but desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry upon graduation. It evolves to stay relevant to current industry needs and practices. The students can get the opportunity to collaborate with potential future employers in their studies due to the strong industry collaborations and partnership. Therefore, the student at KDU will have the opportunity to obtain real-world experience in consultation with top tech companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Quandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping them updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement.


International Affiliated and Recognised University: 

Country

University

UK

University of Lincoln


Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation Studies (Art & Technology)

Jan, Mar, May, Sept

1 year

MYR 17,930

Diploma in Computer Studies

Jan, Mar, May, Sept & Nov

2 years

MYR 19,913

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Jan, May, Sept & Nov

3 years

MYR 21,015

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)

Jan, Jun & Sept

3 years

Single Award - MYR 16,497

Dual Award - MYR 20,647 

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)

Jan, Jun & Sept

3 years

Single Award - MYR 16,374

Dual Award - MYR 20,524

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


HELP University/College

Campus: Kuala Lumpur (HELP CAT), Damansara


The HELP group is a leader of higher education and professional training provider in both the Asia Pacific and international. HELP University’s academic standards are recognised by partners around the globe. It's IT programme is an industry-endorsed programme developed in consultation with the IT Industry (Industry Advisory Board, IAB) which provide advice to align curriculum with industry needs to ensure graduates employability. HELP University’s faculty of Computing and Digital Technology has also been conducting regular technology workshops for both students and lecturer to enabled them to keep pace with the rapidly changing computing industry. 


International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country

University

UK

Anglia Ruskin University


Course Name

Intake

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Science

Jan, Apr, May & Sept

1 year

MYR 20,000

Diploma in Computer Science

Jan, Apr & Aug

2 years

MYR 15,400

Diploma in Information Technology

Jan, May & Aug

2 years

MYR 17,850

Diploma in Business Information System

Jan, Apr & Aug

2 years

MYR 16,000

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Jan, July & Sept

3 years

MYR 21,767

BSc (Hons) Information Technology 

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 20,067

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Data Analytics

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 20,067

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Business Information Management

Jan, Apr, May, Aug & Oct

3 years

MYR 20,067

BSc (Hons) Business Information System

Jan, July & Sept

3 years

MYR 21,767

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


INTI International University/College

Campus: Nilai, Subang, Kuala Lumpur, Penang


With more than 65,000 graduates to testify to the quality of education delivered over the years, INTI has become a highly reputable University in the Malaysia private higher education sector. INTI hold a belief where the up-to-date syllabus is a must to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. The student was given the opportunity to gain industry exposure through industry project, solving the real-world challenge and develop key employability skills prior to entering the workforce. Furthermore, INTI has organized regular workshop to allow students to gain invaluable skills that can be applied to other non technical fields. The workshops cover the area of mobile application creation & development, basic PC hardware troubleshooting as well as introduction to Operating System Modules from SUSE LINUX. 


International Affiliated and Recognised Universities:

Countries

Universities

UK

Coventry University

AUS

University of Wollongong, UOW


Course Name

Intake

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Business Information Technology

Jan, Apr, May & Sept

1 year

MYR 18,499

Diploma in Information Technology

Jan, Apr, May & Aug

2 years

MYR 17,900

BCs (Hons) Computer Science

Jan, Apr & Aug

3 years

MYR 19,647

BCs (Hons) Business Analytics

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BCs (Hons) Cloud Computing

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BCs in Digital System Security

Feb, July

3 years

MYR 26,345

BCs (Hons) Network Security

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BA (Hons) Information Technology

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 21,186

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.


Author's take


Still, have any idea on which college to choose for studying Computer Science/Information Technology course? Even if you ask around your friends or forums on Google, Asia Pacific University (APU) is always a recommended University for IT degree in Malaysia. APU graduate is highly sought after by employer due to its high emphasis on Computing & IT program. To date, APU has over 95% of Graduates Employed by Graduation, this shows why Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded to APU by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia due to its top-notch digital technology course. Moreover, If you are a student that prefers to enjoy campus life experience, Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya campus might be a better choice for you. MMU has a strong standing on its world ranking for both World University ranking and it’s Computer Science & Information system programme. While the other University/College mentioned above is also not a bad option for you to pursue a Computer Science Degree. The IT sector is a growing industry as the job growth for IT is projected to rise by about 22% for the period between now and 2026. 


Scholarship

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Malaysia. Some are offered by the Malaysia Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private sectors. To know more, contact one of the Education Consultant at Excel Education! 


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