The Department of Computer Science aims to enhance the state of research and practice in three major fields, namely, database, intelligent computing and information security. It is a fast growing department with an inspiring undergraduate academic programme and an outstanding research record.
The department is committed in spearheading world class higher education in computing technology and in producing skilled and able graduates to fulfill the dynamic needs of Malaysia. The department has an experience, friendly and vibrant community of academic staff ready to guide students in their path towards excellence.
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The department offers Bachelor of Computer Science (Specialization in Computer System) programme. The bachelor programme aims to produce graduates who have sound knowledge in hardware architecture, software, application design and development.
Bachelor of Computer Science (Specialization in Computer System)
Even though computer system covers both hardware and software, this programme focuses on the development of software skills, particularly on database systems, intelligent computing and information security. Equal attention is also given to computer software design and development, and its application in information processing.
Study on computer architecture provides fundamental understanding on the physical structure of computer, computer components and computer functions. This understanding is very important so that the computer could be utilised as a powerful tool to store and process information. Notation or formalism of information would first be prepared before the processing of the information. This should reflect the information structure and the dedicated processing flow, which leads to the development of software applications that reflect the data structure, algorithm and programming approach needed.
In the real world, computer applications are complex and challenging in their delivery. Therefore, certain algorithm needs to be produced and applied. Furthermore, the vast amount of information to be managed requires knowledge on information management, database administration and information security. In addition, problem-solving alternatives using artificial intelligence, system modelling and simulation, and calculation theories are covered to complete students' information management skills.
The program components consist of university courses, core modules, specialization, specialization electives and free modules. The university courses consist of 21 credits, the core modules consist of 54 credits, the specialization consist of 24 credits, the specialization electives consist of 12 credits and the free modules consist of 12 credits. Total credits to graduate are 123 credits not include 2 credit co-curriculum courses.
» University Courses (21 credits)
» Core Modules (54 credits)
» Specialization (24 credits)
» Specialization Electives (Choose at least 12 credits)
» Free Modules (Choose at least 12 credits)
Computer System graduates have good job opportunities both in the public and private sectors, especially jobs related to the computer industry. Positions available for graduates include:
Graduates are also qualified to proceed to undertake postgraduate studies.
Updated:: 14/01/2016 [farahdeena]
Universiti Putra Malysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan