Bachelor of Computer Science

Why study a Bachelor of Computer Science?

Wherever you look, you'll find computer scientists and intelligent systems at work. They're supporting or driving everything from the daily weather report to new research discoveries. They're pushing developments in bioinformatics, gaming, networking, artificial intelligence and other fields that use and transform information.

So if you want to be where the action is, this is the course for you.

Our program focuses on algorithms, software development and the underlying theory of computation. You'll study computational approaches in science and engineering and information-processing applications in industry and commerce.

The course consists of six core information technology units, eight core computer science and mathematics units (including a computer science project), two electives from an approved list of computer science topics and eight open electives. You can also complete a major or two minor sequences from your electives.


Areas of study

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following majors for this course:

  • mathematics
  • algorithms and data structures
  • theory of computation
  • computer systems and networks
  • advanced programming
  • image processing
  • artificial intelligence
  • information and network security
  • systems development.


Duration

The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

The course consists of 14 compulsory (core) units in computer science and mathematics, two restricted electives, chosen from an approved list of computer science topics, and eight free elective units. Free electives should normally be taken as a sequence in a specific field of study. A capstone project, taken during the third year, concludes your studies.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Computer Science.


Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Computer Science work in such areas as:

  • biotechnology
  • building and construction
  • computer programming
  • food processing
  • industrial electronics
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • nanotechnology
  • power generation
  • robotics
  • sustainable technologies
  • telecommunications
  • transport.


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.


Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Computer Science:


Pre-university qualifications

Year2017
A Level GCE9
Australian Year 12 ATAR80
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education20
Indian School Certificate Examination70%
All India Senior School Certificate75%
Indonesia SMA38.5
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma28
Kenya Secondary Education9
Malaysia, STPM9
Malaysia, UEC4.2
Malaysia, Matriculation Program2.67
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 1278.6%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)1820
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)35
Sri Lanka A Level11
Vietnam, High School Diploma8.28


Foundation Years

Year2017
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*72.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies7.5
The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies77%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


Prerequisites

Mathematics (Australian Year 12 Higher equivalent) is a formal prerequisite for the Bachelor of Computer Science.


Fees


Tuition

In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM37,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM40,700 for international students.


Once only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008


Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Computer Science. This means that you can start in February,  July or October.


Credit

Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.


More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.