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During your Bachelor of Computer Science, you need to complete at least one specialisation.
We recommend you spend a bit of time reading about the specialisations, because the units you choose will impact what degree title you graduate with at the end of your course.
NOTE: When you start enrolling in units in WES, you’ll be prompted to nominate the specialisation (called "Area of Study" in WES) that you would like to complete. You can select what you think you want choose now, however, you don’t NEED to do this until the end of your first year AND you can change your mind later.
UNITS YOU MUST ENROL
Your degree consists of 8 core (compulsory) units covering a range of Computer Science areas including programming, mathematics, professional practice, algorithms and data structures, and including a final year project. You MUST complete these core units in order to complete the requirements of your degree.
Each specialisation also has core units - once you have decided on your specialisation you also MUST complete all core units in your chosen specialisation in order to complete the requirements of your degree.
General Studies consist of units which are required to be undertaken for every student enrolled in an undergraduate degree either in a Malaysian public and private higher education institution effective October 2013 onwards, as prescribed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
All Malaysian and international students are compelled to enrol, undertake, complete and pass these units as a pre-requisite to the award of an undergraduate degree and / or honours degree.
Course / Categories
Bachelor Degree (ALL courses)
Bachelor Degree (ALL courses)
MPU3113 Ethnic Relations
MPU3123 Islamic and Asian Civilisations
*Malaysian students whom did not obtain a Credit or undertake Bahasa Melayu (BM) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) will be required to enrol, undertake, complete and pass MPU3212 National Language A.
Bachelor Degree (ALL courses)
MPU3143 Communicative Malay 2
MPU3173 Malaysian Studies 3
Classifications of General Studies U2, U3 & U4 cluster can be found here
The Malaysian government requires an international students to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. The attendance is recorded on Monash attendance system (called aPlus+) and students will receive an email notification on a weekly basis for those absence 3 or more consecutive and monthly basis for attendance falls below 80%.
Non-compliance may result in:
Notification to the Police, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Immigration Department of Malaysia; and
Cancellation / non-renewal of your student pass resulting in your course discontinuation
For further information, please refer to this link:
It may be possible for you to enroll in more than the required number of units in a semester. The maximum credit points overload permitted per standard academic year (i.e. semesters one and two) is normally 12 points and no more than 6 points per semester
You need to get approval from your course coordinator before enrolling in more units each semester
The criteria for overloading are:
✓ Completed at least one year of university study (8 units)
✓ A minimum of 60% average in previous academic year.
Application to under load
Minimum full load is 18 credit points per semester (3 units) – International students are required to seek advice from The International Student Pass Unit.
"Can I taketime off from my course once I have enrolled?"
Students who are enrolled and subsequently wish to apply to take a period of leave from their studies may apply for an intermission of up to one calendar year (two consecutive semesters).
The period of intermission taken by a candidate shall be counted towards the time limits for course completion
While on intermission, you are considered to be a student of the university for the period of the intermission. To maintain your place with the University, please note that students on intermission are still required to re-enrol during the scheduled re-enrolment period in October/November for the following year.
How to apply:
Applications are to be made using an 'Intermission Application form' available at the school’s Course Management Office.
Applications should be made prior to the census date in the current semester to limit the financial and/or academic penalties
If you are an international student, you will also need to obtain approval for intermission from the ISP by submitting your form to ISP counter at Building 2, level 2.
As a Monash student, you’re required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes of the units. You normally have one chance to complete each assessment task or exam.
If you can’t complete an assessment task or exam due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible for special consideration.
Exams are held from Monday to Friday over a three-week period at the end of semesters one and two. As your exams may be scheduled for any session within this period, you should ensure you are available for the entire three weeks.
Accessing your exam timetable
Six weeks before the start of the exam period, you can view your personal exam timetable:
To confirm your identity, you need to bring your student ID card (M-Pass) to every exam. If you don't have one, bring your passport. If you don't bring an approved form of photo ID to your exams, you could be fined or reported to your faculty, so make sure you bring your ID with you.
Examinations conducted at Malaysia campus start times are:
Morning exams: 8.30am
Afternoon exams: 1.00pm
Further information on the examination could be found at:
If you are planning to discontinue your study, you may wish to discuss with staff of your school course management office or your lecturers. You may wish to consider applying for intermission as an alternative.
Should you decide to proceed with course discontinuation, you should be aware of the strict deadlines which apply with regards to discontinuing units and courses and the financial and academic penalties that will be applied.