Bachelor of Computer Science

KPT/JPT (R/481/6/0556) 01/20 - MQA/SWA0123

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.

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.


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

A Level GCE 9
Australian Year 12 ATAR 80
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 20
Indian School Certificate Examination 70%
All India Senior School Certificate 75%
Indonesia SMA3 8.5
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 28
Kenya Secondary Education 9
Malaysia, STPM 9
Malaysia, UEC 4.2
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.67
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 78.6%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 2400) 1650
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 1600)1190
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 35
Sri Lanka A Level 11
Vietnam, High School Diploma 8.28

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017* 72.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 7.5
The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 77%

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


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



In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM38,100 for Malaysian students
  • RM41,900 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 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

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.


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.