Education Pathway to Computing – Learn to Harness Digital Power

computing 计算机科学

We live in a world where our interaction with the digital sphere becomes inseparable with our lives.

We use so many digital applications especially through our mobile phones to activate services such as transportation, communication, purchases, bill payments and much more.

As such courses in computing are becoming very popular due to the increasing demand in skills needed.

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What is Computing?

If you're interested in computing, consider computer science or IT as a starting point.

The most common starting point in the study of computing you will come across is computer science and information technology.

In Computer science (CS) you will typically study broad fundamentals of how computers work, popular programming languages, theories, algorithms and mathematical studies that go into software development.

Information technology (IT) on the other hand is the use of existing software, operating systems and technologies to process, transmit, and analyze data to meet business requirements or solve problems.

Here’s a video that explains more clearly:




Why Consider Computing?

Uni Enrol helps you make higher education choices that suit your interests.

1. Abundant of career opportunities as our future becomes more digitally integrated, there will be more jobs created in this field.

2. Due to high demand, computing graduates are paid well and may be even higher depending on the specialisation.

3. Computing can be a fulfilling career especially when you fit into these traits:

  • High aptitude and love for mathematics
  • Desire to create applications that add value
  • Have systematic and critical thought process to solve problems creatively
  • Passionate about the future and comfortable with rapid change




Fields of Computing

Computing has become so widely applied that there are many emerging specialisations in this field.

The most popular specialisation pursued is software engineering which is the practical focus of developing software applications.

These are emerging specialisations which will be important in the future:

Uni Enrol recommends computing specialisations that are highly relevant to future industries.

Watch this video to learn more career possibilities in Computing:




What Does Your Pathway Look Like?

Below are the typical pathways to getting your Computing degree.

Plan out your education pathway to determine when you'll graduate and start employment.




Minimum Requirements for a Degree in Computing

To enrol in a degree programme in a Malaysian university, you will generally need:

Qualification Minimum Requirement
STPM 2C including Math
A-Level 2C including Math
UEC 5B including Math
SACE/AUSMAT ATAR 60 (with C in Math)
Foundation CGPA 2.0
Diploma CGPA 2.0

Do note different universities have varying requirements.




Which Private Universities Offer Computing Courses?



1. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Available courses:

Estimated tuition fees per year:

  • RM24,000 (Foundation)
  • RM26,000 (Degree)
  • RM21,000 (Diploma)

You can read about APU’s computing courses here.



2. INTI International University & Colleges

INTI International University & Colleges

Available courses

Estimated tuition fees per year:

  • RM17,000 (Foundation)
  • RM23,000 (Degree)
  • RM17,000 (Diploma)




3. Taylor’s University

Taylor's University

Available courses: 

Estimated tuition fees per year: 

  • RM22,000 (Foundation)
  • RM33,300 (Degree)
  • RM23,000 (Diploma)




4. Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak

Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia

Available courses:

Estimated tuition fees per year:

  • RM16,000 (Foundation)
  • RM23,000 (Degree)




5. KDU Penang University College

KDU Penang University College

Available courses: 

Estimated tuition fees per year: 

  • RM17,000 (Foundation)
  • RM20,000 (Degree)




6. Multimedia University(MMU)

Multimedia University (MMU)

Available courses:

Estimated tuition fees per year: 

  • RM17,000 (Foundation)
  • RM9,000 (Diploma)
  • RM20,000 (Degree)




7. UCSI University

UCSI University & Colleges

Available courses

Estimated tuition fees per year: 

  • RM18,000 (Foundation)
  • RM15,000 (Diploma)
  • RM18,000 (Degree)




8. International University of Malaya-Wales

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)

Available courses

Estimated tuition fees per year: 

  • RM12,000 (Foundation)
  • RM15,500 (Degree)