Master of Science in Computer Science (by Research)

Study Programme Details
City: Sunway
Country: Malaysia
Admission Sessions: Anytime
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the forefront of technological innovation with the Master of Science in Computer Science (by Research) program. This unique initiative is tailored to cultivate students’ research capabilities in both current and emerging fields within the dynamic Information Technology industry. Our commitment is to foster advanced knowledge in specialized technical domains, empowering students to spearhead future developments in both industry and academia.


As participants in the Master of Science in Computer Science (by Research) program, students become integral members of Sunway University’s research groups. Opportunities abound for engagement in groundbreaking research, facilitated by experienced supervisors through seminars, workshops, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork. Graduates emerge with a robust skill set encompassing the theory and practice of ICT and Computer Science. Equipped with analytical and problem-solving prowess, they are poised for roles as senior consultants or managerial positions within their field of study.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent
  • An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-7) (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • The MSc in Computer Science (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. Students will be required to complete two taught modules, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings, before they proceed to writing the thesis.
  • By undergoing these two modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.
  • Research Methodology
  • Directed Readings
  • Thesis
  • Areas of Focus: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Embedded Systems/IoT, Cybersecurity & Blockchain, Robotics & Drones, Big Data & Data Analytics, Embedded Systems and Applications, Visual Sensor Network, Sensing & Signal Processing, Machine Learning & Human Factors, Power Systems
  • RM45,700
    for Malaysian students
  • USD10,796
    for international students

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the program are poised for dynamic career outcomes, including leadership roles in research, academia, and industry. As technology leaders, they contribute to shaping the future of Information Technology and Computer Science through continuous innovation and application of cutting-edge research.

Visa Requirements:

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