Master of Computer Science (MCSS)

 

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATIONS

The Master of Computer Science is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The full-time and part-time programme is offered only at the UTM Main Campus in Johor Bahru. The duration of study for the full-time programme is subjected to the student’s entry qualifications and lasts between one and half (2) years to a maximum of four (4) years.

The programme is offered on full-time basis and are based on a 2-Semester per academic session. This is a mixed-mode master programme. Academic load for each semester depends on total number of credits. Students can take a minimum of one course (equivalent to 3-4 credits) up to a maximum of twenty (20 credits) for full-time. Students are required to finish all course works before starting dissertation. Assessment method for academic achievement is the combination of two (2) parts, that is based on GPA/CGPA and research progress report. The research progress report needs to be submitted by week 12 of the semester through GSMS. Dissertation evaluation is graded based on three categories i.e. satisfactory (MM), Unsatisfactory (TM) and Fail (GG).

Program Info

This program is designed for candidates who wish to obtain a more knowledge and skills in the area of Computer Science to become an academician, researcher, computer scientist, systems engineer, network engineer, software applications manager, computer statistician and etc. Also, graduates from this program have the necessary background to pursue Computer Science at the Doctor of Philosophy level.

General Information 

1.   Awarding Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2.   Teaching Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

3.   Programme Name

Master of Computer Science

4.   Final Award

Master of Computer Science

5.   Programme Code

MCSSA2AJA

6.   Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education

7.    Language(s) of Instruction

English

8.   Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc)

Conventional

9.   Mode of operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc)

Self-governing

10. Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time)

Full Time

11. Study Duration

 Full-time : Minimum : 3 semesters

              : Maximum: 6 semesters           

 

Type of Semester

No. of Semesters

No of Weeks/Semester

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

Normal

3

14

Short

 

Course Classification 

No.

Classification

Credit Hours

Percentage

i.

University Courses

3

6.7%

ii.

Programme Core Courses

12

13.3%

iii.

Programme Electives

6

13.3%

iii.

 Research

24

53.3%

 

Total

 

 

3

100%

Total Credit Hours to Graduate

  45 credit hours

 

Award Requirements

To graduate, students must:

  • Achieve a total minimum of 45 credits hours with a minimum CPA of 3.00.
  • Complete the research at final semester.
  • Successfully defend a comprehensive oral examination (viva voce) of the thesis submitted at the completion of study.
  • Graduation Checklist

Further Information

ASSOC. PROF. DR. DAYANG NORHAYATI BINTI ABANG JAWAWI
Associate Chair
(Academic & Student Development)
School of Computing
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 607-553 2009
Fax : 607-553 8829

OR

Program Coordinator
DR. SITI HAJAR BINTI OTHMAN
Tel : 607-553 2372
Fax : 607-553 8822 / 553 8829
Email : hajar@utm.my