MSc in Computer Science (By Research)

General

Program Description

The MSc in Computer Science program will train you to carry out research in current and emerging fields within the Information Technology industry. With the aim of expanding your intellect by nurturing advanced knowledge in specialist technical subject areas, our focus is to enable you to lead future developments be it in the industry or in academia. You will be integrated as members of our research groups at Sunway University with various opportunities to participate in research alongside your supervisors through seminars, workshops, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork.

Graduates of the MSc in Computer Science will have competencies in theory and practice of ICT and Computer Science. They will be well-equipped with analytical and problem-solving skills to work as senior consultants or in managerial positions in their field of study.

The MSc in Computer Science (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. You will be required to complete two subjects, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings before you proceed to write the thesis. By undergoing these two subjects, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards attaining your Master’s degree.

On successful completion of the program, the graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

Intakes

January, March, June & September

Duration

  • 2 Years (full-time)
  • 3 Years (part-time)

Career Prospects

  • Computer science researcher
  • Internet and networking specialist
  • Senior systems consultant
  • Software engineer
  • Software quality assurance specialist
  • Software solutions designer
  • System analyst

Program Structure

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 write 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

Students will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialization.

Directed Readings

This module will provide students with comprehensive reading lists and resources to help them develop their hypotheses or areas of interest. Library skills and training on how to manage information and resources will also be introduced in this module.

Thesis

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality, and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A Bachelor’s Degree in Computing with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent
  • Other Qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based)
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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