MSc in Computer Science (by research), Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

MSc in Computer Science is a research-focused postgraduate degree by Sunway School of Computer Technology in collaboration with Lancaster University, specially designed for those who wish to progress further in the field of Computer Science. Students may opt to pursue this Programme either on a full-time or part-time basis, allowing the flexibility of combining work and study.


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 Studies, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing these two modules, students are expected to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards their Master’s degree.

Areas of Research

Subject to the expertise within the School of Computer Technology, the areas of research include, but not limited to the following:

  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Networking
  • Mobile Computing
  • Database Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Graphics & Multimedia
  • Open-Source Technologies
  • Intelligent Systems

Preliminary discussions are usually made between the prospective student and the potential supervisor to ascertain the suitable area of research before registering for this programme.

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in Computer Science or in a related science or technical fields from a recognised institution of higher learning.

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Sunway University
No. 5, Jalan Universiti,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Phone: +6(03)7491 8622
Fax: +6(03)5635 8630