Diploma in Computer Science (Data Science)

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Quick Facts


2.5 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Jun, Aug

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Build foundation as a technopreneur through studies of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Digital Business
  • Gain International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) for various IR4.0 skills set, as well as be certified by AWS Academy as a Cloud Practitioner
  • Integrated professional certification where you’ll be awarded the SAS Academic Specialisation upon completion of this programme
  • Future-oriented curriculum with exposure to Big Data Architecture, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning

Course Structure

  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Databases
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Programming with Python
  • Programming with R
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Statistics**
  • MPU I*
  • MPU II*
  • MPU III*

** Uses SAS content and software.

  • Fundamentals of Data Science**
  • Introduction to Data Mining**
  • Big Data Architecture
  • Cloud Computing for Big Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning**
  • Project Management
  • Data Processing and Visualisation**
  • Introduction to Data Governance
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Capstone Project
  • MPU IV*
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Elective III

** Uses SAS content and software.

  • Industrial Training

Elective Courses - choose 3 only:

  • Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Digital Business
  • Mobile Computing
  • Web Computing
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering

Entry Requirements

  • SPM: Min. 3 credits including Mathematics and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah (History)
  • O Level/IGCSE: Min. 3 credits including Mathematics
  • STPM: Min. a Grade C in any subjects
  • Other Qualifications: Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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