Duration of Study
2 ¼ Years
Intakes Period
Jan, Jul, Sep
Certified by
MQA (Ref. No: MQA/FA0941)
Entry Requirements
Programme Structure
Career Prospect

Diploma in Computer Science


Student who has completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), O-Level, IGCSE, UEC, or other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia. Keen interest in Computing or Informatics field of study. May complete education at Diploma level or may pursue any of these degree programmes with credit transfers:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Systems and Networking) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Visual Media) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Graphics & Multimedia) (Hons).


Mode of Study : Full Time (Yes) | Part Time (No)

This syllabus has been designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies and industries while giving students the competitive edge. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects.

he Department of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CCI-FDS) offers Diploma in Computer Science (DCS), Foundation in Computer Science (FCS), and Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) programmes. The department is equipped with sufficient computers laboratories. All the laboratories are air-conditioned and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Students taking the Diploma in Computer Science are exposed to a variety of subjects that enable them to either join the workforce or continue with the degree programme upon graduation. Among the subjects to be undertaken under this diploma are Data Communication and Computer Networks,  Statistic for Computer Science, User Experience (UX) Design, Fundamentals of Data Science and other relevant subjects. Students will also be doing a Final Year project, closely supervised by lecturers, and be given the chance to experience working in the industry via the Industrial Training programme.

With such wide and comprehensive coverage, students who graduate with a Diploma in Computer Science are given the freedom to choose any related Bachelor programme (either Computer Science or Information Technology) should they decide to pursue their studies.

90 credit hours of subjects are being taught in seven semesters. This Diploma in Computer Science programme can be completed in 2 ¼ years.


Accredited by:
01. Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
02. Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) - National register for accredited programmes.

Please scan for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) certification of this programme.

Approved & Licensed by:
01. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

Recognised by:
01. Public Service Department (JPA), Malaysia
02. Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
03. MSC Malaysia
04. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - Top 10 in Malaysia for Computer Science.


Range of Monthly Salary (from fresh to senior position):
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


This programme is delivered at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Putrajaya Campus.


UNITEN practices transparent fee policy. Refer our fees below for your reference.

Fees for Malaysian Students:
Tuition Fees: RM29,800 per programme.
Other Fees:

  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: RM1,348 one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: RM88/year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: RM250 one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from RM270/month.

Fees for International Students:
Tuition Fees: USD8,200 (RM32,800) per programme.
Other Fees:

  • VISA & Application Fee: USD787.50 (RM3,150) one-time payment
  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: USD1,650 (RM6,600) one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: USD37.50 (RM150)/year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: USD62.50 (RM250) one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from USD67.50 (RM270)/month.

and if the international student (for Diploma) does not fulfill the English language requirement such as minimum score for IELTS or TOEFL, there will be additional fees of:

  • Intensive English Programme (IEP) : USD1,400 (RM5,600)/semester.

Flexible payment options are available, where student may:

  • pay full in advance, or
  • by monthly installments, or
  • pay full 2 weeks before the semester's final examination.

Terms & conditions apply.

Download the complete UNITEN Fees Table here.
There are also list of scholarships and financial aids here.

Notes: Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are calculated in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees indicated in USD here are for reference only with basis of USD1=RM4. Other optional fees include electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.

Diploma in Computer Science


For International Students: Entry requirements vary from country to country. Please click here to check the entry requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


For Malaysian Students:

No additional English requirement for this programme.

For International Students:

International students are required to have English one of the proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Diploma students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Intensive English Programme (IEP) and pass the requirement below before starting their Diploma programme.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 3

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
    Achieve 5.0

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test)

Diploma in Computer Science


This programme can be completed in Full Time: 2 ¼ years.

  • Year 1: Semester 1
    - Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving Techniques
    - Algebra and Calculus
    - Computer Organization
    - Multimedia Technologies
    - English for Diploma

  • Year 1: Semester 2
    - Programming 1
    - PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    - Data Communication and Computer Networks
    - Database Systems
    - User Experience (UX) Design
    - Statistic for Computer

  • Year 1: Special Semester
    - Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    - Discrete Structures
    - IT Communication

  • Year 2: Semester 4
    - Programming 2
    - Web Programming
    - System Administration
    - System Analysis and Design
    - Discrete Structures
    - Fundamentals of Operating Systems
    - Technical Elective 1

  • Year 2: Semester 5
    - Data Structures and Algorithms
    - Fundamental of Cyber Security
    - Fundamentals of Data Science
    - Technical Elective 2
    - Pengajian Malaysia 2 / *Malaysia Culture for International Students

  • Year 2: Special Semester
    - Industrial Training

  • Year 3: Semester 7
    - Object-oriented Programming
    - Project
    - Technical Elective 3
    - Pengajian Islam dan Kemasyarakatan/Pendidikan Moral dan Kemasyarakatan / *Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1

  • Technical Elective Subjects
    - E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
    - Multimedia Application Authoring and Development
    - Introduction to IoT programming
    - Mobile Application Developmen
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - Computer Games Development

Subject marked (*) is required for International students only.

We are always committed in ensuring that the courses offered are in line with the evolution of IT technology. The latest structure of Diploma in Computer Science has been specially designed to meet the latest needs of the industry. This new structure will be used starting from September 2021.

Diploma in Computer Science


Range of Monthly Salary:
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.

These are popular career choices after graduation for this programme. There are also many other career choices beyond computing, which are proven adaptable by UNITEN students due to holistic personal and professional skills development during the study.

  • Computer & Network Researcher
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Embedded System Programmer
  • Forensics Investigator / Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • JAVA/ J2EE/ PHP/ .NET Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Penetration Tester / Vulnerability Assessor
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Incident Responder
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Tester
  • Solutions Architect
  • System Administrator
  • System Integrator
  • System / Network Engineer
  • System / Network Administrator
  • System / Network Consultant
  • Technical Consultant
  • Web Developer.


Tuition Fees


RM 29,800 total fees


RM 32,800 total fees

USD 8,200 total fees

Other Fees



RM 1,348


EMGS & Application

RM 3,150

USD 788


RM 6,600

USD 1,650

* Full & partial scholarships are available to apply!

Accommodation Advance Fee (if applicable) = RM250. Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees in USD are for reference only (USD1=RM4). Other optional fees/charges include accommodation, electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.