Diploma in Computer Science

Diploma in Computer Science (DCSI)

Programme Intakes
January, April and August



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The Diploma in Computer Science (DCSI) is specifically formulated to equip students with knowledge, technical skills and personal qualities for a career in the explorative field of Data Science. 

DCSI helps students to develop data science focused knowledge in programming, mathematics and statistics, databases, data modelling, data visualisation, data analytics, business management and marketing, and software implementation.



Programme Details

Intakes January, April and August
Duration 2 Years
Assessments & Examinations 60% coursework & 40% final examination


Entry Requirements

Pre-existing qualification Grade
SPM / O-Level Pass with min. 3 credits (including Mathematics)
UEC  Pass with min. 3 Bs (including Mathematics)
Other Equivalent Qualifications
  • Pass in any qualification equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF)
  • Must be accredited by MQA

English Language Requirement

*For International Students only

IELTS - Minimum Band 5.0 OR equivalent

Choice Of Subject

Year 1

Students will learn the following subjects in the first year


  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Operating Systems
  • Programming for Data Science
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Programming Concepts & Problem Solving
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Database Fundamental I


  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • English for Information Technology


Year 2

Students will learn the following subjects in the second year
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Professional Issues in Information Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Network Administration & Security
  • Database Fundamental II
  • Elementary Calculus
  • Basic Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics Logic & Theory Set
  • English for Business Communication
  • IT Project I
  • IT Project II
  • Internship


MOHE General Studies

Students must pass these MOHE General Studies

For Local Students

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) OR Creativity and Innovative Thinking Skills (for students who have a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • Moral Education OR Islamic Studies
  • Kursus Integriti dan Anti-Rasuah (KIAR)
  • Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service

For International Students

  • Malay Language for Communication 1 
  • Creativity & Innovative Thinking Skills
  • Moral Education
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Education for Sustainability Development
  • Community Service

Progression Pathway

Career Opportunities

DCSI sets you on the path to becoming a computing professional in the diversified fields of data science, computer science, software engineering, cybersecurity, ICT and more. Upon completion of this programme, graduates can expect excellent job offers, good starting salaries, and opportunities to scale the career ladder.

Become a highly sought after professional in various industries as a:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeller
  • Database Administrator
  • Analyst Programmer
  • IT Support Personnel
  • Software Designer / Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • System Designer / Engineer

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Diploma Studies or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information.

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the Sunway Diploma programme can be found in the Sunway Diploma Studies brochure.

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