Diploma in Computer Science

JPT/BPP(R3/481/4/0250)06/28, (MQA/A3229)
Duration of Study
2.5 Years
7 Semesters
Intake Period

As Information Technology is assimilated into almost every aspect of our daily lives, this sector will continue to experience positive growth in the coming years. This internationally recognised diploma prepares you for the job market where you will be able to apply the skills and know-how to effectively execute a wide range of services such as software analysis and management, database administration and design, programming as well as web, multimedia and systems development.

Graduates of this programme are recognised to enter into a Degree programme at Nilai University or proceed to complete a relevant degree with our reputable partner universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Entry Requirements


Pass with credit in at least 3 subjects (inclusive of Mathematics or equivalent); or

O-level Pass with at least Grade C in any 3 subjects, including Mathematics; or 
UEC Pass with at least Grade C in any 3 subjects, including Mathematics; or

Pass with a minimum Grade C Grade Point (GP) 2.00 in a subject and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level (or its equivalent; or


Pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul and credit in Mathematics at SPM level, or its equivalent; or

SKM (MQF Level 3) in related field

At least CGPA of 2:00 ; or pass internal assessment on Mathematics competency may be carried out; or 

Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field

Pass with at least CGPA 2:00



  • Candidates with a pass in Mathematics at the SPM level (or Mathematics equivalent to SPM) may be admitted if their admission qualification contains Mathematics subject(s) equivalent to Mathematics at the SPM level.
  • Candidates with a pass in Mathematics at SPM level (or Mathematics equivalent to SPM) and without a Mathematics subject in their admission qualification need to take and pass the reinforcement Mathematics subject that equivalent to the SPM level.
  • Candidates with a credit in Computing-related subject(s) at the SPM level (or equivalent to SPM level) may be given preferential consideration.

English Language Requirements* (for international students)

MUET 3.0
TOEFL 5 (Ess OL) / 30-31 (iBT)
Pearson 36
Linguaskill 140
ELS 106


*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the IELTS examination.

Programme Module


  • Understanding Computing


  • Basic Business Administration
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Computer Organisation
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Data Structure
  • Database Development
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Structured Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Visual Programming
  • Web Development


  • Information Systems
  • Internet Programming
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to IoT
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship

Final Year Project

  • Summative (Computing Project)

Industrial Training

  • Internship

Mata Pelajaran Umum

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

Programme Pathway

computing pathway

Career Prospects

Here are some career options to choose from after you’ve graduated in computing or IT:

  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Java Programmer
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Quality Engineer
  • System Analyst


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.