Why School of Computer Sciences at USM?

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the second oldest university in Malaysia, and currently the only university holding the title of APEX University  (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) as awarded by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. It is a globally recognized, research-intensive university that branches into the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences. 

USM is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings, 2017).  The aim of the School of Computer Sciences is to produce capable graduates that are able to compete on the global stage in addition to having a solid knowledge in the exciting field of computer science. 

Picturesque Campus in Beautiful Penang

The School of Computer Science is located in USM's main campus on the island of Penang. The main campus is one of the most picturesque campuses in Malaysia, with gorgeous scenery overlooking Penang island, lakes, parks, and all the amenities a student could ever need. Penang itself is well-known for its great food and heritage. Penang is a blend between modernisation and the past. It is the perfect location for students, whether local or international, to further their studies and experience the culture, tradition and heritage of Malaysia. Whether you are looking for local food, shopping, beaches or adventure, Penang has it all. 


Why choose to study Computer Sciences?

Computer Science is a fast-expanding area, relevant to today's era of globalisation. It is a technical field that encompasses the mathematical, scientific and engineering aspects that drives today's technology forward. In terms of employability, computer science graduates are among the most sought after by employers. According to JobStreet, Computer Science and IT jobs have the highest starting salaries compared to other fields (Job Street Salary Report, 2017). It is undeniable that Computer Science dominates today's world. Whether it is the latest mobile phone, the latest social networking site, or video game, Computer Science provides fundamental principles that forms the basis for their creation. In addition to technologies we interact with on a daily basis, Computer Science also includes fields such as cybersecurity, forensics and encryption technologies that help to keep our private information safe.

With such an enormous importance, it is easy to see why Computer Science graduates will be sought after for many years to come. So join us, and get a head start in this exciting and ever-growing field. As a top 100 ranked university in the field of Computer Science and IT, USM is the ideal choice for both undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Students can advantage of the available expertise, international collaboration, and industry ties of USM to push the boundaries of their studies, research, and make new discoveries in this ever-exciting field.

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