Taylor’s University Malaysia Offers the UK Dual Award Data Science Degree – Find Out the Fees, Entry Requirements, Intake Dates & Course Details

Malaysia’s Top Ranked Taylor’s University Offers the UK Dual Award Data Science Degree

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Malaysian students taking the Bachelor’s (Hons) in Computer Science (Data Science) will receive a dual UK award from the University West of England (UWE) and also from Taylor’s University. The Data Science specialisation is part of the computer science programme. Graduates from top ranked Taylor’s University Data Science programme should be able to upload and clean real-world data, make reliable statistical inferences from the cleaned data, use Machine Learning and statistical tools to learn models for data and visualise complex data.

Read on to find out more about the Course Details, Tuition Fees, Entry Requirements and Intake Dates for the Bachelor’s (Hons) in Computer Science (Data Science) at Taylor’s.

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Find Out the Fees, Entry Requirements, Intake Dates & Course Details for the UK Dual Award Data Science Degree at Malaysia’s Top Ranked Taylor’s University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Data Science is a professional field that involves the methods, concepts and tools used to make sense out of data that is available in various forms through inquiry and analysis. It is essentially extracting knowledge from data. This specialisation is offered as an option as part of the Bachelor’s (Hons) in Computer Science at Taylor’s University.

Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to upload and clean real-world data, make reliable statistical inferences from the cleaned data, use Machine Learning and statistical tools to learn models for data and visualise complex data. This would help students to expand their job prospects as a Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Manager, Data Architect, Business Analyst and more.

There will be a 4-month professional internship and students will receive a dual UK award from the University West of England (UWE) and also Taylor’s University

Intake Dates

Intakes are in March and August of each year. For the exact dates, please WhatsApp 01111408838.

Tuition Fees

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Education Pathway into the Data Science Degree at Taylor’s University

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With at least 5 credits, students after SPM or O-Levels from Malaysia can enter the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University.

On the other hand, students with 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information Technology and then continue on to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Data Science).

Pre-University students such as A-Levels, South Australian Matriculation (SAM), SACEI, AUSMAT, CIMP, Foundation in Computing & Technology, or other equivalent may enter into the degree as long as they meet the minimum entry requirements.

Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

Subjects Taught in the Data Science Degree at Taylor’s University Malaysia

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

  • Statistical Inference and Modelling
    • This module will introduce the students to concepts of probability, probability models, random variables, expected value and variance, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
  • Data Science Principles
    • This module covers topics such as Introduction to Data Science processes, Basics of Statistical, Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), Machine Learning Algorithms, Extracting Meaning from Data, Data Visualisation, Graph Processing and Ethical Issues.
  • Data Visualisation
    • Students are exposed to various methods of cleaning and preparing data for analysis. They are also taught how to use various visualization techniques for analysis and modeling.
  • Data Mining
    • This module introduces the knowledge and practical exercise of step-by-step data mining activities involved in various data mining techniques, including clustering, classification, association rule mining, sequential rule mining, anomaly detection and regression analysis, using different types of data.
  • Big Data Technologies
    • This modules introduces students to big data technologies, starting with MapReduce as a computational model and an execution framework. Students will work with big data tools like Pig, HIVE, Hbase and Spark to realise how the different tools in Hadoop stack fits into the overall picture of big data analytics.

Primary Core Subjects

PRIMARY MAJOR
This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.

Common Core

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  • Database Systems
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Discrete Structures
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • System Fundamentals
  • Data Structures and Algorithm
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems and Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computation
  • Capstone Project (Part 1)
  • Capstone Project (Part 2)
  • Industrial Training

Specialisation Subjects

Compulsory modules

  • Technopreneurship
  • Advanced Programming
  • Professional Practices and Information Security
  • Machine Learning and Parallel Computing

Prerequisite Entry Requirements

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Lecture Theatre at Taylor’s University with a view of the lake

  • SPM / O-Level with Pre-U / Foundation
    Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5 credits (including Additional Mathematics) for entry with Pre-University / Foundation qualification
  • SPM / O-Level with Diploma
    Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits (including Additional Mathematics) for entry with Diploma / Pre-University qualification

Note: Candidates without a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the Foundation / Diploma programme contains subjects in Mathematics that are equivalent or higher than Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

CAREERS AND PROSPECTS

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  • Information Security Analyst
    • Information security analysts create systems to protect information networks and websites from cyberattacks and other security breaches. Their responsibilities also include researching trends in data security to anticipate problems and install systems to prevent issues before they occur. Security analysts also need strong problem-solving skills to investigate breaches, determine the causes, and modify or repair security systems.
  • Software Developer
    • Software developers create software programs that allow users to perform specific tasks on various devices, such as computers or mobile devices. Software developers must have the technical creativity required to solve problems uniquely. They need to be fluent in computer languages that are used to write the code for programs.
  • Data Analyst
    • Data analysis is a fast-growing field and skilled analysts are in high demand across all sectors. You will find many opportunities but you will still need to stand out and demonstrate excellent skills in order to succeed in a career as a data analyst. Data analysts identify areas to increase efficiency and automation of processes, mine and analyse large datasets, draw valid inferences and present them successfully to management using a reporting tool. Data analysts who are also skilled at finding and communicating insights can progress to leadership roles.
  • Application Developer
    • Applications developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business.

Taylor’s University School of IT Achievements

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus encompasses a modern, functional design with state-of-the-art facilities together with lush greenery and its trademark 5.5 acre lake

Taylor’s students have clinched numerous awards in local and international competitions, demonstrating their ability to apply classroom theories into practice and excel in real-world scenarios.

These competitions provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge and skills in competitive settings and benchmark their solutions against their peers. They also provide an avenue to enhance students’ learning and networking.

  • 2015
    • Best Prototype Award
      MIT Global Start-up Labs
    • Champion, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up & Merit Award
      MSC Malaysia – IHL MSC Malaysia Start-Up Challenge
  • 2013
    • Challenge Trophy Award
      Standard Chartered ICT Competition
    • Merit Award
      MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition
  • 2012
    • Champion & Merit Award
      E-Genting Programming Competition
    • 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
      Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)
    • Best Video Pitch for Business Idea
      MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition
  • 2011
    • Merit Award
      E-Genting Programming Competition
    • 3 Bronze medals
      Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)
  • 2010
    • Gold and Silver medals
      9th Malaysia Invention and Innovation Awards in 9th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)
    • Champion
      MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition
  • 2009
    • Bronze medal
      Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) (Security-Rescue- Alarm Category)
  • 2008
    • 3rd Place – Distinction and Merit Award
      E-Genting Programming Competition
    • 3rd Place – Most Creative Team
      F-Secure National Inter Varsity Security Tech Quiz Championship

Dual-Award Degree for the Computing Programmes at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s School of Computing and IT (SOCIT) offers dual award degree programmes in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England (UWE), UK. A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and the moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessment. Students will receive certification and academic transcripts from both Taylor’s University and UWE upon completion of their degrees at Taylor’s.

University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

  • Dating as far back as 1595, UWE represents a long and well-established tradition of first-class professional education and training.
  • With over 30,000 students, UWE is a modern, growing university situated in the thriving harbour side of Bristol.
  • UWE has over 500 available workstations in their teaching laboratories as well as large open-access labs providing PC and Unix-based machines. They also host their own servers to provide Windows, Linux and Unix-based operating systems.
  • The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies has strong linkage with the industry, including a multi-million pound strategic partnership with Hewlett-Packard, which has contributed towards an upgrade of computer technology and infrastructure across the campus.
  • The Department has an active research community, which makes significant contribution towards various groups of studies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Complex Co-operative Systems and Unconventional Computing.

Technopreneurship

Finding Solutions to Real-World Problems
Experience is at the heart of the learning process at School of Computing and IT (SOCIT). We ensure our students are equipped with the relevant skills and expertise to harness the potential of software to solve real-world problems and challenges of the future. Our graduates are groomed to become more than just specialised technicians – they are trained to be performing innovators and problem-solvers of the industry.

To achieve this, Taylor’s University employ a variety of teaching and learning strategies that expose their IT students to real-life scenarios and industry-relevant experiences. These challenging yet rewarding experiences enhance students’ learning and enable them to hone their skills.

Throughout their duration of study, students are encouraged to explore, experiment and express their ideas and techniques in pursuit of gaining deeper insight into the field of ICT. This ultimately enables Taylor’s graduates to apply their knowledge to make an impact in the real world.

Competitions

Taylor’s University Computing students are given the opportunity to sharpen their programming and problem-solving skills through participation in various national and international competitions. This challenges them to apply their knowledge, obtain feedback from experts, demonstrate teamwork, boost their confidence, as well as enhance their communication and business presentation skills. Some of the competitions that students have taken part in over the years are:

  • AngelHack
  • Celcom Project U.O.X
  • Digi Mobile Challenge
  • E-Genting Programming Competition
  • F-Secure National Inter Varsity Security Tech Quiz Championship
  • Hilti Big Data Analytics International Competition
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup
  • MNCC Computing Challenge
  • IHL-MSC Malaysia Start-Up Challenge
  • Standard Chartered ICT Competition

Students at Work
Taylor’s University students are involved in industry research and projects that provide real solutions to real problems. These opportunities put their technical skills to test and add to their repository of experiences, which will better prepare them for the workplace. Active participation in such research work and real-life projects also enables them to manage the challenges commonly faced by the industry.

Real-life Industry Projects

  • Advanced Emergency Report System
    – St. John Ambulance
  • BagBot (Innovative Idea with Creative Designs)
    – Standard Chartered Bank
  • Content Management System
    – DoBot Bike Station Sdn. Bhd.
  • DiGi Hackaton and Mobile Apps Challenge: FutsalFive (iOS Platform)
    – DiGi
  • Genuine Validation System
    – Packtica Sdn. Bhd.
  • HRIS – Human Resource Information System
    – AIESEC
  • Info Banjir Malaysia (Windows Phone App)
    – Microsoft
  • Instajob
    – Google
  • MathsInMobile– Taylor’s University
  • Online Polling System for Student Representatives
    – MARA Professional College
  • Plus Toll Rate App (Android Platform)
    – PLUS
  • Scheduling, Reporting and Notification System
    – Star Aquatics Sdn. Bhd.
  • WiseCycle (Windows Phone App)
    – Microsoft

Smart Partnerships

Creating A New Breed of Technopreneurs

An intellectually stimulating environment at Taylor's University

An intellectually stimulating environment at Taylor’s University

In order to keep abreast with global trends and bridge the gap between academia and the industry, SOCIT has developed a web of relationships with international technology companies and entrepreneurs. Through project-based learning, internship programmes, field trips, as well as events and activities our students develop out-of-the-box thinking.

Final Year Projects in Collaboration with Industry Partners
As part of the School’s initiative to produce job-ready graduates, strong emphasis is placed on producing graduates who are not just academically sound but also well-equipped with the relevant soft skills and capabilities required to carve a successful career. As a testimony to this, the School has pioneered in incorporating industry clients for all its final year project students. A brief listing is provided below:
Expert Platforms

SOCIT provides various expert platforms that feature talks and lectures delivered by invited speakers from the industry as well as adjunct faculty members, who speak about the ICT industry and profession.

We recognise the value of adjunct teaching to our students’ learning, as the adjunct faculty adds to the diversity of the classroom with their professional experience and expertise. Apart from strengthening the School’s teaching profile, these industry practitioners also provide students with an opportunity to interact with professionals in specialised fields to enhance their learning.

Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)
The IAP works closely with SOCIT to ensure that the programmes provided are up-to-date and relevant with current IT industry practices and requirements. The IAP also assists in providing students with the opportunity for internships. Seminars that feature expert speakers are organised by the panel to help impart insight and industry trends to students. Our IAP members include:
Industry Certifications

Our programmes meet the rigorious standards of the Malaysia Software Testing Board (MSTB) due to our stringent entry requirements, comprehensive curriculum, students’ work and achievements, and qualified teaching faculty.

The industry-wide recognition attached to these accreditations greatly enhances our students’ career opportunities and the quality of our teaching faculty. They also ease the pathway for our students to pursue a professional qualification or further their studies upon graduation.

Some of the certifications undertaken by our students are as follows:

  • Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)
    By International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
  • Certified Professional Requirement Engineer (CPRE)
    By International Requirement Engineering Board (IREB)

Our highly-qualified faculty members also possess extensive industry experience and actively pursue professional certification in key areas of specialisation. Many of them are regarded as experts in their respective fields:

ICT Networking Session
This event is supported by IT professionals and consultants from various companies across Malaysia, and is a neutral platform for industry leaders to discuss trends that are shaping their profession. Such events provide opportunities for idea exchange among students and professionals within the industry.
Professional Networks
Students have the opportunity to participate in annual gatherings organised by professional bodies, which are aimed at fostering close ties between students from various public and private institutions as well as industry members. Such events provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and discussion of current issues, and provide students with opportunities to meet and network with industry experts.
Internship Experience for Taylor’s University Computing Students
No amount of learning is complete without practical knowledge and experience on the job. Taylor’s Career Services Centre aims to provide students with the best internship and career placement options in the ICT industry. It serves to expose students to the real working environment, providing insights into the industry and helping them develop good values and characteristics for a successful career. In addition to offering job searches and interview preparation, the Career Services team also provides a full suite of activities to enhance students’ employment opportunities. To date, Taylor’s University computing students have successfully secured internship placements with some of the industry’s best, including:
  • Accenture
  • BASF Asia
  • Cyber Village
  • Data Solution
  • Digi
  • Ernst & Young
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • Hitachi eBworkx
  • HSBC Bank
  • INFOPRO
  • IBM
  • Infoconnect
  • JobStreet.com
  • KPMG
  • OCBC Bank
  • Openet
  • PwC Consulting
  • Panasonic

Employable Computing Graduates at Taylor’s University

Many of Taylor’s University graduates have also gone on to gain employment at some of these leading organisations:

  • Accenture
  • Allianz
  • Astro
  • CIMB Group
  • Comptel Communications
  • Cyber Village
  • DHL
  • Digi
  • DSYR
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Frame Motion
  • Glocomp Systems
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • IBM
  • Innity Sdn Bhd
  • JobStreet.com
  • Microsoft
  • OpenMinds Resources
  • PwC
  • Quintiq
  • SAP
  • SCICOM
  • Silverlake
  • Sunway Group
Guest Lectures
Taylor’s University School of IT invite eminent personalities from various Industries and Institutions to lend valuable information from their experiences to our students. Guest Lecture is a way of enriching their students with the latest from the industry. Through guest lectures students are bestowed with knowledge about industry needs, latest technical updates and trends in line with Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC).

Research Clusters

In the School of Computing and IT (SoCIT) research culture is deeply entrenched within their teaching philosophy that enriches the knowledge exchange that takes place in the classroom. By using real research examples and industry case studies in the classroom, the lecturers are able to inspire students to adopt a research-driven approach to problem-solving. SoCIT’s research focus areas include Security, Networks, Software Engineering, Knowledge Technologies, and Multimedia & Web Technologies clustered under the two major research groups Cyber Security, and Smart Technologies and Applications.

Research Grants

The School has succeeded in acquiring various research grants in recent years, totaling about RM1.3 million. Recent active research grants are identified below.

  • Modelling and Management of Responsible Rural Tourism Framework
    – One of the six research projects under the Multi-Dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework for Sustainable Tourism under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Predictive Analytic Theory Generation for a Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self Regeneration System for Improved Cyberdefense
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • A Novel Automatic Wrapper for Deep Web Resources Using Ontology
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Properties and Estimation of The Parameters of Second Order Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A) Models
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Foundations for Nover Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self-Healing System for Advanced Network Services
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Gamification-Inspired Foundations and Self-Adaptive Approach for Traceability Between Test and Code Artifacts in Software-Intensive Systems
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • A Framework for Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP ) – Entropy Network Security Situation Assessment and Adaptive Grey Verhulst-Kalman Network Security Situation Prediction in Intrusion Prevention System
    – Joint research with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) under the USM Research University Grant in collaboration with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Determining the Properties of Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A (2,1;d,1)) and Its Application in Cyber-Attack Prediction
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Traceability in Modern Software Test Engineering: Evaluation of State-of-the-art Technologies and New Research Directions and Solutions
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Automated Extraction and Analysis of Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Examining Social Commerce in Malaysia – A Study on Best Practices and Models in Malaysia
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • OntoClean – Cleaning Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    – TRGS Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

Apart from External and Internal Research grants, staff in the last couple of years have worked on consultancy projects under the MSC Malaysia Innovation voucher programme worth about RM100,000 in total.

Staff involve students in research and consultancy that they are actively engaged. They take every opportunity through the modules they teach to identify prospective students who could participate and can be groomed in research and consultancy that they are engaged. Undergraduate students in association with staff have published several research papers in cited International Conferences and Journals. A couple of these students have also acquired travel grants to participate and present their paper at International Conferences.