UNIMY’s Postgraduate Preview Evening Session entitled “Why Computer Science is the Future” featured three main speakers, namely: Pn. Norpisah Mat Isa – UNIMY’s Registrar, Dr Azlinah Md Lazam – UNIMY’s Head of Postgraduate Programme, and our guest speaker Gholamali (Alish), Head of Marketing at Fylix. The main highlight of the preview session was to share why computer science is the future while of course promoting the postgraduate programmes offered at UNIMY such as Master of Computer Science, Master of Computing, and Doctor of Philosophy.
The evening started off with first an introduction on the integrated computer science and engineering programmes from foundation studies to postgraduate research that is offered at UNIMY. Committed to providing practical experience and exposure for our graduates, UNIMY shared with attendees on how the university also offer the opportunity to gain a professional digital technology certification as part of the undergraduate degree programme structure.
Speakers presented how students will learn the solid core of computer science through a mix of theoretical and practical experience and why computer science is important. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with excellent programming skills and capable of designing, implementing and optimizing innovative software applications.
As computer science is a rapidly evolving discipline with strong links to many other fields, its importance to today’s progressive digital society is undeniable. It is relatively easy to see how computer science impacts everything, from scientific research to health development, transport, banking, communications, you name it. Even objects like microwave ovens, fridges, or door locks are now connected to our Wi-Fi networks and personal assistants. Another simple example on the importance of computer science is just ask yourself this question, “Can I imagine modern education without computer software or the internet?”.
Thus, the UNIMY computer science programme will also provide students with unparalleled flexibility to pursue their interests with the ability to gain in-depth knowledge in other areas. For example, students will be exposed to how is computer science important for engineering, such as the variety of roles and uses it has in many areas of biomedical engineering which has assisted to improve healthcare applications. And of course knowledge in computer science could be used in computer as well as software engineering.
For those seeking to challenge themselves to achieve both personal and professional growth, then a postgraduate degree is the next step. If you are a Computer Science degree holder and debating what kind of master’s degree to complete and if you have an interest in computers and a good analytical mind, you should consider continuing with a Masters in Computer Science.
Why computer science is the future was easily explained in one single sentence during the event and concurred by all our speakers: Job growth in this field is increasing and by the year 2024 it is expected that job prospects for computer scientists will increase by 11%.
The future of computer science is promising because the degree will prepare students to specialise in hardware or software systems, artificial intelligence, data science, cyber security, or even game development, all of which are important areas as Malaysia transition into IR 4.0 by leveraging on digital technologies that allow for more innovation that could reshape the future of work.
This is not surprising considering with the fast-changing connected world, computer science is a key area for future careers across the world. The term computing covers every kind of digital technology that we use to create, store, communicate, exchange, and use information. It is also the key to making our personal lives easier and more fun: mobile phones, online shopping, social media – we owe them all and a lot more to computer science. In essence, no matter how technology transforms the jobs market, computer science expertise will be crucial.
And with strong growth projected for most jobs in the digital technology industry, pursuing study in this field leads to an exciting, in-demand career with high earning potential. Thus, it makes sense for those intending to pursue a master’s degree in computer science to decide which specialty excites them more; then review the career prospects before deciding the path that would be best for them to embark in.
The UNIMY’s MSc in Computer Science programme is designed to prepare students with specialised computing and scientific skills as well as the expertise to work effectively in a multidisciplinary teams and communicate
Presenters shared that for the Masters project, some topics for consideration by students could be IOE (Internet of Everything), Cloud Computing, Extended Reality, Coding Development & Operation, Business Technology, Human-Machine Interaction, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence amongst others.
The event concluded with a sharing session on what postgraduate holders could aspire to achieve in their career once they graduate.
- TalentCorp Malaysia’s Critical Occupation List (COL) 2018 / 2019.