Bachelor Of Computer Science (Hons) In Computer And Network Technology

 

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology degree program is designed to provide a challenging program for students to demonstrate their full potential in respect to computer networking, software development and computer hardware in the context of modern digital communication systems. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses offered cover a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, network programming and computational mathematics, computer data networks using languages and tools such as Java, C++, UNIX, Network Simulators, Network sensor smart home environment.

 

Why study Computer and Network Technology?
The program offers state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest industry standard technology including, networking labs that emulate the Internet using Cisco equipment, network sensor development environments that allow us to study ‘the Internet of Things’, as well as a dedicated, networked smart home environment.
Students will have experience how to cable and configure routers and switches, as well as other systems such as phones, video cameras and wireless devices. Understand how the network is used in the modern IT industry by studying the way global systems – like Google, Amazon and Facebook – operate. Practical networking experience with sound knowledge of the software running on the servers, giving you the invaluable insight employers are looking for.

 

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study

  • This program prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.

Career opportunities
As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a

  • Network Programmer/ Software Engineer / Network Administrator/ Network Operations Engineer/ IT support Engineer/ Network Technician

 

Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)in Computer and Network Technology

University of Lincoln Award

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)

 

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

 

Educational Partner:

 

Graduate with professional certifications
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their educational delivery partner, Teknoturf, to set up the IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Network Technology students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be a Diploma in IoT (i.e. Internet of Things).  Students will complete 4 IBM modules as part of their computing bachelor degree program to receive an additional professional award from the IBM Innovation Centre.

 

Professional Partner:

Program information

EMPLOYABILITY
Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree program go into careers in software industry, extending from small and medium companies to multinationals. A number of our graduates have continued their studies at the universities, government services and teaching professions. More than 95% employment rate within the first 6 months upon graduation. On-campus career talks and walk-in interviews are regularly conducted for graduates.

 

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE
Our academic staff has specialized in their field area, industry experience, and research activities. They are active researchers to bring innovative talents to share with students and in classroom. Our guest lecturers from industry also provide the current trends and technology enhancement among the students. Our facilitators are involved with Peer-Assisted Learning, in which the final year students provide optional support sessions during the semesters.

 

GRADUATE WITH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their educational delivery partner, Teknoturf, to set up the IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Network Technology students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be a Diploma in IoT (i.e. Internet of Things). Students will complete 4 IBM modules as part of their computing bachelor degree program to receive an additional professional award from the IBM Innovation Centre.

 

INDUSTRY STANDARDS TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
Department of Computing has a wide range of software packages to support the computer science, computer games, animation, networking and business intelligence curriculum, including tools for software/apps development, mobile development, network simulations and more. There is free access to commercial software and servers to staff and students are available. The students are able to use UOW Malaysia KDU Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKAGES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Today’s cutting edge technology and competitiveness have increased globally within complex environment. To this end, the department of computing works closely with the manufacturing and software industry. It is an essential criterion in creating a robust and complete industry driven curriculum to suit the students and fit to work right after their graduation as well as increasing and taking advantage of research opportunities. The Industry Board of Department of Computing are made up of industry professionals to provide constructive feedback on our curriculum.  Employers include Intel, DELL, National Instruments, Motorola, etc.

 

INDUSTRY-READY
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College graduates are most wanted by the industry either for internship or immediate recruitment.  95% of our graduates are observed by the software industry within 3 months either before or after the completion of studies with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

Duration
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

YEAR 1

  • Principles of Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Networks
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Oral Communication
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • System Analysis and Design

 

YEAR 2

  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Software Engineering
  • System Fundamentals
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Introduction to Network Technology
  • Network Programming with UNIX
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Network
  • Elective (2 subjects)

 

YEAR 3

  • Cyber Security
  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Routing and Switching
  • Knowledge Management
  • Distributed Computing
  • Network Design and Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)
Electives

YEAR 2

  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Data Visualisation for Web
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Computer Graphics

 

YEAR 3

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Ethical Hacking for Network Security
MPU
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM63,910
Dual Award – RM76,630

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International students

Single Award – RM76,075
Dual Award – RM88,795

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

STPM :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes in any 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics or;
  2. Mathematics and any 1 subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

OR
2 Principal Passes (Science Stream) in 1 Mathematics subject and 1 subject in Science/ICT.

Dual Award
2 C in any 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics or;
  2. Mathematics and any 1 subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

OR
2 Principal Passes (Science Stream) with min. Grade C in 1 Mathematics subject and 1 subject in Science/ICT.

 

GCE A Levels :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes in any 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

Dual Award
2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in any 2 subjects and Credit in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering at SPM level or equivalent

 

UEC :
5 Credits including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject

 

Foundation/Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering

Dual Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 3.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in:

  1. Additional Mathematics; or
  2. Mathematics and any one subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering

 

Australian Matriculation/ Foundation :
Single Award
ATAR score of 55

Dual Award
ATAR score of 70

 

Diploma :

  1. Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information System or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.50; or
  2. Any Diploma in science and technology with minimum CGPA 2.50.

Note: Candidate for category (i) and (ii) with CGPA under 2.50 but more than 2.00 may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process by institution.

English Requirement

Local Student:
Single Award
Pass English at SPM level; or MUET Band 2; or Band 5.0 in IELTS

Dual Award
Credit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or MUET Band 4; or Band 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5)

 

International Student:
Single Award
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42(IBT) or 410(PBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
Band 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79(IBT) or 488(PBT) in TOEFL

Notes

If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award program:
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English 169 with no element below 162; or PTE Academic (59); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (73)

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