Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons)

​Dual Award Program


The Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) degree program is designed to produce graduates who excel in the technical and analytical skills of Information system design and management. As well, students will gain the ability to assess, evaluate, and communicate key aspects of Information Systems/Information Technology as an enabler of modern organisations. The courses offered in this degree program will develop skills in understanding the critical roles of business analytics in various organisational contexts, managing projects, and integrating systems within and across organisations. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded two degree certificates.


Why study Information Systems?

Data frameworks (IS) alludes to the business side of innovation. It takes a gander at the general population and associations make utilization of innovation to enhance their procedures and work processes. This course gives you the abilities to comprehend standards of data frameworks, essentials of enormous information, digital marketing and discover answers for basic IS administration issues explain through business Intelligence.

Advanced data has altered the way the world works together. The train of data frameworks is about the catch, vital utilize and related innovation of advanced data in the business environment. The part of a data frameworks proficient spotlights on applying innovation and key basic leadership to the occupation of overseeing tremendous


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

  • Business Analyst/ Data Analyst / Web Programmer/Data Scientist/ Business/IT Consultant


Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award

  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons)

University of Lincoln Award

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)


*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.



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Program information

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.


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.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their delivering partner, Teknoturf, to setup IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students will complete 4 IBM modules under this certification program.


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.


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.


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.

3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Principle of Information System
  • Database System
  • Business English
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Management Information System
  • Business Information System
  • IT infrastructure
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Foundation of HCI
  • Public Speaking Skills



  • Enterprise Architecture 1
  • Network Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Programming for IS
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Decision Support System
  • Research Method
  • Elective (3 subjects)



  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Enterprise Architecture 2
  • Cyber Security
  • Information System Project Management
  • Data Mining for Information Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)


  • Big Data Analysis
  • Analytics for IOT
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sensor Technology and Instrumentation



  • Social Web analytics
  • Wireless Sensor Network and IOT Standard

Local Student:

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development


International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

Intake dates


13 January 1 June 14 September


Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM53,620
Dual Award – RM66,070

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International students

Single Award – RM64,342
Dual Award – RM76,792

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


GCE A Level :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes (EE) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent

Dual Award
2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent

Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner


5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics


Foundation / Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Dual Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


Australian Matriculation / Foundation :
Single Award
ATAR score of 55

Dual Award
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology/Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent; or

Any other Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent.

Candidates with CGPA ≤ 2.50 but ≥ 2.00 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process


The above candidates without a Credit in Mathematics may be admitted if the above qualification contains subject in Mathematics that are equivalent to SPM level.

Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Single Award
Pass English at SPM level; or MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
Credit in English (min. C) at SPM level; or MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL


International Student :
Single Award
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL



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 programme:
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) min. 169 / Advanced CAE (pre 2015) B2; or PTE Academic (54); or KDU English Entrance Test (73)



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.