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.

 

What is Information Systems?

Information systems are formal systems that are designed to collect, process, store, organize and disseminate information. Information systems studies refer to the study of the systems including hardware and software networks that organizations or individuals use to collect, filter, and process data.

 

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 explained 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

The Degree program will give you knowledge of how information is generated, stored and communicated across a range of business activities. It will also equip students with skills required to understand information systems design, development as well as management. 

Additionally, the program will build project management, communication and research skills which will ensure that you are employment ready as you graduate. 

 

What will I learn in Information Systems?

An information systems degree will enable you to develop skills in the following areas including:

  • Hardware & software development and programming
  • System analysis and design
  • Database system and design
  • Data mining
  • Business analysis
  • Mobile applications
  • Networking and operating systems
  • Computer security
  • Information system management

You will also gain the following skills that are very much in demand:

  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork 
  • Understand and respond to customers
  • Manage projects
  • Plan, organize and execute your work 
  • Negotiation
  • Business awareness and acumen

 

Who should study Information Systems?

You need to be someone who enjoys working with computers to pursue a career in this field. Additionally, you should also like to figure out how things work. 

A good understanding of software and strong mathematical and analytical skills are a plus point as courses in information systems will have subjects in these areas. 

 

Information Systems career opportunities

This degree provides pathways to:

Postgraduate Study

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

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

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst 
  • Web Programmer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT technical support officer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Project manager

 

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.

 

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 Information Systems (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Retail Informatics as their professional certification program under IBM ICE. 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 Information Systems (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Retail Informatics as their professional certification program under IBM ICE. 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

  • Principle of Information System
  • Database System
  • Business Communication
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Management Information System
  • Business Information System
  • IT infrastructure
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Foundation of HCI
  • Oral Communication

 

YEAR 2

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

 

YEAR 3

  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Enterprise Architecture 2
  • Cyber Security
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • Data Mining for Information Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)
Electives

YEAR 2

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

 

YEAR 3

  • Social Web analytics
  • Wireless Sensor Network and IOT Standard
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

2022

14 January 7 March 20 May 4 July 9 September 31 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM61,540
Dual Award – RM75,340

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International students

Single Award – RM69,240
Dual Award – RM83,040

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

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

 

GCE A Level :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level  or equivalent

Dual Award
2C and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

UEC :
5 Credits including Mathematics

 

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

Dual Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 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 :
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

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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