Software is generally everywhere and coupled with the expanding integration of the internet technologies; i.e. Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in a rising demand for software engineers. As the computer systems become increasingly sophisticated, software engineers are expected to design, implement, safeguard and update systems. They are also the ones leading way in developing the next generation of operating systems, applications, integrated systems, artificial intelligence and robotics.

 

What is Software Engineering?

Software engineering refers to the development of computer systems software and application software in the computer science sector. 

Computer systems software covers programs that include computing utilities as well as operations systems, while applications software includes database programs, web browsers and other user-focused programs. 

A software engineer applies knowledge to build high quality software products and by doing so, is able to create customized software and systems to meet clients’ needs. To put it simply, a software engineer writes algorithms, tests and maintains computer systems to make sure that a computer program runs as smoothly as possible. 

 

Skills needed to become a Software Engineer

Good grasp of programming languages

You will need to be fluent in programming languages such as JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, IOS, PYTHON and PHP in order to be a successful software engineer

Good communication skills

While you may understand all the technical terms and programming languages, your clients and colleagues from the marketing department do not. You will need to be able to communicate issues and solutions in non-technical terms so that the people you are speaking with can understand what you mean. 

Ability to work under pressure

As you will have to work with clients and complete tasks on tight deadlines, the ability to work under pressure is definitely a bonus. While software engineers get to work comfortably indoors on the computer, creative problem solving skills can come in handy when work issues arise. 

Pay attention to detail

As analyzing and maintaining codes and building coding framework involves complex details, you will need to be able to pay close attention to detail 

Mathematical skills

While the type of software determines how much mathematics you use, mathematics is still very much the heart of programming. As such, having good mathematical skills will give you an edge in your work. 

A software engineering degree will help you to develop and sharpen these skills. 

 

What can you do with a Software Engineering degree?

This degree will enable you to pursue the following careers:

  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer
  • Software Development Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Data Scientist
  • Game Developer
  • App Developer

Software engineers are generally well paid and have plenty of opportunities for employment as businesses and organizations now have to rely on digital technology. 

 

Why study Bachelor of Software Engineering at UOW Malaysia KDU?

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons) program in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan is designed to prepare students who want to pursue a future in the software engineering industry with in-depth knowledge, skills and technical know-how to design an entire software engineering system. It focuses highly on the current industry-strength programming languages, technologies and systems in the form of practical components, electives and projects.

 

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. As for Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Business Analytics as your 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.

 

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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.

 

A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM WITH MULTIPLE SPECIALIZATION
Our computing curriculum, has covered wide range of specialization field areas knowledge of the theory and practice to apply problem-solving techniques using different programming languages. Apart from that it has included soft skills, together with the program structure to allow students to train them communication skills in different cultural background.  Students are required to do Industrial training and computing projects during the course of study to future familiarize with industry related problems. The degree course is based on three bonded structures namely, academic consciousness, produce professional computing relevance and a sturdy commitment to employability.

 

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. As for Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Business Analytics as your 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 Penang University College 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.

Duration
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

YEAR 1

  • Principles of Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Writing & Referencing
  • Computer Network
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Principles of Software Engineering

 

YEAR 2

  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Algorithm Design & Analysis
  • Software Process & Methodology
  • Oral Communication
  • Software Design & Architecture
  • Software Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Principles of Management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Field Elective 1
  • Field Elective 2
  • Knowledge Management

 

YEAR 3

  • Professional & Ethical Practice
  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Maintenance & Re-Engineering
  • Industrial Training
  • Field Elective 3
  • Field Elective 4
Electives

Data Analytics

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics

 

Internet Of Things

  • Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Sensor Technology & Instrumentation
  • Wireless Sensor Network & IOT Standard
  • Analytics for Internet of Things (IoT)
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

RM61,600

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International students

RM67,680

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

STPM :
2 Principal Passes in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

OR

2 Principal Passes in Science Stream with in one Mathematics subject and one subject in Science / ICT

 

GCE A Levels :
2 Principal Passes in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

 

UEC :
5 Credits including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject

 

Foundation/Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering

 

Australian Matriculation/Foundation :
ATAR score of 55

 

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 :
Pass English at SPM level

 

International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42(IBT) or 410(PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (154); or PTE Academic (47)

Notes

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

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