Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

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.

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.


Career Options:

  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Engineer

…and many more


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.


Professional Partner:

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 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.


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.


New opportunities are for the diploma students to improve the dynamic learning with Oracle universities student guide e-Kit on LVC (Live Virtual Classes), Microsoft Technical Assistant (MTA) examinations. Recently the department has initiated EC-Council’s, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-V9) examinations for the diploma level students. In short, if a student joined the diploma in computer studies or diploma in Games technology they will be graduation their programs with professional certifications that really stands out from other IT graduates from competitors.


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.


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.

3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan


  • 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



  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Algorithm Design & Analysis
  • Software Process & Methodology
  • Business English
  • Software Design & Architecture
  • Software Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Principles of Management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Field Elective 1
  • Field Elective 2
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Professional & Ethical Practice



  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Maintenance & Re-Engineering
  • Industrial Training
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Field Elective 3
  • Field Elective 4

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)

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


1 June 14 September


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Academic Qualification

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


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


5 Credits (5Bs) 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 :
i) Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information System or equivalent with min. CGPA 2.50; or

ii) Any Diploma in science and technology with min. 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


Candidates entering the degree program via Matriculation/Foundation/STPM with credit in Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering at SPM level or equivalent are required to take Mathematics enhancement course with topics related to Computer Science and Software Engineering fields.

Candidates must pass the Mathematics enhancement course as prerequisite before are allowed to take related core subject. However, this requirement does not limit candidate from taking any other core or non-core subjects that do not have the Mathematics enhancement course as the prerequisite.

The credit for the Mathematics enhancement course is an extra credit to core subjects and can be considered as part of the graduating credit.

The requirement for the Mathematics enhancement course can be exempted if the Matriculation or Foundation program or equivalent contains Mathematics subject that is at the same level/higher than the credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.

English Requirement

Local Student :
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


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



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