Diploma in Information Technology

Overview
The purpose of the Diploma in Information Technology is to equip students with the necessary skills to find employment as computer practitioners. It is appropriate to the work in the fields of programming, web programming, systems analysis and design, and operations. Together with the four professional certifications is a value added to a wide range of advanced professional and higher educational courses.

 

The diploma provides pathways to:
Employment:

  • Industry is looking for entry level and qualified technician. Hence, good career prospect and opportunities to join the workforce after the completion of the diploma program.

Degree: Dual-Awards with University of Lincoln, UK

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

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
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.

 

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
2 years 4 months
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

YEAR 1

  • Cloud Computing
  • Personal Development and Leadership Skills
  • Computing Mathematics
  • User Interface Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • VB Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Networking and Operating Systems
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming

 

YEAR 2

  • Internet Technology and Application
  • Java Programming
  • Creative Programming
  • System Administration and Management
  • Fundamentals of Security in Ethical Hacking
  • Mobile Technology
  • Internship

 

YEAR 3

  • Technopreneurship
  • Project
MPU

Local Student:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

 

International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development

Intake dates

2020

13 January 26 March 1 June 14 September

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM37,790

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International students

RM46,852

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Levels :
Min. 3 Credits including Mathematics

 

STPM :
1 Principal Pass and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level

 

UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (3Bs) including a Credit in Mathematics

 

Certificate in computer related studies :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

 

Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)

 

International Student :
Band 4 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (30); or MUET Band 2

 

 

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

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