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.

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.

 

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
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
Core

YEAR 1

  • Oral Communication
  • Computing Mathematics
  • User Interface Design
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Java Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Networking and Operating Systems
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming

 

YEAR 2

  • Internet Technology and Application
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • VB Programming
  • System Administration and Management
  • Fundamentals of Security in Ethical Hacking
  • Mobile Technology
  • Network Fundamental
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Technopreneurship
  • Project

 

YEAR 3

  • Internship
MPU
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • 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

RM35,710

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International students

RM42,800

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

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

 

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

 

UEC :
Min. 3 Credits including a Credit in Mathematics

 

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

 

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) :
Pass Level 3 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level

English Requirement

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

 

International Student :
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE  & CPE (from 2015) (140); or PTE Academic (36)

 

Notes

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

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