Bachelor of Computer Science in Computer and Network Technology (Hons)

Bachelor Of Computer Science (Hons) In Computer And Network Technology

 

​Dual Award Programme

Overview

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology degree programme is designed to provide a challenging programme for students to demonstrate their full potential in respect to computer networking, software development and computer hardware in the context of modern digital communication systems. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses offered cover a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, network programming and computational mathematics, computer data networks using languages and tools such as Java, C++, UNIX, Network Simulators, Network sensor smart home environment.

 

Why study Computer in Network Technology?
The programme offers state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest industry standard technology including, networking labs that emulate the Internet using Cisco equipment, network sensor development environments that allow us to study “the Internet of Things”, as well as a dedicated, networked smart home environment.
Students will have experience how to cable and configure routers and switches, as well as other systems such as phones, video cameras and wireless devices. Understand how the network is used in the modern IT industry by studying the way global systems – like Google, Amazon and Facebook – operate. Practical networking experience with sound knowledge of the software running on the servers, giving you the invaluable insight employers are looking for.

 

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study

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

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

  • Network Programmer/ Software Engineer / Network Administrator/ Network Operations Engineer/ IT support Engineer/ Network Technician

 

Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award

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

University of Lincoln Award

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)

 

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

 

Validated By:

Programme information

EMPLOYABILITY
Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree programme 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 programme 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 programmes 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
3 Years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures & Algorithms

 

YEAR 2

  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction to PC Technology
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Elective 1**
  • Introduction to Network Technology
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Elective 2**
  • Network Programming with UNIX
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Principles of Management
  • Wireless Networks

 

YEAR 3

  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Sensor Networks and Smart Home Technology
  • Routing & Switching
  • Elective 3 **
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Network Design and Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Ethical Hacking for Network Security
  • Distributed Computing
  • Industrial Training
Electives

3 credits: (Choose 2 from the list)

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Relational Database
  • Software Engineering

 

4 credits: (Choose 1 from list)

  • Data Science Tools and Techniques
  • Database Programming
MPU

Local Students

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

 

International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

Intake dates

2019

22 January 17 Jun 3 September
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM49,490
Dual Award – RM61,940

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International students

Single Award – RM55,740
Dual Award – RM68,190

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Notes

Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.

 

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this leading dual award award programme. We challenge you to find a  better value dual award degree in Penang. Speak to our consultants for more information.

  • Access a UK degree from a highly regarded UK University. The University of Lincoln (UK) has been rated the UK’s number one modern university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
  • Receive two degree certificates and two transcripts from both institutions.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities supported by our job placement office. A recent survey indicates that 96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Academic Qualification

*STPM:

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

 

GCE ‘A’ Level:

Minimum Standard

  • 2 Principal Passes (D) and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard

  • 2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent
  • Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner

 

UEC:

5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics

 

*Foundation/Matriculation:

Minimum Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

Australian Matriculation/ Foundation:

Minimum Standard

  • ATAR score of 55

Dual Award Required Standard

  • ATAR score of 70

 

*Diploma:

A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science/ Software Engineering/Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or

Any other Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process & Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

*Remarks
The above candidates without a Credit in Additional Mathematics may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in Additional Mathematics that are equivalent to SPM level.

Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

English Requirement

Local Student:

Year 1
Single Award (Minimum Standard)

  • Pass English at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)

Dual Award (Minimum Standard)

  • Credit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)

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 programme.

  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

Year 2

  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

 

International Student:

Year 1
Single Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 3; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34)

Dual Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)

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 programme.

  • SPM English Credit (Min C); or
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

Year 2

  • UOW Malaysia KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)

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