The Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) degree program is designed to produce graduates who excel in the technical and analytical skills of Information system design and management. As well, students will gain the ability to assess, evaluate, and communicate key aspects of Information Systems/Information Technology as an enabler of modern organisations. The courses offered in this degree program will develop skills in understanding the critical roles of business analytics in various organisational contexts, managing projects, and integrating systems within and across organisations. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded two degree certificates.


What is Information Systems?

Information systems are formal systems that are designed to collect, process, store, organize and disseminate information. Information systems studies refer to the study of the systems including hardware and software networks that organizations or individuals use to collect, filter, and process data.


Why study Information Systems?

Data frameworks (IS) alludes to the business side of innovation. It takes a gander at the general population and associations make utilization of innovation to enhance their procedures and work processes. This course gives you the abilities to comprehend standards of data frameworks, essentials of enormous information, digital marketing and discover answers for basic IS administration issues explained through business Intelligence.

Advanced data has altered the way the world works together. The train of data frameworks is about the catch, vital utilize and related innovation of advanced data in the business environment. The part of a data frameworks proficient spotlights on applying innovation and key basic leadership to the occupation of overseeing tremendous

The Degree program will give you knowledge of how information is generated, stored and communicated across a range of business activities. It will also equip students with skills required to understand information systems design, development as well as management. 

Additionally, the program will build project management, communication and research skills which will ensure that you are employment ready as you graduate. 


What will I learn in Information Systems?

An information systems degree will enable you to develop skills in the following areas including:

  • Hardware & software development and programming
  • System analysis and design
  • Database system and design
  • Data mining
  • Business analysis
  • Mobile applications
  • Networking and operating systems
  • Computer security
  • Information system management

You will also gain the following skills that are very much in demand:

  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork 
  • Understand and respond to customers
  • Manage projects
  • Plan, organize and execute your work 
  • Negotiation
  • Business awareness and acumen


Who should study Information Systems?

You need to be someone who enjoys working with computers to pursue a career in this field. Additionally, you should also like to figure out how things work. 

A good understanding of software and strong mathematical and analytical skills are a plus point as courses in information systems will have subjects in these areas. 


Information Systems career opportunities

This degree provides pathways to:

Postgraduate Study

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

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

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst 
  • Web Programmer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT technical support officer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Project manager


Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award

  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons)

University of Lincoln Award

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

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


Educational Partner:


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. For Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Retail Informatics as their 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:


University Award:

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 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.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their delivering partner, Teknoturf, to setup IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students will complete 4 IBM modules under this certification program.


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.


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, Jabil, HP, Flex, EY Brightree, Seagate, Plexus and more.


UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College graduates are most wanted by the industry either for internship or immediate recruitment.  With our latest Industry Revolution 4.0 related course syllabus, students are ready to excel in job market once they completed the internship and study program.

3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Principle of Information System
  • Database System
  • Business Communication
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Management Information System
  • Business Information System
  • IT infrastructure
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Foundation of HCI
  • Oral Communication



  • Enterprise Architecture 1
  • Network Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Programming for IS
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • IS Project Management
  • Decision Support System
  • Research Method
  • Elective (3 subjects)



  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Enterprise Architecture 2
  • Cyber Security
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • Data Mining for Information Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)


  • Big Data Analysis
  • Analytics for IOT
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sensor Technology and Instrumentation



  • Social Web analytics
  • Wireless Sensor Network and IOT Standard
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

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


30 January 6 March 26 May 3 July 8 September 16 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM65,315
Dual Award – RM79,115

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International students

Single Award – RM74,350
Dual Award – RM88,150

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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

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


GCE A Level :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level  or equivalent

Dual Award
2 C and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


5 Credits including Mathematics


Foundation / Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Dual Award
Pass with min. CGPA of 3.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


Australian Matriculation / Foundation :
Single Award
ATAR score of 55

Dual Award
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
Pass with min. CGPA 2.50



English Requirement

Local Student:
Single Award
Band 2 in MUET

Dual Award
Band 4 in MUET


International Student:
Single Award
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)

Dual Award
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (169); or PTE Academic (59)


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 program:
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English 169 with no element below 162; or PTE Academic (59); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (73)