Why study Bachelor of Software Engineering at UOW Malaysia?

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.


What can you do with a Software Engineering degree?

This degree will enable you to pursue the following careers:

  • Software Architect
  • Software Designer
  • Software Development Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Data Scientist
  • Game Developer
  • App Developer

Software engineers are generally well paid and have plenty of opportunities for employment as businesses and organizations now have to rely on digital technology. 


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:


University Award:

Program information


“Future-thinking syllabus that produces computing wizards & creative creators.”



Our syllabus is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners to ensure our graduates are readily employable and desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry. We evolve rapidly to stay current with industry needs and practices.


Creative Media:

UOW Malaysia is the Malaysian market leader for a holistic Game Development degree program; the course is endorsed by Codemasters Studios and stalwarts in the local industry. The program’s syllabus and industry insights produce sought-after graduates, drawing many national and international studios to headhunt and handpick talents before they even graduate. With three specialised streams to choose from, our program is one of the most comprehensive Game Development programs out there.

As part of the entertainment industry eco-system, UOW Malaysia also offers programme offerings in Digital Media Production and Graphic Design Technology, where students learn from the best in the industry. Our academic staff are industry practitioners from writing award winning screenplays to producing visual effects for TV series. Our students are regularly involved in production and credited in films; making them industry ready and focused.



UOW Malaysia recognises the need to integrate and diminish the gap between industry requirements, practice and technology and academic delivery. Regardless of the computing stream students choose, our syllabus ensures they have a strong grasp in the fundamentals on computing, from programming, to using complex algorithms, and designing, building and testing of applications or systems – all of which are critical in cultivating a graduate who is an analytical thinker and creative problem-solver.

UOW Malaysia offers programs in 3 out of the 4 major facets of computing (as stated by The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest scientific and educational society for computing).

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems


“Our strong industry collaborations benefits students who actively collaborate with potential future employers – before even graduating!”


Strategic Partnerships:

We work with selected corporate industry and relevant organisations to obtain practical training materials and tools for knowledge transfer as well as the opportunity for events and networking. Students get a taste of real-world experience in consultation with top technological companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Ouandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement. UOW Malaysia is also an academic partner for Epic Unreal Engine for SouthEast Asia, this allows the students to experience current industry updates and changes to the industry tools that practitioners use.


Certification Ready:
Students are exposed to and prepared for external certification exams and professional certification processes through our partnerships.


MyGameDev Talent Development Initiative:
In 2012, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded UOW Malaysia with a PEMANDU Entry Point Project initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan and the National Key Results Area (Education) to spearhead the Game Development industry in Malaysia, focusing on awareness and talent building activities. This Game Development Cluster represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and the Game Development industry to create a High-Income, Sustainable Creative Economy in the area of Game Development.

The primary measure of success in a digital game region is a critical mass of talent. Without critical mass, it is difficult to find support, retain talent, and attract international visibility and credibility. In an effort to maintain a constant flow of talents into the Game Development Industry, MyGameDev’s role is to ensure that not only are the relevant institutions generating graduates which are industry ready but to also prepare a ready pool of raw post-secondary student talents to feed into this pipeline.

3 years
Program 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
  • Oral Communication
  • Software Design & Architecture
  • Software Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Principles of Management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Specialisation 1 & 2



  • Professional & Ethical Practice
  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Maintenance & Re-Engineering
  • Industrial Training
  • Specialisation 3 & 4


  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics



  • Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Sensor Technology & Instrumentation
  • Wireless Sensor Network & IOT Standard
  • Analytics for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • 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


12 January 4 March 17 May 1 July 6 September 14 October
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Academic Qualification

2 Principal Passes in any 2 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 2 subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering


5 Credits 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 :
Pass with min. CGPA 2.50

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 2 in MUET


International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 40 (IBT) or 7.5 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (154); or PTE Academic (47)


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