Building solutions for the future and enabling the age of the digital revolution

The expanding integration of internet technologies coupled with the growth in e-commerce has resulted in a rising demand for software engineers. As computer systems become increasingly sophisticated, software engineers are expected to design, implement, safeguard and update systems. Software Engineers focuses on large-scale software systems and employs certain ideas from the world of engineering to build reliable software systems. Software engineers are concerned with the development and maintenance of software systems according to all the requirements that end-users or clients have defined for them. The nomenclature for the word engineering in software engineering reflects the practice of designing, analysing, building, and testing machines, systems, structures and materials. It is also more disciplined than Computer Science, applying more systematic practices to help ensure that products are reliable and safe.

Through UOW Malaysia’s Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), students are exposed to valuable insights in utilising systematic and disciplined approaches to creating quality software products. They also gain core software development knowledge, which includes skills and techniques in modelling and analysis, software design, development, verification and validation, maintenance and management systems.

Students will also be involved in a variety of projects ranging from business applications, high-precision and safety-critical scientific and engineering systems in this ever-expanding digital world.

 

What is software engineering?

Software Engineering focuses on large-scale software systems; employs certain ideas from the world of engineering in building reliable software systems. Software engineers are concerned with the development and maintenance of software systems according to all the requirements that end-users/clients have defined for them.

The nomenclature for the word engineering in software engineering reflects the practice of designing, analysing, building, and testing machines, systems, structures and materials. In this case – software engineers are proficient in designing, analysing, testing and developing software and applications.

It is more applied than Computer Science, placing greater emphasis on the entire software development process, from idea to final product.  It is also more disciplined than Computer Science, applying more systematic practices to help ensure that products are reliable and safe.

 

University Award:

Program information

THE UNCONVENTIONAL COMPUTING AND DESIGN SCHOOL

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

 

THE BEST STREAMLINED SYLLABUS

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.

 

Computing:

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.

Duration
3 years
Program Location
University of Wollongong Malaysia, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

YEAR 1

  • Oral Communication
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Database Management & Security
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Object Oriented System Analysis & Design
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Java Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Principles of Software Engineering

 

YEAR 2

  • Operating Systems
  • HCI & User Experience
  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
  • Formal Methods
  • IT Project Management
  • Database Systems
  • Software Design
  • Elective (2 Subjects)
  • Specialisation (1 Subject)

 

YEAR 3

  • Final Year Project 1
  • Final Year Project 2
  • Software Engineering Practices and Principles
  • Internship
  • Elective (1 Subject)
  • Specialisation (2 Subjects)
Specialisation
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
  • Wireless & Mobile Security

 

 

Electives
  • Internet & Web Development
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Architecture
  • Foundation of Information Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Information System Strategy & Management

 

MPU
  • 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*
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

2024

12 January 4 March 17 May 1 July 6 September 14 October
Estimated fees
Local students

RM75,190

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International students

RM82,650

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

GCE A Level:
2 Principal Passes (2Ds)

 

STPM (Science Stream or equivalent):
2Cs or CGPA 2.00 with a Credit in a Mathematic subject and a Credit in a Science or ICT subject.

 

Diploma:
Diploma in Computing or its equivalent; Pass with min. CGPA 2.50

Related Diploma in Science and Technology; Pass with min. CGPA 2.75

 

Foundation Studies :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

 

UEC :
5 Credits (5Bs) inclusive of a credit in Additional Mathematics

Mathematics Requirement

(i) Students MUST have attained a ‘CREDIT’ in ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS at SPM/O Levels or equivalent.
OR
(ii) MUST have attained a CREDIT in MATHEMATICS and a CREDIT in either a SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY or ENGINEERING subject for SPM/O Levels or equivalent.

Students who do not fulfil the mathematics requirements at SPM level may be admitted if their entry qualification contain subject(s) of Mathematics and their achievement is equivalent or higher than the required Credit of Additional Mathematics at the SPM level.

 

Note: Students who do not fulfill either requirements are advised to seek advice from the school before enrolment.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 3 in MUET

 

International Student :
Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 46 (IBT) or 8 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (160); or PTE Academic (51)

Notes

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

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