The purpose of the Diploma in Information Technology in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan 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.

 

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
2 years 4 months
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

YEAR 1

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

 

YEAR 2

  • Object-Oriented Programming II
  • Networking Fundamental
  • Introduction to Operation System
  • Internet Technology and Application
  • Fundamentals of Security in Ethical Hacking
  • Computer Architecture
  • System Administration and Management
  • Technopreneurship
  • Project
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Mobile Technology

 

YEAR 3

  • Internship
MPU
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • 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

2024

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

RM36,760

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International students

RM50,000

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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 5 (Essentials-Online) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English (140); or PTE Academic (36)

 

Notes

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

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