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Dip. Information Technology
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Approval Code A 11078; 01/2020
Accreditation Code A 11078
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Information Technology
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location UCSI University,Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Diploma in Information Technology course is designed for those without any computing knowledge as well as those who wish to pursue careers in computer-based environments, particularly in programming and information systems. This 2-year programme boasts a comprehensive curriculum comprising relevant IT courses that will undoubtedly equip students with general knowledge and skills in IT, programming, databases, multimedia and networks.

Other non-IT courses such as marketing, business communication and problem-solving, among others, have also been implemented in the programme to ensure that students are furnished with transferable skills that will enable them to work efficiently both independently and in teams. The Faculty also partners with key multinational corporations in the industry, enabling students to apply theoretical learning to practical activities through actual projects during their co-operative placements.

At the end of the course, students will be equipped with a range of personal, organisational and professional skills that provide invaluable support as the stepping stone to pursue further studies.


Coursework percentage and written examination percentage. This programme provides students with relevant, interesting, stimulating and practical experience via a variety of teaching and practical techniques. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme, such as lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based project, real life system development, presentations, independent projects supervised by supervisors from university lecturers or industry experts. The learning is very much practical oriented.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 3 credits (C), including Mathematics
O-Level Minimum 3 credits(C), including Mathematics
UEC Pass UEC with minimum Grade (B) in 3 subjects, including Mathematics
Computing related Certificate, SKM, SKK (MQF Level 3) Pass Level 3, inclusive of
  1. Minimum credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
  2. Minimum pass in ‘Program Pengukuhan Matematik’
STPM Pass with minimum 1 principal (C grade) inclusive of minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
A-Level Pass with minimum 1 principal (E grade), inclusive of minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Information technology is undeniably vital in this rapid-paced era, thus opening the door of opportunities to varied career paths in local and overseas sectors for our graduates. Positions obtained by our graduates include the following:
  • Computer Programmers
  • Analyst Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Web Programmers
  • Software Test Engineers
  • IT Sales Executives
  • IT Support Executives
  • Network Support Executives
  • Computer Technicians
  • E-commerce Specialists
English Courses
  • Basic English
  • English Foundation
Year 1
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Information Technology (Diploma)
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies (Diploma)
  • Principle of Accounting (Diploma)
  • Business Essentials
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Java Programming 1 (Diploma)
  • Discrete Mathematics 1 (Diploma)
  • Java Programming 2 (Diploma)
  • Fundamental of Database Systems
  • Entrepreneurship (MPU–U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Object-Oriented Modelling (Diploma)
  • Computer Ethics (Diploma)
  • Basic and Practices of Marketing
  • Business Programming
  • Multimedia Programming (Diploma)
  • Business Communication for Diploma
  • User Interface Design
  • Managing and Implementing Business Project
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Operating Systems & Networks (Diploma)
  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies (Diploma)
  • Creative Problem Solving (Diploma)
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-operative Placement 2
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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