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Bachelor Of Computer Science In Cyber Security (Hons)

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Year
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-Time


Overview

A Bachelor of Computer Science in Cyber Security is an undergraduate degree programme designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to defend against cyber threats and safeguard digital systems. This comprehensive programme focuses on preparing students to become skilled professionals in the field of cybersecurity and covers a wide range of topics related to securing digital systems, networks and data from cyber threats. This includes Computer Security, Network Security, Information Systems Risk and Security and Computer Forensics. Students learn to work with cybersecurity tools, design intelligent algorithms and understand the ethical and legal implications of cybersecurity practices. Additionally, the programme covers Software Security, E-Commerce Security and Cryptography. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Cyber Security, graduates are well-prepared to protect organisations and individuals from the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.00;OR
  • A pass in STPM with a minimum grade of C (CGPA 2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects or any equivalent qualification;OR
  • A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid in any TWO (2) subjects;

    AND a credit in:

    • Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent; OR
    • Mathematics and any one of the Science, Technology or Engineering subjects at SPM level or its equivalent.

    Candidates need to take a reinforcement course equivalent to Additional Mathematics with appropriate topics in the discipline of Computer Science, Data Science or Software Engineering at the beginning of the study.

    OR

  • A pass in STPM (Science Stream) or its equivalent with a minimum grade of C (CGPA 2.00) in Mathematics subject and ONE (1) Science / ICT subject; OR
  • Diploma in Computing (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 Candidates with a CGPA below 2.50 but more than 2.00 may be admitted subject to a thorough internal evaluation process; OR
  • Any Diploma in Science and Technology (Level 4, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75. Candidates with a CGPA below 2.75 but more than 2.00 may be admitted subject to a thorough internal evaluation process; OR
  • Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) / Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) in Computing fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board’s approval; OR
  • Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM) in Computing fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 subjected to HEP Senate / Academic Board’s approval.

For Public Universities: Refer to Surat JPT.S(BPKP)2000/400/04/01 Jld.5(53), 20th November, 2019 - Pindaan syarat kelayakan minimum (Syarat am) Diploma TVET (DKM, DLKM, DVM) sebagai syarat kelayakan masuk ke program Ijazah Sarjana Muda di Universiti Awam (UA).

For Private Higher Educational Institutions: Refer to Surat JPT/GS 1000-606 Jld.2(23), 21st April 2020 - Kemasukan Pelajar Lulusan Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM), Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM) dan Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) ke Peringkat Sarjana Muda (Tahap 6 MQF) atau yang setara dengannya di Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta.

English Language Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in the IELTS or equivalent.
  • If a student does not meet this requirement, the HEP must offer English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Computer Security
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Mathematics for Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cooperative Placement 1

Elective Course (Choose 1)

  • Database Management Systems
Year 2
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems
  • Security Management
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Software Security
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Networking
  • Research Methods in Computing
  • Cooperative Placement 2

Elective Course (Choose 2)

  • Database Design
  • Business System Development Tools
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Software Project Management
Year 3
  • Information Systems Risk and Security
  • Project Formulation
  • Application Layer Programming
  • Network Security
  • Project Design and Implementation
  • Network Security Design
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer Forensic
  • E-Commerce Security
  • Co-Operative Placement 3

Elective Course (Choose 1)

  • Programming for Computer Science
  • Web Programming
  • Fuzzy System and Evolutionary Computing
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
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For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)

Career Opportunities

  1. Cybersecurity Analyst
  2. Cybersecurity Engineer
  3. Cryptography engineer
  4. Ethical Hacker
  5. Computer Forensics Analyst
  6. Penetration Tester
  7. Information Security Consultant
  8. Information security Analyst
  9. Malware Analyst
  10. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  11. Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  12. Security Architect
  13. Security systems administrator

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