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BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/340/6/0481; 01/2025
Accreditation Code
A 11146


Overview

Designed with employability in mind, this programme provides practical computing knowledge as well as information management skills that will transform students into highly sought-after assets. Graduates will be able to create and sustain technically proficient business information systems while also demonstrating a keen understanding of the role of IT in supporting the business functions of any industry.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

About the Programme

The Business Information Systems degree programme comprises a blend of business practices and information technology, designed to promote innovative problem-solving abilities as well as foster cutting-edge business and IT skills in students.

This 3-year course encompasses a comprehensive curriculum that is injected with various business and computing courses that will undoubtedly equip students with a unique repertoire of knowledge and skills in managing and developing IT systems in the business context. Throughout their studies, students will be exposed to a cross-cultural learning environment supervised by a team of dedicated academic professionals and staff.

Teaching and learning methodologies are supported by well-equipped facilities and resources within the campus, such as the library, computer laboratories, R&D laboratories and the latest IT gadgets. Apart from that, students are able to collaborate with key industries through co-operative placements every year with the purpose of gaining industry experience in business and IT companies whilst increasing their employability skills.

Furthermore, partnerships with renowned corporations such as Apple, RICOH and Oracle, among others, ensure that courses remain relevant in the face of change. Students are also granted opportunities to be awarded with professional certifications by numerous international software corporations.

Assessments

Coursework percentage and written examination percentage.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​Foundation

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

STPM

Minimum 2 principals (C) (CGPA 2.0) in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level

​A-Level

Minimum 2 D's in 2 subjects and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM Level

​UEC

Minimum 5 credits (B6), including Mathematics

​National Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.0, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM

​International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent

Canadian Pre-U

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent

Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ equivalent

Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics/Physics)
(Admission level: case - to - case basis)

AUSMAT/HSC/SACE/TEE/WACE/SAM

Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent

Australian Year 12

Credit (C ) in Mathematics subject

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics

Diploma programmes (Computing and ICT-related diploma)

CGPA 2.5

Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016 & MQA Bil 2/2016):

1. The terms of credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level for the candidate with STPM, STAM, Diploma or Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required credit of Additional Mathematics at the SPM level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR

Academic Requirements

SPM/O Level

Pass with 5 credits (C) including Mathematics (C)

UEC

Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Mathematics

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 STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Mathematics

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-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the undergraduate programme.
For International Students
IELTS
Band 5.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
154
TOEFL IBT
42
Pearson Test of English
47
MUET
Band 3

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Statistics and its Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Concept of Analysis & Design
  • Java Programming 1
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • University Life (MPU- U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Analysis & Design
  • Java Programming 2
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • Operating Systems
  • Research Methods in Computing
  • Database Systems
  • Networking
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Software Project Management
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • International Business
  • Issues in Database Design
  • Technopreneurship
  • Independent Project 1 for BIS
  • Strategic Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Management & Information Systems
  • Independent Project 2 for BIS
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Career Opportunities

In the world of computing, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

  • System Analysts
  • Database Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Web Developers
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Support Engineers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Business Analysts

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 69,620

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 79,900

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International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems1+2 / 2+1Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£ 13,700
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology1+2 / 2+1Middlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom£ 13,700

For enquiry, please contact us at geo@ucsiuniversity.edu.my or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.
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