Dip. Information Technology

Approval Code R2/481/4/0572; 01/2025
Accreditation Code MQA/A11078
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Information Technology
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
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.

Assessments

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.

Qualification
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-levels
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 and SPM / O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% 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' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
 

English Requirement

For Local Students*

Minimum B+ in the English Language subject at SPM or Minimum A2 in UEC level or Minimum C in SPM English Language 1119/ O Level English/ IGCSE or MUET Band 3.

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*

Minimum English Language competency requirements are as follows: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (397) or TOEFL IBT (30-31) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 2) or Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests (140).

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.

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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