Leading the way with value-added IT programmes | KDU Penang University College

Leading the way with value-added IT programmes

KDU1: Up-to-date facilities to enhance learning experience 
KDU2: KDU’s RM350,000 Games Lounge & Lab for IT students to practice what they have learned 
Computing is a dynamic field that continuously pushes boundaries in the academic industry. It has become powerful extensions of human beings designed to augment intelligence, learning, communications and productivity.

Realising the significance of computing today as well as the importance of staying relevant in this fast-changing world, KDU College Penang (KDU College) upholds its pioneer position of being a revolutionary IT education provider with globally recognised industry linkages and offerings of cutting-edge facilities at its Jalan Anson campus. At KDU College’s IT School, students can gain professional certifications in programming, database fundamentals, networking and IT security.

The IT School is one of KDU College’s founding academic schools in 1991, offering Certificate in Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Studies and Diploma in Games Technology. Since 2003, KDU College has partnered with the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK to offer 3+0 Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computing Studies.

With 24 years of solid reputation in providing good-quality, high-value education, KDU College has forged strong partnerships with various universities as well as industry partners – such as Oracle University, Microsoft Technology Associate and EC-Council – further enhancing its programme offerings with real-world learning experiences.

KDU College is the only institution in Penang appointed to offer Oracle-authorised training for undergraduates. A part of KDU’s IT programme, the Oracle course provides flexible curriculum and schedules to train relevant skills in students, thereby giving students a competitive edge when they enter the workforce in the IT industry.

In addition, KDU College has been appointed as the EC-Council Examination Centre for the Northern region in September 2013. This makes it convenient for students taking the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) class to sit for the online exam at the KDU College campus in Penang; the only other EC-Council Examination Centre is based in Cyberjaya. Maintaining its leading position as an excellent provider of IT education, KDU College’s IT School has an Intelligent Processing & Applications (IPA) research cluster which is facilitated by qualified and experienced lecturers together with its students. As each student under the Northumbria University B.Sc. (Hons) Computing Studies programme is required to undertake an individual software engineering project with some research aspects, this intellectual challenge encourages students to explore novel ideas in computing while exposing them to contemporary advances in computing. This helps showcase students’ capability for both the acquisition and application of new skills and concepts to potential employers.

KDU College’s IT School has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Supplementing the industry-relevant programmes are industry-standard facilities such as smart classrooms, multi-media laboratories as well as the RM350,000 Games Lounge and Lab.

At KDU College, IT students are groomed to hit the ground running upon graduation. So, get a head start over the rest with professional IT certifications at KDU College and be one of its well-recognised industry-ready graduates. For more information, please visit us at our Penang campus.

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About KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang is a member of Paramount Education, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. Paramount Education celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2013, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

Paramount Education is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and whose diversified business interests also include property development.

Issued by: KDU College Penang
For further information, please contact: Chan Lai Khay
Sr. Marketing Communications Executive KDU College Penang
Telephone: 04-238 6213
Mobile: 012-4729733
Email: laikhay.chan@kdupg.edu.my