BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (HONS) IN COMPUTER AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

DUAL AWARD PROGRAMME
(MQA/PA 8180)

Overview
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology degree programme is designed to provide a challenging programme for students to demonstrate their full potential in respect to computer networking, software development and computer hardware in the context of modern digital communication systems. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses offered cover a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, network programming and computational mathematics, computer data networks using languages and tools such as Java, C++, UNIX, Network Simulators, Network sensor smart home environment.

Why study Computer in Network Technology?
The programme offers state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest industry standard technology including, networking labs that emulate the Internet using Cisco equipment, network sensor development environments that allow us to study “the Internet of Things”, as well as a dedicated, networked smart home environment.
Students will have experience how to cable and configure routers and switches, as well as other systems such as phones, video cameras and wireless devices. Understand how the network is used in the modern IT industry by studying the way global systems – like Google, Amazon and Facebook – operate. Practical networking experience with sound knowledge of the software running on the servers, giving you the invaluable insight employers are looking for.

This degree provides pathways to:
Postgraduate Study
  • This programme prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.
Career opportunities
As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a
  • Network Programmer/ Software Engineer / Network Administrator/ Network Operations Engineer/ IT support Engineer/ Network Technician
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardUniversity of Lincoln Award
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)in Computer and Network TechnologyBSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)
*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions
Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
YEAR 2
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction to PC Technology
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Elective 1**
  • Introduction to web design (Web) Or Introduction to Network Technology(NP)
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Advanced Operating Systems 
  • Professional Software Engineering Practice
  • Elective 2**
  • Server-Side Web Technologies (Web)  / Network Programming with UNIX(NP)
  • Public Speaking
  • Elective 3**
  • Wireless Networks
YEAR 3
  • Individual Project 1
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Application Integration-1 (Web) Or Sensor Networks and Smart Home Technology(NP)
  • Software Engineering
  • Individual Project 2
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Web Application Integration 2 (Web) Or Network Design and Management (NP)
  • Parallel Computing
  • Industrial Training
Programme Specialisation
  • WP – Courses in Web Programming
  • NP – Courses in Network Programming
MPU Subjects
Local Students
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics & Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development 
International Students
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Class
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
Field Electives
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Routing and Switching 
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Relational Database
  • Business Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Mobile Computing
  • Critical Perspectives on Project Management
  • Cross-Platform Development 
** Students will choose 3 courses from the Field electives. Two with 3 credits and one with 4 credits.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 16 Jan
  • 5 Jun
  • 21 Aug
  • 16 Oct
ESTIMATED FEES

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
  • RM59,700
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • RM65,632
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Payment Example:

PTPTN 100% Loan
Total FeeRM59,700
less Hope Bursary (*2)RM18,875
less PTPTN loan (*3)RM42,000
You pay cashRM0
  

*2: Successful Hope Bursary recipient receive up to 50% off their tuition fee. Terms & conditions apply.
*3: PTPTN loans are subject to Government approval.

  
Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this leading dual award award programme. We challenge you to find a  better value dual award degree in Penang. Speak to our consultants for more information.
  • Access a UK degree from a highly regarded UK University. The University of Lincoln (UK) has been rated the UK’s number one modern university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Internship opportunities supported by our job placement office. A recent survey indicates that 96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
*STPM2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
GCE ‘A’ Level2 Principal Passes & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent 
UEC5 Credits (Min Grade B) including Math
*Foundation/MatriculationPass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*DiplomaA Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or
 
Any other  Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology with CGPA ≥ 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process & Credit in Add Math at SPM level or equivalent
*Remarks
The above candidates without a Credit in Add Math may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in Add Math that are equivalent to SPM level
 
Candidates with a Credit in Computing related subjects at SPM or STPM level or equivalent may be given preferential consideration.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
Local  & International StudentsYear 1
 Minimum StandardDual Award
Required Standard
 Pass English at SPM level; orCredit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
 MUET Band 2; orMUET Band 4; or
 IELTS Band 5; orIELTS Band 6
(with no component below 5.5); or
 TOEFL
(Computer based 180); or (Internet based 57)
TOEFL
(Computer based 220); or (Internet based 79)
 If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered

if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73
 
Year 2
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)
Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)