FAQs

1. Do I need any experience of computers?
No. You will learn how to programme a computer with step by step programming. No prior experience is necessary.
 
2. I have an Arts degree and haven’t done Math for years. Can I handle it?
Yes, you can. You enrol for Year-1 entry for the degree computing programme to learn the basics. You will then definitely be able to handle it.  Programming is a practice.
 
3. What is covered on the course?
The diploma level course covers the various types of programming in computing (Database, Webpages, Animation, Game Development, Network, Operating Systems, System Side Programming and Application Programming) as well as “new trends” in computing programming (Creative Computing, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, and Modern System Administration and Maintenance). Most importantly, it also covers professional certifications (MTA, EC-Council and ORACLE) throughout the duration of the course.
 
4. I have my own PC/laptop. Will it be useful on the course?
The laboratory has been updated with the latest software and every student is assigned to an individual computer during lab sessions. However, owning a PC/laptop will come in handy when the student has to utilise self-learning-time (SLT).
 
5. What do I do on my project?
For diploma level, you will develop an application software (group work; mobile and web application development). For degree level, you will develop a research-based software prototype (individual contribution).
 
6. Are there age limitations to study for a diploma or degree?
There are no age limitations, however, entry requirements must be fulfilled.

7. What is the academic calendar for a diploma?
There are three semesters in an academic year. The semester typically runs from January through March (short semester), April to July (long semester) and August to December (long semester) with short breaks for holidays.
 
8. What is the credit system in a programme?
A credit is a numerical value assigned to each subject which reflects the number of hours the class will meet with the professor each week and the number of hours the students spend studying on their own.
 
9. What is a GPA?
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student's academic performance in a semester, calculated on a scale of 4.0.
 
10. What is the grading system in KDU Penang University College?
Letter grades are used to indicate a student's academic performance, A, B, C etc. Each letter grade has a numeric value which is used to calculate a GPA, on a scale of 4.0.
 
11. How are grades determined?
Grades are typically determined by but not limited to quizzes, midterms, final exams, papers, projects, class attendance and class participation.