(MQA/PA 8186)

The Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) degree programme is designed to produce graduates who excel in the technical and analytical skills of Information system design and management. As well, students will gain the ability to assess, evaluate, and communicate key aspects of Information Systems/Information Technology as an enabler of modern organisations. The courses offered in this degree programme will develop skills in understanding the critical roles of business analytics in various organisational contexts, managing projects, and integrating systems within and across organisations. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the programme graduates are awarded two degree certificates.

Why study Information Systems?
Data frameworks (IS) alludes to the business side of innovation. It takes a gander at the general population and associations make utilization of innovation to enhance their procedures and work processes. This course gives you the abilities to comprehend standards of data frameworks, essentials of enormous information, digital marketing and discover answers for basic IS administration issues explain through business Intelligence.
Advanced data has altered the way the world works together. The train of data frameworks is about the catch, vital utilize and related innovation of advanced data in the business environment. The part of a data frameworks proficient spotlights on applying innovation and key basic leadership to the occupation of overseeing tremendous amounts of a business' data.

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
  • Business Analyst/ Data Analyst / Web Programmer/Data Scientist/ Business/IT Consultant
Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardUniversity of Lincoln Award
Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons)BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)
*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions
Validated By:

Programme Structure
3 years
KDU Penang University College
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Relational Database
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Networks
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Business Statistics
  • Information Systems Development
  • Elective 1**
  • Introduction to Web Design (Web) Or Introduction to Big Data(BI)
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Creative Thinking
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Elective 2**
  • Business English
  • Server-Side Web  Technologies (Web) / Integrated Enterprise Systems(BI)
  • Public Speaking
  • Individual Project 1
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Application Integration 1 (Web) Or Business Information System (BI)
  • Elective 3**
  • Individual Project 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social and Current issues in Computing
  • Web Application Integration 2 (Web) Or Digital Business and Management (BI)
  • Data Visualization for Web (Web) Or Information Management (BI)
  • Distributed Computing
  • Industrial Training
Programme Specialisation
  • BI – Business Intelligence
  • WP –  Web programming
MPU Subjects
Local Students
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • 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

3 credits: (Choose 2 from the list)
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Information Security
  • Management of Relational Database
  • E-Marketing
4 credits: (Choose 1 from the list)
  • Data Science Tools and Techniques
  • Database Programming

Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 15 Jan
  • 18 Jun
  • 10 Sep
  • 22 Oct

  • RM60,000
  • 66,250
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
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.
  • Receive two degree certificates and two transcripts from both institutions.
  • 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
*STPM2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) & Credit in Math at SPM level or equivalent
GCE ‘A’ Level Minimum Standard
2 Principal Passes (EE) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard
2 Principal Passes (CC) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or Grade C at O-Level or equivalent
Applicant without 2 Principal Passes (CC) may be considered on a case by case basis by the Dual Award University partner
UEC5 Credits (Min Grade B) including Math
*Foundation/MatriculationMinimum Standard
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Dual Award Required Standard
Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
International Baccalaureate (IB)29/42 points from 6 subjects
*Diploma A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information Systems or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 & credit in Maths at SPM level or equivalent; or
Any other Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a credit in Maths at SPM level or equivalent.
Candidates with CGPA ≥ 2.50 but ≤ 2.00 with a credit in Maths at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process
The above candidates without a Credit in Math may be admitted if the above qualification contains subjects in 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.
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)