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BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)

BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)

School of Science and Technology

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About The Programme

The BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security) aims to equip students with excellent technical knowledge and skills, exploring the technology behind computer networks and security systems. This programme focuses on developments in networking and distributed applications such as the Internet and World Wide Web, corporate networks and the information systems that they interconnect.

Students will be well-versed in computer security (i.e, prevention and investigation on issues related to computer hacking), gaining the ability to manage and develop computer systems and applications that enhances computer networking and security in organisations.

Validated by:

Career Prospects

  • Network Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Infrastructure Specialist
  • IT Forensic Investigator
  • Hacker Consultant
  • Security Specialist
  • Network Designer
  • IT Consultant


Programme Structure

  • Programming Concepts & Problem Solving
  • Programming Principles
  • Computer Mathemathics
  • English for Computer Technology Studies
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Organisation
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Data Communications
  • Communication Skills
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Network Security
  • Principles in Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Psychology 1


  • Network & System Administration
  • Computer Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Internship
  • Capstone Project
  • Computer Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH)
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Network Management
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Microwave Communication
  • Probability and Statistics  
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Security

For Local students:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

STPM Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
A Level
Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2 or 3 subjects
minimum 12 points
Australian Matriculation ATAR 60
Canadian Matriculation 60%
MUFY 60%
Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.3
Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology CGPA 2.3
UEC Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
IB Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)
Sunway Diploma Studies
Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.
CAVG 60%

Other Qualifications
Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Mathematics Requirement:
Credit in Additional Mathematics or its equivalent.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Acedemic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English


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