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Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

School of Science and Technology



About The Programme

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), BSE aims to prepare highly skilled graduates with the necessary knowledge, principles, and skills in developing new and innovative solutions for many industries.

Graduates will be empowered with the knowledge and understanding of user requirements in analysing, modelling, designing, and developing large-scale software systems that are reliable and robust. Such Software Engineering (SE) specialists will be able to respond to the ever growing impact of large-scale software systems in a wide range of situations, as well as to the increased importance in safety-critical and mission-critical applications. Furthermore, their training will enable them to select the most appropriate and reliable techniques for producing quality software systems on time and within budget.

Internship, which has a duration between 3 and 6 months and capstone project are incorporated into the programme. Students will be equipped to meet these challenges with the technical content gained as well as the practical aspect of architecture design, software development, software processes, software project management, software testing and software maintenance issues.

This programme includes the Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) professional certification which incorporates software testing components within the curriculum of this degree programme. The CTFL is a globally accredited software testing professional certification fully accredited by the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB), the national body representing the industry interests in promoting Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and software testing as core competencies in the development of software-dependent quality products and services. This industry-linked certificate will be an added advantage for the students, making them highly employable graduates.

This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon the successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.


Validated by:

January, March & August

3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Software Architect
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • System Designer
  • IT Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Software Quality Assurance Officer
  • Enterprise Distributed Application Developer


Programme Structure

  • English for Computer Technology Studies
  • Programming Principles
  • Computer Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Organisation
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Communication Skills
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Requirement Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Database Management Systems
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Web Programming
  • Software Processes
  • Computer Security
  • Software Architecture and Design Pattern
  • Software Management
  • Software Testing
  • Software Evolution and Maintenance
  • Internship
  • Capstone Project 1
  • Capstone Project 2
  • Code Camp
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems
  • Database Engineering
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles and Practice of Management

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 Advanced 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 Requirements:
SPM / O-Level: 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 Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in English in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English
Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67


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