Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) (Data Analytics)

School of Science and Technology

About The Programme

The Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) (Data Analytics) programme focuses on the development of analytical skills in the study of technologies. Harnessing and analysing massive data creates significant value for organisations and it has become the basis for decision-making to achieve greater efficiency while spearheading constant innovation. During their studies, students will solve practical and real-world problems of companies utilising data sets in the presence of analytics experts.

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. The graduates are awarded three certificates: one from Sunway University, one from Lancaster University and a Joint Certificate from SAS Academy. The students will be awarded the SAS Joint Certificate in Big Data with Advanced Techniques in Data Science.

Students will also be taught on Cloudera product and Cloudera curicula are embedded into the syllabus of the programme. On top of that, The Alibaba syllabus, which focuses on digital economy and e-commerce, has been incorporated into this programme. With the Alibaba collaboration, there are more opportunities and platforms that could aspire young entrepreneurs and start-ups to develop their business ideas.



January, March & August



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Big data system architect
  • Business intelligence manager/specialist/architecture/consultant
  • Chief data scientist
  • Chief knowledge analyst
  • Chief social media scientist
  • Credit scorecard specialist
  • Customer segmentation specialists
  • Forensic experts


Programme Structure

  • English for Computer Technology Studies
  • Information Systems Concepts
  • Programming Principles
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Linear Algebra and Applications
  • Networking Principles
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Fundamentals
  • Non-Computing Elective I

  • Analytics Engineering
  • Database Management Systems
  • Communications Skills
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Web and Network Analytics
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Non-Computing Elective II
  • E-Commerce

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Big Data Analytics in the Cloud
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Capstone Project 1 & 2
  • Internship
  • Advanced Business Analytic
  • IS Management and Strategy
  • Non-Computing Elective III

Year 1(Choose 1)

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles and Practise of Management

Year 2 & 3 (Choose 1)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Digital Economy
  • Startup Foundry

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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 Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service

Entry Requirements

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)

Minimum 12 points. Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2 or 3 subjects

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.3

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.3

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum of 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma Studies
CAVG 55% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

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


Specific Requirements

SPM/ O-Level: Credit or its equivalent.

The International Preparatory Programme (IPP) is an intensive six-month preparatory programme. International students or candidates from certain countries that want to take Sunway University’s certain degree programmes (for eg programmes in partnership with Lancaster University), they will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP) to be eligible to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution.

Students are required to pass all the subjects with C and above to qualify for this.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) 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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