BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)
JPT/BPP(U)(R/481/6/0619/FA4817)03/25

School of Science and Technology

About The Programme

Organisations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations. Highly trained networking professionals are needed to ensure these infrastructures are resilient and operational. Threats towards networks are ever increasing and rapidly evolving. The security policies that are developed must be able to ensure accurate evaluation of internet traffic, to appropriately filter malicious users.

Graduates from this programme will be well-versed in the technical skills of computer hacking investigation and prevention, paving the way for a potentially lucrative career in the field of computer and networking security. There are global opportunities in sectors that have a rapid demand for networking and cyber-security experts such as the banking or financial industry, large private organisations, or the government.

You will also gain exposure to computer and networking security related practices in business and the industry through a 12-week industrial attachment. Graduates will revolutionise the field of Information Security with a solid foundation leading to internationally recognised professional credentials awarded by EC-Council (IT Security Certification Body from USA):

  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

 

Intakes

January, March & August

 

Duration

3 Years (full-time)

 

Career Prospects

  • IT security consultant
  • Digital forensic investigator
  • Network engineer
  • Network infrastructure specialist
  • Security engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Ethical hacker

 

Programme Structure

  • Networking Principles
  • Programming Principles
  • Computer Mathematics
  • 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
  • Network and System Administration
  • Data Communications
  • Communication Skills
  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Network Security
  • Field Elective I

  • Principles in Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Digital Economy
  • Startup Foundry

  • Internship
  • Capstone Project 1
  • Capstone Project 2
  • Computer Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH)
  • Network Management
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Field Electives II & III

Year 2

  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Security
  • Data Structures & Algorithms

Year 3

  • Microwave Communication
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Security


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

STPM
Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)

A-Level
Minimum 12 points. 

Australian Matriculation
ATAR 60

Canadian Matriculation
60%

Monash University Foundation Year
60%

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 25 points (excluding bonus points)

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

 

Specific Requirements

SPM/ O-Level: Credit or its equivalent.

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


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
Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67
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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