Software systems have become the cornerstone of all modern businesses. These systems are often complex yet must be robust and adaptable. This programme will equip you 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.
With the technical content gained as well as the practical aspects of architecture design, software development, software processes, software project management, software testing and software maintenance issues, you will be prepared to meet challenges of the industry and have the competency to develop new and innovative solutions. The three-month internship incorporated into the programme, will provide you with the opportunity to apply theories in practice and prepare you to enter the workforce.
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.
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.
January, March & August
3 Years (full-time)
Year 2 and Year 3
Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
Minimum 12 points
Monash University Foundation Year
Sunway Foundation in Arts
Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)
CAVG 55% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.
Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM or its equivalent
Graduates from Foundation/Matriculation programmes without a credit in Additional Mathematics subject at SPM level to enrol and Pass a Mathematics Enhancement subject offered by the programme; and credit in Mathematics and one subject from either Science, Technology or Engineering discipline at SPM level
Note: Above requirements can be excluded if the Foundation/Matriculation programmes offered a Mathematics subject and the achievements are equivalent/higher than a requirement of a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.
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.
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