Diploma in Information Technology

Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI)

(R2/481/4/0010) 07/21 (A7461)

The programme provides students with computing knowledge in planning, implementation, configuration and maintenance of an organisation’s computing infrastructure. Students will be exposed to various programming languages and web technologies with which they would be able to configure, integrate and deploy systems as well as provide technical support within an organisation.

The curriculum covers areas such as programming, database, software design, operating systems, data communication & networking, as well as mathematics. Apart from the technical subjects, students will also be exposed to soft skills such as writing and presentation skills to help enhance their interaction and communication and prepare them for real-life working environment.

After completion of the diploma programme, you can opt for a related degree programme from either FCI or FIST.


  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass SPM/O-level or its equivalent with minimum of grade C in at least four (4) subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, and a pass in English; OR
    • • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics, and a pass in English; OR
    • • Pass Certificate in related field from recognised institution and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
      *Candidates without a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the Certificate programme contains subjects in Mathematics that are equivalent to Mathematics at SPM Level.
    • English Entry Requirement for International Students:
      All programmes offered by Faculty of Computing & Informatics and Faculty of Information Science & Technology require a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS or its equivalent.
  • Programme Structure
    • Core
      • Trimester 1
        • Mathematical Techniques I
          Computer Systems and Applications
          Contemporary Management & Entrepreneurship
      • Trimester 2
        • Mathematical Techniques II
          Programme Design
          Discrete Structures
          Computer Architectures
      • Trimester 3
        • Operating Systems
          Systems Analysis & Design
      • Trimester 4
        • Data Communications & networking
          Database Systems
          Object Oriented Programming
          Elective 1
      • Trimester 5
        • Internet & Web Publishing
          Programming in Java
          Data Structures & Algorithms
          Effective Communication Skills
      • Trimester 6
        • Industrial Training
      • Trimester 7
        • Computing Project
          Elective 2
          Elective 3
    • Elective Subjects
      • E-Commerce
        Management Information Systems
        Programming for Mobile Applications
        Multimedia Applications
        Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • University Subjects
      • U1 – Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Local) / Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi I (International)
        U2 – Basic Academic Writing/Grooming and Professional Etiquette/Chinese for Basic Communication/ Korean for Basic Communication/French for Basic Communication/Bahasa Kebangsaan A
        U3 – Introduction to Cultural Practices in Malaysia/Fundamental of Islamic Leadership in Malaysia/Family and Society in Malaysia
        U4 – Personal Social Responsibility