Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) (Data Communications and Networking)

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R/481/6/0440) 08/19 (A5313)

Data Communications and networking graduates are expected to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to design, build, maintain and manage network and communication systems in any organisation. Therefore, this three-year programme will educate them on the core components of communication, such as Internet Computing, TCP/IP Programming, High-Speed networks, Client Server Computing and Real-Time Systems.

Our Data Communications and networking graduates would be able to branch into any area of communications and apply the knowledge they have acquired in network technology and telecommunications.


  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass Foundation / Matriculation in the related field from a recognised institution, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O Level or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass STPM / A level or its equivalent with 3 Principals inclusive of Mathematics, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O Level or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
    • • Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institution with minimum CGPA of 2.50, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O Level or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass any other Diploma in science and technology or business studies from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM/O Level or its equivalent may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
      *Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
    • 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
      • Year 1
        • Mathematical Techniques
          Computer Programming
          Database Systems
          Operating Systems
          Discrete Mathematics and Probability
          Computer Architecture and Organisation
          Data Communications and Networking
          Ethics and Professional Conducts
      • Year 2
        • Data Structures and Algorithms
          Object Oriented Programming
          System Analysis and Design
          Computer Networks
          System Administration and Maintenance
          Technopreneur Venture
          Human Computer Interaction
          Information Assurance and Security
          Web Techniques and Application
          System Integration and Architecture
          Routing and Switching
          Industrial Training
      • Year 3
        • Project
          TCP/IP Programming
          Network Security and Management
          Cloud Computing
          Integrative Programming and Technologies
          High Speed Networks
          Mobile and Wireless Communications
          Real-Time System
    • Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)
      • IT Project Management Methods and Tools
        Organisational Behaviour
        Marketing and E-Commerce
        Applied Cryptography
        Information Theory
        Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
        Expert Systems
        Information Systems Audit
        Knowledge Management
    • University Subjects
      • Year 1
        Business and Entrepreneurship in Malaysia
        Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Foreign Language
      • Year 3
        Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 / Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
        Pengajian Malaysia 3 / Hubungan Etnik
  • Career Prospects
    • System Programmer, Network Engineer, Network Administrator.