Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) (Security Technology)

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R/481/6/0439) 08/19 (A5470)

The Security Technology programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the security management and technologies necessary for employment in areas such as government and corporate security, strategic facilities security, private sector and retail security, financial institutions and major security organisations.

The course emphasises the functions and management of security technology in the protection of assets and is supported by appropriate studies in cyber law and ethics. Graduates of this course will be equipped for a career in the security industry.


  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass Foundation / Matriculation in the related field from a recognised institution, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM 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 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 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 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 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
          Computer Security
          Industrial Training
      • Year 3
        • Project
          Applied Cryptography
          Information Theory
          Password Authentication and Biometrics
          Integrative Programming and Technologies
          Ethical Hacking and Security Assessment
          Malware and Intrusion Detection
          Digital Forensics
    • Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)
      • Organisational Behaviour
        Cloud Computing
        Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
        Expert Systems
        Network Security and Management
        Project Management for Business Analysts
        Internet Marketing
        Introduction to Bioinformatics
        Knowledge Intelligence
    • 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
    • Security Auditor, Security Penetration Tester, Computer Forensic Investigator, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, and Programmer.