Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) Security Technology new-icon

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R2/481/6/0439) 08/24 (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
      1. Pass Foundation / Matriculation studies from a recognised institution and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      2. Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects a AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      3. Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      4. Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
      5. Diploma in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process; OR
      6. Any other Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent;* OR
      7. Pass DKM /DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field.**


      * Candidates without a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent may be admitted if
      the qualification contains subjects in Mathematics and the achievement is higher or equivalent to the requirement of the subject at SPM Level or its equivalent.

      ** DKM/DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.

  • 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
          Elective 1
      • Year 3
        • Project
          Applied Cryptography
          Information Theory
          Password Authentication and Biometrics
          Integrative Programming and Technologies
          Python for Security
          Malware and Intrusion Detection
          Digital Forensics
          Elective 2
          Elective 3
          Elective 4
    • Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)
      • Introduction to Bioinformatics
        Cloud Computing
        Data Analytics Fundamentals
        Internet of Things Fundamentals
        Data Mining and Machine Learning
        Management of Information Security
        Cyber Law
        Ethical Hacking & Security Assessment
        Security Analysis & Vulnerability Assessment
        Business Statistical Analysis
    • University Subjects
      • U1 – MPU3113 Hubungan Etnik AND MPU3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local) – MPU3143 Bahasa Komunikasi 2 AND MPU3173 Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
        U2 – Subject code starts with MPU32XX (for local student who got exemption in SPM Bahasa Melayu & for International Students). MPU3210 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for local student without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
        U3 – Subject code starts with MPU33XX
        U4 – Subject code starts with MPU34XX
  • Career Prospects
    • Security Auditor, Security Penetration Tester, Computer Forensic Investigator, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Security Analyst, and Security Specialist..