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Faculty of Information Science & Technology (FIST)

(R3/481/4/0010) 12/25 (MQA/FA15338)

This programme equips students with relevant ICT knowledge and skills to meet the technological needs of an organisation. Through the 2-year programme, students will acquire essential technical skills and hands-on experience in systems analysis and design, programming, web design and development, database design, operating systems, data communications and networking.

Students will also learn about professional ethics and develop communication, presentation and teamwork skills that are deemed critical for success in today’s workforce. Both the technical and soft skills will prepare them for their degree studies, as well as for future employment.

Upon completion of the diploma programme, students can opt for a related degree programme offered by the Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST) or Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI).

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  • Entry Requirements
    • i. Pass SPM/O-Level or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and a Pass in English; OR
      ii. Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and a Pass in English; OR
      iii. Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in one (1) subject AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      iv. Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Maqbul (Pass) AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      v. Pass in SKM Level 3 or any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF) AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.*
    • Note:
    • * Candidates with a pass in Mathematics at an SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the certificate programme contains subjects in Mathematics that are equivalent to Mathematics at SPM level.
    • Candidates with a pass in Mathematics at SPM level and without a related certificate need to take a reinforcement Mathematics subject with appropriate topics in the discipline of Computing at the beginning of the study.
    • Candidate with a credit in a Computing-related subject at SPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.
  • Programme Structure
    • Core
      • Year 1
        • Program Design
          Calculus & Algebra
          Data Communications & Networking
          Introduction to Computer Security
          Operating Systems
          Systems Analysis & Design
          Computer Architecture
          Ethics & Cybertechnology
          Mathematical & Statistical Techniques
          Discrete Structures & Probability
          Database Systems
          Character Building
          Sustainable Society
          U1
      • Year 2
        • Data Structure & Algorithms
          Fundamentals of Networking
          System Administration and Maintenance
          Internet & Web Publishing
          Introduction to Information Assurance & Security
          Enterprise Resource Planning
          System Integration Architecture
          Human Machine Interaction
          Introduction to Cloud Computing
          Industrial Training
          Final Year Project
          U2/U3
          U4
    • Elective Subjects
      • Open elective course (non-computing):
        English
        Business Communication in Digital Age
        Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
    • University Subjects
      • U1:
        Falsafah dan Isu Semasa (Philosophy and Current Issues)- Local
        OR
        Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 – International

        U2/U3:
        Local:
        Students without credit in BM at SPM Level
        Bahasa Kebangsaan A
        Students who obtained credit in BM at SPM Level Only
        Any other courses in the U2 or U3 category**
        OR
        International:
        Choose one course in the U2/U3 category**

        ** Should the student choose to take foreign language, he/she must choose one which he/she has no formal education in.

        U4:
        Choose one U4 from the list offered

  • Career Prospects
    • Programmer, E-Commerce Developer, Internet/ Software Application Developer, IT Technical Support Officer, Database Manager, Information Systems Manager, System Analyst, etc.