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Taylor’s University bachelor programme in computer science majoring in Cyber Security provides students with the know-how and capability to design, develop, integrate and maintain all types of computer applications and systems, as well as devise new and better ways of using computer solutions and technology to benefit society. In this UK Dual Award programme, students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

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Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Majoring in Cyber Security at Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University computer science students will explore software development and all its related technologies, programming languages and models, data structures and algorithms, as well as innovation in the application of computer solutions and technology.

Through Taylor’s University computer science programme, students will also enhance their entrepreneurial, problem solving, project management and teamwork skills, enabling them to develop effective solutions for real-world computing problems.

Cyber Security is a professional field that covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems that includes Information, Hardware and Software and Networks.

Upon completion of the Cyber Security specialisation at Taylor’s University, students should be able to defend and/or secure computer-based systems from vulnerabilities and malicious attacks. This would help students to expand their job prospects as a Security Auditor, Security Manager, Security Solutions Specialist, Security Consultant, Security Architect, Information Security Officer, Incident Responder, Security Administrator, Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Assessor and more.

Subjects Taught in the Cyber Security Major

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  • Computer and Network Security
    This module focuses on security, trust, policy including security life cycle; layering & distribution of security mechanisms. Students will investigate threats to networks, protection mechanisms focusing on encryption, authentication protocols, digital signatures for message integrity, secure Internet Protocols, security and mobility issues and security application programming interfaces.
  • Computer Intrusion Detection
    This module looks into computer intrusion detection areas such as: identifying and exposing security weaknesses in an organisation and selecting the proper countermeasures, understand how hacking tools can be used to test and improve security, protect against and prevent intrusions.
  • Secured Software Systems
    This module will provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to develop secure software. Students should be able to audit source codes for security vulnerabilities, identify vulnerabilities in open and closed source third-party applications and develop proof-of-concept exploits. This module will also cover theoretical and fundamental principles of cryptography and general system security.
  • Computer Crime and Digital Evidence
    This module introduces students to law relating to case studies in Malaysia, and selected countries of the world; and the challenges in applying existing legislation to forensic computing. Students will also explore computer crime investigation and incident response, and forms of digital evidence.
  • Wireless Network and Security
    Mobile and wireless devices today have outnumbered computers worldwide. Since mobile devices, such as smart phones, provide convenient anytime anywhere access to the Internet and the ability to make phone calls, run apps centered on our lives, they have become enticing targets for cyber criminals. This module is designed to address this growing threat to mobile and wireless devices, networks and services delivered over the mobile infrastructure.

Career Prospects

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Information Security Analyst

Information security analysts create systems to protect information networks and websites from cyberattacks and other security breaches. Their responsibilities also include researching trends in data security to anticipate problems and install systems to prevent issues before they occur. Security analysts also need strong problem-solving skills to investigate breaches, determine the causes and modify or repair security systems.

Software Developer

Software developers create software programs that allow users to perform specific tasks on various devices, such as computers or mobile devices. Software developers must have the technical creativity required to solve problems uniquely. They need to be fluent in computer languages that are used to write the code for programs.

Data Analyst

Data analysis is a fast-growing field and skilled analysts are in high demand across all sectors. You will find many opportunities but you will still need to stand out and demonstrate excellent skills in order to succeed in a career as a data analyst. Data analysts identify areas to increase efficiency and automation of processes, mine and analyse large datasets, draw valid inferences and present them successfully to management using a reporting tool. Data analysts who are also skilled at finding and communicating insights can progress to leadership roles.

Application Developer

Applications developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business.

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Specialised Skills in Computer Science for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • Specialised skills in different programming languages as well as software design and development in general, enabling students to develop new solutions and applications using computers.
  • Exposure to different computing languages, including UNIX, XML, C++ and Java, with modules like C Programming, Object- Oriented Programming using Java and UNIX Programming.

Learning from Experts

  • Gain valuable industry exposure and keep abreast with industry practices via module adoption, expert talks, guest lecturers and project based module from the experts such as IBM Malaysia, Google Malaysia, Experian and Microsoft Malaysia.

Industry Engagement for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • Opportunity to work on real-world problems identified by the industry for assignments, projects or as a Final Year Project under the guidance of the industry members.
  • Mentorship from industry experts in developing commercial applications, tools and/or services.

Integrated Professional Certification for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • Option to take-up industry certifications as electives, such as International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) as a Certified Tester, Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) as a Certified Professional in Requirements Engineering, Oracle Database SQL Expert exam as an Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert and SAP Professional Training, thus qualifying students to sit for these exams.

Dynamic Internship Programme for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • 12-week internship exposes students to the real working environment and provides in-depth knowledge in the field of computing.

UK Dual Award Computing & IT Degree at Taylor’s University

  • Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

Programme Structure for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Majoring in Cyber Security at Taylor’s University

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Top Ranked Taylors University in Malaysia offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

Common Core

  • Database Systems
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Discrete Structures
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • System Fundamentals
  • Data Structures and Algorithm
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems and Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computation
  • Capstone Project (Part 1)
  • Capstone Project (Part 2)
  • Industrial Training

Specialisation

  • Computer Network Security
  • Computer Intrusion Detection
  • Computer Crime and Digital Evidence
  • Wireless Networks and Security

Compulsory modules

  • Technopreneurship
  • Advanced Programming
  • Professional Practices and Information Security
  • Machine Learning and Parallel Computing

Education Pathway

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With at least 5 credits, students after SPM from Malaysia can enter the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University. Students with 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information Technology and then enter into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Degree Programme at Taylor’s University. Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

Pre-Requisites

SPM / O-Level with Pre-U / Foundation

  • Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5 credits (including Additional Mathematics) for entry with Pre-University / Foundation qualification

SPM / O-Level with Diploma

  • Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits (including Additional Mathematics) for entry with Diploma / Pre-University qualification

Note: Candidates without a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the Foundation / Diploma programme contains subjects in Mathematics that are equivalent or higher than Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Degree Programme at Taylor’s University

Computer lab at Taylor's University

Computer lab at Taylor’s University

  • Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.50
  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Min. Grade C in at least 2 subjects including Mathematics
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with 5Bs including B in Advanced Mathematics
  • A Levels
    Pass with min. EE including min. C in Mathematics
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International
    Min. ATAR 55 including C+ in Mathematics
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
    Min. average of 50% in 6 subjects including Mathematics (All Mathematics subjects except Data Management)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    Min. 24 points in 6 subjects including min. 5 points in High Level (HL) Mathematics
  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
    Min 55% including Mathematics
  • Other Qualifications
    Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
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Specialised Skills in Computer Science for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

Computer Lab at Taylor's University

Computer Lab at Taylor’s University

  • Specialised skills in different programming languages as well as software design and development in general, enabling students to develop new solutions and applications using computers.
  • Exposure to different computing languages, including UNIX, XML, C++ and Java, with modules like C Programming, Object- Oriented Programming using Java and UNIX Programming.

Learning from Experts

  • Gain valuable industry exposure and keep abreast with industry practices via module adoption, expert talks, guest lecturers and project based module from the experts such as IBM Malaysia, Google Malaysia, Experian and Microsoft Malaysia.

Industry Engagement for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

Taylor's University offers an excellent environment for tertiary studies in Malaysia

Taylor’s University offers an excellent environment for tertiary studies in Malaysia

  • Opportunity to work on real-world problems identified by the industry for assignments, projects or as a Final Year Project under the guidance of the industry members.
  • Mentorship from industry experts in developing commercial applications, tools and/or services.

Integrated Professional Certification for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • Option to take-up industry certifications as electives, such as International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) as a Certified Tester, Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) as a Certified Professional in Requirements Engineering, Oracle Database SQL Expert exam as an Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert and SAP Professional Training, thus qualifying students to sit for these exams.

Dynamic Internship Programme for Taylor’s School of Computing & IT Students

  • 12-week internship exposes students to the real working environment and provides in-depth knowledge in the field of computing.

UK Dual Award Computing & IT Degree at Taylor’s University

  • Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

Dual-Award Degree for the Computing Programmes at Taylor’s University

School of Computing & IT at Taylor's University

School of Computing & IT at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s School of Computing and IT (SOCIT) offers dual award degree programmes in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England (UWE), UK. A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and the moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessment. Students will receive certification and academic transcripts from both Taylor’s University and UWE upon completion of their degrees at Taylor’s.

University of the West of England (UWE), UK.

  • Dating as far back as 1595, UWE represents a long and well-established tradition of first-class
    Grand Hall at Taylor's University

    Grand Hall at Taylor’s University

    professional education and training.

  • With over 30,000 students, UWE is a modern, growing university situated in the thriving harbour side of Bristol.
  • UWE has over 500 available workstations in their teaching laboratories as well as large open-access labs providing PC and Unix-based machines. They also host their own servers to provide Windows, Linux and Unix-based operating systems.
  • The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies has strong linkage with the industry, including a multi-million pound strategic partnership with Hewlett-Packard, which has contributed towards an upgrade of computer technology and infrastructure across the campus.
  • The Department has an active research community, which makes significant contribution towards various groups of studies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Complex Co-operative Systems and Unconventional Computing.

Students at Work
Taylor’s University students are involved in industry research and projects that provide real solutions to real problems. These opportunities put their technical skills to test and add to their repository of experiences, which will better prepare them for the workplace. Active participation in such research work and real-life projects also enables them to manage the challenges commonly faced by the industry.

Real-life Industry Projects

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X-Space Classroom at Taylor’s University – Promoting Learning Collaboratively, From the Lecturer, Peers and the World

  • Advanced Emergency Report System
    – St. John Ambulance
  • BagBot (Innovative Idea with Creative Designs)
    – Standard Chartered Bank
  • Content Management System
    – DoBot Bike Station Sdn. Bhd.
  • DiGi Hackaton and Mobile Apps Challenge: FutsalFive (iOS Platform)
    – DiGi
  • Genuine Validation System
    – Packtica Sdn. Bhd.
  • HRIS – Human Resource Information System
    – AIESEC
  • Info Banjir Malaysia (Windows Phone App)
    – Microsoft
  • Instajob
    – Google
  • MathsInMobile
    An intellectually stimulating environment at Taylor's University

    An intellectually stimulating environment at Taylor’s University

    – Taylor’s University

  • Online Polling System for Student Representatives
    – MARA Professional College
  • Plus Toll Rate App (Android Platform)
    – PLUS
  • Scheduling, Reporting and Notification System
    – Star Aquatics Sdn. Bhd.
  • WiseCycle (Windows Phone App)
    – Microsoft

Smart Partnerships

Creating A New Breed of Technopreneurs

In order to keep abreast with global trends and bridge the gap between academia and the industry, SOCIT has developed a web of relationships with international technology companies and entrepreneurs. Through project-based learning, internship programmes, field trips, as well as events and activities our students develop out-of-the-box thinking.

Final Year Projects in Collaboration with Industry Partners
As part of the School’s initiative to produce job-ready graduates, strong emphasis is placed on producing graduates who are not just academically sound but also well-equipped with the relevant soft skills and capabilities required to carve a successful career. As a testimony to this, the School has pioneered in incorporating industry clients for all its final year project students. A brief listing is provided below:
Expert Platforms

SOCIT provides various expert platforms that feature talks and lectures delivered by invited speakers from the industry as well as adjunct faculty members, who speak about the ICT industry and profession.

We recognise the value of adjunct teaching to our students’ learning, as the adjunct faculty adds to the diversity of the classroom with their professional experience and expertise. Apart from strengthening the School’s teaching profile, these industry practitioners also provide students with an opportunity to interact with professionals in specialised fields to enhance their learning.

Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)
The IAP works closely with SOCIT to ensure that the programmes provided are up-to-date and relevant with current IT industry practices and requirements. The IAP also assists in providing students with the opportunity for internships. Seminars that feature expert speakers are organised by the panel to help impart insight and industry trends to students. Our IAP members include:
Industry Certifications

Our programmes meet the rigorious standards of the Malaysia Software Testing Board (MSTB) due to our stringent entry requirements, comprehensive curriculum, students’ work and achievements, and qualified teaching faculty.

The industry-wide recognition attached to these accreditations greatly enhances our students’ career opportunities and the quality of our teaching faculty. They also ease the pathway for our students to pursue a professional qualification or further their studies upon graduation.

Some of the certifications undertaken by our students are as follows:

  • Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)
    By International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
  • Certified Professional Requirement Engineer (CPRE)
    By International Requirement Engineering Board (IREB)

Our highly-qualified faculty members also possess extensive industry experience and actively pursue professional certification in key areas of specialisation. Many of them are regarded as experts in their respective fields:

ICT Networking Session
This event is supported by IT professionals and consultants from various companies across Malaysia, and is a neutral platform for industry leaders to discuss trends that are shaping their profession. Such events provide opportunities for idea exchange among students and professionals within the industry.
Professional Networks
Students have the opportunity to participate in annual gatherings organised by professional bodies, which are aimed at fostering close ties between students from various public and private institutions as well as industry members. Such events provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and discussion of current issues, and provide students with opportunities to meet and network with industry experts.
Internship Experience for Taylor’s University Computing Students
No amount of learning is complete without practical knowledge and experience on the job. Taylor’s Career Services Centre aims to provide students with the best internship and career placement options in the ICT industry. It serves to expose students to the real working environment, providing insights into the industry and helping them develop good values and characteristics for a successful career. In addition to offering job searches and interview preparation, the Career Services team also provides a full suite of activities to enhance students’ employment opportunities. To date, Taylor’s University computing students have successfully secured internship placements with some of the industry’s best, including:
  • Accenture
  • BASF Asia
  • Cyber Village
  • Data Solution
  • Digi
  • Ernst & Young
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • Hitachi eBworkx
  • HSBC Bank
  • INFOPRO
  • IBM
  • Infoconnect
  • JobStreet.com
  • KPMG
  • OCBC Bank
  • Openet
  • PwC Consulting
  • Panasonic

Employable Computing Graduates at Taylor’s University

Many of Taylor’s University graduates have also gone on to gain employment at some of these leading organisations:

  • Accenture
  • Allianz
  • Astro
  • CIMB Group
  • Comptel Communications
  • Cyber Village
  • DHL
  • Digi
  • DSYR
  • Experian
  • F-Secure
  • Frame Motion
  • Glocomp Systems
  • Grass Valley
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilti Asia IT Services
  • IBM
  • Innity Sdn Bhd
  • JobStreet.com
  • Microsoft
  • OpenMinds Resources
  • PwC
  • Quintiq
  • SAP
  • SCICOM
  • Silverlake
  • Sunway Group
Guest Lectures
Taylor’s University School of IT invite eminent personalities from various Industries and Institutions to lend valuable information from their experiences to our students. Guest Lecture is a way of enriching their students with the latest from the industry. Through guest lectures students are bestowed with knowledge about industry needs, latest technical updates and trends in line with Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC).

Research Clusters

In the School of Computing and IT (SoCIT) research culture is deeply entrenched within their teaching philosophy that enriches the knowledge exchange that takes place in the classroom. By using real research examples and industry case studies in the classroom, the lecturers are able to inspire students to adopt a research-driven approach to problem-solving. SoCIT’s research focus areas include Security, Networks, Software Engineering, Knowledge Technologies, and Multimedia & Web Technologies clustered under the two major research groups Cyber Security, and Smart Technologies and Applications.

Research Grants

The School has succeeded in acquiring various research grants in recent years, totaling about RM1.3 million. Recent active research grants are identified below.

  • Modelling and Management of Responsible Rural Tourism Framework
    – One of the six research projects under the Multi-Dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework for Sustainable Tourism under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Predictive Analytic Theory Generation for a Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self Regeneration System for Improved Cyberdefense
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • A Novel Automatic Wrapper for Deep Web Resources Using Ontology
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Properties and Estimation of The Parameters of Second Order Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A) Models
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Foundations for Nover Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self-Healing System for Advanced Network Services
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Gamification-Inspired Foundations and Self-Adaptive Approach for Traceability Between Test and Code Artifacts in Software-Intensive Systems
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • A Framework for Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP ) – Entropy Network Security Situation Assessment and Adaptive Grey Verhulst-Kalman Network Security Situation Prediction in Intrusion Prevention System
    – Joint research with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) under the USM Research University Grant in collaboration with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • Determining the Properties of Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A (2,1;d,1)) and Its Application in Cyber-Attack Prediction
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Traceability in Modern Software Test Engineering: Evaluation of State-of-the-art Technologies and New Research Directions and Solutions
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Automated Extraction and Analysis of Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • Examining Social Commerce in Malaysia – A Study on Best Practices and Models in Malaysia
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)
  • OntoClean – Cleaning Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    – TRGS Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

Apart from External and Internal Research grants, staff in the last couple of years have worked on consultancy projects under the MSC Malaysia Innovation voucher programme worth about RM100,000 in total.

Staff involve students in research and consultancy that they are actively engaged. They take every opportunity through the modules they teach to identify prospective students who could participate and can be groomed in research and consultancy that they are engaged. Undergraduate students in association with staff have published several research papers in cited International Conferences and Journals. A couple of these students have also acquired travel grants to participate and present their paper at International Conferences.

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