Best UK Dual Award Degree in Computer & Network Technology UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town

Top Rate Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town

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The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology degree program at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is designed to provide a challenging program for students to demonstrate their full potential in respect to computer networking, software development and computer hardware in the context of modern digital communication systems. This degree is validated by a leading UK university and upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded two degree certificates. The courses offered cover a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, network programming and computational mathematics, computer data networks using languages and tools such as Java, C++, UNIX, Network Simulators, Network sensor smart home environment.

Dual Award title:

  • UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award
    • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology
  • University of Lincoln Award
    • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree program receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree program constitutes completion of a single program of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

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Course Details for the UK Dual Award Computer and Network Technology Degree at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

UOWM KDU Penang University College is strategically located in the heart of the city supported by technologically advanced Facilities

UOWM KDU Penang University College is strategically located in the heart of the city supported by technologically advanced Facilities

The Computer and Network Technology program at UOWM KDU Penang is a 3-year programme recognised and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The Computer and Network Technology program offers state-of-the-art workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest industry standard technology including, networking labs that emulate the Internet using Cisco equipment, network sensor development environments that allow us to study ‘the Internet of Things’, as well as a dedicated, networked smart home environment.

Students will have experience with how to cable and configure routers and switches, as well as other systems such as phones, video cameras and wireless devices. Understand how the network is used in the modern IT industry by studying the way global systems – like Google, Amazon and Facebook – operate. Practical networking experience with sound knowledge of the software running on the servers, giving you the invaluable insight employers are looking for.

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their educational delivery partner, Teknoturf, to set up the IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. For Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Network Technology students, the professional certification program offered under IBM ICE will be a Diploma in IoT (i.e. Internet of Things). Students will complete 4 IBM modules as part of their computing bachelor degree program to receive an additional professional award from the IBM Innovation Centre.

Education Pathway

UOWM KDU Penang University College George Town Campus is strategically located in the city area

UOWM KDU Penang University College George Town Campus is strategically located in the city area

Students after SPM or IGCSE O-Levels with at least 5 credits including Maths & Physics may enter into the Foundation in Science or Foundation in Arts for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year Information Systems degree.

Alternatively, students with at least 3 credits in SPM or IGCSE O-Levels including Maths and 1 Science subject may enter the Diploma in Information Technology (IT) for 2.5 years and then upon completion enter into Year 2 of the Information Systems degree for another 2 years.

What is Computer Networking?

EduSpiral counselled me online and met me at KDU Penang University College to take me around the campus. It helped me a lot in making the right decision. Archie Wong (Right), Business degree Graduate from KDU Penang University College

EduSpiral counselled me online and met me at KDU Penang University College to take me around the campus. It helped me a lot in making the right decision.
Archie Wong (Right), Business degree Graduate from KDU Penang University College

A computer network enables two or more computers and/or electronic devices to communicate data electronically. Common computer networks include local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). These networks operate via connections such as Wi-Fi and Ethernet cables

Computer and network technologies are an aspect that includes maintenance and repair of these networks, and the application and development of computer networks. It also involves monitoring and analyzing potential issues as well as implementing strategies to prevent and overcome problems should they eventuate.

Careers in Computer and Network Technology

UOWM KDU Penang University College graduates are highly sought after in the job market

UOWM KDU Penang University College graduates are highly sought after in the job market

Graduates will be able to install, repair, and upgrade computer networks. This bachelor program prepares graduates for careers such as:

  • Computer Network Architects who are responsible for designing and building actual computer networks. This can be for small offices through to large infrastructures that serve a vast number of customers.
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators who provide the technical support and manage customer’s servers to ensure that computer systems are running smoothly.
  • Computer Information Systems Managers, or information technology (IT) managers who help organizations determine and implement IT goals.
  • Computer Systems Analysts who work directly with computer systems to help organizations improve their networks.

This degree provides pathways to:

Postgraduate Study

This program prepares you in deeper knowledge in foundation of Computer Science to pursue a Master’s degree in the areas of Intelligent Systems, Image Processing and Computer Vision by research mode.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of a computing discipline you may work as a

Network Programmer/ Software Engineer / Network Administrator/ Network Operations Engineer/ IT support Engineer/ Network Technician

Entry Requirements

  • STPM :
    Smart Classroom at UOWM KDU Penang University College

    Smart Classroom at UOWM KDU Penang University College

    • 2 Principal Passes in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering OR
    • 2 Principal Passes in Science Stream with in one Mathematics subject and one subject in Science / ICT
  • GCE A Levels :
    • 2 Principal Passes in any two subjects and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering
  • UEC :
    5 Credits including Mathematics and Science/ICT subject
  • Foundation/Matriculation :
    • Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 and Credit at SPM level or equivalent in Additional Mathematics / Mathematics and any one subject in Science, Technology or Engineering
  • Australian Matriculation/Foundation :
    • ATAR score of 55
  • Diploma :
    • Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information System or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.50; or
      Any Diploma in science and technology with minimum CGPA 2.50.

Note: Candidate for category (i) and (ii) with CGPA under 2.50 but more than 2.00 may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process by institution.

English Requirement

  • Pass English at SPM level

Subjects for Computer and Network Technology at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang

Year 1

EduSpiral counselled me online and met me at KDU Penang University College to take me around the campus. It helped me a lot in making the right decision. Archie Wong (Right), Business degree Graduate from KDU Penang University College

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Archie Wong (Right), Business degree Graduate from KDU Penang University College

  • Principles of Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Networks
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Oral Communication
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Foundation of Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • System Analysis and Design

Year 2

Top students from all over Malaysia study at UOWM KDU University College Penang

Top students from all over Malaysia study at UOWM KDU University College Penang

  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Software Engineering
  • System Fundamentals
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Introduction to Network Technology
  • Network Programming with UNIX
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Social and Current Issues in Computing
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Network
  • Elective (2 subjects)

Year 3

UOWM KDU Penang University College provides a conducive study environment for students to excel

UOWM KDU Penang University College provides a conducive study environment for students to excel

  • Cyber Security
  • Individual Project 1
  • Individual Project 2
  • Routing and Switching
  • Knowledge Management
  • Distributed Computing
  • Network Design and Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective (1 subject)

Electives

YEAR 2

  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Data Visualisation for Web
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Computer Graphics

YEAR 3

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Ethical Hacking for Network Security

Why Study Computer and Network Technology at UOWM KDU Penang

EMPLOYABILITY
UOWM KDU Penang Batu Kawan campus, Part of the Top Ranked University of Wollongong, Australia

UOWM KDU Penang Batu Kawan campus, Part of the Top Ranked University of Wollongong, Australia

Most students who have graduated followed the Computer Science degree program go into careers in software industry, extending from small and medium companies to multinationals. A number of our graduates have continued their studies at the universities, government services and teaching professions. More than 95% employment rate within the first 6 months upon graduation. On-campus career talks and walk-in interviews are regularly conducted for graduates.

A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM WITH MULTIPLE SPECIALIZATION
UOWM KDU Penang Batu Kawan campus, Part of the Top Ranked University of Wollongong, Australia

UOWM KDU Penang Batu Kawan campus, Part of the Top Ranked University of Wollongong, Australia

Our computing curriculum, has covered wide range of specialization field areas knowledge of the theory and practice to apply problem-solving techniques using different programming languages. Apart from that it has included soft skills, together with the program structure to allow students to train them communication skills in different cultural background. Students are required to do Industrial training and computing projects during the course of study to future familiarize with industry related problems. The degree course is based on three bonded structures namely, academic consciousness, produce professional computing relevance and a sturdy commitment to employability.

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS WITH EXPERIENCE

Our academic staff has specialized in their field area, industry experience, and research activities. They are active researchers to bring innovative talents to share with students and in classroom. Our guest lecturers from industry also provide the current trends and technology enhancement among the students. Our facilitators are involved with Peer-Assisted Learning, in which the final year students provide optional support sessions during the semesters.

GRADUATE WITH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is collaborating with IBM Malaysia and their educational delivery partner, Teknoturf, to set up the IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) to offer a series of professional certification programs. As for Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), students can choose either a Diploma in IoT (i.e. internet-of-things) or a Diploma in Business Analytics as your professional certification program under IBM ICE. Students will complete 4 IBM modules as part of their computing bachelor degree program to receive an additional professional award from the IBM Innovation Centre.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS TECHNOLOGY FACILITY

Department of Computing has a wide range of software packages to support the computer science, computer games, animation, networking and business intelligence curriculum, including tools for software/apps development, mobile development, network simulations and more. There is free access to commercial software and servers to staff and students are available. The students are able to use UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Cloud API storage to store their projects deployment.

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKAGES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Today’s cutting edge technology and competitiveness have increased globally within complex environment. To this end, the department of computing works closely with the manufacturing and software industry. It is an essential criterion in creating a robust and complete industry driven curriculum to suit the students and fit to work right after their graduation as well as increasing and taking advantage of research opportunities. The Industry Board of Department of Computing are made up of industry professionals to provide constructive feedback on our curriculum. Employers include Intel, DELL, National Instruments, Motorola, etc.