Malaysia’s Top Ranked Taylor’s University Offers Blockchain Specialisation

Best UK Dual Award Degree in Computer Science Specialising in Blockchain  in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University is the only private university in Malaysia offering the Blockchain specialisation. The Computer Science degree programme specialising in Blockchain at Taylor’s University will cover the methodical processes such as algorithms, in order to acquire, represent, process, store, communicate and access information. Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to design, build and deploy smart contracts, distributed applications, and integrate concepts and ideas from blockchain technology in to the systems they develop. Furthermore, the programme is compatible with the new Taylor’s Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules.

Students will take the UK Dual Award Computer Science degree and then take the Blockchain specialisation subjects which are:

  • Distributed Systems and Processing
  • Cryptography and System Security
  • Blockchain Technology and Applications
  • Introduction to Digital Currencies

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Course Information for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Specialising in Blockchain Programme in Malaysia at Taylor’s University

School of Computing & IT at Taylor's University

School of Computing & IT at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University bachelor programme in computer science 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.

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.

Blockchain Specialisation at Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University Ranks 4th Best University in the World & Asia’s Best for Graduate Employment in the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Blockchain is a decentralised, public, and distributed ledger based system used to record transactions across computer systems and are resistant to modifications of data. Blockchain as an Extension facilitates students in learning the skills to design and develop secured distributed applications using the blockchain technology.

Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to design, build and deploy smart contracts, distributed applications, and integrate concepts and ideas from blockchain technology in to the systems they develop.

Blockchain finds diverse applications disrupting innovations and businesses that include Banking, Insurance, IoT applications, Smart Contracts, Creative contents, Social media applications and securing any digital assets. Students will have the zeal to learn innovative technologies and expand their job prospects in the field of Banking, Finance, Software Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, Law and more.

Blockchain Specialisation Subjects at Taylor’s University

Distributed Systems and Processing

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Taylor’s University is the only Malaysian private university to be listed in the top 10 universities in Malaysia in both the QS World University Rankings and the QS Asia University Rankings. Taylor’s is also now the only private university to be recognised for its graduate employment rate

This module introduces students to the concepts, architecture, algorithms, protocols, design and implementation of distributed systems. It focuses on communication, order of events, fault tolerance, file systems, peer-to-peer systems, and shared memory in distributed systems. These topic are essential in developing a distributed framework for cases that include digital currencies.

Cryptography and Systems Security

This module introduces students to value the need for computer network and security practices in protecting any digital information that includes cryptocurrencies. It provides students with knowledge on the use of cryptography concepts such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms, digital signatures, and hash functions in providing security, authentication, and integrity of transactions. Network threats, attacks and defence countermeasures are also covered.

Blockchain Technology and Applications

This module introduces students to the underlying technology, protocols, and applications of Blockchain. It focuses on the underlying technology of transactions, blocks, proof-of-work and consensus building. This includes the decentralised and distributed nature of Blockchain and how it maintains transparency, privacy, anonymity, security, and immutability.

Introduction to Digital Currencies

This module focuses on the mechanics of digital currencies or cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. It focuses on the different platforms, how it works technically and how secure it is. This includes mechanics of cryptocurrencies such as transaction, script, blocks, Bitcoin mining, anonymity and regulations. It also discusses the practical examples of cryptocurrencies, and its influence in terms of disruptive business innovations.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Specialising in Blockchain Programme Structure

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This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.

Common Core

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 I)
  • Capstone Project (Part II)
  • Industrial Training

Specialisation

Compulsory Modules

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

Choose ONE (1) of the options:

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Option 1: Cloud Computing

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Application Development
  • Data Centre Virtualisation
  • Big Data Technologies

Option 2: Data Science

  • Statistical inference and modeling
  • Data Science Principles
  • Data Mining
  • Big Data Technologies

Option 3: Cyber Security

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

Option 4: Mobile Computing

  • Introduction to Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Wireless Networks and Security
  • Internet of Things

Option 5: Blockchain

  • Distributed Systems and Processing
  • Cryptography and System Security
  • Blockchain Technology and Applications
  • Introduction to Digital Currencies

University Core

  • Community Service Initiative
  • Hubungan Etnik / Malaysian Studies 3
  • Life Skills for Success and Well-Being
  • Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics and Relationship Management
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

*Students are requested to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A if they do not obtain a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.

Complementary Studies

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Choose ONE (1) of the below packages:

Extension

For Option 1: Cloud Computing, choose one of the below Extension Packages:

  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Media

For Option 2: Data Science & Option 3: Cyber Security, choose one of the below Extension Packages:

  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Digital Media
  • Internet Technologies

For Option 4: Mobile Computing, choose one of the below Extension Packages:

  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security

Note: Students must choose an Extension package that is different from their chosen specialisation.

OR

Minor

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Recommended Packages:

  • Robotics Design
  • Creative Media Design
  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Biotechnology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • International Business
  • Economics
  • Entreprenuership
  • Family Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Economics
  • Law

Choose any Minor package* offered by Taylor’s University. Refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Minor packages.

OR

Second Major

Choose any Second Major package* offered by Taylor’s University. Refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Second Major packages.

OR

Free Electives

  • *Subject to availability
  • *Meet min. module pre & co-requisite

Choose any FIVE (5) Free Electives* offered by Taylor’s University. Refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Free Electives.

Entry Requirements for the Computer Science Degree Programme at Taylor’s University

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Lecture Theatre 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

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

Prerequisites 

  • 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

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the university’s Admissions Department.

3-YEAR Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) at Taylor’s University

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.

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

Common Core

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

  • 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

[Choose ONE (1) of the options:]

  • Option 1: Cloud Computing
  • Option 2: Data Science
  • Option 3: Cyber Security
  • Option 4: Mobile Computing

Compulsory modules

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

Career Options for Computer Science Graduates from Taylor’s University

  • Applications Developer
  • Database Designer
  • E-Business Consultant
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer

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 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.

Taylor’s School of Computing

Taylor's University is an award-winning top private university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University is an award-winning top private university in Malaysia

Established in 1998, Taylor’s Computing & IT offers a range of career-focused programmes from diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes, where graduates continue to meet industry standards, filling out the talent pool in ICT.

Their motto, “Driving Innovation Through Technology” aims to provide students with ample opportunities to influence the future of the modern world – pioneering the frontiers of Computing and Information Technology with a positive impact on society.

Taylor’s industry relevant curriculum is a result of a comprehensive practical content using relevant and latest learning technologies, a conducive environment and multiple strong collaborations including close ties to the industry, professional bodies, government agencies, and academia. With these valuable partnerships, the School encourages and enables students to undertake innovative projects in its quest to nurture budding technopreneurs.

Taylor’s University School of IT Achievements

The beautiful 27-acre Taylor's Lakeside Campus will provide all the right conditions for a vibrant exchange between academic, commercial, social and leisure activities for top students

The beautiful 27-acre Taylor’s Lakeside Campus will provide all the right conditions for a vibrant exchange between academic, commercial, social and leisure activities for top students

Taylor’s students have clinched numerous awards in local and international competitions, demonstrating their ability to apply classroom theories into practice and excel in real-world scenarios.

These competitions provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge and skills in competitive settings and benchmark their solutions against their peers. They also provide an avenue to enhance students’ learning and networking.

2015

Best Prototype Award
MIT Global Start-up Labs

Champion, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up & Merit Award
MSC Malaysia – IHL MSC Malaysia Start-Up Challenge

2013

Challenge Trophy Award
Standard Chartered ICT Competition

Merit Award
MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition

2012

Champion & Merit Award
E-Genting Programming Competition

2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)

Best Video Pitch for Business Idea
MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition

2011

Merit Award
E-Genting Programming Competition

3 Bronze medals
Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)

2010

Gold and Silver medals
9th Malaysia Invention and Innovation Awards in 9th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE)

Champion
MSC Malaysia – IHL Business Plan Competition

2009

Bronze medal
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) (Security-Rescue- Alarm Category)

2008

3rd Place – Distinction and Merit Award
E-Genting Programming Competition

3rd Place – Most Creative Team
F-Secure National Inter Varsity Security Tech Quiz Championship

Technopreneurship

Finding Solutions to Real-World Problems

Experience is at the heart of the learning process at School of Computing and IT (SOCIT). We ensure our

Taylor's University is a top ranked private university in Malaysia

Taylor’s University is a top ranked private university in Malaysia

students are equipped with the relevant skills and expertise to harness the potential of software to solve real-world problems and challenges of the future. Our graduates are groomed to become more than just specialised technicians – they are trained to be performing innovators and problem-solvers of the industry.

To achieve this, Taylor’s University employ a variety of teaching and learning strategies that expose their IT students to real-life scenarios and industry-relevant experiences. These challenging yet rewarding experiences enhance students’ learning and enable them to hone their skills.

Throughout their duration of study, students are encouraged to explore, experiment and express their ideas and techniques in pursuit of gaining deeper insight into the field of ICT. This ultimately enables Taylor’s graduates to apply their knowledge to make an impact in the real world.

Competitions

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Lecture Theatre at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University Computing students are given the opportunity to sharpen their programming and problem-solving skills through participation in various national and international competitions. This challenges them to apply their knowledge, obtain feedback from experts, demonstrate teamwork, boost their confidence, as well as enhance their communication and business presentation skills. Some of the competitions that students have taken part in over the years are:

  • AngelHack
  • Celcom Project U.O.X
  • Digi Mobile Challenge
  • E-Genting Programming Competition
  • F-Secure National Inter Varsity Security Tech Quiz Championship
  • Hilti Big Data Analytics International Competition
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup
  • MNCC Computing Challenge
  • IHL-MSC Malaysia Start-Up Challenge
  • Standard Chartered ICT Competition

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

Taylor’s 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

Industry Advisory Panel

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:

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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.