Intakes: March, June, September / October
Mode of Study : Full Time
Duration : 3 Years
Credit Hour : 120

Nearly every business depends on the smooth running of its communication networks. There is A need for professionals who know how to design, implement, secure and manage communication networks. Earn your bachelor’s degree in Network Technology at IUKL, and you’ll be skilled in operating applications in a broad area usage, interfacing between public and private networks, and constructing security resolutions for LANs. The programme also provides a CISCO Certification path for students to be more equipped for the next generation of skilled technopreneurs.

Year 1

Computer Architecture, Programming Fundamentals, Discrete Structure, Interactive Skills, Operating System, Ethics And Professional Conducts, Microprocessor Systems, Data Communication and Networking, Database Concepts, Technical & Professional Communication, MPU (U1), Free Modules 1.

Year 2

Network Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming, Broadband Networks, Routing and Switching Essentials, Free Modules 2, Wireless and Mobile Communication, Network and Data Security, IT Project I, Client Server Computing, Distributed and Parallel Computing, Data Structure and Algorithms, MPU (U2, U4), Free Modules 3.

Year 3

IT Project II, Network Management, Network Operating System, Network Programming, Industrial Training, Mobile Programming, Multimedia Networking, Scaling and Connecting Network, MPU (U3), Free Modules 4.

Free Modules Subjects = 12 Credits: Business Economics, Organization Management, Basic Marketing, K-Management, Basic Accounting & Finance, Software Development Tools, Open Source Development, Introduction to E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Software Quality and Measurement , Fundamentals of software Engineering, Introduction to Statistics, Human Communication, Effective Reading Skills, Introduction to Corporate Multimedia, Innovation Management, Creative Writing, Land Economics & Property Market, French, Malay, Mandarin, Japanese.

STPM Minimum 2 principle passes with CGPA 2.00 and a C in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
Diploma -- A Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information Systems or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

-- Any other Diploma in science and technology or business studies with minimum CGPA of 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent

-- Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process

A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes and a C in O-Level Mathematics
UEC Minimum 5Bs (including Mathematics)
Foundation / Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and a C in SPM Mathematics
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics)
CPU/CIMP Average of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics)
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other Qualifications Candidates with a credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration
UEC: United Examination Certificate
HND: Higher National Diploma
SAM: South Australian Matriculation
HSC: Higher School Certificate
AUSMAT: Australian Matriculation
CPU: Canadian Pre-University
CIMP: Canadian International Matriculation Programme
IB: International Baccalaureate Diploma
STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
SPM: Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM51,600.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM250.00
Insurance RM70.00/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00

To view complete fee structure for Malaysian Students, please click HERE
To view complete fee structure for International Students, please click HERE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM54,000.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/year
Medical Examination RM265.00/year
Visa Processing RM381.60/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Router Engineer / Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • WAN Administrator

This programme is embedded with a Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA recognition. The CCNA is recognized in the industry as a technical professional working with traditional Cisco-based networks that predominantly include LAN and WAN routers and LAN switches.

IUKL students are given free training & an opportunity to sit for the CISCO professional exam (CCNA). Graduates with the CCNA certification are qualified as a professional in this field.

OVERVIEW

Over the last few decades, the use of technology has grown at an amazing pace and most of us are relying on it to support our lives, making things more convenient and interesting. The use of social media, smart phones, tablets and many other advanced digital dairies has made a large impact on the society. With the massive use of gadgets and the internet, communication networks are very much important.

Is this programme for me?

The advancement of technology not only accelerates the growth and changes in the ecosystem of the business world, but students may have deep interest to know the roots of how things work. With a strong interest to know how communication works, students should definitely consider taking up network technology programme.

What will I learn?

This programme will prepare students with skills in operating applications in a broad area of usage, interfacing between public and private networks, and constructing security resolutions for LANs. The programme also provides a CISCO Certification path for students to be better equipped for the next generation of skilled technopreneurs.

What will I do?

You are going to be trained as a computer network support specialist who will be responsible for keeping networks running smoothly. You test, troubleshoot, analyze, perform maintenance, and solve network problems. Every company needs to have at least one Network Engineer to establish the network environment.

To do so, they need formal knowledge to configure the routers and switches. If they have the CCNA certification, it means that they were tested and qualified to handle the equipment. This is the value of the certification and with this, they are considered professional and the scale of the salary they will earn is much more that graduates without the certification.

Additional demand in this field is expected to experience growth over the next few years, including network engineer. Opportunities exist for network engineers in the public and private sectors.

What should I expect?

You will either be working internally as part of an organization’s support team in the IT Department or externally as part of an outsourced IT networking consultancy firm in which, you will be dealing with a number of clients. Depending on the organization you are working with, you may either be working in the office or from home.

Who will employ me?

All companies now have an IT department in which they will need you to work internally for the organization. Besides that, you can also be part of the outsourced companies who will be taking care of different clients.

Network Engineers are highly sought by:

  • Information Technology Firms
  • Computer/Software/Hardware Firms
  • Telecommunication Firms
  • Banks/ Financial Services
  • MSC Status Companies

How much will I make?

The average salary for a degree holder in this field is RM 54,458 per year. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

Is there any professional recognition for this programme?

Yes. This programme is embedded with a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) recognition. The CCNA is recognized in the industry as a technical professional working with traditional Cisco-based networks that predominantly include LAN and WAN routers and LAN switches.

CCNA is a category of technical certifications offered by Cisco for early-career networking professionals.

How does the professional recognition for this programme benefit me?

The CCNA makes you a solid, well-rounded network engineer. Completing the certification process not only gives you a certificate, it trains you in multiple levels and areas regarding the ability to work with routed and switched networks. Not only that, the CCNA certification will increase your basic salary up to 6% - 12%.

Did you know?

33% of the Network Engineers are female and 67% are male. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

Additional Info

IUKL is one of the CISCO Local Academy Partners since we have physical devices in our lab. Being a partner will benefit us on requesting the certificate of attendance and letter of merit for our students. We give free training to our students plus CISCO professional exam for 4 levels (incorporate into 3 subjects) worth RM13,000. Usually the training duration is a 5 day-course, meaning we are giving a longer duration.

A word of advice

To be successful in this industry, you need to be diligent and able to identify and solve a problem fast. This profession will need you to be prepared for emergencies around the clock. You are responsible to support the network of the organization.

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