Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Network Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Network Technology

KP/JPS(R2/481/6/0021)3/24
Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 120
Level of Study:
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ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

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. 

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE (PEO)
PEO1To produce graduates who demonstrate a thorough comprehension of broad based and coherent body of knowledge and skills for para and full professional work embedding research, innovation and creativity in Information Technology field.
PEO2To produce competent and highly demanded Information Technology professionals in the employment market.
PEO3To produce graduates who demonstrate professionalisme, resilience commitment to an ethical work culture, sustainability issues and an awareness of global citizenship in alignment with national aspirations.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)
PLO1Describe comprehensive, theoretical and technical knowledge, relevant skills in the field of Information Technology.(CLUSTER 1 - Knowledge and Understanding)
PLO2Demonstrate intellectual independence in the application of knowledge within Information Technology field by applying critical, analytical and evaluation skills in the field of study.(CLUSTER 2 - Cognitive Skills)
PLO3Apply a range of essential methods and procedures to solve a broad range of complex problems in the field of Information Technology. Review, make adjustments and supervise related practices and processes concerning field of Information Technology(CLUSTER 3.1 - Practical Skills)
PLO4Convey ideas both written and oral forms using appropriate and different forms of presentation, confidently, accurately, and coherently in appropriate content in a well-structured manner to a diversity of audiences.(CLUSTER 3.2 - Interpersonal and Communication Skills)
PLO5Use a broad range of information, media and technology applications to support study or work. Use and combine numerical and graphical/visual data for study/work.(CLUSTER 3.3 - Digital and Numeracy Skills)
PLO6Work autonomously, and show leadership and professionalisme in managing responsibilities within broad organizational parameters.(CLUSTER 3.4 - Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility)
PLO7Engage effectively in self-directed lifelong learning and professional pathways. Demonstrate entrepreneurial competency with selected projects.(CLUSTER 4 - Personal and Entrepreneurial Skills)
PLO8Demonstrate adherence and ability to identify ethical issues, make decision ethically and act professionally within the varied social and professional environment practice.(CLUSTER 5 - Ethics and Professionalisme)

CHECK IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

STPMMinimum 2 principal passes and a C in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
DiplomaMinimum CGPA of 2.50 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its Diploma/ HND equivalent. Applicants with CGPA above 2.00 and a credit in Mathematics may apply for admission pending internal assessment
A-LevelMinimum 2 Principal Passes and a C in O-Level Mathematics
UECMinimum 5Bs (including Mathematics)
Foundation / MatriculationMinimum CGPA of 2.00 and a C in SPM Mathematics
SAM/HSC/AUSMATTER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics)
CPU/CIMPAverage of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics)
IB26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other QualificationsCandidates with a credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
IELTS6
TOEFL (PBT)537
TOEFL (IBT)60
PTE59
MUETBAND 4
Cambridge English169

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Year 1

Technical & Professional Communication, Discrete Structure, Fundamental of Information Technology, Computer Architecture, Ethics & Professional Conducts, Operating System, Wireless and Mobile Communication, Database Concepts, Data Communication & Networking, Programming Fundamental, MPU Subjects (U1, U2)

Year 2

Network Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Define Network, Data Structure & Algorithms, Routing and Switching Essentials, Introduction to Statistics, Software Project Management, Network & Data Security, MPU Subject (U3)

Free Module Subjects:

Knowledge Management/Introduction to E-Commerce/Business Economics/Organization Management/Additional Mathematics/ Basic Marketing/Basic Accounting & Finance/Human Communication/Effective Reading Skills

Free Elective Modules:

Mobile Programming/System Analysis & Design/Distributed & Parallel Computing/Microprocessor System

Year 3

Connecting Networks, IT Project I, Web Systems and Technologies, Big Data Analysis/Applied Programming/Network Programming, Scaling Networks, Industrial Training, IT Project II, Network Construction and Administration, Emerging Technology, MPU Subject (U4)

Free Module Subjects:

Introduction to Corporate Multimedia/Innovation Management/Creative Writing/Land Economics & Property Market/ French/Mandarin/Japanese/Bahasa Melayu

HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO PAY

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition FeesRM51,600.00
Deposit (Refundable)RM250.00
InsuranceRM70.00/year
Other FeesSemS/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
Total Fees (Approximate)RM53,900.00
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuition FeesRM54,000.00
Caution Fee (Refundable)RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative FeeRM4,800.00
Medical InsuranceRM600.00/year
Medical ExaminationRM250.00/year
Visa ProcessingRM360.00/year
Other FeesSemS/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
Total Fees (Approximate)RM64,600.00

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

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%.

OUR SUCCESS STORY

CAREER CHOICES

What are the career prospects?

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

MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

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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