Course Details

BSc (Hons) Information Systems (Data Analytics)

Sunway University




  • Description

    This programme focuses on the study of technologies and analytical skills, with core subjects in data mining, business intelligence, knowledge management, social media analytics, big data analytics in the Cloud and others. The emergence and advancement of multimedia, social media and the Internet is fuelling exponential growth in data captured by enterprises. The ability to harness and analyse massive data creates significant value for businesses, enterprises and governments. It enables better decision making for business profitability, enhanced consumer satisfaction and disaster management. Graduates with expertise in business analytics are in high demand globally. During your studies, you will work on identifying solutions to practical and real-world problems of companies by utilising data sets in the presence of analytics experts. You will have the option to gain an additional joint certificate in Big Data with Advanced Techniques in Data Science from SAS Institute.  This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.

    Field of Study

    Computing & IT

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees (RM)

    RM 66,200 (USD 15,762)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)
    January, March & August

Entry Requirements

  • A-Level
    Minimum 12 points. Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2 or 3 subjects
  • UEC
    Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
    Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
  • Matriculation/ Foundation
    Australian Matriculation ATAR 60; Canadian Matriculation 60%; Monash University Foundation Year 60%; Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.3; Sunway Foundation in Science Technology CGPA 2.3
  • Diploma
    Sunway Diploma CAVG 60% or CGPA 2.50 * Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.
  • Others
    International Baccalaureate Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points); Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis; Mathematics Requirement: SPM/ O-Level: Credit or its equivalent.
  • English Requirements
    IELTS or equivalent 6.0; MUET Band 4; SPM English B3 or B+; UEC English B4; Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67; O-Level English (1119) Credit; Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%; ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    English for Computer Technology Studies

    Information Systems Concepts

    Programming Principles

    Introduction to Statistics

    Database Fundamentals

    Linear Algebra and Applications

    Communication Skills

    Networking Principles

    Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Fundamentals

    Non-Computing Elective I

  • Year 2

    Analytics Engineering

    Database Management Systems

    Information Systems Analysis and Design

    Applied Statistics

    Social and Professional Responsibilities

    Social Media Analytics

    Web and Network Analytics

    Enterprise Architecture

    Non-Computing Elective II


  • Year 3

    Business Intelligence Systems

    Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

    Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

    Knowledge Management

    Non-Computing Elective III

    Project Management

    Capstone Project 1 & 2


    Advanced Business Analytic

  • Others

    Non-Computing Electives

    Year 1 (Choose 1)

    Principles of Marketing

    Principles and Practise of Management

    Year 2 & 3 (Choose 1)

    Introduction to Psychology 1

    Principles of Entreprenuership

    Accounting for Decision Making

    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects:

    Malay Language for Communication 2

    Malaysian Studies 3

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 66,200 (USD 15,762)

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