Course Details

BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)

Sunway University




  • Description

    Organisations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations. Highly trained networking professionals are needed to ensure these infrastructures are resilient and operational. Threats towards networks are ever increasing and rapidly evolving. The security policies that are developed must be able to ensure accurate evaluation of internet traffic, to appropriately filter malicious users. Graduates from this programme will be well-versed in the technical skills of computer hacking investigation and prevention, paving the way for a potentially lucrative career in the field of computer and networking security. There are global opportunities in sectors that have a rapid demand for networking and cyber-security experts such as the banking or financial industry, large private organisations, or the government. You will also gain exposure to computer and networking security related practices in business and the industry through a 12-week industrial attachment. Graduates will revolutionise the field of Information Security with a solid foundation leading to internationally recognised professional credentials awarded by EC-Council (IT Security Certification Body from USA): Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). 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 72,490 (USD 17,260)

    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); Other Qualifications 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

    Networking Principles

    Programming Principles

    Computer Mathematics

    English for Computer Technology Studies

    Database Fundamentals

    Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals

    Computer Organisation

    Web Fundamentals

    Non-computing Electives I (choose any 1 in Year 1)

    Introduction to statistics

    Principles and Practice of Management

  • Year 2

    Computer Networks

    Network and System Administration

    Data Communications

    Communication Skills

    Operating System Fundamentals

    Social and Professional Responsibilities

    Network Security

    Non-computing Electives II and III (choose any 2 in Year 2)

    Principles in Entrepreneurship

    Principles of Marketing

    Introduction to Psychology 1


    Distributed Systems

    Computer Security

    Data Structures & Algorithms

  • Year 3


    Capstone Project 1

    Capstone Project 2

    Computer Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH)

    Network Management

    Advanced Computer Networks

    Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

    Probability & Statistics


    Microwave Communication

    Multimedia Networking

    Advanced Network Security

    Advanced Topics in Computer Security

  • Others

    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects:

    Malay Language for Communication 2

    Malaysian Studies 3

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 72,490 (USD 17,260)

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