Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) in Computer System Security (BCSS)

With embedded curriculum of professional bodies such EC-Council and COMPTIA to equip students with knowledge of computer security and offers professional certification such as CEH, CHFI, CompTIA, Security +

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DURATION:
3.5 years

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Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Information Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   View map

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DESCRIPTION

Designed to prepare students for careers in the field of Information Technology and Computer Security. To produce professionals with leadership skills who are knowledgeable and competent in IT and Computer Security.

 

PROGRAMME CODE

JPT/BPP (R2/481/6/0125) 11/21, MQA A7388 NEC: 481

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Security Officer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Auditor
  • Incident Response / Handler
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

 

OBJECTIVES

This programme is designed to produce:

  • Students who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative in computer security industry;
  • Students with effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in computer security industry;
  • Students who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement in IT industry;
  • Students who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility; and
  • Students who are capable of embarking on security and technopreneurial activities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
    OR
  • Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any two (2) subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
    OR
  • Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
    OR
  • Any other Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 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 2.5 but above 2.0 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.

Note : The Mathematics grade requirement for each SPM candidate of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) can be exempted if the said qualification includes Mathematics and the candidate has achieved a grade equivalent or more than the required credit in SPM.

Candidate with a credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

NO Programme Educational Outcomes (PEO)
PEO1 UniKL graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative which will contribute towards the requirement of computer security industries.
PEO2 UniKL graduates who are effective leaders with teamwork skills as well as verbal and non-verbal interpersonal skills to support their roles in computer security industries.
PEO3 UniKL graduates who are committed towards the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement in computer security industries.
PEO4 UniKL graduates who are professional, ethical, and socially responsible.
PEO5 UniKL graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
NO Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO1  Apply  skills  and  principles  of  lifelong  learning  in  academic  and  career development.
PLO2 Communicate effectively with peers, clients, superiors and society at large.
PLO3 Demonstrate teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and social skills.
PLO4 Utilize relevant techniques and demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in problem solving.
PLO5 Demonstrate professionalism and social and ethical consideration in accordance with ethical and legal principles.
PLO6  Apply broad business and real world perspectives daily and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.
PLO7 Demonstrate knowledge of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to Computer System Security.
PLO8 Apply theoretical principles of Computer System Security in relevant areas.
PLO9 Design, implement and manage Computer System Security solutions and resources, and recognize the impact of technology on individuals, organization and society.

 

MODULES

SEMESTER SUBJECTS
Semester 1

In this semester, students will be introduced to principle of computer programming, information systems, language, communication and technopreneurial courses. These skills will ensure the students conception of computer systems and communication to equip then for a smooth transition to the subsequent semesters.

  • Principles of Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
  • Tamadun Islam dan Asia
  • Fundamental English
  • Technopreneurship
Semester 2

In ensuring strong fundamental skills, this semester will introduce students to the basic requirements of computer system security.  The knowledge gained through this semester will provide them with a better understanding of the components involved in computer security.

  • Computer Organization
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Information Security
  • Cyber Law
Semester 3

This semester will provide a deeper comprehension of computer application and design. Besides, it also offers the students an advanced knowledge in network which will expand their understanding of computer security. Creativity and innovativeness will be instilled to improve the way of thinking.

  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • Database Management Systems
  • Advanced Networking
  • Professional English
  • Innovation Management
Semester 4

Advanced construction of computer security is further imparted through the understanding of computer operability and the world of cryptography will be explored. Students will be exposed to electives that are vital in computer security such as incident handling and response or IT security audit and assessment.

 

  • Operating System
  • System Administration
  • Cryptography
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Incident Handling
  • Response/ IT Security Audit
  • Assessment

 

Semester 5

Students are now ready to move to the critical aspects of security for network and software development. This semester will also help the students to develop their research skills through Research Methodology module.

  • Network Security
  • Internet Programming
  • Secure Software Development
  • Research Methodology
Semester 6

In this semester students are exposed to the skills central in computer security such as identifying and penetrating vulnerabilities of issues in an information system. They will be exposed to the skills needed in managing a project and begin to identify their own projects.

  • Operating System Security
  • Software and System Vulnerabilites
  • Project Management
  • Final Year Project 1
Semester 7

In the final semester, the students are provided more advanced skills of computer security of cyber forensic, advanced network security and business continuity planning. Students will also conclude their project through Final Year Project 2.

  • Cyber Forensics
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Final Year Project 2
Semester 8

This semester is an industrial exposure through the Industrial Training / Internship program which is a part of the curriculum to increase employability amongst BCSS students. The industrial training will provide them with invaluable insights of computer security industry. In many occasions, the placements offer opportunities for employment.

  • Industrial Training

TOTAL CREDIT TO GRADUATE: 120

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Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Institute of Information Technology
1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603-2175 4000 ext: 4146, 5407
Fax : +603-2175 4441

Website : www.miit.unikl.edu.my
Email : admission.miit@unikl.edu.my

NOTE: Programme contents are subject to change. All information is correct at the time of publishing, the university reserves the right to change any information without prior notice and for more information please contact us.