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

Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
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About this course

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • STPM: Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)
  • A-Level: Minimum 12 points. Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2 or 3 subjects
  • 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
  • Unified Examination Certificate: Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
  • International Baccalaureate: Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)
  • *Sunway Diploma: CAVG 60% or CGPA 2.50 (*Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.)
  • 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 6.0
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • 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


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 & III (Choose any 2 in Year 2)

  • Principles in Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Data Structure & Algorithms

Year 3

  • Internship
  • Capstone Project 1
  • Capstone Project 2
  • Computer Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH)
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Network Management
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Field Electives

Year 2

  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Security

Year 3

  • Microwave Communication
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Security

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