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Programme Objective

The programme has the following objectives, to produce graduates:

  • with strong principles of data communications and networking that lead to and sustain a productive networking career
  • with effective communication, interpersonal and time management skill
  • with professional attitude and ethics who will provide significant contribute for benefit of humanity
  • with good leadership qualities and work in a team
  • who are adaptable and adequately prepared to join the local as well as the global workforce
  • with technopreneurship capability
  • with problem solving and critical thinking skill

Career Opportunity

At present and even more in the future, smart phones, PDAs and tablet devices is getting common and they will be the media for pervasive/ubiquitous computing. This means that the information and business operations will be available at anywhere and anytime. This scenario creates a huge demand of Data Communication & Networking graduates within the communications industries, including software and hardware companies as well as telecommunications and other communications-based industries. Amongst the career path envision for these graduates are Network and Data Communication Analyst, Network Systems Engineer, Network Security Analyst, Network Support Engineer, Voice or Data Communications Analyst, Internet/intranet Administrator, Telecommunication Specialist and Support.

Besides these options, there are strong career paths open to graduates of this area within the civil service, general management positions and marketing departments of most industries and government. There are also a wide number of opportunities for further study at the postgraduate levels.

Admission Requirements

1. A Diploma in Computer Science / Quantitative Sciences / Mathematical Sciences from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50
OR
2. A Diploma in Computer Science / Quantitative Sciences / Mathematical Sciences from UiTM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
AND
at least one (1) year working experience in relevant fields
OR
3. Relevant diploma of UiTM from Science and Technology (S&T) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50
AND
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
OR
4. Relevant diploma from other institutions which are recognized by the Government of Malaysia in Computing with a minimum CGPA of 2.50
AND
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
OR
5. Relevant diploma from other institutions which are recognized by the Government of Malaysia in Science and Technology (S&T) with a
minimum CGPA of 2.50
AND
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
OR
6. Asasi UiTM / Asasi Sains UM / KPM Matriculation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
AND
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
OR
7. STPM or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
AND
Grade C in any two (2) subjects
AND
Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent
OR
8. Pass MQA (Aptitude and Portfolio Assessment Test)
AND
Age 21 years old and above
AND
Seven (7) years working experiences in relevant fields
AND
Pass interview at the faculty level

note: All applicants must pass MUET with minimum score of Band 2

Plan of Study

Semester 1 Year 1
Co-Curriculum I, Islamic and Asian Civilization, Applied Probability and Statistics, Financial Accounting, Economics, Fundamentals of Computer Problem Solving, Fundamentals of Computer Sciences.

Semester 2 Year 1
Co-Curriculum II, Linear Algebra I, Introduction to Management, Digital Electronics, Object Oriented Programming, Principles of Operation Systems, Fundamentals of Information Systems Development.

Semester 3 Year 2
Co-Curriculum III, Third Language I, Malaysian History, English for Critical Academic Reading, TCP/IP, Principles of Networking, Information and Network Security, Elective I.

Semester 4 Year 2
English for Academic Writing, Third Language II, Microprocessor, Routing and Switching Technologies, Network Programming, Operational Research, Elective II.

Semester 5 Year 3
Third Language III, Network Design and Management, Project Formulation, English for Professional Interaction, Technology Entrepreneurship, Wide Area Network Technologies and Services, Elective III.

Semester 6 Year 3
Wireless & Mobile Computing, Project, Ethical, Social & Professional Issues, English Exit Test (EET), Elective IV.

Semester 7 Year 4
Industrial Training