BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cyber Security and Networks) 3+0 in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire, UK

Course ID
(N/0613/6/0017)(02/28)(MQA/PA 16136)
Campus
SEGi College Penang
Level of Study
Bachelor Degree
Awarding Institution
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Increase Needs of Cyber Security & Networks Professionals

According to a report by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the demand for cybersecurity professionals in Malaysia is expected to grow at a rate of 10% annually, with a market size of RM4.5 billion by 2025. Additionally, the country’s networking industry is projected to reach RM34.4 billion by 2024, driven by the growth of 5G networks and the increasing adoption of cloud computing. To support this growth, the Malaysian government has established the National Cyber Security Policy and launched the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, which aims to enhance the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure and create a pool of skilled professionals.

In the global scene, a report by Cybersecurity Ventures states that, global cybercrime costs are expected to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Additionally, a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that cybercrime and cyber espionage together result in a global cost of $600 billion annually.

Strength of the Programme

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cyber Security and Networks) programme emphasizes networking and security, and builds on a foundation of technology and software development. Students will learn about protocols, network design, distributed applications, and defending against cyber attacks. The course offers opportunities for academic, professional, and practical study, including a paid placement year and industry certifications. The computer science department is well-established and highly regarded, with excellent facilities, research background, and links to industry. Graduates have gone on to work at top organizations such as Siemens, EE, and Lloyds Bank.

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Entry requirements

A pass in Matriculation or Foundation Studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00 or Pass in STPM or equivalent with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any of the following 2 subjects at SPM level or equivalent;
a. Additional Mathematic;
OR
b. Mathematics and either one subject of Science, Technology or Engineering
Passed STPM in Science stream or equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in one Mathematics subject and one Science / ICT subject;
Diploma in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5;
Any Diploma in science and technology with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Programme structure and modules

Year 1

Introduction to Programming and Discrete Structures
Data modelling for databases
Team Software Project
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)
Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
Philosophy and Current Issues
Computational Problem Solving
From Silicon to C

Year 2

Principles and Practices of Large-Scale Programming
Accessibility and Usability
Database Systems
Design Thinking
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Malaysia Society 5.0
Technoprenuership
Algorithms and Data Structures
Artificial Intelligence
Computing Things
Operating Systems and Networks

Year 3

Cyber Security and Networks Project (Part 1)
Software Architecture
Cyber Security
Incident Response Digital Forensics
Community Engagement
Industrial Training
Cyber Security and Networks Project (Part 2)
Responsible Computing
Network Protocols and Architectures
Information Security Management
Robotics

Financial Aid / Funding

PTPTN
EPF
HRDF
SEGi Monthly Installment
Low Initial Payment

Career opportunities

Software Engineers / Developers
Cyber Security Specialist / Developers
Database Administrator / Analyst / Specialist
System Developer / Architect / Analyst Programmer
IT Infrastructure Architect / Engineer ay

Intakes & Orientation Dates

Intakes
24/06/2024
Orientation Dates
25/06/2024