Duration of Study
3 Years
Intakes Period
Jan, Jun, Sep
Certified by
MQA (MQA/SWA07191)
Campus
Putrajaya
Introduction
Entry Requirements
Programme Structure
Career Prospect

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)
N/481/6/0698

+ THIS IS BEST FOR

Student who has completed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), A-Level, Matriculation, Foundation, Diploma, UEC, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), HND(UK) Diploma, SAME/WACE/AUSMAT or other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia. Keen interest in Computing field of study especially in the area of Cyber Security. May complete education at Bachelor level to become professional or entrepreneurs, or may pursue in related Postgraduate programmes.


+ PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Mode of Study : Full Time (Yes) | Part Time (No)

This syllabus has been designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies and industries while giving students the competitive edge. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects.

 

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons) is offered by the Department of Computing, College of Computing & Informatics, Universiti Tenaga Nasional. This programme offers computer science curricula with the emphasis on cyber security knowledge that is tailored towards securing modern net-centric computing environment. Students who undergo this programme will be equipped with the fundamentals knowledge of computer science which include subjects on programming and software development, data communication and network, computer organization and operating systems.

This programme emphasis on theoretical and practical applications in cybersecurity. The focus in cyber security means that students are not only trained to protect computer systems and networks, but they are also trained to extend the security protection to humans, who are the users of the computer systems. This holistic view of security would enable the students to become technically competent in various aspects of security, as well as giving them the right mindset to take up a leadership role in managing cybersecurity in an organization. Given that UNITEN is a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), students are also exposed to the niche domain knowledge of security for critical infrastructure, where the expertise in this area is highly sought after in the industry.

On top of that, students will also be trained in the arts and skills of cyber security which includes subjects on cryptography, computer security, network security, secure programming, information security assurance, as well as network penetration and countermeasures.

In addition to pursuing computer science and cyber security related jobs, students who graduated from this programme will also be qualified to perform research work and pursue Master and PhD from reputable institutions of higher learning including UNITEN.

120 credit hours of subjects are being taught in nine semesters. This Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons) programme can be completed in 3 years.


+ ACCREDITED, APPROVED & RECOGNISED BY

Accredited by:
01. Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
02. Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) - National register for accredited programmes.


Please scan for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) certification of this programme.

Approved & Licensed by:
01. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

Recognised by:
01. Public Service Department (JPA), Malaysia
02. Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
03. MSC Malaysia
04. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - Top 10 in Malaysia for Computer Science.


+ CAREER PROSPECT

Range of Monthly Salary (from fresh to senior position):
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


+ CAMPUS INTAKE

This programme is delivered at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Putrajaya Campus.


+ FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

UNITEN practices transparent fee policy. Refer our fees below for your reference.

Fees for Malaysian Students:
Tuition Fees: RM58,000 per programme.
Other Fees:

  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: RM1,348 one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: RM88/year
  • Resource Fee (Library, Student Activity & Service): RM780 twice a year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: RM250 one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from RM270/month.


Fees for International Students:
Tuition Fees: USD15,250 (RM61,000) per programme.
Other Fees:

  • VISA & Application Fee: USD787.50 (RM3,150) one-time payment
  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: USD1,650 (RM6,600) one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: USD37.50 (RM150)/year
  • Resource Fee (Library, Student Activity & Service): USD390 (RM780) twice a year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: USD62.50 (RM250) one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from USD67.50 (RM270)/month.


and if the international student (for Bachelor) does not fulfill the English language requirement such as minimum score for IELTS or TOEFL, there will be additional fees of:

  • Intensive English Programme (IEP) : USD1,400 (RM5,600)/semester.


Flexible payment options are available, where student may:

  • pay full in advance, or
  • by monthly installments, or
  • pay full 2 weeks before the semester's final examination.


Terms & conditions apply.

Download the complete UNITEN Fees Table here.
There are also list of scholarships and financial aids here.

Notes: Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are calculated in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees indicated in USD here are for reference only with basis of USD1=RM4. Other optional fees include electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.


Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)
N/481/6/0698

+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For Malaysian Students:

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Pass STPM with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any 2 subjects and minimum credit (Grade C) in Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and Science / ICT at SPM Level.

  • A-Level
    Pass A-Level programme.

  • Matriculation
    Pass Matriculation programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, minimum of credit (Grade C) in any 2 subjects and minimum credit (Grade C) in Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and Science / ICT at SPM level.

  • Foundation
    Pass Foundation programme in related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, minimum of credit (Grade C) in any 2 subjects and minimum credit (Grade C) in Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and Science / ICT at SPM level.

  • Diploma
    Pass Diploma programme in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and pass (Grade E) in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.

  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
    Pass UEC with Grade B in any 5 subjects including Mathematics.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
    Pass IB Diploma programme.

  • HND(UK) Diploma
    Pass HND in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00.

  • SAM / SACE / WACE / VCE / TEE / AUSMAT
    Pass SAM / SACE / WACE / VCE / TEE / AUSMAT/Australian Capital Territory (Year 12).

  • Others
    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia.


Note : Candidates without Mathematics requirement as specified above maybe accepted by passing the bridging courses provided by UNITEN.

For International Students: Refer Entry Requirements - International

+ ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

For Malaysian Students:

Malaysian students may enrol without MUET. However, students are required to complete MUET during duration of study (before graduation). IELTS (5.0 and above) or TOEFL (500 and above) or TOEFL Internet Based Test (42 and above) is also accepted.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 1 and above


For International Students:

International students are required to have one of the English proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Bachelor students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Intensive English Programme (IEP) and pass the requirement below before starting their Bachelor programme.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 3 and above

  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
    Achieve 5.0 and above

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test) and above

+ CREDIT TRANSFER

Students from other institutions may apply for transfer credits. A maximum up to 36 credits can be transferred, subject to eligibility of the applicant. Please do not hesitate to contact the following staff should you have any query pertaining to credit transfer. 

Transfer Credit Committee for Cyber Security programme:
Dr Fiza Abdul Rahim at fiza@uniten.edu.my

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)
N/481/6/0698

+ PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme can be completed in Full Time: 3 years.

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  • Year 2: Semester 4
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  • Year 2: Semester 5
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  • Year 2: Special Semester (6)
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  • Year 3: Semester 7
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  • Year 3: Semester 8


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  • Year 3: Special Semester (9)
    - Industrial Training

Subject marked (*) is required for Malaysian students only.


 

  • Islamic/ Moral & Civil Society I
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia
  • Programming I with C
  • Computer Organization
  • Discrete Structures
  • Islamic/ Moral & Civil Society II
  • Programming II with C++
  • Computer Networks & LAN
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Data Structures & Algorithms with STL
  • Database 1
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Security
  • Network Security
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Commerce Security
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Training
  • Project 1
  • Counseling & Credit Management
  • Project 2
  • Information Security Assurance
  • Ethics & IT Professional
  • Security of Critical Infrastructure

 Technical Elective Courses

  • Steganography & Watermark
  • Network Penetration & Countermeasures
  • Secure Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Emerging Technologies & Trends
  • Advanced Cryptography
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer Forensics

Free Elective Courses

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Social Psychology
  • Comparative Religion
  • Creative Thinking
  • Mandarin
  • Business English
  • IT Communication

 

Students from other institutions may apply for transfer credits. A maximum up to 36 credits can be transferred, subject to eligibility of the applicant. Please do not hesitate to contact the following staff should you have any query pertaining to credit transfer. 

Transfer Credit Committee for Cyber Security programme:
Dr Fiza Abdul Rahim at fiza@uniten.edu.my

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)
N/481/6/0698

+ CAREER PROSPECT

Range of Monthly Salary:
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


These are popular career choices after graduation for this programme. There are also many other career choices beyond computing, which are proven adaptable by UNITEN students due to holistic personal and professional skills development during the study.

  • Cryptographer
  • Forensics Investigator / Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • Penetration Tester / Vulnerability Assessor
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Incident Responder
  • System Administrator
Tuition Fees

Malaysian

RM 19,340 / year

International

RM 20,340 / year

USD 5,090 / year

Other Fees

Malaysian

Registration

RM 1,000

Resource

RM 780 / semester

International

EMGS & Application

RM 3,150

USD 788

Registration

RM 6,600

USD 1,650

Resource

RM 780 / semester

USD 195 / semester

Note:
Miscellaneous Fee = RM348. Deposit for Accommodation (if applicable) = RM250. Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees in USD are for reference only (USD1=RM4). Other optional fees/charges include accommodation, electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.