Career Guide

Fields of Study: Computing & IT

by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017

Computing & IT

What’s It About ?

This field is about the study of computational approaches in science and engineering, and the use of information-processing applications in information flow, data capture, information systems design and specification, and user interface design. The aim of this field is to: develop an understanding of computer languages and the foundation of computational theory; develop the ability to analyse, design and manage information systems; and understand the sociological impact of information technology.

Computing is the designing, developing and building hardware and software systems. It includes processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; and creating and using communications and entertainment media.


Possible Occupations

  • Application System Designers
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Cloud Architects
  • Computer Analysts
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Game Developers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Computer Operators
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Data Warehousing Specialists
  • Database Administrators
  • Database Architects
  • Database Design Specialists
  • Document Management Specialists
  • Forensics Analysts
  • Games Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Information Security Specialist
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Project Managers
  • IT Support Engineers
  • Malware Analysts
  • Mobile Application Developers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Network Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Security Engineers
  • Network/Systems Designers and Engineers
  • Programming Analysts
  • Researchers
  • Security Designers
  • Software Designers
  • Software Developers
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  • System Analysts
  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
  • Web Administrators
  • Web Designers
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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.