Welcome to the Postgraduate Channel.

Postgraduate study is significantly important when you aim to reposition your career or to begin scientific research.

Featured Course

Master of Software Engineering

Offered By: Open University Malaysia (OUM)

Programme Synopsis
Software engineering is defined as the application of engineering principles which enables systematic, reliable and efficient software development. This programme covers every phase of software development. The programme is developed to enhance expertise and knowledge to become a disciplined software engineer or practitioner.

As a result of the increasing amount of technical challenges related to work scheduling, cost estimation, reliability and performance in software development that must be resolved, it is important to be equipped with software engineering knowledge. Changes in users’ requirements, staff turn over rate and the dynamic movement of software project team members is also another reason that makes the software engineering discipline important.

The objectives of this programme are to:

  • Equip learners with advanced knowledge on software engineering.
  • Provide learners with a strong foundation in the core areas of software engineering such as database, programme and interface design, software requirements, software testing, software project management, software maintenance and software configuration
    management, software quality and software metrics.
  • Provide learners with knowledge in information technology.

Programme Structure
Degree by Coursework (Structure III)

Entry Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree with honours in computer science or information technology or its equivalent, OR
• Bachelor’s degree with at least two years’ of work experiences in a related field

To be considered under Open Entry, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 35 years old on 1st of January (applied year) AND possess STPM (minimum 1 principle) OR a recognised diploma or
    equivalent, AND
  • Possess prior learning experience and / or knowledge relevant to the programme applied for
  • Not applicable for research-based master’s programmes.

A master’s degree programme can be completed within a minimum period of two years.

Learners who are not able to complete their studies within the stipulated maximum period under the doctoral degree programme
may apply for an extension of not more than three semesters or one academic year by making a written application to the Director for approval. The application must be made three months before the end of the duration of study.

Failure to complete a programme within the stipulated duration may result in the termination of candidature.