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Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking)

Offered by: Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia
Exam BodyCurtin University, Western Australia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees22,300 per annum
Fees (International Student)33,520 per annum
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryAustralia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

This course has been created to address a significant market demand for skills associated with the design and security of computer networks both wireless and wired and creating distributed computing environments. It encompasses computer technology, in terms of hardware and software, as well as computer communications and networking incorporating Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) together with network management.

A special feature of the degree is the integration of an industry certification-based training in cooperation with the worlds leading supplier of networking equipment for the Internet: Cisco systems. The course will practically train the students for the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) examination. This examination provides students with a highly sought after industrial qualification.

This degree is also geared to meet the industry need for internet and network security by providing Cisco network security as part of its certification based training. This network security training will equip students to secure networks against hacker attacks and protect computer technology assets.

Also as an added advantage to the student this degree also provides Cisco wireless technology training as a part of its certification based training. This wireless technology training equips students with skills to setup, maintain and troubleshoot a wireless WIFI Hotspot.

All these certification based training ensures Curtin Bachelor of Technology graduates have the industry relevant skills to give them an edge in the job market.

This course is for those who are ready for a challenging career in systems and network design, administration and support; want a relevant degree which offers industry-based skills and experience; and an opportunity to design, drive and manage leading-edge technology. The course focuses on the design and support of modern distributed computer and telecommunications networks. As a graduate, the student will have expertise in network design, network administration and management and computer systems, in general.

Curriculum
CORE UNITS HRS/WK CREDIT
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Hardware Fundamentals 4.0 25.0
Mathematics 1 5.0 25.0
Object Oriented Program Design 4.0 25.0
Pre and Introductory Calculus 4.0 25.0
Science Communications 2.0 12.5
Statistical Data Analysis 3.0 12.5
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Computer Systems 5.0 25.0
Database 4.0 25.0
Database Systems 4.0 25.0
Electronics 3.0 25.0
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Advanced Engineering Programming 4.0 25.0
Data Communications and Network Management 5.0 25.0
Real-Time Operating Systems 6.0 25.0
Transmission and Interface Design 5.0 25.0
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Data Structures and Algorithms 4.0 25.0
Engineering Management 4.0 25.0
Microcomputers 5.0 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Computer Technology Project 1 5.0 25.0
Distributed Networks 5.0 25.0
Embedded Systems Engineering 4.0 25.0
Wireless Data Networks 5.0 25.0
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Computer Technology Project 2 5.0 25.0
Network Engineering 5.0 25.0
OPTIONAL UNITS HRS/WK CREDIT
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Advanced Computer Communications 3.0 25.0
Embedded Software Engineering 4.0 25.0
Information Security 3.0 25.0
Instrumentation and Control 6.0 25.0
Renewable Energy Systems 6.0 25.0
Entry Requirements

Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C6
GCE ‘O’ Level C

 

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
HKDSE 19
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Cut-off scores key:

GCE: General Cerificate of Education
STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB: International Baccalaureate
ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India: Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka: GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for advanced level/HSC Grades GCE/GCSE: A grade = 5 points; B grade = 4 points; C grade = 3 points; D grade = 2 points; E grade = 1 point
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM: A = 5 points; A- or B+ = 4 points; B = 3 points; B- or C+ = 2 points; C = 1 point
UEC Points Aggregate Grades Conversion: A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 = 6, B4 = 5, B5 = 4, B6 = 3, C7 = 2, C8 =1, F9 = 0
UEC selected subjects: Mathematics, Advance Mathematics I, Advance Mathematics II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Bookkeeping and Accounts, Accounting Economics, History, and Geography.
Note: Scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

 

For full details, visit http://courses.curtin.edu.my/admission-requirements/undergraduate/

Intake Months

Feb & July

Career Prospects

This course can help you become a:

Systems Designer (Information Technology)
Analyst (Information Technology)
Systems Analyst
IT support specialist
Telecommunications manager
Network and system administrator.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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