Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)


Program Description


Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) is a cutting-edge course that reflects today’s emerging technologies in its study of areas such as information security management and computer networking. Graduates will emerge into a rapidly growing market with the skills needed to work with business information systems.

Program Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Bachelor's Program:

  • Pass STPM with a minimum Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) subjects and credit in Mathematics in SPM; or
  • Pass Matriculation/ Foundation/ Pre University or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA 2.00 AND credit in Mathematics in SPM; or
  • Pass Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and credit in Mathematics in SPM, can be registered subject to a rigorous internal assessment; or
  • Pass BTEC Level 4 & 5 and pass in SPM with at least three (3) credits in any subjects including Mathematics;
  • Candidates with a credit in computing subjects in SPM and STPM or its equivalent will have an advantage; or

*Note: Mathematic credit terms at SPM level for candidates (ii), (iii) and (v) can be exempted, if the qualifications comprise of a mathematic subject and the achievement is equivalent to/more than the credit requirement of the subject at SPM level.

Applicants into the Bachelor’s programs (level 6, MQF) through APEL, must be a Malaysian citizen aged more than 21 years of age in the year of application with relevant work experience/prior experiential learning and passed APEL assessment.

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Course Structure

Study Mode & Duration

  • 3 Years

Year 1

  • ***Study Skills
  • TITAS / Malaysian Studies
  • Programming Principles and Techniques
  • Introduction to Information System
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Information Security Management
  • Business Communication
  • Hubungan Etnik / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Ethics and Cyber Laws
  • Databases
  • Operating Systems
  • Knowledge Management

Year 2

  • Data Communication and Computer Networking
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Internet Programming
  • Statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Software Project Management
  • Specialization 1
  • Specialization 2
  • Specialization 3

Year 3

  • Minor Project
  • Specialization 4
  • Specialization 5
  • Specialization 6
  • Industrial Training
  • Major Project
  • Elective 3
  • Issues in ICT
  • Elective 4

*Major Courses


  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Multimedia System and Techniques
  • Principle of Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Web and Application Security

Software Engineering

  • Software Quality & Metrics
  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Object-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Web Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Testing & Maintenance

Computer Networking

  • Distributed System
  • Network Programming
  • Wireless Network
  • Network Security
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer Networking


  • Interactive Multimedia System
  • Virtual Reality
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Multimedia Development and Authoring
  • Computer Graphic
  • Computer Gaming Technology
Computer Forensics
  • Computer Forensics, Crime and Justice
  • Principles of Computer Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Computer Forensics Implementation
  • Issues in Computer Forensics
  • Legal and Aspects of Computer Forensics

Career Prospects

  • Computer Information Consultant
  • Computer Intelligence Officer
  • Computer Support Officer
  • Cyber Forensic Investigator
  • Database Developer / Administrator
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Internet Security Officer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Risk & Recovery Planners

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Established in 1997, UNITAR International University (UNITAR) is a visionary and well-governed institution, known for being the first virtual university in Southeast Asia and one of the pioneering pri ... Read More

Established in 1997, UNITAR International University (UNITAR) is a visionary and well-governed institution, known for being the first virtual university in Southeast Asia and one of the pioneering private universities in Malaysia. Read less