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Software Engineering plays a vital role in the installation and development of any business operating system. The Diploma in Software Engineering programme provides opportunities to further develop analysis, design and development skills through the exposure of emerging technologies.


This course studies the best approach to design, build and maintain software systems. It makes use of many of the technical results of computer science, especially programming, and application of theory in the process of system design and construction.

Career Opportunities

Software Engineers will be in demand for their software construction skills and experience of working in a team. Graduates will be able to participate in software design and development, software team management, technical support and research. Successful completion of this diploma will also enable them to pursue undergraduate degree programmes locally and abroad.

Entry Requirements

i. SPM or its equivalent with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics and a pass in English;
ii. Passed STPM with at least Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or any equivalent qualification and a credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O- Level or its equivalent;
iii. Passed Malaysian Vocational and Technical Certificate (equivalent to MQF Level 3) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 and one (1) year’s working experience in a related field or completed a one-semester Bridging Programme;
iv. UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and a pass in English;
v. Completed Computer Certificate (MQF Level 3) in related field with at least CGPA 2.00 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
vi. Any other equivalent qualifications recognized by Malaysian Government.

Candidates without a credit in mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the Certificate programme contains subjects in mathematics that are equivalent to mathematics at SPM level.
Candidate with a credit in computing related subject at SPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential.

Note: English Proficiency Requirement for International Students
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band of 5.0 or equivalent.

Programme Structure

Year 1, Semester 1
Introduction to IT
Applied Problem Solving
Pengajian Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
English for Academic Purposes
Mathematics I
Introduction to Software Engineering

Year 1, Semester 2
Advanced Programming Using C++
Database Concept and Design
Bahasa Kebangsaan/Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan
English for Social Purposes
Mathematics II
System Analysis and Design

Year 2, Semester 3
Visual Basic Programming
Computer Ethics / Management Information System
Statistic / PC Essential & Troubleshooting
Database Concept and Design
Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari
Data Structure and Algorithm

Year 2, Semester 4
Computer Architecture/Operating System
Software Development
Data Communication and Networking
Web Programming
Multimedia Technology /Mobile Application Development
Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3, Semester 5
Wireless Telecommunication Technology / E-Commerce
Final Year Project
Data and Computer Security
English for Professional Purposes

Year 3, Semester 6
Industrial Training