Bachelor of Information Technology (ODL)
Veritas University College
Here's the BIG Picture
Are you intrigued by the world of Information Technology?
Our degree programme gives you unparalleled insights into fields across the entire IT industry, where you can explore the area that fires your imagination and fits your career goals. By choosing to embark on your undergraduate educational journey with us, you will experience a holistic student life, that will guide you towards your aspirations.
With this Course, You Will:
- Expand your knowledge on cloud computing
- Grasp the foundational knowledge from both business and practitioner perspectives
- Be exposed to the core principles of data analytics
- Have hands-on experience
- Be versatile and have high mobility to work across industries
- Be future-ready and equipped with the skills required to take on the challenges of this new normal
Why choose Veritas University College?
At Veritas, we are constantly re-thinking the learning process and leveraging on efficiency, technology and strategic partnerships to provide a holistic next gen educational journey for our students. Veritas is also committed to pushing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by continuously developing world class programmes at some of the most affordable fees available in the market. As a result of our far-reaching efforts, Veritas has received the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Online Education award for 2020, 2021 and 2022 in recognition of our exceptional academic and co-curricular experience.
How Do I Get In?
- Matriculation/Foundation studies with minimum CGPA 2.0 or its equivalent or,
- STPM - Grade C in any 2 subjects or its equivalent, or
- SPM - Credit in Mathematics is a MUST
- MUET - minimum Band 4, or IELTS score of 5.5
- Diploma in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology/Information Systems or its equivalent, or
- Any other Diploma in Science & Technology/Business Studies - minimum CGPA of 2.5 (subject to a rigorous internal assessment process)
- Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
- Candidates with a credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration
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Learning Skills for Open Distance Learning (ODL)
This module will help you develop the learning skills required to pursue your studies through open and distance learning. The unit on Managing Learning Environment covers learning management skills, learning styles and ICT skills. The unit on Information Retrieval and Consolidation will cover information selection and handling and information consolidation. The unit on Study Skills covers reading and marking modules, classroom participation, taking notes, improving memory, presenting, and preparing for examinations. You will also earn a microcredential from Microsoft Office 365.
This module is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in problem-solving through designing and developing computer programs. Topics covered are problem-solving techniques, introduction to structured programming, basic algorithms for searching and sorting, and the modular programming approach. You will learn to design, write, and debug computer programs. You will also earn a microcredential from Duke University.
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles underlying digital devices, computer hardware, software, telecommunications, networking, and multimedia. It also provides a sound foundation on the basic theoretical and practical principles behind these technologies. It discusses up to date issues surrounding them, including social aspects and how they impact everyday life. You will also earn a microcredential from Google.
This module introduces you to the concepts and principles of platform technologies' essential operation, including general-purpose computers and peripherals and communication infrastructures such as transmission systems (copper, wireless, optical fibre), networking, and networking devices. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Minnesota.
Database Management System
This module is an introduction to the principles, use, and applications of database systems. Upon completion, you will be able to design and create databases, extract information from databases, understand in broad terms how database systems work, and understand the purposes for which databases are used. You will also earn a microcredential from IBM.
You will learn fundamental principles and components from the foundations of all computer networks, from the smallest peer-to-peer systems to the worldwide Internet. You will experience a small demonstration and conduct a simple test to ensure network connectivity of devices and configure a network to meet the needs of users. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Colorado.
Digital Graphic Design
This is an introductory module for those interested in creating and editing well-designed graphics for professional use. Topics include fundamental 2D layout principles, developing vector and pixel-based images for print and web, colour theory, typography, graphic file formats and resolution. This module complements IT students in developing interactive web and computer applications. You will also earn a microcredential from the California Institute of the Arts.
This module provides a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business, and the role of communication in establishing a favourable external environment, as well as an effective internal communications processes.
Mathematics and Statistics for IT
This module is designed to develop your confidence with mathematical concepts and relationships, and using mathematics, statistical skills as well as techniques in a range of contexts, specifically problem solving and abstract thinking. You will use mathematical and statistical concepts in exploratory data analysis, random variables, common discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, linear regression, analysis of variance, two-way tables, and data analysis using statistical software.
Web Development and Technologies
This module teaches you how to make informed decisions and apply these decisions for IT-based products made available by organisations using the online platform. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable you to perform and interact successfully in a technologically-driven society. You will also earn a microcredential from META.
Critical Thinking Skills
This module aims to guide you on the critical thinking process by which we develop and support our beliefs and evaluate the strength of arguments made by others in real-life situations. It involves activities and skills for conceiving, applying, analysing, and evaluating information gathered from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication to guide belief and action. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Sydney.
Organisational Behaviour in Multi-ethnic Society in Malaysia 2
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of how organisations work and why people behave in certain manners at work settings.
Penghayatan Etika & Perbadanan
This subject aims to provide a real understanding of the concept of ethical appreciation, especially in complying with the Rukun Negara, government policy, unity efforts and national development.
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
This module enables international students to communicate in Malay formally and informally as well as improve oral and listening skills through interactive activities
Falsafah Issue Semasa / Philosophy and Current Issues
This course covers the relation between philosophy and the National Education Philosophy and the Rukun Negara. Key fields in philosophy, namely epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, are discussed in the context of current issues.
Object Oriented Analysis and Design
You will be introduced to the software requirement elicitation process as well as various tools and techniques such as activity diagram, use case diagram, class diagram and sequential diagram to analyse and design software systems. You will apply modelling tools and techniques learned within a recognised software development methodology and a case study context. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Alberta.
This module introduces object-oriented programming to students who will learn Python programming methods of structuring a program by bundling related properties and behaviours into individual objects. You will be taught to create simple to complex programmes by understanding the principles of object-oriented programming concepts, classes and inheritance. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Duke.
System Administration and Maintenance
This module aims to provide you with exposure to the deployment and maintenance of modern computer systems, emphasising user accounts administration. It includes an overview of basic administrative tasks related to network operating systems such as Windows and Linux. You will also earn a microcredential from Google.
Human Computer Interactions
You are provided with an understanding of human-computer interaction theories and design processes. The emphasis will be on applied user experience (UX) design. The module will present iterative evaluation-centred UX life cycles. It will introduce a broader notion of user experience, including usability, usefulness, and emotional impact. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of California, San Diego.
Web Application Programming
You are provided with the fundamentals of Web Applications programming and client-server technologies required to develop Web applications with database Interfaces. This course is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to program using the web programming language PHP as a server-side language. Students will use HTML, CSS, XML, AJAX, JSON, PHP, MYSQL to develop an interactive and dynamic web application. You will also earn a microcredential from META.
Ethical and Social Issues in IT
This module gives you an exposure to how ease and anonymity, with which information is now communicated, copied and manipulated in online environments, poses new challenges to protecting privacy and intellectual property. Thus, you are furnished with necessary information on ethical, social, and political issues raised by information systems centres on information rights and obligations, property rights and obligations, accountability and control, system quality, and quality of life. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Michigan.
This module aims to provide a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management. It underlines the importance of understanding the relationship between projects and strategic goals of an organisation. The module also discusses the technical, cultural and interpersonal skills necessary to manage projects from start to finish successfully. You will also earn a microcredential from Google.
This module introduces you to an understanding of digital entrepreneurship components and describes the characteristics of successful new digital ventures in various contexts. You need to apply the knowledge gained when preparing a digital business plan or prototype. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign.
System Integration and Architecture
This module introduces you to working in teams to explore and practice various system integration techniques, addressing software and hardware requirements related to integration and architecture. The main focus is identifying and troubleshooting systems interface integration issues. You will also study system architecture decisions and techniques with best practices. You will also earn a microcredential from Microsoft.
Big Data Technology
This module introduces you to big data technologies, starting with MapReduce as a computational model and an execution framework. You will understand the use of big data tools like Pig, HIVE, Hbase and Spark to observe how different tools in the Hadoop stack fit the overall picture of big data analytics. You will also earn a microcredental from IBM.
You will be exposed to the skills required to critically evaluate information, both in and out of the classroom, in order to make valid, sound decisions. It also gives you opportunities to learn and respect people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs to ensure they feel comfortable and safe in their living environment.
This module exposes you to techniques and conventions in the design, conduct, and support of scientific research in Information Technology. Research methods, evaluation of approaches, and presentation and dissemination of results will be studied. The module also covers domain-specific research methods in application areas such as algorithms, human-computer interactions, business data analytics and so on.
This module explores the understanding of international business as an essential element in today's interdependent globalised world. You will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand global economic, political, cultural and social environments within which firms operate. It will examine the strategies and structures of international business and assess the special roles of an international business's various functions.
Information Assurance and Security
This module provides you with knowledge on information assurance and security that encompasses computer security and communications security, operations security, and physical security. You will learn confidentiality, integrity, availability, security policies; authentication; access control; threat and vulnerability assessment, and common attack/defence methods-related issues. You will also earn a microcredential from Google.
This course introduces the core principles and purpose of digital marketing. It will enable you to develop clear and actionable business objectives for a digital marketing plan, gain audience and industry insight by conducting digital research, and prepare the foundations for a fully integrated 360 campaign by connecting effectively with your customers and target audience. You will also earn a microcredential from the University of California, Irvine.
This module provides you with the exposure, experience and professional skills in various aspects of computing and Information Technology related industries. You have to familiarise yourself with efficient, accountable and ethical conduct as you will be supervised directly under the company’s personnel as well as supervisors from the IT Faculty.
Final Year Project 1
This module enables you to complete and design a medium-scale technical solution. You will be involved in evaluating, selecting and applying IT knowledge acquired from this module. You can expand your knowledge by learning how to construct new and improvised ways of utilising IT / computer solutions and technology to benefit society.
Final Year Project 2
You will continue developing the technical solutions proposed in Final Year Project 1. You will build a firm foundation in Information technology and expand your knowledge and experience on relevant project management and problem-solving competencies.
Cloud Computing & Connectivity
Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
You are introduced to Cloud Computing, the types of cloud services, benefits, and how to incorporate cloud services within an organisation by looking at the ROI, risks, challenges, and the impact of cloud in the future. You will summarise and learn various service delivery models of a cloud computing architecture and how clouds can be deployed as public, private, hybrid, and community clouds, followed by a much deeper review of cloud computing environments' security and privacy issues. You will also earn a microcredential from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Internet of Things (IoT)
This module exposes you to the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept based on interconnecting physical devices embedded with sensors, actuators, electronics, software, and network connectivity that allow IoT objects to gather and exchange data. It relies on a host of technologies like Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) connecting devices to the Internet. You will also earn a microcredential from Google Cloud.
Introduction to Data Management
You are introduced to managing big datasets and loading them into clusters and cloud storage. You will have the practical experience of applying structure to data query using distributed SQL engines. You will learn to choose the suitable data types, storage systems and file formats based on tools used. You will also earn a microcredential from Cloudera.
Introduction to Data Mining
This module introduces data mining techniques emphasising essential concepts and relevant techniques, including software development. You will better understand the various techniques and how each technique is useful for the differing purposes of data analysis. You will also earn a microcredential from John Hopkins University.
Introduction to Business Analytics
This module provides an introduction to Business Analytics in the digital world. You will learn the managerial perspective of visualising data and using statistical tools for descriptive analytics and predictive analytics, including regression. Other topics covered include forecasting, risk analysis, simulation, data mining and decision analysis. You will also earn a microcredential from IBM.
This module examines Business Intelligence (BI) as a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analysing, sharing and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better managerial decisions. You will learn principles and best practices for how to use data to support fact-based decision making. You will also earn a microcredential from IBM.
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