Diploma in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

University Malaysia of Computer
Science & Engineering (UNIMY)

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Here's the BIG Picture

As businesses, governments, and individuals increasingly store and transmit sensitive information online, the risk of cyber threats such as data breaches, hacking, and malware attacks continues to grow. Without robust cybersecurity defences in place, organisations and individuals are vulnerable to significant financial losses, reputational damage, and disruption of essential services.

This diploma prepares you for this essential field. You'll gain an introduction to digital and cybersecurity, developing analytical and technical skills for network and software security, digital forensics, and responding to cyber-attacks. You will cover critical software installation and configuration, network monitoring, threat assessment, and vulnerability resolution.

Upon graduation, you'll possess the knowledge and expertise to become a cybersecurity specialist, protecting computer and network resources, critical information, and assisting businesses to safeguard their assets.

Why Choose This Course At UNIMY?

  • A strong curriculum covering latest
    cybersecurity topics.
  • Experienced faculty with real-world expertise.
  • Emphasis on hands-on learning through lab work and projects.
  • Industry connections for networking and
    exposure to the field.
  • High demand for cybersecurity professionals, providing career prospects and growth opportunities.
  • Future readiness, preparing students for
    upcoming technologies and trends.

Why choose UNIMY?

At UNIMY, you will benefit from an exceptional academic experience set within the well-renowned science, technology, and innovation hub. Our lecturers are a diverse group of experts from various industries with specialisations in UNIMY’s eight focus areas. Our ethos of high-quality teaching and learning, leading-edge curriculum, and work readiness skills, combined with a vibrant student experience will be the key to unlocking your true potential. This is where you will gain fundamental knowledge and practical experience, as well as become competent enough to take on the challenges that come with IR 4.0. 

How Do I Get In?

  • Pass SPM /SPMV with at least credit in any 3 subjects, inclusive of Mathematics; or 
  • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with a minimum of grade C in any 3 subjects inclusive of Mathematics: or 
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in any 3 subjects inclusive of Mathematics: or 
  • Any equivalent qualification recognized by the government of Malaysia. 

Trial Examination/ Forecast results are accepted

 English Language Requirements

Local Students:

SPM/IGCSE/UEC - Minimum Pass; or
MUET - Minimum Band 3.0

International Students:

MUET - Minimum Band 3.0; or
IELTS - Minimum Band 4.0; or
TOEFL iBT - Minimum Score 30; or
PTE - Minimum Score 36; or
LINGUASKILL - Minimum Score 140

** Validity of test results

  • MUET - 5 years
  • IELTS, PTE, Linguaskill & TOEFL iBT - 2 years

COURSE MODULES

Year 1

- Introduction to Computing
- Problem Solving and Programming
- Computing Mathematics I
- Computer Architecture
- Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals  
- Operating Systems Concepts  
- Networking Fundamentals  
- Computing Mathematics II  
- Digital and Cyber Laws  

Year 2

- Database Information Systems  
- Introduction to Information Security  
- Internetworking Security  
- Internetworking Technologies  
- Secure Software  
- Information Technology Security Management and Audit  
- Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Intrusion Prevention  
- Risk Management  
- Internet Server Technologies  
- Effective Communication – Workplace and Persuasive Presentation   

Year 3

- Forensics in Digital Security  
- Final Year Project 
- Practical Training

Elective Modules

- Introduction to Human Computer Interaction  
- Introduction to Cryptography  
- Network Infrastructure  
- Cloud and Service Computing  
- Project Management Fundamentals  
- Data Centre and Cloud Management  

MPU Modules

- New Venture Creation
- Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (Malaysian students)
- Malay Communication 1 (International students)
Integrity and Anti-Corruption
- National Language A (for students without credit in SPM BM)
- Community Service

Tuition Fees

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM19,900

RM24,900

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