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Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Systems

Accelerate your expertise to construct digital infrastructures

Do you wish to be an expert in creating new digital possibilities by integrating software, hardware & networks?

With the boom of digital technologies, companies are increasingly reliant on computer systems and digital technology for day-to-day work, operations, and communications. Therefore, the integration of software, hardware and networks into a reliable infrastructure or digital system is essential to support an organisation’s needs. Highly-competent talents are needed to ensure that the digital system is optimised, free from glitches, and protected with cybersecurity. In addition, Digital System experts can improve the capabilities of the system by utilising cloud, enabling automation, and processing big data. We can empower you to be one of them.

This Bachelor’s Degree equips you with comprehensive knowledge into the full life-cycle of software engineering, empowers you with technical skills, and provides you with real industry insights to successfully build softwares and innovate on digital technology. With the unique 1+3 degree, you will also gain 3 years of work experience where you can put your learnings into real practise.

Duration: 4-years
Intakes: March 2021, July 2021, Oct 2021

Application closes on 14th Feb 2021


Award:
UTMSPACE,
Professional certifications (optional)

* this Degree program is not yet MQA accredited.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Apply industry-relevant digital knowledge and implement technical digital competencies to manage & optimise digital systems.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, including the ability to flexibly transfer digital knowledge and skills to meet the needs of different digital organisations.
  • Exhibit soft skills — including communication and interpersonal skills — to work effectively as a leader and team player.
  • Possess comprehensive digital systems knowledge, and highly competent in technical and soft skills to expand systems capabilities through cloud, automation, and big data.

Key subject knowledge areas:

  • Digital systems management
  • IT support
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Process automation
  • Cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Data science

What you will learn

SEM I Install & Configure Operating Systems
Support & Maintain IT infrastructure
Install & Configure Server
Administer Server
Configure Advanced Server
SEM II Advanced Network
Application Development & Implementation
IT Customer Service Skills
IT Service Management
Robotic Process Automation
SEM III IT Support Project
SEM I Apprenticeship Y2S1
Teamwork & Collaboration
Agile Project Management
SEM II Apprenticeship Y2S2
Data Analytics Foundation
SEM III Apprenticeship Y2S3
System Management Project
SEM I Apprenticeship Y3S1
Azure Cloud: Infrastructure Admin & Networking
Azure Cloud: Storage
SEM II Apprenticeship Y3S2
Azure Cloud: Security and Application Development
SEM III Apprenticeship Y3S3
Azure Cloud Administration Project
 
SEM I Apprenticeship Y4S1
Cybersecurity Planning
Cyber Security Administration
SEM II Apprenticeship Y4S2
Host and Cyber Security
SEM III Apprenticeship Y4S3
Cyber Security Administration Project

What's next?

Upon completion of this Bachelor’s degree, you will be equipped to productively add value to companies through the key functions of digital systems management, IT systems, cloud infrastructure, data science & big data, cybersecurity administration, and process automation. For a list of upcoming and in-demand jobs in the speciality of Digital Systems, refer to the e-brochure:

Next steps

Take your first step towards becoming a digital talent!

Frequently Asked Questions

Academics

  • Our Degree program is a 4-year programme consisting of 1-year intensive class-learning and 3-years paid work-based learning. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills in the 1st year. In year 2-4, you will hone your digital expertise & soft-skills through work experience and gain deep digital industry insights.

Yes, there will be a direct course pathway into Professional Digital Master’s Programs which will begin in late 2021 or early 2022. Alternatively, you have the option of over a hundred international universities, such as in the UK or Australia.

You will be able to pursue a higher level of Master’s in Digital Systems, or Digital Business. You may refer to the Course Pathway here.

You may refer to the Key Academic Dates here.

Apprenticeship

Yes. The apprenticeship is a core component of our competency-based program as we believe that the best way to master digital competencies is to get exposure through real work experience.

In the second, third, and fourth year, students will be attached to one of our corporate partners and work as a full-time employee, while taking part-time lessons.

Yes. The apprenticeship will be a paid employment. At the same time, we will be providing a guaranteed income of RM22,400 by the end of your degree. This means that should any students’ income in the three years fall under RM22,400, DWV will provide an income subsidy (top-up).

DWA provides a guaranteed apprenticeship placement for all students. At the end of first year, students can start applying to our internal network of industry partners and go through interview selection to be placed.

Yes. Students will undertake around 8 hours of lessons every week, usually arranged on one weekday evening and a half day on Saturday.

70% of the grades will be accounted by their completion of apprenticeship; whereas the remaining 30% is assessed through the Apprenticeship Review where students prepare Apprenticeship Report and Presentation to evaluate their learning

Financials

The fees will be RM59,900 for domestic students and USD19,900 for international students. The fees payable will be 40% for the first year and 20% for subsequent years.

Awards

Our Degree programs are awarded and accredited by UTMSpace. Upon graduation, you will receive a Professional certificate from UTMSPACE as well as optional industry-certifications that you are eligible to sit for.

The courses within your chosen program will equip you to be ready to sit examinations to obtain industry certifications such as from Microsoft, Cisco, SAP, ITIL, and PMI-ACP.

Our program is structured as a professional, industry certification-ready program that is fully accredited by UTMSPACE, the private arm of UTM. Currently we are not MQA accredited. For more details on the recognition of the Professional Programs, you may contact our Learning Advisor.

For general FAQs regarding academic arrangements, campus life, financials, and application, you may view it here.