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Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering

Accelerate your expertise to innovate on digital products & solutions

Do you wish to be an expert in building crucial softwares, or innovate on digital products / solutions?

With the rise of digital technology, talented software engineers are hot-in-demand. From an e-commerce platform to an autonomous vehicle, software is needed in every industry, every business. It is a necessity to carry out a business function (e.g. website), and the heart of a technological product (e.g. mobile phone, car, robot). Software engineering emcompasses the full life-cycle of digital product/solution innovation — from the design and planning of software to developing it, improving it, and maintaining it. As a software engineer, you will be the crucial and direct enabler of technological advancement. 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: May 2021, Oct 2021

Application closes on 4th May 2021

UTMSPACE Professional Degree,
Industry – certifications (optional)

* These PROFESSIONAL Digital Programs are industry-certifications ready, not MQA accredited yet

Learning outcomes

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

  • Apply industry-relevant digital knowledge and implement technical digital competencies to lead software design/development and digital product/solutions innovation.
  • 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 software engineering knowledge, and highly competent in technical and soft skills to develop original digital products/solutions.

Key subject knowledge areas:

  • Software design & planning
  • Programming
  • Artificial Learning / Machine learning
  • Data science
  • IT systems & security
  • Professional practise

What you will learn

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 transformation, software design, programming, artificial intelligence & machine learning, data analysis, and IT systems & security. For a list of upcoming and in-demand jobs in the speciality of Software Engineering, refer to the e-brochure:

Next steps

Take your first step towards becoming a digital talent!

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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 Software Engineering, or Digital Business. You may refer to the Course Pathway here.

You may refer to the Key Academic Dates here.


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.


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.


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.