Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) with honours

Mobile Computing

BCompSc. (Hons)

Overview

The programme prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop mobile and web applications. In addition to produce graduates who can meet current and future workforce needs, the programme enhances the prospects and career paths of graduates through new job functions resulting from changes in the ICT landscape following the transition to mobile technology and IR4.0. This programme is unique due to 2u2i mode of study (2½ years in university and 1 year in industry) and will be provided with certification programme (CPRE, CTFL, CompTIA).

Entry requirements

Home Student

STPM Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00 with grade C in three (3) subjects including General Studies; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • Passed STPM or equivalent, with a minimum grade C (2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects; and
    • Obtained at least credit / credit (Grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
      • Additional Mathematics; or
      • Mathematics and one of the subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering
 OR
    • Passed STPM in Science stream or equivalent, with minimum Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in the following subjects:
      • Mathematics (T); and
      • one Science / ICT subject
    • Obtained at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
    • There is no disability of the members which complicates the practical work. 

Matriculation / Foundation Programme Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Pass Matriculation-KPM / Foundation Science in UM / Foundation in UiTM and obtain at least CGPA 2.00; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • Obtained at least grade C (2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects at Matriculation / Foundation level; and
    • Obtained at least credit (grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
      • Additional Mathematics; or
      • Mathematics and one of the subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering
    • Obtained at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
    • There is no disability of the members which complicates the practical work.

Diploma Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain a Diploma or other qualification recognize as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Public University Senate;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least grade C (NGMP 2.00) on three (3) subject included General Studies;

OR

    • Pass the Matriculation / Foundation exam in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least CGPA 2.00;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) in 2017 or earlier and obtain at least Jayyid Stage;

AND

    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • For Diploma / Equivalent graduates:
      • Passed Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50
OR
      •  Passed Diploma in Science and Technology with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.
    • For STPM graduates in 2019 or earlier:
      • Passed STPM or equivalent, with a minimum grade C (2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects; and
      • Obtained at least credit / credit (Grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
        • Additional Mathematics; or
        • Mathematics and one of the subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering

OR

      • Passed STPM in Science or equivalent, with a minimum of grade C (2.00) in the following subjects:
        • Mathematics (T); and 
        • one Science / ICT subject
    • For Matriculation / Foundation graduates in 2019 or earlier:
      • Obtained at least grade C (2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects at Matriculation / Foundation level; and
      • Obtained at least credit (grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
        • Additional Mathematics; or
        • Mathematics AND one of the subjects of Science, Technology or Engineering
    • For candidates who have graduated from Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Year 2019 or earlier, obtained at least:
      • Jayyid Group; and
      • Credit (grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
        • Additional Mathematics; or
        • Mathematics and one of the subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering
    • Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
    • There is no disability of the members which complicates the practical work.
STAM
  • Passed Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Examination, obtained at least rank Jayyid; with a minimum grade C (2.00) in any TWO (2) subjects; and
  • Obtained at least credit / credit (grade C) at SPM level in the following subjects:
    • Additional Mathematics; or
    • Mathematics and one of the subjects in Science, Technology or Engineering
  • Obtained at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
  • There is no disability of the members which complicates the practical work.

International Students

General Entry Requirements

  • Senior High School / Senior Secondary School / Other Certificates from the government schools (with the period of at least 11 to 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary); or
  • GCE ‘A’ Level examination obtained at one sitting; or
  • Any other certificate that is recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above; and 

English Language Requirements

  • Pass the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at least 550; or
  • Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at least 5.5; or
  • Pass the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) at least Band 3.

Our International Centre office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Centre website for further information for international students.

Course structure

Duration: 3.5 years full-time
Total Credit: 123 credits

University Core modules include 

BBB3013    Academic Writing Skills (3 Credits)  
BBB3033    English for Occupational Purposes (3 Credits)  
MPU3142   Philosophy and Current Issues (2 Credits)    
MPU3132   Appreciation of Ethics & Civilization (2 Credits)
MPU3223   Basic Entrepreneurship (2 Credits)
MPU3312   Natural Appreciation and Marine Heritage (2 Credits)
NCC3053    Malaysian Nationhood (3 Credits)
                     Co-Curriculum (2 Credits)

Program Core modules include

This course discusses the concepts of discrete mathematics and how to use them in computer science environment. It covers the fundamentals topics such as the principle of counting, fundamentals of logic, set, mathematical induction, relations and functions, recurrence relations, and graphs.

This course introduces programming methods to solve problems. Topics for this course include the introduction to data structure such as linked list, stack, queue, tree, graph, sorting techniques and searching methods. Emphasis will be given on modular programming technique. This course also introduces  algorithm time complexity as a measuring technique of an efficient algorithm.  In addition, the time complexity algorithm as an efficient algorithm measurement technique will also be introduced.

This course discusses the concepts of programming logic and design and how to use them in computer science environment. It covers the fundamentals topics such as decisions, looping, arrays, file handling, modularization and object oriented programming.

This course contains basic programming and programming language; Problem solving techniques; flow diagram and structured algorithm; Program coding techniques and instructions to solve formal problems. Hands-on programming exercises will be given to strengthen students programming knowledge.

This course introduces object-oriented programming concepts. Students will be taught object concept and its differences with procedural technique and elementary Java language.

This course introduces object-oriented concepts in system development. Project management and planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation and operation will be discussed in details. The student also will be taught on analysis dan design the object-oriented design by using UML notation and  particular tools.

This course discusses an introduction to good programming style through examples, the modification of existing computer programming such as C++ codes to solve similar problems, the implementation of mathematical algorithms in a well-documented computer programming program.

This course introduces database concepts (goals of DBMS, relationships, physical and logical organization, schema and subschema); data models, normalisation (until BCNF), canonical schema and data independence; data description language; query facilities, query functions; design and translation strategies; and data integrity and reliability.

This course offers the knowledge of integrating a basic concept of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with Web Design. This course also, practically, will expose students to the two (2) core technologies for building web sites which are Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Before the end of this course, students will develop a simple web site by applying the principles and methods to the design of user-centred web sites.

This course introduces software engineering principles and techniques including software process model, requirement engineering, design and testing. It also introduces product metrics in software.

This course introduces operating system concepts as well as discusses the mechanisms necessary for the protection and security of computer systems. Major topics in operating systems cover process, thread and multiprogramming concepts (scheduling, synchronization, deadlock etc.), memory management, storage management and file management. Students will also be exposed to the current technologies in operating system through a case study.

This course exposes students the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

This course introduces cyber security especially Internet. The usage of cryptography technique will be discussed. This course also introduces to student about form of threat to the internet. Several defence applications such as firewall and network analysis tools will be introduced to the student.

This course introduces the structure and organization of digital computers which includes Central Processing Unit (CPU), Main Memory (MM) and Input/Output (I/O). Functions and relationship between these components in instruction execution will also be discussed. In addition, students will also exposed to basic digital logics, structure  and organization of multiprocessors. The teaching and learning approach of this course incorporates Academic 4.0 criteria which is online learning environment (blended learning).

This course introduces the fundamental concept of intelligent system and its applications. It covers the fundamental topic in intelligent system such as expert system, fuzzy logic, artificial neural network, computer evolution, hybrid system, data mining and intelligent agent.

This course is selected to expose students to important concepts in statistics that can be used to analyze data. The mastery of this knowledge is crucial to preventing misuse of statistics in data analysis and decision making.

This course will expose students to the basic concepts of requirement engineering as well as analytical methods used in handling and obtaining the need for object-oriented software development.

The course provides all aspects of knowledge related to dynamic web development. Throughout this course, students will spend most of the time focusing on server-side components. Students will learn J2EE technologies such as Java Server Page (JSP), JavaBeans, Servlets and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). They will also learn Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern using Java Servlet and will communicate with database for any kind of data transactions.  Students will develop an interactive web based application on the topic of their choice for the final project.

This course provides exposures to application development for mobile environment, specifically the front-end development. Topics covered include the design of dynamic and interactive user interface and interaction, server and database connectivity and event handling through JScript, jQuery, JSON, AJAX, PHP, RESTful web services and UI interface, Bootstrap. Hands on programming exercises and a group project will be given to strengthen students programming skills.

This course introduces concepts and main components of IoT. Student will be exposed to the concept of IoT thru the network technology and protocol as well as the wireless environment. Students also will be exposed to the data analytics in a IoT environment. To increase the student learning experiences, exposure to the selected IoT application development will be carry-out in the lab.

This course exposes students to JavaScript frameworks and their application in the development of mobile applications (frontend web application). Students will have hand-ons experience in developing mobile applications based on JavaScript frameworks such as backbone.js and Angular.js.  In addition, the hybrid application development experience through the use PhoneGapCordova is also exposed to the students. Before the end of this course, students will undertake group project on framework based mobile application development by applying the methods they have learnt.

This course is an introduction to development of native applications for mobile environment. Topics cover include user interaction patterns, connectivity, interface design, software design pattern and application architectures within the context of mobile computing. Hands on programming exercises will be given to strengthen students programming language.

This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques used in managing a mobile application project development in industrial environment. Through this project, students will generate project plan and schedule, cost estimation, in addition to preparing related documentations. The aspect that will be accessed here is students’ ability in managing project development. This course will be supervised by industrial supervisor and monitored by UMT.

Students will develop a mini application project under the supervision of an industrial supervisor and monitored by UMT. At the end of this course, the developed application will be evaluated by the appointed panels.

This course enables students to apply the concepts and techniques of managing a mobile application project in industrial environment. In addition to preparing project plan and schedule, emphasise is given to the aspect of risks and quality management as well as project documentations. This course will be supervised by industrial supervisor and monitored by UMT.

Students will  develop a larger scale application in a team under the supervision of industry supervisors and monitored by UMT. Emphasis is also given to the ability to lead project development, manage resources, integrate  modules and monitoring of progress and project costs. At the end of the course, the application will be evaluated by the appointed panel

Electives modules may include

This course will introduce students to the latest technologies and issues of computing in maritime informatics.

The content of this course depend on current development in computer science. Current issues will be discussed by the lecturers. Part of this course will be in a form of seminar. Students will present working papers based on certain selected topics.

This course covers the role of information systems in organizations, provides basic knowledge in the presentation of system structure and introduces various types information systems usage.

This course exposes students to the current technology in multimedia. It involves the study of multimedia hardware and software, the standards used in multimedia industries, the importance of multimedia in various fields, multimedia applications, and multimedia elements such as text, graphics, pictures, sound, video and animation. It also covers on the development of multimedia project and multimedia project management.

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and methodologies of digital image processing using marine data. Among the topics covered are the basic of digital image processing, image enhancement in spatial domain, morphological image processing, image segmentation as well as image representation and description

Fees and funding

Fees

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                               RM   2,360
International full-time    MYR 8,960

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 

Funding

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic and co-curricular activities, and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching hour varies according to the number of courses taken by each individual student. On average, teaching amounts to approximately 18 hours of lectures and classes per week. Courses that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.

The majority of courses are assessed throughout the semester which normally counts 60% for continuous assessment and the remaining 40% for final exam.

Career

Through your studies, you acquire many transferable skills including the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, lead and actively work in group in ethical manner, all of which are considered essential by graduate employers. Among the careers that can be pursued are:

  • Information Technology Officer
  • Software Engineers
  • System Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Software System Developers
  • IT Consultant
  • Software Evaluators
  • Web Developer
  • IT Trainers
  • Programmers and Analysts
  • IT Lecturers
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • IoS Application Developers
  • Android Application Developers
  • IoT Engineer

Please consult our career counsellor at the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Career office.

The programme has been
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Contact

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Amir Ngah
Email: amirnma@umt.edu.my 
Phone (office): +609-668 3463