Diploma in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY)

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Here's the BIG Picture

COMPUTING is part of everything we do! While computing focuses on designing and creating software systems, there's so much more to be explored. It's a rapidly evolving and diverse discipline, that has become an integral part of the world in which we live in.

At UNIMY, computing students study the design, development, and integration of prominent software and hardware in the world of digital technology. Holding a qualification in this area will give you a deep understanding of the evolving theories and developments in the field of Information Technology. The knowledge and experience gained will allow our students to design cutting-edge solutions that tackle the challenges of today. Graduates of the programme will become cybersecurity and digital forensics specialists who will be capable of helping their organisations to secure computer and network resources, as well as critical and sensitive information.

With this Course You Will:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the development of cyber security. 
  • Use relevant and contemporary methods and techniques to demonstrate problem solving ability in the area of cyber security. 
  • Demonstrate high level of cyber security skills to produce outstanding products using contemporary digital approaches. 
  • Maintain dynamic connections with colleagues as well as members of society through cyber security work. 
  • Engage in effective communication both orally and in writing with peers, cyber security experts and non-experts. 
  • Employ creative processes, digital and technical knowledge to support practical skill development, related to cyber security. 
  • Complete mathematical equations and computations using the appropriate cyber security ideas, principles, and theories. 
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership with peers, clients, superiors, and society. 
  • Employ managerial and entrepreneurial skills in initiating cyber security-related business ventures for self-sustenance. 
  • Engage in life-long learning for career development and self-improvement, aligned with organisational and professional work ethics in various environments.

Why choose UNIMY?

At UNIMY, students will benefit from an exceptional academic experience set within the well-renowned science, technology, and innovation hub. UNIMY’s lecturers are comprised of 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 Requirement  

  • SPM/IGCSE - Minimum Pass International Students 
  • MUET - Minimum Band 3.0; or 
  • GCSE - Minimum Pass; or 
  • IELTS - Minimum Band 4.0; or 
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum Score 30; or 
  • PTE - 36; or 
  • LINGUASKILL - 140; or 
  • Any equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government (equivalent to CEFR Low B1) 

** Validity of test results: 

  • MUET - 5 years 

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Year 1 

Introduction to Computing 

This introductory module takes a hands-on approach to nurture an understanding of how information technology can be used to increase productivity. A variety of popular and commonly used software packages are used during the practical work, including document preparation, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, electronic mail and groupware software. Students are also taught the proper usage of common computer hardware. 

Problem Solving and Programming 

This module covers problem solving skills, writing algorithms, basic programming syntax, control structures, functions and arrays. This is designed to give students the ability to write simple console programs and to be able to understand such programs written by others programmer. 

Computing Mathematics I and II

This 2-part module will prepare the students with the mathematical foundations for other Computer Science and Information Technology courses, with focus on the topics of data structures, algorithms, database theory, computer security and operating systems. 


Learn how to become a cyberpreneur: tech-based entrepreneurs of the future, with this class. The module comprises of two parts: product development and, commercialising the product. Students will be exposed to the principles of e-commerce, the internet and the web infrastructure for e-commerce, web-based tools for e-commerce, current trends in the use of e-commerce, and much more. 

Systems Analysis and Design 

This module explores the fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use and implementation of database and document management systems. A particular emphasis is placed on the relational database model.

Pengajian Malaysia II 

This unit focuses on applying the values ​​of unity and integration of Malaysians as well as fostering the spirit of patriotism and nationalism in addition to fostering a sense of goodwill among the Malaysian community.

Computer Architecture 

The module introduces 3 main themes, which are: the internal structure of the digital computer, classic Von Neumann architecture, and the relationship between high-level language constructs and their implementation, are investigated through the use of Assembly Languages and C programming. 


Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 

This module is designed to enable students to identify solutions to computational problems using object-oriented concepts, capture reusable patterns of design, and write programs using object-oriented programming languages. Focus will be given to in-depth coverage of high-level abstraction of objects, Abstract Data Types, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts, and programming methodology. 

Operating Systems 

This module explores the fundamental concepts which are necessary for a computer operating system. The emphasis of the module is placed on the both hardware and software operation that are managed by computer operating system. 

Networking Fundamentals 

The module is an introduction to Networks and Computer Communications, Data Communications, and networking concerns regarding the transportation of data between computers. In this module, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of data communications and networking. 

Digital and Cyber Laws 

This module introduces students to the many different types of cybercrime. Students learn how to identify cybercriminal activity and learn how companies and law enforcement agencies are responding to the dangers these crimes present. 

Cognitive Process and Problem Solving 

This module provides an introductory level of human cognitive processes, with focus on how we process information. The module will allow students to explore critical issues related to education, along with sense making on a personal and social level. Students will also be introduced to various heuristic frameworks, and apply appropriate strategies for learning, thinking and problem-solving. 

Year 2

Database Information Systems 

This module explores the fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use and implementation of database and document management systems. A particular emphasis is placed on the relational database model. 

Introduction to Information Security 

Gain a fundamental understanding of information and computer security technology, including issues such as security policy and technical approaches. It also involves the protection mechanisms supported by modern processors and operating systems. 

Internetworking Security 

Explore and examine the principles, mechanisms, and implementation of network security and data protection systems. The topics of learning will help students with the fundamentals of network security. Topics include Introduction to Security, Network Security, Administering a secure network, Wireless Network Security and Authentication and Account Management. 

Internetworking Technologies 

Designed to give students the ability to managing the existing network infrastructure, this module provides a general introduction to hardware, software and networking devices, and software to manage computer networks.

Information Technology Security Management and Auditing 

The goal of the module is to provide students with an overview of the field of Information Security and Auditing from a managerial perspective. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of security management and audit activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. Topics covered will include inspection and protection of information assets, the management of risk, the detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and an overview of Information Security Planning. 

Secure Software 

This subject is designed to provide students with an understanding of the planning and delivery of software systems. This module will also lay the foundations of knowledge of the various issues and scenarios that security developers face in cyber-crime world. 

Risk Management 

Examine the way in which businesses and society make an assessment of, control, and transfer risks. The goal of this module is to engage students in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in a business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, tools, and process of designing and implementing a risk management program. 

Internet Server Technologies 

Web server applications allow system administrators to utilise data for the use of an organisation. This subject will provide a foundational understanding on web server applications, focusing on SAS systems, and the basic management of SAS web server applications. 


Effective Communication – Workplace and Persuasive Presentation 

Build important soft skills with this module, such as communication skills and techniques at workplace, and persuasive presentation. Effective communication is the key to success in professional and personal endeavors. The right strategy, carefully chosen words, and respect extended through communication can be the making of a team or an individual. This module outlines different paradigms for communication, explores interpersonal communication and its applications in the workplace, and much more. Students are assessed through a series of activities, including role-plays, oral presentations, and written reports and examinations. 

Issues in the Malaysian Economy 

The focus of this module is on the problems and issues that affect individuals, firms and governments. It is to relate the content of economics to the economic problems and issues experienced by individuals and society. The key issues consist of economic growth and quality of life, unemployment, inflation, external stability, distribution of income and environmental sustainability. 

Year 3

Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Intrusion Prevention 

This module provides students with a comprehensive overview of ethical hacking. Students will cover topics in intrusion detection involving Scanning and System Footprinting, Hacking, Virus and Trojan construction, IDS and Firewall systems, and Honeypot design. This module will immerse the students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure their own systems. 

Forensics in Digital Security 

This module focuses on computer and cyber forensics. Students will learn about the different aspects of computer and cyber crimes, and how to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence. Students will be exposed to different types of tools (both software and hardware), techniques and procedures, gaining the ability to use them to perform basic forensic investigations. Collaborative and action-learning experiences will be incorporated. 

Final Year Project 

This project is a capstone design experience which involves system design specification, system implementation, and system evaluation. Assessment will be based on a written report, demonstration and oral presentation. Students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge to a specific topic, and develop their organisational, theoretical, and applied skills.


Introduction to Human Computer Interactions 

Human Computer Interactions (HCI) is a study of how people interact with computers. This module will introduce the fundamental aspects of HCI. Students will learn and put into practice, approaches of design, and the implementation of usable human-computer interactions, taking into account the Malaysian context. Students will also evaluate interfaces, which incorporate design, administration, analysis, and reporting of usability evaluation. 

Introduction to Cryptography 

This module aims to give students a general understanding of computer security technology, include security policies and engineering, as well as cryptography mechanisms. 

Network Infrastructure 

The module provides a fundamental walk-through on networks and computer communication infrastructure, with particular focus on a discussion of the OSI layered model. It also covers LAN and WAN design, implementation, and application within organisations. 

Cloud and Service Computing 

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles, foundations, and applications of cloud computing, and its effect on information technology processes, and the IT marketplace. In this module, the different types of features, standards, services, and security issues in cloud computing will be discussed. Students will gain the opportunity to study this new paradigm of computing, where dynamically scalable, and often virtualized resources are offered as services over the internet. The module will also cover hands-on experiences related to the processes of deploying and utilising cloud computing services. 

Project Management Fundamentals 

This module will expose students to project management experience for them to use as a guideline to complete their final year projects. Topic of focus include the systems and procedures in the areas of planning, organizing, scheduling, and budgeting. The module will also involve building valuable soft skills such as good communication, trust, and teamwork. Project managers from industry will be invited to share their experiences. 

Data Centre and Cloud Management 

The first half of this module is an introduction to data centers, and fundamental concepts, which cover their design, architecture, and security. The second half of the module will cover the management of cloud technology. 

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