Foundation in Digital Technology

Brickfields Asia College

Course Overview

Digital technology pervades every aspect of our life and studying it can lead to an exciting and fulfilling global career. Our Foundation in Digital Technology is designed to provide you with a solid grounding in ICT, programming logic, database design, web programming, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship, amongst others. Developed and taught by practising professionals and industry experts, you will gain the skills you need to progress onto a degree in IT or its related fields.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can choose to pursue a wide range of undergraduate programmes in IT and digital technology, such as computer science, AI, cybersecurity, applied computing, business information systems, computer networks and security, data science, games design, games development, interactive media, mobile apps development, software development, software engineering, and web development amongst others.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a range of academic skills including referencing, research methods, academic rigour etc.
  • Use a range of IT tools and applications to facilitate the design and completion of a given project.
  • Work safely and effectively in a computer workshop environment.
  • Understand the foundations of computer hardware, networking and software.
  • Develop basic skills in dealing with modern-day technologies and equipment.
  • Understand internet fundamentals.
  • Develop personal and academic skills to work with initiative, independently and as a team member.

Why choose Brickfields Asia College?

Our Foundation in Digital Technology is a preparatory programme that facilitates your academic admission into a multitude of undergraduate disciplines in the field of Information Technology, and is accepted by a wide range of universities in the UK and Malaysia. With State-of-the-art IT labs and Innovation Suites, and an experienced teaching faculty with practising professionals and industry experts, you will experience a holistic education. As the first college in Malaysia to complement its lectures with Coursera & LinkedIn Learning resources, you will also earn microcredentials from the world’s best universities while completing your foundation.

How Do I Get In?

  • Pass SPM/ SPMV with 5 credits including Mathematics or other equivalent qualifications; or
  • Pass O-Level with at least Grade C in 5 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualification; or
  • Pass UEC with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualification.

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COURSE MODULES

Semester 1

English Language

This course aims to equip you with reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in English. You will develop knowledge in vocabulary, grammar, and writing, and will enhance your ability in listening, speaking and reading. The use of technology is encouraged throughout this course to reinforce your learning, and to support independent study.

Mathematics

In this module, you will develop your confidence with mathematical concepts and relationships. You will learn to use mathematics and statistical skills and techniques in a range of contexts, specifically problem solving and abstract thinking. Topics covered are numbers, functions and polynomials, sequence and series, matrices, derivatives, integrals, basic statistics and probability.

Information & Communication Technology

This course will give you sufficient up-to-date information, communication technology knowledge and skills that are consistent with current ICT trends. It covers IT literacy, document management, information system, social informatics and network computing.

Introduction to Multimedia

In this module, you will learn practical skills in multimedia development such as editing images, texts, videos and 3D modeling using open-source multimedia-authoring tools. You will also earn a microcredential from UC San Diego via Coursera for Campus.

Programming & Logic Design

This course introduces you to different problem-solving approaches and processes which will allow you to move from a problem statement to a code solution. You will learn strategies and tools to address each problem in a straightforward manner, and the basic types of data structures - algorithms, logic and techniques. You will also earn a microcredential from University of Pennsylvania via Coursera for Campus.

Semester 2

Critical Thinking Skills

This module introduces you to various critical thinking techniques and reasoning skills to help you to present your arguments convincingly, respond to situations and solve problems appropriately.

Database Design

This course is an introduction to the principles, use, and applications of database systems. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to design and create the entity relationship model from user requirement and through normalisation process. You will also understand in broad terms how database systems work, and the purposes for which databases are used. You will also earn a microcredential from University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera for Campus.

Information Search and Analysis Skills

In this module, you will learn information search skills online as well as on printed material. You will also be taught how to collate information and analyse them, and how to use web browser and appropriate key terms in searching desired information. You will practise and develop paraphrasing and presentation skills individually, and as a group. This course fosters self-directed learning skills.

Web Programming

In this module, you will learn the practical skills in developing simple websites using web scripting such as HTML, HTML5, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheet. You will also earn a microcredential from Meta via Coursera for Campus.

Semester 3

Capstone Project

In this module, you will be required to design a mini-scaled project by applying project management skills, practical skills, design techniques and/or tools to design a computer-based or a web-based system.

Introduction to Digital Transformation

This course introduces you to the technology and concepts related to digital transformation using relevant case studies. You will cover the idea of a digital business transformation, and learn about the blending of personal and corporate IT environments. This module also encapsulates the transformational effect of new digital technologies such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud and the Internet of Things.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The module is designed to assist you in grasping fundamental knowledge in Cybesecurity pertaining to people, processes, and technology. You will focus on the importance of cybersecurity existence within an organisation, and how the organisation responds to cybersecurity attacks. You will also understand how cybersecurity personnel resolves key issues in information security and risk management. You will also earn a microcredential from IBM via Coursera for Campus.

Entrepreneurship

This module provides a glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship. You will be given the opportunity to learn the aptitudes necessary to become an entrepreneur, and the skills and processes necessary to initiate an enterprise.

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