Nilai University Meeting Demands of ICT Industry

New computing programmes designed to meet latest innovations

“There has been a giant leap in information technology the last decade or so,” says Harlina Harun, Head of Nilai University’s Department of Computing.

“We have moved from people using PCs and laptops to where everyone has a smart mobile device. It therefore should come as no surprise that there is a great demand for graduates who possess the requisite skills and knowledge.”

Harlina is also keen to dismiss the notion that computing graduates are finding it difficult to get jobs.

“This is an ever-evolving industry and there are new players making waves in new markets. The demand for skilled and qualified graduates is definitely there.”

A study done by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) showed that there is still a shortage of ICT graduates.

The Eleventh Malaysian Plan 2016-2020 focuses on several ICT capabilities and niches namely digital content, software development and testing, Internet of Things, data centres and cloud services, cyber security and big data analytics. The MSC and Non-MSC companies expect their employees to have these skill sets in the future.

To meet the demands of the constantly-evolving IT industry, Nilai U has introduced five new programmes:

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Internet Engineering and Cloud Computing

This degree focuses on the relevant knowledge and skills to plan, design, implement, manage and securely maintain computer networking of cloud and internet systems. It contains significantly more internet-related courses with emphasis on understanding internet and cloud computing principles, big data technologies and use of Hadoop and MapReduce.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

This degree focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to develop and maintain high quality and secure software that is built to customers’ specifications and delivered on time and within budget. It has more software related courses with emphasis on software process. Students learn a variety of programming languages and how to design, analyse and maintain software.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Graphics and Interactive Media

This degree allows students to explore various facets of graphic design including advertising, publication, packaging, motion graphics and more. It is also designed to provide students with a strong foundation in computing and multimedia which enables graduates to create exciting, interactive multimedia systems, such as sophisticated websites, animation, games and ecommerce software.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Computer and Communication Systems

This degree provides a thorough grounding in the concept and underlying principles of communication systems. It is intended for those who wish to focus on a career in telecommunications. In addition, it equips students with a good command of the communication aspects such as performance, security and the quality of service

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Information Systems

This degree equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse information requirements and business processes of specific organisations. It focuses on how to view technology as an instrument for generating, processing and distributing information. Students will become proficient in managing hardware and software used in computer systems.

All of Nilai U programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education. The institution is rated ‘Setara 5’ by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
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