Diploma in Computer Science

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In addition to its existing diplomas, DISTED also delivers the BTEC – Business & Technology Education Council Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND). It is the only institution of higher learning in north Malaysia fully endorsed by Edexcel to exclusively offer the BTEC HND qualification in Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Multimedia, Business Studies, Accounting and Hospitality Business Management.

The BTEC HND Advantages

  • Awarded by Edexcel, UK’s largest awarding body regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations (Ofqual).
  • Work-related qualification built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • Places emphasis on assignments, projects, practical learning and understanding of courses.
  • Recognised by 95% of higher education institutions in the UK, and over 200 leading universities worldwide – including several of The Times top-100 ranked universities in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The diploma programme provides a strong foundation in the theory and practice of computer science. The programme covers various ICT areas with emphasis on software development and production of quality computer programmes.

This programme also provides an industry-relevant qualification that paves the way for diverse job opportunities, which are brought about by the widespread and intensified applications of ICT, in computing, multimedia, manufacturing, data administration, systems and network administration, software engineering and other IT-based industries.

Upon completion, graduates can progress to the second year of their degree studies in IT at selected local or overseas universities via Credit transfer.

The typical course units, totalling 90 to 91 credits, are as follows:

Year 1

Programming Core

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming Methodologies and Data Structure
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Programming Paradigms

Information Technology Core

  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Information Technology & Information Systems
  • Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Computer Organisation
  • Discrete Structure
  • Introduction to Data Communication and Networking

Mathematics Core 

  • Algebra and Introductory Calculus
  • Trigonometry and Intermediate Calculus*
  • Advanced Calculus*

Business and Soft Skills

  • Academic English

General Studies

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Komunikasi 1
  • B. Kebangsaan A / Customer Service Excellence

Year 2

Programming Core

  • Introduction to Logic and Abstraction
  • Object Oriented Development
  • Web Technology
  • Database Organisation and Design
  • Integrated Software Development Workshop
  • Project

Information Technology Core

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • E-Commerce Strategy
  • Digital Algebra*

Mathematics Core 

  • Probability and Statistic
  • Linear Algebra*

Business and Soft Skills

  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Intermediate English

General Studies

  • Khidmat Masyarakat and Ko-Kurikulum
  • Etika Perbandingan

Industrial Training

General Studies
Students are required to complete the compulsory General Studies prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Assessment System
Combination of assignments, projects, class tests, labs, presentations, quizzes and examinations.

For core computing subjects, students are required to attain a Pass in their coursework and final examination in order to graduate.

Duration of Study
Intakes are available as follows:
January, March or August intakes – 5 long and 2 short semesters over 2 years and 4 months.
May or September intakes – 5 long and 3 short semesters over 2 years and 6 months.

SPM: 3 Credits including Mathematics
IGCSE O-Level: 3 credits including Mathematics
UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B) including Mathematics
Certificate or Foundation related to computer science or IT and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

At DISTED, you experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Graduates of our diploma programmes are awarded with a dual certification from BTEC and DISTED.
  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • Individual hands-on laboratory sessions to enhance your computing, science and engineering knowledge.
  • Strong and continually updated curriculum to meet the challenging ICT and engineering industry demands.
  • Industrial training to enhance job competence for future employment after graduation.
  • Close monitoring of your academic progress.
  • Ideal learning environment at our purpose-built Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students.*

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