Japan Transfer Programme

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DISTED JTP is the first of such transfer programme between a Malaysian private institution of higher learning and participating Japanese institutions of higher learning, and is opened to all Malaysian and international students who wish to pursue their studies in the field of Computing / Engineering and earn an undergraduate or eventually postgraduate qualifications in Japan.

Students under the DISTED JTP will complete their Diploma in Computer Science / Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Penang. They will then articulate in to participating Japanese institutions of higher learning to complete their Bachelor of Computer Science / Engineering degree for an additional 2 years.

DISTED has also established a DISTED JTP Scholarship and Bursary Award fund to further encourage prospective and qualified students to pursue this prestigious programme at DISTED College.

• SPM: 3 Credits including Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
• IGCSE O-Level: 3 Credits including Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
• UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B) including Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
• Certificate or Foundation related to Computer Science, IT or Engineering and accredited by the
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
– Credit for SPM Additional Mathematics is required for subsequent Engineering degree.
• Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

• At least 3 years with 3 semesters in a year.

• Intakes are available in January, March, May, August and September.

The typical course units, totalling 99 to 100 Credits, are as follows:

Programming Core

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming Methodologies and Data Structure
  • Rapid Application Development
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Introduction to Logic and Abstraction
  • Object Oriented Development
  • Web Technologies
  • Database Organisation and Design
  • Integrated Software Development Workshop
  • Project

Mathematics Core

  • Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics

Information Technology Core 

  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Information Technology & Information Systems
  • Computer Organisation
  • Digital Logic
  • Discrete Structure
  • Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • E-Commerce Strategy

Business and Soft Skills 

  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Academic English

General Studies

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Komunikasi 1
  • B. Kebangsaan A / Customer Service Excellence
  • Khidmat Masyarakat and Ko-Kurikulum
  • Etika Perbandingan

Industrial Training



Class Time: 6-9 Hours per Week
Exam: Twice a Year

  • Algorithm and Data Structure
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Formal Language Theory
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Information Networks
  • Practical Work Guide
  • Fundamental Electronic Knowledge
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Analogue & Digital Communications
  • Digital Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Technical Japanese

Class Time: 10 Hours per Week
Exam: Twice in 6 Months

Entrance Exam Fee : 30,000 Yen
Typical Public University Tuition Fee: 535,000 Yen per Year
Entrance Fee: 230, 000 Yen
Living Cost: 50,000 Yen per Month

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.*

*Terms and conditions apply

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).

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