Introduction

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) programme area offers several programmes which are built on a solid foundation of general computing and information technology skills and emphasise practical applications. Teaching and learning are based on a balanced combination of knowledge acquisition, hands-on practice and work experience. Students will be equipped with technical skills, such as,: design and programming skills; knowledge of current and emerging technologies; and necessary soft skills in research, communication, teamwork and entrepreneurship to build a rewarding career in this dynamic, exciting and crucial field.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (by coursework) are reviewed to ensure we maintain: academic quality, a good student experience and equip our graduates to meet the challenges of a modern economy and afford the best opportunities in future. Our review process features feedback from students, industry representatives and accrediting bodies. Recent changes which specifically addresses feedback include: the introduction of Data Analytics, updates to Ethics and Innovation in Information Technology, and the introduction of Data Management and Business Intelligence.

Courses

Undergraduate Programmes:

Graduate Programmes:

General Aims

Our principle aim is to meet the demands of both the local and global economy for highly capable, multi-skilled graduates. The programmes address skills shortages by providing students with knowledge and skills attractive to employers. We intend that our graduates should be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing IT industry. Mature candidates are eligible for admission and we encourage those with interest, from both the public and private sectors, to apply. Each programme consist of: general IT and computing modules; specialised modules relevant to the programme;  modules covering project and process management techniques important to the field and significant project work. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the theories and principles taught on the programme.

As part of undergraduate degree programmes, students will spend 6 to 12 months on an industrial placement to gain real-world work experience in IT and Computing. Students who go overseas will be placeed with good Universities (mostly in Asia) such as University of Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Unversiti Tun Hussin Onn Malaysia, King’s Mongkut University, Thonburi Thailand, KAIST South Korea, and Chinese University of HongKong, Hong Kong.

Programme Aims

Upon completion of this programme, graduates are expected to have:

  • An understanding of the application of information technology from a business perspective
  • Plan, design and supervise IT projects independently
  • Undertake analysis and design tasks of IT/IS using relevant methodology and standards
  • Understand current and emerging Internet computing technologies
  • Develop expertise and interest in topic areas of Internet computing technologies of direct and complementary relevance to their work
  • Ability to anlayse, design, implement and evaluate the IS projects
  • Provide skills in the field of computing, programming, information system as well as in fulfilling the organizational needs of computing and IT resources

Careers and Further Studies

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, becoming programmers, system analysts, information specialists, project supervisors and managers, information technology managers, software engineers, internet programmers, web designers, web developers, web content managers, data scientists, data analysts, database administrators, and technical officers in data. The programmes are designed to provide a platform for graduates to pursue career development in such areas and study at postgraduate level.

Entry Requirements for Full Time BSc

General Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to undergraduate degree programmes must satisfy the following general entry requirements:

  • A Credit Six or better in Malay language at GCE Ordinary Level (applicable only for Bruneians applying for a Government Scholarship).
  • A Credit Six or better in Mathematics at GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
  • A Credit Six or better in English Language at GCE Ordinary Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score 550 or its equivalent.

Programme Entry Requirements

Qualifications offered to meet entry requirements should be recognized by UTB and in a relevant discipline. Our entry requirements can be satisfied in ONE OF 5 WAYS listed below:

  • GCE A level
    1. A minimum of 200 ‘A’ Level points for 3 ‘A’ level passes including:
      1. one subject from Group A and two subjects from Group B or
      2. two subjects from Group A and one subject from Group B or
      3. three subjects from Group A.
    2.  A minimum of 180 ‘A’ Level points for 2 ‘A’ level passes including:
      1. at least one subject from Group A and one subject from Group B or
      2. two subjects from Group A.
        Programme
        • BSc (Hon) Internet Computing
        • BSc (Hon) Computing
        • BSc (Hon) Computing with Data Analytics
        Group AMathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Studies/Science and Thinking Skills

        Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Studies/Science

        Group B

        Applied ICT/IT, Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, English Literature, Media Studies, and Travel & Tourism.

        Applied ICT/IT, Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, English Literature, Media Studies, Thinking Skills and Travel & Tourism.

    3. International Baccalaureate score of 24 points with a minimum of 5 points in Mathematics at higher level and minimum of 4 points in two sciences at higher level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science or Design Technology).
    4. BTEC/ BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Computing fields or equivalent within 2 years of the proposed admission date.
    5. BTEC/ BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Computing fields or equivalent with more than 2 years before the proposed admission date and relevant work or other experience.
    6. Relevant work experience and/or qualifications deemed to be equivalent to one of the above to be decided on a case-by-case basis by the School.

Entry Requirements for Part Time BSc

General Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to Undergraduate programme (Part-time) must have at least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent.
The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were taught in English, however, where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in English.

Programme Entry Requirements

In general, qualifications offered to meet entry requirements should be recognized by UTB and in a relevant discipline. Our entry requirements can be satisfied in ONE OF 3 WAYS listed below:

BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent in Computing with at least 3 years of relevant work experience. Non-Computing fields may be accepted subject to satisfactory admission interview. The HND qualification must be obtained within the last 5 years.
BDTVEC/BTEC ND Computing or equivalent with at least 7 years working experience related to Computing. Other NDs may be accepted on a case by case basis provided their working experience is related to the programme and also subject to satisfactory admission interview.
At least 1 (one) ‘A’ level pass in relevant English medium subjects with at least 7 years working experience which is related to Computing field, and subject to satisfactory admission interview.

Entry Requirements for Graduate Programmes

General Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to Master degree programme must satisfy BOTH the following requirements:

At least second-class bachelor’s degree with honours, or an equivalent recognised by the UTB Senate.
At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent.
The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

Programme Entry Requirements

Qualifications offered to meet entry requirements should be recognized by UTB and in a relevant discipline.

Applicants to the MSc programme must have a second class bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking account of any relevant work or other experience.
Applicants to the PhD programme must have an upper second bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent or a Master Degree.

Applications from mature candidates are encouraged. Admission criteria for mature candidates are in place and such applications shall be considered on a case to case basis by the school.

Duration of Study

ProgrammeFull TimePart Time
Masters by Coursework1 year (12 months) of supervised study with the submission of thesis at the end of programme. 
Masters by research2 years of supervised study inclusive of one year writing-up period. The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period 4 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period.4 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period. The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period
PhD3 years of supervised study inclusive of one year writing-up period. The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period6 years of supervised study, inclusive of one year writing-up period. The submission of thesis is before the end of the writing-up period

 

Research Areas for Masters by Research and PhD

Research areas include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Programming
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Algorithm
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Mining and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multimedia
  • Network and Security
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Learning
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