Computer Information Systems (CIS)


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, Legal and Professional Issues, Entrepreneurship, and the introduction of Data Management and Business Intelligence.

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 and data analytics 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, data analytics 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.

During the final year of the undergraduate degree programme, students will spend a semester at the industry to complete their Capstone Project. By this way they will gain real-world work experience with respect to Computing, IT and Data Analytics. Students who go overseas will be placed with good Universities (mostly in Asia) such as Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbury, 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 technologies relevant to computing/data analytics
  • Develop expertise and interest in topic areas of computing/data analytics 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, data analytics, 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.