BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

Approval Code R/340/6/048; 01/2020
Accreditation Code A 11146
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Business Information Systems
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 3 Years (14 weeks per semester, 7 weeks per short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



The Business Information Systems degree programme comprises a blend of business practices and information technology, designed to promote innovative problem-solving abilities as well as foster cutting-edge business and IT skills in students.

This 3-year course encompasses a comprehensive curriculum that is injected with various business and computing courses that will undoubtedly equip students with a unique repertoire of knowledge and skills in managing and developing IT systems in the business context. Throughout their studies, students will be exposed to a cross-cultural learning environment supervised by a team of dedicated academic professionals and staff.

Teaching and learning methodologies are supported by well-equipped facilities and resources within the campus, such as the library, computer laboratories, R&D laboratories and the latest IT gadgets. Apart from that, students are able to collaborate with key industries through co-operative placements every year with the purpose of gaining industry experience in business and IT companies whilst increasing their employability skills.

Furthermore, partnerships with renowned corporations such as Apple, RICOH and Oracle, among others, ensure that courses remain relevant in the face of change. Students are also granted opportunities to be awarded with professional certifications by numerous international software corporations.



Assessments

Coursework percentage and written examination percentage.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
Foundation year
Pass (Minimum CGPA of 2.0) inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM
 
STPM
Minimum 2 principals (C grade), inclusive of
  1. Principal (C) in Mathematics at STPM/A-Level, or
  2. Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
A-levels
Minimum 2 principals (E grade), inclusive of
  1. Principal (E) in Mathematics at STPM/A-Level, or
  2. Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits (B6), including Mathematics
 
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA of 2.0, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM
 
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum score of 26 points in 6 subjects and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Canadian Pre-U
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
SAM
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics and minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/equivalent
 
Australian Year 12
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% score in Mathematics
 
Diploma (Computing-related)
Minimum CGPA of 2.5, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level
 
Diploma in Science & Technology or Business Administration
Minimum CGPA of 2.5, inclusive of a minimum Credit (C) in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level


Note (Source: Surat Pekeliling MQA Bil 1/2016 & MQA Bil 2/2016):

  1. The terms of credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level for the candidate with STPM, STAM, Diploma or Matriculation/Foundation qualification can be exempted if the candidate obtained Mathematics and its achievement is equivalent or higher than the required credit of Additional Mathematics at the SPM level.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOUNDATION YEAR
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits (C), including Mathematics
 
O-Level
Minimum 5 credits (C), including Mathematics
 
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Mathematics
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Mathematics
 

International Student English Language Requirement:

  • Minimum English language competency requirements are as follows: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (410-413) or TOEFL IBT (34) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance) or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3).
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

 

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'

In the world of computing, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

  • System Analysts
  • Database Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Web Developers
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Support Engineers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
Year 1
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Statistics and its Applications
  • Macroeconomics
  • Concept of Analysis & Design
  • Java Programming 1
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • University Life (MPU- U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Analysis & Design
  • Java Programming 2
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • Operating Systems
  • Research Methods in Computing
  • Database Systems
  • Networking
  • Multimedia Programming
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Software Project Management
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • International Business
  • Issues in Database Design
  • Technopreneurship
  • Independent Project 1 for BIS
  • Strategic Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Management & Information Systems
  • Independent Project 2 for BIS
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


International Degree Pathway (IDP) via BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems 1+2 / 2+1 Middlesex University United Kingdom £ 9250
BSc (Hons) Information Technology 1+2 / 2+1 Middlesex University United Kingdom £ 9250
Bachelor of Information Technology 2 + 1 University of Queensland Australia AUD 45,120

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