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Information Technology
(Formerly known as Monash University Sunway Campus Malaysia)
School of
Information technology is revolutionising the way we communicate, the way
we conduct business, and the way we relax. Our courses are of the highest
standards and our graduates are seen as premium IT professionals.
At a glance
Opportunity to participate in events
like gaming, hacking, and robotics
challenges, where you are able to learn
by applying knowledge in exciting and
innovative ways
Exciting research programs for
undergraduate and postgraduate study
including PhD studies in intelligent
systems, multimedia processing, GRID
computing, e-Research, e-Education
and e-Governance
Ranking and recognition
Monash University Malaysia has been given
Self Accreditation Status by the Ministry
of Education (MoE) through the Malaysian
Qualications Agency (MQA).
Programs offered at the School of
Information Technology are accredited by
Monash University and recognised by the
following organisations:
The Schools Industry Advisory Panel
are regularly consulted in designing
and reviewing course programs.
Upon graduation, you will have
career opportunities in application
development, articial intelligence,
bioinformatics, cryptology, enterprise
systems, multimedia, software
engineering, systems analysis and
technology consultancy.
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards
Agency (TEQSA), Australia
Malaysian Qualications Agency (MQA)
Public Services Department of Malaysia
The Australian Computer Society
Monash University is ranked 45th in
the world for Computer Science and
Information Systems, according to QS
World Subject Ranking 2013.
Monash is ranked in the
top 100 of world universities*
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2012 2013)
Bachelor of
Computer Science
Duration: 3 years
Intakes: February, July and
The course is designed for
students who wish to study
computing in depth. It focuses
on software development,
computer architecture, and
the underlying theory of
computation. These areas are
combined with the study of
computational approaches in
science and engineering and
with information processing
applications in commerce
and industry.
Course structure
The course consists of 14
compulsory (core) units
in computer science and
mathematics, two restricted
electives chosen from an
approved list of computer
science topics and eight free
elective units. Free electives
should normally be taken as a
sequence in a specic eld of
study. A capstone project taken
during the third year concludes
the studies.
Areas of study
Level one (core units)
Computer systems
and networks
Data management
Computer programming
Computer science
Mathematics for
computer science
Level two (core units)
Systems development
Project management
IT professional practice
Algorithms and data
Theory of computation
Level three (core units)
Advanced programming
Computer science project
Electives in the course allow
students to follow their strengths
and focus on knowledge and
skills that are in high demand:
image processing, articial
intelligence, data mining,
software engineering and
security, for example.
Career opportunities
Graduates can work in elds
such as:
Articial intelligence
Computer games
Software engineering
Professional attachments
In their nal year of study
students are given the
opportunity to undertake a 26-
week industrial group project.
In teams, students design,
develop and deliver a solution
for a client company, they will
manage the project through
all its development stages,
communicate effectively with
all project stakeholders and
develop project documentation
to a professional standard.
Students also undertake
vacation employment during
holiday period, especially in
the three-month long vacation
period between semester two
and the beginning of semester
one the following year. The
School of IT receives a number
of approaches throughout the
year from employers interested
in recruiting our students for
internships. These opportunities
are publicised to all students
of the School and students are
required to apply directly to the
relevant employer. The School of
IT provides assistance in resume
and cover letter writing and
interview techniques. Vacation
employment/internships which
are not part of the IBL program
are not credited towards your
degree but they can improve
your chances of securing
employment upon graduation.
General Studies/Mata
Pelajaran Pengajian Umum
(Compulsory subjects)
The Malaysian Ministry of
Education has ofcially
announced the offering of
General Studies (GS)/Mata
Pelajaran Pengajian Umum
(MPU) to replace the Malaysian
National Subjects (Compulsory
subjects) for all private higher
education institutions effective
1 September 2013. All new
students must undertake GS,
and for Malaysian citizens, they
must pass GS as a prerequisite
for the award of a certicate,
diploma, advanced diploma or
1st degree. (Circular No 2, Year
2013, Ref: JPT/GS1000-606
Jld.1 (25) and JPT/GS1000-606
Jld. 1 (30))
The objective of General
Studies (GS) is to provide a
holistic education across the
disciplines for all tertiary students
(Malaysian and International)
and opportunities for students
to engage in diverse life-long
learning skills and acquiring of
knowledge. The GS comprises
four broad categories, namely:
U1: The appreciation of
philosophy, values and
U2: Mastery of soft skills;
U3: Broadening of knowledge
in Malaysia; and
U4: Practical management
of community projects.
Jason Khong
Founder, Apptivity Lab
Bachelor of Computer Science, 2008
The guidance I received from lecturers
has inspired me to push myself further
in my business ventures. Through the
Monash alumni network, we were able to
share our working experiences and I had
the opportunity to collaborate with other
graduates from Monash.
Master of Business
Information Systems
Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
4 years (Part-time)
Master of Business
Information Systems
Duration: 1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)
The MBIS prepares students
with a previous qualication
in any discipline for careers
in information systems design,
planning and management,
as well as knowledge and
information management.
The MBIS (Professional)
offers an accelerated time to
completion (three semesters
full time as opposed to the
four required for the standard
MBIS degree) for students
with a previous qualication
in information systems.
Both courses offer the opportunity
for either industry experience or
research project as part of the
The course offers students the
opportunity to develop expertise
in the following areas:
Business intelligence
Enterprise systems
Information systems design
IT strategy and management
Knowledge management
Project management
Course structure
The MBIS requires the successful
completion of four foundation
units (24 points) followed by four
core units (24 points). This is
followed by four elective units
(24 points) and either:
Industry experience project (24
points) or
Research project (24 points)
The MBIS (Professional) waives
the requirement to complete the
four foundation units.
Foundation Units (not required for
MBIS (Professional))
FIT5123 Introduction to
business information systems
FIT5130 Systems analysis and
FIT5131 Introduction to
FIT5132 Introduction to
Core Units (MBIS & MBIS
FIT5101 Enterprise systems
FIT5195 Business intelligence
and data warehousing
FIT5133 Enterprise
architecture and management
FIT5057 Project management
Elective units
Four elective units (24 points)
chosen from Level 5 units offered
by the Faculty of Information
Technology or postgraduate
units from any other faculty of the
University as approved by the
Course Director.
Industry experience project
Industry experience involves
project work for real clients,
professional practice training and
a small research project.
Research project
The research project involves
research training and work on a
minor thesis under the supervision
of an academic staff member.
High achieving students who
complete the research project
may progress to further research
Career opportunities
Both courses offer students the
opportunity to develop expertise
in the following areas:
Business intelligence
Enterprise systems
Information systems design
IT strategy and management
Knowledge management
Project management
Master of Philosophy
Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
4 years (Part-time)
Intakes: Throughout the
year. Subject to availability
of supervision.
This degree is intended to
provide you with training in the
methodology of research, and
to allow you to gain an in-depth
insight into an important topic
of current interest in information
You can select a research
project in the principal areas of
research offered by the School
of Information Technology and
write a major thesis on your
chosen topic.
Course structure
The Master of Philosophy is a
100 per cent research program.
A research candidate is required
to undertake a program of
supervised research within the
School resulting in the completion
of a major thesis.
Areas of research
Areas of research include, but are
not limited to:
Articial intelligence
Autonomous mobile robotics
Computational techniques
Computer graphics
Content-based multimedia
Data mining
Embedded systems
Image analysis
Information retrieval
Stochastic modelling
Supply chain management
Systems and logistics
Career opportunities
Graduates will have developed
an insight into the transferable
nature of research skills to
work environments and have
a commitment to continued
professional development with
career opportunities in:
Articial intelligence
Software engineering
Systems analysis
Technology consultancy
Career outcomes
Graduates will have developed
an insight into the transferable
nature of research skills to work
in any environment, and have
a commitment to continued
professional development
which will enhance their career
opportunities in any area.
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration: 4 years (Full-time)
8 years (Part-time)
Intakes: Throughout the
year. Subject to availability
of supervision.
The PhD program offered in the
School of Information Technology
enables you to complete
extensive, independent research
under the supervision of an expert
You have the opportunity
to write and submit a thesis
that represents a signicant
contribution to the body of
knowledge or understanding
of your eld of research.
Areas of research
Include but are not limited to:
Articial intelligence
Autonomous mobile robotics
Computational techniques
Computer graphics
Content-based multimedia
information retrieval
Data mining
Embedded systems
Image analysis
Supply chain management
Systems and logistics
Course structure
This is a 100 per cent research
program, with a thesis
requirement. The Doctor of
Philosophy (PhD) signies
that the holder has completed
a course of postgraduate
training in research under
proper academic supervision
and has submitted a thesis
that the examiners have
declared to be signicant
contribution to knowledge and
demonstrates the candidates
capacity to carry
out independent research.
Career opportunities
Articial intelligence
Software engineering
Systems analysis
Technology consultancy
Career outcomes
The Doctor of Philosophy
program will suit students who
wish to pursue an academic
career in IT or join one of the
research institutes in pursuing
advancement in the eld.
Higher Degree
by Research
If you are interested in a
research degree, do
contact the research
ofce for further details.
School Research Ofce,
Siriyaten Binti Md Ali,
School Research Executive
Telephone: +60 3 5514 6080
English language requirements
All applicants must meet the Universitys
minimum English language requirements.
When an applicant has achieved more than
one of the English language requirements
over a period of time, only the most recent
demonstration of English prociency
will be considered. You can meet these
requirements in one of the following ways:
You have achieved a satisfactory level of
performance in an English subject at Year
12 or an equivalent level.
You have studied at an institution where
English is the language of instruction
and assessment for the entire institution
and have satisfactorily completed the
equivalent of one full-time year of either:
A university undergraduate award
program, or
A TAFE or VET diploma program, or
A program that has been assessed
as being taught at an equivalent level
to Monash University undergraduate
Documentary evidence in the form of a letter
or transcript is required from the institution at
which the study was undertaken.
You have completed British GCE O Level
and obtained a grade C or better in
You have completed British GCE A Level
and obtained a grade C or better in
General Paper (A/S Level).
You have completed the University of
Cambridge GCE O Level 1119 English
language with a grade C or better (a
validity period of three years from the
date of exam taken applies), and have
subsequently completed A Level.
You have undertaken an English language
prociency test within 24 months prior to
your study commencement date and have
achieved the following results:
All of your secondary schooling was
in English and you have successfully
completed at least two university-level
subjects in an institution where English
is the language of instruction and
assessment. The university subjects
must be English-rich and judged
by an appropriate test and prociency
in the English language by the
managing Monash faculty of the
course applied for.
IELTS (International English Language
Testing System academic) minimum
test score of 6.5 overall with at least
6.0 in each individual band.
TOEFL (American Test of English as
a Foreign Language) minimum test
score of 550 with a Test of Written
English (TWE)score of at least 4.5 or a
minimum overall test score of 79 in the
internet-based TOEFL with a minimum
scores as follows: 21 in writing, 18
in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in
You have successfully completed
the Monash English Bridging (MEB),
or equivalent programs, at the
appropriate level.
Some courses have higher English
language requirements. For more
information refer to the School-specic
undergraduate entry requirements
For more information on English language
requirements, visit:
english-requirements.html or (For undergraduate students)
(For postgraduate students)
Monash English Bridging
The Malaysia campus also offers
the Monash English Bridging (MEB)
to those who need assistance in
English. The Course focuses on
academic skills preparation for
the reading, writing, speaking and
listening, note-taking and research
that students will be undertaking
within their Monash courses.
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Industrial Linkage Program
The School of Information Technology aims to offer to our Malaysia
campus students a well-rounded education experience in Information
Technology. This program provides an opportunity for our highly
motivated students to broaden their perspectives on the IT industry,
enhance their marketability, and build the necessary mind-set to
transition from student to professional.
The program provides our students with opportunities to enrich their
academic learning, and:
1. Learn about emerging industry trends in Information Technology
2. Gain a better understanding of what industry expects from IT
3. Discover the variety and scope of careers in IT
4. Build industry contacts via networking opportunities
5. Enhance your marketability
We have assembled a set of core and optional activities to help
our students achieve these goals.
1. Industry Talks by invited industry guests
2. Career Talks and Panel Discussions with invited industry guests
1. Events and Seminars jointly organised by the School of IT
and industry partners or professional bodies
2. Industry Competitions organised by industry partners
3. Vacation Placements
4. Professional Certications
Advanced laboratories
Our teaching labs are smartly furnished with the latest cutting
edge technology to support our range of world leading units, with
dedicated labs for Multimedia, Intelligent Systems and Networking
which includes a fully operational hands-on data centre based around
CISCO technologies.
We teach you effective problem solving
Our academics are a team of highly qualied researchers with
extensive teaching experience, all holding PhDs in cutting edge
research. We believe that Computer Science teaches you how to
think methodically and our academics are highly motivated to train
our students to be effective problem solvers, a valuable skill that
goes well beyond the boundaries of computer science and
programming languages. In todays world Computer Science has no
domain, rather it spans all domains, with applications stretching from
driving nancial markets to the latest wonders of the bio-medical eld.
So whatever your domain of interest our academics will hone your
creativity to become methodical effective problems solvers to take on
the technical challenges in your particular domain of interest, powering
our futures forward.
Final Year projects
Final year projects give you the opportunity to apply the skills you have
acquired to a domain that interests you. All of our computer science
projects are led by our team of research academics.
Our academics mentor the projects to give our students a taster
of life as a postgraduate student, developing skills necessary to
independent research and further developing problem solving abilities.
Some examples of our nal year projects:
Project title: Manta Ray Detection and Conservation
Final year Bachelor of Computer Science students, Poh Guan and
Wei Juin are aiding efforts in manta ray detection and conservation.
In teaming up with an NGO in Mozambique called the Marine Mega
Fauna, they have created a software which supports the process
of identication of manta rays, and in doing so, protecting and
conserving the species.
An Interactive Robot Platform applying Adaptive Reactive Learning
This nal year project developed a Human Robot Interaction model
with the ability to safely navigate around indoor areas, track people
and interact with them using speech. The robot was assigned a waiter
task to carry out requested actions in a natural manner. The project
leads into various research projects that explore general behaviour
based HRI models that aim to model people personalities to help
facilitate natural human-robot-interactions.
Haikal Pribadi
Monash University Deans
Achievement Award
2011 recipient
Bachelor of Computer Science, 2012
The study experience in Monash
University is incredible. The diversity
of people from different culture and
background that you get to meet
allows you to learn, adapt and
build relationships with people from
different walks of life. The lecturers are
supportive in generating ideas and I
honestly felt that it has helped me grow
a lot in my intellectual development.
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