Fostering Future Tech Leaders

Tech Titans in the Making: Sunway University's Computing Revolution

Today's world is marked by rapid technological advancements reshaping industries and driving innovation at an unprecedented pace. Currently, the demand for skilled professionals in the computing and technology domain continues to intensify. As such, students seeking a high-quality education in computing face many choices. Sunway University is a shining example of academic excellence, international validation, industry integration, and innovation.

A World-Class Education with International Validation

Sunway University, a leading not-for-profit private institution, is a pillar of academic excellence. The School of Engineering and Technology proudly offers 12 academic programmes and two dynamic academic departments, fully recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). These include Computer Science, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Networking and Security programmes.

All these programmes are part of Sunway University’s collaboration with Lancaster University, a renowned institution ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK. Over the past three years, more Malaysians have chosen the Sunway – Lancaster partnership for their UK degree than any other university, solidifying Sunway University as the nation's preferred choice for an international education. This partnership adds international validation to the computing programmes, instilling graduates with pride and confidence as they venture into the global arena.

Industry Integration for Future-Ready Graduates

In today's digital transformation era, practical skills and industry-relevant knowledge have become paramount for success. Sunway University's computing programmes are meticulously designed in collaboration with leading industry partners. This unique approach ensures students are equipped with the skills employers demand, making them highly employable upon graduation.

The opportunity to earn professional certifications from prestigious organisations such as SAS Institute Malaysia, Enterprise Big Data Framework Alliance (EBDFA), and EC-Council further enhances students' competitiveness. These certifications testify to the school's commitment to producing capable and talented individuals in Computing, Data Science, and Cybersecurity.

As a result of these efforts, Sunway University has consistently ranked as the No. 1 university in Malaysia for graduate employability. Sunway's computing programme graduates are well-prepared for the job market and sought-after assets in various industries.

Empowering Innovation through State-of-the-Art Facilities

Nurturing innovation is a cornerstone of a great institution, and Sunway University's School of Engineering and Technology takes immense pride in its state-of-the-art facilities. These include the House of Multimodal Evolution (H.O.M.E) Lab and the CyberSecurity Intelligence Lab (CSI). Computing students can immerse themselves in the latest technologies within these cutting-edge environments, gaining hands-on experience and applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Moreover, the university boasts five specialist research centres, providing aspiring researchers with a platform to explore ground-breaking ideas. These centres cover various disciplines, from human-machine collaboration to carbon dioxide capture and utilisation, ensuring students have ample opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research.

The school's academics in the Department of Computing and Information Systems contribute to research in Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, and more. This research, aligned with the latest technological advancements, keeps students at the forefront of the computing world’s developments.

Unleashing Career Potential

Sunway University's computing programmes offer diverse career paths to cater to every student’s potential. Whether students aspire to be Big Data system architects, software engineers, cybersecurity specialists, or chief technology officers, these comprehensive programmes provide a solid foundation for success.

Through close consultation with industry experts and the university's Industry Advisory Board, the curriculum is continuously updated to align with market demands. This ensures that graduates remain relevant and sought-after in their respective fields.

A Journey of Growth and Transformation

Sunway University's computing programmes offer students an education beyond textbooks and classrooms. The institution's unwavering commitment to academic excellence, international validation, industry integration, state-of-the-art facilities, and continuous curriculum development sets it apart as a pioneer in computing education.

As students embark on this transformative journey, they become part of a vibrant community that nurtures their passion for technology. From foundation studies to post-graduate studies, Sunway University prepares them for global challenges and positions them as catalysts for technological progress.

The Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, Professor Ir Denny Ng Kok Sum, encapsulates the institution's mission: "Our mission is to provide industry-focused, research-led programmes of proven international quality in subject disciplines central to regional economic prosperity. Our staff aim to provide a high-quality environment where students can achieve their full potential through exposure to the latest teaching and learning practices and research-informed programmes at the cutting edge of discipline knowledge."

With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Sunway University provides the ideal platform for students to lead the charge towards a successful career in the dynamic world of computing. It's not just an education; it's a transformational experience that prepares students to shape the future of technology.


Professor Ir Denny Ng Kok Sum
School of Engineering and Technology
Email: @email

This article has been adapted from the original story found in The Star, 10 August 2023.