Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) (Data Analytics)

Overview

The programme focuses on the development of analytical skills in the study of technologies applied to big data. Harnessing and analysing massive data creates significant value for organisations and it has become the basis for decision-making to achieve greater efficiency while spearheading constant innovation. During their studies, students will solve practical and real-world problems of companies utilising data sets in the presence of analytics experts.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. Graduates are awarded three certificates: one from Sunway University, one from Lancaster University, and a Joint Certificate from SAS Academy, namely the SAS Joint Certificate in Big Data with Advanced Techniques in Data Science.

Students will also be taught on Cloudera products and Cloudera curicula are embedded into the syllabus of the programme. On top of that, The Alibaba syllabus, which focuses on the digital economy and e-commerce, has been incorporated into this programme. With the Alibaba collaboration, there are more opportunities and platforms that could aspire young entrepreneurs and start-ups to develop their business ideas.

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Intakes
January, April, September
Duration
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Big data system architect
  • Business intelligence manager/specialist/architecture/consultant
  • Chief data scientist
  • Chief knowledge analyst
  • Chief social media scientist
  • Credit scorecard specialist
  • Customer segmentation specialists
  • Forensic experts
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM37,100
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,496
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

English for Computer Technology Studies
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Fundamentals
Statistics for Data Analytics
Database Fundamentals
Information Systems Concepts
Electronic Commerce
Networking Principles
Linear Algebra and Applications
Programming Principles

Year 2

Communications Skills
Information Systems Analysis and Design
IS Management and Strategy
Social and Web Analytics
Enterprise Architecture
Free Electives I, II & III
Discipline Elective I

Free Electives I, II & III (Choose any 3 in Year 2)

Note: These are just some of the electives

Startup Foundry
Digital Economy
Accounting for Decision Making
Principles of Entrepreneurship

Discipline Elective I (Choose any 1 in Year 2)

Analytics Engineering
Data Structure & Algorithms

Year 3

Capstone Project 1 & 2
Project Management
Business Intelligence Systems
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
IS Management and Strategy
Specialisation Elective II & III
Internship

Discipline Elective II (Choose any 1 in Year 3)

Advanced Business Analytics
Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Discipline Elective III (Choose any 1 in Year 3)

Artificial Intelligence
Data Structure & Algorithms

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects

University Compulsary Subjects
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Community Service for Planetary Health

For Local Student

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International Student

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
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Entry Requirements

STPM

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)

A-Level

Minimum 12 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation

ATAR 60

Canadian Matriculation

60%

Monash University Foundation Year

60%

Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.3

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.3

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Advanced Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma

CGPA 2.50 or equivalent 
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Other Qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications. An applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Specific Requirements

  • Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level or its equivalent

Additional Requirements for Certain International Students

International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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