BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)


Organisations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations. Highly trained networking professionals are needed to ensure these infrastructures are resilient and operational. Threats towards networks are ever increasing and rapidly evolving. The security policies that are developed must be able to ensure accurate evaluation of internet traffic, to appropriately filter malicious users.

Graduates from this programme will be well-versed in the technical skills of computer hacking investigation and prevention, paving the way for a potentially lucrative career in the field of computer and networking security. There are global opportunities in sectors that have a rapid demand for networking and cyber-security experts such as the banking or financial industry, large private organisations, or the government.

You will also gain exposure to computer and networking security related practices in business and the industry through a 12-week industrial attachment. Graduates will revolutionise the field of Information Security with a solid foundation leading to internationally recognised professional credentials awarded by EC-Council (IT Security Certification Body from the USA):

   Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
   Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.

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Distinctive Sunway Experience

Students in this programme will experience the latest techniques in IT security and developing critical threat-hunting expertise, developed in collaboration with world's leading cybersecurity organizations like Cisco, Fortinet and EC-Council

Together with EC-Council, our students have the chance to obtain up to two professional certificates during their studies. Students may also choose to attend CCNA professional examination.

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January, April, September
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • IT security consultant
  • Digital forensic investigator
  • Network engineer
  • Network infrastructure specialist
  • Security engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Ethical hacker
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,000
    for Malaysian students
  • USD8,257
    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

Computer Mathematics
Computer Organisation
Database Fundamentals
English for Computer Technology Studies
Networking Principles
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
Operating System Fundamentals
Programming Principles
Web Fundamentals

Year 2

Communication Skills
Computer Networks
Distributed Systems
Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills
Free Electives (Choose 3)
Network & System Administration
Network Security
Probability & Statistics

Year 3

Advanced Computer Networks
Advanced Topics in Computer Security
Capstone Project 1 & 2
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
Data Communications
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures Fundamentals
Human Computer Interaction

Free Electives

  • Note: Electives offered are subject to change
Digital Economy
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Startup Foundry

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects


For Local Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)/ Critical Thinking
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Philosophy and Current Issues


For International Students

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service for Planetary Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
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Entry Requirements


Average C or GP 2.00 (minimum 2 Principals)


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


Canadian Matriculation


Monash University Foundation Year


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 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


An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Specific Requirements

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

Candidates with only a pass in Mathematics will need to enrol and pass a Mathematics Enhancement subject at the beginning of study.

The above requirements can be excluded if the Foundation / Matriculation programmes offered a Mathematics subject and the achievements are equivalent / higher than a requirement of a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or 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 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
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67
  • 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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