Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons.) in Computer System Security (BCSS)

With embedded curriculum of professional bodies such EC-Council and COMPTIA to equip students with knowledge of computer security and offers professional certification such as CEH, CHFI, CompTIA, Security +

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3.5 years


Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Information Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   View map


Designed to prepare students for careers in the field of Information Technology and Computer Security. To produce professionals with leadership skills who are knowledgeable and competent in IT and Computer Security.


This programme is designed to produce:

  • Students who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative in computer security industry;
  • Students with effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in computer security industry;
  • Students who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement in IT industry;
  • Students who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility; and
  • Students who are capable of embarking on security and technopreneurial activities.
JPT/BPP (R3/481/6/0125) 11/28, MQA A7388
  • Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • OR
  • Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any two (2) subjects and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • OR
  • Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent;
  • OR
  • Any other Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent.
  • Candidates with CGPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.

Note: The Mathematics grade requirement for each SPM candidate of (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) can be exempted if the said qualification includes Mathematics and the candidate has achieved a grade equivalent or more than the required credit in SPM. Candidate with a credit in computing related subject at SPM or STPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.
NO Programme Educational Outcomes (PEO)
PEO1 UniKL graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative which will contribute towards the requirement of computer security industries.
PEO2 UniKL graduates who are effective leaders with teamwork skills as well as verbal and non-verbal interpersonal skills to support their roles in computer security industries.
PEO3 UniKL graduates who are committed towards the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement in computer security industries.
PEO4 UniKL graduates who are professional, ethical, and socially responsible.
PEO5 UniKL graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
NO Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
PLO1  Apply  skills  and  principles  of  lifelong  learning  in  academic  and  career development.
PLO2 Communicate effectively with peers, clients, superiors and society at large.
PLO3 Demonstrate teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and social skills.
PLO4 Utilize relevant techniques and demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in problem solving.
PLO5 Demonstrate professionalism and social and ethical consideration in accordance with ethical and legal principles.
PLO6  Apply broad business and real world perspectives daily and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills.
PLO7 Demonstrate knowledge of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to Computer System Security.
PLO8 Apply theoretical principles of Computer System Security in relevant areas.
PLO9 Design, implement and manage Computer System Security solutions and resources, and recognize the impact of technology on individuals, organization and society.
Semester 1
  • Discrete Mathematics for IT
  • Principles of Computer Programming
  • Fundamental English
  • Professional English 1
  • Co-Curriculum*
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) (L)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (I)
  • Hubungan Etnik (L)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (I)
Semester 2
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Organization
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Database Management Systems
  • IT Security
  • Professional English 2
Semester 3
  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Operating System Administration
  • Data Hiding and Encryption
  • Software Vulnerabilities and Exploitation
  • Isu-isu Kontemporari Muslim di Malaysia (L-M)
  • Culture and Lifestyle in Malaysia 2 (L-NM & I)
Semester 4
  • IT Project Management
  • Industrial Revolution Technology
  • Network Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Secure Software Development
  • Elective 1***
Semester 5
  • Technopreneurship
  • Final Year Project 1
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Foreign Language 1 **
  • Elective 2***
Semester 6
  • Information Security Management Systems
  • Final Year Project 2
  • Innovation Management
  • Foreign Language 2**
  • Elective 3***
  • Elective 4***
Semester 7
  • Industrial Training
Elective Courses
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Incident Handling and Response
  • Network Operating System
  • Real Time and Embedded Systems
  • Principles of Artificial Intelligence
  • Selected Topics in Communication Systems
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Digital Graphic Design
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Security Officer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Auditor
  • Incident Response / Handler
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

NOTE: Programme contents are subject to change. All information is correct at the time of publishing, the university reserves the right to change any information without prior notice and for more information please contact us.