Bachelor in Software Engineering (Honours) (Application Development)
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Digital economy is transforming business models and creating a demand for professionals skilled in helping businesses grow through technology adoption. Industry 4.0 continues to ramp up the demand for software engineering skills to address business challenges and help bridge significant digital skills gap through workforce upskilling.
This programme aims to produce graduates who are skilled in the latest technologies and possess in-depth practical experiences in designing, developing and solving wide-ranging applications and system integration.
Students will learn programming and technical skills, software development processes, web and database development, and software testing and reengineering. These will empower them to handle real-world problems and business environment projects.
“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Top Core Courses
Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.
Data and AI Essentials
Students will be introduced to AI, Data Science and Machine learning, followed by exploratory data analysis which focuses on data statistics, extracting data, cleaning data and transforming data. Then they will be acquainted with machine learning and AI models.
Students will be taught how to create and evaluate a model in scikit learn and Azure Machine Learning and manage imbalanced data by improving the models. Subsequently, they will be introduced to the application of classification in text analytics.
Students will comprehend an intuitive approach to build complex models through deep learning with uncompromised scaling, speed, and accuracy. These help machines solve real-world classification text analytics problems and time series problems with human-like intelligence using CNN, RNN and LSTM.
Statistics for Data Science and AI
Students will be introduced to statistical methods such as linear equations, systems of equations, quadratic equations, polynomials, derivatives and multivariate functions. They will develop visualisations using vectors, matrices eigenvectors and eigen values and apply statistics fundamentals, probability, sampling distributions and hypothesis testing in Data Science and AI scenarios.
Students will learn R syntax and how to handle data structures consisting of vectors, matrices, factors, data frames and lists. They will build visualisations using the graphical capabilities of R.
Students will obtain all the fundamentals in the field of Software Engineering that will furnish them with the skills required in the industry, such as developing an application and website by integrating the database and other applications together.
Students will begin their internship from this year onwards to enhance professional development and prepare them for their future career path. In addition, they will gain intermediate knowledge about Software Engineering and the best practices to design, develop, and test the software.
Students will be equipped with specialisation skills connected to Industrial Revolution 4.0 such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Software Engineering.
Students will continue to learn specialisation skills related to Industrial Revolution 4.0 and undergo Industrial Training.
Students will demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the Final Year Project prior to graduation.
Upon graduation, students can embark on careers such as:
- Software Developer
- Technical Lead
- Solutions Architect
- Cloud Engineer
- Cloud Architect
- DecOps Engineer
- Product Manager
- UX / UI Developer
- Scrum Master
- Automation QA
BACHELOR IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT)
|No.||Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|1||MPU3213/03||Bahasa Kebangsaan A, OR||3|
|MPU3223/03||Decision Making Skills|
|3||MPU3313/03||Comparative Religions, OR||3|
|4||MPU3113/03||Hubungan Etnik OR||3|
|MPU3143/03||Bahasa Komunikasi 2|
|5||MPU3123/03||Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia||3|
|MPU31273/03||Malaysia Studies 3|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||14|
|2||DSE102/03||Front-end Web Development||3|
|4||DSE105/03||Web Development Foundations||3|
|5||DSE104/03||Database Design and Implementation||3|
|6||DSE201/03||Web Development Using Platforms||3|
|7||DSE203/03||Develop Enterprise Applications||3|
|9||DSE205/03||Application Development & Processes||3|
|10||DSE208/03||Agile Apps Development||3|
|11||TCC243/03||Data Communication and Networking||3|
|13||DSE115/03||Capstone Project -Web Development||3|
|14||DSE211/03||Capstone Project – Application Development||3|
|16||TCC223/03||Ethics and Professionlism in Computing||3|
|17||TSE313/03||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|18||TSE304/03||Software Scalability and Reengineering||3|
|19||TSE305/03||Software Project Management||3|
|20||TSE310/03||Software Assurance and Quality Assurance||3|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||63|
|ELECTIVES (Choose ANY FIVE (5) Courses)|
|1||DSE 221/03||Data and AI Essentials||3|
|2||DSE 222/03||Statistics for Data Science and AI||3|
|3||DSE 223/03||R Programming||3|
|4||DSE 242/03||Machine Learning||3|
|5||DSE 243/03||Deep Learning||3|
|6||DSE 244/03||Reinforcement Learning||3|
|7||TSE 307/03||Computational Logic||3|
|8||TCC 125/03||Software Development Models||3|
|9||TCC 239/03||Data Structures and Algorithms||3|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||15|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||6|
|FINAL YEAR PROJECT|
|1||DSE309/04||Final Project I||4|
|2||DSE399/04||Final Project II||4|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||8|
|1||DSM201/04||Creative and Problem Solving||4|
|2||DSM218/04||Collaborating & Working with Others||4|
|4||DBC101/03||Business Communication Skills||3|
|Subtotal Credit Hours||14|
|Programme Total Credit Hours||120|
(A) Regular Entry
- Matriculation / Foundation
With a minimal CGPA of 2.00 and a credit in Additional Mathematic at SPM level; OR credit in Mathematic and any Science/Technology/Engineering subject at SPM level.
- STPM (Science Stream or equivalent)
2Cs or CGPA 2.00 with a Credit in a Mathematic subject and a Credit in a Science or ICT subject.
5 Credits (5Bs) inclusive of a credit in Additional Mathematics
Diploma in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Information System or
Related Diploma in Science and Technology and pass with with minimum CGPA 2.50.
- Students MUST have attained a ‘CREDIT’ in ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS at SPM/O Levels or equivalent; OR
- MUST have attained a CREDIT in MATHEMATICS and a CREDIT in either a SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY or ENGINEERING subject for SPM/O Levels or equivalent. Students using requirement (2) for admission will need to enrol and pass a supplementary mathematics subject to be taken concurrently in Degree.
Note: Students who do not fulfill either requirements are advised to seek advice from the school before enrolment.
(B) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.
Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):
- The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.
- Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
Fee Schedule for the School of Digital Technology (DiGiT)
(Effective May 2022 Semester)
Wawasan Open university uses a unique model of delivering education to Open Distance Learning (ODL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programme that can be worked out as follows:
Total Number of Courses
Total Number of Credits
Tuition Fees (RM)
42 – 45
70,600 – 82,800
- A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee of RM350 is chargeable for new students.
- Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according programme.
- All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.
All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.
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