Keep­ing up with the new age

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THE dig­i­tal revo­lu­tion has brought com­put­ers to ev­ery cor­ner of the world. Over the years, the use of com­put­ers has trans­formed how we run our ev­ery­day lives. The way we com­mu­ni­cate and dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion has changed im­mensely with the emer­gence of the In­ter­net and so­cial me­dia.

Think about the things you do ev­ery day, such as down­load­ing songs and stream­ing movies. Have you ever won­dered who de­signs, man­ages and main­tains this tech­nol­ogy?

A com­puter sci­en­tist is not some­one you call when your printer stops work­ing or when you have is­sues with your dig­i­tal spread­sheet. Com­puter sci­ence in­volves us­ing tech­nol­ogy to solve soft­ware prob­lems.

The pro­fes­sion­als in this field are re­spon­si­ble for de­sign­ing, de­vel­op­ing, sup­port­ing and man­ag­ing com­puter hard­ware, soft­ware and in­for­ma­tion net­works.

In­fras­truc­ture Uni­ver­sity Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) of­fers the Bach­e­lor of Com­puter Sci­ence (Hons) to those in­ter­ested in this field.

The pro­gramme is recog­nised as a Cer­ti­fied Tester Foun­da­tion Level by the In­ter­na­tional Soft­ware Test­ing Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Board – one of the most pop­u­lar cre­den­tials in soft­ware test­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

IUKL also col­lab­o­rates with the Malaysian Soft­ware Test­ing Board to give Malaysian stu­dents free cer­ti­fi­ca­tion train­ing for their first at­tempt at the test.

Net­work tech­nol­ogy helps us con­nect with other peo­ple via a web of in­ter­con­nected elec­tronic de­vices. IUKL’s Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Net­work Tech­nol­ogy pro­gramme aims to pro­duce stu­dents skilled in op­er­at­ing ap­pli­ca­tions with broad ar­eas of us­age, in­ter­fac­ing be­tween pub­lic and pri­vate net­works, and con­struct­ing se­cu­rity res­o­lu­tions for lo­cal area net­works.

Grad­u­at­ing from this pro­gramme earns you a Cisco Cer­ti­fied Net­work As­so­ciate (CCNA) qual­i­fi­ca­tion. CCNA is a tech­ni­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for ear­ly­ca­reer net­work­ing pro­fes­sion­als that is of­fered by multi­na­tional tech­nol­ogy con­glom­er­ate Cisco. With the CCNA cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, your ba­sic salary can be 6% to 12% higher than those with­out the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing in­volves the de­sign, im­ple­men­ta­tion and main­te­nance of com­plex com­puter pro­grammes.

Be­ing a soft­ware en­gi­neer in­volves ap­ply­ing the prin­ci­ples and tech­niques of com­puter sci­ence, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics to the de­sign, de­vel­op­ment, test­ing and eval­u­a­tion of the soft­ware and sys­tems that en­able com­put­ers to func­tion.

IUKL of­fers the Bach­e­lor of Soft­ware En­gi­neer­ing (Hons) and Diploma in Soft­ware En­gi­neer­ing for those in­ter­ested in this field.

This pro­gramme is recog­nised by the Cer­ti­fied Soft­ware Tester (CSTE), which is in­tended to es­tab­lish stan­dards for ini­tial soft­ware qual­i­fi­ca­tion and pro­vide di­rec­tion for the test­ing through an ag­gres­sive ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme.

Apart from the above listed pro­grammes, IUKL also of­fers:

Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems (Hons)

Bach­e­lor of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (Hons) in Mul­ti­me­dia

Diploma in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy

Diploma in Vis­ual and In­ter­ac­tive Me­dia

The skills stu­dents ob­tain from these pro­grammes are ap­pli­ca­ble across in­dus­tries in to­day’s tech­nol­ogy-de­pen­dent world. Your love for com­put­ers and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy can con­trib­ute to an ex­cit­ing and re­ward­ing ca­reer.

IUKL is the fore­most in­fras­truc­ture uni­ver­sity in Malaysia that as­pires to pro­duce techno­preneurs and skilled man­power with out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion, tech­no­log­i­cal and man­age­rial skills.

As a sub­sidiary of Pro­tasco Ber­had, IUKL is com­mit­ted to en­gi­neer­ing the fu­ture of to­mor­row’s lead­ers.

IUKL has been pro­vid­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and ex­cel­lent pro­fes­sional ser­vices in var­i­ous fields of in­fras­truc­ture for 20 years.

nl­l­l­lFor more in­for­ma­tion, call 1800 88 STUDY (78839), e-mail in­quiry@iukl.edu.my or visit www.iukl.edu.my

Com­puter and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy is a fast-grow­ing field that im­pacts the world and our ev­ery­day life.

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