Diploma In Information Technology
(Cyber Security)

KPT/JPS (R/482/4/0091)11/20 | MQA/FA 6624

Course Duration

Full time 2½ Years (5 Long Semesters + 2 Short Semesters)


Feb / May / Sept

Course Fees

RM 23,000 (Malaysian)
RM 28,500 (International


This programme exposes students to the principles and practices of digital security and cybersecurity thus grooming them for entry-level cybersecurity positions. It aims to equip students with analytical and technical skills necessary in the areas of network security, software security and digital forensics which include installing and configuring critical software, monitoring networks, responding to cyber-attacks, assessing threats, and finding and fixing vulnerabilities. Graduates will become cybersecurity specialists capable of helping their organisations to secure computer and network resources as well as protect critical and sensitive information.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • SPM: PASS WITH AT LEAST CREDIT in any 3 subjects
  • UEC: PASS WITH A MINIMUM OF GRADE B in any 3 subjects

English Language Requirements

1. For Malaysian Students

  • SPM/SPMV: Minimum pass; OR
  • IGCSE: Minimum pass; OR
  • Any equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

2. For International Students

  • IGCSE: Minimum pass; OR
  • MUET: Minimum band 2; OR
  • IELTS: Minimum band 4.0; OR
  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 397; OR
  • Any equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

** Validity of test results:
-MUET: 5 years
-IELTS & TOEFL: 2 years

Programme Outline

Year 1

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Cognitive Process and Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Computing Mathematics I & II
  • Computer Architecture
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Digital and Cyber Laws
  • Cyberpreneurship
  • Pengajian Malaysia II

Year 2

  • Database Information Systems
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Internetworking Security
  • Internetworking Technologies
  • Secure Software
  • Information Technology Security Management and Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Internet Server Technologies
  • Effective Communication – Workplace and Persuasive Presentation
  • Issues in Malaysian Economy
  • Co-Curriculum
  • *Elective Subjects

Year 3

  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Intrusion Prevention
  • Forensics in Digital Security
  • *Elective Subjects
  • Final Year Project
  • Practical Training

Elective Subjects* (Choose 3)

  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Data Centre and Cloud Management
  • Basic Concepts of Marketing

Education Pathway

Career Prospects

  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Computer Forensic Examiner
  • IT Security Officer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Security Penetration Tester
  • Software Security Specialist
  • Digital Forensics Scientist
  • Malware Analyst
  • Cyber Security Auditor
  • Computer Forensics Investigator​

Students Testimonial

UNIMY has a very conducive study environment. I can't help but feel very blessed to be here. The people I know are very supportive. They provide great input, which has been valuable.

Nur Asfia JamaluddinFoundation in Computing & Engineering

For a student who has been staying abroad for years, attending UNIMY has broadened my perspective and understanding of computers and technology.
The university has comfortable atmosphere with students from different walks of life. Some subjects are challenging; however, enthusiastic lecturers are prepared to lend a helping hand.

Auni QistinaFoundation in Computing & Engineering

UNIMY has given me a new perspective towards the subject of technology and science and it has been an eye-opening journey being here. The subjects are specialised so it gives me a sure direction and focus for my future. The assignments have helped build my character and motivation. The staff are knowledgeable in their respective fields and they have been hospitable and helpful towards students' issues. Being at UNIMY has made me learn, grow and mature as a student and I am grateful for the experiences and opportunities.

Rachel Ooi Yin WahFoundation in Computing & Engineering

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