Applied Software Engineering

Duration:2 years

Intakes:February

Campus:Forward School, Penang

Level of Study:Diploma

Faculty:Engineering

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About this course

Because today, the whole world runs on software.

Whether you want to create a flight control app for drones, the next social network or a self-driving vehicle, software engineers have enormous career opportunities in today’s tech-enabled world.

At Forward School, you don’t just write code; instead, you’ll learn how to solve problems. Immersive and project-based, you’ll analyze software architecture, apply algorithms, achieve fluency in industry-standard programming languages —all to develop useful, robust and scalable software products. Plus, you’ll learn how to work in teams and manage projects in a workforce setting for actual clients.

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to create reliable, affordable, and faster software for all kinds of different purposes.

What can you do with our Applied Software Engineering NitroDegree?

Graduates often pursue careers in software engineering and development, consulting, and more. They commonly work for financial institutions, technology companies, and software corporations.

Accreditation & Degree Pathways

This program is an accredited Diploma under the Skills Department / Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK). It is endorsed by the Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia. For possible continuation higher education routes, we partner with other universities to provide students with a flexible option to obtain industry-relevant skills and a career-focused degree. The programs allow students to begin with Forward School, then continue their education to receive a 3-year degree in a relevant field via credit transfer or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route.

Total Course Fees

Approx. RM 37,500

For more information please call  Rhalyn / Kher Nee at  +604-225 0077, or email at hello@forwardschool.edu.my

Subject Listing

  • Functional Programming Fundamentals
  • Deploying full-stack web applications
  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts
  • Android Development using Kotlin
  • Agile Development and UI/UX
  • Software Product Development and Entrepreneurship

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

SPM Leavers:

  • Achieved at least a Pass in English and Mathematics
  • Achieved passing score for Forward School’s Computer Programmer’s Aptitude Test

STPM Leavers:

  • Achieved at least a Pass in English and Mathematics
  • Achieved passing score for Forward School’s Computer Programmer’s Aptitude Test

Working Professionals (Applies to Remote Learners):

  • Achieved passing score for Forward School’s Computer Programmer’s Aptitude Test

International Student Only

Note: International students are subject to meet entry requirements that reflect similar qualifications and experience as stated above. To find country-specific entry requirements please call  Rhalyn / Kher Nee at  +604-225 0077, or email at hello@forwardschool.edu.my

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