Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons)

Duration:3 years

Intakes:January, June & September

Campus:Putrajaya Campus, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:Faculty of Computer Science

Course Code:N/481/6/0698

About this course

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons) is offered by the Department of Computing, College of Computing & Informatics, Universiti Tenaga Nasional. This programme offers computer science curricula with the emphasis on cyber security knowledge that is tailored towards securing modern net-centric computing environment. Students who undergo this programme will be equipped with the fundamentals knowledge of computer science which include subjects on programming and software development, data communication and network, computer organization and operating systems.

This programme emphasis on theoretical and practical applications in cybersecurity. The focus in cyber security means that students are not only trained to protect computer systems and networks, but they are also trained to extend the security protection to humans, who are the users of the computer systems. This holistic view of security would enable the students to become technically competent in various aspects of security, as well as giving them the right mindset to take up a leadership role in managing cybersecurity in an organization. Given that UNITEN is a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), students are also exposed to the niche domain knowledge of security for critical infrastructure, where the expertise in this area is highly sought after in the industry.

On top of that, students will also be trained in the arts and skills of cyber security which includes subjects on cryptography, computer security, network security, secure programming, information security assurance, as well as network penetration and countermeasures.

In addition to pursuing computer science and cyber security related jobs, students who graduated from this programme will also be qualified to perform research work and pursue Master and PhD from reputable institutions of higher learning including UNITEN.

120 credit hours of subjects are being taught in nine semesters. This Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons) programme can be completed in 3 years.

Total Course Fees

Registration: RM1,348 + Resource Fee: RM780 (twice a year)
Tuition Fee: RM19,340 / year (local)

Subject Listing

  • This programme can be completed in Full Time: 3 years.
    • Islamic/ Moral & Civil Society I
    • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia
    • Programming I with C
    • Computer Organization
    • Discrete Structures
    • Islamic/ Moral & Civil Society II
    • Programming II with C++
    • Computer Networks & LAN
    • Operating Systems Concepts
    • System Analysis & Design
    • Hubungan Etnik
    • Data Structures & Algorithms with STL
    • Database 1
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Cryptography
    • Computer Security
    • Network Security
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Web Programming
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • E-Commerce Security
    • Technology Entrepreneurship
    • Industrial Training
    • Project 1
    • Counseling & Credit Management
    • Project 2
    • Information Security Assurance
    • Ethics & IT Professional
    • Security of Critical Infrastructure

     Technical Elective Courses

    • Steganography & Watermark
    • Network Penetration & Countermeasures
    • Secure Programming
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Emerging Technologies & Trends
    • Advanced Cryptography
    • Parallel Computing
    • Computer Forensics

    Free Elective Courses

    • Sports & Recreation
    • Social Psychology
    • Comparative Religion
    • Creative Thinking
    • Mandarin
    • Business English
    • IT Communication


    Students from other institutions may apply for transfer credits. A maximum up to 36 credits can be transferred, subject to eligibility of the applicant. Please do not hesitate to contact the following staff should you have any query pertaining to credit transfer.

    Transfer Credit Committee for Cyber Security programme:
    Dr Fiza Abdul Rahim at

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    Pass STPM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and at least Grade C for Mathematics and any 1 relevant Science Physical and Pass English in SPM Level.
  • A-Level
    Pass A-Level with credit in Mathematics and 1 Science Physical subject.
  • Matriculation
    Physical / Technical Stream. Min CGPA 2.00.
  • Foundation
    Foundation from other institution with minimum CGPA 2.00.
  • Diploma
    Pass Diploma in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00.
  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
    Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 5 subjects including Advance Mathematics and Science Physical subjects.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
    Pass IB with total points at 24 in 6 subjects including Maths and 1 Physical Science subject.
  • HND(UK) Diploma
    Pass HND in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00.
    Pass with average marks of 55% with Maths and any Physical Science.
  • Others
    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia.

Malaysian students may enrol without MUET. However, students are required to complete MUET during duration of study (before graduation). IELTS (5.0 and above) or TOEFL (500 and above) or TOEFL Internet Based Test (42 and above) is also accepted.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 1 and above

International Student Only

International students are required to have one of the English proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Bachelor students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Intensive English Programme (IEP) and pass the requirement below before starting their Bachelor programme.

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 3 and above
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
    Achieve 5.0 and above
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test) and above

For International Students: Refer Entry Requirements – International.Tuition fees and other fees may wary from local fees.

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