UMP Computer Science and Networking

The programme Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer Systems & Networking) programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge about the technical skills in computer system and networking. The graduates are equipped with a solid foundation of computer science, computer systems, hardware and software maintenance, networking and security. They have the capability to design, create, operate and maintain network infrastructures for modern distributed computer systems. The programme is also embedded with Cisco training certification (leading company in networking) with Cisco-equipped network laboratory for developing sound theoretical understanding and gaining confidence through industrial standard practical experience. Additionally, graduates are nurtured with personal and professional skills, critical thinking, effective communication and entrepreneurial skills to prepare them in facing future challenges. On successfully completion of this programme, students will be prepared the graduates to succeed in becoming excellent network and system administrators, IT support specialists, system designers or working in industrial networks.

Our programmes comply with the requirement of the National Qualifications Framework in the Sultanate of Oman regarding the minimum years of study and total credit hours. Thus the number of years to complete the Bachelor with Honours Programme will be four years.

Programme Objectives

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Computer Systems & Networking) emphasizes on three main aspects which are technical knowledge, technical skills and social skills. The predominant objective is to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates to work in any organisation, particularly in the field of Computer Systems and Networks.

The general objectives of this award are:

  • Produce outstanding graduates by providing competitive engineering and technological programmes.
  • Spearhead cutting edge industry-relevant research initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable in Theory and Principles of Computer Science
  • Possessing Technical Skills in Computer Science Practices
  • Able to use Problem Solving Skill in Producing Innovative Solutions
  • Able to use Communicate Effectively
  • Able to apply Teamwork & Social Skills
  • Able to apply Professional Standards and Ethical Responsibility
  • Possessing Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Possessing Managerial and Technopreneurial Skills
  • Able to apply Leadership Skills.

Awarding Body

After the successful completion of the programme requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from Muscat College recognized by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Computer Science (Computer Systems & Networking) from UMP pare equipped with skills in Computer Science and soft skills as an added value which allows them to build a career as Network Engineer, Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Information System Officer, Network Solutions Architect, System Specialist, Consultant, Programmer, Marketing Executive and Technoprenuer.

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Duration

Two Years (Four Semesters)

Four Years (Eight Semesters)

Study type

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time/Part Time

Credit

60

120

  • Full-time students are normally entitled for 15 credits per semester and Part-time students are entitled for 9 credits maximum per semester.
  • Courses are made up of core and optional units. In each semester, student could take 15 Credits, depending on circumstances.

"This programme has been created in response to industry demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills in computer system and networking."

Core modules

Problem Solving

Application Development Workshop

ICT Competency Workshop

Computer Architecture & Organization

Discrete Mathematics and Application

Introduction to Programming (Prerequisite)

Database Systems (Prerequisite)

LAN Workshop

Operating Systems

Discrete Structure & Applications (Prerequisite)

Algebra

Data Structure & Algorithms (Prerequisite)

Data Communication & Networking (Prerequisite)

Systems Analysis & Design (Prerequisite)

Human Computer Interaction

Applied Statistics

Soft Skills-I

Object Oriented Programming (Prerequisite)

Differential Equation

Introduction to Software Engineering (Prerequisite)

Data & Network Security (Prerequisite)

Web Scripting (Prerequisite)

Technopreneurship (Prerequisite)

System Programming (Prerequisite)

Computer Ethic & Policies

Network Routing Technologies (Pre requisite)

Network Switching Technologies (Prerequisite)

Internet Technology(Prerequisite)

System Administration (Prerequisite)

Network Programming (Prerequisite)

WAN Technology (Prerequisite)

Distributed Systems (Prerequisites)

Ethical Hacking (Prerequisite)

Elective I -Multimedia Technology & Applications

Wireless Technologies (Prerequisite)

Network Analysis & Design (Prerequisite)

Computer Forensics & Investigation

Undergraduate Project I

Elective II: Structured Query Language (Prerequisite)

Elective III: Visual Effects & 3D Animation

Network Management

Undergraduate Project II

Programme entry requirements

  • Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with pass of 60% result in either the English placement test or Muscat College Foundation Programme.
  • Year 3 Entry: Advanced Diploma / HND (in a related subject only)
Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be considered through the accreditation of prior learning, which may be certificated or experiential. The admissions and registration staff are responsible for determining the grounds on which accreditation is acceptable. All applications are subject to approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Please check Accreditation of prior learning (APL) entry condition in new student entry requirement page

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

"Completing this course will prepare the graduates to succeed in becoming excellent network and system administrators, IT support specialists, system designers or working in industrial networks."

Academic Plan

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
  • Problem Solving
  • Application Development Workshop
  • ICT Competency Workshop
  • Computer Architecture & Organization
  • Discrete Mathematics and Application
  • Introduction to Programming (Prerequisite)
  • Database Systems (Prerequisite)
  • LAN Workshop
  • Operating Systems
  • Discrete Structure & Applications (Prerequisite)
  • Algebra
Year 2
  • Data Structure & Algorithms (Prerequisite)
  • Data Communication & Networking (Pre-requisite)
  • Systems Analysis & Design (Prerequisite)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Applied Statistics
  • Soft Skills-I
  • Object Oriented Programming (Prerequisite)
  • Differential Equation
  • Introduction to Software
  • Engineering (Prerequisite)
  • Data & Network Security (Prerequisite)
  • Web Scripting (Prerequisite)
  • Technopreneurship (Prerequisite)
Year 3
  • System Programming (Prerequisite)
  • Computer Ethic & Policies
  • Network Routing Technologies (Prerequisite)
  • Network Switching Technologies (Prerequisite)
  • Internet Technology (Prerequisite)
  • System Administration (Prerequisite)
  • Network Programming (Prerequisite)
  • WAN Technology (Prerequisite)
  • Distributed Systems (Prerequisites)
  • Ethical Hacking (Prerequisite)
Year 4
  • Elective I - Multimedia Technology & Applications
  • Wireless Technologies (Prerequisite)
  • Network Analysis & Design (Prerequisite)
  • Computer Forensics & Investigation
  • Undergraduate Project I
  • Elective II: Structured Query Language (Pre-requisite)
  • Elective III: Visual Effects & 3D Animation
  • Network Management
  • Undergraduate Project II

Key Information

  • Degree type: Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer System and Networking) with Honours from Muscat College
  • Total Subjects: 42 Modules
  • Duration: (4 Years)
  • Start date: September, February
  • Class Schedule:
    - Full-time: morning, starting 8am (5 days a week)
    - Part-time: Afternoon, starting 2:30pm (5 days a week)