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Diploma in Information Technology

The Diploma in Information Technology is specially designed to offer practical skills and is very much an industry-driven course. It is a course which enables one to learn various aspects of Information Technology (IT) and provides a broad spectrum of industry and academic knowledge.

Equipping students with a strong basics of computer science and information system technology and skills in effective problem solving.

Career Prospect
This course prepares the students for their future careers. Students can venture into a career in programming, system design and technical and managerial aspects of computing. The IT industry is gaining immense interests and offers positions such as Programmers, Information System Executives, Support Pre-Sales Engineers, Technical Support Staff, Assistant Administrators and System Executives.

Course Content This course consists of the core and compulsory subjects. The overall total credits for the core subjects are 75 units, whereas it is 15 units for the compulsory subjects - bringing a total of 90 units in order for students to graduate with a Diploma in Information Technology.

In the first year of study, students are exposed to programming and basic information technology subjects. The compulsory subjects will be taught during the short semesters. Once students have acquired ample knowledge of programming, studies will be more specialized, with subjects like Database System and System Analysis and Design in the second year.

l Intelligent, Engineering, Mathematics 1, Introduction to Electromagnetic, and Numerical Method.

Fee Structure For information on fees, please contact the university

Duration Of Programmes
2 years (full-time / part time basis)

Annual Intakes
Refer to University

Admission Requirements 0 - Level with five credits. Students who have qualifications other than the ones stated, are to submit them for the University's Senate consideration.

For a detailed breakdown of the entry requirement, please liaise with the Counselling & Communications department or email your queries to

The above information is accurate at the time of printing. However MSU reserves the right to make changes where required without notice.

    a) Total tuition fees charged is based on credit hour taken for each semester

    b) Full payment of tuition fee must be made on the Registration Day Or Prior To The Commencement of the semester

    c) Fees are charged on per semester basis and are based on credit hours taken by the respective students. Please contact the Counselling & Communications department on fees and other payments details

    d) Tuition fees inclusive of taxes

    Registration fees must be paid on the registration day
    Registration fees paid are not refundable