Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Computer Engineering Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 years (Full-time)
  Intake January, May, October


Overview of Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Computer Engineering in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Embedded systems consist of "invisible" computer and related peripherals hidden inside a product, which exists in almost every aspect in our lives. We use embedded systems in washing machines, cars, factory automation machines, security alarm systems, smart phones, satellites and etc. Ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things (IoT) are future trend that greatly enhances our life, due to the rapid advancement of embedded systems design technology. 

The programme prepares graduates to be competent in the discipline of Electronic Systems Engineering with Computing, particularly driving the information and communication technology (ICT). It emphasis design skills and knowledge that integrates both hardware and software into a system with application in Digital Signal and Image Processing (as in camera and video), Intelligent System and Networking.  

The programme is to produce graduates with skills in using sophisticated software design tools for designing electronic circuits and systems. To break away from the theory-based traditional learning style, we tend to emphasis more on practical design work, to put theory into practice. 


  • Computer Engineer 
  • Embedded Control Engineer 
  • IC Design Engineer 
  • System/Programme Development Engineer 
  • Product Engineer 
  • Firmware Engineer 
  • Digital Circuit & Analogue Design Engineer 
  • System Design Engineer 
  • IT Support Engineer 
  • Maintenance & Project Engineer 


Year 1

  • Basic Algebra 
  • Circuit Theory and Basic Electronics 
  • Data Structure and Algorithmic Problem Solving 
  • Digital Circuits and Devices Digital 
  • Fundamentals Electronic Design and Testing 
  • English for Information Technology 
  • Human Computer Interaction 
  • Introduction to Calculus and Applications 
  • Malaysian Economy 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Processor and Interfacing 
  • Programming Concepts and Practices 
  • Signals and Systems

Year 2

  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture 
  • Database Development and Applications 
  • Data Communications and Networking 
  • Digital Systems Design 
  • Elective Group I 
  • Embedded Systems Design 
  • Fundamentals of Computer and Information Security 
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving and Proposal Writing 
  • Mini Project 
  • Object-Oriented Programming Practices 
  • Operating Systems 
  • Probability and Statistics for Computing 

Year 3

  • Elective Group I 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Information Technology Professional Ethics 
  • Liberal Arts Elective 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • Project I 
  • Project II 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Web Site Design and Development

Elective Group I

  • Algorithms Analysis 
  • Analysis and Design of Information Systems 
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing 
  • Digital Signal Processing 
  • Embedded Architecture and Computing 
  • Fundamentals of System Programming 
  • Fundamentals of Wireless Communications 
  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Computing 
  • Internetworking Principles and Practices 
  • Technopreneurship 

Liberal Arts Elective 1 - Choose 1 course

  • Basic Professional Writing 
  • Critical Reading and Thinking 
  • Interpersonal Communication 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students???????

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students


Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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