Computer Systems and Networking

Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) -BTech. (Curtin) – B-CSYSNT Science and Engineering

MoHE Course Code: (R/481/6/0687)

Location Bentley, Sarawak or Sri Lanka
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or August
Duration 3 Years

There is currently a significant market demand for skills associated with the design of distributed computing environments and the networks that underpin them. Computer Systems and Networking is part of the technological field that requires the application of scientific and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of computer technology, both hardware and software, as well as computer communications and networking incorporating Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) together with network management (CISCO certification).

Why Computer Systems and Networking?

  • Computer Systems and Networking graduates are highly sought after both nationally and internationally.
  • The course offers a carefully designed curriculum to students to learn various CISCO components.
  • Course offers industry-based skills and experience.
  • Curtin Sarawak is the only Cisco certified provider in East Malaysia, allowing students to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate and other CISCO qualifications.


Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and chemistry.

Click on the link below to view the Fees and Charges for the offered course.

Fees and Charges

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Public Services Department (JPA)

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Engineers Australia (EA)

Able to obtain *CISCO certification through external exam


*CISCO Career Certifications

Cisco Systems sponsors a line of IT Professional certifications for Cisco products. There are five levels of certification: Entry (CCENT), Associate (CCNA / CCDA), Professional (CCNP / CCDP), Expert (CCIE / CCDE), and recently Architect, as well as eight different paths, Routing & Switching, Design, Network Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Storage Networking, Voice, Datacenter and Wireless. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.


The Cisco Learning Network. 2014. Cisco Systems Inc. Accessed September 11,

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

Applications System Designer

Database Design Specialist

Network Designer

Operations Systems Designer

Software Designer

Computer Network Administrator

Systems Designer (Research)

Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Officer

Computer Systems Analyst

Year 1 Sem 1 Year 2 Sem 1 Year 3 Sem 1
MATH 1007
Pre and Introductory CalculusOR 308863
Mathematics 137
CMPE 2000
Data Communications and Network Management
CMPE 3001
Embedded Systems Engineering
CMPE 1000
Hardware Fundamentals
ELEN 2002
Transmission and Interface Design
CMPE 3002
Computer Technology Project 1
COMP 1001
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP 3000
Real-Time Operating Systems
CNCO 3000
Distributed Networks
INDE 1000
Engineering Foundations – Principles and Communication
CMPE 2004
Advanced Engineering Programming
COMT 3002
Wireless Data Networks
Year 1 Sem 2 Year 2 Sem 2 Year 3 Sem 2
ETEN 1000
COMP 1002
Data Structures and Algorithms
CMPE 3003
Computer Technology Project 2
COMP 2000
Computer Systems
MGMT 3000
Engineering Management
CMPE 3004
Network Engineering
ISYS 1001
Database SystemsORISYS 2007
CMPE 2003
ISYS 3000
Information Security
ISYS 1000
Introduction to Business Information Systems
CMPE 3007
Embedded Software Engineering
ETEN 4001
Instrumentation and Control

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