Computer Systems and Networking

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

MoHE approval code:JPT/BPP(R/481/6/0687) 10/20

Location Bentley, Malaysia, Dubai or Sri Lanka
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
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 Malaysia 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)

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 Semester 1
Hardware Fundamentals
Object Oriented Program Design
Linear Algebra 1
Statistical Data Analysis
Science Communications
Year 1 Semester 2
Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Computer Systems
Year 2 Semester 1
Data Communications and Network Management
Operating Systems
Transmission and Interface Design
Introduction to Software Engineering
Year 2 Semester 2
Database Systems
Engineering Management
Requirements Engineering
Year 3 Semester 1
Computer Technology Project 1
Distributed Networks
Wireless Data Networks
3 optional units (Select 1)
Year 3 Semester 2
Computer Technology Project 2
Embedded Systems Engineering
Network Engineering
3 optional units (Select 1)

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