Database Systems

Bachelor of Computer Science (Database Systems)


Data is the heart of information systems that need to be efficiently and effectively manage in order to produce the good quality of information. Therefore, the knowledge and expertise in the database field is vital for an organization to ensure the smoothness and effectiveness of its operation.

In Malaysia context, there are many sectors such as management and administrative, military, industrial, banking, commerce, corporate, communications, and education sectors that require the expertise in developing and implementing the database system to support their effectiveness and competitiveness.

As a result, the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems (FSKSM) through the Department of Information Systems introduce a program that focus on producing the ICT professionals in database fields. The specialization in the database field offers the students with the combination of computer science, database technology and information technology for the use of organization. The students will be supplied with the solid computer science basics and knowledge on the suitability of technology and database system for an organization.

Course Duration

The program will be conducted full time in 3 1/2 years.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this area of study, can choose between positions in Database Systems and the "standard" computer science/information systems fields, among these are:
- Analyst/Programmer
- System Analyst
- Information System Developer
- Database Administrator
- Project Manager
- Information System Engineer
- Computer Auditor
- Assistant Project Manager
- Software Engineer
- Academician
- Researcher

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates will have:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory and principles of Computer Science.
Ability to design and construct computer programs using both structured and object oriented approaches, tools and techniques.
Ability to propose IT related solutions innovatively using appropriate state-of-the-art technology to increase organizations' competitive advantage.
Ability to design and model the diversity of data type based on the application requirements.
Ability to analyze, design and develop various database systems.
Ability to work effectively in a team.
Ability to undertake lifelong learning and actively participate in change (Adaptability).
Ability to present technical solutions to a range of audience (Communication Skills).
Ability to demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with the Code of Professional Ethics and Responsibilities.
Ability to think positively and posses self-esteem.

Entry Requirement
Applicant Level
University Basic Entry
Special Entry Requirement
STPM/ equivalent
Passed SPM/SPMV with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia in July Paper.


Passed STPM with:
•  Grade C (GPA 2.00) in Pengajian Am, AND
•  Grade C (GPA 2.00) in TWO (2) other subjects


Attended Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
Passed grade C+ (NGMP 2.33) in Mathematics T / Further Mathematics T / Computing and passed grade C+ (NGMP 2.33) in at least ONE (1) of these subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology.


Passed with credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent.
Matrikulasi/ Asasi Sains UM/ Tahun Asas UTM Passed SPM or equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia in July Paper.


Passed KPM Matriculation/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi Undang-undang KPTM with at least CPA 2.00 and attended Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
Science Stream:
Passed with at least Grade C+ (2.33) in Mathematics and passed with at least grade C+ (2.33) in ONE (1) of these subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sains Komputer.


Passed with credits in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent.
Diploma or equivalent
Direct to 2nd year beginning 2008)
Passed SPM or equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu or credit in Bahasa Melayu in July Paper.


Obtained Diploma or other certifications from institutions recognized by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate.


Attended Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Obtained a Diploma in Computer Science from UTM or equivalent with at least CPA: 2.50 or


Candidates with CPA < 2.50, with at least 2 years working experience in related area are eligible to apply.


Passed with credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent or score at least Grade C in one of the Mathematics subjects at Diploma level.
Candidates have to submit the complete transcript of their Diploma (1st to final semester) and a copy of Diploma or a certified graduation confirmation letter.
Course Outlines

Year 1
Programming Technique I, Digital Logic, Technology & Information Systems, Computational Mathematics, Ethnics Relationship, English for Academic, Communications, Programming Technique II, Computer Organization & Architecture, Network Communication, Human Computer Interaction, Database, Islamic and Asian Civilizations, Co-Curriculum.

Year 2
Data Structure & Algorithm, Operating System, Artificial Intelligence, System Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming, Islam & Current Issues, Software Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Database Programming, Information Retrieval, Advanced English for Academic Communications, Elective UHS, Co-Curriculum.
Short Term (May Semester): Application Development.
Year 3
Theory of Computer Science, Database Administration, System Development Technology, Multimedia Data Modeling, B. Comp. Sc Project I, Elective English, Elective Foreign Language, Information Technology Entrepreneurship, Enterprise System Design and Modeling, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, Elective Subject, B. Comp Sc. Project II.

Year 4 (6 Months)
Industrial Training, Industrial Training Report.

Intelligent Decision Support System, Knowledge Management System, Information Security & Data Recovery, Special Topic.


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