Diploma in Information Technology

JPT/BPP(R3/482/4/0208)06/28, (MQA/A3230)
Duration of Study
2.5 Years
7 Semesters
Intake Period

With the increasing importance of integrating IT with business, this internationally recognised diploma programme offers you a balance of business knowledge and IT literacy to prepare you for a challenging career in this sought-after area.

Graduates of this programme are recognised to enter into a Degree programme at Nilai University or proceed to complete a relevant degree with our reputable partner universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Entry Requirements

SPM/O-Level 3C’s including Maths
UEC 3B’s including Maths
STPM or equivalent A pass with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject and a credit in SPM Maths
STAM or equivalent A pass with a minimum Grade of Maqbul (pass) and a credit in SPM Maths
A-Level A pass with a minimum Grade D in any subject and grade C in SPM / O-Level Maths
SKK / SKM Certificate (MQF Level 3) in related field A pass and a credit in SPM Maths


Candidates without a credit in Mathematics at the SPM level or its equivalent maybe admitted if the certificate programme contains Mathematics that are equivalent to Mathematics at the SPM level.

Candidates with a credit in a computing related subject at the SPM level or its equivalent maybe given preferential consideration.


English Language Requirements* (for international students)

TOEFL 397 (PBT) / 30 (iBT)
Pearson 36


*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the IELTS examination.

Programme Module


  • Understanding Computing


  • Basic Business Administration
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Computer Organisation
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Database Development
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Fundamental of Marketing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Structured Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web Development


  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Internet Programming
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to IoT
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Software Engineering

Final Year Project

  • Summative (Computing Project)

Industrial Training

  • Internship

Mata Pelajaran Umum

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

Programme Pathway

computing pathway

Career Prospects

Here are some career options to choose from after you’ve graduated in computing or IT:

  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Java Programmer
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Quality Engineer
  • System Analyst


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.