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BSc (Hons) Information Technology (majoring in Software Engineering)

The Bachelor of Science with Honors Information Technology with majoring in Software Engineering awarded by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), is offered at Malaysia Consortium for Education Mauritius; with the objectives of providing students with a strong knowledge base in the area of IT.

The programme also aspires to produce excellent professionals who are able to translate theories into best practices as well as the ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Besides emphasizing only theoretical aspects, students will also be exposed to the practical aspects of IT through case studies.


Graduate Attributes

All those who become citizens of Universiti Utara Malaysia will develop Attitude, Skills and Knowledge to make them valuable assets to whichever organization they serve in their working life. In addition, to assessment of existing qualifications following the standard guidelines, the following attributes are sought and nurtured:

Through independent research, the student learns organizational and time management skills, which are important in the development of leadership quality. Lecturing and assistantships in undergraduate level will also inculcate leadership quality in the students.

Social responsibility and community involvement
Research topics are developed with social responsibility in mind. The research topics should be relevant with the current times and feedback from the community and industries are important in formulating an effective research strategy and proposal. Research output needs to address or suggest improvements to problems affecting the community or nation.

The training, knowledge and skills in a specific field of research acquired during the course of the programme will instill professionalism required to work independently in research and development or other equally qualified employment in an organization.


Programme Specificity

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the competitive knowledge, principles and skills in term of theoretical and practical foundation for designing, implementing and managing information technology solutions and resources and also recognizing the impact of technology on individuals, organization and society.


Job prospects

Graduates of the B.Sc. (Hons) (Information Technology) can find careers in: –

  • IT Technical Analysis
  • Programming
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Integration
  • Database Administration
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Programming
  • Data Management


General entry requirements

Qualification for Local Students

A- Levels
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate / GCE A-Level

Qualification for International Students

Brevet/ Bac / SSCE/ WASSCE/ WAEC

Minimum Requirement

Pass in any 2 Advanced subjects With CGPA ? 2.0

Any other qualification must be referred to UUM for approval on a case-by-case basis.


Programme Structure

The duration of the course is 3 ½ years

  • 3 years full-time study
  • 1 semester (6 month) of industry placement monitored by UUM and ABS in Mauritius



Course fees will amount to Rs. 76, 000 (MUR) per year

Examinations are conducted by the MES (Mauritius Examination Syndicate) as per the norms and recommendations of UUM.

Academic year structure

  • 1st year: FEB 2016 – JAN 2017
  • 2nd year: FEB 2017 – JAN 2018
  • 3rd year: FEB 2018 – JAN 2019
  • Placement: FEB 2019 – AUG 2019 (PRACTICUM)


NOTE: Possibility of having ONE semester in UUM during the second year, by paying only your air ticket and accommodation on campus. 

Semester structure

Each academic year structure will consist of 2 semesters which will be spread of 15 weeks each.

  • 1st Semester: February – June
  • 2nd Semester: September – January


Study materials

When students register, they will be provided with a comprehensive package of materials which will consist of:

  • An online course handbook and Student Handbook giving them information on planning their studies.
  • An online Rules and Regulations Handbook.
  • An online Module Handbook study guide containing the core content for the modules.


Academic and Pastoral Support for students

Student support is provided by the following:

  • Induction includes general introductions and orientation and Health and Safety briefings
  • Personal Tutors- responsible for pastoral care and general academic guidance
  • School Office for administrative inquiries and assistance