Computer Engineering

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In Computer Engineering, you’ll be focused on the design, development, evaluation, and testing of computer software and systems. You will experience writing software, designing circuit boards and computer chips, robotics research and lots more.

With these skills you can have a real impact on the world by creating the next generation of computer systems. Since computer technology changes at such a rapid pace, it is important to stay at the forefront of computer science by remaining up to date with new programs and systems.


It might not seem as important to get a postgraduate degree in this field to many people as they reason that skillful individuals are more desirable, but the fact is getting your postgraduate degree is very important for career advancement. Some of the research areas that postgraduates may pursue:

  • Data Science and Mining
  • Advance Computing Systems
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Analog and Mixed Signal
  • Sensing Technologies
  • Cyber Security and Cloud Computing Technologies and Solutions
  • Other Areas of Research
Subject Focus

This is one of the most diverse courses in the field. Not only does it explore software and hardware solutions, you will be actively involved in design and development of such solutions. You will be studying a number of subjects, some of which are:

  • Control Systems Design
  • Electronic, Logical, and Circuit Design
  • Hardware Description Language & Programmable Logic
  • Electronics communications and Modes of Data Transmissions
  • Mathematics, Numeric, and Statistics
  • Computer Programming & Engineering Graphics
  • Operating Systems & Data Analysis
  • Networking Technologies

Entry Requirements:

Good results in any of the following: STPM, A level, Foundation in Science, Diploma in Computer Related Subjects, Or equivalent qualifications.

Personality Type

Do you like details and meticulous planning? Are able to work alone and in teams? Do you like solving complicated puzzles with mathematical formulas? Do you enjoy high level programming? This might be right place for you and your future.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

This is not something that you do because you need a job. This is a career. This is something that you will be doing for a long time and if you are really good at it, you will be rich in no time. Here are some career titles in Malaysia

  • System Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Hardware & Systems Developer
  • Mobility Engineer
  • Testing Engineer
  • Product Service Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • Other titles

Here is a range of salaries (Monthly) for individuals in this field based on your experience ans skills:

  • Entry level (0 – 2 years): RM2,500 – RM4,500
  • Professional (3 – 5 years): RM5,000 – RM7,000
  • Professional Specialist (5 – 8 years): RM8,500 – RM12,000
  • Senior Specialist (8 – 12 years): RM13,000 – RM18,000
  • Senior Operations/Managerial Position (12 – 18 years): RM16,000 – RM25,000
  • Over 18 years of experience: More than RM26,000
Job Demand

In Malaysia:
The demand for jobs in the information and communication technology industries is huge, particularly in areas related to information security and advance online/networking solutions. Every company, small or big, now has an IT department. According to the national broadband initiative, Malaysia aims to have a sustainable economy which depends on the information and communication technologies.

Global demand:
You can only imagine the global needs for specialists in the ICT industries, financial industry, service industry and almost all other industries. You can go anywhere if you have the marketable skills and talent.

Becoming Professional

In Malaysia, there are many organizations (government or private) that provide various types of training and skills oriented programs to develop the capabilities individuals and set them on a professional pathway.

Useful links

IEEE Malaysia Computer Society
Malaysian Software Testing Board
International Software Testing Qualifications Board
MSC Malaysia
Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

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