Bachelor in Information System Auditing (Hons)

Introduction

Nowadays, most organizations apply information technology in their business processes to be more productive and competitive. The rapid growth of information technology and communication leads to availability of numerous products in the market to be used by these organizations. In conjunction to this, the controls and auditing are not merely important but needed by any organization using information technology to prevent misuse of the technology or unauthorized access to confidential information. Acknowledging this matter, MSU offers Bachelor in Information System Auditing to produce graduates who are able to facilitate these organizations to safeguard their systems to be more efficient and effective in a controlled environment.


Objectives

Offering of this program aims at:

  1. Providing students with the knowledge and skills in the field of information system and auditing.
  2. Producing graduates who are competent, competitive, also creative and innovative in applying their theoretical knowledge when facing a healthy competition.
  3. Contributing the best professional service in the field of information system auditing to the organization

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates are able to:

  1. apply skills and knowledge to design and develop application in business environment.
  2. use a variety of technologies to create, capture, and manipulate design elements in producing a business information system.
  3. communicate effectively, credibly, and accurately with clients, supervisors, coworkers, and target audiences.
  4. apply principles and concepts of information system audit to do auditing for the use of computer-based information system.

Duration

A three year (six long and three short semesters) full time study.


Total Credit

120


Exemption

Students with Diploma qualification can apply exemption for the following subjects:-


Code Course Name Credit
TCS1103 Business Programming Principles 3(2+1)
TMT1063 Business Mathematics 3(3+0)
TEC1013 Microeconomics 3(3+0)
TAC1013 Principles of Accounting 3(3+0)
TMG1013 Principles and Practices of Management 3(3+0)
TCN1014 Data Communication and Network 4(3+1)
TCS1063 System Analysis and Design 3(3+0)
TCT1024 Database System 4(3+1)
TEC1023 Macroeconomics 3(3+0)
UCS1163 English Language Awareness 3(3+0)
UCS1173 English for General Purposes 3(3+0)
MPW2143/ MPW2153 Islamic Studies/Moral Education 3(3+0)
MPW2133 Malaysian Studies 3(3+0)

Core Subjects

Among the subjects that students will learn are:-

  1. Principles of Programming
  2. Business Mathematics
  3. Principles of Accounting Microeconomics
  4. Macroeconomics
  5. Data Communication and Network
  6. System Analysis and Design
  7. Database System
  8. Financial Accounting and Reporting I & II
  9. Audit I & II
  10. Accounting Information System
  11. Legal Environment of Business
  12. Business Policy & Strategy
  13. Information Systems Control I & II
  14. Management Control
  15. Computer Audit Project 1 & 2
  16. Information Systems Auditing
  17. Computer Audit Seminar

Extra Course Features

Apart from the subjects learnt in the classroom or lab, students will gain extra knowledge and/or benefits through:-

  1. Internship program with various industries.
  2. Regularly held seminars by the experts, to expose students to current issues and prepare them for their career world.
  3. Internet access and interactive e-learning modules.
  4. Applying knowledge gained through computer forensic project.
  5. Exposure in various computer forensic techniques.
  6. Joining the fun social activities such as outdoor programs, mount climbing, or stage performances.

Career

Careers in the information and communication technology are found mainly in:-

  1. Fieldwork in audits of information systems and related processes.
  2. Some of the jobs functions are:
    1. performs reviews of related security policies and procedures
    2. monitor compliance with standard information system and security policies, procedures and processes
    3. monitor compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and accreditation criteria
  3. The graduates are also able to review controls over:
    1. workstations (personal computers)
    2. Local Area Networks
    3. database administration
    4. technical support
    5. systems development

Job Prospect

Positions the graduates can fill in the above organizations are:

  1. System Auditors
  2. Software Engineers
  3. Information Technology Executives
  4. System Analysts
  5. System and Methods Executives
  6. Software Project Managers
  7. Software Testers
  8. Software Maintenance Staff
  9. Information Managers

Salary range for the above positions is between RM2,000 to RM3,500 monthly.


Industrial Linkages

  1. Hewlett Packard
  2. Malaysian Airports Holdings Bhd
  3. HiTech Padu Bhd
  4. Pejabat MARA
  5. Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Selangor
  6. FTMSK UiTM
  7. PAC Total Solutions Sdn Bhd
  8. ACCEL TEAM Sdn Bhd
  9. MARONIX Sdn Bhd
  10. MATRADE
  11. Booth Technologies Sdn Bhd
  12. XYBASE Sdn Bhd
  13. VSource Sdn Bhd

Sponsor

MARA, PTPTN and Bank Loans.



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