Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering (Honours) (R/481/6/0707 ● MQA/FA5712)


Medium of InstructionEnglish

IntakesFebruary, April, September

Duration4 years


The Software engineering programme at Xiamen University (XMU), which was introduced in 2002, is supported by the Software School, one of the 35 national exemplary software engineering schools approved by China's Ministry of Education. The school has established joint research and development collaborations with a number of overseas IT enterprises including MICROSOFT, IBM, BEA, ORACLE, SYBASE, SUN and DELL.

We have achieved great success in cultivating talents with practical abilities and an international outlook in the field of software engineering since the inception of the programme. We were approved as the "Innovative Area of Talent Training Mode" and "Excellent Engineer Training Programme" by China's Ministry of Education. Moreover, the course Software Engineering has been rated as a top-quality course by XMU, Fujian Province, as well as the Ministry of Education respectively.

Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus is geared at producing graduates who are able to strike a balance between theories and practical implementation in software engineering, applying their knowledge and skills to design, develop, maintain and manage computer and mobile application systems in the context of a real-world engineering environment.

Programme Highlights
  • A comprehensive curriculum that is designed to cultivate the fundamental technical skills of graduates alongside the freedom to specialise in niche areas of software engineering.

  • An emphasis on cultivating interdisciplinary software engineering talents who are capable of meeting challenges in an ever-changing world.

  • A problem-based learning approach that incorporates practical/project/training-based elements into the teaching-learning process.

  • An opportunity to gain valuable industry exposure and hands-on experience through cooperation with global IT enterprises.

Main Courses Offered
  • Computing Mathematics

  • Computer Fundamentals

  • C and C++ Programming

  • Principles of Information Systems

  • Data Structure

  • Principles of Artificial Intelligence

  • Introduction of Software Engineering

  • Computer Architecture

  • Operating Systems

  • Database

  • Fundamentals of Network Technology

  • Software Architecture and Design Patterns

  • Algorithm Analysis and Design

  • Object Oriented Modeling

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Software Quality Engineering

  • Software Project Management

  • Computer Graphics

  • Software Verification and Validation

  • Embedded System

  • Digital Media Technology

  • Advanced Software Engineering

  • Game Design and Development

  • Software Requirement Engineering

  • Information Security

  • Introduction of Cloud Computing

  • Mobile Application System Design

  • Distributed Systems

  • Data Mining

  • Technology and Application of Internet of Things

  • Big Data Analytics

  • Virtual Reality

Multimedia and telecommunication companies which are involved in application software development, software outsourcing servicing, networking, database management, information security, and software testing

Entry Requirement
STPMA pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP2.0) in any 2 subjects
A levelA pass in A-Level with at least a Grade D in any 2 subjects 
SAMA TER 70 and Grade B in 2 relevant subjects including Mathematics
CPUAn average of 70% and pass 6 subjects including Mathematics
UECA pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects including Advanced Mathematics
 Matriculation/Program Asasi (science/in a relevant field)
A pass in Foundation/Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0
DiplomaA pass in Diploma in Computer Science/Information System/Information Technology/Software Engineering/any Science and Technology or the equivalent with at least CGPA 2.5* out of 4.0

(i) Additional Mathematics** - a credit in SPM or the equivalent; OR

(ii) Mathematics and any 1 Science/Technology/Engineering subject - a credit in SPM or the equivalent AND pass a Mathematics placement test organised by XMUM before joining the programme 


*Candidates with a CGPA of less than 2.5 but more than 2.0 may be accepted subject to a stringent internal evaluation;

**The requirement for the Additional Mathematics at SPM level can be exempted if the Foundation/Matriculation or  its equivalent offers a Mathematics course that is of a similar or higher level compared to the Additional Mathematics at SPM level. 

The degree is not among the fields of engineering in the register of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.


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