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FOREWORD

From the Deans Desk

A warm welcome to our new members of the Faculty! It is my pleasure to invite you to the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FoCuS-IT). The acronym FoCuS-IT refers to our target and Focus on Individual Transformation. We are thus committed towards the development of holistic individuals who are not only equipped with sound knowledge and skills but also having the drive and character to meet emerging global challenges. The faculty has thus adopted a four year programme of study in-line with the ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula and in compliance with the Code of Practice of the Malaysian Qualification Framework. The balanced curricular has received the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status and is value-added by Industry-led professional training programme. It is thus not surprising that our students are well sought-after by employees. Our infrastructure and facilities have been constantly upgraded and wellequipped with advanced computing and network facilities on par with leading world class institutions. This combined with our dynamic and wellqualified academics together with a conducive teaching-learning environment, makes the faculty an ideal place to shape up your enterprising and illustrious career.

Let me share with you the good news that, as computer scientists, you have the opportunity to shape the world with software dominating every aspect of our lives (i.e. homes, cars, planes, and schools). I hope that you will make the most of your study experience in the faculty and do your best to discover and achieve your true potential. We challenge you to share our dreams and vision and invite you to collaborate with us as partners in bringing about a meaningful change to our society and world.

Professor Dr Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer Dean, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology

UNIMAS

UNIMAS

Introduction
The university was officially incorporated on 24th December 1992. With about 30 academic staff, the University opened its doors to the first batch of 118 students on 8th August 1993. The students were registered in the two pioneering faculties, the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. Two academic support centres were also established: the Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia, and the Centre for Academic Information Services. The following year (1994) saw four more faculties opening their doors for degree courses: the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Information Technology. The period between January 1995 and the end of December 1996 saw further consolidation in the academic and research structure of the university. Two more faculties began taking in their pioneer batches of students; the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (1995) and the Faculty of Economics and Business (1996). These brought the total numbers of faculties to eight, as originally planned. The Centre for Language & Communication Studies began to offer the TESL programme, in addition to language generic courses. The Institute of Health and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Software Technology were added to the list of research institutes.

The historic year of 1997 witnessed the pioneering batch of graduates receiving their degrees at the inaugural convocation of the University. The year also saw the establishment of the Institute of East Asian Studies. The year 2000 witnessed the change in the Vice-Chancellor seat, Professor Dato Zawawi Ismail, the first Vice-Chancellor succeeded by Professor Datuk Yusuf Hadi as the second Vice-Chancellor of UNIMAS. Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Rashid Abdullah was appointed as the 3rd Vice-Chancellor on 1st February 2005 and from the year 2008 until present, the 4th Vice-Chancellor of UNIMAS is Professor Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid. As of January 2012 the total student population of UNIMAS is 11,160 and the total number of staff is 2,143.

UNIMAS: Vision and Mission


Vision To become an exemplary university of internationally acknowledged stature and a scholarly institution of choice for both students and academics through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Mission To generate, disseminate and apply knowledge strategically and innovatively to enhance the quality of the nation's culture and prosperity of its people.

FoCuS-IT

FoCuS-IT: Focus on Individual Transformation

Background
Computer Science is devoted to the applications of modern technologies that are based on computers and telecommunications. The main focus of computer science is the benefits of this technology to human life in the various fields such as industry, education, management, sciences, arts and business. FoCuS-IT has been chosen as the acronym for the Faculty of Computer Science and IT, as it highlights our emphasis and focus in bringing out human excellence through continuous efforts in blossoming and transforming individuals. It is thus our aspiration that every individual who comes into our orbit will evolve and discover their true potential through the blended assimilation of innovative humanistic technologies. The three corporate colors (blue, red, yellow) of UNIMAS and the Faculty colour, silver are used in producing this unique design, depicting us as the producer of individuals who will play a lead role in shaping our future world.IT is in gold indicating a transformation. The faculty was established in November 1993 and is situated at the UNIMAS campus in Kota Samarahan. During its early years, this faculty was known as the Faculty of Information Technology. The faculty was established to fulfill Malaysia needs for more education and research centers in producing scholars in the field Computer Science and Information Technology. It was necessary for the existence of a center of higher education that is able to develop this discipline parallel with the local industry. This is to achieve the countrys desire to be the hub for education and information technology trainings as well as to increase industrial export in information technology.
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In 2003, the faculty name was changed to the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. The change was done due to the rapid development in computers technologies and the importance of science and technology education. The title of its bachelor degree was changed from Bachelor of Information Technology to Bachelor of Computer Science. Later that year, the faculty was awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status on the 17th November 2003. This award showed that the faculty has been able to provide excellent education and training, not just to the students as well as to the general public through its innovative and up-to-date programmes.

Faculty: Vision and Mission


Vision To be the centre of excellence, internationally acknowledged in the field of computer science & information Technology. Mission To become a centre of excellence, acknowledged for its innovative & contemporary education programme, dynamic research & professional services.

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Faculty Objectives
To achieve the vision and mission mentioned earlier, the faculty has the following objectives: To contribute to the direction and future advancement of the national profile in global competition and the dependency increase on technology. To create unique characteristics, that enables the faculty and the university to be known as the leader in idea development and as a model to be emulated by others. To educate individuals, staff and students to become members of the society who are autonomous, responsible and cooperative as well as having the ability to face any future challenge. To display excellent academic quality and relevance in academia programme that will enable students to meet criteria required by future employers. To spearhead innovative development and technology-based learning practice. To gain excellent research reputation in specialized areas. To extend innovative applications of modern technology by providing services to the community. information

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Faculty Administrative Staff


Management & Support Stas Assistant Registrar Si Normah bin Yusup Secretary to the Dean Doris Francis Harris Assistant Secretary to the Deputy Deans Si Maimunah bin Ibrahim Assistant Administrave Ocer Noraida bin Johdi Assistant Accounts Ocer Hamizah bin Kawi Administrave Assistant (Finance) Suriani bin Junaidi Senior Administrave Assistant (Clerical/Operaon) Gadong Tua Administrave Assistant (Clerical/ Operaon) Naimah bin Yusuf Nooridah bin Siman Si Muhaini bin Hairiri Roslie B Remin Arthur Fred anak Waverley Gill Si Hadawa bin Daud Guest Relaon Ocer Nur Efarizan bin Mogan General Assistant Mohd Zaki Sharkawi Telephone +6082-58-3766 Level 3 e-mail ysnormah@t.unimas.my

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doris@t.unimas.my

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Faculty Technical Staff


Management & Support Stas Informaon Technology Ocer Adam Francis Assistant Engineer Mohamad Arif bin Ibrahim Wan Hosen Wan Shekh Computer Technician Mahadir Sidi Airina Ramli Wilma Nur Syahadah Abdullah Ghazali Ahmad Razylino b Natu Technician Razeki bin Jelihi Zulhilmi bin Roslan Telephone +6082-58-3577 Level G LG 1 LG G G 1 1 e-mail fadam@t.unimas.my imarif@t.unimas.my whosen@t.unimas.my smahadir@t.unimas.my rairina@t.unimas.my awnsyadah@t.unimas.my ahghazali@t.unimas.my nrazylino@t.unimas.my jrazeki@t.unimas.my rzulhilmi@t.unimas.my

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Faculty Staff Statistics


Posion Professor Associate Professor Senior Lecturer Lecturer Tutor Assistant Registrar Administrave Sta Informaon Technology Ocer Technical Sta Cumulave Total Permanent Sta 2 3 17 42 2 1 14 1 9 Contract Sta 2 2 Total 4 5 17 42 2 1 14 1 9 95

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Faculty Activities (2011-2013)


Name FoCuS-IT Open Day 2012 Date: 29th Feb. 1st March 2012 Category Aim To promote the faculty to the world and at the same me to let them to parcipate in various acvies which is organized along the day. To provide a cercaon model with syllabus and exams, thus fostering further educaon in the eld of requirements engineering. To create an environment for the students to increase self-esteem and be movated to excel. Target Group SPM/STPM/ Diploma holders

Open Day

Professional Cercaon on Requirements Engineering Date: 12th14th Apr 2012 (Training) /16th April 2012 (Examinaon)

Training, Cercaon

Research assistants, academic stas, students

Mentor Mentee Program Mentoring

Stas / Students

Borneo Heritage Symposium 2012

(Research) Symposium

To promote & sharing the knowledge in archives digitaons eld; To introduce internaonal research forum, called Austrian Forum-Plaorm for Digital Heritage into Sarawak research community and its network.

Researcher, historian, museum oces, ICT person, government and private sectors ocer

FCSIT Roadmap (Research) Workshop

To bring together all FCSIT academic stas, discussing the direcon of faculty core research and documenng the nding so that it can be shared to the whole world.

FCSIT academic stas and researchers.

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Faculty Activities (2011-2013).continued


Name FCSIT Seminar Series Category Aim To share knowledge presented by disnguished speakers series (internal or external UNIMAS), faculty academic stas returning from study leave and postgraduate students about their progress of research. Target Group Academic stas, researchers, postgraduate students

(Research) Seminar

Infosys Campus Connect Date:29th June 10th August 2012 Batch 6th: Universi Msia Pahang Batch 7th: Universi Tun Hussein Onn Msia

Training, Cercaon

To develop and rollout programmes for enhancing the quality and quanty of IT talent pool in Msian Instuons of Higher Learning. As a preparaon for students before working on real life customer projects.

3rd or Final year students

19th 2011 Naonal Dynabook ICT Compeon

Compeon

To culvate the interests among the students in computer informaon technology, let the students to master the knowledge and skills about computer and informaon technology, enhance the ability of mulple intelligences. Promong the interacons and ideas exchange between the students from dierent schools, smulang students to think logically, develop their brain capacity of potenal and skills of creave arts.

Primary School Students

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Faculty Activities (2011-2013).continued


Name 3P Program Category Training, Cercaon Aim To fulll current industry needs. Target Group IT & IT-related nal year students

Faculty Annual Dinner 2012

Annual Dinner

To bring together all faculty stas and students. A plaorm for students to express their creavity and share their ideas by using Microso tools and technology. To bring together researchers and praconers, represenng dierent perspecves, to share and to exchange their ideas on the processing of South East Asian Language. To expose lecturers and research students to a beer approach of preparing technical document. The benets of PBL include, increased retenon of data; integraon of knowledge; life-long learning; movaon to learn; development of reasoning and crical thinking skills; development of communicaon and interpersonal skills; and development of the ability to work eecvely in a team.

Faculty Stas/ Students Students

Imagine Cup 2012 Compeon

Internaonal Workshop on Malay and Indonesian Language Engineering (MALINDO 2012)

(Research) Workshop

Researchers (academia & industry), students

LaTeX Workshop Training

Academicians, research students

Problem Based Learning (PBL) for Computer-Science based Disciplines (Research) Workshop

Academicians

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Faculty Activities (2011-2013).continued


Name Academic Technical Wring Category (Research) Workshop Aim To exposes students on the crux of academic technical wring. Target Group Final-year undergraduate students and all postgraduate students FCSIT Academician

Research Workshop

Methodology (Research) Workshop

This workshop is organized for the faculty academic sta about the importance of outlining the research roadmap for the faculty. To assist research students to improve their academic wring, whether for publicaon or for the PhD or Masters thesis. To bring together researchers and praconers from both academia & industry to collaboravely and cooperavely shape our future together for we know from this digital era.

Improving and Focusing Your Academic Wring

(Research) Workshop

Postgraduate students

CITA 2011 (Research) Conference

Researchers (academia & industry), students

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Vice Chancellor Innovation Award


UNIMAS has organized an Excellence Award Ceremony 2011 at DeTAR PUTRA on 7th July 2012. During the event, FCSIT won the "Vice Chancellor Innovation Award (Anugerah Inovasi Naib Canselor, AINC 2011)". FCSIT Group Members: Dr Noor Alamshah Bolhassan (L), Prof Dr Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, Mohamad Nazri b Khairuddin, Dr Nadianatra bt Musa, Dayang Hanani bt Abang Ibrahim, Siti Normah bt Yusup, and Adam ak Francis Project Title: "E-CourseOutline: An Innovation in Helping to Design and Develop Academic Programmes at UNIMAS (Sistem E-CourseOutline: Satu Inovasi dalam Membantu Merekabentuk dan Membangunkan ProgramProgram Akademik di UNIMAS)".

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Students Awards & Achievements


The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology has produced a total of 1246 graduates since its inception in November 1993. Table below provides the statistics on the number of graduates from 2001 to 2011.
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Number of graduates 94 144 140 177 69 75 106 75 109 101 39

Infosys
Infosys Campus Connect Programme is an initiative by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in collaboration with Multimedia Development Corporation (MdeC) and Infosys Technologies Limited, India, as a strategic partner, to develop and roll-out programmes for enhancing the quality and quantity of IT talent pool in Malaysian Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The core programme for Campus Connect is the Foundation Programme (FP). It is a training programme designed by the Education and Research department of Infosys for entry-level students who, on completion of their undergraduate studies, will be better prepared to work on real life customer projects.

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The training included modules such as Programming Fundamentals, Analysis of Algorithm, Advanced Java Programming and others, together with a week of soft skills training. For further details about this program, please send your enquiry to Mr. Norfadzlan bin Yusup (FCSIT, UNIMAS) who has been appointed as a single point of contact (for UNIMAS zone). This year, a total of 164 High Learning Institutes (HLI) participants from all over Malaysia were selected to go through the programme, including five students from our faculty. They are Mah Yuen Tong, Mohammad Yuhalis Bin Mohd Khalid, Corbin Anak Atek, Nur Aimi Binti Abdullah Sani and Ng Boon Ding.

3P Program
3P known as 'Program Pentauliahan Profesional' is an industry-based certification initiative by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd (PSSB)to fulfill current industry needs. Prestariang Systems SdnBhd (PSSB) is responsible to provide ICT training and certification together with the supply of licences for the software used in trainings and certification programmes. Targeted for IT & IT-related final year students, 3P will complement the degree/diploma awarded by the Universities & Polytecnics/Community Colleges. Fast Facts regarding 3P program: Globally-Recognised Professional Certifications Full sponsorship from Ministry of Higher Education for Malaysian students Targeted for IT & IT-related final year students Classes conducted by Certified Master Trainers Participants receive original Course Materials Courses & Certifications are in English & Standards set Internationally by vendors Each class is for 25 students, fully equipped with 25 PCs each Participants with minimum of 75% attendance receive Certificate of Attendance Programme includes Soft-skill Modules to enhance employability 3P Database System to track graduates' Employment Status

Source of reference: 3P Website: http://3p.prestariang.com.my/programme/, Retrieved 28th June 2012.


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Imagine Cup
For 2012 Imagine Cup which was held in Australia, our faculty submitted one project called Neos Life Tree, and has been recognized as a World Semi Final Top 100 Teams. This project was supervised by Dr. Cheah Wai Shiang supervision. The detail about the project is mentioned as following: Category: Game Design Development for Window Phone Project Name: Neo's Life Tree Project Description: Is an interesting interaction Window Phone Game, which is all about meet with Neo-the lone survivor of her planet, Boinky Boinky. She escapes to Earth as her precious planet has been destroyed by mutated pollutants. Amazed by how beautiful Earth is, she decides to make it her new home. But to her horror, armies of mutated pollutants are slowly rising, threatening to crush Earth. Neo refuses to let history repeat itself;with her special orb abilities and Earth's technology, she is ready to fight. Goal/Objective: Ensure environmental sustainability Team Members:Tay Zhen Wei, Hue Boon Kee, and Lim Zhi Xuan. Development Tool: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 window phone SDK 7.0 Zune Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Adobe CS5 collection

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ACADEMIC

Academic Information
The faculty offers five undergraduate programmes: Computational Science Information Systems Multimedia Computing Network Computing Software Engineering Further information on each of these programmes are described under Section Department, separately. UNIMAS has two semesters in a year and each semester will have a duration of 17 weeks which consists of 14 weeks of lecture, one week of revision and two weeks of examination.

Academic Term
The university also offers a short semester specifically for students to undergo industrial training, teaching training and practicum for a duration of 8 weeks.

Duration of Study

For a Bachelor degree programmes, the duration of study is from 4 to 8 calendar years. However in certain cases, the minimum duration of study is 6 semesters.

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Students enrol for the 2012/2013 session will undergo a four-year program with the following credit requirements:

Credit Requirements

Prerequisite Course

A prerequisite course is a course that must be completed, which a specified minimum grade must be achieved before undertaking another specified course. Prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions in the guidebook. It is very important for a student to pass the prerequisites because if a student fails to obtain at least the minimum grade, this may impede the progression of their degree programme.
Course Type Faculty Courses Common Core Courses Programme Core Courses Industrial Training Final Year Project I & II Elecve Courses Generic Courses Total 42 21 12 8 Credit

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Plagiarism and Collusion

Plagiarism is the representation of work which has been copied in whole or in part from another persons work, or from any other source such as the internet, published books or periodicals without due acknowledgement given in the text. Collusion is the presentation of work that is the result in whole or in part of unauthorized collaboration with another person or persons.

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Assessment Information

The aim of assessment is to guide students' learning to the stated learning outcomes of the courses. This is done by ensuring that expected learning takes place within the courses. Course level learning outcomes describe the level of learning expected in the course, and are assessed by strategies appropriate to that level of learning and the environment provided by the course. Thus, programme outcomes will be achieved by progressively meeting appropriate levels of knowledge, skills and understanding during the years of study. Lecturer of the course will determine the assessment methods to be used. Examples of assessment methods are assignment or project report, examination tests, practical tests, all of which may require varying combinations of individual and group contribution. Final grades given to the student at the end of the course will be determined by the Faculty Examination Board Committee and will be endorsed by Senate of UNIMAS. For more information on grades, please refer to Peraturan Akademik Pengajian Ijazah Sarjana Muda.

Credit Transfer

Student is allowed to apply for credit transfer for certain courses. For more information on credit transfer, please refer to the Peraturan Akademik Pengajian Ijazah Sarjana Muda.

ASSIST supports online teaching and learning initiative in UNIMAS. It has several systems to support the teaching-learning practices such as Morpheus and Learnfinity. These systems provide many facilities for online interaction between lecturer and student, for example, forum, wiki, blog and others. Besides that, student is able to download lecture notes and find extra information about the course that he registers. A new student is required to register their accounts first before using the systems. For more information, please refer to the Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia (CALM) or view their website www.calm.unimas.my.

Academic Support System (ASSIST)

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Course Enrolment Information

It is the responsibility of the student to make sure he enrolls in the correct courses each semester. Registration is done online via Anjung UNIMAS. Registering or withdrawing from a course must be done prior to certain dates to prevent academic and financial penalties. It is also the responsibility of the student to know all of the registration deadlines. Certain courses require student to enroll tutorial or laboratory. The student is advised to select a tutorial or laboratory that best suits his timetable. Should there be clashes, student must consult course lecturer to resolve the matter.

Grading System
Grade Marks Range Grade Value Performance Core Course/Generic Course/ Elecve Course A AB+ B BC+ C CD F 80-100 75-79 70-74 65-69 60-64 55-59 50-54 45-49 40-44 <40 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.00 Fail Good Disncon

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FACULTY CORE COURSES

Faculty Core Courses

These courses cover knowledge and skills towards specification in certain field or area that are demanded for certain programmes. Each programme not only focuses on its theory and specific practice, but also emphasizes technology and management aspects. Faculty core courses are divided into two categories, which are: Common Core Courses compulsory to all students in every programme. Programme Core Course compulsory to students in their respective programme.

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Common

Core Courses

TMC1013 System Analysis and Design This course provides students with knowledge and experience of conducting systems analysis and design of a system, and its placement within the software development lifecycle. The course emphasizes process, data and event modeling for representing key aspects of information systems. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the mechanisms required for modeling during the acquisition of requirements and the formulation of information system solutions. The course also provides different roles of stakeholders involved in an Information Systems (IS) development projects, and the responsibilities associated with these roles. The course instructs students with an awareness of the software development lifecycle, in particular requirements analysis and design phases. Prerequisite: None TMC1213 Computer Architecture The course introduces 3 main themes: internal structure of the digital computer the classic Von Neumann architecture relationship between high-level language constructs and their implementation on the computer investigated through the use of an Assembly Language and C. Prerequisite: None TMC1233 Operating System This course explores the fundamental concepts which are necessary for a computer operating system. The emphasis of the course is placed on the both hardware and software operation that are managed by computer operating system. Prerequisite: None

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Core Courses

TMC1214 Communication and Computer Network The course is an introductory course on Networks and Computer Communications. It takes a bottom-up overview of the OSI layered model. It will introduce Networking and Communications issue in relation to the 7 layers model throughout the course. It provides an introduction, appreciation and understanding to LAN and WAN design, implementation and application within organisations. Emergent network issues and services of telecoms will be covered from a technical viewpoint. Prerequisite: None TMC1414 Introduction to Programming This course provides a general introduction to programming in C. It is designed to give students the ability to write simple computer programs in C and to be able to understand such programs written by others. The course covers problem solving skills, writing algorithms, basic C syntax, control structures (loops, if statements, switches), functions and input/output operations. The course forms part of a core courses for the undergraduate program within the faculty, and provide programming foundation for other courses. Prerequisite: None TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms This course will focus on data structures and associated algorithms that are fundamental to the study of computer science. We will also discuss analysis of algorithms in terms of algorithmic efficiency. The innovative feature of this course is the use of the C++ language. C++ is widely used in the industry worldwide, and is rapidly becoming the language of choice for software development professionals. It is a very desirable asset when acquiring employment. Prerequisites: TMC1414 Introduction to Programming TMC1814 Discrete Mathematics
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Core Courses

TMC1814 Discrete Mathematics This course will prepare the student with mathematical foundations for other Computer Science and Information Technology course which including data structures, algorithms, database theory, computer security and operating system. Prerequisite: None TMC2034 Database Concept and Design This module explores the fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use and implementation of database and document management systems. A particular emphasis is placed on the relational database model. Prerequisite: TMC1014 System Analysis and Design

TMC2413 Object Oriented Software Development This course will enable student to think about solutions to computational problems in an object-oriented manner, capture reusable patterns of design and write programs proficiently and professionally. Prerequisite: TMC1434 Data Structure and Algorithms

TMC3012 Ethics & Professionalism This course covers material on the responsibilities and ethical issue in the working environment, risks and liabilities, the different types of computer misuse and intellectual property issues related to the computer science field. Prerequisite: None

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Common

Core Courses

TMC1874 Mathematics for Computing This course provides an introduction to Statistics and Linear Algebra, fundamental to the development of statistical models, computation framework for posing and solving problems especially in computer science related fields. Inference, with coverage of data collection and analysis is emphasized to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and to make informed decisions. Although formulas and formal procedures are discussed, it stresses thinking over the blind use of mechanical procedures, the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data. Using a matrix theory and vector space approach, this course also provides an understanding of the major concepts that underlie linear algebra and matrix analysis. Later chapters introduce a key topic such as eigenvector and provide illustrative examples. Prerequisite : None

TMC2434 Software Engineering and Application Development This course consists of a brief introduction to the fundamental principles in Software engineering as well as detail coverage of processes and methodologies involved in Software Development. The subject will cover topics on software requirement, design, development, verification and validation. Students are required to implement the knowledge gain in lectures by conducting a small software development project. Reports on processes and methodologies used for the software development project needs to be produce accordingly to what have been lectured. Prerequisite: TMC1414 Introduction to Programming

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Core Courses

TMC3034 Productisation and Technopreneurship This course will provide a foundation to prepare students to become technopreneurs, who will start-up and run technology-based SMEs. The course comprises two parts: firstly, focusing on product development (be it a new product or innovation of existing products) and secondly, on commerciali-sing the product (the nature, process and running of creating a new venture). Successful technopreneurs and venture professionals from industry will be invited to share their experiences. Students will be required to form teams and develop business plans for technology-based ventures that they are interested in starting. Business plans will be scrutinised by practicing venture capitalisation and successful technopreneurs. This course also provides a study of the theory and nature of electronic commerce, particularly those based on Internet technologies. Students will be exposed to introduction to electronic principles commerce, the internet and the web infrastructure for e-commerce, webbase tools for e-commerce and e-commerce software, e-commerce application, security, electronic payment system, and current trends in use of e-commerce. Prerequisite: None TMP2634 Multimedia Programming This course can be divided into two parts. The first part aims at introducing the students to the Java programming language, and the second part focuses more on designing and developing Java-based multimedia applications. Prerequisite: TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms

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TMP2654 Web Based System Development This course will provide students an understanding of the web-based system development process, and how it can be applied in different types of information systems. It explores one of many web development frameworks and shows how that framework can help to build applications and solve common business problems. It also introduces fundamental PHP progrmming, MySQL and database concepts, and how to access data from MySQL using PHP. Prerequisite: None

Other Core Courses: TMP4913 Final Year Project I (Refer to Section FYP, at page 91) TMP4935 Final Year Project II (Refer to Section FYP, at page 92) TMY3912 Industrial Training (Refer to Section Industrial Training, at page 93-94)

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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

CSE at a Glance

Introduction
Department of Computing and Software Engineering (CSE) is one of the four research-based departments in the faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), UNIMAS. The CSE department is well-known in its three research priority areas such as Image Processing, Intelligent Systems, and Formal Methods. It offers a fruitful and stimulating research environment, advancing fundamental discoveries in various areas including multimedia technologies, image processing, geographic information system, intelligent systems, formal methods, object technologies and software engineering. The CSE department provides a home for the academic staffs as well as students in which their professional development can be enhanced through appropriate programme organization, and professional and collegial mentoring. For this, staffs in the CSE department actively participating in both national and international levels research projects, consultations, and industrial collaborations in their area of expertise. The CSE department offered two undergraduate programmes which are Software Engineering (SE) programme and Multimedia Computing (MC) programme.

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Academic Staff
Sta Name Dr Edwin Mit Head of Department Research interest: natural language semancs, object technologies and formal-object soware engineering and modeling Email & Phone Number edwin@t.unimas.my +6082-583636 Room Locaon 3R, Level 3 Qualicaon PhD (Soware Engineering), University of Salford MSc (Soware Engineering), University of Bradford BSc (Hons), Computer Science, Universi Kebangsaan Malaysia kmasyraf@t.unimas.my +6082-583797 3J, Level 3 MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia

Muhammad Asyraf bin Khairuddin SE Programme Coordinator Research interest: Soware Engineering, soware process Suria Kharni Jali MC Programme Coordinator Research interest: Mulmedia Compung, Web Technologies, Game Technologies and Image Processing Professor Dr Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer Research interest: Knowledge Management Technology, Arcial Intelligence

jskharni@t.unimas.my +6082-583642

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MSc in Advanced Compung: Global and Mulmedia Compung, University of Bristol Bachelor of Computer Science (Mulmedia) (Hons), Universi Putra Malaysia

nara@t.unimas.my +6082-583767

Deans Oce, Level 3

PhD (Dr Techn), University of Gratz MSc (Computer Science), Universi Sains Malaysia BSc Computer, Universi Sains Malaysia

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Academic Staff
Sta Name Professor Dr Wang Yin Chai Research interest: Image Processing & GIS Email & Phone Number ycwang@t.unimas.my +6082-583793 Room Locaon 3C, Level 3 Qualicaon PhD (Geographical Informaon System), Universi Sains Malaysia BSc Comp. (Hons) with Educaon, Universi Teknologi Malaysia uzmshahid@t.unimas.my +6082-583629 3M, Level 3 Ph.D, University of the Ryukyus, Japan M.Sc.(Computer Engineering), Shanghai University , China B.Sc. (EEE), RUET, Bangladesh

Assoc Prof Dr Md. Shahid Uz Zaman Research interest: GIS based Vehicle Roung, Satellite Image Processing, Database Management, Algorithm and Service Science Dr Jacey-Lynn Minoi Research interest: Computaonal Mulvariate Stascal Me-thods

jacey@t.unimas.my +6082-583747

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PhD (Computer Science),Imperial College London MSc (Mulmedia Technology), University of Manchester Instute of Science & Technology (UMIST) BIT Computaonal Science (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

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Sta Name Dr Azman bin Bujang Masli Research interest: Formal Method, Renement Email & Phone Number bmazman@t.unimas.my +6082-583652 Room Locaon 1K, Level 1 Qualicaon PhD, (Soware Engineering), University of Sheeld Master of Soware Engineering, University of South Australia BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Putra Malaysia Dr Cheah Wai Shiang Research interest: Agent based compung: Agent oriented RE, agent oriented project management for ICT4D, agent oriented ubiquitous learning, lightweight mobile agent Dr Hj Noor Alamshah bin Bolhassan Research interest: Spaal Media and Mobile Compung wscheah@t.unimas.my +6082-583819 3O, Level 3 PhD, (Soware Engineering), Melbourne University MSc Network Compung, Monash University BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Putra Malaysia

bnalamshah@t.unimas.my +6082-583736

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PhD (Computer Science & Engineering), University of Aizu MSc (Computer Science & Engineering), University of Aizu BSc Computer Science (Hons), Universi Kebangsaan Malaysia Phd (Spaal Sciences), Curn University of Technology MSc (Information Technology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak B Informaon Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak 38

Dr Chai Soo See Research interest: Remote Sensing, Image Processing, GIS

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Sta Name Dr Dayang Nurfatimah bt. Awang Iskandar Research interest: Semanc Web, Image Processing Email & Phone Number dnfaiz@fit.unimas.my +6082-583746 Room Locaon 2U, Level 2 Qualicaon PhD (Computer Science), RMIT University Master of Mulmedia Compung, Monash University BIT (Hons) Computaonal Science, Universi Malaysia Sarawak Noor Hazlini bin Hj. Borhan Research interest: Soware Engineering, Soware Tesng, Game-Based Learning Hamizan bin Sharbini Research interest: Crowd Simulaon and Image Processing shamizan@t.unimas.my +6082-583717 2I, Level 2 bnhazlini@t.unimas.my +6082-583640 1H, Level 1 MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc Comp. Science (Soware Engineering), Universi Malaysia Pahang MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia Bachelor of Informaon Technology(Hons), Universi Teknologi Petronas Master of Informaon Technology, University of New South Wales B Comp Science (Hons) Mulmedia Compung, Universi Malaysia Sarawak syahruln@t.unimas.my +6082-583817 3T, Level 3 MSc in Electronic Imaging and Media Communiaons (Mulmedia System), University of Bradford BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia 39

Amelia Ja Robert Jupit Research interest: Game Based-Learning

rjaja@t.unimas.my +6082-583643

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Syahrul Nizam Junaini Research interest: Mobile User Interacon and Social Media Usability

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Sta Name Jonathan Sidi Research interest: Interacve Mulmedia Design, User-Computer Interacon Design, User-Computer Experience Design Email & Phone Number jonathan@t.unimas.my +6082-583808 Room Locaon 3Q, Level 3 Qualicaon Master in Interacve Mulmedia, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia PostGraduate Diploma (Teaching & Learning in Higher Educaon), UNIMAS BSc ( Hons) Comp. (Mulmedia) Universi Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia Dip. Computer Science, Universi Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia Tan Ping Ping Research interest: Soware Tesng, Informaon Retrieval pptan@t.unimas.my +6082-583727 2J, Level 2 MSc (Informaon Technology), Universi Malaysia Sarawak Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak ynorfadzlan@t.unimas.my +6082-583809 3L, Level 3 MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc (Computer Science) Universi Teknologi Malaysia

Norfadzlan bin Yusup Research interest: So compung and applicaons, Manufacturing/ Machining process opmizaon, System development and intelligence system Norazian bin Mohd. Hamdan Research interest: Modelling, Methodologies

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Sta Name Abdul Rahman bin Mat Research interest: Requirements Analysis & Specicaon, Knowledge-based System Eaqerzilla Phang Research interest: Object-Oriented, Soware Engineering Wee Bui Lin Research interest: Soware Metrics Email & Phone Number marahman@t.unimas.my +6082-583728 Room Locaon 2L, Level 2 Qualicaon MSc Computer Science & Engineering, University of Aizu B Informaon Technology (Hons), Universi Utara Malaysia eqzla@t.unimas.my +6082-583667 1U, Level 1 MSc Soware Engineering, University of Brighton B Computer Science (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia blwee@t.unimas.my +6082-583725 2F, Level 2 MSc Real-me Soware Engineering, Universi Teknologi Malaysia BIT Soware Engineering (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak byan@t.unimas.my Master of Soware Engineering, Grith University B Computer Science (Hons), Universi Sains Malaysia On Study Leave Mohamad Johan bin Ahmad Khiri Research interest: Soware Engineering Formal Method akmjohan@t.unimas.my Master of Informaon Technology, Monash University BSc Soware Engineering (Hons) ,Universi Putra Malaysia On Study Leave

Yan Rosmunie bin Bujang Research interest: Soware Quality

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Sta Name Nurfauza bin Jali Research interest: Requirement Engineering, Model-based engineering Email & Phone Number jnurfauza@t.unimas.my Room Locaon Qualicaon MSc Real-me Soware Engineering, Universi Teknologi Malaysia BIT Soware Engineering (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak On Study Leave Irwandi Hipni bin Mohd Hipiny Research interest: Feature Descriptor, Computer Vision, Acvity Recognion mhihipni@fit.unimas.my MSc (Computer Science), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia BSc (Computer Science) (Hons), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia On Study Leave Wang Hui Hui Research interest: Image Processing hhwang@fit.unimas.my MSc (Information Technology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak BIT Software Engineering (Hons), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak On Study Leave Tutor Emmy Dahliana Hossain hedahliana@fit.unimas.my Bachelor of Computer Science (Interacve Media) with Honours, Universi Teknikal Malaysia Melaka On Study Leave

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Curriculum Structure : Software Engineering


Year / Sem Course Code TMX1010 EBX0032 PPD1011 TMC1214 TMC1414 TMC1814 TMC1014 PPD1022 TMX2012 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMC1434 TMC1874 SSX0012 PBI1012 TMP2634 TMC2034 TME2073 TMN2073 SSX0022 PBI1032 TMC2434 TMT2033 TMP2654 TMC2413 PBM2022 TMC3012 TME2113 TME3033 TMC3034 TMP3113 TMP3413 TMY3912 TMP4913 TME4053 TMI4013 TMN3053 TMN4013 TMP4935 TME4013 TME4093 Course Name Course Type Credit Hours 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 TOTAL Total End-User Computing Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan Ketrampilan Diri Computer Architecture Introduction to Programming Discrete Mathematics System Analysis and Design Ko-Kurikulum Berkredit IT Tools for Knowledge Workers Operating Systems Communication and Computer Network Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics for Computing Islamic and Asian Civilization English for Professional Purposes Multimedia Programming Database Concept and Design Intelligent Systems Computer Security Ethnic Relations in Malaysia Academic Reading and Writing Software Engineering and App. Development Computer Graphics Web Based System Development Object Oriented Software Development Malaysian Language Ethics and Professionalism Logic Programming Expert Systems Productisation and Technopreneurship Project Management Software Engineering Laboratory Industrial Training Final Year Project I Software Testing Data Mining System Programming Distributed System Final Year Project II Formal Methods Advanced Topics in Software Engineering Elective Course Generic Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 4 Elective 5 Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 6 Elective 7 Elective 8 Faculty Core Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Elective 9 Elective 10 Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Elective 11

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TME2073 Intelligent Systems The course will provide students with the knowledge in Artificial Intelligence concentrating on intelligent systems. The course would include the methodologies in developing knowledge representation as well as the various searching techniques that is employed in the development of intelligent systems. The course would also delve into some central areas of artificial intelligence such as problem solving and the application of AI in real world applications such as neural network, expert systems, natural language processing, genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic and intelligent tutoring system. Throughout the course, the student will frequently be required to work with examples. Prerequisite(s): TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms TME2113 Logic Programming The course is divided into two components, which is the theory and practical component. The theory component of the course covers on the environment and development of logic programming. The practical components emphasizes in developing real world applications in Artificial Intelligent using logic programming. Prerequisite(s): TME2073 Intelligent Systems TME3033 Expert Systems The course provides an overview of the structure of an expert systems as well covering on the various methodologies involve in the development an expert systems. In general the course will cover on the roles of the knowledge engineer, the various techniques involve in the knowledge acquisition process and the construction of the different types of knowledge representation and reasoning. Prerequisite(s): TME2073 Intelligent Systems

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TMP3413 Software engineering Lab This course will provide students with the necessary skills in the development a software product in a team environment. Student will be introduced to the Team Software Process (TSP); an integrated framework that guides development teams in producing high-quality software-intensive systems. The course also consists of an introduction to the methods presented in the TSP which are; how to establish roles; how to conceive, design, and plan a project; and how to track and report on software projects progress. Prerequisite(s): TMC2413 Object Oriented Software Development TMC2434 Software Engineering and Application Development TME4013 Formal Methods This course introduces the elements of formal methods, its syntax and semantics and its supporting tools. The objectives are, to make student aware of the importance of formal methods in software specification and to enable students construct formal specification using its supporting tool. As more complex computational systems are used within critical applications, it is becoming essential that these systems are formally specified. Such specifications are used to give a precise and unambiguous description of the required system. While this is clearly important in critical systems such as life-support system, industrial process management and air/spacecraft control. In addition, as computational systems become more complex in general, formal specification can allow us to define the key characteristics of systems in a clear way and so provide the basis for verification of properties of systems. Prerequisite(s): TMC1814 Discrete Mathematics

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TME4053 Software Testing The course will introduce the concept of software testing which emphasizes on software processes. The course provides the foundation knowledge needed in managing a software product. Software issues will be also discussed in order to in still students awareness of the current global software issues. Software testing as an important phase in software development will be discussed in detail. Students will be exposed to the some type of testing through practical studies by following the real process of testing including the preparation of all relevant documents. Prerequisite(s): TMC2434 Software Engineering and Application Development

TME4093 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering The course will enable students to obtain a broad understanding on topics related to software engineering. Students will be exposed to a variety of techniques in theoretical, practical and research area in software engineering such as formal methods, web engineering, software reengineering and others. Students will explore current issues on software specification, application of formal notations, development of interface design and cost benefit analysis. Prerequisite(s): TMC2434 Software Engineering and Application Development

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Curriculum Structure : Multimedia Computing


Year / Sem Course Code TMX1010 EBX0032 PPD1011 TMC1214 TMC1414 TMC1814 TMC1014 PPD1022 TMX2012 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMC1434 TMC1874 SSX0012 PBI1012 TMP2634 TMC2034 TME2073 TMN2073 SSX0022 PBI1032 TMC2434 TMT2033 TMP2654 TMC2413 PBM2022 TMC3012 TMT3053 TMI3053 TMC3034 TMP3113 TMP3613 TMY3912 TMP4913 TMT4053 TMT4073 TMN3093 TMI4013 TMP4935 TMT4093 TMT4113 Course Name Course Type Credit Hours 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 TOTAL Total End-User Computing Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan Ketrampilan Diri Computer Architecture Introduction to Programming Discrete Mathematics System Analysis and Design Ko-Kurikulum Berkredit IT Tools for Knowledge Workers Operating Systems Communication and Computer Network Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics for Computing Islamic and Asian Civilization English for Professional Purposes Multimedia Programming Database Concept and Design Intelligent Systems Computer Security Ethnic Relations in Malaysia Academic Reading and Writing Software Engineering and Application Development Computer Graphics Web Based System Development Object Oriented Software Development Malaysian Language Ethics and Professionalism Computer Game Design and Development Human Computer Interaction Productisation and Technopreneurship Project Management Interactive Multimedia Laboratory Industrial Training Final Year Project I Multimodal Interaction Technology Digital Image Processing Computer System Administration and Management Data Mining Final Year Project II Advanced Topics in Multimedia Computing Data Visualisation Elective Course Generic Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 4 Elective 5 Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 6 Elective 7 Elective 8 Faculty Core Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Elective 9 Elective 10 Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Elective 11

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TMT2033 Computer Graphics The fundamentals of input , display and hardcopy devices, scan conversion of geometric primitives, 2D and 3D geometric transformations, clipping and windowing, scene modeling and animation, algorithms for visible surface determination, introduction to local and global shading models, colour and real-time rendering methods. Students will be evaluated using programming project and written exams.

Prerequisite(s): TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms TMC1874 Mathematics for Computing TMT3053 Computer Game Design and Development This course introduces the fundamental concepts, architecture, design, techniques and tools of game programming. Hands-on experience is emphasised. Prerequisite(s): TMC1214 Computer Architecture TMT3073 Data Visualisation Visualisation is an important tool to increase the understanding of highly technical and complex techniques in computer graphics and image processing. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skill on how to visualise data in a variety of styles and effects. The course focuses on the basic principles of visualisation techniques and image processing. This course provides practical experience in handling and visualising imagery. Special attention is paid to the issues surrounding the visualisation. Prerequisite(s): None

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TMP3613 Interactive Multimedia Laboratory This course covers theories on multimedia development process. This course will expose students to writing multimedia elements using object oriented language such as Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML). They have to program it from scratch. This will enable them to understand the modeling process of interactive 3D worlds. This knowledge will allow them to understand high level modeling tools in the market such as 3D Studio Max. The students will also be exposed to modeling, rendering and animating objects. Prerequisite(s): None TMT4053 Multimodal Interaction Technology This course gives an elementary introduction to concepts, methods and applications of Multimodal Interaction Technology. The course covers the fundamentals of speech processing, speech production models, frequencydomain analysis methods, and applications to speech coding, synthesis, recognition and audio processing. Prerequisite(s): TMP3613 Interactive Multimedia Laboratory

TMT4073 Digital Image Processing In order to process visual information in computer systems we need to know about processing digital images. This course covers the principles and fundamental concepts, theory and techniques of image processing. Each lecture consisting of a discussion of the basic theoretical concepts and including e-xamples that illustrate relevant, practical imaging problems. Image pro-cessing tools will be used to demonstrate the concepts involved. Prerequisite(s): TMC1874 Mathematics for Computing

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TMT4093 Advanced Topics in Multimedia Computing This course covers current and future issues and development in Multimedia Computing. The course will give the students an in-depth knowledge in current areas related to multimedia computing and expose students to research area of this field. Prerequisite(s): None

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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Network Computing Programme (NC)

Introduction
The Department of Computer Systems and Communication Technologies (CSCT) in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT), UNIMAS aims to group researchers and academicians of similar interests for stronger research focus particularly in mobile network services, protocols and infrastructure; wireless broadband communication technologies; wireless sensor networks; rural communications; IP technology; embedded systems; microcontrollers; grid computing and other related areas. Academic staffs within the department are among the experts in the above mentioned areas where they share knowledge and collaborate in joined research projects both within and outside of the university. Staffs in the department have been actively participating in national and international levels research projects, consultations and industrial collaborations in their area of expertise. The CSCT department also contributes toward the Network Computing (NC) undergraduate programme offered under the faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology in term of course contents, expertise in course conducting and supervising related Final Year Projects. Courses that are currently looking after by the CSCT department includes Communications and Computer Networks, Computer Architectures, Operating Systems, System Programming, Network Security, Network Technologies Lab, Microcomputer Interfacing, Distributed Systems, Network Modeling and Simulation, System Administration and Management, and Wireless Networks.
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Upon graduation, graduates from this programme have the ability to model and build network computing environment which involved the interconnectivity between systems and devices. They also able to plan, design, implement and evaluate computer systems environment including network architecture and operation management.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include computer network administrator, network engineer, system programmer, network programmer, network communication consultant and network support officer.

Academic Staff
Sta Name Assoc Prof Dr Tan Chong Eng Head of Department Research interest: Wireless and Broadband Networks, AI for Communicaon Systems, Green Compung, Communicaon Architecture Dr Halikul bin Lenando Programme Coordinator Research interest: Opportunisc Networks, Social Networks, Delay Tolerant Networks and Data Disseminaon in mobile networks. cool@t.unimas.my +6082-583639 1D, Level 1 Email & Phone Number cetan@t.unimas.my +6082-583776 Room Locaon 3A, Level 3 Qualicaon PhD (Broadband Wireless), University of Cambridge M Engineering, Universi Malaysia Sarawak B Engineering (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

PhD (Mobile Communicaons), Cardi University, Wales, UK MSc Data Communicaon & Network, University of Salford BIT System Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

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Sta Name Dr Karnah bt. Zen Research interest: Wireless network, Wireless sensor network, Mobile sensor network, Data link and network layer protocol.

Email & Phone Number karnah@t.unimas.my +6082-583649 karnah@qad.unimas.my +6082-581229

Room Locaon 1F, Level 1, FCSIT Level 3, Quality Assurance Division, Chancello ry Building 1T, Level 1

Qualicaon PhD (Wireless Sensor Network), Edith Cowan University MSc Computer (Networking), Universi Malaya BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Malaya

Rajan Thangaveloo Research interest: Data Comm. and Computer Network, Computer Security, Voice Over Internet Protocol VoIP, Network Performance

trajan@t.unimas.my +6082-583666

MSc - Network Systems Engineering, University of Plymouth, Uk BEng(Hons) - Computer Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK

Mohamad Nazim bin Jambli Research interest: Wireless Mobile Adhoc, Sensor Networks Mohamad Imran bin Hj.Bandan Research interest: Distributed Compung, Low Power System Design (System Level)

jmnazim@t.unimas.my +6082-583650

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Master of Informaon & Communicaon Technology, Grith University BIT System Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

bmimran@t.unimas.my +6082-583726

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MSc (Computer Science), Universi Sains Malaysia BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia

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Sta Name Seleviawa bt. Tarmizi Research interest: Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Mulhop wireless roung, Trust management Noralifah bt. Annuar Research interest: Wireless technology, Wireless sensor network Email & Phone Number swa@t.unimas.my +6082-583651 Room Locaon 1J, Level 1 Qualicaon Master of Informaon Technology, Queensland University of Technology B Info Technology (Hons), Universi Utara Malaysia

anoralifah@t.unimas.my +6082-583641

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Master of Informaon Technology, Queensland University of Technology BSc Data Communicaon & Networking, Universi Teknologi MARA

Azlina bt. Ahmadi Julaihi Research interest: Computer Networking (Network Performance and Management) Johari bin Abdullah Research interest: Web Services, Trust

ajazlina@t.unimas.my +6082-583716

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MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BIT Informaon System Engineering (Hons), Mulmedia University

ajohari@t.unimas.my +6082-583658

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Master of Informaon Technology, Queensland University of Technology B Computer Science (Hons), Universi Putra Malaysia

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Academic Staff
Sta Name Ahmad Hadinata bin Fauzi Research interest: Peer to peer, Cloud Compung, Network Security, Identy Management Lau Sei Ping Research interest: Data Compression, Wireless Sensor Network splau@t.unimas.my Email & Phone Number hadinata@t.unimas.my Room Locaon Qualicaon Master of Network Compung, Monash University BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia On Study Leave

MSc Computer Science, Universi Teknologi Malaysia BIT (Computer System Technology)(Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak On Study Leave

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Year / Sem Course Code TMX1010 EBX0032 PPD1011 TMC1214 TMC1414 TMC1814 TMC1014 PPD1022 TMX2012 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMC1434 TMC1874 SSX0012 PBI1012 TMP2634 TMC2034 TME2073 TMN2073 SSX0022 PBI1032 TMC2434 TMN2013 TMP2654 TMC2413 PBM2022 TMC3012 TMN2093 TMC3034 TMP3113 TMP3213 TMY3912 TMP4913 TMN3033 TMN3053 TMN4013 TMN4033 TMP4935 TMN4053 TMN4073 TMN4093 Course Name Course Type Credit Hours 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 TOTAL Total End-User Computing Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan Ketrampilan Diri Computer Architecture Introduction to Programming Discrete Mathematics System Analysis and Design Ko-Kurikulum Berkredit IT Tools for Knowledge Workers Operating Systems Communication and Computer Network Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics for Computing Islamic and Asian Civilization English for Professional Purposes Multimedia Programming Database Concept and Design Intelligent Systems Computer Security Ethnic Relations in Malaysia Academic Reading and Writing Software Engineering and Application Development Microcomputer Interfacing Web Based System Development Object Oriented Software Development Malaysian Language Ethics and Professionalism Computer System Administration and Management Productisation and Technopreneurship Project Management Internetworking Technology Laboratory Elective course Industrial Training Final Year Project I Network Performance and Simulation System Programming Distributed System Embedded System Final Year Project II Broadband Network Technology Wireless and Mobile Networks Advanced Topics in Computer Networking Generic Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 4 Elective 5 Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 6 Elective 7 Elective 8 Elective 9 Faculty Core Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Elective 10 Elective 11 Project/Lab Programme Core Programme Core Programme Core

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TMN2013 Microcomputer Interfacing This course describes in practical terms on how to program a PC to carry out time critical tasks, to sense real-world quantities such as temperature, sound, light and etc. Analysis of data acquired, display the results and performing control tasks are also part of the course. Prerequisite(s): TMC1214 Computer Architecture TMN2073 Computer Security This course aims to give students a thorough understanding of computer security. This includes high-level issues such as security policy (modelling what ought to be protected) and engineering (how we can obtain assurance that the protection provided is adequate). It also involves the protection mechanisms supported by modern processors and operating systems; cryptograph; and a wide variety of attacks ranging from network exploits through malicious code to protocol failure. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network TMN2093 Computer System Administration and Management This course begins with an introduction to systems administration with an emphasis on fundamental concepts and best practices. Topics include authentication and authorization, system backup, exploration of PC connectivity alternatives and the decision making process for designing cost -effective local area networking solutions for a given application. Emphasis is placed on the use of local area networking solutions in client/server architectures. Hands-on laboratory experiences emphasize problem solving and troubleshooting skills through network implementation. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network

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TMN3033 Network Performance and Simulation The aim of this course is to provide student with an introduction to techniques for performance modelling and analysis of computer systems and communication networks. Primary emphasis will be on analysis of measurements, discrete event simulation and queuing theory. Prerequisite(s): TMC1234 Operating System TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network TMN3053 System Programming This course is focus on network programming with some common techniques, technologies and tools that are available currently. Topics that will be covered include network development environment, development tools, thread, process, IPC and network programming. Coursework that involve programming will be emphasized. Prerequisite(s): TMC1414 Introduction to Programming TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network TMP3213 Internetworking Technology Lab This course provides a general introduction to hardware, devices and software for developing and managing computer networks. It is designed to give students the ability to plan for a new network or managing existing network infrastructure. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network

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TMN4013 Distributed System This course is concerned with loosely-coupled distributed systems in which computers communicate with one another over a network in order to carry out joint tasks. The main advantages to be gained from distributed systems are resource sharing across networks, tolerance of failures by replicating devices and data, and speed up in computational performance. In order to materialize these advantages, many systems, transperancy is one of the most important considerations. For user, it means that the files and other resources in a distributed system can be accessed without knowledge of their location. For the system bulider, tranparency hides some of the effects of distribution, and simplifies their tasks. Prerequisite(s): TMC1234 Operating System TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network

TMN4033 Embedded System The course will introduce the concept of embedded computing as an extension from previous microcomputer interfacing course. It also addresses hardware and software issues while involving design, develop and deploy of embedded system. The course will also include the study of operating platforms, tools and processes used in development and integration of embedded computing system. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network TMN2013 Microcomputer Interfacing

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TMN4053 Broadband Network Technology This course is meant to introduce the students with the latest computer networking technologies especially in building high speed enterprise backbone networks. Students will have an insight as to what high-speed network are all about. Topics in this course will include technologies such as ATM, Ethernet, and xDSL etc. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer

TMN4073 Wireless and Mobile Network This course aims to provide an in depth study of wireless and mobile network and focus mainly on wireless and mobile computing and networking, mobility of the devices and its implications at all network layers. Prerequisite(s): TMC1234 Operating System TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network

TMN4093 Advanced Topics in Computer Network This course covers a broad range of advanced networking and computer system topics, including network protocols, routing, network management, traffic management, and emerging networking technologies. Prerequisite(s): TMC1254 Communication and Computer Network

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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

Computational Science & Mathematics Programme (CS)

Introduction
The Department of Computational Science and Mathematics currently has 10 energetic academicians whose research field ranges from applied mathematics, bioinformatics, computing and operational research. The department is home to researchers and academicians who have wide interests in computer science, engineering and sciences. It is the aim of the department to enhance contacts between mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists at the university and research scientists in industry. The departments main mission is to conduct research in collaboration with industry on topics motivated by industrial applications, and to provide assistance to industry. The department also offers one major in the undergraduate program, which is the computational science major. The students in the computational science program will gain an understanding of science principally through the use and analysis of mathematical models on high-performance computers. It is the departments hope to raise the profile of the mathematical sciences in the student population.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme would be able to have careers in fields; not constraint to, such as software developers, system analyst, programmer, production and logistics planner, operational research analyst, statistician and research scientist. Students may wonder whats out there for someone with my interests and background. Well, Computational Science programme will equip you for the emerging fields like bioinformatics, data mining, materials science, finance and economics, climatology, ecology, epidemiology and environmental issues.

Academic Staff
Sta Name Dr Sze San Nah Head of Department Research interest: Operaons research, heurisc Email & Phone Number snsze@t.unimas.my +6082-583737 Room Locaon 2S, Level 2 Qualicaon PhD (Operaons Management), University of Sydney MSc Mathemacs,Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc Industrial Mathemacs(Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia Dr Chiew Kang Leng Programme Coordinator Research interest: Informaon Hiding klchiew@t.unimas.my +6082-583735 2Q, Level 2 PhD (Computer Science), Macquarie University MSc (Informaon Technology), Universi Malaysia Sarawak BIT Computer System Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

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Sta Name Assoc Prof Dr Jane Labadin Research interest: Mathemacal modeling, computaonal uid dynamics, disease modeling

Email & Phone Number ljane@t.unimas.my +6082-583775

Room Locaon Admin Oce, Level 3

Qualicaon PhD (Computaonal Mathemacs), Imperial College London MSc (Computer Science), University of Manchester Instute of Science and Technology BSc (Applied Mathemacs) (Hons), Imperial College London

Dr Shapiee bin Abd Rahman Research interest: Stascal Process Control, Experimental Design, Mulvariate Analysis, Query Interfaces Dr Nuha bin Loling Othman Research interest: Free boundary problem, dam/ltraon problem , Calculus of Variaons

sar@t.unimas.my +6082-583664

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PhD (Computer Science & Engineering), University of Aizu MSc (Industrial Stascs), University of Waikato BSc Management Science (Hons), University of Swansea

lonuha@t.unimas.my +6082-583738

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PhD (Systems Innovaon), Osaka University MSc ( Computer Science & Engineering), University of Aizu BSc Mathemacs, Universi Kebangsaan Malaysia

Ling Yeong Tyng Research interest: Cellular automata, parallel processing

ytling@t.unimas.my +6082-583713

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MSc Computer Science, California State University, East Bay. BSc Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton.

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Sta Name Terrin Lim Research interest: Stascal and Network modeling (Disease and climac) Phang Piau Research interest: Mathemacal modeling, numerical methods Sze Jeeu Fong Research interest: Stascal modeling, operaons research pphang@t.unimas.my +6082-583718 2K, Level 2 Email & Phone Number terrin@t.unimas.my +6082-583714 Room Locaon 2C, Level 2 Qualicaon MSc in Bioinformacs, Imperial College London BIT Mulmedia Compung (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak MSc Mathemacs, Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc with Ed Mathemacs (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia jfsze@t.unimas.my +6082-583724 2E, Level 2 MSc (Stascs), University of Malaya Bachelor of Educaon Mathemacs (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak sinabila@t.unimas.my +6082-583665 1R, Level 1 MSc (Mathemacs), Universi Sains Malaysia Bachelor of Educaon Mathemacs (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak wkong@t.unimas.my MSc (Mathemacs), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc & Computer with Ed Mathemacs (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia On Study Leave

Izzatul Nabila bin Sarbini Research interest: Mathemacal modeling

Tiong Wei King Research interest: Nonlinear waves, Dispersive shock waves & undular bores, the whitham modulaon theory

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Sta Name Hamimah bin Ujir Research interest: 3D Face Recognion, 3D Facial expression recognion Email & Phone Number uhamimah@t.unimas.my Room Locaon Qualicaon MSc (Computer Science), Universi Teknologi Malaysia BSc Computer Graphic (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia On Study Leave Sarah Flora Samson Juan Research interest: Speech recognion & synthesis systems & mathemacal modelling sjsora@t.unimas.my MSciTech Computaon, University of New SouthWales BSc Industrial & Computaonal Mathemacs (Hons), University of Malaya On Study Leave

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Curriculum Structure : Computational Science


Year Sem Course Code Course Name Course Type Credit Hours 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 4 18 Programme Core Elective 3 Elective 4 Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 5 Elective 6 Elective 7 Faculty Core Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 8 Elective 9 Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 10 Elective 11 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 TOTAL Total TMX1010 EBX0032 PPD1011 TMC1214 TMC1414 TMC1814 TMC1014 PPD1022 TMX2012 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMC1434 TMC1874 SSX0012 PBI1012 TMP2634 TMS2153 TMC2034 TME2073 SSX0022 PBI1032 TMC2433 4 TMS2033 TMP2654 TMP2813 PBM2022 TMC3012 TMS3033 TMS3133 TMC3034 TMY3912 TMP4913 TMS4033 TMS4053 TMN2073 TMI3053 TMP4935 TMS4013 TMT2033 End-User Computing Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan Ketrampilan Diri Computer Architecture Introduction to Programming Discrete Mathematics System Analysis and Design Ko-Kurikulum Berkredit IT Tools for Knowledge Workers Operating Systems Communication and Computer Network Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics for Computing Islamic and Asian Civilization English for Professional Purposes Multimedia Programming Multivariable Calculus Database Concept and Design Intelligent Systems Ethnic Relations in Malaysia Academic Reading and Writing Software Engineering and Application Development Differential Equations Web Based System Development Computational Science Laboratory Malaysian Language Ethics and Professionalism Operational Research Numerical Methods Productisation and Technopreneurship Elective Course Elective Course Industrial Training Final Year Project I Statistical Data Analysis Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Computer Security Human Computer Interaction Final Year Project II Parallel Processing Computer Graphics Elective Course Generic Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 1 Elective 2 Generic Generic Faculty Core

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TMS2153 Multivariable Calculus This course serves as an extension of single variable calculus where the calculus of two or more variables are presented. The Maple is used as an enhancement tool to overcome the difficulty of visualizing the properties of these functions. Besides, we emphasis on helping the students to develop the insight into using the proper coordinate system and order of integration to simplify a given multiple integral. Students will also develop the skills and understanding in the calculus of vector-valued functions and parametric equations before go for vector calculus which is essential in many application especially in fluid mechanics, electricity and magnetism. Overall, this subject is very important as the students wish to do mathematical modelling in their final year project. Prerequisite(s): None TMS2033 Differential Equations This course provides treatment of differential equations while introducing the computer-assisted methods that are now available with Maple software. Maple is chosen among other mathematical package because of its combination of easy access and computational power, as evidenced through symbolic, numerical, and graphical output. The student will be able to solve problems through modeling, solving and interpreting. The student will become familiar with ways to think mathematically, recognize the need for applying mathematical methods to problems, realize that mathematics is a systematic science built on relatively few basic concepts and involving powerful unifying principles, and get a grasp for the interrelation between theory, computing and experiment. Prerequisite(s): None

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TMP2813 Computational Science Laboratory This course will teach students to solve computational science problems, ranging from the natural sciences such as chemistry and biology as well as problems in the engineering and economics fields. Depending on the problems that need to be solved, mathematical and statistical packages such as MatLab and R Statistical Package will be used to assist the students. This will enable the students to understand not only the usage of mathematical tools but also the mathematical aspects of the problem in hand. Prerequisite(s): None

TMS3033 Operational Research This course is concerning with mathematical modeling and analysis to design, evaluate, or improve the operations of a real-world system. This course will introduce student with quantitative approaches to problem solving using methods of operations research. Quantitative approaches which will be introduced in this course are deterministic models, including linear, integer, network, and stochastic methods, including decision analysis, queuing systems, are applied to solve problems in constrained resource management, analysis system, and optimization system. Prerequisite(s): None

TMS3133 Numerical Methods This course provides the study and application of numerical methods, which gives the transition from the mathematical model of a problem to an algorithm that we can program to obtain the solution of the problem in the form of numbers. The students will learn to program the given algorithms and test them. Prerequisite(s): None

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TMS4033 Statistical Data Analysis This course will enable students to understand data and situations when regression analysis is the appropriate method to use. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of the regression models, including the basic mathematical steps in fitting a linear statistical model, the use of residual analysis and other diagnostics for examining of the appropriateness of a regression model. Requisite(s): TMC1874 Mathematics for Computing TMS4053 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation The central theme of this course is the practical use of the computer packages MATLAB and Simulink for modeling and simulation. The knowledge of these packages will be developed by applying them to solve and investigate many different processes. Selected systems will be considered, including practical examples of the following types: mechanical, thermal, process, biological and biomedical (e.g. predator-prey, epidemics), traffic, economic, business and financial. The course provides an introduction to computer-based simulation and its applications to engineering, sciences and management. Prerequisite(s): TMS2033 Differential Equations TMS3133 Numerical Methods

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TMS4013 Parallel Processing This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of parallel computing through a study of parallel programming. Topics covered include data parallelism, multiprocessor architecture, process communication, data sharing, synchronous parallelism, multi-computer architecture, message passing programs, replicated workers, and distributed termination detection. The concepts will be taught through programming assignments to be written in a language available in our digital lab. This course requires extensive programming. Prerequisite(s): TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms TMC1214 Computer Architecture

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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Information Systems Programme (IS)

Introduction
Nowadays organizations are moving to higher levels of automation and are highly dependent on information provided by computer-based systems. These complex systems will become an exceedingly important strategic asset of the organization. The Departments research focus is to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge at the intersection of human systems and information technology. The Information Systems Department has two main groups: Knowledge Retrieval and Management (KREAM) and Human Centered Computing (HCC). KREAM group focuses on research areas that involved retrieval techniques from large-scale databases, while HCC group focuses on research areas that are concerned with understanding human beings and with the design of computational artifacts. The Information Systems programme will focus at organisations, people, processes and technical aspects in system development. This programme is suitable for students who are interested in designing and implementing effective solutions based on the organisation. Students will apply theories by involving themselves with various projects. All courses include extensive practical project work that includes the use of a wide variety of system development tools which provide the basic background for students to pursue their postgraduate studies as well. These courses not only will fulfil the current industry needs but will also have impact in the research field.

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Upon successful completion of the programme, students would be capable of deciding how technology can be used to support organisational or business objectives or even to create new opportunities, determining the supporting processes and data, implementing computer-based systems and also to create or develop new and innovative products. Students will be prepared with basic organisational theory, decision-making, project management and system development skills, which are parallel with the latest information technology system.

Career opportunities
Students will have good prospect in careers such as Information Systems Officer, System Analyst, Database Administrator, Project Manager, Research Officer and Educator.

Academic Staff
Sta Name Mohamad Nazri Bin Khairuddin Head of Department Research interest: Knowledge Management, Community Informacs, Ontology, Informaon Systems, eCommerce, Performance Measurement Email & Phone Number kmnazri@t.unimas.my +6082-583798 Room Locaon 3K, Level 3 Qualicaon MSc Computer Science (Applied Informacs) Universi Sains Malaysia BIT (Informaon Systems) Universi Malaysia Sarawak

Rosita Bin Mohamed Othman Programme Coordinator Research interest: Informaon Systems, Knowledge Management, Informaon Retrieval and Extracon.

morosita@t.unimas.my +6082-583733

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Master of Computer Science (Soware Engineering), Universi Putra Malaysia BScIT (Hons) (System Management), Universi Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Sta Name Professor Dr Justo A Diaz Research interest: Impact of informaon systems in organizaons specially enterprise systems and recently use of personal media such as blogs and social media for ecommerce purposes Professor Dr Zaharin bin Yuso Research interest: Computaonal Linguisc, Arcial Intelligence

Email & Phone Number djamador@t.unimas.my or j.diaz@auckland.ac.nz +6082-583657

Room Locaon 1O, Level 1

Qualicaon PhD (Physics) The University of California, Berkeley BSc: (Physic and Chemistry), Oawa University

yzaharin@t.unimas.my

2P, Level 2

PhD, Computer Science , Universi Sains Malaysia M.Sc, Pure Mathemacs, University of Kent At Centerbury B.Sc, Mathemacs University of Kent At Centerbury

Assoc Prof Dr Alvin Yeo Wee Research interest: Human Computer Interacon, Culture and Usability, ICT for Development, Computaonal Linguiscs

alvin@isi.unimas.my +6082-583660

Instute of Social Informac s and Technolog ical Innovao ns (ISITI)

PhD (Computer Science), University of Waikato, New Zealand B Compung & Mathemacal Sciences (Hons), University of Waikato

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Sta Name Assoc Prof Dr Balisoamanandray Ranaivo-Malanon Research interest: Text Mining, Informaon Extracon, Processing underresourced languages, Metadata for language resources Email & Phone Number mbranaivo@t.unimas.my +6082-583739 Room Locaon 2W , Level 2 Qualicaon PhD (Natural Language Processing), Instut Naonal des Langues et Civilisaons Orientales (INALCO), France. D.E.A. (Natural Language Processing), INALCO, France. Matrise (Natural Language Processing), INALCO, France. License (Natural Language Processing), INALCO, France. chbong@t.unimas.my +6082-583796 3G, Level 3 PhD in Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder MSc in Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder MSc in Informaon Technology, Universi Malaysia Sarawak BSc in Informaon Technology, Honors, Universi Malaysia Sarawak Dr Nadianatra Musa Research interest: IS/IT Security Governance, Informaon Systems Security, E-Government Services, IT Governance, The interacon between Formal, Informal and Technical components over IS/IT Security Implementaon within organisaon nadia@t.unimas.my +6082-583773 1A, Level 1 PhD (IS/IT Security Governance) MSc of Informaon Systems, University of Tasmania BSc Computer (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia

Dr Bong Chih How Research interest: Data Mining, Feature Selecon, Informaon Retrieval, Text Understanding, Natural Language Processing, Psychometrics.

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Academic Staff
Sta Name Inson bin Din Research interest: Knowledge Management, Sosial Media, Service Science & IT in Governance Dayang Hanani bin Abang Ibrahim Research interest: Informaon Systems, Knowledge Management, Provenance and Reproducibility, Workow Systems, Governance (Provenance) Chiu Po Chan Research interest: Human Computer Interacon, Assisve Technology and ICT for Development Lee Jun Choi Research interest: Computaonal Content Analysis, Text Processing Stephanie Chua Hui Li Research interest: Arcial Intelligence, data & text mining pcchiu@t.unimas.my +6082-583715 2D, Level 2 Email & Phone Number chone@t.unimas.my +6082-583638 Room Locaon 1C, Level 1 Qualicaon MSc (Informaon Systems), University of Leeds BIT (Hons), Universi Utara Malaysia

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hananii@t.unimas.my +6082-583648

IE, Level 1

Master of Informaon Management and Systems, Monash University BSc. In Computer Science (Hons), Universi Teknologi Malaysia

MSc (Informaon Technology), Universi Malaysia Sarawak Bachelor of Informaon Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

jclee@t.unimas.my +6082-583628 / 3816

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MSc Computer Science, Universi Sains Malaysia Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sarawak

chlstephanie@t.unimas.my

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Sta Name Fahah bt. Ramli Research interest: Ontology, Informaon Retrieval Email & Phone Number rfahah@t.unimas.my Room Locaon Qualicaon Master of Informaon Technology, Universi Malaya B Informaon Technology (Hons), Universi Malaysia Sabah On Study Leave Suhaila bt. Saee Research interest: Natural Language Processing, Computaonal Linguisc ssuhaila@t.unimas.my 2A, Level 2 Master of Computer Science , Universiti Putra Malaysia BSc in Computer Science (Hons), Universiti Putra Malaysia On Study Leave wbjona@t.unimas.my Bsc (Software Engineering), Universiti Putra Malaysia On Study Leave a

Tutor Jennifer Fiona Wilfred Busu

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Year / Sem Course Code TMX1010 EBX0032 PPD1011 TMC1214 TMC1414 TMC1814 TMC1014 PPD1022 TMX2012 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMC1434 TMC1874 SSX0012 PBI1012 TMP2634 TMI2053 TMC2034 TMN2073 SSX0022 PBI1032 TMC2433 TMI2073 TMP2654 TMC2413 PBM2022 TMC3012 TMI3053 TMI3073 TMC3034 TMP3113 TME2073 TMY3912 TMP4913 TMI4013 TMI4033 TMP4013 TMN2093 TMP4935 TMI4093 TMT3073 Course Name Course Type Credit Hours 0 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 TOTAL Total End-User Computing Asas Pembudayaan Keusahawanan Ketrampilan Diri Computer Architecture Introduction to Programming Discrete Mathematics System Analysis and Design Ko-Kurikulum Berkredit IT Tools for Knowledge Workers Operating Systems Communication and Computer Network Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics for Computing Islamic and Asian Civilization English for Professional Purposes Multimedia Programming Information Systems in Organizations Database Concept and Design Computer Security Ethnic Relations in Malaysia Academic Reading and Writing Software Engineering & Application Development Advanced Database Management Systems Web Based System Development Object Oriented Software Development Malaysian Language Ethics and Professionalism Human Computer Interaction Human Centered Technology Productisation and Technopreneurship Project Management Intelligent Systems Industrial Training Final Year Project I Data Mining Collective Intelligence Information System Laboratory Computer System Administration and Management Final Year Project II Advanced Topics in Information Systems Data VisualiSation Elective Course Generic Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Faculty Core Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 1 Elective 2 Generic Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 3 Elective 4 Generic Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 5 Elective 6 Elective 7 Faculty Core Faculty Core Programme Core Programme Core Elective 8 Elective 9 Faculty Core Programme Core Elective 10 Elective 11

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TMI2053 Information Systems in Organizations The general aim for this course is to increase awareness of how information and its delivery mechanism, the information system, affect an organizations ability to meet its goals. Case studies and demonstration of technologies employed in organization will be used to sensitize the students awareness of IS in organizations. Prerequisite(s): TMC1014 System Analysis and Design TMI2073 Advanced Database Management Systems This course is an exposure to advanced knowledge about database system development and also database administration and management. Students will be using several types of databases to develop and administer the database. Current tools will be used to make sure the students gain appropriate knowledge and experience is dealing with the database. This course will give the students opportunities to learn in theory and practice on advanced database concepts and also database administration. This course assumes that students have completed the prerequisite course where they have learned the concepts in data modeling, including EntityRelationship modeling method and relational database concepts. Students would also need to have a background in Structured Query Language, and basic understanding of operating systems. Prerequisite(s): TMC2034 Database Concept and Design

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TMI3053 Human Computer Interaction Human computer interaction (HCI) is a study of how people interact with computers. This course will introduce the fundamental aspects of HCI. Students will learn and put into practice approaches of design and implementation of usable human-computer interactions, taking into account the Malaysian context. Students will also evaluate interfaces, which incorporate design, administration, analysis and reporting of the usability evaluation. Prerequisite(s): None TMI2073 Human Centered Technology In language technology, techniques and formalisms from natural language processing (NLP) are used in the development of systems with societal relevance or commercial importance. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the field of NLP, also called Computational Linguistics, or Natural Language Engineering. NLP studies the algorithms to enable the computer to interpret and produce natural languages, i.e. English, Mandarin Chinese, etc. Applications of NLP include information retrieval from the web, human computer interaction, and machine translation. Prerequisite(s): TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithms TMP3113 Project Management Particular emphasis is placed on the systems and procedures in the areas of planning, organising, scheduling and budgeting. The techniques learnt will be applied in a specific problem area. The human and organisation issues such as good communications, trust and teamwork are also highlighted. Project managers from industry will be invited to speak about experiences of projects they have managed. Students will write their final year project proposal and exposure on planning their final year project. Prerequisite(s): TMC1014 System Analysis and Design

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TMI4013 Data Mining Data Mining studies algorithms and computational paradigms that allow computers to find patterns and regularities in databases, perform prediction and forecasting, and generally improve their performance through interaction with data. It is currently regarded as the key element of a more general process called Knowledge Discovery that deals with extracting useful knowledge from raw data. The knowledge discovery process includes data selection, cleaning, coding, using different statistical, pattern recognition and machine learning techniques, and reporting and visualisation of the generated structures. This course will cover an introduction to the concepts, techniques, and systems of data warehousing and data mining, including the design and implementation of data warehouse and online analytical processing (OLAP) systems, and data mining concepts, methods, systems, implementations, and applications. Prerequisite(s): TME2073 Intelligent Systems TMI4033 Collective Intelligence With the development and acceptance of the Internet and social networks, there is an increase in the need to galvanise the efforts and capabilities of individuals. The aim of this course is to understand how collective intelligence of communities (all over the world) can be harnessed to achieve specific goals, facilitates creativity, collaboration, and sharing. In order to achieve this, we need to address issues of collective intelligence in terms of coordination, cognition, and cooperation from two perspectives, i.e. the human and technology perspective. From the human perspective, we need to understand cognition and cooperation and from the technology aspect, the issues of providing a platform and processes which would allow the communities to work together, and to extract and use information from the enormous amount of data on the Internet. Prerequisite(s): TMI4013 Data Mining

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TMI4093 Advanced Topics in Information Systems This course is to introduce students with a thorough foundation in the theory and practice of creating information strategies and making decisions for organizations. An organizations information strategy indicates how it intends to use information and knowledge to support or even shape its own overall strategy to meet its goals. It also identifies ways that information technology can further the competitive advantages of the organization by using Decision Support System (DSS) and Business Intelligence (BI) concept. Prerequisite(s): TMI2053 Information Systems in Organizations TMP4013 Information Systems Laboratory This course introduces scientific methods to the student and exposes to Information Systems research areas: word sense disambiguation, machine translation, community informatics and multimodal integration. This course will attempt to reinforce the fundamental knowledge of language technology and advanced information retrieval. The approach to this course is to provide students with case studies and research papers as the learning basis, with an emphasis on lab work. Prerequisite(s): TMI2073 Human Centered Technology

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Centre of Language Studies Code PBI1012 PBI1032 PBI1052 PBI1062 Course English for Professional Purposes Academic Reading and Wring English in Media English for SelfExpression Credit 2 2 2 2 Prerequisite: Undergraduates with MUET Band 4-6 or those who have passed PBI0021-Preparatory English 2 are required to take two (2) of the available courses. Note

PBM2022 TMX2012 SSX0012 SSX0022 EBX0032

Malay Language Power Tools for Knowledge Workers TITAS Ethnic Relaons in Malaysia Foundaon of Entrepreneurship Culvaon

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Faculty of Computer Science & Informaon Technology Code TMC1014 TMC1414 TMP1614 TMC1214 TMC1234 TMC1254 TMI2053 TMN1014 TMS1014 Course System Analysis and Design Introducon to Programming Mulmedia Technology Computer Architecture Operang System Communicaon and Computer Network Informaon Systems in Organisaons Introducon to Computer Technologies Excursions in Modern Mathemacs Semester 1&2 1&2 1&2 1 1 1 1 2 2 Credit 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4

Centre of Language Studies Code PBA0033 PBA0043 PBC0033 PBC0043 PBJ0033 PBJ0043 PBP0033 PBP0043 PBN0033 PBT0033 Arabic Language Level 1 Arabic Language Level 2 Prerequisite: PBA0033 Mandarin Language Level 1 Mandarin Language Level 2 Prerequisite: PBC0033 Japanese Language Level 1 Japanese Language Level 2 Prerequisite: PBJ0033 French Language Level 1 French Language Level 2 Prerequisite: PBP0033 Iban Language Level 1 Tamil Language Level 1 Course Semester 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 Credit 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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Faculty of Cognive Sciences and Human Development Code KMC1093 KMC1083 KMC1033 KMS1024 KMF1014 KMF1023 KMF2043 KMS1034 KMC1023 Course Personality Development Basic Helping Skills Social Psychology Human Resource Management Introducon to Cognive Science Cognive Psychology Human and Organizaonal Behavior Human Resource Development Counseling Theory Semester 1&2 1&2 1&2 1 1 1 1 2 2 Credit 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 3

Faculty of Resource Science and Technology Code STA1033 STF1023 STF1053 STF1093 STF2053 STF3023 STH3013 STH3023 STK1094 STB1073 STH3033 STH3043 STT3183 Course Aquac Science & Daily Life Introducon to Ecology Biodiversity Stasc for Biology 1 Nature Resource Management and Legislaon Remote Sensing and GIS Environmental Law Conservaon Biology Analycal Chemistry 1 Introducon to Biotechnology Capve Animal Management Park & Wildlife Management Ecotourism Industry in Malaysia Semester 1&2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 Credit 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3

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Faculty of Social Sciences Code SSF1023 SSF2063 SSA2093 SSA3043 SSB2034 SSB3024 SSB3034 SSB3044 SSK3014 SSK3033 SSP2013 SSP2024 SSR2024 SSR3033 SSR3073 SSS2024 SSS3023 SSA2043 SSA2054 SSA3054 SSB3073 SSK2044 SSK3054 Course Contemporary Psychology Communicaon and Society ASEAN Polics Contemporary Issues in Internaonal Relaons Sociology of Work Organizaonal Behavior Comparave Industrial Relaons Labour Management Negoaons and Conict Resoluon Adversing and Markeng Communicaon Interpersonal Communicaon Malaysian Polical System Malaysian Legal System Environment Dimension of Development Theories and Techniques of Regional Planning Organizaonal Development Human Development and Social Environment Social Work Pracce 1: Woman and Minories Introducon to Internaonal Economics Internaonal Polics of Asian Pacic Negoaon and Conict Resoluon in Internaonal Relaons Occupaonal Health and Safety Management Public Speaking New Technologies of Human Communicaon Semester 1&2 1&2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 Credit 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4

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Faculty of Social Sciences (connued) Code SSK3074 SSP2043 SSP3034 SSP3073 SSR3054 SSR3064 SSS2044 SSS2054 SSS3033 Course Organizaonal Communicaon Comparave Polical System Polics in Developing Countries Polical Ecology Remote Sensing and Geographic Informaon Demography Family and Child Welfare Intervenon Approach 1: Counseling Skills Social Work Pracce 3: Health and Medical Social Work Semester 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Credit 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3

Faculty of Applied and Creave Arts Code GKG1123 GKS1013 GKS2063 GKP2053 GKM2103 GKM3203 GKP1043 GKP1073 GKV1033 GKM2153 Course Introducon to Illustraon Introducon to Cinema Asian Cinema Human Behaviour In The Organizaon Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble III Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble V Communicaon in the Arts Cultural and Heritage Studies Basic Photography Instrument/Vocal & Ensemble IV Semester 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 Credit 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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Faculty of Engineering Code KNS1042 KNL1023 KNL1233 KNJ1013 KNJ1042 KNS1063 KNL1053 KNL1253 KNJ1112 KNJ1053 Course Civil Engineering Materials Circuit Theory Electrical Engineering Technology Stacs Engineering Materials I Strength of Materials Analog Electronics Digital Electronics Engineering Materials II Fluid Mechanics Semester 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 Credit 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3

Faculty of Economics and Business Code EBE1053 EBF1033 EBF1023 EBP1063 EBM1063 Course Principles of Economics Basic Accounng Basic Finance Principle of Markeng Introducon to Business Management Semester 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 1&2 Credit 3 3 3 3 3

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Code MEC1013 MEC1023 MEC1033 Basic First Aid Introducon to Medical Genecs Healthy Lifestyle Course Semester 1&2 1&2 1&2 Credit 3 3 3

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FYP

Final Year Project (FYP)

TMP4913 FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1 (FYP 1)


This is the first part of the two-semester course sequence represents a capstone design experience which involves the system design specification, system implementation and system evaluation. A written report, demonstration and an oral presentation are required. This course requires the student to apply their knowledge to a specific topic. They will have to thus develop their organizational, theoretical and applied skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to: Decide and defend ideas proposed in the Final Year Project (FYP). Arrange, analyze, and design the proposed research or development based project. Display willingness to work independently. Have critical thinking, lifelong learning, and entrepreneurship skills. Pre-requisite (s) : TMP3113 Project Management

List of Forms for FYP 1: 1. Evaluation Form 2. Assessment Form for FYP 1 Examination

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TMP4935 FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2 (FYP 2)


This is the second part of the two-semester course sequence represents a capstone design experience which involves the system design specification, system implementation and system evaluation. A written report, demonstration and an oral presentation are required. This course requires the student to apply their knowledge to a specific topic. They will have to thus develop their organizational, theoretical and applied skills. By the end of this course, students will be able to: Evaluate related systems and compare them to their new system. Develop a computer science/IT related project. Display willingness to work independently. Have critical thinking skills to market their project/product. List of Forms for FYP 2: 1. Form E1&2 2. Form E3 FYP 2 Examination (Examiner 1 and 2) FYP 2 Examination (Examiner 3)

The first FYP Symposium was held on 26 & 27 June 2012. All FYP 1 & FYP 2 students involved in this symposium. This symposium is organized yearly in order to build the research culture for undergraduate students. For more details on FYP 1 and 2, please visit the following url: http://10.64.113.243/FYPSystem/Login.aspx http://49.50.236.23/fypsystem/login.aspx

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INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

Industrial Training (TMY3912)


Industrial Training forms an integral part of a degree program at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. Industrial Training program provides an essential prep-professional work experience on a specific field. At Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, students are required to undergo Industrial Training for 24 weeks and it carries a total of 12 credit hours out of 136 credits. This is an opportunity for the students to gain insight knowledge of their chosen carrier and prepares them to the expectation of the industries. Students from all programmes at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology will go for their Industrial Training during their 3rd year 2nd semester of their studies. It is imperative that all students complete the following courses before they can enroll for their Industrial Training; TMC1434 Data Structures and Algorithm TMC1014 System Analysis and Design TMC3012 Ethics and Professionalism

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During Industrial Training, students performance will be assessed based on the following criteria; Visiting supervisors report Company Supervisors report Students Industrial Training Final Report and Log Book All the above three components will total up to 100% of the evaluation for the Industrial Training. Although students are attached to companies, they are still bound by all UNIMAS academic rules and regulations. For further information, kindly contact the Industrial Training Coordinator in the faculty.

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RULES & REGULATIONS

Rules & Regulations

COMPUTER LABORATORIES
Persons allowed to use the laboratories in the faculty are: Current faculty students. Students from other faculties who are taking faculty courses. Students from other faculties who have obtained permission from the Assistant Registrar or Information Systems Officer of the faculty.

Laboratory Rules
Students must read, understand and obey all of the rules and regulations before using laboratory facilities or services of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UNIMAS. 1. Student must display his student card while in the laboratory. 2. Student must wear proper attire according to the universitys dress code. Student caught wearing short pant, sleeveless shirt or blouse, miniskirt or torn jeans will not be allowed to enter the laboratory.

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3. Student is allowed to bring in bags, but, must be placed on the rack provided in the laboratory. 4. Use of mobile phone is prohibited in the laboratory at all times. Food and drinks are also prohibited in the laboratory. 5. Faulty computer equipment must be reported to the staff in charge immediately, prior or after usage. 6. Student is responsible to replace any damaged or lost equipment if found damaging or losing it on purpose. 7. Student is prohibited to change computer settings (i.e., wallpaper, folder, system file, mouse pointer, and desktop settings including operating system). 8. Student is not allowed to remove or relocate any computer equipment from its location without obtaining permission from the Technical Unit. 9. Student must switch off the computer after each use to avoid energy waste and equipment damage.

Using other computer equipment in the laboratory


1. Student must obtain permission from technical staff in charge of is needed to be brought into the laboratory. 2. Student must register his laptop at the Technical Unit before he can use it in the laboratory. 3. Only laptops that are certified by the Technical Unit allowed in the laboratory. the laboratory for each computer equipment (i.e, mouse, laptop, etc.) that

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Laboratory user account access


1. Account/password that is given to a user must be kept secret. Student is not allowed to give the password to other users. Each student is responsible to his own account. 2. Student is prohibited from using the computer to blackmail, send or view pornographic material, distributing advertisement or computer virus, using other user s identity and other activities which do not involve teaching and learning.

Computer files and directories


1. Student is prohibited from bringing personal software into the laboratory. Any student found doing this will be: i. suspended from using any computer facility for at least a month and ii. the software will be confiscated. 2. File that has been stored in the computer in the laboratory by any student must be deleted after laboratory work has been completed. 3. Each student is allocated 25MB storage space in the server to store work. Action will be taken if there is any misuse of this facility. 4. Student must ensure computer or personal storage devices used are free from any computer virus. Student is urged to backup important documents or files to avoid virus attacks.

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Laboratory opening hours


Monday to Thursday Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm 8.00am to 12.00pm 2.00pm to 7.00pm 2.30pm to 7.00pm 7.30pm to 9.00pm

7.30pm to 9.00pm

Note: Opening hours subject to change.

Technical Services
Technical staff of the faculty is ready to assist in the following:

Printing
The faculty does not provide printing services to the students, however printing service is available at the Central Academic Information Services (CAIS) in the university.

Laboratory Reservation
Only lecturers, tutors or lab demonstrators only are allowed to make reservation for any laboratory for the purpose of teaching, conducting tests and other teaching activities.

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Disciplinary actions
For any misuse of computer laboratory and its equipment, disciplinary actions will be taken according to the level of the misconduct. Actions may include: 1. A minimum of one month account suspension starting from the date of notice issued by the Assistant Registrar or the Information Systems Officer of the faculty. 2. Student caught misusing computer facilities will be given disciplinary actions depending on the level of offence. Any disciplinary actions taken will be recorded and kept on the students personal file. If student receives a disciplinary notice from the faculty for the 3rd time during his duration of study, similar notice will be sent to the students guardian or parents.

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EXAMINATION RULES
1. It is compulsory for student to display his student identification card in the examination hall. 2. Student is forbidden to bring the following items into the examination hall: Handphone Pencil case Notes or books Bag If a student is caught bringing any of the items above into the hall, the invigilator has the right to confiscate the items from the student. 3. Student is only allowed to bring the following items into the examination hall: Pencils and Pens Eraser and Liquid Paper Ruler 4. Attendance is compulsory and will be recorded. 5. Student is forbidden to leave the examination hall during the first and last 30 minutes of the examination. 6. Student who has to go to the toilet will be accompanied by an invigilator. 7. If a student is caught cheating during examination, invigilator will collect evidence and the faculty reports the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of UNIMAS. 8. Student must submit examination paper and answer sheets to the invigilator at the end of examination; any appeal hereafter will not be entertained if failed to do so.

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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

IMAST

Centre of Excellence for Image Analysis and Spatial


Director: Prof. Dr. Wang Yin Chai Established in 2007, the Centre of Excellence for Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies (IMAST) is one of two research centres anchored in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technologies, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Technologies (IMAST)

Our Vision

IMAST main vision is to be the leading and internationally known in Image Processing & Spatial Technologies research and consultation by providing innovative and creative solutions and services.

Our aim

IMAST promote research and consultation activities mainly specialise in Image Processing and Spatial Technologies fields. We also focus on development of software products with reliable and robust to provide high business values to our clients and hence meet their business objectives.
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Research Focus
IMAST research focus is in the area of image processing & analysis and spatial technologies. The main research activities are related to Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), biometrics, medical images analysis, satellite images interpretation, spatial data acquisition tools, spatial visualisation, spatial modelling and analysis, spatial data mining, environmental and natural disaster, disease control and spatial related problem, and agriculture based management tools. The core expertise of IMAST is in the delivery of image processing based applications such as CBIR based search engine, satellite image interpretation for agriculture industries, spatial modelling and tools for planning, medical application related to disease control & monitoring and biometrics solutions which are of high commercial values.

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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

ISITI-CoERI

Research at the Institute of Social Informatics and


Technological Innovations Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (ISITI-CoERI)
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alvin Yeo Wee

The Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations - Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (ISITI-CoERI) was established in 2010 as part of UNIMAS strategy to build upon its strength in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), particularly rural ICTs which encompasses the eBario Project. In 1999 UNIMAS launched eBario project in remote community of Bario, Sarawak. By applying a people-centered/ participatory approach, the project aimed to empower and train the Bario community through the application of ICTs in improving their livelihood. After the successful pilot of eBario, the UNIMAS has developed expertise in many focus areas, not only in Rural Informatics, but also Green Technologies, Rural Tourism, Education, ICT Development (ICTD) and ICT for Development (ICT4D). (There is an important distinction between ICTD and ICT4D); ICTD encompasses the development of ICTs accommodating the cultural context and the people using them, and ICT4D involves the application of technologies for social and economic development.

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Given the success of eBario, the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) provided funding to research and replicate another four telecentres at BaKelalan and Long Lamai in Sarawak, and Kpg Buayan and Pulau Larapan in Sabah. These locations involves different indigenous communities; Kelabits in Bario, Lun Bawang in BaKelalan, Penans in Long Lamai, Dusun in Kpg Buayan, and Bajaus in Pulau Larapan. In each of the replications, the ISITI-CoERI employed the approach that entails a means and me-thodology to effectively engage with the rural indigenous population not only from a research perspective, but from a practical standpoint, where ICTs is leveraged and employed to help the communities realise wider social economic and development goals. For example, in Bario, ICTs have been instrumental in helping the tourism industry in particular the lodge owners who employ ICTs to promote and communicate with their clients. This bottom-up approach involving the community at the all stages of the deployment and application of ICTs is a key success factor in empowering the community. ISITI-CoERI has received both international and local recognitions such as Gold Medal from CAPAM in 2006, eAsia Award 2004, IT Premier Award 2003 (presented by Prime Minister of Malaysia) and Industry Innovators Award for Systems Development & Applications by SSPI Washington DC in 2002. Further to the recognition, the institute also obtained funding under Demonstrators Application Grant Scheme (DAGS) to replicate the eBario Model to four other sites in Malaysia (as detailed above). In addition, ISITI-CoERI is currently working on diverse and innovative projects i.e. PANGAEA for bridging digital and cultural gaps among children, projects for green technology and alternative energy sources, impact studies to evaluate the service providers effectiveness and the efficacy of the technologies deployed, long range WiFi Internet, research into the use of technologies in preserving indigenous languages, and research project on Technology enhanced solutions for remote rural communities in Malaysia to facilitate development of learning and preservation of Local Knowledge and to create health awareness and practices for healthy living (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity J3 funding). Another project funded by the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Ministers Department, is the feasibility study of telecentre as means to bridge the digital divide in Malaysia, specifically for the Orang Asli in West Malaysia. Under this project, ISITI-CoERI conducted preliminary assessment of actual ICT needs and uses in the communities to be served by these facilities. The ISITI-CoERIs research fellows come from the different faculties in UNIMAS and work together in ISITI-CoERI for the betterment of rural communities in Malaysia.
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Professor Michael Gurstein (Father of Community Informatics) has written in his blog about ISITI-CoERI that I am not aware of any CI [Community Informatics] project of a similar scale to this one and certainly none that is proceeding as carefully and consciously from a research perspective. For potential students interested in in ISITI-CoERI research areas, please visit: http://www.isiti.unimas.my/ or contact Elizabeth Etta ak Nyadang Assistant Registrar Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 94300 KOTA SAMARAHAN SARAWAK MALAYSIA Email: eelizabeth@isiti.unimas.my Tel: + 60 (82) 58 3669 Fax: + 60 (82) 58 3661 Tel: (Office) +60 (82) 58 3660 Fax: +60 (82) 58 3661

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PERTEKMA

Persatuan Teknologi Maklumat

Founding of PERTEKMA
PERTEKMA is the abbreviation for Persatuan Teknologi Maklumat. The association was established and registered under the Centre of Students Development UNIMAS on the 1st November 1997. Students of the faculty are automatically members of PERTEKMA, which is also under the management of the faculty. The foundation of PERTEKMA is mainly to build an intermediate platform for proactive and effective interaction and communication between the faculty and its students. The objectives of PERTEKMA are: To serve as an official channel for the faculty and the students to distribute current academic or non-academic information. To be of assistance to students who face academic or personal problems and also to be a centre for the students to raise disagreements, enquiries or opinions on any issues on the current system specifically those closely affect students rights. To serve as a secretariat for any events or programmes that are organized by the faculty or students involving the faculty members. To be a platform for the students to be actively involved in activities that are organized by the faculty; and a place for the students to nurture their talents To act as an ambassador for the faculty to the general public regarding the development of computer science and information techno-logy. This helps the faculty to introduce academic programmes through social and community service programmes such as Khidmat Sosial and Program Bakti Siswa.
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Organization
The PERTEKMA committee members are elected annually among the students from the faculty. For this year session 2012/2013, PERTEKMA has elected 16 committee members. The portfolios were increased from its predecessor years to assist in managing and supervising the increased number of students and activities organised. The PERTEKMA election takes place in the annual students meet and the newly appointed committee members are officially appointed by the Dean of the faculty. The association has three appointed advisors who are also members of the faculty to assist the association in organising the events. Moreover, an exofficio from the Student Representative Council, who is also a representative for the students from the faculty, will play a role for future communications bet-ween the faculty and the university.

Activities
PERTEKMA has been actively organising activities for its members and the faculty in the past years. These activities are both on academic and nonacademic. Previously, one of the main activities was to help raise fund for Sarawak Childrens Cancer Society, in conjunction with Faculty Annual Dinner event. Other activities conducted in 2011/12 session are tabulated as below:
Acvity A Week with Pertekma Mentor-Mentee Day FoCus IT Open Day Recreaonal Day Community Service Programme Faculty Annual Dinner Date July 2011 August 2011 February 2012 April 2012 May 2012 May 2012

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PERTEKMA COMMITTEE 2012/2013 The PERTEKMA committee for the 2012/13 session is listed as below:
Advisors : Noor Hazlini Borhan Hamizan Sharbini Phang Piau Ahmad Safri Bin Yusop Puvanamala Sivavikkraman Kosheila Sundram Pillay Lo Lee Ching Chan Yat Seng Navein A/L Chandran Jason Balang Anak Ricky Panyau Chee Yeh Yun Fasihah Bin Fauzi Syamsul Adli Bin Zaharudin Irfan bin Mat Rosly Tan Mei Synn Khairul Anwar TBA* Ahmad Faridul b Ahmad Hidayat TBA*

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Academic Exco Sports and Recreaonal Exco Logisc & Maintenance Exco Health and Welfare Exco Self & Religious Dev Exco Publicity and Media Exco Special Tasks Exco SIR Exco Public Relaon Exco Year 1 Representave Year 2 Representave Year 3 Representave

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TBA* to be announced Further information on the association and its activities can be found in http://pertekma.blogspot.com and our Facebook group, PERTEKMA. You can also forward your enquiries to pertekma@gmail.com

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MENTORMENTEE SYSTEM

Mission
The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology is committed to the recruitment and retention of excellent faculty. The purpose of Mentor Mentee System is basically to attainment of that goal and aims to assist student in maximally developing their learning environment. The Faculty strongly supports and encourages the mentoring mission which includes:

The Academic Deputy Dean serve as an administrative mentor Faculty lecturers serve as programmatic mentors Procedures to identify and address problems in the developing stages of the learning of students A system for documentation established and maintained on a timely basis

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Objectives
The main objectives of this Mentor Mentee System include: Retain new students by helping them to become more familiar with the university culture, and how to accomplish their studies. Help current students grow and develop professionally as UNIMAS students. Foster a cooperative network among the students by helping those meet and network with all lecturers. Increase the flow of accurate and timely information through the university. Contribute to student morale, motivation, and a sense of community. Create a culture that fosters creativity and innovative thinking.

Definition of Mentoring
Mentoring is when a role model, or mentor, offers support to another person. A mentor has knowledge and experience in an area and shares it with the person being mentored. For example, in FCSIT, each lecturer has been assigned as a mentor for students to guide them in their studies and help them to become more familiar with university culture.

Activities

Mentor Mentee Day


Mentor Mentee Day is a half-day celebration organized by FCSIT. It celebrates the positive, long-lasting effects of mentoring and is the beginning of the mentoring session for each new batch in September.

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The goals of Mentor Mentee Day are: To develop new relationship between new students and lecturers. To provide an opportunity for new students to know and get familiar with their mentor. To host an exciting, fun-filled day for new students and their mentor to share and meet other pairs from across the program. Mentor Mentee Day is an event associated with PERTEKMA (FCSIT) and normally taking place in or outside campus from 9.00 am 1:00 p.m on Saturday in September. All first year students and lecturers from FCSIT were involved on that day. They are grouped according to their chosen program of study and have to participate in organized events, sharing experiences, learning, being entertained, and most importantly, having fun.

Meet Mentor at Least Twice in a Semester


All new and current students are required to meet and discuss their academic plan and performance with their mentor at least twice in a Semester. The mentor will act as an academic advisor in guiding their mentees when they have a problem and motivate them to strive harder. However, other types of problems/questions related to career, emotion, medical, program details, finance, etc., which their mentor cannot handle should be directed to the appropriate channels such as UNIMAS counselor, program coordinator, deputy dean, or dean. The mentees must record all the details of discussion and other related issues in their meeting log book, and the mentor needs to proofread them and sign.

Motivation Talks
The Faculty usually gives the Motivation Talks to all or selected students every semester, in order to encourage and guide them to study smartly in UNIMAS.

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Mentor-Mentee Form
Year 1
Agenda Mentees Signature Mentors Signature

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Mentor-Mentee Form
Year 2
Agenda Mentees Signature Mentors Signature

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Mentor-Mentee Form
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Agenda Mentees Signature Mentors Signature

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Mentor-Mentee Form
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Mentor-Mentee Form
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2012/2013


Aktiviti / Activity SEMESTER 1 Tarikh / Date Tempoh / Duration

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UNIMAS ANTHEM

UNIMAS Gemilang

Terciptalah suatu sejarah Wujudmu di persada negara Di bumi kenyalang bertuah Kebanggaan nusa dan bangsa Berinovasi dan berwawasan Berilmu berpandangan jauh Inilah hasrat dan harapan Kamilah pendukung warisan (Chorus) Teguh terunggul namamu UNIMASku yang gemilang Dengan penuh keikhlasan Kami wargamu di sini berbangga Berbudaya bersifat sezaman Bersatu hati mencurah bakti Jasamu tiada bandingan Kau disanjung dan dihormati Jasamu takkan kami lupakan Sentiasa terpahat diingatan Menjadi lipatan sejarah Segar mekar dalam kenangan Repeat Chorus UNIMAS gemilang (2x)

Lagu: Prof. Mohd. Fadzil b. Abdul Rahman Lirik: Prof. Mohd. Fadzil b. Abdul Rahman

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