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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

DEPARTMENT OF POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION


MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION MALAYSIA

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


(NETWORKING)

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Endorsement
The curriculum for this programme has been prepared in accordance to the curriculum
development process set by the Curriculum Development Division, Department of
Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education. The programme structure and
curriculum have been approved by the Curriculum Board for Study and Training Programmes
at the Polytechnics on the 25th November 2010.

HAJI MOHD GHAUS BIN AB. KADIR


Director
Curriculum Development and Evaluation Division
Department of Polytechnic Education
Ministry of Higher Education

Galeria PjH, Aras 4, Jalan P4B, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya
Tel: 603-8891 9000; Fax: 603-8891 9056
Department of Polytechnic Education
http://politeknik.gov.my

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Diploma in Information Technology (Networking)

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION
In order to keep abreast with rapid technological advancements and evolving
requirements in industries today, Department of Polytechnic Education (DPE) has
worked collaboratively with the nations key industry players in developing and
reviewing the curriculum for Diploma in Information Technology (Networking)
programme. This collaboration aims to equip students with up-to-date knowledge and
relevant skills to meet the global challenges and the requirements of the ICT industries.
This initiative move, namely blended learning, is a form of pedagogy that blends
classroom instructions with structured simulated real-life working experience which
prepares students for a competitive edge in todays workplace.

This is true especially in the ICT area where there is a rapidly growing demand for
highly skilled and technically savvy workforce. The activities of many ICT industries
require increasingly sophisticated ICT workforce. One of the most important factors
gearing towards the growth of productivity is qualified manpower in this area, in order
for the industry to develop and remain competitive in the world market. To address
these issues the Curriculum Development and Evaluation Division (CDED), DPE
cooperates with the industries to develop the curriculum and introduces Diploma in
Information Technology (Networking) programme. This curriculum integrates with the
curriculum of professional certification such as CCENT, CCNA, CompTIA A+ and
ENSA, so as to give the opportunities for the students to sit for professional certificate
examinations. This will give the students an added value and ensure that the knowledge
and skills acquired through this programme are relevant with the needs of the ICT
industries specifically in networking.

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SYNOPSIS

This programme is designed to introduce students to the networking concepts and


theories, the designs, implementation and maintenance of computer networks. This
programme provides knowledge and skills in Computer Hardware, Computer
Organisation, Network Fundamentals, Internet Services, Switching and Routing,
Network Design, Server Management and Network Security. Students are also given the
opportunity to learn and use the open source software in the following courses: Open
Source Operating System and Database System. Other applications and programming
courses included in the programme are Computing Essentials, Programming
Principles, Programming Fundamentals and Network Programming. Entrepreneurship
and Project Analysis and Design are also incorporated. This programme also provides
the students with transferable skills and multi-skilling which enables them to adapt and
adopt new technologies. In addition to technical courses, students are also taught
Communicative English, Mathematics, Islamic Education, Islamic Civilisation, CoCurriculum, Soft Skills and Occupational Safety and Health to enhance their
competencies in soft skills. As the programme emphasizes self-initiated learning and
hands-on competencies, graduates of this programme will be ready to take the
challenges in the world of computer technologies.

JOB PROSPECT

This programme provides the knowledge and skills in computer network technology,
network management and information security, supporting server and interactive
multimedia that can be applied to a broad range of careers in the ICT industrial world
and businesses. The knowledge and skills that the students acquire from the programme
will enable them to participate in the job market such as Maintenance Personnel,
Network Support Personnel, Network Administrator, IT / Information Support
Executive, Computer Technical Support, IT Supporting Engineer, Assistant Network
Engineer,IT Developer and Technical Helpdesk.

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VISION
To be Malaysias number one provider of an innovative human capital through
transformational education and training for the global workforce for 2015.

MISSION
Breaking boundaries for the creation of transformative and creative learning
environment for an innovation led economy.

PROGRAMME AIMS
The Diploma in Information Technology (Networking) graduates in Polytechnics,
Ministry of Higher Education will have knowledge, technical skills and attitude to adapt
themselves with new technological advancement and challenges in Networking fields.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES


The Diploma in Information Technology (Networking) programme shall produce semi
professionals who are:
1.

equip graduates with knowledge, skills and attitude to adapt themselves with
new technological advancement and challenges in computing and networking
fields;

2.

ability to practice professionalism and work ethics in fulfilling responsibilities


towards the Creator, clients and society;

3.

trained to focus on the application, deployment, configuration and maintenance


needs of networking infrastructure, managing organisation and people over a
wide spectrum; and

4.

possess entrepreneurial, leadership and effective communication skills that will


enable them to contribute to the ICT industrial development of the country.

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PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO)

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:


1.

apply fundamental principles of computing, mathematics and soft skills to be


competent and possess strong understanding in networking;

2.

practice technical skills to design a sustainable and resilient network;

3.

communicate effectively and function on multidisciplinary teams to meet job


specification;

4.

demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot and solve


networking problems;

5.

demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for society, health, safety, legal


and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities;

6.

apply the most recent technologies for analysis, design and implementation of
networking projects;

7.

develop entrepreneurial skills in the related discipline that contributes towards


national growth and be competitive in IT industries;

8.

adhere to professional codes of ethics and enhance humanistic values to adapt


to the real challenges in working environment; and

9.

demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.

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MATRIX OF PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO) VS PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)


Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) :
The Diploma in Information Technology (Networking) programme shall produce semi professionals who are:
PEO

equip graduates with knowledge, skills and attitude to adapt themselves with
new technological advancement and challenges in computing and networking
fields.

ability to practice professionalism and work ethics in fulfilling responsibilities


towards the Creator, clients and society.

trained to focus on the application, deployment, configuration and


maintenance needs of networking infrastructure, managing organisation and
people over a wide spectrum

possess entrepreneurial, leadership and effective communication skills that


will enable them to contribute to the ICT industrial development of the country.

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

LD 1

LD2

LD3

LD4

LD5

LD6

LD7

LD8

LD9

Learning Domain
LD1 Knowledge
LD2 Practical Skills
LD3 Communication Skills
LD4 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
LD5 Social Skills and Responsibilities
LD6 Continuous Learning and Information Management Skills
LD7 Management and Entrepreneurial Skills
LD8 Professionalism, Ethics and Moral
LD9 Leadership and Teamwork Skills

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MATRIX OF COURSES VS PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

Communication Skills

Critical Thinking and


Problem Solving Skills

Social Skills and


Responsibilities

Continuous Learning
and Information
Management Skills

Management and
Entrepreneurial Skills

Professionalism,
Ethics and Moral

Leadership and
Teamwork Skills

COURSES

PLO2
Practical Skills

NO

PLO1

Knowledge

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

COMPULSORY
1

AA

101

Islamic Education 1

AA

201

Islamic Education 2

AA

102

Moral Education 1

AA

202

Moral Education 2

AE

101

Communicative English 1

AE

301

Communicative English 2

AE

501

Communicative English 3

AA

301

Islamic Civilization

AR

101

Co-Curriculum 1

10

AR

201

Co-Curriculum 2

11

AS

101

Soft Skills

12

AW

101

Occupational Safety and Health 1

13

AT

401

Industrial Training

COMMON CORE
14

BA

102

Mathematics

15

FP

101

Programming Principles

16

FP

104

Computer Hardware

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PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

Social Skills and


Responsibilities

Continuous Learning
and Information
Management Skills

Management and
Entrepreneurial Skills

Professionalism,
Ethics and Moral

Leadership and
Teamwork Skills

Communication Skills

PLO3

Practical Skills

PLO2

Knowledge

PLO1

Critical Thinking and


Problem Solving Skills

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

17

FP

105

Computing Essentials

18

BA

202

Discrete Mathematics

19

FP

201

Programming Fundamentals

20

FP

202

Fundamentals of Operating System

21

FP

203

Computer Organisation

22

FP

301

Object Oriented Programming

NO

COURSES

23

FP

304

Database System

24

FP

501

Open Source Operating System

25

FP

601

Cyberpreneurship

SPECIALISATION
26

FN

211

Network Fundamentals

27

FN

311

Internet Services

28

FN

511

Switching and Routing

29

FN

512

Server Management

30

FN

513

Network Programming

31

FN

521

Networking Project Analysis and Design

32

FN

611

Network Design

33

FN

612

Network Security

34

FN

621

Networking Project

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PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

Communication Skills

Critical Thinking and


Problem Solving Skills

Social Skills and


Responsibilities

Continuous Learning
and Information
Management Skills

Management and
Entrepreneurial Skills

Professionalism,
Ethics and Moral

Leadership and
Teamwork Skills

COURSES

PLO2
Practical Skills

NO

PLO1

Knowledge

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

ELECTIVE
Foreign Language

331

Marketing in IT

332

Desktop Publishing

FP

333

Story Telling

39

FP

531

Statistical Analysis

40

FP

532

Mobile Development

35

36

FP

37

FP

38

TOTAL

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12

16

14

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MATRIX OF COURSES VS LEARNING TAXANOMY


LEARNING TAXONOMY LEVEL

Evaluation

Perception

Set

Guided
Response

Mechanism

Complex Overt
Response

Adaptation

Origination

C3

C4

C5

C6

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

P6

P7

A1

A2

Organizing
Values
Internalizing
Values

Synthesis

C2

Valuing

Analysis

C1

Receiving
Phenomena
Responding to
Phenomena

Application

COURSES

AFFECTIVE DOMAIN

Comprehension

NO

PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN

Knowledge

COGNITIVE DOMAIN

A3

A4

A5

COMPULSORY

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

AA
AA
AA
AA
AE
AE
AE
AA
AR
AR
AS
AW

101
201
102
202
101
301
501
301
101
201
101
101

Islamic Education 1
Islamic Education 2
Moral Education 1
Moral Education 2
Communicative English 1
Communicative English 2
Communicative English 3
Islamic Civilization
Co-Curriculum 1
Co-Curriculum 2
Soft Skills
Occupational Safety and Health 1

13

AT

401

Industrial Training

Mathematics
Programming Principles
Computer Hardware
Computing Essentials
Discrete Mathematics
Programming Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Operating System

COMMON CORE
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

BA
FP
FP
FP
BA
FP
FP

102
101
104
105
202
201
202

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LEARNING TAXONOMY LEVEL

Evaluation

Perception

Set

Guided
Response

Mechanism

Complex Overt
Response

Adaptation

Origination

C3

C4

C5

C6

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

P6

P7

A1

A2

A3

21
22
23
24

FP
FP
FP
FP

203
301
304
501

Computer Organisation
Object Oriented Programming
Database System
Open Source Operating System

25

FP

601

Cyberpreneurship

Organizing
Values
Internalizing
Values

Synthesis

C2

Valuing

Analysis

C1

Receiving
Phenomena
Responding to
Phenomena

Application

COURSES

AFFECTIVE DOMAIN

Comprehension

NO

PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN

Knowledge

COGNITIVE DOMAIN

A4

A5

SPECIALISATION
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33

FN
FN
FN
FN
FN
FN
FN
FN

211
311
511
512
513
521
611
612

Network Fundamentals
Internet Services
Switching and Routing
Server Management
Network Programming
Networking Project Analysis and Design
Network Design
Network Security

34

FN

621

Networking Project

ELECTIVE
35
36
37
38
39

*
FP
FP
FP
FP

331
332
333
531

Foreign Language
Marketing in IT
Desktop Publishing
Storytelling
Statistical Analysis

40

FP

532

Mobile Development

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12

11

24

18

10

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE FOR DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (NETWORKING)


COURSE CODE

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 5

S4

SEMESTER 6

COURSE
L1

L2

L3

L4

L5

L6

COMPULSORY
AA

101

AA
AB

Sains Teknologi dan Kejuruteraan Dalam Islam*

102

AB
AE

Pendidikan Islam*
203

Asas Pendidikan Moral**


202

101

Pendidikan Moral**
301

AC

501

301

AR

101

AS

101

Communicative English 1, 2 & 3


Tamadun Islam

201

Ko-Kurikulum 1 & 2

Soft Skills

TOTAL

AW

101

Occupational Safety and Health 1

BA

102

Mathematics

FP

101

Programming Principles

FP

104

Computer Hardware

FP

105

Computing Essentials

BA

202

Discrete Mathematics

FP

201

Programming Fundamentals

FP

202

Fundamentals of Operating System

FP

203

Computer Organisation

FP

301

Object Oriented Programming

FP

304

Database System

Open Source Operating System

11

FP

501

FP

AT401 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

COMMON CORE

601 Cyberpreneurship
TOTAL

11

12

SPECIALISATION
FN
FN

211

Network Fundamentals
311

Internet Services

FN

511

Switching and Routing

FN

512

Server Management

FN

513

Network Programming

FN

521

Networking Project Analysis and Design

FN

611 Network Design

FN

612 Network Security

FN

621 Networking Project

TOTAL

12

13

11

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
AT

401

Industrial Training

10
TOTAL

10

ELECTIVE
Foreign Language

FP

*
331

Marketing in IT

FP

332

Desktop Publishing

FP

333

Story Telling

FP

531

Statistical Analysis

FP

532

Mobile Development

TOTAL ( 2 ELECTIVES COURSES )

GRAND TOTAL

11

15

18

12

18

11

14

19

14

17

16

10
CONTACT HOURS/CREDIT

28

18

25

18

27

17

18

98

TOTAL CREDIT
Legend/ Notes:
L1 - L6 : Level 1 - Level 6

Total Lecture

L : Lecture, P : Practical/Lab

Total Practical (Practical+Tutorial)

T : Tutorial, C : Credit

Total Contact Hours


Lecture Percentage
Practical Percentage
Percentage of Specialisation

Students are required to complete a minimum of four credits of elective course

22

19

51
69
150
34 %
66 %
46 %

* For Muslim Students


** For Non Muslim Students

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