What is Information Technology?

Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is the convergence of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Data Networking Technologies into a single technology. It is a broad subject concerned with technology and other aspects of managing and processing information. IT covers a multitude of different jobs in processing, analysing, storing and conveying information, whether that means working on the internet or on systems for guiding rockets. Graduates with work experience and strong technical skills will be snapped up first. Jobs in this area remain a significant feature of graduate recruitment, and the long-term outlook is positive in global terms. There is growth in e-commerce, mobile telecommunications, networking and digital media and the use of databases.

Why Study ICT at HELP?
  • Industry endorsed programmes
    a. Industry Advisory Board (IAB) provides advice to align curriculum with industry’s needs to ensure graduates’ employability.
    b. Robust linkages with the industry to provide internships for undergraduates and graduates.
    c. Expert guest lecturers from the industry.
  • Great career prospects – 99.99% employability for graduates. Our graduates have been employed by Accenture, Shell, Astro, Star, Maxis, HP, Intel, Citibank, IBM, etc.
  • Low lecturer-student ratio
  • Excellent teaching faculty
    a. 80% of lecturers with over 10 years teaching and industry experience.
    b. All lecturers have Masters qualifications.
  • Industry strength for final year projects – students are provided opportunities to work on industry strength projects with industry partners.

Job Placement & Industry Endorsement Support

Job assistance and internships are available for our graduates via industry linkages and career exposure. Our students are highly sought after by leading companies. Some of our students have been employed by Accenture, IBM, Citibank, Maxis Communications, IBM, Motorola Malaysia, MIMOS, Sapura Holdings, Broadcast Network Systems (ASTRO), Shell, HP and many others.

Industry Endorsement & Support

An Industry Advisory Board (IAB) was established by the Department of Information Technology (ITD) to ensure that the IT programmes offered are relevant and effective for its undergraduates; and to strengthen the department’s ties with the computing industry. The IAB consists of senior industrialists and professionals with local and global representation eg HT Consulting, IBM, Microsoft, TMS, DiGi and Gamonster. The IAB advises on course content in the context of industrial trends and employment prospects, and supports ITD’s activities in placing undergraduates in internship programmes and graduates in employment upon graduation. The IAB also provides advice on research activity and opportunities.

Achievers and Alumni
  • “I know I made the right decision to study this course because I am always enthusiastic about learning and applying IT knowledge and skills to create something great and beneficial for people. HELP has provided me with a good and conducive learning environment. The course is well-structured and I have gained a lot of useful and important knowledge from the subjects taught at HELP. Moreover, the lecturers here are very professional and approachable.”

    Su Sheng Loong
    Senior Software Engineer, ShareInverstor Pte Ltd, Singapore
    Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Queensland, on 2+1 credit transfer programme offered by HELP IT Department
  • “The knowledge and experiences I gained from the Bachelor of Information Technology degree emphasises practical development of systems and applications pertaining to business contexts. It has prepared me to emerge in the IT industry as a System Analyst in a multinational company. The experience gained working in a multinational company has widened my knowledge in the management of an organisation, running a business and communicating with different levels of individuals. This knowledge enabled me to establish Enovade Sdn Bhd.”

    Lim Chun Chai
    Managing Director, Enovade Sdn Bhd
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
  • “Studying in HELP has not only given me the tertiary knowledge, but also critical skills like project management, discipline and focus to achieve a desired goal. It has given me an experience of internationalisation and globalisation, through my interactions with foreign students and lecturers, as well as opened up a world view for me. This is critical for my entrepreneurship ventures.”

    Vincent Cheng Kim Loong
    CEO of Jevine Solutions
    Founder of Malaysian Business Network
    Bachelor of Information Technology
  • “I have found IT to be incredibly fast-paced and there is always room for innovation and creativity. The subjects that I studied in my BIT (Hons) degree and the interactions that I had with my lecturers have most certainly equipped me with the necessary skills for my current employment at Ernst & Young (Singapore)”

    Ooi Her Wuen
    Bachelor of Information Technology (First Class Honours), HELP University
    Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Dr Hajjah Saleha Outstanding Achievement Award
    President's Award
    Senior Associate, Advisory Services Ernst & Young (Singapore)
  • “HELP University has made me strive for knowledge and taught me many different programming paradigms which can be used to explore many different programming languages. Subjects such as modelling using UML, all game development subjects and the final year project has prepared me to organise and plan new projects. It has been a great experience studying at HELP University. The lecturers teach from experience and demonstrate each theory with examples.”

    Khalid Mohammad Saleem
    Software Engineer, MIMOS
    Bachelor of Computer Science (First Class Honours) Games and Interactive Media
  • “The Bachelor of Information Technology credit transfer programme between HELP and The University of Queensland (UQ) is an excellent programme that encompasses a good mix of theory and practical learning experiences. Having dedicated staff that consistently win teaching awards and with links to industry partners, this programme is recognised globally and prepares you well for the work force.”

    Twins John Ngui Kin Choong and Arthur Ngui Kin Seng
    Twins John Ngui Kin Choong and Arthur Ngui Kin Seng Both graduated with a HELP Bachelor of Information Technology (First Class Honours) in 2006, they are currently working in Queensland.
Credit transfer to other Universities

Cardiff University

  • 2 years at HELP University (Diploma in Information Technology) + 2 years at Cardiff University (Bachelor of Information Technology)
  • BSc Computer Science (1+2 or 1+3 with Year Industry)
  • BSc Computer Science with Specialism (1+2 or 1+3 with Year Industry)
  • BSc Software Engineering (1+2 or 1+3 with Year Industry)
  • BSc Business Information Systems (1+2 or 1+3 with Year Industry)
  • MSc Advanced Computer Science
  • MSc Information Security and Privacy
  • MSc Computing
  • MSc Computing and IT Management

University of the West of England, Bristol

  • BSc (Hons) Computing (2+1)
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology (2+1)

Northumbria University

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Business Information Systems Management
  • MSc Computer Network Technology

University of Portsmouth

  • BSc (Hons) Computing (2+1)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (2+1)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Systems (2+1)
  • BSc (Hons) Network Applications and Services (2+1)
  • MSc Computer Network Administration and Management (3+1)
  • MSc Information Systems (3+1)
  • MSc Communication Network Planning and Management (3+1)

University of Queensland

  • 2 years at HELP University (Diploma in Information Technology) + 1½ years at the University of Queensland (Bachelor of Information Technology) Bachelor of  Information Technology (2+1)
  • BEng (Software Engineering) (2+2)
  • Master of Computer Science (2+1+1½)
  • Master of Computer Science (3+1½)

Australian National University

  • 2 years at HELP University (Diploma in Information Technology) + 2 years at the Australian National University (Bachelor of Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) (2+2)
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours) (2+2)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (2+1½)

Murdoch University

  • Bachelor of Science in Mobile and Web Application Development (1+2)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (1+2)

Griffith University

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (2+1)

Swinburne University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) (2+1)

University of Wollongong

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (2+1)
  • We assist and guide students on overseas study options in Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, Canada etc
  • We advise on tuition fees, living expenses, entry requirements, application procedures, accommodation application, visa requirements and documentation and flight reservations, and provide pre-departure briefings
  • We advise on scholarship opportunities
  • SPC staff are highly experienced counsellors with many years of service in placing students in ideal universities
  • Application fees to universities may be waived if applications are made through the HELP Student Placement Centre.

For more details, please contact Josephine Chong @ 03-2095 8791

Degree Pathways

Credit Transfer to the University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (2+1 Credit Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology Honours* (2+2 Credit Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (2+2 Credit Transfer)
  • Master of Computer Science T (2+1+1.5 Credit Transfer)
  • Master of Computer Science T (3+1.5)

The Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours are provided as part of an exclusive credit transfer arrangement with the University of Queensland. The BEng and BIT are the University of Queensland’s internationally recognised specialist degrees in engineering, computer technology and applications. The degrees include a central core comprising compulsory study in computer science and several affiliated areas. Partial tuition remission scholar-ships are available on a case-by-case basis.

Academic Team

Prior to entering academia, Ven Yu worked extensively in the commercial software development field, particularly in consultation, design and development of application software for multinational companies in London. Ven Yu has lectured in research skills for the undergraduate programmes, and Object-Oriented Systems Development subjects for both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She also acts in a supervisory capacity for undergraduate and postgraduate students in their Software Development projects. Ven Yu’s research interests include software modelling and software engineering education.

Dr Sien Ven Yu
Head of Department of Information Technology
BSc (Hons) (London) CompSc/Mathematics
MPhil (Queensland)
PhD (Queensland)

Anitha is a specialist in Computer Ethics and Security Issues. Currently, she is teaching and developing courses related to Security, Management and System Development at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has worked in the education industry for eight years.

Ms Anitha Velayutham
Senior Lecturer
Binfo Tech (Info Sys)
MBA (International Business) (CSturt)

Naline has more than five years of teaching experience in subjects e.g. C programming, Visual Basic programming, Introduction to Information Technology, and Internet Technology.

Ms Naline Shanmugam
BIT (Artificial Intelligence) Hons (UKM)
MSc (Multimedia) (UM)

Steven has over 10 years professional experience in academic teaching and learning. He currently lectures in 3D modeling, Computer Graphics and Games Development, Multimedia Authoring and Development, and Interactive Media Design. Prior to teaching, he worked for over five years as a corporate trainer.

Mr Steven Yong Yik Loong
Senior Lecturer
BSc Computer Studies (Software Engineering) Hons (Nottingham Trent University)
Master of Software Engineering (UM)

Dewi has more than three years of teaching experience and is currently pursuing her Doctoral in Computer Science. Dewi initially worked on the Semantic Decision Support System for Governmental projects. Her research and subject interests include Semantic Technology, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Warehouse, Semantic Database, Web Technology, and System Analysis and Design.

Ms Dewi Octaviani
B.Eng (Informatics Eng.) (UPN, Indonesia)
M.Cs (Comp.Sc.) (UGM, Indonesia)

Melinda has more than 30 years of lecturing and training experience. She specialises in information systems, decision support & modeling, e-commerce and internet.

Ms Melinda Chung Sew Ying
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Comp. Science & Economics) Hons (York University, Toronto, Canada)
MIT (CSturt)

Chye Hock has over 20 years of teaching experience. He specialises in Java programming subjects.

Mr Kok Chye Hock
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Maths & CompSc) Hons (UKM)
MIT (CSturt)

Shu Min lectures in systems analysis, rogramming and web publishing as well as computing and mathematics education. Her specialisations are database management systems, programming and systems analysis and design.

Ms Ng Shu Min
Senior Lecturer
BA Maths & Comp Sc (Hons) (Bryn Mawr)
MIT (CSturt)

Seetha specialises in the C++, web development and open source operating system (Linux). Her experience includes teaching and product development. She has spent over 10 years in the private education industry.

Ms Seetha Letchumi Sukumaran
Senior Lecturer
BSc (CompSc) Hons
MSc (CompSc) (USM)

Pui Kwan specialises in programming subjects such as C and C++ programming, Python, Matlab and web programming. Currently, her research interests include computational modelling, computational intelligence, data mining and expert systems.

Dr Fong Pui Kwan
PhD (Intelligent System) (UMS)
BSc (Cognitive Science) (First Class Hons) (UMS)

Kin Meng specialises in mobile app development, graphic design, web development, C++ and 3D. His interests include gamification and change management.

Mr Cheng Kin Meng
BSc (Multimedia Technology) (UMS)
MSc (Multimedia Technology) (UMS)