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Is a degree in IT or Computer Science worthwhile?

Questions arise whether a degree in Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science pays off in this day and age. In today’s tech economy, having ICT knowledge and skills not only pays, it also places you higher up in the rank of professionals who contribute towards the growth of the economy. Here are three reasons why an undergraduate degree in IT or Computer Science will get you far.

  1. Greater Employability Prospect

A bachelor’s degree in either, IT or Computer Science, helps you develop the needed skills and competencies required by employers today. A degree in Computer Science equips you with the basics of programming and software for the creation of applications, database systems and programming languages while an IT degree provides you with knowledge and skills about hardware, software, cloud computing and storage. Either degree will enable you to manage your organisation’s IT infrastructure. According to the 2016 QS Global Employer Survey, employers around the world valued graduates with computer science or information systems as the world was preparing for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) wave. Now that we are in the thick of IR4.0, employers continue to upgrade their IT infrastructure to ensure that their business sustains through the revolution.

  1. Be a Security Specialist

We all know how tedious or dangerous it can be when our identities are stolen on social media. Organisations suffer 10 times more when their database of systems are hacked because not only do they lose precious data, they also lose their credibility and clients’ trusts. While losses in dollar and cents can be recovered, a loss in credibility and trust is much harder to earn back. Ethical hackers and cybersecurity specialists will always remain as a top paid IT professionals, globally as organisations worldwide will do anything to protect their business from harm. SEGi University is one of the very few private universities in Malaysia to pioneer a degree in Computer Science specialising in Cybersecurity. We also work closely with leading industry names like EC Council to provide additional professional courses such as Certified Ethical Hacking to enable you to become a specialist in ICT security.

  1. Gain timeless skills

No matter how much the industry changes, there is always a value for basic IT knowledge and skills such as programming and troubleshooting. For example, today’s multi-billion dollar gaming industry stems from computer programming. Apps creation require basic knowledge in software and programming language. While their names have become fancier – such as application developer and game engineer – they still need to acquire basic programming and systems skills that will remain timeless.

SEGi offers a Diploma in Information Technology, Bachelor of Computer Science in Cybersecurity, dual degrees in Bachelor of Information Technology specialising in Business Systems Design, Software Engineering and Computer Networks in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, UK and postgraduate programmes in Information Technology.

SEGi has also established close industry linkages with professional bodies such EC Council, Oracle and Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy to equip graduates with advanced credentials as students can pursue additional professional certification courses through these bodies.

Aside from raising the bar for ICT education and talents, the IR4.0-driven ICT courses offered by SEGi are expected to groom talents with the right technical and behavioural competencies and provide them with a competitive edge for better employability.

Visit segiuniversity.edu.my or call 03-6145 1777 or WhatsApp to 011-1210 6389 for more information.

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