The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FTMK) stands as one of the pioneering faculties within Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan Malaysia (KUTKM), established on December 1st, 2000. Its operational journey commenced on June 22, 2001, welcoming its inaugural cohort of students for the academic session 2001/2002. Notably, on February 1st, 2007, KUTKM was officially rebranded as Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).
Under the purview of FTMK, five distinct departments were instituted, each contributing significantly to the realm of information and communication technology:
Department of Software Engineering
Department of Computer System & Communication
Department of Interactive Media
Department of Intelligent Computing & Analytics
Department of Diploma Studies
This strategic division underscores FTMK’s commitment to providing comprehensive education and research opportunities, ensuring the holistic development of students and advancing the field of information and communication technology at UTeM.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION
Computer System and Communication is a subfield of computer and telecommunication. The Internet is created based on communication systems that produce complex computer networks which is built for in-home LAN, LANs, MANs, WANs, mobile networks and massive global Internet in order to share information and have a human conversation with one another. Due to the necessity of computer networks towards the use of the Internet in daily activities, Bachelor of Computer Networking and Bachelor of Computer Security are introduced and act as the major bachelor programs offered by the Department of Computer System and Communication, to fulfil the nation’s need. Besides, students who have undergone this course are not only knowledgeable and become experts in the area but also equipped with professional certifications for career advancement such as CompTIA and Cisco Academy certifications. Thus, students are more confident, creative and ready to face the challenges in real life in a working environment.
In addition, throughout this program, students are provided with fundamental information technology subjects and are exposed to more advanced subjects that comprise planning, designing, developing, troubleshooting and managing computer systems, computer networks and network security.
DEPARTMENT OF INTELLIGENT COMPUTING & ANALYTICS
Malaysia’s vision to become a developed country by 2020 must be supported by knowledge content in advanced industrial technology. A higher automation rate can reduce labour force utilisation and ultimately increase productivity. The utilisation of information technology has been proven to boost industrial development. Therefore, the country needs experienced and competent manpower to apply information technology knowledge and skills in the industrial sectors. The Department of Intelligent Computing & Analytics was established to fulfil such aspiration by focusing on ICT applications in selected industries, particularly manufacturing, business, health and tourism.
DEPARTMENT OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA
The Department of Interactive Media offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in the area of multimedia. In addition to the basic courses in ICT, the programmes offered by this department focus on the concept of interactivity in the design and development of high-quality multimedia products and websites. This also includes applying the knowledge of interactivity in the area of computer graphics, animation, digital audio-video technology, virtual reality and computer game development. With the emphasis on training and a hands-on approach, we believe that the graduates are able to fulfil the job markets in the field of multimedia.
DEPARTMENT OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Software Engineering is a field of knowledge about computer software development using structured methods, techniques and schemes. In line with this, the Department of Software Engineering offers two bachelor programmes in Computer Science namely Software Development and Database Management. This department plays a major role in producing competent and professional software engineers to design and develop highly sophisticated and complex applications including Intelligent Systems. Our programmes have been designed carefully to produce professionals in software engineering with a combination of various technical aspects, soft skills and ethics. The graduates are expected to understand the users, software and system requirements, competent in applying emerging software technologies design, manage, perform testing, maintain and develop the system with software engineering methodology. We also ensure that our graduates are equipped with project management skills, work ethics, risk management knowledge and the importance of teamwork in software development processes. The objective of specialization in Database Management is to produce skilled professionals in Database Management. The course equips the graduates with various skills such as database analysis, design and development based on the system specifications. The students will also be exposed to data warehouse and data mining techniques. The application-oriented approach could also produce highly competitive and creative software engineers in the job market.
DEPARTMENT OF DIPLOMA STUDIES
Department of Diploma Studies aims to produce trained students in the field of computer technology and commercial computer applications to meet the high demands from the government and private sectors. The program is intended to produce students with knowledge of computer applications and programming. The students will also obtain professional certification as CCNA.