Why Computing is the New Accounting

By Uni Enrol - July 28, 2020
Where to Study KDU Penang offers highly in-demand computing disciplines with industry partner tie-ups
Why Computing is the New Accounting

Software and the internet infrastructure is so ingrained in our lives that choosing this career path is now considered ‘safe and secure’ as being an accountant but at the same time a lucrative path.

These are four reasons why you should consider computing studies.


1. High Demand, High Paying Career

As many of you will know, the field of computing is increasingly pervasive and its application becoming more integrated with our lives.

More women are entering this field of studies

Graduates easily earn an upwards of RM3,000 per month. Those who start off with higher programming proficiency and some experience might even command RM4,000 per month. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) can easily get paid RM 15,000 per month and above.


2. It Affects All Industries

Almost every industry is changing the way products and services are delivered because of digital transformation.

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From banking to transportation, media and retail, all industries are being revolutionised by digital transformations. You can practically go into any industry.

The Malaysian government is leading the change with many new policies that support its Industry 4.0 policy and framework initiatives.


3. You Create New Value

Computing is no longer a support and administrative profession but is in the forefront of innovation and value creation of a new kind of product and service for society.

We have changed the way we connect with friends and family, to reading the news, ordering food and booking flights. Businesses are also using digital tools and channels to reach out to their customers.


4. New Future Pathways

With the advent of artificial intelligence, IoT, big data analysis, cloud adoption and many more nascent but rapidly growing fields of computing, there will be many new jobs created.

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Some of the computing jobs of the future will be deep tech developers, robotics, IoT, information security analysts, computer systems analysts, data scientists and computer network architect which are exciting and highly in demand skills.


KDU Penang Computing Courses

Explore these popular courses and apply through Uni Enrol to check if you qualify for scholarships and bursaries.

Popular Courses


Diploma in Computer Studies

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Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (3+0), with University of Lincoln, UK

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Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology (3+0), with University of Lincoln, UK

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Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) (3+0), with University of Lincoln, UK

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Note: SPM/O-Level students may take Foundation in Science to proceed to degree level or may go for diploma route directly.

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