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Department Of Information Technology and Communication


Department of Information Technology and Communication (JTMK) was established in July 2008. The department is headed by Puan Sarina binti Sariff and consists of 23 teaching staff. JTMK offers programmes for Diploma in Information Technology (Programming) and Diploma in Digital Technology. The objectives and learning outcomes for this programme are developed and designed based on the vision and mission of the Department of Polytechnic Education (JPP). This programme provides the inspiration, immense growth opportunity and challenge for students to be multi-skilled workers after they have graduated.



  • Track Software and Application Development


This programme provides education and training in computing field with a specific emphasis on Information Technology area. The courses offered is grouped into modules such as Platform Technologies, Computing Foundation, Programming Essentials, Industry-Led modules and Industry Domain Cluster, which are referred to specific task. The courses offered provide opportunities for students to get into a broad range of careers in a variety of ICT sectors. This programme also provides the Inventive Problem Solving 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 computing technologies.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The Diploma in Information Technology (Digital Technology) programme shall produce semi-professionals who are:

  1. possess relevant knowledge, skills and aptitude to meet job specifications, organisational and system needs;
  2. can utilise current computing tools and techniques by applying knowledge and interpreting information to solve problems, can execute and be responsible for routine tasks;
  3. have effective communication skills to convey information, problems and solutions;
  4. have teamwork and interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial awareness and are aware of their social and ethical responsibilities; and
  5. possess skills for life-long learning and career development.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

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

  1. apply the foundation of computing, mathematics and soft skills to be competent and possess strong understanding in related Information Technology (IT) fields;
  2. practice technical skills by applying appropriate methodologies, models and techniques in IT fields;
  3. communicate effectively with IT Professionals, other professionals and community;
  4. demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot and solve problems within realistic constraints by applying knowledge, principles and skills in IT;
  5. demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for society, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities;
  6. acquire life-long learning and professional development to enrich knowledge and competencies;
  7. inculcate 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.

Job Prospect

ICT manpower demand is expected to have a strong growth recently based on the research done by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The rapid development in ICT has raised the demand for qualified IT graduates that meet the industry needs and requirements for both locally and globally. Thus, graduates from this programme are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and abilities that can be applied to a broad range of careers in the ICT industrial worlds and businesses. The knowledge and skills that the students acquire from the programme will enable them to participate in the job market such as:

  1. Computer Application Programmer
  2. Internet Programmer
  3. Web Programmer
  4. Database Programmer
  5. System Analysts Assistant
  6. Software Developer
  7. Database Administrator
  8. Software Tester
  9. System Support Personnel
  10. Systems Programmer
  11. Network Support Personnel
  12. Network Administrator
  13. IT Supporting Engineer
  14. Assistant Network Engineer
  15. Technical Helpdesk / Support.




Contact Us 

Polytechnic Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam
Bandar Darulaman,
06000 Jitra, Kedah Darulaman.
Tel : 04-9146100 
Fax : 04-9174232 / 04-9146323
Email: webmaster@polimas.edu.my
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