The Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
The Faculty was established in November 1993. Set in the backwoods, away from the major IT hubs, the first task of the day was to simply "get connected". The Faculty's landmark then was a projection of a little VSAT satellite antenna dish by the window of Prof. Zahran Halim's (the founding Dean) office in late 1993. That brought instant electronic globalisation right to the desktop, albeit to just a few test desks at first.
Today the little dish is long gone as the campus-wide fibre optic backbone is established with leased lines to the national network, JARING and the Internet. The first computer laboratories to be established in 1994 were equipped with 34 Digital PCs (partially sponsored by Digital Equipment (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) and the laboratories of 13 Silicon Graphics workstations and Challenge server (partially sponsored by Sime Darby Sdn Bhd). Sponsorships from AST and Apple Computers Inc. followed suit. Research in IT was catalysed by a 5-year R&D fund from Sapura Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Since the, we have grown and excel in various areas, from Teaching/Learning, Research & Development, and community services. For example, in Sep 2015, our undergraduate student intake was 473 students, one of the highest intake in Computer Science/IT field in Malaysia. Furthermore, our graduate employability for 2015 (upon graduation in Nov 2015) stands at 81%, and our graduates managed to be accepted in various top companies and organizations, not just in Malaysia, but also globally.
Know Us Better...
Since 1998, the Faculty has grown bigger in human resources. As of now, there are 69 academicians & researchers, with 20 supporting staffs to strengthen the Faculty's core business and services. Without these people, the Faculty could not achieve what you see today.Meet the People
Life in Faculty
Life at the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,University Malaysia Sarawak. Prepare to make the most of your University life by exploring our campuses using links below.
Community & Industry Engagement
We are committed in helping others in need. Our team consists of Academicians, Researchers faculty Students.
The focus is to educate the local communities on the latest ICT technologies and also to help them by applying ICT in their daily works.View in Action