Postgraduate Certificate In Software Engineering

6 months


HELP Damansara

Level of Study:

ELM Graduate School

Course Code:
KPT/JPS (N/481/7/0002) (MQA/PA8807) 08/22

About this course


  • Quality teacher training for mid-career professionals and those aiming to further their career in teaching and learning.

  • Become a competent and academically qualified teacher to meet the growing demand in the private sector education.

  • Be equipped with skills that make teaching and learning efficacious and interesting.


There are 2 semesters comprising of 9 weeks in each semester. Students should be able to complete the programme within 6 months.


The ITU is a WASC1-accredited, non-profit, graduate university. It is located in the Silicon Valley, US and close to many high-tech companies e.g. Apple, Google, Cisco and HP. The Master of Science programmes enable students to gain a one-year industry experience with US employers where students can earn money and gain work experience at the same time.

Total Course Fees

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Subject Listing

  • Python Programming
  • Professional Practice in Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Design & Requirements Engineering
  • Software Project Management

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of at least 3 years’ study from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily with industry experience. A lower CGPA may be acceptable subject to internal assessment or if applicant has a minimum of 5 years’ working experience.

  • Candidates without a computing degree will need to complete prerequisite preparatory modules for this PGCSE advanced study.

  • For international candidates, English Proficiency in terms of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent is requirement for course commencement.

Language Requirements

International applicants must have one of the following entry requirements


  • TOEFL (Internet based)

  • TOEFL (Paper based)

Academic Pathways

Students hoping to gain the ITU postgraduate degree can first spend 6 months at HELP University completing 5 modules before progressing to ITU. The credits from these 5 modules will be accepted as part of a credit-transfer arrangement with ITU. The students will only need to spend a year at ITU to complete a one-year internship placement and 5 academic subjects (conducted in the evenings or weekends). Once the student has been awarded the postgraduate degree, he/she can continue to work in the US for another 36 months.

Credits earned in the PGCSE will be accepted in any of the following masters programmes:

  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • MSc in Software Engineering specialising in Computer Science
  • MSc in Software Engineering specialising in Information & Cybersecurity
  • MSc in Engineering Management
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering
  • MSc in Computer Engineering
  • MBA in Business Analytics

Students will only need to spend ONE year at ITU to complete a one-year paid fulltime internship placement and 5 academic subjects (conducted in the evenings or weekends).

Graduates from these programmes may be eligible to apply for up to three years of Post-Master’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the USA, under current Federal regulations.

Why ELM Graduate School @ HELP?