School of Computing (SOC) is the academic arm of Universiti Utara Malaysia that focuses on educating and nurturing the innovation of ideas, knowledge and skills related to Computing. Our strategies are based on four computing platforms; Information Technology, Information System, Computer Science and Software Engineering. All the undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered are tailored to ACM standard with the reviews and guidance from the Academic and Industry advisory committee including Microsoft Malaysia, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysians Communication and Multimedia Corporation (MCMC), CyberSecurity Malaysia, CISCO and Malaysia E-Government Services Unit. The two flagship programs, B.Sc. with Honors (Information Technology) and M.Sc. (Information Technology), give the students basic and advanced components of Computing that are ample and appropriate to complement our graduates with competitive skills and thoughtful human touch.
For several years since 2011, SOC has been on top among other schools in UUM in the academic achievement including research and publication. The power of these success come from the hardworking and boundless effort of our dedicated researchers. Moving towards to the 2nd Phase of UUM Strategic Planning (2016-2020), SOC aims to be among the top 100 QS World Ranking by subject (Computer Science and Information System). In achieving this target, the School recently has set up the School Center of Excellence (SCoE). Institute for Advanced and Smart Digital Opportunities (IASDO) is coined to spur research and innovation on digital life, digital education, digital services, and big data. Together with IASDO, four research laboratories (InterNetWorks, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, and Optical Computing) are introduced to strategically plan and drive the research agenda up to the international level. The school also plays an active role as a training provider to other institutions, agencies and communities through our human development unit; Computing Professional Enrichment and Development Division (CoPED).
SOC continues to increase its visibility at the international level through smart and strategic collaborations with several universities including in Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Bahrain, Russia, Iraq, New Zealand and Australia. One of the biggest achievement is UUM, through SOC, will be organizing a high impact international conference, PACIFIC ASIA CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEM 2017 (PACIS 2017), next year in the Island of Langkawi, a world heritage Geopark. PACIS is a very high impact conference under the ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEM (AIS) and is governed and guided by prominent scholars from all over the countries. It is no doubt that through this big event and great partnership, SOC and UUM will continuously "soaring upward"