Department of Information Technology and Communication (JTMK) Politeknik Kuching Sarawak is one of the main department in Kuching Polytechnic who aspire to become the department’s academic excellence and excellence in implementing the Diploma of Information Technology to produce graduates who are potential, competent and competitive. This department was inaugurated by Mr Dzulkifli bin Ismail, Director of Politeknik Kuching Sarawak on 8 November 2007. Until now the number of staff in JTMK is about 37 people.
Motto for this department is “Reliable, Compatible and Evolve” which describes the overall goal of this department to produce students who are mature, independent, high quality and always “forward” in facing the challenges of new technologies.
There are 9 computer laboratories for teaching and learning.
Duration 3 years
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 students with transferable skills and multiskilling which enable them to adapt and adopt to new technologies. In addition to the technical courses, students are also taught English for Digital Technology, Pengajian Islam or Pendidikan Moral, Co-Curriculum, and Inventive Problem Solving to enhance their competencies in soft skills. As the programme emphasizes self-initiated learning and handson competencies, graduates of this programme will be ready to take the challenges in the world of computing technologies.
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: