M.Sc. in Software Engineering | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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M.Sc. in Software Engineering


Full time (12 months)
Part time (2.5 - 3 years)

Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia


Full-time: 05 August 2019 / 25 November 2019

Part-time: 06 Sep 2019 / 01 Nov 2019

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An opportunity for professional development at an advanced level within the area of software engineering.
  • Enhancement of skills and knowledge in specialist areas for practising IT professionals.
  • The ability to undertake large-scale IT software development projects.
  • The skills necessary to participate effectively in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field not meeting CGPA 2.75 but above CGPA 2.50 in related field; can be accepted provided that candidates have at least 5 years of working experience in a relevant field.

Who should attend

This programme is geared towards practicing software engineers within industry who seek formal qualifications in software engineering. In addition, IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their technical software engineering knowledge and IT skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive.

The Benefits of This Programme

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :

  • Undertake and effectively manage largescale and complex software development projects.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.
  • Appreciate problems and suggest solutions associated with the development of software systems.
  • Contribute to the advancement and development of software engineering theories and practices.
  • Appreciate how an efficient technologybased infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.

Modules & Project / Dissertation

The programme comprises 9 coursework modules, the Research Methodology module and a major dissertation. There are 7 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.

Core Modules

Elective Modules*  (choose 3)

  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Reliability Management
  • Object Oriented Software Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering Support Environments
  • Software Quality Engineering
  • Security Technologies
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation
  • Internet Applications
  • Network Design & Performance
  • Big Data Analytics and Technologies
  • Data Analytical Programming

* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selcted elective modules, they can choose from the aviailable modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules - however such changes may prolong the study duration


You are encouraged to complete industrybased major projects/ dissertations that are directly relevant to your work and your organisation or any substantial idea from the modules taken. The project emphasis should involve the derivation of criteria for the selection of software engineering processes, methods and tools. It would be expected that a software prototype, review of current practices or specifications should be produced.

Course Fees: 

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)

 Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(N/481/7/0781) (02/21) (MQA/PA8836)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.