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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics

Duration

2 years (5 Semesters)

Award

APU Diploma

Study Loan Options

PTPTN

Intakes

02 April 2018
21 May 2018
18 September 2018

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Provide students with skills in software systems development, with emphasis on aspects of data informatics.
  • Prepare students for careers in the ICT environments with emphasis on solutions design, software development, technology infrastructure support, data informatics application.
  • Enable appreciation of the proven principles and techniques to the developmentn and support of software systems in commercial organisations.
  • Provide students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate response to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Develop students’ intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.

Admission Requirements:

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM including credit in Mathematics and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE including credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above

Course Structure & Modules:

SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme, students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Numerical Skills
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

SEMESTER 2

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyse and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

Modules

  • Professional Communication
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Numeric Methods & Logic
SEMESTER 3

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.

Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Internet Applications
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Visual Basic
SEMESTER 4

Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the system development cycle. Specialisation starts here, with an introduction to data analytics that covers topics such as big data, data warehouse and data mining. Data  informatics also requires a deep appreciation of algorithmic thinking, based on calculus and algebra. Besides, usability principles in the web design and development process, and software engineering processes are introduced and developed to support the software development project in the final semester.

Modules

Specialised & Option Modules

  • Numerical Methods
  • Operating Systems
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Web Development
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
SEMESTER 5 

In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks to deepen their knowledge of computing technology. Students also design and implement algorithm using their second programming language. Two more specialised modules Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics, and Introduction to Artifi cial Intelligent, will bring an insight into the techniques used in the design of software and the building of data informatics based systems. The semester completes with Software Development Project which integrates skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme where students are expecting to include a range of data informatics techniques for problem solving.

Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Java Programming
  • Networks & Networking
  • Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligent
  • Software Development Project

*In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.


Further Studies:
Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU:

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Database Administration
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile Technology
    • Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Internet Technology
  • APIIT - BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology

Fees Structure: 

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 43,200

RM 45,000 (USD 11,690)

KPT/JPS(R/481/4/0620)(A11687)07/20