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Diploma in International Studies

Duration

2 years (5 Semesters)

Award

APIIT Diploma

Study Loan Options

PTPTN

Intakes

15 May 2017

06 November 2017

Course Structure

The Diploma in International Studies is designed to:

  • provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of International Studies
  • prepare students for careers in the International Studies environment.
  • provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in International Studies
  • provide students with critical,  independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.
  • develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of international standard in relevant areas.

Diploma Admission Requirements:

Admission requirements for this programme is as follows:

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

Common Modules:

Part 1 (semester 1 & 2) of the Programme is common and it provides a general development of the skills needed for degree study as well as preparing you for the specific demands of the degree programmes to which you will progress to.  

The APIIT Diploma in International Studies will provide two routes: one to BSc (Hons) Environment & Sustainability and another to BA (Hons) International Relations. 

Semester 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Numerical Skills
  • Practical IT Skills
  • Journalism and Society

Semester 2

  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Global Business Trends
  • Geography and the Environment

Route A: Leading to BA (Hons) International Relations

This route provides greater details on sustainable lifestyle. international relations and some of the environmental-related issues as well. It provides factors that shape future sustainable lifestyle and the challenges.

Semester 3

  • Sustainable Lifestyle and Communities
  • Issues in World Politics
  • International Relations
  • Critical International Film Studies

Semester 4

  • Debating the Past
  • Modern Political Ideas
  • Philosophy Life and Existence
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 1
  • Industrial Design: History and Context

Semester 5

  • Local & Global Perspectives in History
  • War Peace and Cooperation
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 2
  • Industrial Design: Style and Substance

Route B: Leading to BSc (Hons) Environment and Sustainability

This route concentrates on world politics, environmental issues, sustainable lifestyle and geographical related topics as well. You will examine contemporary environmental change and the emergence of global environmental issues. Their impacts at global, regional and local scale, the effects on the environmental sustainability of the natural ecosystems and the quality of life and livelihoods of individuals and communities become central themes. Amongst the issues covered are food and energy security, biodiversity and water stress, global warming and climatic transformation.

Semester 3

  • Sustainable Lifestyle and Communities
  • Issues in World Politics
  • International Relations
  • Perspectives in Technology

Semester 4

  • Investigating Geography and Environment
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 1
  • The Dynamic Earth 1
  • Geography and Environment Tutorials
  • Industrial Design: History and Context

Semester 5

  • Investigating Geography and Environment
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 2
  • The Dynamic Earth 2
  • War Peace Cooperation
  • Industrial Design: Style and Substance

*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 & APIIT:

  • Route A:
    • BA (Hons) in International Relations
    • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
    • BA (Hons) in Business Management
    • BA (Hons) in Business Management with specialism in E-Business
    • BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
    • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • Route B:
    • BSc (Hons) Environment and Sustainability
Malaysian Student Fees:
Course Fees:
RM 36,500

International Student Fees:
Course Fees:
RM 36,500

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