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Foundation Programme

Duration

1 year (3 Semesters)

Award

APU Foundation

Course Fee

Malaysian Students:

RM 22,800 (Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 23,200 (Engineering Pathway)

Intakes

13 February 2017

03 April 2017

15 May 2017

11 September 2017
06 November 2017

APU Foundation (Pre-University) programme is designed to help those with SPM, O Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of degree of choice. Throughout the programme, our academic staff will advise you on the options available at each stage of your university degree study.

If you have 5 Credits in "SPM' or "O" Levels or equivalent then the Degree Foundation at APU is ideal for you because it is purposely designed to prepare you for entry into a degree in many areas of Information Technology, Business, Finance, Accounting, Design, International Studies, Creative Media or Engineering.

Our vast experience in delivering degrees means we know what students need to do well in a degree. We have used this to design a Degree Foundation which gives you the skills in communications, research, English, Maths, technology (including Information Technology) and general study methods to do well whichever of our wide range of degrees you choose.

And we go further by providing you with an introduction to Business and IT or Engineering so that you can make an informed choice of degree when you have completed the Foundation. Depending on your choice you can go on to study full time for a 3-year Honours degree in IT, Games, Media, Business, Design, Accounting, Finance, International Studies areas or a 4-year Honours degree in Engineering, which is internationally benchmarked.

Foundation Admission Requirements:

  • Pathways leading to:

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND BRAND MANAGEMENT

ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS

CREATIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (Commencement in 2017)

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Pathways leading to:

COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTING & BUSINESS COMPUTING

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including a credit in Mathematics and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Pathways leading to:

ENGINEERING

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level incuding a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

A credit pass in Mathemetics at SPM/O-Levels is required for some programmes for entry to Degree after Route A. For detailed entry requirements for Degree programmes, please visit ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.


On completion of the Foundation Programme, make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.


Learning outcomes

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of Degree Study
  • Understand the concepts that underpin the study of Business, Technology, Engineering, Media and IT
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study
  • Demonstrate English language and study skills for undergraduate learning
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communication
  • Understand the essential elements of technology
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Be ready to become an effective member of the working community
  • Continue and succeed in further / higher education

What you will study

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. The modules are:

Semester 1 (12 weeks)

  • Communication Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Personal Development & Study Methods
  • Essential of Web Applications
  • Mathematics

Semester 2 (12 weeks)

Business & FinanceComputing & TechnologyEngineeringDesign

Journalism & Creative Media

(commencement from 2017 onwards)

International Studies
Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

Imaging/Production Skills for DesignWriting Skills for JournalistsIntroduction to International Relations
Individual, State & Society

Individual, State & Society

Introduction to Visual & Interactive Programming

Major Project 1

Introduction to Journalism History & PracticeIndividual, State & Society
Global Business TrendsIntroduction to Visual & Interactive ProgrammingEngineering Mathematics

Design Theory and Practice 1

Global Business TrendsGlobal Business Trends
Public Speaking in EnglishPublic Speaking in English

Public Speaking in English

Public Speaking in English

Public Speaking in EnglishPublic Speaking in English

Semester 3 (12 weeks)

Business & FinanceComputing & TechnologyEngineeringDesignJournalism & Creative MediaInternational Studies
Academic Research Skills

Academic Research Skills

Academic Research Skills

Academic Research SkillsAcademic Research SkillsAcademic Research Skills
Principles of Accounts

Further Mathematics

Mechanical Science

History of Design and MediaCritical International Film StudiesIssues in Development Studies
Economics for BusinessIntroduction to Multimedia ApplicationsEngineering Science or ChemistryMajor Project 2Journalism and SocietyEconomics for Business
Perspectives in Technology / Further Mathematics ****Perspectives in Technology

Electrical and Electronic Principles

Design Theory and Practice 2English for JournalistCritical International Film Studies
Co-CurricularCo-CurricularCo-CurricularCo-CurricularCo-CurricularCo-Curricular

You may then proceed to Level 1 of a Degree of your choice in the following pathways:

Your Foundation Pathway to a Degree of your choice:

COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialisms in
    • Information Systems Security
    • Database Administration
    • Network Computing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile Technology
    • Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) in Intelligent System
  • BSc (Hons) in Internet Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development with specialism in Games Concept Art

COMPUTING & BUSINESS COMPUTING*

  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with specialisms in
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Taxation
    • Forex and Investments
    • Internal Audit
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialisms in
    • Financial Planning
    • Investment and Risk Management
  • Bachelor in Islamic Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies

ENGINEERING

  • B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • B.Eng (Hons) in Telecommunication Engineering
  • B.Eng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering
  • B.Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Media Marketing
  • BA (Hons) in Tourism Management

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND BRAND MANAGEMENT*

  • BA (Hons) Product Design
  • BA (Hons) Transport Design
  • BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Management

ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) VFX : Visual Effects and Concept Design
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Film and 3D Animation Technology
  • BSc (Hons) CGI and Digital Effects

CREATIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY*(Commencement in 2017)

  • BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology
  • BA (Hons) Advertising and Commercial Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Media (Film) Production

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND SUSTAINABILITY*

  • BA (Hons) International Relations
  • BSc (Hons) Environment and Sustainability (Commencement in 2017)

* UK 3+0 Degrees offered through APIIT

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