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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science


3 Years (6 Semesters)

Dual Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia

Staffordshire University, UK


26 February 2018

07 May 2018

19 September 2018

13 November 2018

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organization of computer systems.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies.

Admission Requirements:

  • 2 Full Passes at STPM level and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM; or
  • 2 Passes at ‘A’ Levels with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE; or
  • 2 Passes at ‘A’ Levels with a Credit in Mathematics and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE; or
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation with "Further Mathematics" subject with CGPA of 2.0 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level; or
  • Pass in relevant Foundation/Matriculations with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level or equivalent; or
  • 5 Grade B's in UEC including Mathematics; or
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with minimum average of 50%; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum average of 60%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate (SAM) with minimum of 60%; or
  • International Baccalaureate with minimum 24 marks;
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with minimum average of 50%;
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum average of 50%; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Course Structure & Modules:


Level 1 modules in this program that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming in an appropriate language. More technical knowledge and skills are developed in Operating Systems & Computer Architecture and Introduction to Networking. Modules such as Introduction to Management, Computing & IT in the Workplace and Professional & Enterprise Development provide a foundation for multi-disciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout the program.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating System & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to C Programming

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.


Specific technical skills related to Computer Science are developed at this level. Engineering Software & Applications offers an introduction to the concepts associated with data acquisition and system simulation. Data Structures and Concurrent Programming take your application development skills to the next level, while System & Network Administration and Computer Systems Low Level Techniques buile on Operating Systems & Computer Architecture. Option modules allow you to choose to go further into artificial intelligence, networking, and/or multimedia. The emphasis on independent learning continues at this level, and is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Object-Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods For Computing & Technology
  • Data Structures
  • Concurrent Programming
  • System & Network Administration
  • Computer System and Low Level Techniques
  • Computing Theory

Elective Modules (choose 3)

  • Mobile & Wireless Technology OR System Programming & Computer Control OR Introduction to Virtualization OR Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Computing OR Imaging & Special Effects OR Network Security OR Web Applications

INTERNSHIP (12 weeks)

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship / Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Computer Science.


The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills to strong critical thinking and analysis. The core modules Algorithmics, Real-Time Systems, and HCI & Usability enhance your system development skills, while Emergent Technology broadens your perspective to include the frontiers of technology. Option modules allow you to enhance skills developed in the previous study of programming, systems & network administration, multimedia, and management. General personal and professional development is enhanced in Project Management, while Innovation Management & New Product Development continues the theme of generating new ideas and creating new products.

Common Modules

Specialised and Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Algorithmics
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Emergent Technology
  • HCI & Usability
  • Investigations in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Project

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Advanced Wireless Technology
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Programming Techniques for Animation & Computer Games
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Information Storage & Management
  • Designing & Developing Applications on Cloud
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Wireless & Mobile Security

Career Options

  • Computer Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Chief Technology Office (CTO)
  • IT Technical Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • Technical Support Manager
  • IT Service Desk Manager
  • Application Engineer
  • Mainframe Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Applications Development Manager
  • Application Architect

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 26,700 + £190

Year 2: RM 27,800 + £190

Year 3: RM 28,700 + £190

Total: RM 83,200 + £570

Year 1: RM 26,700 (USD 6,940) + £190

Year 2: RM 28,200 (USD 7,330) + £190

Year 3: RM 28,900 (USD 7,510) + £190

Total: RM 83,200 (USD 21,780) + £570

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


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