BSc (Hons) in Information Technology | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:

APU, Malaysia

Intake:

13 November 2018

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems in organisations.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and apply appropriate strategies and techniques to the development of information technologies.

Entry Requirements 

  • 2 Full Passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 in STPM and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM; or
  • 2 Passes at ‘A’ Levels and a Credit in Mathematics at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE; or
  • 5 Grade B's in UEC including Mathematics; or
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level; 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:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Networking and Databases. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules

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

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.

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, programming languages and techniques, and further analysis and design skills. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare you for the workplace.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Object-Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Web Applications
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Elective Modules (choose 3)

  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • System & Network Administration
  • Data Centre Infrastructure

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

You will make use of your previous studies and industrial experience to extend your familiarity in a broad range of information technologies and to refine your personal and professional development. You will enhance your programming skills and move further into the areas of cloud computing and big data. A final year project requires you to investigate and develop a solution to a real-world problem – you will demonstrate your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

Specialised and Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Mobile & Web Multimedia
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Information Technology
  • Information Technology Project

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications OR Distributed Computer Systems
  • Designing & Developing Applications on Cloud OR Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics

Career Options

  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Executive
  • IT Consultant
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Technical Support Manager
  • IT Sales Manager
  • IT Application Developer
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Helpdesk Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Consultant

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 26,700

Year 2: RM 27,800

Year 3: RM 28,700

Total: RM 83,200

Year 1: RM 26,700 (USD 6,940)

Year 2: RM 28,200 (USD 7,330)

  Year 3: RM 28,900 (USD 7,510)

Total: RM 83,800 (USD 21,780)

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

KPT/JPS(R/481/6/0636)(A6210)08/20

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