3 Years (6 Semesters)
Dual Degree Award:
APU, Malaysia and Staffordshire University, UK
21 February 2017
09 May 2017
12 September 2017
07 November 2017
Study Loan Options:
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
- Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
- A specialised and focused emphasis on data communications and networking technologies.
- The skills and knowledge required to develop and critically evaluate network architectures and networked computing applications.
- 2 Principal Passes at STPM level and with 4 Credit Passes at SPM including Mathematics; or
- 2 Passes with at ‘A’ Levels and with a Credit Pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics; or
- The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level; 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).
The IT degree and all of its specialisms have similar modules in Level 1. Modules that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming in an appropriate language. Technical knowledge and skills essential in this field of specialisation are introduced in Operating Systems & Computer Architecture, Introduction to Networking, and Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies. Introduction to Management and Computing & IT in the Workplace provide a foundation for multi-disciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.
- Computing & IT in the Workplace
- Fundamentals of Software Development
- Introduction to Databases
- Introduction to Management
- Introduction to Networking
- Mathematical Concepts for Computing
- Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
- System Analysis & Design
- Introduction to C Programming
- Introduction to Se curity and Forensic Technologies
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 skills related to Network Computing are enhanced at this level through the Network Security, Switching Technologies, Principles of Network Design, and Mobile & Wireless Technology modules. Your analysis and design skills are developed with System Development Methods, while your programing skills are sharpened with Object Oriented Development with Java and System Programming & Computer Control. Along with independent learning, a common theme in all APU ICT awards is fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams. These themes are the specific focus of the Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology modules.
- Creativity & Innovation
- Object Oriented Development with Java
- Probability & Statistical Modeling
- Professional & Enterprise Development
- Research Methods For Computing and Technology
- System Development Methods
- Mobile & Wireless Technology
- Network Security
- Principles of Networks and Network Design
- Switching Technologies
- System & Network Administration
- System Programming and Computer Control
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 Information Technology.
The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Advanced Wireless Technology, Distributed Computer Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Computer Systems Security, and Network Troubleshooting build on knowledge and skills acquired at the lower levels to provide an in depth understanding of network computing techniques. 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. Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations and Entrepreneurship ensure that you have a proper understanding and appreciation of relevant issues whether you choose to join an existing organisation or decide to set up your own business.
The Investigations and Project modules provide opportunity for students to further develop the academic and practical aspects of their areas of study and reinforce their independent learning skills. Furthermore, the major project that students are expected to do, will entail extensive research in domain knowledge and acquiring of skills in using tools and methods in the particular specialism. The significant aspect of this level is the demonstration of higher level critical thinking, analysis and application in the award project.
- Innovation Management & New Product Development
- Project Management
- Advanced Wireless Technology
- Computer Systems Security
- Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations
- Distributed Computer Systems
- Investigations in Network Computing
- Network Computing Project
- Network Troubleshooting
- Ubiquitous Computing
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.
Careers in Network Computing:
Functional roles in network design, implementation and troubleshooting. Typical jobs include network analysts, network consultants and systems engineers.