BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Network Computing | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Network Computing


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:

  • 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.

Entry Requirements 

  • 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).

Course Structure & Modules


You will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through Computer Architecture, operating systems, networks and databases. Some specialized modules will provide you basic knowledge of security and computer forensics. The modules will also help you develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common ModulesSpecialised 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
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which you will gain better understanding of network architectures and networked computing applications. You will gain solid understanding of programming skills needed in systems administration, network technologies, network design, and systems security. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare you for the workplace.

Common ModulesSpecialised Modules
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Principles of Networks & Network Design
  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Switching Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
  • Web Applications
INTERNSHIP (12 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.


You will make use of your previous studies and industrial experience to extend your familiarity in the field of network computing and to refine your personal and professional development. You will move further into indepth understanding of network computing components, environments and techniques in appreciation of relevant issues. A final year project requires you to investigate and develop a solution for 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 ModulesSpecialised & Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Advanced Wireless Technology
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Network Computing
  • Network Computing Project

Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

Career Options

  • Network Analyst
  • Network Consultant
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Network Engineer
  • Management Information System (MIS) Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
  • System Network Consultant
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Planning Specialist
  • Network Defense Analyst

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.