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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Database Administration


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:

  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of data and information in organisations.
  • The technical skills necessary to evaluate, design, configure, and maintain the data management infrastructure.

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 frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, along with technical skills to evaluate, design, configure and maintain data management structures. You will gain solid understanding of database design, data integrity, database programming and basic knowledge of “big data”. 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
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
  • System Programming and Computer Control
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP Systems
  • Database Design & Development
  • Data Management

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 database administration and to refine your personal and professional development. You will move further into advanced computing skills needed to manage enterprise databases and large data management infrastructure. 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
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Enterprise Programming for Distributed Applications
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Database Administration
  • Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations
  • Information Storage and Management
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics
  • Investigations in Database Administration
  • Database Administration Project

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

Career Options

  • Data Centre Operations Executive
  • Data Support Engineer
  • Enterprise Solutions Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Engineer
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Enterprise Database Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Application Support Engineer
  • Data Storage Manager
  • Global Business Solution Specialist
  • Operation Support System Manager
  • Database Architect
  • Data Warehouse Administrator

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.