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BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Computing, Technology & Games Development Programmes


Admission Requirements:
 

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM Information TechnologyA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. * Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage
A-LEVEL  Information Technology2 Passes in A-Level and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent Systems2 Passes in A-Level and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE OR 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and a Credit in Mathematics at O-Levels.

Note: Overseas qualification maybe accepted if Mathematics in 12th Grade/ A-Level is comparable to Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games Development2 Passes in A-Level and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.
UEC  Information Technology5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent Systems5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Additional Mathematics.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games Development5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION  Information TechnologyPassed a Foundation/Matriculation programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, with Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE and equivalent.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsPassed the APU Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with an acceptable achievement in “Further Mathematics” module and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Passed a Foundation/Matriculation (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentPassed a Foundation/Matriculation programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, with a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE and equivalent. 
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS  Information TechnologyDiploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsAPU Diploma (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Diploma from other institutions with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentDiploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM level.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.


Note: Students who do not have a Credit in Additional Mathematics in SPM/ O-Level/IGCSE but have an acceptable achievement in Mathematics related subjects during the Foundation which may be equivalent to SPM/O-Level/IGCSE Additional Mathematics, can be accepted into Degree Programmes. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Note: Student with CGPA above 2.0 and below 2.5 may be accepted using rigorous assessment conducted by APU/APIIT and subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES • IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417 
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3 

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.
 

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.
 

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
 

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial Programmes


Admission Requirements:
 

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
 

Accounting & Finance

Banking & Finance / Actuarial Studies 

STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students.

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C+ (GP 2.33) and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.

A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics. (MUET Band 2 is required for all Malaysian Students)

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics with a Pass in English.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING• Passed Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

Malaysian Students 

Band 4 in Malaysian Unified English Test (MUET) or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent is required for Malaysian Students. Applicants who do not possess the above will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Degree Programme.

International Students (only applicable to International Students)

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550 
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59 
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• MUET : Band 4

FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES 

• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-413 
• TOEFL IBT : 34
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59 
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• MUET : Band 4

BANKING & FINANCE AND ACTUARIAL STUDIES BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

• IELTS : 6.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 60-78
• Pearson (PTE) : 51-58
• MUET : Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. 

Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.


Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.


Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications
Agency (MQA).


Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism & International Relations Programmes


Admission Requirements:
 

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
 

All Business, Management and Marketing Programmes

Tourism Management

International Relations/Media & Communication Studies

STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Credit in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0).

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Credit in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.

A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

• 2 Passes in A-Level.

• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in English at SPM/O Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.

UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including English.

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC.

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including English.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0).

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA • Successful completion of the APU Diploma or
• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board)

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students (only applicable to International Students)

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION and DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
BA (Hons) in International Relations
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and
Communication Studies

• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-413 
• TOEFL IBT : 34 
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

All Business, Management and Marketing Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

• IELTS : 5.5
• TOEFL PBT : 550
• TOEFL IBT : 46-59
• Pearson (PTE) : 42 
• MUET : Band 4

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.


Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.


Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.


Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Engineering Programmes


Admission Requirements:
 

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or 
• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students (only applicable to International Students)

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA and BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL PBT : 410-413
• TOEFL IBT : 34
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.


Design, Advertising & Animation

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
 

Industrial Design

Visual Effects

Animation

Digital Advertising

STPM 

A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Bahasa Melayu and a Pass in English at SPM level.

A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects.

A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects.

A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects.

A-LEVEL

2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

2 Passes in A-Level.

2 Passes in A-Level.

2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION  

A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.

A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.

A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.

A Pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.00.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
RELATED DIPLOMA

A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

A Diploma in Design & Media or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal interview or submitting a relevant portfolio.

PORTFOLIO

All applicants will be individually assessed via a portfolio, interview including drawing

Note

Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution. And Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 1. And a pass in an interview and a drawing test is required for BA (Hons) in Industrial Design.

Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution.

Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution.

Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by the Senate / institution.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES • IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417 
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3 

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.


Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.


Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents. 


Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


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).

(Note that for the programmes listed here, a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History) at SPM level is required for all Malaysian students).