Master of Science in Digital Transformation | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Master of Science in Digital Transformation


Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2.5-3 years)
 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
Full Time:
05 Feb 2024 | 04 Jun 2024
17 Sep 2024

 

Part Time:
12 Jan 2024 | 22 Mar 2024
07 Jun 2024 | 16 Aug 2024
25 Oct 2024


 

 

“76% of companies are providing training for existing managers to equip them with skillsets related to digital transformation.”
- Digital Talent in Malaysia, 2021

USD100 Trillion of additional value for the world economy is expected from digital transformation by 2025.”
- WEF
 
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree in related fields (Computing) with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as accepted by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in related fields (Computing) with minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00, can be accepted with a minimum of FIVE (5) years relevent working experience and rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor's degree in non-related fields with minimum CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00 as accepted by the Senate and with a minimum of FIVE (5) years relevent working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment and passing pre-requisite courses.

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

 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 6.0

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Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.



PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Graduates with knowledge, skills, and competencies that will help in the development of the country and enable them to progress their careers in digital transformation.
  • An understanding of digitally connected systems in organizations that automate manual tasks, streamlining workflows, enhancing efficiency, and improving customer experience.
  • An opportunity to develop capabilities in implementing digital transformation initiatives effectively, empowering organisations agility and innovation to quickly respond to customer and competitor demands.
  • A comprehensive knowledge in identifying digital technologies, their applications in various industries, and leadership qualities.

THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :

  • Develop skills to conduct business consultation in digital transformation projects by engaging with customers and understanding their needs.
  • Apply the concepts in technologies relevant to industrial revolution 4.0 to develop or redesign new business processes that can improve productivity and efficiency while preparing companies for AI adoption.
  • Master design thinking principles on change management to build strategic working relationships and meet potential customers expectations.
  • Examine digital engagement platforms requirement in meeting customers needs.
  • Analyse business trends in digital platforms to grow new business or cross sell additional products or services.
  • Prepare students who are not from a computing background to develop the necessary knowledge to undertake digital transformation projects within their expertise.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This programme is geared towards industry or business professionals who are seeking to develop their careers in the digital transformation for the benefit of organisations. Managers within organisations where information technology plays a vital role in the managerial functions and the efficient operation of the organisation will find this programme very useful. For business managers who want to leverage on power of cloud services to increase efficiencies in business operations, they will learn different digital transformation frameworks and decide on the ones most applicable to their industries. Though they may not have any IT background, pre-requisite modules in key areas of AI, programming and internet of things will be taught to help them navigate the IT landscape.

MODULES & PROJECT

The Programme comprises 3 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules and a Project. There are 7 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES
(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS:
Duration: 1 month (Full-time) / 4 months (Part-time)
)

  • Programming in Python
  • Practical IOT
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

CORE MODULES

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Disruptive Innovation Strategies
  • Technology, Culture and People: A Global Perspective
  • Leading Digital Business Transformation
  • Digital Project Management
  • IR 4.0 Enabling Technologies
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Project

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 3)*

  • Building IOT Application
  • Financial Technology
  • Cyber Security & Threats
  • Big Data Analytics and Technologies
* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selected elective modules, they can choose from the available modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules – however such changes may prolong the study duration.
 

PROJECT

You are required to complete an industrybased major project where possible, however the emphasis must be placed on an effective demonstration of how the application of digital transformation can be part of the business environment. It is expected that the project would devise, recommend, or implement innovative solutions to the problem areas.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Digital Transformation Specialist
  • Digital Transformation Manager
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Data Transformation Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Digital Transformation Director
  • Director of Digital Strategy
  • Head of Strategy and Transformation
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Digital Transformation Programme Integrator
  • Digital Project Manager


DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SPECIALISTS

Countries

Job Ranking

Germany

3

Indonesia

8

Malaysia

4

Saudi Arabia

4

Singapore

3

UAE

5

UK

5


THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT AIMS TO ATTRACT

RM70.0 billion (USD15.6 billion), investments to accelerate digitalisation efforts by 2025
 
– theedgemarkets.com, October 28, 2022

Digital Transformation Specialist is the 7th highest job role in increasing demand across industrie.”
 
Source: Future of Jobs Survey 2020, World Economic Forum


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 32,600

RM 36,800 (USD 8,975)

​* Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

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