MSc in Software Engineering | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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MSc in Software Engineering


Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2-3 years)
 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
Full Time:
04 Jun 2024 | 18 Sep 2024


Part Time:
07 Jun 2024 | 16 Aug 2024
25 Oct 2024


 

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME


Students who are under Masters Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.


To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

• Bachelor’s degree in Computing or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and with relevant working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to 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

For more information please click HERE

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:

  • An opportunity for professional development at an advanced level within the area of software engineering.
  • Enhancement of skills and knowledge in specialist areas for practising IT professionals.
  • The ability to undertake large-scale IT software development projects.
  • The skills necessary to participate effectively in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.

THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

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

  • Undertake and effectively manage largescale and complex software development projects.
  • Consider reliability and quality in the design of software systems
  • Determine the security requirements for computer systems
  • Apply and critique quality metrics in the assessment of software systems
  • Participate in the design and implementation of high quality and reliable software systems
  • Appreciate problems and suggest solutions associated with the development of software systems.
  • Contribute to the advancement and development of software engineering theories and practices.
  • Appreciate how an efficient technology based infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This programmne aims to develop specialist knowledge in the domain of Software Engineering (SE). It exposes students to the core principles and processes of SE fundamental to the successful development of systems capable of addressing emerging business needs. Students will have the opportunity to supplement their knowledge through elective modules in domain adjacent topics such as natural language processing, data management and big data analytics.

This programme is geared towards practicing software engineers within industry who seek formal qualifications in software engineering. In addition, IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their technical software engineering knowledge and IT skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive.

MODULES & PROJECT

The programme comprises of 10 coursework modules and a Project.

There are 7 compulsory Core Modules (including Research Methodology module) and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES
(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS: DURATION: 1 MONTH (FULL-TIME) / 2 MONTHS (PART-TIME))

  • Software Engineering Principles
  • Systems Development Methods
  • Software Design and Development

CORE MODULES

  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Reliability Management
  • Object Oriented Software Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering Support Environments
  • Software Quality Engineering
  • Security Technologies
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Project

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 3)*

  • Internet Applications
  • Network Design & Performance
  • Data Management
  • Big Data Analytics and Technologies
  • Natural Language Processing
* 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

This programmne aims to develop specialist knowledge in the domain of Software Engineering (SE). It exposes students to the core principles and processes of SE fundamental to the successful development of systems capable of addressing emerging business needs. Students will have the opportunity to supplement their knowledge through elective modules in domain adjacent topics such as natural language processing, data management and big data analytics.

This programme is geared towards practicing software engineers within industry who seek formal qualifications in software engineering. In addition, IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their technical software engineering knowledge and IT skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Project Manager
  • Software Architect
  • Senior Software Developer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Development Manager
  • Senior System Designer
  • Application Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
  • R&D Specialist
  • Senior Technical Lead
  • Product Specialist


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 34,800

RM 38,800 (USD 8,820)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R/481/7/0781)(02/27)(MQA/FA8836)

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

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