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:

23 Aug 2021

06 Dec 2021

Part Time:

02 Jul 2021
12 Nov 2021

| 03 Sep 2021

  

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 with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

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 : 5.0

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.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.
  • 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 technologybased infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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 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: TO BE COMPLETED UPON 1st MONTH OF THE PROGRAMME)

  • 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

You are required to complete industry-based major projects that are directly relevant to your work and your organisation or any substantial idea from the modules taken. The project emphasis should involve the derivation of criteria for the selection of software engineering processes, methods and tools. It would be expected that a software prototype, review of current practices or specifications should be produced.


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 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(N/481/7/0781)(02/21)(MQA/FA8836)

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