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Foundation in Computing (ODL) - 100% Online

1 Year
(3 Semesters)

ODL - Fully Online


Awarded by:
APU, Foundation

19 Sep 2024


The Foundation programme gives you an opportunity to sample your future areas of study. This helps you choose which Degree programme to pursue.

SPM• 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects, including Mathematics, at IGCSE/O-Levels; or
UEC• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects, including Mathematics, in UEC.
Note: Foundation in Computing (ODL) - 100% Online requires a Credit Pass in Mathematics.
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).


• IELTS : 4.0
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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METHOD OF DELIVERY - Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning

Synchronous and Asynchronous Modules for Foundation in Computing (ODL)


This APU Foundation in Computing (ODL) is specifically designed to provide:

  • The Foundation in Computing (ODL)  allows young students the opportunity to gain a solid Pre-University qualification from the comforts of their home or country. 
  • Open Distance Learning (ODL) as practiced at APU provides a high-quality and flexible learning experience for students utilising state-of-the-art technological innovations & pioneering teaching and learning practices.
  • This flexibility is also an ideal option for families who wish for their children to obtain an innovative and high quality education yet remain connected to their communities of origin.

Semester 1 offers modules where students are introduced to the main skills areas of Language, Communication, Personal Skills, Numerical and IT Skills. Students are able to develop their soft skills that are essential for oral and written presentations of ideas and concepts as well as other skills which are essential for employability and lifelong learning.


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development and Study Methods
  • Essentials of Web Applications
  • Mathematics

The second semester exposes students further into the concepts of technology and principles of programming. With this knowledge, students are able to design and implement software solutions irrespective of platforms, language or application domain. Basic concepts of organization and its role will also be introduced, and their interpersonal skills will be further developed through public speaking.


  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture and Networking
  • Introduction to Visual and Interactive Programming
  • Public Speaking in English

The final semester provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in areas of multimedia and technology which helps students to make an informed decision on their pathway in the area of study. Their mathematical knowledge and skills will be extended in this semester to prepare for degree study. Students will also have an opportunity to explore academic research, equipped with the necessary skills and techniques.


  • Academic Research Skills
  • Perspectives in Technology
  • Introduction to Multimedia Applications
  • Further Mathematics



Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree pathways offered at APU. Students will also have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information System Security
    • Cloud Engineering
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Digital Transformation
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
    • Sustainable Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with a specialism in:
    • Data Analytics
    • Digital Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development

Alternative pathways:

  • Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Actuarial Studies
  • Industrial Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Digital Advertising
  • International Relations
  • Media, Communication & Psychology*

*Leading from APU Foundation to Psychology programme; please note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology and a Pass in English at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required


Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 19,800
(Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 19,800 (USD 4,500)
(Non-Engineering Pathways)

* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.