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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Engineering


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
14 Mar 2024 | 25 Jul 2024
24 Sep 2024 | 21 Nov 2024

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME

Students who are under Bachelor’s 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



MORE THAN JUST AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEGREE

APU's Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Engineering degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Digital Transformation for IR4.0

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

A-LEVEL
Overseas qualification that are equivalent to 12th Grade/A Level/HSC are accepted.

• 2 Passes in A-Level and with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

UEC

• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

FOUNDATION/
MATRICULATION 

• A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent.
 

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

OTHER DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Science, Technology or Business studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and with Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE or its equivalent, can be admitted subject to rigorous assessment conducted by APU.

Note: Credit transfer of modules into a Bachelor’s Degree may apply based on the fulfilment of credit transfer requirements.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Computing related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer is subject to approval by the APU Academic Board.
 

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

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
 
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).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of cloud-based information systems in organisations.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and apply cloud computing technologies, networking technologies and topologies, as well as the skills and expertise required for cloud-focused engineering roles.
  • The skills and knowledge required to develop and assess network architectures and networked computing applications.
DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through computer architecture, operating systems, networks, and databases. Some specialized modules will provide students with basic knowledge of web design and development. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

COMMON MODULES

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Networking
  • System Software and Computing Concepts
  • Python Programming
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Integrated Computer Systems
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies 
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of organization’s computing resources, along with technical skills to evaluate, design, configure and maintain shared computing infrastructure. They will gain solid understanding of the importance of enterprise systems and network administration in virtual computing environments. They will have programming skills needed in systems administration, network technologies, network design, and network security. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

COMMON MODULES

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Innovation Process
  • Mobile and Wireless Technology
  • Concurrent Programming 
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Network Security
  • Switching and Routing Essentials
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of cloud computing and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will learn how to design and manage cloud-based systems in enterprises using programming skills, management, and planning strategies. Students will have a deeper understanding of enterprise network components, settings, and methodologies, as well as a better understanding of edge computing concepts and applications. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem - they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

COMMON MODULES

  • Project Management
  • Advanced Database
  • Critical Issues in Managing Information Systems in Organisations
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Venture Building

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Edge Computing: Concepts and Applications
  • Enterprise Networking and Automation
  • Designing and Developing Applications On The Cloud
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Investigations in Cloud Engineering
  • Cloud Engineering Project

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PARTNERS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most widely used cloud platform in the world, offering a variety of fully featured services from data centers all over the world.

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy member institution, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation offers the AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum that prepares students for industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, and courses are taught by AWS Academy-accredited educators who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology.

The rapid rise of computing is creating a growing number of high-quality jobs at organizations around the world, and the technical skills that students develop through this program will position them well for their careers today and in the future.

CAREER OPTION WITH AWS ACADEMY MEMBER INSTITUTION

  • Cloud Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Build Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • System Architect
  • Software Development Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Data Innovation Manager
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Business Process Engineer
  • Data Wrangler / Munger / Miner
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Analytics & Reporting Manager
  • Decision Analytics Manager


FY 2020 cloud infrastructure service revenue $ 129 billion


CISCO CCNA CERTIFICATION

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking. Achieving CISCO CCNA certification is the first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. To earn CCNA certification, you pass one exam that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, based on the latest networking technologies, software development skills, and job roles.

The undergraduate APU students who enlist under this programme, will get an opportunity to get the CISCO CCNA certification which follows CCNA v7 prospectus. There are 4 modules under this programme that were designed following CCNA syllabus. This giving benefits to students as they have access to various resources and simulation software through the learning platform to facilitate their learning. As a CISCO Academy partner, APU had a dedicated CISCO lab with all CISCO devices. This facility is provided to ensure our students are exposed to the real physical configuration of network devices such as routers and switches in their lab sessions at level 2 and level 3 of their undergraduate program. With the best facility and skilled certified instructors, the students should be fully ready to sit for their CCNA certification exam during their final semester of undergraduate study.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Server Developer
  • Cloud Solution Consultant
  • Technical Support Manager
  • IT Cloud Test Engineer
  • Cloud Platform Developer
  • Data Center Operator
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Cloud Network Engineer
  • Cloud Product Manager
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Network Designer


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 31,700
Year 2: RM 32,800
Year 3: RM 33,800
Total: RM 98,300

Year 1: RM 32,000 (USD 7,270)
Year 2: RM 33,100 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 34,400 (USD 7,820)
Total: RM 99,500 (USD 22,610)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/0611/6/0038)(08/25)(A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.