Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours

Duration:
4 Years (8 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
21 Sep 2021 | 23 Nov 2021

  

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.

DMU Degree Certificate will be an MEng Award for Engineering Programmes.

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

 


INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - ENGINEERING DEGREES ACCREDITED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ACCORD

APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL• 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or its equivalent.
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or
• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

Any 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).

Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.

 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programmes are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Computer or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Computer or Electronic Engineering.

Computer engineering has emerged as a driving force addressing numerous global demands like smart grids, cognitive buildings, energy management and the likes. Operating platforms for more and more applications have been migrating to the cloud in recent days. Bridging the gap between hardware and software, are Computer Engineers, advancing computer technology towards transforming more and more of these cyber dreams into realities. Some of the areas covered in this major are:

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Embedded and Desktop Operating Systems
  • Microcontroller Selection and Programming
  • Signal Processing


PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

PLO1

Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO2

Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.

PLO3

Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO4

Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.

PLO5

Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.

PLO6

Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO7

Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO8

Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.

PLO9

Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.

PLO10

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.

PLO11

Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.

PLO12

Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in Computer engineering fundamentals.
  • A study in the area of computer engineering which covers networking, database management, security systems, cloud infrastructure and data analytics.

DEGREE YEAR 1

Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation & Measurement, C Programming, Programming with Python, Engineering Materials, Engineering Design and Networking. Other modules aim to provide the basic demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and entrepreneurship. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

COMMON MODULES

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Programming with Python
  • Engineering Materials

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Networking

DEGREE YEAR 2

Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Computer Engineering with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Signals & Linear Systems, Introduction to Electrical Systems, Object Oriented Development with Java, Programming Concepts in C++ and Human Computer Interaction. Engineering Mathematics is provided for better understanding of the engineering modules.

COMMON MODULES

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals and Linear Systems

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Programming Concepts in C++

DEGREE YEAR 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Computer Architecture, Communication Engineering Principles, VLSI Design, Numerical Methods & Statistics, Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software, Digital Signal Processing, Modern Communication Systems and Machine Vision & Intelligence are the critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

COMMON MODULES

  • Control Engineering
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • VLSI Design
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Modern Communication Systems
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence

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 YEAR 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced. Students will deliver several Engineering Projects where they will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance their employability.

COMMON MODULES

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Group Design Project
  • Engineer in Society

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Analogue Integrated Circuits & Systems
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 2)

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Distributed Computer System
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Emergent Technology

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Computer System Engineer
  • Computer System Analysts
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Programmer
  • IT Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 24,300
Year 2: RM 24,900
Year 3: RM 25,800
Year 4: RM 27,000
Total: RM 102,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,570)
Year 3: RM 29,700 (USD 7,570)
Year 4: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 117,900 (USD 29,850)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R/523/6/0190)(02/22)(MQA/FA5127)

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