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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Network Computing


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
17 Mar 2022 | ​08 Jun 2022

  

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



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.

A-LEVEL

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

UEC

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

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.

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

• Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.
 

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.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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 : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

For more information please click HERE


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • A specialised and focused emphasis on data communications and networking technologies.
  • The skills and knowledge required to develop and critically evaluate 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, networking and databases. Some specialised modules will provide them basic knowledge of security and computer forensics. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

COMMON MODULES

  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Programming with Python
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of network architectures and networked computing applications. They will gain solid understanding of programming skills needed in systems administration, network technologies, network design, and systems security. They will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

COMMON MODULES

  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Principles of Networks & Network Design
  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Switching Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
  • Web Applications
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 network computing and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into in-depth understanding of network computing components, environments and techniques in appreciation of relevant issues. 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

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Advanced Wireless Technology
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Network Computing
  • Network Computing Project

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.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.


 

AWS ACADEMY MEMBER INSTITUTION

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most broadly adopted cloud platform offering several fully featured services from data centers globally. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy member institution, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation offers the AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum through its multi-disciplinary IT degree options that prepares students to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognized AWS Certifications.

The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. 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

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

  • Network Analyst
  • Network Consultant
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Network Engineer
  • Management Information System (MIS) Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
  • System Network Consultant
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Planning Specialist
  • Network Defense Analyst


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,800
Total: RM 87,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,330)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/482/6/0189)(08/25)(A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.