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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)


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 A COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREE

APU's Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Cyber Security) 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 in Science stream with minimum Grade C (GPA 2.0) in Mathematics and one Science or ICT Subject.
OR
• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject with a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM.
OR
• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject with a credit in Mathematics and any one Science or ICT subjects at SPM. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

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

• 2 Passes in A-Level in Science stream with a Pass in Mathematics and one Science or ICT subject.
OR
• 2 Passes in A-Level with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.
OR
• 2 Passes in A-Level with a Credit in Mathematics and Science or ICT subjects at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

UEC

• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subject including Mathematics and one Science or ICT subject.
• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subject including Additional Mathematics.
• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects with Credit in Mathematics and Science or ICT Subject at SPM or equivalent. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

FOUNDATION/
MATRICULATION

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

Note: The requirement for the Additional Mathematics can be exempted if the Matriculation or Foundation offers Mathematics module which is equivalent or higher requirement than the Additional Mathematics at SPM level.


OR
• A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics and Science or ICT subject at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or its equivalent. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

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.
 
Note:Students who do not have a Credit in Additional Mathematics in SPM/O-Level/IGCSE but have an acceptable achievement in Mathematics related subjects during the Foundation which may be equivalent to SPM/O-Level/IGCSE Additional Mathematics, can be accepted into Degree Programmes. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE.
 
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 : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • The ability to develop technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organisation of computer systems focusing on cyber security.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems related to cyber security.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies and applications in cyber security.

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of programming, mathematical and algorithmic skills. A sound grasp of mathematical techniques and skills in algorithmic thinking are important pre-requisites for their second and third year studies in this area. Computer architecture, operating systems, networks, databases, security and forensic technologies are the underlying platforms in cyber security. Introduction to management introduces the third key area, understanding personal and organisational development, along with independent learning and team working skills.

COMMON MODULES

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

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 1)

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding in Cyber Security related areas. The students should be flexible in performing a range of computing tasks using extended theories and practice related to Cyber Security. In the second year, the core modules deepen the understanding of platform technology, while specialised modules allow them to go further into system & network administration, computing theory, computer systems & low level techniques and implementation of secure systems.

COMMON MODULES

  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System & Network Administration
  • Innovation Process
  • Research Methods For Computing & Technology
  • Computing Theory
  • Web Application
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Data Structure

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Practical CTF Strategies
  • Switching and Routing Essential

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 1)

  • Ethical Hacking and Incident Response
  • Implementation of Secure Systems

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 draw on their previous studies and industrial experience to refine their personal and professional development in the field of computer science majoring in Cyber Security. Students will move further into Cyber Security by learning the core and specialised modules to enhance new skills and advanced knowledge on the current and future technologies. Elective modules are offered to strengthen their essential skills and knowledge. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real world problem. They will demonstrate the ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills to produce personal achievement portfolio.

COMMON MODULES

  • Project Management
  • Algorithmics
  • Deep Learning for Intrusion Detection
  • Venture Building
  • Advanced Software Security
  • Advanced Database Systems

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Investigations in Cyber Security
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
  • Advanced Cyber Security 
  • Project in Cyber Security

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 1)

  •  Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications

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.)


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Cyber Security Engineer/Architect
  • Cyber Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Cyber Security Incident Response Analyst
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • Intrusion Detection Analyst
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor
  • Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester
  • Secure Applications Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst/Engineer
  • Information Security Technical Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Cyber Security Governance & Compliance Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)


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

 

(N/481/6/0816)(08/24)(MQA/FA12440)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.