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Diploma in Business Information Technology

Duration:
2 years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU Diploma

Intakes:
6 Oct 2020
​26 Nov 2020

This APU Diploma in Business Information Technology is designed to provide:

  • Students for careers in hybrid environments where business information systems are increasingly integrated, encompassing a wide range of enabling technologies and cross organisational, social, national and international boundaries.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring the application of both business and information technology disciplines in a commercial and organisational context.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in technology and industry practices.
  • Students with intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.

Admission Requirements:

SPM
3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

IGCSE/O-Levels
3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels;

UEC
3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC;

Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

*Pass in Mathematics is required at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.

Note: Please take note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level is required for progression to BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems.


Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/UEC; will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation/Diploma/Certificate programme.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Diploma in Business with Information Technology• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

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).


What You Will Study:

SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of  basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

SEMESTER 2

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

Modules

  • Professional Communication
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Quantitative Methods
SEMESTER 3

In this semester students build on their understanding of general business concepts and procedures to more specific areas, namely marketing and economics. Related technology skills in database systems and computer programming enhance their knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and making decision with computing tools and techniques.

Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Programming with Python
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics
SEMESTER 4

The modules in this semester continue to build on the understanding of general business concepts and procedures to the more specific areas of statistical analysis, accounting, and the legal environment.  On the technology side, students are exposed to internet applications design and development, and the system development cycle.

Modules

  • Legal Framework of Business
  • Internet Applications
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • System Analysis & Design
SEMESTER 5

The final semester brings students into more advanced areas of business management, including issues related to organizational capabilities and resources, service quality and sustainability, and management of IT resources. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills as they apply techniques specific to business, management and information technology to create solutions in real-world situations.

Modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Managing Information Systems
  • IT Operations Management
SEMESTER 6

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.


Further Studies:

Upon successful completion of the Diploma Programmes with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, you will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of any of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

Students who undertake this programme will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of:

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems**

** Please take note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE is required for the above programmes.
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.

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


Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 42,800

RM 46,800 (USD 11,700)

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


MQA Accreditations:

(R2/340/4/0697)(12/21)(MQA/A8238)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.