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Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology

Duration:
2 years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU Diploma

Intakes:
14 Jul 2020
21 Sep 2020
09 Nov 2020

This APU Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology is designed to provide:

  • Coverage of the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspect of the wide area of Computing and Information and Communications Technology, with emphasis on aspects of interaction with a system.
  • Prepare students for careers in the ICT environments with emphasis on solutions design, multimedia and computer games development, technology infrastructure support and interactive applications.
  • Train students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Equip students with academic and professional skills to plan, develop and maintain solutions requiring the application of technology in an organizational context within the constraints encountered.

Admission Requirements:

  • 3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
  • 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;
  • Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Diploma in Information and Communication Technology
 
• IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2

Please note that under Ministry of 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 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 Entreprenuership
  • 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

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Professional Communication

SEMESTER 3

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.

Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Visual Basic.NET

SEMESTER 4

Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. At the same time, students are introduced to computer game level design and documentation in the Digital Games Design & Re-engineering. Employability skills are introduced through the principles of Operating Systems, preparing students to provide technical support within an organization.

Modules

  • Web Development
  • Information Technology Operations Management
  • Digital Games Design Re-engineering
  • Networks & Networking
  • System Analysis & Design

SEMESTER 5

In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer network to deepen their knowledge of computing technology. Besides, they will be exposed to multimedia technology to enhance their knowledge and understanding on the use of graphics, audio and video. Students also design and implement algorithms using their second programming language and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme, including multimedia techniques for business presentations and entertainment.

Modules

  • Java Programming
  • Digital Image Production
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Software Development Project
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 and APIIT.

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

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information Systems Security
    • Cloud Computing
    • Network Computing
    • Mobile Technology
    • Internet of Things (IoT)*
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development

Bridging module/s needed before progress into Year 2
- 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 44,900

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:

(R/481/4/0620)(07/20)(MQA/A11687)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.