BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Internet of Things (IoT) | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Internet of Things (IoT)

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
19 Nov 2019
25 Feb 2020
28 Apr 2020

Embracing the Wave of Industry Revolution 4.0

The knowledge to design, engineer, and develop IoT- based solutions using various platforms in a broader and vendor neutral perspective.This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An understanding of important insights on sensor devices, internet based technologies, wireless communications, and cloud computing.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM Information TechnologyA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentA Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent. * Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage
A-LEVEL  Information Technology2 Passes in A-Level and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent Systems2 Passes in A-Level and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE OR 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and a Credit in Mathematics at O-Levels.

Note: Overseas qualification maybe accepted if Mathematics in 12th Grade/ A-Level is comparable to Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games Development2 Passes in A-Level and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.
UEC  Information Technology5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent Systems5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Additional Mathematics.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games Development5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION  Information TechnologyPassed a Foundation/Matriculation programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, with Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE and equivalent.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsPassed the APU Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with an acceptable achievement in “Further Mathematics” module and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Passed a Foundation/Matriculation (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentPassed a Foundation/Matriculation programme with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, with a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE and equivalent. 
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS  Information TechnologyDiploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.
Computer Science / Sofware Engineering / Cyber Security / Intelligent SystemsAPU Diploma (minimum CGPA of 2.5) with a Credit in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Diploma from other institutions with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
Multimedia Technology / Computer Games DevelopmentDiploma with minimum CGPA of 2.5 and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM level.
* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

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. 

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.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
FOUNDATION AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES • IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 397
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2
BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMMES• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417 
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3 

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:

DEGREE LEVEL 1

You will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through Computer Architecture, operating systems, networks and databases. Some specialized modules will provide you basic knowledge of programming and Internet of Things (IoT). The modules will also help you develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Introduction to Management
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Introduction to IoT
  • Instrumentation & Measurement

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.

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which you will gain better understanding of the broad range of Internet of Things technologies, which include the network, systems programming and security. You will gain solid understanding of IoT as an enabler for an organisation. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare you for the workplace.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Web Applications
  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • System Programming & Computer Control
  • Network Security
  • LoWPAN & Ad-hoc Networking
  • Enterprise Internet of Things

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship / Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Information Technology.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

You will make use of your previous studies and industrial experience to extend your familiarity in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and to refine your personal and professional development. You will move further into the frameworks and planning techniques for strategic management of cloud-based IoT systems in organisations. A final year project requires you to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem – you will demonstrate your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

Specialised and Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Developing IoT Applications
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics
  • HCI & Usability
  • Investigations in Internet of Things
  • Internet of Things Project

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

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:

  • Microcontroller Programmer
  • Machine Learning Programmer
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Embedded Device Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Network Developers
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Technology Consultant
  • Web Development Engineer
  • Project Manager – IoT
  • IoT Innovation Manager
  • IoT Software Developer
  • Infrastructure and Test Engineer
  • Big Data Analysts

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

Year 1: RM 27,300
Year 2: RM 28,800
Year 3: RM 29,700
Total: RM 85,800

Year 1: RM 27,600 (USD 6,900)
Year 2: RM 28,900 (USD 7,230)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 86,400 (USD 21,610)

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

(R/481/6/0636) (08/20) (A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.