BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
02 Dec 2020
23 Feb 2021

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
 


Digital Transformation for IR4.0

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • Knowledge and skills in managing financial products, product development and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.

Admission Requirements:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

A-LEVEL

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

• 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.

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
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 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:

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 the basic knowledge of business information technologies. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common ModulesSpecialised Modules
  • Introduction to Management
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Programming with Python
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction To C Programming
  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development
DEGREE LEVEL 2


A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of Information Technologies, and the specialized skills to apply frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of financial technologies. They will gain solid understanding of the support of business information technologies in modern organizational operations. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common ModulesSpecialised Modules
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • System and Network Administration
  • Data Mining and Predictive Modelling
  • Financial Management
  • FinTech Management
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 business information technologies and to refine their personal and professional development. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real world finance business problem – they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common ModulesSpecialised Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Project In FinTech Management
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in FinTech Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Blockchain Development
  • Robo Advisor
  • FinTech Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

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:

  • FinTech Systems Analyst
  • IT and FinTech Consultant
  • FinTech Infrastructure Administrator
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Global Business Solution Consultant
  • IT Business Development Manager
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • CRM Business Analyst

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational 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 7,150)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,430)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)

* Fees stated above 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.