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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
29 Sep 2020
26 Nov 2020
​25 Feb 2021

Digital Transformation for IR4.0

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • A broad range of digital technologies and platforms for digital business transformation and nurture digital leaders or entrepreneurs for the future economic.
  • Necessary knowledge and contents on the most in-demand skills in digital leadership, namely digital transformation, marketing, analytics, finance and execution.

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.


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
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


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 digital technologies. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

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

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a solid grounding in the general technical aspects of digital technologies and platforms for digital business transformation. They will gain better understanding, and skills on how digital technologies and business models are radically changing competitive dynamics across industries.

Common ModulesSpecialised Modules
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
  • System and Network Administration
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Employee and Employment Trends
  • Leading Digital Business Transformation
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
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


Level 3 focuses on the broad theoretical foundation for understanding contemporary phenomena, provides methods and techniques for analysing the implications of digitalization, and supports students in developing practical skills to deal with change in complex environments.

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
  • Investigations in Digital Transformation
  • Project Management
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Project in Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Management and New Product Development
  • Advanced Database System
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Finance
  • Digital Strategy and Analytics
  • Digital Execution

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:

Graduates will be prepared for a career that extends for beyond traditional positions in consulting and corporate IT Departments. As digitization enters ever more spheres of society, the potential is there for jobs to be created for specific situations. Graduate may take up a career in :

  • Business IT Analyst
  • Digital Engineer
  • Digital Lead
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovation Architect
  • Business Strategies
  • Digital Transformation Officer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)
  • Digital Designer

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 Accreditations:

(R/482/6/0189)(08/20)(A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.