BSc (Hons) in Computer Science | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
19 Nov 2019
25 Feb 2020
28 Apr 2020

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organization of computer systems.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies.

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

Level 1 modules in this program that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming in an appropriate language. More technical knowledge and skills are developed in Operating Systems & Computer Architecture and Introduction to Networking. Modules such as Introduction to Management, Computing & IT in the Workplace and Professional & Enterprise Development provide a foundation for multi-disciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout the program.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating System & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to C Programming

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

Specific technical skills related to Computer Science are developed at this level. Engineering Software & Applications offers an introduction to the concepts associated with data acquisition and system simulation. Data Structures and Concurrent Programming take your application development skills to the next level, while System & Network Administration and Computer Systems Low Level Techniques buile on Operating Systems & Computer Architecture. Option modules allow you to choose to go further into artificial intelligence, networking, and/or multimedia. The emphasis on independent learning continues at this level, and is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Object-Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods For Computing & Technology
  • Data Structures
  • Concurrent Programming
  • System & Network Administration
  • Computer System and Low Level Techniques
  • Computing Theory

Elective Modules (choose 2)

Semester 1 - Choose 1

  • Mobile and Wireless Technology OR System Programming & Computer Control

Semester 2 - Choose 1

  • Imaging and Special Effects OR Network Security

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 Computer Science.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills to strong critical thinking and analysis. The core modules Algorithmics, Real-Time Systems, and HCI & Usability enhance your system development skills, while Emergent Technology broadens your perspective to include the frontiers of technology. Option modules allow you to enhance skills developed in the previous study of programming, systems & network administration, multimedia, and management. General personal and professional development is enhanced in Project Management, while Innovation Management & New Product Development continues the theme of generating new ideas and creating new products.

Common Modules

Specialised and Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Algorithmics
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Emergent Technology
  • HCI & Usability
  • Investigations in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Project

Elective Modules (choose 2)

Semester 1 - Choose 2

  • Advanced Wireless Technology
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition​

Semester 2 - Choose 1

  • Designing and Developing Applications on the Cloud OR Wireless and Mobile Security

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:

  • Computer Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Chief Technology Office (CTO)
  • IT Technical Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • Technical Support Manager
  • IT Service Desk Manager
  • Application Engineer
  • Mainframe Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Applications Development Manager
  • Application Architect

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.

(N/481/6/0506)(06/24)(MQA/FA4622)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.