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BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology


3 Years (6 Semesters)


APU, Malaysia


29 April 2019
24 September 2019

19 November 2019

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This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • In depth knowledge of multimedia concepts, principles, and technologies.
  • The knowledge and skills required to work in the multimedia industry as an author, animator, or modeller.
  • The specific skills required to create 3D models and animation, digital music, video, and similar creative assets.

Entry Requirements:

  • 2 Full Passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 in STPM and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM.
  • 2 Passes in A-Levels and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at )-Level/SPM OR 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and a Credit in Mathematics at O-Levels. (Overseas qualification maybe accepted if Mathematics in 12th Grade / A-Level is comparable to Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/O-Level).
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0; or
  • 5 Grade B's in UEC, including Additional Mathematics.
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with minimum average of 50%; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum average of 60%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate (SAM) with minimum of 60%; or
  • International Baccalaureate with minimum 24 marks;
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with minimum average of 50%;
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum average of 50%; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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).

Course Structure & Modules:


Students will learn fundamental skills required by technical Multimedia professionals, and the basic understanding of programming and systems design. Some specialised modules will provide them basic knowledge of multimedia techniques such as graphics, 3D, digital image and more. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational 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
  • Mass Media to Multimedia
  • Web Design and Development
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications
  • Digital Image Production

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Visual 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.


A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of wide range of multimedia applications through components, frameworks, guidelines and techniques in animation, audio and visual. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Developing Interactive Multimedia
  • Icon and Time Based Multimedia
  • Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling
  • Digital Audio and Video
  • Synthesiser Technology
  • Principles of Creative Animation
  • Intellectual Property, Ethics & Legal Issues

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Web Applications
  • Web Multimedia

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.


Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of multimedia technology and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into media streaming technology, scripting and more advanced multimedia development and techniques. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem – they will demonstrate their 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
  • Advanced Multimedia
  • HCI and Usability
  • Advanced 3D Character Modelling and Animation
  • Multimedia Streaming
  • Multimedia Scripting
  • Multimedia Techniques for Animation, Games & Film Effects
  • Investigations in Multimedia Technology
  • Multimedia Technology Project

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Mobile & Web Multimedia
  • Advanced Web Multimedia

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)
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Career Options:

  • Multimedia Designer
  • Animator
  • Multimedia Content Designer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Video Editor
  • Creative Director
  • 2D/3D Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer

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.

KPT/JPS (R/481/6/0713)(FA0364)04/21
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.