BSc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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BSc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR

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
 


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.

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 Pass in Mathematics at SPM.

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

A-LEVEL

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

  

• 2 Passes in A-Level and with a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

UEC

• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including a Pass in Mathematics.

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

FOUNDATION/
MATRICULATION  

• A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a Pass 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 2.0 and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent.

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 technical multimedia professionals, and the basic understanding of programming and system design. Some specialised modules will provide them basic knowledge of multimedia techniques such as 3D graphics, digital image and more. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation. On the other hand, an exciting delivery approach of multimedia content in virtual reality and augmented reality is highlighted in the Introduction to VRAR.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Programming with Python
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Introduction to VR/AR
  • Web Design and Development
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications
  • Digital Image Production

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • Introduction to Management OR Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Introduction to Object-oriented Programming OR Introduction to Visual Programming

DEGREE LEVEL 2

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. Besides, the importance of copyright of digital content is mentioned in this level. Moreover, you dive into the context of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) with principles and technology of VR and AR used theoretically and practically in the market and projects.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and
    Technology
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Interactive Content Development
  • Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling
  • Digital Audio and Video
  • VRAR Design Principles
  • Advanced Virtual Reality Technology
  • Intellectual Property, Ethics & Legal Issues
  • Simulation, Visualisation and Virtual Reality

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Web Applications
  • Human Computer Interaction

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 multimedia technology and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into media scripting technology and more advanced multimedia development and techniques. Furthermore, you are required to learn and analyse the perceptions and feedback of your users, for example, socio-economic factor, cultures and regional considerations in User Experience and HCI and Usability. In this year, you have an opportunity to develop the academic and practical aspects of your areas of study via student-project. Additionally, you will again equip yourself based on your area of studies such as the generation of virtual environment and superimpose of computer-generated images on a user’s view of the real world.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product
    Development
  • Project Management
  • Stereoscopic Vision System
  • HCI and Usability
  • Advanced 3D Character Modelling and Animation
  • Multimedia Scripting
  • VRAR Design Project
  • User Experience
  • Investigations in Multimedia Technology
  • Multimedia Technology Project

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Mobile and Web Multimedia
  • Audio for Computer Games

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:

  • Visual Developer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • User Interface Developer (VR)
  • VR Scenario Developer
  • VR Video Engineer
  • Multimedia Designer (Video Editing)
  • Graphics and Multimedia Executive
  • Interactive Developer/ Creative Multimedia Programmer

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.


The APU XR Studio is a first-of-its-kind facility that comprises technologies capable of developing Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications. Developed in partnership with Ministry XR Malaysia, the studio is equipped with a Volumetric Video Capture Station, EDEX Station and Mixed Reality Smart Glasses in the form of Microsoft HoloLens.




MQA Accreditation:

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