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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology

2+ Years
(6 Semesters)


Awarded by:
APU, Diploma

25 Apr 2024 | 04 Jul 2024
19 Sep 2024


SPM• 3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;

• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;


• Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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).


• IELTS : 4.0
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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This APU Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology is designed to provide:

  • Coverage of the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspect of the wide area of Computing and Information and Communication Technology, with emphasis on aspects of interaction with a system.
  • Prepare students for careers in the ICT environments with emphasis on solutions design, multimedia and computer games development, technology infrastructure support and interactive applications.
  • Train students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Equip students with academic and professional skills to plan, develop and maintain solutions requiring the application of technology in an organisational context within the constraints encountered.

At the beginning of the programme students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.


  • Academic Research Skills
  • Intro to Visual and Interactive Programming
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Information Systems

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyse and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.


  • Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
  • Database Management
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Professional Communications

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, Internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.


  • Programming with Python
  • Algebra and Calculus


  • Digital Games Design Re-engineering
  • Introduction to Graphics and 3D Applications

Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. At the same time, students are introduced to computer game level design and documentation in the Digital Games Design & Re-engineering. Employability skills are introduced through the principles of Operating Systems, preparing students to provide technical support within an organisation.


  • Responsive Web Design & Development
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented Programming


  • Introduction to VRAR and Metaverse


In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer network to deepen their knowledge of computing technology. Besides, they will be exposed to multimedia technology to enhance their knowledge and understanding on the use of graphics, audio and video. Students also design and implement algorithms using their second programming language and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme, including multimedia techniques for business presentations and entertainment.


  • Networking Technologies


  • Digital Image Production
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Capstone Project
SEMESTER 6 - Internship (8 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

*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.


Upon successful completion of this programme with CGPA of 2.5 & above and fulfilment of requirements for credit transfer, you will be eligible to progress into Level 2 of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information System Security*
    • Cloud Engineering
    • Internet of Things (IoT)*
    • Digital Transformation
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
    • Sustainable Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)*
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in:
    • Data Analytics*
    • Digital Forensics*
* Please take note that Bridging module/s needed before progress into Level 2.
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.


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


Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 44,900

RM 48,800 (USD 11,900)

* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.



All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.