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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security

Duration:
3 Years (6 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
21 Sep 2021 | 23 Nov 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



MORE THAN JUST AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEGREE

APU's BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Digital Transformation for IR4.0


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

A-LEVEL

• 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.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • A specialised and focused emphasis on information systems security as it applies in contemporary industry.
  • The skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes.​
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 them basic knowledge of security and computer forensics. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

COMMON MODULES

  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Python Programming
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, along with specialised skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes. Students will gain solid technical knowledge of computer systems security with the appreciation to human security policies and actions. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

COMMON MODULES

  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking & Incident Response
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
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 will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in a broad range of information technologies and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will enhance their programming skills and move further into the areas of cloud computing and big data. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a realworld problem - they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

COMMON MODULES

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Computer Systems Management
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Designing & Developing Applications on Cloud
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Database Security
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services Applications
  • Penetration Testing
  • Investigations in Information Systems Security
  • Information Systems Security Project

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.)
Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • IT Security Officer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Infrastructure Designer
  • IT Security Solutions Designer
  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Network Security Engineer
  • System Administrator


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International 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 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,330)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/482/6/0189)(08/25)(A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.