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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
14 Mar 2024 | 25 Jul 2024
24 Sep 2024 | 21 Nov 2024

  

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 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation 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.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

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

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

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

UEC

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

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

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.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

OTHER DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Science, Technology or Business studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and with Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE or its equivalent, can be admitted subject to rigorous assessment conducted by APU.

Note: Credit transfer of modules into a Bachelor’s Degree may apply based on the fulfilment of credit transfer requirements.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Computing related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer is subject to approval by the APU Academic Board.

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. 

A 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).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • A broad range of digital technologies and platforms for digital business transformation and nurture digital leaders or entrepreneurs for the future economic.
  • Necessary knowledge and contents on the most in-demand skills in digital leadership, namely digital transformation, marketing, analytics, finance and execution.
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 the basic knowledge of digital technologies. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

COMMON MODULES

  •  Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Networking
  • System Software and Computing Concepts 
  • Python Programming
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Integrated Computer Systems
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies 
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a solid grounding in the general technical aspects of digital technologies and platforms for digital business transformation. They will gain better understanding, and skills on how digital technologies and business models are radically changing competitive dynamics across industries.

COMMON MODULES

  •  Programming for Data Analysis
  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Innovation Process
  • Mobile and Wireless Technology
  • Concurrent Programming  
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Leading Digital Business Transformation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Network Security
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


Level 3 focuses on the broad theoretical foundation for understanding contemporary phenomena, provides methods and techniques for analysing the implications of digitalisation, and supports students in developing practical skills to deal with change in complex environments.

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of business information technologies and to refine their personal and professional development. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real world finance business problem – they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

COMMON MODULES

  • Project Management
  • Advanced Database
  • Critical Issues in Managing Information Systems in Organisations
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Venture Building

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Digital Finance
  • Digital Strategy and Analytics
  • Emergent Technology
  • Digital Execution
  • Investigations in Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation Project

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • 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

Graduates will be prepared for a career that extends for beyond traditional positions in consulting and corporate IT Departments. As digitisation enters ever more spheres of society, the potential is there for jobs to be created for specific situations. Graduate may take up a career in:

  • Business IT Analyst
  • Digital Engineer
  • Digital Lead
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovation Architect
  • Business Strategies
  • Digital Transformation Officer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)
  • Digital Designer
  • Business Transformation Analyst
  • Customer Experience Transformation Lead
  • Enterprise Digital Transformation Specialist
  • HR Digital Transformation Lead
  • Strategic IT Consultant
  • Digital Finance Transformation Leader


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 31,700
Year 2: RM 32,800
Year 3: RM 33,800
Total: RM 98,300

Year 1: RM 32,000 (USD 7,270)
Year 2: RM 33,100 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 34,400 (USD 7,820)
Total: RM 99,500 (USD 22,610)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/0611/6/0038)(08/25)(A6210)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.