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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering


Duration:
2+ Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Diploma


Intakes:
04 Jul 2024 | 08 Aug 2024
19 Sep 2024

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
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);

# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in SPM will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics#;

# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in IGCSE/O-Level will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.
UEC

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

# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in UEC will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.

CERTIFICATE

• 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).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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


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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

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

  • Students with skills in software systems development, with emphasis on aspects of software engineering.
  • Students with the skills to prepare them for careers in the ICT environment with emphasis on solutions design, software development and technology infrastructure support.
  • An appreciation of the proven principles and techniques for the development and support of software systems in commercial organisations.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practises.
SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme students will foster a mindset that embraces creativity and problem-solving in the digital era along with the skills in navigating scholarly information and the fundamental principles governing computer design.

MODULES

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Computing
SEMESTER 2

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as operating systems, computer programming and databases. Students are able to gain hands-on experience and building practical applications. Mathematical foundation for computing is available to enhance problem solving and analytical skills.

MODULES

  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems with Cloud Concepts
  • Programming with Python
SEMESTER 3

This semester promises a holistic blend of programming expertise, mathematical acumen, system analysis skills, and the art of crafting compelling user experiences. Get ready to engage, create, and expand student knowledge in more systematic and user-friendly system development.

MODULES

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Algebra and Discrete Mathematics
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of UI/UX Design
SEMESTER 4

This semester offers a comprehensive blend of web design, software engineering, entrepreneurial skills, and modern development practices. Immerse into the art of creating dynamic and user-friendly websites, understand the foundations of software engineering, and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset for navigating the business landscape with creativity. Additionally, explore the streamlined approaches of DevOps and Low Code Development, gaining insights into collaborative and efficient software development practices.

MODULES

  • Responsive Web Design & Development
  • Introduction to Software Engineer
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • DevOps and Low Code Development
SEMESTER 5

In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks, digital security and forensics to deepen their knowledge of computing technology and ethical responsibilities. Students also design and implement algorithms, and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme, including a range of AI techniques for problem solving.

MODULES

  • Cyber Security & Forensics
  • Introduction to AI
  • Networking Technologies
  • Capstone Project
SEMESTER 6 - Internship (12 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 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.
 
 

FURTHER STUDIES
 

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 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
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Science (Cyber Security)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) 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.
 
  

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


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 48,000

RM 50,500 (USD 11,480)

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

 

MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/0611/4/0041)(07/25)(A11687)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.