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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Engineering


Duration:
3 Years
(6 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
21 Jun 2022 | 21 Sep 2022
17 Nov 2022

  

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 Cloud Computing 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 : 42
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• 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.
  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of cloud-based information systems in organizations.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and apply cloud computing technologies, networking technologies and topologies, as well as the skills and expertise required for cloud-focused engineering roles.
  • The skills and knowledge required to develop and assess network architectures and networked computing applications.
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, networks, and databases. Some specialized modules will provide students with basic knowledge of web design and development. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

COMMON MODULES

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

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 better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of organization’s computing resources, along with technical skills to evaluate, design, configure and maintain shared computing infrastructure. They will gain solid understanding of the importance of enterprise systems and network administration in virtual computing environments. They will have programming skills needed in systems administration, network technologies, network design, and network security. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

COMMON MODULES

  • Probability and Statistical Modeling
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Switching and Routing Essentials
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Web Applications
  • Systems & Network Administration
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • 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

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of cloud computing and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will learn how to design and manage cloud-based systems in enterprises using programming skills, management, and planning strategies. Students will have a deeper understanding of enterprise network components, settings, and methodologies, as well as a better understanding of edge computing concepts and applications. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world 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

  • Investigations in Cloud Engineering
  • Edge Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Designing and Developing Applications on the cloud
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Networking and Automation
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Internet of Things: Concepts and Applications
  • Cloud Engineering Project

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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.


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PARTNERS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most widely used cloud platform in the world, offering a variety of fully featured services from data centers all over the world.

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy member institution, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation offers the AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum that prepares students for industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, and courses are taught by AWS Academy-accredited educators who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology.

AWS also assists our lecturers to stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing cloud engineering industries.


CISCO CCNA CERTIFICATION

CISCO is the global leader in networking and information technology. Obtaining a CISCO CCNA certification is the first step toward a career in information technology. You must pass one exam to get CCNA certification, which covers a broad variety of IT fundamentals based on the newest networking technologies, software development abilities, and job roles. This curriculum's network-related modules are based on the CCNA syllabus.

This giving benefits to students as they have access to a variety of resources and simulation software through the learning platform, which helps them learn more effectively. With the best facility and skilled certified instructors, the students should be fully ready to sit for their CCNA certification exam during their final semester of undergraduate study.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Server Developer
  • Cloud Solution Consultant 
  • Technical Support Manager
  • IT Cloud Test Engineer
  • Cloud Platform Developer
  • IT Solution Manager
  • Cloud Solution Development Engineer
  • IT Cloud Application Developer
  • Data Center Operator
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Cloud Network Engineer
  • Cloud Product Manager
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Network Engineer 
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Analysts
  • Network Designer


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.