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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems


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



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:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of Information Systems and how they are used.
  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems in organisations.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and recommend appropriate information system to fulfill the organisation’s needs.

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 web development and programming. 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

  • Introduction to Information System

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which you will gain better understanding of the broad range of information technologies, and the specialised skills to apply frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems. You will gain solid understanding of the support of business information systems in modern organisational operations. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare you for the workplace.

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

  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Management Information Systems

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 business information systems and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into the development of business proposals that introduce the development, deployment and business impact of information systems. 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

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

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Developing E-Commerce Applications with XML
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications
  • Emergent Technology
  • Information Systems Development Trends
  • Investigations in Business Information Systems
  • Business Information Systems 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

  • IT Business Systems Developer
  • IT Systems Analyst
  • E-Commerce Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Management Information System (MIS) Manager
  • Global Business Solution Specialist
  • Global Business Solution Consultant
  • IT Business Development Manager
  • IT Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
  • IT Business Engagement Manager
  • SAP Business Analyst
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • CRM Business Analyst


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.