Diploma in Information & Communication Technology - Software Engineering Specialization Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
|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);|
|IGSE/O-Levels||3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;|
|UEC||3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;|
|Certificate||Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;|
A qualification that APU accepts is equivalent to the above.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programs based on the latest program standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programs 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 the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
- IELTS: 4.0
- TOEFL IBT: 30-31
- Pearson (PTE): 30
- MUET: Band 2
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 organizations.
- Students with critical, independent, and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practices.
At the beginning of the program, students will acquire basic mathematical, language, and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.
- English for Academic Purposes
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
- Managing Business
- Practical IT Skills
The second Semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first Semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills and familiarity with technology is enhanced.
- Academic Research Skills
- Information Systems
- Discrete Mathematics
- Professional Communications
This Semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology-related areas such as computer programming, databases, Internet applications, and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.
- Database Systems
- Operating Systems
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Programming with Python
Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. Specialization starts here, with a deeper understanding of the systematic models and standard process-oriented methodologies that are the essence of software engineering as a career field. Software engineering also requires a deep appreciation of algorithmic thinking, based on calculus and algebra.
- Web Development
- Numerical Methods
- Introduction to Software Engineering
- Networks & Networking
- System Analysis & Design
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 using their second programming language, and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge, and understanding from the full program, including a range of AI techniques for problem-solving.
- Java Programming
- Digital Security and Forensic
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Software Development Project
Semester 6 - Internship (8 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 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.
Upon successful completion of this program with a CGPA of 2.5 and above; you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programs offered at APU.
- BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
- Information Systems Security
- Cloud Computing
- Network Computing
- Mobile Technology
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Digital Transformation
- Financial Technology (FinTech)
- Business Information Systems
- BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Intelligent Systems)
For the full listing of our Diploma Programs, please refer to the Pre-University program brochure.