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Degree Foundation (Pre-University)

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration1 year (3 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 23,800 (Non-Engineering Pathways)
RM 24,200 (Engineering Pathway)
Fees (International Student)RM 23,200 (USD 5,530) (Non-Engineering Pathways)
RM 23,700 (USD 5,650) (Engineering Pathway)
FacultyPre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
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Learning outcomes

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of Degree Study
  • Understand the concepts that underpin the study of Business, Technology, Engineering, Media and IT
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study
  • Demonstrate English language and study skills for undergraduate learning
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communication
  • Understand the essential elements of technology
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Be ready to become an effective member of the working community
  • Continue and succeed in further / higher education

What you will study

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. 

Foundation Admission Requirements:

Areas of StudiesRequirements
  • Business & Management
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • International Studies
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Computing & Technology
  • Computing & Business Computing
  • Accounting & Finance
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including a credit in Mathematics and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level incuding a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
Course Description

APU Foundation (Pre-University) programme is designed to help those with SPM, O Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of degree of choice. Throughout the programme, our academic staff will advise you on the options available at each stage of your university degree study.

If you have 5 Credits in "SPM' or "O" Levels or equivalent then the Degree Foundation at APU is ideal for you because it is purposely designed to prepare you for entry into a degree in many areas of Information Technology, Business, Finance, Accounting, Design, International Studies, Creative Media or Engineering.

On completion of the Foundation Programme, make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.

Curriculum

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. The modules are:

Semester 1 (12 weeks)

  • Communication Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Personal Development & Study Methods
  • IT Applications
  • Mathematics

Semester 2 (12 weeks)

Business & Finance Computing & Technology Engineering Design Journalism & Creative Media International Studies
Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

Design Team Project Writing Skills for Journalists Introduction to International Relations
Individual, State & Society

Individual, State & Society

Individual, State & Society

Imaging / Production Skills for Design Introduction to Journalism History & Practice Individual, State & Society
Global Business Trends Computing & IT Engineering Mathematics Major Project 1 Global Business Trends Global Business Trends
Public Speaking in English Public Speaking in English

Public Speaking in English

Design Theory and Practice 1 Public Speaking in English Public Speaking in English

Semester 3 (12 weeks)

Business & Finance Computing & Technology Engineering Design Journalism & Creative Media International Studies
Academic Research Skills

Academic Research Skills

Academic Research Skills

Academic Research Skills Academic Research Skills Academic Research Skills
Principles of Accounts

Further Mathematics

Mechanical Science

History of Design and Media Critical International Film Studies Issues in Development Studies
Economics for Business Introduction to Multimedia Applications Engineering Science Major Project 2 Journalism and Society Geography and the Environment
Perspectives in Technology Perspectives in Technology

Electrical and Electronic Principal

Design Theory and Practice 2 English for Journalist Critical International Film Studies
Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Co-Curricular

You may then proceed to Level 1 of a Degree of your choice in the following pathways:

 

Business & Finance

Computing & Technology

Engineering

Design

Journalism & Creative Media

International Studies

PRIMARY PATHWAYS
  • Business & Management
  • Accounting, finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Computing & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Applied Technology
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Journalism 
  • Creative Media Technology
  • International Studies and Sustainability

SECONDARY PATHWAYS

Students may also choose the following:

  • Computing & Technology
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Creative Media Technology
  • International Studies and Sustainability
  • Journalism
  • Business & Management
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Creative Media Technology
  • International Studies and Sustainability
  • Journalism
  • Computing & Technology
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Creative Media Technology
  • International Studies & Sustainability
  • Journalism
  • Computing & Technology
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Creative Media Technology
  • International Studies & Sustainability
  • Journalism
  • Computing & Technology
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • International Studies & Sustainability
  • Computing & Technology
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Quantitative Studies
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Mass Communications
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Creative Media Technology
  • Journalism

 

Entry Requirements5 Credits in "SPM' or "O" Levels or equivalent
Intake Months29 January 2018, 02 April 2018

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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