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MSc in Software Engineering

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course DurationFull time (1+ years) / Part time (2-3 years)
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FeesRM 32,600
Fees (International Student)RM 36,800
CampusAPU Malaysia
FacultySchool of Computing and Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT

APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme

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Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An opportunity for professional development at an advanced level within the area of software engineering.
  • Enhancement of skills and knowledge in specialist areas for practising IT professionals.
  • The ability to undertake large-scale IT software development projects.
  • The skills necessary to participate effectively in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.


The Benefits of This Programme:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Undertake and effectively manage largescale and complex software development projects.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.
  • Appreciate problems and suggest solutions associated with the development of software systems.
  • Contribute to the advancement and development of software engineering theories and practices.
  • Appreciate how an efficient technology-based infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.


Who Should Attend:

This programme is geared towards practicing software engineers within industry who seek formal qualifications in software engineering. In addition, IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their technical software engineering knowledge and IT skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive.


Modules & Project:

The programme comprises 3 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules, the Research Methodology module and a major dissertation. There are 7 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.

Pre-Requisite Modules

For non-Computing students: to be completed upon 1st month of the programme

  • Software Engineering Principles
  • Systems Development Methods
  • Software Design and Development

Core Modules

  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Reliability Management
  • Object Oriented Software Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering Support Environments
  • Software Quality Engineering
  • Security Technologies
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Dissertation


Elective Modules (Choose 3) *

  • Internet Applications
  • Network Design & Performance
  • Big Data Analytics and Technologies
  • Data Analytical Programming

* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selected elective modules, they can choose from the available modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules – however such changes may prolong the study duration.


You are required to complete industry-based major projects/ dissertations that are directly relevant to your work and your organisation or any substantial idea from the modules taken. The project emphasis should involve the derivation of criteria for the selection of software engineering processes, methods and tools. It would be expected that a software prototype, review of current practices or specifications should be produced.

Entry Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).




• IELTS : 5.0

Career Prospects
  • Project Manager
  • Software Architect
  • Senior Software Developer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Development Manager
  • Senior System Designer
  • Application Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
  • R&D Specialist
  • Senior Technical Lead
  • Product Specialist

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

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