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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 29,500
Fees (International Student)RM 36,800 (USD 9,200)
CampusAPU Malaysia
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
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.

Curriculum

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.

Project:

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

General Requirement

MSc in Software Engineering

  • 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).
  • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.
  • English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

English Requirements

Only Applicable to International Students

Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months

Full-time:

01 Jun 2020 / 07 Sep 2020 / 11 Jan 2021

Part-time:

08 May 2020 / 03 Jul 2020 / 04 Sep 2020 / 06 Nov 2020

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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