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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information Systems Security

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration36 months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM87,000 + GBP 375/year *
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 + GBP 375/year *
FacultySchool of Computing & Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • A specialised and focused emphasis on information systems security as it applies in contemporary industry.
  • The skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes.
Curriculum

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 security and computer forensics. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules

  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Management
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming

Specialized Modules

  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, along with specialised skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes. Students will gain solid technical knowledge of computer systems security with the appreciation to human security policies and actions. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common Modules

  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

Specialized Modules

  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking & Incident Response
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship / Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Computer Science.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in a broad range of information technologies and to refine their persona and professional development. Students will enhance their programming skills and move further into the areas of cloud computing and big data. 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

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management

Specialized Modules

  • Computer Systems Management
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Designing & Developing Applications on Cloud
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Database Security
  • Enterprise Programming for Distributed Applications
  • Penetration Testing
  • Investigations in Information Systems Security
  • Information Systems Security Project

Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:

STPM         

• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

 

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.

 

UEC          

• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics.

 

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.

 

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:

ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS          

• Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

 

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.

Intake Months

March, June, Sept, Nov

Career Prospects
  • IT Security Officer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Infrastructure Designer
  • IT Security Solutions Designer
  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Network Security Engineer
  • System Administrator

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


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