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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Network Computing

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 Yrs (6 Sem)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 85,800
Fees (International Student)RM 86,400
FacultyComputing, Technology & Games Development
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:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • A specialised and focused emphasis on data communications and networking technologies.
  • The skills and knowledge required to develop and critically evaluate network architectures and networked computing applications.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1
You will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through Computer Architecture, operating systems, networks and databases. Some specialized modules will provide you basic knowledge of security and computer forensics. The modules will also help you develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules Specialised 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
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies

DEGREE LEVEL 2
A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which you will gain better understanding of network architectures and networked computing applications. You will gain solid understanding of programming skills needed in systems administration, network technologies, network design, and systems security. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare you for the workplace.

Common Modules Specialised Modules
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Principles of Networks & Network Design
  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Switching Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
  • Web Applications

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3
You will make use of your previous studies and industrial experience to extend your familiarity in the field of network computing and to refine your personal and professional development. You will move further into indepth understanding of network computing components, environments and techniques in appreciation of relevant issues. A final year project requires you to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem – you will demonstrate your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules Specialised & Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Advanced Wireless Technology
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Critical Issues in Managing IS in Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Network Computing
  • Network Computing Project

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


Entry Requirements
  • 2 Principal Passes at STPM level and with 4 Credit Passes at SPM including Mathematics; or
  • 2 Passes with at ‘A’ Levels and with a Credit Pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics; or
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level; or
  • 5 Grade B's in UEC including Mathematics; or
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with minimum average of 50%; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum average of 60%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate (SAM) with minimum of 60%; or
  • International Baccalaureate with minimum 24 marks;
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with minimum average of 50%;
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum average of 50%; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes 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 Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Intake Months26 Feb, 29 April & 24 Sep 2019
Career Prospects

Functional roles in network design, implementation and troubleshooting. Typical jobs include network analysts, network consultants and systems engineers.


Network Analyst
Network Consultant
Systems Engineer
Network Designer
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Network Engineer
Management Information System (MIS) Manager
Technical Support Manager
Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
System Network Consultant
Data Centre Operator
Network Administrator
Network Planning Specialist
Network Defense Analyst

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


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