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Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration4 years (8 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 102,000
Fees (International Student)RM 117,900 (USD 29,490)
FacultySchool of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in computer engineering fundamentals.
  • A study in the area of computer engineering which covers networking, database management, security systems, cloud infrastructure and data analytics.

Programmes Educational Objectives:

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Computer Engineering or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Computer Engineering.

Computer engineering has emerged as a driving force addressing numerous global demands like smart grids, cognitive buildings, energy management and the likes. Operating platforms for more and more applications have been migrating to the cloud in recent days. Bridging the gap between hardware and software, are Computer Engineers, advancing computer technology towards transforming more and more of these cyber dreams into realities. Some of the areas covered in this major are:

  • Networking    
  • Database Management
  • Security Systems
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Data Analytics

Programme Outcomes:

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them
  • Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems 
  • Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within a multi-disciplinary settings
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments

This programme is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
http:// www.bem.org.my/engineering-accreditation-council

Curriculum

Degree Level 1

Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation & Measurement, C Programming, Industry 4.0, Engineering Materials, Software Development and Networking. Other modules aim to provide the basic demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and management. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Industry 4.0
  • Engineering Materials
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Introduction to Networking

 

Degree Level 2

Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Computer Engineering with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Signals & Linear Systems, Introduction to Electrical Systems, Object Oriented Development with Java, Programming Concepts in C++ and Human Computer Interaction. Engineering Mathematics is provided for better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals & Linear Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Programming Concepts in C++

 

Degree Level 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Computer Architecture, Communication Engineering Principles, VLSI Design, Numerical Methods & Statistics, Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software, Digital Signal Processing, Modern Communication Systems and Machine Vision & Intelligence are the critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules

  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • VLSI Design
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Modern Communication Systems
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence

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 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced. Students will deliver several Engineering Projects where they will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance their employability.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Group Design Project
  • Engineer in Society
  • Analogue Integrated Circuits & Systems
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Distributed Computer System
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Emergent Technology

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

General Requirements

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree

  1. STPM
    • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  2. A-LEVEL
    • 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.
  3. UEC
    • 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
  4. MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION
    • Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree

  1. Diploma
    • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or 
    • Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

 

English Requirements

International Students

Programmes

General Requirements

FOUNDATION

• IELTS: 4.0
• TOEFL PBT: 397
• TOEFL IBT: 30-31
• Pearson (PTE): 30
• MUET: Band 2

DIPLOMA and BACHELOR (HONS) ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAMMES

• IELTS: 5.0
• TOEFL PBT: 410-413
• TOEFL IBT: 34
• Pearson (PTE): 36
• MUET: Band 3

 

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 (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) 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).

Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be colour blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be colour blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.

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 Months

02 Jun 2020 / 22 Sep 2020 / 10 Nov 2020

Career Prospects
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Computer System Analysts
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Programmer
  • IT Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer

 

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


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