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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
Fees116,000
Fees (International Student)128,000
FacultySchool of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
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International Recognitions

Engineering Degrees Accredited Under The Washington Accord

 

APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

 

APU Engineering Degrees are Accredited Professionally by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and are therefore recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Recognition under the Washington Accord allows for APU engineering programmes to be recognised by countries such as Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States who are all signatories of the accord.

This allows APU graduates to be recognised in these countries for career opportunities towards achieving Professional/Chartered Engineer status or for further education progression. Furthermore, many countries which are not yet signatories to the Washington Accord also use this as a benchmark in recognising Engineering Degrees.

 

This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

 

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

With this achievement, recognition under the Washington Accord enables APU Engineering graduates to work in any country in the world who are also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify. The recognition is of utmost importance to the engineering education in Malaysia as graduates from accredited engineering degree programmes from Washington Accord signatory countries are considered as meeting the academic standard for practices in engineering at the international level.

Please refer to http://www.eac.org.my/web/list_accredited.html


The above benefits are applicable in the following countries, which are signatory to the Washington Accord:

“Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction”

http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/

 

“Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories”
http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/

Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • 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.

Educational Objectives

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

Computer Engineering Overview: 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:

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Embedded and Desktop Operating Systems
  • Microcontroller Selection and Programming
  • Signal Processing

Programme Outcomes

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

  • PLO1 - Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO2 - Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.
  • PLO3 - Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO4 - Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • PLO5 - Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO6 - Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO7 - Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO8 - Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • PLO9 - Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
  • PLO10 - Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.
  • PLO11 - Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PLO12 - Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.
Entry Requirements

DEGREE YEAR 1

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

Common Modules

  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Materials
  • Programming with Python
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Specialised Modules

  • Introduction to Networking

DEGREE YEAR 2

Here, students start specializing 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

  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Innovation Process
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Signals & Linear Systems

Specialised Modules

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Object-Oriented Development with Java
  • Fundamentals of Integrated Circuits Design

DEGREE YEAR 3

Specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principles, VLSI Design, 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

  • Control Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 4
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • Venture Building
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Modern Communication Systems
  • VLSI Design
  • Analogue Integrated Circuits & Systems

In the 2nd Semester of Year 3 Minor/Extension Pathway (Choose 1) Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as described in the table below.

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 YEAR 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

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Group Design Project 1
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Engineer in Society
  • Group Design Project 2

Specialised Modules

  • Computer Systems Security
  • User Experience

Minor/Extension Pathway (Continuation) Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as a continuation from the module selected in Year 3 Semester 2 as described in the Table below.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAYS

Future Proof Engineers for the Real World

In APU, employment and its continual sustainability are of paramount importance to us. The range of minor and extensions offered to all students within the School of Engineering will craft a formidable way forward for the young aspiring engineers of tomorrow. These options allow students to embark on a journey of exploration either within the engineering fraternity by extending into greater depth (extensions) niche knowledge, skills and attributes required for the practice of contemporary engineering or explore wider options (minor) that are pivotal in the fundamental proliferation of the engineering profession as a while when coupled with other current multidisciplinary fields of expertise. Successful completion of either pathways future-proof the students allowing them to embark on a journey of rewarding careers within an engineering discipline of their choice.

Minor Pathway – Gain breadth of knowledge by taking 3 set modules outside of a particular major field of study. There are minor packages available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

MINOR PATHWAY

  • NAME OF MINOR Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 Year 4 Semester 2
  • Digital Age Psychology Industrial & Organizational Psychology Cyberpsychology Human Factors Psychology

Extension Pathway – Expand depth of knowledge by taking three (3) set modules in a specific area within a certain field of study. There are extensions available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2, Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

EXTENSION PATHWAY

  • NAME OF MINOR Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 Year 4 Semester 2
  • Cloud Computing Designing and Developing Applications on Cloud Cloud Infrastructure and Services Emergent Technology
  • IoT Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics Internet of Things: Concepts and Applications Emergent Technology
  • FinTech FinTech Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Digital Finance Robo Advisor
  • Digital Transformation Digital Execution Digital Strategy & Analytics Emergent Technology
  • Data Analytics Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics Behavioral Science and Marketing Analytics Optimization & Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence Machine Vision Intelligence (MVI) Text Analysis & Sentiment Analysis Emergent Technology

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum (*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)
Intake Months
  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 24 Sep 2024
  • 21 Nov 2024
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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