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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IOT)

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:

  • The knowledge to design, engineer, and develop IoT- based solutions using various platforms in a broader and vendor neutral perspective.
  • An understanding of important insights on sensor devices, internet based technologies, wireless communications, and cloud computing.
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 programming and Internet of Things (IoT). The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules

  • 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 IoT
  • Instrumentation & Measurement

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain better understanding of the broad range of Internet of Things technologies, which include networking, systems programming and security. They will gain solid understanding of IoT as an enabler for an organisation. 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

  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Web Applications
  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • System Programming & Computer Control
  • Network Security
  • LoWPAN & Ad-hoc Networking
  • Enterprise Internet of Things

 

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 the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into the frameworks and planning techniques for strategic management of cloud-based IoT systems in organisations. 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

  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Developing IoT Applications
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics
  • HCI & Usability
  • Investigations in Internet of Things
  • Internet of Things 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
  • Microcontroller Programmer
  • Machine Learning Programmer
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Embedded Device Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Network Developers
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Big Data Analysts
  • Technology Consultant
  • Web Development Engineer
  • Project Manager – IoT
  • IoT Innovation Manager
  • IoT Software Developer
  • Infrastructure and Test Engineer

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


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