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Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems)

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 87,000
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)
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 ability to design and develop systems that exploit artificial intelligence techniques such as machine learning, fuzzy logic, natural language processing, etc.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new applications of artificial intelligence.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of artificial intelligence techniques and algorithmic thinking. Some specialised modules will provide them basic knowledge of underlying computer systems such as computer architecture, operating systems, networks and databases. 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

Specialized Modules

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to C Programming

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which the students will gain a better understanding of artificial intelligence techniques such as machine learning, fuzzy logic, and natural language processing. They will gain solid understanding of techniques used to develop complex software systems that include data acquisitions via various sensors. 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 & Technology

Specialized Modules

  • AI Methods
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures
  • Imaging & Special Effects
  • System Programming & Computer Control

Elective Modules (Choose 1)

  • Queuing System & Simulation
  • Enterprise Internet of Things

 

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

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of intelligent systems and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into artificial intelligence design paradigms and algorithms, programming techniques and statistical techniques applicable to artificial intelligence. 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

  • Further Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
  • Emergent Technology
  • Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics
  • Investigations in Intelligent Systems
  • Intelligent Systems Project

Elective Modules (Choose 2)

  • Algorithmics OR ?Text Analytics & Sentiment Analysis
  • Ubiquitous Computing OR Critical Issues in Managing Information Systems in Organizations

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 in Science stream with minimum Grade C (GPA 2.0) in Mathematics and one Science or ICT Subject.

OR

  • 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any subject with a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM.

OR

  • 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any subject with a credit in Mathematics and any one Science or ICT subjects at SPM. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

A-Level
(Overseas qualification that are equivalent to 12th Grade/ A-Level/ HSC are accepted.)
  • 2 Passes in A-Level in Science stream with a Pass in Mathematics and one Science or ICT subject.

OR

  • 2 Passes in A-Level with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or equivalent.

OR

  • 2 Passes in A-Level with a Credit in Mathematics and Science or ICT subjects at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or equivalent. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

UEC
  • 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subject including Mathematics and one Science or ICT subject.
  • 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subject including Additional Mathematics.
  • 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

Matriculation / Foundation
  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent.

Note: The requirement for the Additional Mathematics can be exempted if the Matriculation or Foundation offers Mathematics module which is equivalent or higher requirement than the Additional Mathematics at SPM level.

OR

  • A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a Credit in Mathematics and Science or ICT subject at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent. Candidates need to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of Degree Programme.

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree

  1. 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.

Note: Students who do not have a Credit in Additional Mathematics in SPM/O-Level/IGCSE but have an acceptable achievement in Mathematics related subjects during the Foundation which may be equivalent to SPM/O-Level/IGCSE Additional Mathematics, can be accepted into Degree Programmes. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Note: Student with CGPA above 2.0 and below 2.5 may be accepted using rigorous assessment conducted by APU/APIIT and subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

 

English Requirements

International Students

Programmes

General Requirements

Bachelor (Hons) Degree Programmes

·        IELTS: 5.0

·        TOEFL PBT: 410-417

·        TOEFL IBT: 35-45

·        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).

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
  • Business Decision Support Engineer
  • Robotics R&D Engineer
  • Backend Game Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Deep Learning Scientist
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist
  • Algorithm Specialist
  • Machine Vision Engineer
  • AI Platform Architect
  • Artificial Intelligence Analyst
  • NLP Engineer

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


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