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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (5 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 43,900
Fees (International Student)RM 46,000
FacultyDiploma Programme
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Provide students with skills in software systems development, with emphasis on aspects of data informatics.
  • Prepare students for careers in the ICT environments with emphasis on solutions design, software development, technology infrastructure support, data informatics application.
  • Enable appreciation of the proven principles and techniques to the developmentn and support of software systems in commercial organisations.
  • Provide students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate response to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Develop students’ intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
Curriculum

SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme, students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Numerical Skills
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

SEMESTER 2

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyse and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

Modules

  • Professional Communication
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Discrete Mathematics

SEMESTER 3
This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.

Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Visual Basic

SEMESTER 4
Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the system development cycle. Specialisation starts here, with an introduction to data analytics that covers topics such as big data, data warehouse and data mining. Data  informatics also requires a deep appreciation of algorithmic thinking, based on calculus and algebra. Besides, usability principles in the web design and development process, and software engineering processes are introduced and developed to support the software development project in the final semester.

Modules

  • Networks & Networking
  • System Analysis & Design

Specialised and Option Modules

  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Introduction to Software Engineering

SEMESTER 5

In their fi nal semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks to deepen their knowledge of computing technology. Students also design and implement algorithm using their second programming language. Two more specialised modules Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics, and Introduction to Artifi cial Intelligent, will bring an insight into the techniques used in the design of software and the building of data informatics based systems. The semester completes with Software Development Project which integrates skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme where students are expecting to include a range of data informatics techniques for problem solving.

Modules

  • Java Programming

Specialised Modules

  • Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligent
  • Software Development Project

*In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements for this programme is as follows:

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM including credit in Mathematics and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE including credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above
Intake MonthsApril, May & September 2019

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


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