Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics
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|Exam Body||Internal Diploma Malaysia|
|Course Duration||2 Years (6 Semesters)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||RM48,800|
|Faculty||School of Computing & Technology|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Diploma Level|
|Field of Study||Computing & IT|
This APU Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics is designed to provide:
Upon successful completion of the Diploma Programmes with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, you will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of any of the following degree programmes offered at APU and APIIT.
* Bridging module/s needed before progress into Year 2
At the beginning of the programme, students will acquire basic 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.
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.
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.
Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the system development life 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.
In their final 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 Artificial Intelligence 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.
Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.
*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 fulfil credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.
3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;
3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;
Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;
A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.