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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2+ years (6 Semesters)
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Fees48,000
Fees (International Student)50,500
FacultySchool of Computing & Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
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Upon successful completion of this programme with CGPA of 2.5 & above and fulfilment of requirements for credit transfer, you will be eligible to progress into Level 2 of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information Systems Security
    • Cloud Engineering
    • Internet of Things (IoT)*
    • Digital Transformation
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
    • Sustainable Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Science with a specialism in:
    • Data Analytics*
    • Digital Forensics*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computer Science (Cyber Security)*
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)*

* Please take note that Bridging module/s needed before progress into Level 2
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.

APU-DMU Dual Degree Programme

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE.

Course Description

This APU Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology is designed to provide:

  • Coverage of the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspect of the wide area of Computing and Information and Communication Technology, with emphasis on aspects of interaction with a system.
  • Prepare students for careers in the ICT environments with emphasis on solutions design, multimedia and computer games development, technology infrastructure support and interactive applications.
  • Train students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practices.
  • Equip students with academic and professional skills to plan, develop and maintain solutions requiring the application of technology in an organisational context within the constraints encountered.
Curriculum

SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme students will foster a mindset that embraces creativity and problem-solving in the digital era along with the skills in navigating scholarly information and the fundamental principles governing computer design.

Modules

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Computing

SEMESTER 2

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as operating systems, computer programming and databases. Students are able to gain hands-on experience and building practical applications. Mathematical foundation for computing is available to enhance problemsolving and analytical skills.

Modules

  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems with Cloud Concepts
  • Programming with Python

SEMESTER 3

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas by introducing the interactive technology via Digital Games Design Re-engineering and Introduction to Graphics and 3D Applications. With these two modules, students explore the potentials in the creative multimedia world and venture into creative work.

Modules

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Digital Games Design Re-engineering
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Introduction to Graphics and 3D Applications

SEMESTER 4

This semester offers a comprehensive blend of web design, and entrepreneurial skills, while advancing students’ knowledge in the creative multimedia realm. Immerse into the art of creating dynamic and user-friendly websites and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset for navigating the business landscape with creativity. Additionally, exploring the extended reality (XR) world and its potentials with the first-hand experience in VR and AR.

Modules

  • Responsive Web Design & Development
  • Introduction to VRAR and Metaverse
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Image Production

SEMESTER 5

In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks, digital security and forensics to deepen their knowledge of computing technology and ethical responsibilities. Besides, the importance and use of audio and visual elements in multimedia are further enhanced in this semester. Students also complete a software development project to demonstrate their skills in integrating knowledge and understanding from the full programme for problem solving.

Modules

  • Cyber Security & Forensics
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Networking Technologies
  • Capstone Project

SEMESTER 6 - INTERNSHIP (12 WEEKS)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 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 fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.

Entry Requirements

SPM
3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics#, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in SPM will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.

IGCSE/O-Levels
• 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics#;

# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in IGCSE/O-Level will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.

UEC
3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics#;

# Candidates with only a Pass in Maths in UEC will be required to complete and pass “Mathematics and Statistics for Computing” in their Semester 1 of Diploma.

Certificate
Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level/UEC; will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation/Diploma/Certificate programme.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Diploma in Information and Communication Technology

 
• IELTS : 4.0
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher 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
  • 04 Jul 2024
  • 08 Aug 2024
  • 19 Sep 2024

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


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