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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration3 years
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FeesRM 85,800
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:

  • The ability to develop technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organisation of computer systems with an emphasis on data analytics.
  • 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 technologies with data analytics concepts and tools.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

The first year is packed with modules that provide the fundamental skills required by every IT professional. Systems analysis & design and introduction to programing in an appropriate language provide a foundation in the area of software development. A sound grasp of mathematical techniques and skills in algorithmic thinking are important pre-requisites for your second and third year studies in this area. Computer architecture, operating systems, networks, databases, data analytics, behavioural science and marketing analytics are the area of the platform or underlying analytics systems. Introduction to management introduces the third key area, understanding personal and organisational development, along with independent learning and teamworking skills.

Common Modules

Specialised 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
  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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.

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Computer Science involves designing and implementing software, devising new ways to use computers and developing effective ways to solve computing problems. It spans a wide range, from theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting edge developments in all areas of computing. Successful professionals with a degree in computer science are flexible in performing a range of computing tasks, and extend theories and practice in every area of computing. In your second year, the core modules take development skills to the next level and deepen your understanding of platform technology, while specialised modules allow you to go further into statistical modelling, data mining and predictive modelling.

Professional development, fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams, and independent learning are continuous themes in your studies at APU. This year ends with an internship that offers you an opportunity to move outside the classroom and show your professionalism in the workplace.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing & Technology
  • Computing Theory
  • Data Structures
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Data Management
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • Data Mining & Predictive Modelling

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 2

In your third year you draw on your previous studies and industrial experience to refine your personal and professional development in the field of computer science, supported by specialised training in project management and new product development. Other core modules help you develop new skills in advanced programming techniques and algorithms, and evaluating applications at the frontiers of current technology. Specialised modules allow you to extend the capabilities you developed from previous studies of databases and analytics specifically in the area of database securities, text analytics, sentiment analysis, business intelligence, and optimisation concepts.

For your final year project, you investigate and develop a solution for a real world problem. This provides proof of your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills to achieve a goal, which is an important addition to your personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

Specialised and Option Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Algorithmics
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Emergent Technology
  • Text Analytics & Sentiment Analysis
  • Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics
  • Database Security
  • Optimisation Concepts for Data Science
  • Investigation in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Projects
Entry Requirements
  • A Pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  • 2 Passes in A-Level and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE OR 2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and a Credit in Mathematics at O-Levels.
  • 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Additional Mathematics.
  • Passed the APU Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with an acceptable achievement in “Further Mathematics” module and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
  • Passed a Foundation/Matriculation (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.
    Note: Overseas qualification maybe accepted if Mathematics in 12th Grade/ A-Level is comparable to Additional Mathematics at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.
    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.
Intake Months25 Feb 2020 / 28 Apr 2020 / 22 Sep 2020
Career ProspectsSoftware Tool Developer
Data Analyst
Data Scientist
Data Wrangler/Munger/Miner
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Data Analytics Manager
Business Process Engineer
Machine Learning Scientist
Analytics Manager
Business Analyst Manager
Data Innovation Manager
Business Intelligence Developer
IT Risk Analyst
Advance Analytics Professional
Data Engineer
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
Data Visualization Developer

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


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