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BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics

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 develop technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organisation of computer systems with an emphasis on digital forensics.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to perform advanced digital forensics investigation and incident response.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies with digital forensics methods and tools.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of programming, mathematical and algorithmic skills. A sound grasp of mathematical techniques and skills in algorithmic thinking are important pre-requisites for their second- and third-year studies in this area. Computer architecture, operating systems, networks, databases, security and forensic technologies are the underlying platform of digital forensics investigation. Introduction to management introduces the third key area, understanding personal and organisational development, along with independent learning and team working skills.

Common Modules

  • Introduction to Management
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming

Specialized Modules

  • Introduction to Security Technologies
  • Introduction to Forensic Tools & Techniques

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will be involved in 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 the second year, the core modules take development skills to the next level and deepen the understanding of platform technology, while specialised modules will allow them to go further into advanced forensic methods, ethical hacking and incident response.

Common Modules

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Data Structures
  • Research Methods for Computing & Technology

Specialized Modules

  • System & Network Administration
  • Computing Theory
  • Computer Systems & Low-Level Techniques
  • Advanced Forensic Methods
  • Ethical Hacking & Incident Response
  • Practical CTF Strategies

 

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 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of computer science and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into the focus on advanced programming techniques and algorithms, and evaluating applications at the frontiers of current technology. Specialised modules allows them to extend the capabilities developed from previous studies of forensics methods and incident response specifically in the area of advanced cyber security, penetration testing, mobile forensics, deep learning for intrusion detection as well as legal and professional practice in the cyber world. 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

  • Project Management
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Emergent Technology

Specialized Modules

  • Algorithmics
  • Advanced Cyber Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Deep Learning for Intrusion Detection
  • Legal & Professional Practice in Cyber World
  • Investigations in Digital Forensics
  • Project in Digital Forensics

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
  • Digital Forensics Investigator
  • Forensic Compliance Investigator
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Defence Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Defence Incident Response Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker / Penetration Tester
  • Intrusion Detection Analyst
  • Forensic Analytics Specialist Secure Applications Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst / Engineer
  • Information Security Technical Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

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


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