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Diploma in Information & Communications Technology

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration2 years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 44,900
Fees (International Student)RM46,800 (USD11,700)
FacultySchool of Pre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

This APU Diploma in Information and Communications Technology is specifically designed to provide:

  • Coverage of the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspect of the wide area of Computing and Information and Communications Technology.
  • Students with the skills to prepare them for careers in the ICT environment with emphasis on solutions design, software development and technology infrastructure support.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring the application of technology in a business and organisational context, so as to facilitate response to continuous future changes in technology and industry practices.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practises.

Further Studies:

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.

Students who undertake this programme will be eligible to progress into Year 2 of:

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information Systems Security
    • Cloud Computing
    • Network Computing
    • Mobile Technology
    • Internet of Things (IoT)*
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)

* Bridging module/s needed before progress into Year 2

For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure

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.

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.

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Professional Communication

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.

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

SEMESTER 4

Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. Employability skills are introduced through the principles of IT Operations Management and concepts of Operating Systems, preparing students to provide technical support within an organization.

  • Web Development
  • Information Technology Operations Management
  • Numerical Methods
  • Networks & Networking
  • System Analysis & Design

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. Students also design and implement algorithms using their second programming language, and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme, including multimedia techniques for business presentations and entertainment.

  • Java Programming
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Digital Security & Forensic
  • Software Development Project

SEMESTER 6

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.

Entry Requirements

General Requirement

  • 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.

English Requirement

International Students

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

  • IELTS : 4.0
  • TOEFL PBT : 397
  • TOEFL IBT : 30-31
  • Pearson (PTE) : 30
  • MUET : Band 2
Intake Months

13 May 2020 / 14 July 2020 / 21 Sep 2020 / 09 Nov 2020

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


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