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APIIT Certificate in Information & Communications Technology (CICT)

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration16 months (3 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)20,400
FacultySchool of Pre-University Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyCertificate Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following diploma programmes offered at APU:

  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology

Note: Students who have successfully completed the Certificate Programme may be allowed to transfer credits into the respective Diploma Programmes subject to general terms of credit transfer policy and as a result may be allowed to commence the Diploma directly from semester two.

Course Description

This APIIT Certificate in Information & Communication Technology (CICT) is designed to provide:

  • Strong communication, leadership and ICT skills as well as fundamental knowledge to take on a career in this challenging and ever changing IT world
  • Opportunities for progression into Diploma Programme or to embark on a career in Computing, Software Engineering, and various other applications of IT.


  • Basic Mathematics
  • Fundamental IT Skills
  • Youth Development
  • Introduction to Managing Business
  • Basic Research Skills


  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Database Concepts
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Personal Skills
  • Ethics at Workplace


  • Fundamentals of Visual Programming
  • Fundamentals of E-Business Applications
  • Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Windows Configuration & Maintenance
  • Web Design & Technology

* 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

1 Credit in any subject at SPM level with a minimum of a pass in Mathematics, Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

1 Credits (Grade C & above) in any subject with a Pass in Mathematics at IGCSE/O-Levels;

1 Credit (Grade B & above) in any subject with a Pass in Mathematics at UEC;
A qualification that APIIT 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.


International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Certificate Programme
• 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
  • 19 Sep 2024

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

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