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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)

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:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • Knowledge and skills in managing financial products, product development and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through computer architecture, operating systems, networking and databases. Some specialised modules will provide the basic knowledge of business information technologies. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules

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

Specialised Modules

  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development

DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of Information Technologies, and the specialized skills to apply frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of financial technologies. They will gain solid understanding of the support of business information technologies in modern organizational operations. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common Modules

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • System and Network Administration
  • Data Mining and Predictive Modelling

Specialised Modules

  • Financial Management
  • Fin-tech Management

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of business information technologies and to refine their personal and professional development. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real world finance business problem – they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Project In Fin-Tech Management
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Fin-Tech Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Specialised Modules

  • Block-chain Development
  • Robo Advisor
  • Fin-Tech Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

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

STPM
2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

A-Level
(Overseas qualification that are equivalent to 12th Grade / A Level / HSC are accepted.)
2 Passes in A-Level and with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

UEC
5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics.

Foundation / Matriculation
A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or its equivalent.

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree

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 Requirement

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
  • Fin-Tech Systems Analyst
  • IT and Fin-Tech Consultant
  • Fin-Tech Infrastructure Administrator
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Global Business Solution Consultant
  • IT Business Development Manager
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • CRM Business Analyst

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


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