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Background of Institution

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s premier private universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing professional graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning university through its achievements in earning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

APU was among the highest rated universities in Malaysia when it was rated TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 ratings by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). APU has maintained this Excellent rating in the latest SETARA 2013 Ratings announced on 17 November 2014.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach in nurturing school leavers into becoming qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers. With an international student community of more than 10,000 students from more than 105 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

Mission & Vision

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Vision: To be a leading technological university with innovative approaches to enhancing lifelong career opportunities.

Mission:

  1. To be a university which provides high quality, affordable, and innovative education and research for all aspects of technology management, in a professional, ethical and environmentally friendly environment.
  2. To design and deliver a range of high quality programmes of internationally benchmarked standards to address an international community of scholars leading to globally recognised qualifications.

Milestone

  • Amongst the highest rated universities in Malaysia, rated Tier 5 (Excellent) under SETARA 2011 & 2013
  • Best among the leading technology institutions in Malaysia – First local institute awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) company status.
  • Best in commitment and focus on quality, innovation, graduate employability and internationalisation – More than 20,000 graduates and alumni and over 10,000 students from more than 110 countries.
  • The only organisation selected to receive the Prime Minister’s Industry Excellence Award from among 30 other award recipients in eight different categories.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Academic Strengths

  • Proven track record of employable graduates – 95%+ employed by graduation
  • Internationally recognised programmes.
  • Engineering degrees accredited by the Board of Engineers (BEM).
  • Engineering degrees internationally recognised under Washington Accord
  • An award-winning university - achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels.

Programme Outline

An Overview of Programmes Offered

Programme areas: Business & Management, Media & Mass Communications, Design Innovation and Brand Management, Animation & Visual Effects, Creative Media Technology, International Studies and Sustainability, Journalism, Computing & Technology, Computing & Business Computing, Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Design Innovation.

Partner Universities / International Links

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Staffordshire University - Our Partner in Quality:

In the course of more than a decade of providing high quality education and training, the APIIT Education Group has received the support and assistance of many reputable education providers worldwide.

This support has come in the form of partnerships for the development of curriculum, the recognition and endorsement of our students' qualifications, activities in moderation and validation, faculty sharing and a host of other activities.

All the partners we work with in the United Kingdom, Australia and elsewhere have contributed in some way or other to the development, growth and ultimate success of the APIIT Education Group, and APIIT in particular.

Our longest standing partner and ally through all of this has been Staffordshire University, United Kingdom and this partnership is the longest surviving relationship between a UK University and a Malaysian institution.

When APIIT was initiated by the Malaysian government to develop IT education and training, we looked for and found, in Staffordshire University, one of the key providers of IT education worldwide.

Apart from Staffordshire University, our international partners include leading universities in the UK, Australia and others, such as:

  • University of Derby
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of the West of England
  • Monash University
  • Deakin University
  • Queensland University of Technology and many more

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Their outstanding features

Staffordshire University is a modern university with 100 years' experience of pioneering higher education within the creative, technological and scientific industries. The university delivers relevant, inspiring and vocationally led courses that develop students who are independent thinkers.

Based in the Midlands in the heart of the UK, the university is home to approximately 16,500 students that make up a dynamic and vibrant community. This learning community is global and on-campus students represent 90 worldwide nations. In addition, the university has an international network of over 20,700 students studying Staffordshire University courses at over 40 partner organisations around the world (July 2014).

Passionate about transforming the lives and aspirations of the individuals and communities it serves, the university is agile and flexible; quick to adapt as student requirements change and is renowned for providing ground-breaking new courses and outstanding learning opportunities.

  • Among the first institutions in the world to offer a computing degree, dating back to 1965.
  • The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) showed computing awards at Staffordshire University exceeded the national sector average for the computer subject area.
  • The 2014 National results from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education also show Staffordshire University computing awards exceeding the national average for computing graduate employability/further study, six months after graduation.
  • Staffordshire has forged partnerships with industry-leading companies such as Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and Epic Games in support of teaching and learning as well as in preparing students for their careers.
  • The collaboration between Staffordshire University and US based Epic Games led to the launch of the University’s Epic Games Centre, which offers students the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop a deeper understanding of the commercial complexities of the gaming development process.
  • Staffordshire University graduates have been well accepted by industry. Many graduates have gone on to work with internationally recognised organisations such as the BBC, Microsoft, Bentley Motors and NASA. Others have gone on to form their own successful businesses whilst some graduates have worked on Oscar winning films, written books and even won an Olympic gold medal.
  • Our solid relationship with Staffordshire University is among the strongest and most successful foreign collaborations in Malaysia, and is particularly notable in our strong shared mission of producing highly employable graduates.

Programmes offered by APU and APIIT are subjected to extensive external quality assurance processes by Staffordshire University. This ensures that our programmes are benchmarked against international standards.

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Academic Facilities & Resources

  • Auditoriums and Classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Convenience Shop
  • Engineering Labs
  • IT Labs
  • Library
  • Shuttle Bus Services
  • Social Space
  • Surau

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities for Graduate Employability

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

  • Sports and Recreation Activities
  • Clubs and Special Interest Groups
  • Course & Personal Counselling
  • University Placement Support
  • International Support
  • Accommodation Services
  • APU Careers Centre manages job placement service and connects our students’ profiles to a number of prospective employers.
  • Career talks, resume building workshops, career path consultation and career interview sessions are regularly conducted on campus.
  • APIIT Corporate Training offers a comprehensive range of IT training and certification programmes designed to meet the needs of IT professionals and organisations.

Outline of Scholarships/Financial Aid

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

  • APU Merit Scholarship (For Malaysians only)
  • APU International Students Scholarship (For international students only)
  • Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) (For Malaysians only)
  • MARA Loan (For Bumiputera only)
  • Sun-MAPCU Education Fund
  • KUOK Foundation
  • Sin Chew Daily Education Fund
  • Shell Malaysia Scholarship
  • Maxis Scholarship for Excellence Award and many more

Recognition & Achievement

  • Amongst the highest rated universities in Malaysia, being rated at Tier 5 (Excellent) under SETARA 2011 & 2013
  • All programmes are accredited by MQA and MOE.
  • Dual degree programmes awarded in association with Staffordshire University, UK
  • APIIT UK 3+0 degrees are fully awarded by Staffordshire University, UK
  • Engineering degrees accredited by the Board of Engineers (BEM) and are internationally recognised under the Washington Accord

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
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Degree Foundation Programme (Business & Finance/ Technology and Business & Finance/ Engineering & Technology)
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 19200/Course (Non-Engineering pathway) ; 1960/Course (Engineering pathway
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Accounting
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 35400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (5 Sem)
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Diploma in Business Administration
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 35400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (5 Sem)
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3.
Diploma in Business with Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 35400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (5 Sem)
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Diploma in Information & Communications Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 36400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (5 Sem)
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Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with specialism in Software Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 36400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (5 Sem)
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
B.A. (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Business Management with specialism in E-Business
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Human Resource Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with specialism in Internal Audit
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) International Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Marketing Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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11.
B.A. (Hons) Media Marketing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Media Marketing with specialism in Social Media
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Services Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.A. (Hons) Tourism Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Eng. (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 82400/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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B.Eng. (Hons) Electronic Engineering with specialism in Information Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 82400/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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B.Eng. (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 82400/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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B.Eng. (Hons) Telecommunication Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 82400/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Actuarial Studies
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 66000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Games Development
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialism in Business Information Systems
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialism in Mobile Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialisms in Forensic Computing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialisms in Information Systems Security
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialisms in Intelligent Systems
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology with specialisms in Network Computing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Insurance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Intelligent System
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Management Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Media Informatics
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Multimedia Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Software Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Technopreneurship
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Web Media Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc. (Hons) Web Media Technology with specialism in Educational Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc.(Hons) Enterprise Computing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc.(Hons) Information Technology with specialism in Database Administration
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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B.Sc.(Hons) Internet Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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41.
Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 66000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialism in Financial Planning
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 66000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialism in Investment and Risk Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 66000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Bachelor in Islamic Banking and Finance (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 66000 + £570/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
M.Sc. in Computer Science
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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M.Sc. in Global Marketing Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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M.Sc. in International Business Communications
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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4.
M.Sc. in IT Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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5.
M.Sc. in Mobile Computer Systems
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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M.Sc. in Software Engineering
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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M.Sc. in Technology Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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8.
Master of Accounting
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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9.
Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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Master of Business Administration
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/Course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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11.
Master of Finance
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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12.
Master of Islamic Finance and Banking
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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Master of Real Estate in Finance and Investment
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29500 + £250/course
Duration: FT:16 Mths (3 Sem); PT: 2-5 Yrs
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
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Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Computing)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: FT:3-5 Yrs / PT: 3-6 Yrs
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Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Management)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: FT:3-5 Yrs / PT: 3-6 Yrs
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Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Technology)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: FT:3-5 Yrs / PT: 3-6 Yrs
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Ph.D. (Finance)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: FT:3-5 Yrs / PT: 3-6 Yrs
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Contact Details

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Address:
Technology Park Malaysia,
Bukit Jalil,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: +6-03-8996 1000 or 1300-888-278 (APU)
Fax: +6-03-8996 1001
Website: http://www.apu.edu.my

Active Scholarships

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  • APU Malaysian Students Scholarship

    Deadline: Ongoing

    In conjunction with a number of external parties, we offer scholarship opportunities to all Malaysian students who fulfil the conditions and requirements specified by respective awarding bodies.

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Student Testimonials

AHMAD FASEEH, The Maldives

Final Year Student- BSc (Hons) in Computing

" The atmosphere in APIIT is very relaxed although the amount of college work is a lot." It's experience and memories that will surely last a lifetime. There is more to it than just education. The atmosphere in APIIT is very relaxed although the amount of college work is a lot. Moreover, the people from the General Manager to the Lecturers and the receptionist are very friendly and helpful. And now with the Students Recreational Club (SRC), APIIT is becoming increasingly alive and exciting each day. It is a great honour that I can share as a student of APIIT.


Aigerin Issabayeva, Kazakhstan

BSc. (Hons) in Computing, 2nd Year

I study at UCTI which has a partnership with Staffordshire University, UK. UCTI offers good quality education with UK certification to students from all over the world at a much more affordable price. And the outcome - the degree - is just the same as the one from the UK! So when it came to the time to choose a university, I had no doubt about UCTI and Malaysia! I thought of going to the UK when sending out my applications to universities but Malaysia seemed more suitable for me in terms of expenses and life-style.

I had visited Malaysia as a tourist before and I knew that this was the place I want to spend my student life in! The blend of nationalities and cultures amazed me and I knew I was not going to feel out of place here! I was the top Maths student at my previous school and I always knew that my path was to apply Maths in daily life, so Computing seemed a suitable major. I found out that Malaysia is one of the leaders in technology in South-East Asia and UCTI came up to be the foremost institute in IT.

So the choice was made and I am 100% sure I will never regret it! The experience I’m getting at the moment is just overwhelming! I’m a year 2 student, working part time and a member of the Student Council too. My life has been made so colourful by my friends from all over the world! We all share so much in common yet we are so different!

I really enjoy pursuing my UK degree in a truly Asian environment!


Amandeep Singh Bhullar, India

“I am really impressed with the infrastructure and teaching standards at APIIT. All the lecturers and people here are very co-operative and helpful which makes it a comfortable and unforgettable learning experience.”




Bayu Santoso, Indonesia

BSc (Hons) in Computing, 3 Years

“It’s been almost 3 years since I started studying in Malaysia; and I love Malaysia and the University. At first, I thought I would only meet local people, and some from other Asian countries. However, I have actually met people from all around the world, from more than 80 countries at UCTI. Through the various people I have met from all over the world, I have experienced a unique study environment and it is fun too. When we get to know each other with people from all over the countries, we are able to share our culture with them. It is just an extraordinary environment.

Besides that, the campus environment is conducive as well. Usually we go to a university wearing casual attire, but here we must wear formal attire. At first I was a bit confused, but then I realised that it is actually training us to be professional, because that is how it is supposed to be in the real working environment. The campus environment has helped me think about my career and the importance of projecting a professional image in the future.”


Cholpon Ulukbekova, Kyrgyzstan

UCTI Foundation Programme, 1Year

It was a new step of my life, and it began at my university, UCTI. From the first week, my seniors and the staff of the university were very welcoming! I felt as if I was inside the hurricane of astonishing events. Members of the Students Activities Recreational Council invited me to participate in different activities like King and Queen Hunt, Charity Bazaar Auction, Multicultural Night and others as soon as I became a freshman.

The university itself is full of resources: there are computer and engineering labs, fully equipped classrooms, valuable and useful library with tons of books, journals, newspapers and CDs. As for the teachers, they are ready to help every student and give useful information based on their own experience. UCTI also offered me really precious and exciting opportunity to be one of the student ambassadors to represent my native country, Kyrgyzstan. This chance gave me a huge experience in the professional world. To all the new international students to come, I can only add that even a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.


IBRAHIM OMAR (Kenya)

Diploma in Computing & Information Technology

"I experience a real life environment." "I'm happy about the amount of practical work we get to do through assignments, projects and open lab facilities... lets us experience a real life environment a real life environment before we go out to work in the real world."


Li Jing, China

When I first arrived I needed help with my English. I found it reassuring to have staff and students who are supportive. Now I think my English has much improved…right?



Mohammed Shamil Feroz Fuad, Sri Lanka

BSc (Hons) in Multimedia, Level 2

Shamil, as he prefers to be called, is one of the youngest students in his intake. At only 20, he is already a level 2 student pursuing his BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing specialising in Multimedia. He was born in Colombo and spent 11 years of his life in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He joined APIIT in February 2006 after obtaining his Diploma in Computing from an institution in Brunei.

Shamil said that he heard about APIIT through his parents who knew about APIIT Sri Lanka. An Internet search resulted in Shamil discovering APIIT Malaysia and he joined us shortly after that. Shamil said he is impressed by the level of professionalism at APIIT and highlighted that his lecturers and colleagues are truly helpful. He found the course here challenging but manageable.

Shamil’s future plan is to get into the IT industry and to become a 3D animator. He intends to complete his Masters Degree in the same field as well.


Muhammad Anis Ur Rehman, Pakistan

I am proud that Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Cricket Club (ACC) has won its very first match in the short history of APIIT Cricket Club.





Nagamatsu Akinori, Japan

BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing

Nagamatsu, our Japanese student from Fukushima has been in Malaysia for the past two and a half years. He heard about APIIT from his counsellors while he was in school and when he decided to take IT, this was the logical choice. He successfully completed his Diploma in computing with us and is currently pursuing his BSc (Hons) degree in computing specialising in Mobile Computing.

He considers the lecturers at APIIT to be instrumental in providing him with a good quality education. He says that he has adapted well to life here in Malaysia and has become a big fan of ‘teh tarik’ and chicken rice.

He also said that the locals are friendly and when he completes his Bachelors degree, he plans to enter the Japanese employment market with the skills that he has gained from his experience and education here at APIIT.


Noriswandi bin Hj. Razali, Brunei

Although I am a foreign student I feel very comfortable here in APIIT as I am always taken care of by both my classmates and lecturers.





ROLAND R. TUCKER (South Africa)

Final Year Student-BSc. (Hons) in Computing

"The preparation the lecturers give to fresh graduates adds to our confidence to believe in our abilities."" The lecturers have been wonderful. The preparation they give to fresh graduates adds to our confidence to believe in our abilities. The real stories they presentà.add to our growing. Wisdom prevents us from making the same mistakes'.


Sajad Hussein Manji, Tanzania

BSc. (Hons) in Computing, Final Year

As an undergraduate student at APIIT & UCTI University, I sought several learning experiences. I am majoring in BSc (Hons) in Computing and will graduate next month. The experience at APIIT has been like a roller coaster - there were highs and lows during my time but it was a great journey. APIIT has the best lecturers in various fields and they have vast experience and knowledge. The best part is that they are always ready to assist you in any way possible. The facilities at APIIT are also of the highest standard. We have one of the best labs in Malaysia and a library which has a wide range of books some of which you can access online.

The best thing about APIIT is that they will teach you about professionalism from the very first day and that includes your attire. All students at APIIT have to dress in formal attire - this helps build students’ inner consciousness and confidence.

I will never forget all that APIIT has done for me. They were there for me whenever I needed them. APIIT gives a lot of opportunities to students and exposes them to various activities. For example, I am a student ambassador at APIIT and this has built my leadership and communication skills. This is because I get to handle day to day student activities and assist them in various matters concerning their welfare and applications. I also get to travel abroad for student recruitment and meet different prospective students and their parents. The best part about traveling is that you get to travel with the best person in the office and you get to learn a lot of things. The other major factor is the personnel working at the University are always there when you need them for any help or urgent matters.

There is so much to write about APIIT but I can proudly say that APIIT is the best university. It was the best decision I have made and I hope I can continue to be in APIIT for many days to come.

Malaysia is a very peaceful country and very conducive for students. The people are very friendly and the culture very interesting. The food was a problem for me when I first arrived but I slowly got used to it and now I am familiar with the different types of Malaysian delicacies such as Nasi Lemak. There are also many places to visit in Malaysia which is very important for a student as they need to take some time off from their studies and relax. Malaysia is a shopping heaven as they are a lot of shopping malls everywhere.

In conclusion, APIIT is the best place you can study at and Malaysia is a very nice country to live and study in.


Zhu Weisong, China

BSc(Hons) in Computing, Level 2

Zhu Weisong heard about APIIT when he consulted one of his close friends in Malaysia while he was looking for an institution that offered IT courses. Weisong, who comes from the Xinjiang province of China, was quick to learn about APIIT and its reputation, and decided to join us. He said that the lecturers’ experience in the IT industry was what got him interested. Weisong said that he enjoys studying at APIIT because of the teaching styles and also the facilities that are readily available to the students. He is currently in level 2 of the BSc (Hons) Computing Degree, and completed his Diploma in Computing at our TPM campus as well. Weisong felt that the workload and assignments kept him motivated and made him felt that there were objectives to be met and something to do. Once he completes his Bachelor’s Degree, he is thinking of moving on to pursue a Master’s Degree in the field of Computing before returning to China to start his own business based on the knowledge and skills he has acquired at APIIT.

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