The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) stands tall among Malaysia’s premier Institutions of Higher Learning – this is a University where a unique fusion of technology, innovation, and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally.
The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (colloquially known as APU) is a private university in Malaysia. It was formed in 1993 as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) and was renamed in 2004 after being granted University College status to Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI). It has produced more than 40,000 graduates under APIIT with an association of Staffordshire University.
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 transforming students into highly competent, employable, and future-proof professionals. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of over 200 prestigious awards at local and international levels.
To be a leading university of technology and innovation transforming students into highly employable, competent, and future-proof professionals.
We provide high-quality, affordable, innovative, and internationally benchmarked education and research in a professional, ethical and student-centred manner by designing and delivering a range of enriching and distinctive learning experiences.
Nurturing Professionals for Global Careers
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 transforming students into highly competent, employable and future-proof professionals. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of over 200 prestigious awards at local and international levels.
APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the latest SETARA Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating consecutively in the SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 as well as in the latest ratings announced on 18th Dec 2020. The SETARA rating system measures the performance of teaching and learning in universities in Malaysia.
APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment to offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Premier Digital Tech Universities and Preferred Digital Tech Polytechnics (PDTIs) are Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high-quality graduates for digital tech-based high-value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.
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 to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers.
Born out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.
APIIT was announced as one of the Top Private Colleges in Malaysia to attain 6-STAR (OUTSTANDING Rating) under the latest Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on 18th Dec 2020. MY QUEST is a quality evaluation system assessed by MOHE to evaluate the quality of programmes offered by Malaysian private colleges.
"100% Employed by Graduation" - Graduate Tracer Study
According to the latest Annual Graduate Tracer Study by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 100% of APU graduates were employed by Graduation. This is not just a number, but a significant symbol of our success and pride in nurturing professionals for global careers. To date, over 50,000 alumni have embarked on their careers worldwide.
APU is ranked among the Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2021. APU is Ranked No.1 for International Students, No.1 for Inbound Exchange, and is amongst the Top 50 Universities for International Faculty. APU ranks among the Top 350 Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
Under the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2017 Ratings, APU was awarded 5-Stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating is an international rating system that measures the achievements and qualities of universities worldwide.
APU - Rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for MULTICULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE*
(*Student Barometer Wave 2019 (International Students), ‘Studying with people from other cultures’
Worldwide Recognition – Internationally & Locally Recognised Degrees
With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment that 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. Worldwide Recognition – Internationally & Locally Recognised Degrees
You work hard to obtain the Degree. We work hard to get you Worldwide Recognition.
The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships and Qualifications gained from APU that truly meet international quality standards.
Our degrees are widely recognized by international professional bodies as listed below:
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Asia Pacific University (APU) is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). One of the world's first international university network, the ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries.
ISO & SIRIM Certified
APU’s achievements bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU is certified to the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standards by SIRIM QAS International.
MSC Status Institution
The Scope of the certification covers core and support procedures and processes in the provision of programmes and services for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides, being awarded the MSC Malaysia status for Institutions of Higher Learning is a recognition and testimony of APU’s contribution to Malaysia’s Digital Economy through IT professionals with industry-relevant and immediately employable skills upon graduation.
Through our network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them with a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia. APU’s academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited, or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Apart from the internationally acclaimed APU Degree, students who are under our Undergraduate & coursework-based Postgraduate programmes have an option to double their advantage by opting in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Award. APU's partnership with De Montfort University (DMU), UK enables students to be awarded Dual Awards - separate degree certificates from each institution – and enhances not just teaching and learning experiences, but also career prospects.
Upon graduation, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts: 1 from APU, Malaysia and 1 from DMU, UK.
APU’s iconic campus is strategically located at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. TPM is the ideal location for this new and contemporary Campus due to its strong positioning as Malaysia's primary hub for leading-edge and high-tech developments in a wide variety of areas such as Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology, Microelectronics, Engineering and Broadcasting. TPM is also located in one of the most rapidly developing areas in Kuala Lumpur, and is well served and accessible through major highways, LRT and other forms of public transportation.
The state-of-the-art APU campus houses world-class facilities that meet industry standards.