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bsc (hons) in information technology with a specialism in information system security Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 Years
  Intake SEP,NOV,FEB
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Overview

Overview of bsc (hons) in information technology with a specialism in information system security in Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation Malaysia

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • A specialised and focused emphasis on information systems security as it applies in contemporary industry.
  • The skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes.?

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

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 them basic knowledge of security and computer forensics. The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules Specialised Modules
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Introduction to Management
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Programming with Python
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies
DEGREE LEVEL 2

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, along with specialised skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate and refine information systems security strategies and programmes. Students will gain solid technical knowledge of computer systems security with the appreciation to human security policies and actions. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common Modules Specialised Modules
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • System & Network Administration
  • Mobile & Wireless Technology
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking & Incident Response
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
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 will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in a broad range of information technologies and to refine their persona and professional development. Students will enhance their programming skills and move further into the areas of cloud computing and big data. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a realworld problem - they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules Specialised Modules
  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Designing & Developing Applications on Cloud
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Database Security
  • Enterprise Programming for Distributed Applications
  • Penetration Testing
  • Investigations in Information Systems Security
  • Information Systems Security Project

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Programmes 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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

CAREER PROSPCETS

  • IT Security Officer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Infrastructure Designer
  • IT Security Solutions Designer
  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Network Security Engineer
  • System Administrator

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