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Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level DIPLOMA
  Duration 2 years
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Overview

Overview of Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering in Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation Malaysia

This APU Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering is designed to provide:

  • Students with skills in software systems development, with emphasis on aspects of software engineering.
  • Students with the skills to prepare them for careers in the ICT environment with emphasis on solutions design, software development and technology infrastructure support.
  • An appreciation of the proven principles and techniques for the development and support of software systems in commercial organisations.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practises.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

At the beginning of the programme students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.

Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Business
  • Practical IT Skills

SEMESTER 2

The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

Modules

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Information Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Professional Communication
SEMESTER 3

This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.

Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Programming with Python
SEMESTER 4

Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. Specialisation starts here, with a deeper understanding of the systematic models and standard processoriented methodologies that are the essence of software engineering as a career field. Software engineering also requires a deep appreciation of algorithmic thinking, based on calculus and algebra.

Modules

  • Web Development
  • Numerical Methods
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Networks & Networking
  • System Analysis & Design
SEMESTER 5

In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks, digital security and forensics to deepen their knowledge of computing technology and ethical responsibilities. Students also design and implement algorithms using their second programming language, and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programme, including a range of AI techniques for problem solving.

Modules

  • Java Programming
  • Digital Security and Forensic
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Development Project
SEMESTER 6

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

* 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

SPM
3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics, with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

IGCSE/O-Levels
3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;

UEC
3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;

Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Note: Please take note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level is required for progression to BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

• IELTS : 4.0 
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2

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