Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

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Diploma in International Studies Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 2 Years
Intake Deadline


Overview of Diploma in International Studies in Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation Malaysia

The APIIT Diploma in International Studies is designed to:

  • Provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of International Studies.
  • Prepare students for careers in the International Studies environment.
  • Provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in International Studies.
  • Provide students with critical,  independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.
  • Develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • Provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of international standard in relevant areas.



In this semester, students will be introduced to preparatory modules which would be essential for them to embark on their journey in completion of their diploma. Students will be taught English for academic purpose, basic of entrepreneurship and business plus computing skills. Students are also required to take one General Studies module as required by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.


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


Continue from semester 1 on preparatory modules, students will be learning more on professional communications. They will also embark on more academic research skills which are essential in all their future works. They will also venture out to look at global business trends as well as journalism and society; these will give them exposure in some of the areas of international related issues.


  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Global Business Trends
  • Journalism and Society


Starting from semester 3, students will be learning the core of international studeis and will be introduced to international relations and issues in world politics. They also will look at sustainable lifestyle and communities and learn to carry out evaluation on related films. Particularly in the messages that the films might have in relation to international issues.


  • Sustainable Lifestyle and Communities
  • International History Since 1900
  • International Relations
  • Critical International Film Studies

Continue from semester 3, students will be exposed to more relevant international studies issues, particularly looking at history. For example, debating the past and philosophy life and existence will allow students to understand how certain concepts started and influenced the way the modern world operates now. They will also look environmental issues and concerns.


  • Debating the Past
  • Modern Political Ideas
  • International Organisations
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 1
  • Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

In this last semester, students will continue to look at history in different context as well as environmental issues. In the module 'War, Peace & Cooperation', students iwll be introduced to international agreement between countries, and how conflicts appeared and led to war. Also, how all these impacted the current society that we live in now.


  • Local & Global Perspectives in History
  • War Peace and Cooperation
  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 2
  • Issues in World Politics


  • SPM

3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level, 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;

  • UEC

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

Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

*Credit in English is required at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.

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.


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

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