Diploma in Business Information Technology | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Diploma in Business Information Technology

Duration:
2 Years (6 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Diploma

Intakes:
16 Jun 2021 | 12 Jul 2021
20 Sep 2021 | 22 Nov 2021


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
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;

CERTIFICATE

• Pass relevant Certificate Programme or its equivalent;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
 
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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


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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This APU Diploma in Business Information Technology is designed to provide:

  • Students for careers in hybrid environments where business information systems are increasingly integrated, encompassing a wide range of enabling technologies and cross organisational, social, national and international boundaries.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring the application of both business and information technology disciplines in a commercial and organisational context.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in technology and industry practices.
  • Students with intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
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
  • Fundamental 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 analyse and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.

MODULES

  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Information Systems
  • Quantitative Methods
SEMESTER 3

In this semester students build on their understanding of general business concepts and procedures to more specific areas, namely marketing and economics. Related technology skills in database systems and computer programming enhance their knowledge and efficiency in solving problems and making decision with computing tools and techniques.

MODULES

  • Database Systems
  • Programming with Python
  • Marketing
  • Business Economics
SEMESTER 4

The modules in this semester continue to build on the understanding of general business concepts and procedures to the more specific areas of statistical analysis, accounting, and the legal environment.  On the technology side, students are exposed to internet applications design and development, and the system development cycle.

MODULES

  • Legal Framework of Business
  • Internet Applications
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • System Analysis & Design
SEMESTER 5

The final semester brings students into more advanced areas of business management, including issues related to organisational capabilities and resources, service quality and sustainability, and management of IT resources. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills as they apply techniques specific to business, management and information technology to create solutions in real-world situations.

MODULES

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Services
  • Managing Information Systems
  • IT Operations Management
SEMESTER 6 - (8 weeks)

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.
 
 

FURTHER STUDIES

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in:
    •  E-Business
    •  Digital Leadership
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

Upon successful completion of this programme with CGPA of 2.5 and above; you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology*
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information Systems Security*
    • Cloud Computing*
    • Network Computing*
    • Mobile Technology*
    • Internet of Things (IoT)*
    • Digital Transformation*
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)*
    • Business Information Systems
* Please take note that Bridging module/s needed before progress into Year 2.
 
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 44,900

RM 46,800 (USD 12,000)

* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

 

MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/340/4/0697)(12/21)(MQA/A8238)
All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.