Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) - Formerly UCTI University College / APIIT
Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) - An Overview
The Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) 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.
Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and funded by the SAPURA Group, UCTI‘s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers. With an international student community from more than 80 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, UCTI offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. UCTI now has over 8000 students with over 5000 international students from over 82 countries.
UCTI offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is UCTI’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes of study, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.
UCTI’s achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and regional levels over the years bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and comercialisation. UCTI (through APIIT) is Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status, as well as the only Institution to have won the prestigious MSC Asia Pacific ICT Awards every year since the inception of the awards in 1999.
Through our network of APIIT branch campuses established in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, UCTI 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.
UCTI’s academic programmes are all approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
The University has produced more than 16,000 highly skilled technology professionals in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region, and has earned a reputation for excellence in education and research and development. APIIT & UCTI had continuously wins awards for excellence in education, research and development and for the achievements of our students. In offering a range of degrees in a multitude of areas, we understand technology as the practical application of science to solve problems, to make our lives better, easier and more enjoyable. Together with the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), we nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes of study, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adopt and think differently in new and better ways. But more importantly, we produce highly employable graduates who have the skills to build exciting and rewarding careers.
Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) was established when Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) was officially awarded University College status by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, in 2004. The new University College is now called UCTI for short.
UCTI Student Services
Student Services at UCTI aims to provide support, assistance, advice, consultation, and essential services to all UCTI students and to cater to the well-being of students beyond their academic needs.
A main point of contact and base for students requiring information and assistance, Student Services is a one-stop centre where questions about UCTI courses, policies, procedures, services and events can be obtained.
Course & Personal Counselling
We want to make sure that all our students find the right type, well-priced, and good quality accommodation. Whether you decide to stay in our university-managed accommodation or rent a private housing or apartment, our Student Services will be glad to assist and advice you. Read about guide to accommodation.
Student Arrival Guide & Important Information on Living in Malaysia
Career support centre
Our career support centre manages a job placement service and connects our students profiles to a number of prospective employers. In addition, career talks, resume building workshops, career path consultation and career interview sessions are regularly conducted on campus to provide you with quality career support and guidance. In 2008, over 98% of our graduates were employed by graduation.
When you go into higher education, you are making an investment in your future. However you need to make sure that you have the funding to support you throughout your university years. We will assist you with applying for financial aid, scholarships, loans, and how to supplement your income by working while studying. For international students, we will also help you to open your banking account with a local bank when you arrive here.
We provide assistance to students who wish to transfer into the second year or final year degree programmes with collaborating universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Briefings and counselling seminars are held regularly by representatives from respective universities.
See the Student Services Executives to obtain University application forms, guidance in selecting universities, and reference information such as prospectuses, video tapes and CD ROMs. We will help you to forward completed applications to respective universities.
Facilities in UCTI
Classrooms equipped for study. All classrooms and lecture halls are equipped with audio-visual, media and computing facilities to support learning in class.
Our library is a gateway to a comprehensive collection of books, journals, periodicals, student projects and other related publications to support learning and research for all students and staff. In addition, you can access online digital libraries from leading providers such as Proquest, Emerald, ACM and Current Law Journals. The library also houses areas for individual and group study, computer facilities and a photocopying facility. The library is open on Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
All students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities that include the latest PCs and workstations with Internet connection, operating systems, software suites and commercial programming software in multiple IT labs built for project work, multimedia production, software and internet programming. Furthermore, all around the campus you will have access to wireless Internet so you can learn anywhere, anytime.
Popularly considered the best food outlet in the whole Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) complex, our cafeteria serves a wide range of halal Asian and western food. It is located on the ground floor adjoining the social space and is frequently patronised by employees from our neighbourhood companies in TPM.
UCTI Student Accommodation
UCTI provides fully-managed accommodation at a number of apartment buildings close to the campus, including Vista Komanwel, Fortune Park and Savanna Condominiums. You will have access to condominium facilities such as cafeteria, swimming pool, laundrette, convenience stores and a 24-hour security coverage. Students stay in the apartments where they occupy rooms on single or twin sharing basis and have access to kitchen facilities and common area. Each apartment has 3 to 5 bedrooms with a living room
Fortune Park Condominiums
Vista Komanwel Condominiums
Types of accommodation
There are different types of accommodation available from which you can choose the most suitable one. The differences are in facilities provided, location and prices.
- Deluxe apartments
- Premium apartments
- Super Premium apartments
- Super Premium Plus apartments
|Deluxe apartments (Vista Komanwel Condominiums)||RM 350 - RM 850|
|Premium apartments (Fortune Park Condominiums)||RM 430 - RM 940|
|Super Premium apartments (Fortune Park Condominiums)||RM 300 - RM 800|
|Super Premium Plus apartments (Savanna Condominiums)||RM 670 - RM 1140|
- Upon check-in to the accommodation students are advised to pay 2-month deposit and 1-month rental with respective cover charges. Note that rental rates may change from time to time.
- UCTI covers utility bills up to RM250 (USD 78) per month.