Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) - Formerly UCTI University College / APIIT

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) - Formerly UCTI University College / APIIT

Technology Park Malaysia Bukit Jalil,
57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) 
 

UCTI Building

 

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is one of the Premier Private Universities in Malaysia, that uniquely combines technology, innovation and creativity to effectively prepare graduates for significant roles in business, corporate and society globally.

Being an award-winning University through its achievements of prestigious awards at both national and international levels, APU has a proven track record of high education quality and reputation.

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and has maintained this Excellent rating in the SETARA 2013 Ratings and the latest SETARA 2017 Rating. Under the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2017 Ratings, APU was awarded 5-Stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating is an international rating system that measures achievements and qualities of universities worldwide. In addition, in 2017, APU was also announced as one of Malaysia’s Premier Digital Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’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 of more than 11,000 students from more than 110 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

Asia Pacific University has and will continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University UK but also with other partners throughout the world. This formidable combination of Malaysian homegrown programmes fortified with international benchmarking, provides our students with the assurance that the qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

APU’s achievements bears testimony to their commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU (via APIIT) is Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status. Through their network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU 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. APU’s academic programmes are all approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited or provisionally accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

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Achievements

APU LATEST 2017 ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Maintained 5-Star (EXCELLENT) Rating in SETARA 2017 – Awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
  • Awarded the Premier Digital Institute of Higher Learning status by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Achieved 5-Stars at QS Ranking in 4 categories: Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness
  • School of Engineering students emerged as Champions of the ABB Innovation Challenge for the 2 nd year in a row
  • School of Engineering attained Silver award at the 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017
  • School of Engineering student won the IEM Gold Award for excellence in academic results for the 4 th year in a row since 2013
  • School of Foundation worked with SPCA Pet Care Program and attained the Most Supportive Pet Care Program award, awarded by DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
  • School of Computing & Technology attained the “Rising Star Award – Academic Sector in Asia Pacific Region” awarded by CompTIA
  • School of Computing & Technology students made it internationally by achieving Silver and Bronze medals at the 4th Asian Youth Innovation Awards & Expo that was participated by universities across the Asian region

Student Services

APU Student Services
 

Student Services at APU aims to provide support, assistance, advice, consultation, and essential services to all  APU 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 APU courses, policies, procedures, services and events can be obtained.
 

Course & Personal Counselling

To ensure that you get the best out of you life at APU, we offer course counselling to help you with making decision on your academic pathways. Our Student Services Executives will explain the courses offered at APU, guide you through enrolment, and provide information on course admission, fees, scholarships, loan application, etc.
 
To ensure that our students get the best out of their life at APU, we offer personal counselling services geared towards helping you with academic concerns as well as emotional matters. 'You can be assured that all counselling is done in a safe and confidential environment by qualified counsellors. We are confidential and non-judgmental, we offer positive encouragement, and we talk to you in a friendly and safe environment.
 

International support

APU has vibrant community of students from over 60 countries.We have students from Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Our International Students Support Centre helps you with the procedure to apply for your Student Pass before coming here. Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, we will send someone from APU to pick you up from the airport and bring you to campus. It is our job to make you feel at home, so be sure to contact us if you need any assistance or have any questions during your early days here.
 

Accommodation services

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

A useful guide for new and even current students. This guide will help you with your life in Kuala Lumpur and APU, as it provides information about getting around, transportation, important phone numbers, etc.
 

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.

 

Money matters

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.

 

University Placement

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.

 

Student Ambassadors

Students at APU have the opportunity to work alongside with the staff of the University when it comes to dealings in Student Services and Marketing. These students are known as our Student Ambassadors. Those who are selected gets hands-on experiences in working with people of diverse culture, inducing a corporate working environment in their mindset even before graduation.
 
 
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Facilities

Facilities in APU
 


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.

 
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Accommodation

APU Accommodation
 

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APU Student Accommodation

APU 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

Savanna Condominiums

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Fortune Park Condominiums

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Vista Komanwel Condominiums

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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 
Besides our managed accommodation, you can arrange your accommodation in privately owned houses and apartments. Unless you have your friends or relatives who have already prepared for your accommodation, you must come to KL at least 2 or 3 weeks before your course starts, because looking for a suitable place to stay could be tedious and time-consuming.
You have the options to share a room with someone, rent a single room to yourself, or rent a house or an apartment and share it with your friends.
 
 
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Location and Map

Location: 
Kuala Lumpur