Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (specialism in Software Engineering)

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2 years
Tuition Fees:
Bukit Jalil
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding Country:
Awarding University:
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (specialism in Software Engineering)
MQA Reference No: A1394
  • Field of Study: Computing & IT
  • Specialization: Software Engineering
  • Level: Diploma
  • Conducted Entirely in Msia/Transfer: Fully Conducted in Malaysia
  • Intake: April, May, September, November,
  • Entry Requirement:
    * Overall credit pass in three (3) subjects at SPM level; or
    * Three (3) Grade C passes at O-Level / GCSE; or
    * A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above
  • English Requirements:

    International Students
    * IELTS 5.5
    * TOEFL 65 (Internet Based Test), 513 (Paper Based Test), 183 (Computer Based Test)
    * Other Certification / Evidence of English Proficiency that APU accepts as equivalent to the above

    Applicants who do not possess the above will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test, may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation / Diploma programme.

  • Brief Description:
    Total International Student Fee: RM52,500 (inclusive of student VISA)
    Total Malaysian Student Fee: RM42,900

    Asia Pacific University Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with specialism in Software Engineering

    PART 1:
    This level prepares students for entry into Level 1 study and inculcates study skills and practices to develop effective communication skills. 

    PART 2:
    Level 1 of the Diploma covers aspects of software development; information and communications technology; and mathematics to provide you with sufficient knowledge and skills to progress into degree programmes. 

    Software Development Project 
    A software development project is carried out in groups to provide you with opportunity to produce a fully functional computer application simulating a real-world situation.

    What you will study
    The modules that you will study in this programme help develop your study skills, introduce you to learning expectations of your degree study, and allow you to discover the various degree study options and disciplines that you can pursue in Technology or Information Technology.

    Diploma Part I
    * Computer Technology
    * Information Systems
    * Practical IT Skills
    * Internet Applications
    * Managing Business
    * Business Environment
    * Professional Communications
    * Practical English
    * Quantitative Methods
    * Numerical Skills

    Diploma Part II
    * Java Programming
    * Visual Basic .NET
    * Problem Solving & Program Design using C
    * Introduction to Software Engineering
    * Systems Analysis and Design
    * Databases & Data Structures
    * Operating Systems
    * Multimedia Applications
    * Computer Systems Architecture
    * Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    * Numerical Methods and Logic
    * Software Development Project

    Previously known as APIIT and UCTI, the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) has produced more than 20,000 highly skilled technology professionals in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region, and has earned a reputation for excellence in education and research and development.
  • Remarks:

    * Please refer to fee guide attached for fee breakdown.