BSC(HONS)IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH SPECIALISM IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

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BSC (HONS) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH SPECIALISM IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Dual Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia and Staffordshire University, UK

Intake:

08 November 2016

14 February 2017

Study Loan Options:

PTPTN

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • An understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems in organisations.
  • The ability to critically evaluate and apply appropriate strategies and techniques to the development of business information systems.

Admission Requirements:

  • 2 Principal Passes at STPM level and with 4 Credit Passes at SPM including Mathematics; or
  • 2 Passes with at ‘A’ Levels and with a Credit Pass at ‘O’ Levels / GCSE including Mathematics; or
  • The APIIT/APU Foundation or equivalent with CGPA of 2.0 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level; or
  • 5 Grade B’s in UEC including Mathematics; or
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with minimum average of 50%; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum average of 60%; or
  • South Australian Matriculation Certificate (SAM) with minimum of 60%; or
  • International Baccalaureate with minimum 24 marks;
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with minimum average of 50%;
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum average of 50%; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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).


Course Structure:

LEVEL 1

The IT degree and all of its specialisms have similar modules in Level 1. Modules that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming in an appropriate language. More technical knowledge and skills are developed in Operating Systems & Computer Architecture and Introduction to Networking. Introduction to Management and Computing & IT in the Workplace provide a foundation for multidisciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.

Common Modules

  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • System Analysis & Design

Specialised Module(s)

  • Interactive Media & Web Design Technology
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

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.

LEVEL 2

Further in-depth analysis and design skills are developed at Level 2 with System Development Methods and Human-Computer Interaction, while Object Oriented Development with Java sharpens your programming skills. The E-Commerce, E-Business, Enterprise Systems, and Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP Systems modules give you a complete understanding of how Business Information Systems support modern organisational activity. Along with independent learning, a common theme in all APU ICT awards is fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams. These themes are the specific focus of the Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology modules.

Common Modules

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Probability & Statistical Modeling
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Research Methods For Computing and Technology
  • System Development Methods

Specialised Modules

  • E-Business
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP Systems
  • Web Applications

INTERNSHIP

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship / Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Information Technology.

LEVEL 3

The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. An IT professional in this field must have a proper understanding and appreciation of issues related to the development, deployment, and business impact of information systems. This is developed and enhanced through Information Systems Development Trends, Computer Systems Management, E-Business Strategy, Building Customer Relationships, and Developing E-Commerce Applications. General personal and professional development is enhanced in Project Management, while Innovation Management & New Product Development continues the theme of generating new ideas and creating new products.

The Investigations and Project modules provide opportunity for students to further develop the academic and practical aspects of their areas of study and reinforce their independent learning skills. Furthermore, the major project that students are expected to do, will entail extensive research in domain knowledge and acquiring of skills in using tools and methods in the particular specialism. The significant aspect of this level is the demonstration of higher level critical thinking, analysis and application in the award project.

Common Modules

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Building Customer Relationships
  • Business Information Systems Project
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Developing E-Commerce Applications with XML
  • E-Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems Development Trends
  • Investigations in Business Information Systems
  • Knowledge Discovery & Big Data Analytics

Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

Careers in Business Information Systems:

You will be well suited to one of the many careers that use IT in business at a management level. Your graduate destination is likely to be within an IT department, developing IT systems and servicing the IT needs of a number of business departments such as finance, marketing or human resources. You may take up a career in IT systems development, IT systems analysis and design or IT network management.

HIDEMALAYSIAN STUDENT FEES:
Course Fees:
Level 1: RM 23,800 + £190
Level 2: RM 24,500 + £190
Level 3: RM 25,400 + £190
Total: RM 73,700 + £570
HIDEINTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES:
Course Fees:
Level 1: RM 24,000 (USD 6,000) + £190
Level 2: RM 24,800 (USD 6,200) + £190
Level 3: RM 25,900 (USD 6,480) + £190
Total: RM 74,700 (USD 18,680) + £570

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