Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Malaysiaís Award-Winning University
APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and has maintained this Excellent rating in the latest SETARA 2013 Ratings announced on 17th November 2014.
Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APUís 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 10,000 students from more than 100 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 APUís 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.
The Asia Pacific University has and always 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.
APUís achievements bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU (via APIIT) is Malaysiaís first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status. Through our 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. APUís academic programmes are all approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
PROGRAMMES @ APU:
School of Foundation Studies
The journey towards a rewarding professional career begins here at the School of Foundation Studies, which provides students with a head start as they transform themselves from school leavers into professionally-oriented undergraduates. To help students make the right choice, the Foundation Programme allows them to first sample their interest and make informed decisions about their intended area of study at this stage, before embarking on their chosen career pathways through more than 100 Degree pathways offered through APU and APIIT.
APU Foundation (Pre-University) programme is designed to help those with O Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of degree of choice. Throughout the programme, our academic staff will advise you on the options available at each stage of your university degree study.
The 3-Years Dual Degree Programmes @ APU
The 3-Years Dual Degree Programmes are offered through a unique collaborative partnership between APU and Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, through which Staffordshire accredits 3-years undergraduate programmes that are designed and delivered by APU. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded two undergraduate degree Certificates and Transcripts: one from APU and one from Staffordshire.
The programme provides students with enhanced opportunities for further study and career development, especially since both degrees are earned from reputed and quality Institutions from two different countries. The most obvious benefit of the partnership is the opportunity for students to gain degrees from Malaysian and UK higher education institutions that are recognised locally and internationally.
The APU-Staffordshire Dual Degree Programmes are offered under an approved collaboration in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Assurance of Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Education as published by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agencyís (QAA). APUís academic programmes are approved by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES- 3-YEARS DEGREE
UK Degrees offered through APIIT:
The School of Computing & Technology at APU is the oldest and most established school. The school has a strong presence in the industry and is an obvious choice among the school leavers. The school offers a wide variety of specialised programmes. Our programmes are very much industry driven and relevant and our graduates are global citizens and industry ready. Alumni of the School have progressed into a number of significant careers in leading multinational technology based companies.
In line with APUís vision, the School aims to be a leading provider of high quality computing and technology education and a contributor to research at the national and international level. This is emphasised by our mission to provide high quality and internationally recognised and benchmarked Technology education and to be recognised for innovative teaching methods and educational activities.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES -
In an era of global transformation the demands placed upon business leaders to provide leadership and insights have become imperative. The Business School at the APU prepares students for a role that gives them an industry relevant edge.
At the School of Business & Management at the Asia Pacific University, we continually demonstrate high quality international curriculum through our portfolio of Business Management, Accounting and Finance Degrees at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. With a mission to develop global ready graduates, our teaching faculty engages in industry relevant research that embodies academic rigor and forward thinking to prepare our graduates towards a rewarding career.
The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is an excellent springboard from which to launch a professional career in accountancy or to pursue further study. It is well established, and is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and related subjects. Students on the course have the flexibility of developing and building their specialist knowledge within an Accounting and Finance context whether in industry or public service. The award covers an in-depth knowledge of the core areas for those intending to move into the Accounting profession as well as those specialised areas such as tax, forensic and investment. The programme also includes an option for students to undergo an industrial internship programme which will equip them with practical employment skills.
Upon completion, students are eligible for exemptions for a maximum of 9 papers from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and 6 papers exemptions (All the certificate-level papers and 1 operational-level paper) from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Students who articulate from the APU Diploma Programme will be granted exemptions based on the prevalent policy of the relevant professional bodies.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
The School of Engineering at APU is one of our fastest growing schools and is gaining popularity among school leavers. This is because all the four engineering programmes offered by the School are current in terms of technology and are market driven, and thus have great employment opportunities.
The vision of the School is to be a leading provider of Engineering and Technology based education with innovative approaches to enhancing lifelong career opportunities. This is emphasised by our mission to provide engineering education based on a theoretical, experimental, and ethical foundation and enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships and interdisciplinary study.
For all degrees within the School, APU links with industry help to provide internship training placements for students. Internships are compulsory for all students as per the requirement of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.
APIIT Ė MEDIA, DESIGN, JOURNALISM DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Through its strategic collaboration with Staffordshire University UK, APIIT offers a range of exciting UK 3+0 Degree programmes in Media, Design, Journalism and Broadcasting which are carefully selected and designed to address the ever-growing hunger within the global Media and Creative industries for graduates with strong innovation and design capability. All these degrees are awarded by Staffordshire University, UK.
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
UK Masterís Programmes
The Staffordshire University Masters Degree programmes at APU provide you with
the opportunity to progress from a degree or equivalent qualification in the
areas of computing, information technology, software engineering, management and
APU DUAL Masters Programmes
M.Sc in Global Marketing Management
Doctor of Philosophy Programmes
Detailed listing of our programmes is available on our websites www.apu.edu.my
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES @ APU:
The Intensive English Foundation Programme is structured into 7 Levels, taking students from complete basic level to being prepared to successfully complete an advanced course. Students will be placed in one of these 7 levels based on the results obtained in the APU English Competency Test.
The Intensive English Foundation Programme is a demanding course of study. With its rigorous curriculum, strict attendance policy and high volume of homework, it requires students' utmost commitment. However, the conducive atmosphere in class coupled with engaging and interactive activities, focus on facilitating learning and boosting students' self-confidence.
APUís State-of-the-Art New Campus in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)
APUís New Campus Construction is now in progress in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM). TPM is the ideal location for this new and contemporary Campus due to its strong positioning as Malaysia's primary hub for leading-edge and high-tech developments in a wide variety of areas such as Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology, Microelectronics, Engineering and Broadcasting. TPM is also located in one of the most rapidly developing areas in Kuala Lumpur, and is well served and accessible through major highways, LRT and other forms of public transportation.
Located close to APUís present campus, a distinctive and iconic feature of the new State-of-the-Art campus is its long central "Spine" stretching from the main entrance all the way to the far end of the Campus, which provides connectivity to the teaching centres, the courtyards, central atrium and living spaces. This also provides shade and protection from the heat and rain as students and staff move from between the various facilities within the campus.
The central atrium space forms the central learning and social hub of the campus with large communal spaces, multipurpose hall and various other facilities like the main library, technology & engineering labs, study lounges and cooperative learning discussion rooms. Students will also get enjoy a lifestyle experience through the sports and recreation facilities such as swimming pool, fitness center as well as basement car parks on campus, among many other exciting facilities.
APU's new campus will certainly set a new benchmark for design excellence among Malaysian Universities, combining an eco-friendly campus with a dynamic blend of technology and innovation to enable professional learning. It will be a magnificent teaching & learning space for our Students & Staff designed by our award-wining architects & consultants.
Let's look forward to a revolutionary transformation of APU to our dream campus. Enjoy the Tour!
Living cost in Malaysia as an international student is estimated at about USD 450-600 per month which should include accommodation, food, transport, entertainment etc.
APIIT & APU has a fine reputation as an institute that treats its students in a professional manner. In keeping with professional standards, APIIT adheres to a dress code policy that prohibit the wearing of jeans, t-shirts, sports sneakers, sandals, slippers, as well as provocative or immodest attire. Also, only English is spoken in and around the institute. Smoking in the institute is strictly prohibited. These guidelines are implemented to prepare yourself well for your future role as a professional in the workplace.
Part of APU's richness comes from the diversity of people who come here to study and live from more than 100 countries. We encourage anyone with an interest in learning to consider studying here. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
For more information visit www.apu.edu.my
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