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METHOD OF DELIVERY - Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning

Synchronous and Asynchronous Modules for Foundation in Computing (ODL)

This APU Foundation in Computing (ODL) is specifically designed to provide:

  • The Foundation in Computing (ODL)  allows young students the opportunity to gain a solid Pre-University qualification from the comforts of their home or country. 
  • Open Distance Learning (ODL) as practiced at APU provides a high-quality and flexible learning experience for students utilising state-of-the-art technological innovations & pioneering teaching and learning practices.
  • This flexibility is also an ideal option for families who wish for their children to obtain an innovative and high quality education yet remain connected to their communities of origin.

MODULES YOU STUDY

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Psychology, Business & Management, Computing & Technology, Engineering, Industrial Design, Animation and Visual Effects.

FLEXIBILITY OF CHOICE

Our 12-month Foundation Programme is designed to prepare students from SPM, IGCSE, O-Levels or similar qualifications with the knowledge and skills to progress into the first year of a degree of their choice.

On completion of the Foundation Programme, you will be able to make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.

During the Foundation Programme, you are able to choose different routes depending on your area of interest. This will allow you to progress onto a specific degree programme at APU, related to this area or other relevant areas based on your foundation experience.

ENRICHING EXPERIENCES - MORE THAN JUST A FOUNDATION

The APU Foundation Programme lays the pathway towards professional tertiary education. It is a vital transformation point for students; soft skills, general knowledge and preparatory subject fundamentals acquired at the Foundation lead to excellence in a student’s education performance, as well as career-readiness as they move on as global professionals eventually. This is achieved through 4 key areas:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Social Skills & Responsibilities
  • Practical Skills

The unique support system at APU Foundation Programme consists of helpful academic mentors who are committed in ensuring academic achievements, providing pastoral care, advising, mentoring, motivating students’ potential and performance, to ensure that they undergo a smooth transition from secondary education to tertiary learning.

Our Foundation Programme is designed to help students with SPM, IGCSE, O-Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the degree of their choice.

ROUTES:

  • BUSINESS, FINANCE & PSYCHOLOGY
  • COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY
  • ENGINEERING
  • DESIGN

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of degree study.
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the concepts which underpin the study of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Business & Management, Computing & Technology, Engineering, Industrial Design, Digital Marketing, Animation and Visual Effects, Media and Communications, International Studies or Psychology.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience.
  • Work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate English and other study skills appropriate to undergraduate learning.
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communications.
  • Explain the essential elements of technology.
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet.

1 year (3 Semesters)

Malaysian Fees:
RM 19, 800.00

International Fees:
RM 19, 800.00

Total: Malaysian - RM 19,800 | International - RM 19,800

• 06 May 2024
• 04 Jul 2024
• 19 Sep 2024

APU Foundation

Areas of Study Requirements
Business, Management, Marketing, Digital Marketing & Tourism

Media and International Relations

Industrial Design, Animation & Visual Effects


• 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

• 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels;

• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC;

• A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
Psychology • 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology and a pass in English with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

• 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects including Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology and a pass in English at IGCSE/O-Levels;

• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology;

• A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
Computing, Technology & Games Development

Accounting, Banking, Finance & Actuarial

• 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);

• 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;

• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;

• A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.


* Foundation in Computing (ODL) - 100% Online requires a Credit Pass in Mathematics

-Some Degree Programmes may require a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.
-Engineering Degree Programmes require a Credit in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.

Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/UEC; 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/Certificate programme.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

International Students

Programmes General Requirements
Foundation Programme
• IELTS : 4.0
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. 

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

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).

 

SEMESTER 1

Semester 1 offers modules where students are introduced to the main skills areas of Language, Communication, Personal Skills, Numerical and IT Skills. Students are able to develop their soft skills that are essential for oral and written presentations of ideas and concepts as well as other skills which are essential for employability and lifelong learning.

MODULES
  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development and Study Methods
  • Essentials of Web Applications
  • Mathematics


SEMESTER 2

The second semester exposes students further into the concepts of technology and principles of programming. With this knowledge, students are able to design and implement software solutions irrespective of platforms, language or application domain. Basic concepts of organization and its role will also be introduced, and their interpersonal skills will be further developed through public speaking.

MODULES
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture and Networking
  • Introduction to Visual and Interactive Programming
  • Public Speaking in English


SEMESTER 3

The final semester provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in areas of multimedia and technology which helps students to make an informed decision on their pathway in the area of study.

Their mathematical knowledge and skills will be extended in this semester to prepare for degree study. Students will also have an opportunity to explore academic research, equipped with the necessary skills and techniques.


MODULES
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Perspectives in Technology
  • Introduction to Multimedia Applications
  • Further Mathematics

 


Upon completion of your Foundation, you may then proceed to Level 1 of a Degree of your choice in the following pathways

BUSINESS, FINANCE & PSYCHOLOGY PATHWAY
PRIMARY PATHWAYS - Business & Management

- Accounting, Finance, Banking & Actuarial Studies

- Media, Communications & Psychology
ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS
Students may also choose the following:
 - Computing & Technology

 - Multimedia & Games Development

- Industrial Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Digital Advertising

- International Relations

COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY
PRIMARY PATHWAYS - Computing & Technology

- Multimedia & Games Development
ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS
Students may also choose the following:
- Business & Management

- Accounting, Finance, Banking & Actuarial Studies

- Industrial Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Digital Advertising

- International Relations

- Media, Communications & Psychology

DESIGN PATHWAY
PRIMARY PATHWAYS - Industrial Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Digital Advertising
ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS
Students may also choose the following:
- Computing & Technology

- Multimedia & Games Development

- Accounting, Finance, Banking & Actuarial Studies

- Business & Management

- International Relations

- Media, Communications & Psychology


Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism and Media, International Relations & Psychology Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Tourism Management with a specialism in Hospitality

Leading from APU Foundation to your Choice of Degree Studies; please note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology and a Pass in English at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required for the following programme:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

Computing, Technology & Games Development Programmes

Leading from APU Foundation to your Choice of Degree Studies; please note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required for the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in Sustainable Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)*
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering*
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)*
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology**
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR**
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development**

Students who choose to progress to Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Intelligent Systems programmes will be required to undertake Foundation Pathways from the Computing & Technology route or Engineering route if the student does not have a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE or equivalent.

Students who have completed Foundation from other routes apart from the above are required to do a Pre-Requisite module in Further Mathematics or equivalent in the first semester of the Degree Programme, provided they also still have Credit in Maths and Science or ICT subject at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

 
*A Pass in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required for these programmes. (Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage).


Accounting, Banking, Finance & Actuarial Programmes

Leading from APU Foundation to your Choice of Degree Studies; please note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required for the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours) with a specialism in Forensic Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours) with a specialism in Forex and Investments
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours) with a specialism in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment Analytics
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies with a specialism in Data Analytics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies with a specialism in Financial Technology

Design, Advertising & Animation Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Effects
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Advertising

Note: Portfolio Required  

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree pathways offered at APU. Students will also have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialism in:
    • Information Systems Security
    • Cloud Engineering
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Digital Transformation
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Business Information Systems
    • Sustainable Computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Computer Science (Cyber Security)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with a specialism in:
    • Data Analytics
    • Digital Forensics


Alternative Pathways: 

  • Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism
  • Accounting, Finance, Banking & Actuarial Studies
  • Industrial Design, Visual Effects, Animation & Digital Advertising
  • International Relations
  • Media, Communication & Psychology*

*Leading from APU Foundation to Psychology programme; please note that a Credit Pass in Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology and a Pass in English at SPM / O-Level / IGCSE is required