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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Course overview

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Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 3 years
Intakes March, July, September, November
Tuition (Local students) $ 21,248
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 23,329

About

Students enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree Programme will have the option of participating in the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Students who graduate under this Scheme will receive two degree certificates and transcripts: one from Asia Pacific University (APU) in Malaysia and one from De Montfort University (DMU) in the United Kingdom.

This program is made to give students:

1. Understanding of various information technologies and their applications.
2. Skills in managing financial products, product development, and adapting to changes in the Global Banking and Finance Industry.

APU's Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology with a specialty in Financial Technology (FinTech) degree is designed to offer you with an edge with the latest technologies that are in accordance with the Industrial Revolution 4.0. APU was the first university in Malaysia to offer undergraduate FinTech programmes in 2018, making it a pioneer in FinTech education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Admissions

Intakes

Fees

Tuition

$ 21,248
Local students
$ 23,329
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.

Application

$ 32
Local students
$ 149
Foreign students

Student Visa

$ 512
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

A-LEVEL
Overseas qualification that are equivalent to 12th Grade/A Level/HSC are accepted.

• 2 Passes in A-Level and with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or equivalent.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

UEC

• 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

FOUNDATION/
MATRICULATION

• A pass in Matriculation or Foundation studies with minimum CGPA of 2.0 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent.

Note: Candidates who have obtained a Pass in Mathematics, but do not have a Credit Pass in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE or equivalent, need to take a Pre-Requisite Mathematics module prior or at the beginning of the study.

OTHER DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Science, Technology or Business studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and with Credit in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE or its equivalent, can be admitted subject to rigorous assessment conducted by APU.

Note: Credit transfer of modules into a Bachelor’s Degree may apply based on the fulfilment of credit transfer requirements.

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS

• Diploma in Computing related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer is subject to approval by the APU Academic Board.

Note: Student with CGPA above 2.0 and below 2.5 may be accepted using rigorous assessment conducted by APU and subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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).

 

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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Curriculum

DEGREE YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Networking
  • System Software and Computing Concepts
  • Python Programming 
  • Digital Thinking and Innovation
  • Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Integrated Computer Systems
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Introduction to Security and Forensic Technologies 
  • Fundamental of Entrepreneurship

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development

DEGREE YEAR 2

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • System Development Methods
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • Innovation Process
  • Mobile and Wireless Technology
  • Concurrent Programming 
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Network Security
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Technology
  • INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)
  • Students will participate in an internship or industrial training for at least 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace.

DEGREE YEAR 3

  • Project Management
  • Advanced Database
  • Critical Issues in Managing Information Systems in Organisations
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Venture Building

SPECIALISED MODULES

 

  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Blockchain Development
  • Emergent Technology
  • Fintech Risk Management and Regulations
  • Investigations in Financial Technology
  • Financial Technology Project

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