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Diploma in Information and Communication Technology Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)




Course info


This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Coverage of the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspect of the wide area of Computing and Information and Communications Technology.
  • Students with the skills to prepare them for careers in the ICT environment with emphasis on solutions design, software development and technology infrastructure support.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring the application of technology in a business and organisational context, so as to facilitate response to continuous future changes in technology and industry practices.
  • Students with critical, independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate responses to continuous future changes in industry practises.
  • Students with intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • Students with opportunities for progression into advanced programmes of study of International standard in relevant areas.

Course Structure and Modules:


At the beginning of the programmed students will acquire basic mathematical, language and communication skills along with core information technology skills. Students will gain an understanding of basic concepts and terminology related to technology and business management.


The second semester builds on and extends the foundation knowledge developed in the first semester. Language and communication skills are taken to more advanced levels of research and professionalism. The ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills, and familiarity with technology are enhanced.


This semester moves students to a new level in information and communication technology related areas such as computer programming, databases, internet applications and computer system architecture. With this knowledge, students are able to use computing tools and techniques to solve common real-world problems.


Students are exposed to more advanced development concepts, including the application of usability principles in the web design and development process, and the system development cycle. Employability skills are introduced through the principles of IT Operations Management and concepts of Operating Systems, preparing students to provide technical support within an organization.


In their final semester, students acquire basic knowledge of computer networks, digital security and forensics to deepen their knowledge of computing technology and ethical responsibilities. Students also design and implement algorithms using their second programming language, and complete a Software Development Project to show that they can integrate skills, knowledge and understanding from the full programmers, including multimedia techniques for business presentations and entertainment.

Further Studies:

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU:

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialist in:

Information Systems Security

Database Administration

Network Computing

Cloud Computing

Mobile Technology

Business Information Systems

BSc (Hons) in Internet Technology

BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Computing

APIIT - BSc (Hons) in Business Computing

APIIT - BSc (Hons) in Business Computing with specialism in E-Commerce

APIIT - BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Information and Communication Technology.

Full Time (2 years (6 Semesters))

Tuition fees

RM23,000.00 (4,01,290) per year

RM 46,000 (USD $11,500) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


13-May-20, 21-Sep-20


Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Jalan Teknologi 5, Technology Park Malaysia,

Bukit Jalil,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Malaysian SPM/ O-Levels or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

• IELTS: 4.0

• TOEFL PBT: 397

• TOEFL IBT: 30-31

• Pearson (PTE): 30

• MUET: Band 2

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