BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

3 years
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Aim of Course

  1. Facilitate your progression, both academic and practical, by developing knowledge, key skills and the capacity for independent and lifelong learning.
  2. Develop your skills in imaginative problem-solving and decision-making
  3. Help you develop a Personal Development Portfolio to support your career aspirations
  4. Provide you with a stimulating, interactive and accessible course of study that gives you a sound grasp of Information Technology knowledge & analysis and contemporary issues which you can develop and apply in your future employment
  5. Develop your imagination and innovative abilities and help you show initiative and creativity in your work
  6. Develop your intelligence, ingenuity, inventiveness and independence as well as your communication skills

Salient Features

B.Sc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialization in

  • Database Administration
  • Network Computing
  • Business Information System
  • Cloud Computing

Duration: 6 semester (3 years) - Full Time

Credit Hours: 123


Direct Entry to Level 1 of the Degree:

  1. Successful completion of 10+2 or equivalent (any discipline) with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics at SLC level; or
  2. Successful completion of A-Level with at least a pass in 2 subjects and successful completion of O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics; or
  3. Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and completion of SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics; or
  4. A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Direct Entry to Level 2 of the Degree:

  1. Successful completion of Level 1 of an APU Computing & Technology Programme; or
  2. A Diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.5; or 
  3. Any other Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.5, and credit in Mathematics at SPM level; or
  4. A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above. 

Admission Criteria

Admissions are strictly based on the entrance examination and personnel interview conducted.

Curricular Structure

Each degree is divided into three levels which denote the academic standards, where completion of level 3 is the Honours standard. For Full-time students each level corresponds to a year of study. Each year of full-time study comprises of 2 semesters each of 6 months. Each semester comprises minimum of 16 weeks of teaching weeks and 2 weeks of additional independent learning & assessment.


You will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through Computer Architecture, operating systems, networks and databases.The modules will also help you develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.


A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which you will gain better understanding of frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of information systems, programming languages and techniques, andfurther analysis and design skills. We will further nurture your creativity and innovation as well asindependent learning to prepare you for the workplace.INTERNSHIPStudents will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.


You will make use of your previous studies and industrial experience to extend your familiarity in a broad range of informationn technologies and to refine your personal and professional development. You will enhance your programming skills and move further into the areas of cloud computing and big data. A final year project requires you to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world problem – you will demonstrate your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.