Course Details for Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) Degree at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

Course Information, Intake Dates, Fees & Entry Requirements for the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

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Malaysian students after high school or Pre-University wanting to find out more about the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) course, intake dates & tuition fees at Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia have come to the right place.

Established in 1993, Asia Pacific University (APU) is famous in Malaysia for its Information Technology (IT) courses as it has won hundreds of awards in this area. Financial Technology is a new fast growing field with high job demand and salary. With its expertise, APU is able to quickly offer this IT related Financial Technology course to students interested to pursue a career in this field. For students interested in the business side of Financial Technology, you can go for the Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialisms in Financial Technology (Fintech) , also offered at APU.

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Studying the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

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The BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) programme at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of information technologies and how they are used.
  • Knowledge and skills in managing financial products, product development and working within the rapidly changing Global Banking and Finance Industry.

Education Pathway

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Students with at least 3 credits in SPM including Maths may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information & Communications Technology or Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with specialism in Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU). Upon completion, students may continue on to Year 2 of one of the top computing or IT degree programme at APU.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with 5 credits can enter into the Foundation in Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU) for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology (IT) degree. Pre-University graduates in Malaysia from programmes such as UECSTPMA-LevelsSAMCPUAUSMAT and others may enter directly into the degree providing they meet the minimum entry requirements.

Admission Requirements for the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Programmes General Requirements
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:
STPM • 2 Passes in STPM with minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM.
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.
UEC • 5 Grade B Passes in UEC in any subjects including Mathematics.
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.
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
ICT RELATED DIPLOMAS • Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

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.

Note: Students who do not have a Credit in Additional Mathematics in SPM/O-Level/IGCSE but have an acceptable achievement in Mathematics related subjects during the Foundation which may be equivalent to SPM/O-Level/IGCSE Additional Mathematics, can be accepted into Degree Programmes. Students can be given preferential entry for ICT related subject in SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

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

What You Will Study in the Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) Degree at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

DEGREE LEVEL 1 Subjects

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Students will learn fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of the underlying computer system through computer architecture, operating systems, networking and databases.

Some specialised modules will provide the basic knowledge of business information technologies. The modules will also help them develop personal and organizational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation.

Common Modules 

  • Introduction to Management
  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction To C Programming

Specialised Modules

  • Fundamentals of Web Design and Development

DEGREE LEVEL 2 Subjects

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A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of the broad range of Information Technologies, and the specialized skills to apply frameworks and planning techniques for the strategic management of financial technologies.

They will gain solid understanding of the support of business information technologies in modern organizational operations. We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace.

Common Modules 

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications
  • System and Network Administration
  • Data Mining and Predictive Modelling

Specialised Modules

  • Financial Management
  • Fin-tech Management

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

DEGREE LEVEL 3 Subjects

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Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of business information technologies and to refine their personal and professional development.

A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real world finance business problem – they will demonstrate their ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills to produce a personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules 

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Project In Fin-Tech Management
  • Computer Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investigations in Fin-Tech Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services

Specialised Modules

  • Block-chain Development
  • Robo Advisor
  • Fin-Tech Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Note: The specialism will appear only in the academic transcript.

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Career Options for Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU)

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  • Fin-Tech Systems Analyst
  • IT and Fin-Tech Consultant
  • Fin-Tech Infrastructure Administrator
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Global Business Solution Consultant
  • IT Business Development Manager
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • CRM Business Analyst

Intake Dates

The duration for the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU) is 3 years with 2 semesters a year. Each semester is 6 months long.

Intakes for the degree programmes are in February, April, September and November of each year. For the exact dates, please WhatsApp 01111408838

Tuition Fees for the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech) at Asia Pacific University (APU)

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2020 Course Fees

Malaysian Students International Students
Year 1: RM 28,200
Year 2: RM 29,000
Year 3: RM 29,800
Total: RM 87,000
Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,150)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,430)
Year 3: RM 29,900 (USD 7,480)
Total: RM 88,200 (USD 22,060)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.