Course Details for Multimedia Technology Degree at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

Course Information, Intake Dates, Fees & Entry Requirements for the Bsc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

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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. For students interested in the Virtual Reality (VR) /Augmented Reality (AR), you can go for the Bsc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR, also offered at APU.

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The Bsc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU) programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • In depth knowledge of multimedia concepts, principles, and technologies.
  • The knowledge and skills required to work in the multimedia industry as an author, animator, or modeller.
  • The specific skills required to create 3D models and animation, digital music, video, and similar creative assets.

Education Pathway

Students with at least 3 credits in SPM including Maths may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information & Communication Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU). Upon completion, students may continue on to Year 2 of one of the Bsc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology.

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 Multimedia Technology 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 Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR 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 Pass in Mathematics at SPM.

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

A-LEVEL

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

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

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

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

* Strong Mathematics would be an added advantage.

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

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 Multimedia Technology Degree at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

DEGREE LEVEL 1 Subjects

Students will learn fundamental skills required by technical multimedia professionals, and the basic understanding of programming and system design. Some specialised modules will provide them basic knowledge of multimedia techniques such as 3D graphics, digital image and more.

The modules will also help them develop personal and organisational skills, as well as nurture creativity and innovation. On the other hand, an exciting delivery approach of multimedia content in virtual reality and augmented reality is highlighted in the Introduction to VRAR

Common Modules 

  • System Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing

Specialised Modules

  • Introduction to VRAR
  • Web Design and Development
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications
  • Digital Image Production

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Introduction to Management OR Computing and IT at the Workplace
  • ​Introduction to Object-oriented Programming OR Introduction to Visual Programming

DEGREE LEVEL 2 Subjects

A broader range of skills will be learnt, in which students will gain a better understanding of wide range of multimedia applications through components, frameworks, guidelines and techniques in animation, audio and visual.

We will further nurture their creativity and innovation as well as independent learning to prepare them for the workplace. Besides, the importance of copyright of digital content is mentioned in this level.

Common Modules 

  • Programming for Data Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing and Technology

Specialised Modules

  • Multimedia Applications
  • Interactive Content Development
  • Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling
  • Digital Audio and Video
  • Synthesiser Technology
  • Principles of Creative Animation
  • Intellectual Property, Ethics & Legal Issues
  • Web Multimedia

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Web Applications
  • Human Computer Interaction

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

Students will make use of their previous studies and industrial experience to extend their familiarity in the field of multimedia technology and to refine their personal and professional development. Students will move further into media scripting technology and more advanced multimedia development and techniques.

Furthermore, you are required to learn and analyse the perceptions and feedback of your users, for example, socio-economic factor, cultures and regional considerations in User Experience and HCI and Usability. A final year project requires them to investigate and develop a solution for a real-world 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

Specialised Modules

  • Advanced Multimedia
  • HCI and Usability
  • Advanced 3D Character Modelling and Animation
  • Multimedia Scripting
  • Multimedia Techniques for Animation, Games & Films Effects
  • User Experience
  • Investigations in Multimedia Technology
  • Multimedia Technology Project

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Mobile and Web Multimedia
  • Audio for Computer Games

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 Multimedia Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU)

  • Multimedia Designer
  • Animator
  • Multimedia Content Designer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Video Editor
  • Creative Director
  • 2D/3D Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer

Intake Dates

The duration for the Bsc (Hons) In Multimedia Technology 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 Multimedia Technology 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.