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Best Games Development Degree in Malaysia at Top Rank Asia Pacific University (APU)

Award-Winning Top Rank Asia Pacific University (APU) Offers the UK Dual Award Games Development Degree Course at the Best University in Malaysia

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Having won hundreds of awards in computing and IT in Malaysia and globally, Asia Pacific University is the best university in Malaysia to study the UK Dual Award BSc. (Hons) Games Development. Upon graduation, students will be a degree will be awarded by Asia Pacific University and also Staffordshire University, UK. Students need to choose the best university or college in Malaysia to study Games Development so that they can gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the competitive world of IT.

Students after SPM or O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Computing at Asia Pacific University for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year UK Dual Award BSc. (Hons) Games Development degree. With 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels including Maths, students may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information & Communications Technology or Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with specialism in Software Engineering and then enter into Year 2 of the BSc. (Hons) Games Development degree at Asia Pacific University. Pre-University students with the relevant results in STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, etc. can enter directly into Year 1 of the BSc. (Hons) Games Development degree.

Entertainment Software is one of the fastest growing industries in the world economy. In fact, Digital Games have become mainstream media, with nett earnings even surpassing that of the film industry. Asia Pacific University (APU) is one of the best universities in Malaysia for IT and computing studies, hence, making it an excellent choice for students interested in pursuing their students in Game Design.

The BSc. (Hons) Games Development degree at Asia Pacific University combines computer programming and mathematical disciplines with aspects of games design. You will acquire a wide range of skills including programming, systems architecture, multimedia technologies, human computer interaction, graphics, animation, sound and video.

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Best UK Dual Award Computer Games Design Development Degree at Top Ranked Asia Pacific University (APU) in Malaysia

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The degree combines computer programming and mathematical disciplines with aspects of games design. You will acquire a wide range of skills including programming, systems architecture, multimedia technologies, human computer interaction, graphics, animation, sound and video.

Additionally you will develop a strong appreciation of the software design and management processes and principles.

On completing the programme you will be able to demonstrate creativity in problem-solving and decision-making in complex situations and also creativity and imagination in design situations.

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to strengthen and demonstrate your initiative, personal responsibility, personal enterprise, self-reliance and self-direction – all essential skills for a games programming professional.

The computer games programme at Asia Pacific University benefits from outstanding IT facilities.

Asia Pacific University is a top ranked university in Malaysia with its new campus at Technology Park Malaysia. An impressive 95% of APU's graduates obtain jobs before graduation

Asia Pacific University is a top ranked university in Malaysia with its new campus at Technology Park Malaysia. An impressive 95% of APU’s graduates obtain jobs before graduation

The teaching team enjoy very good relationships with local and national games employers; their feedback informs the development of the programme’s modules and some also deliver guest lectures.

The Computer Games Development degree programme at Asia Pacific University is specifically designed to provide:

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities required by a technical professional in the field of computer games.
  • The ability to critically evaluate the design, logic, and implementation of computer games.
  • Facility with advanced techniques for computer graphics and 3D digital animation.

Year 1 Subjects for the Computer Games Development Degree Course at Asia Pacific University

Graduates from Asia Pacific University will receive a UK Dual Award degree from Staffordshire University. An impressive 95% of APU's graduates obtain jobs before graduation.

Graduates from Asia Pacific University will receive a UK Dual Award degree from Staffordshire University. An impressive 95% of APU’s graduates obtain jobs before graduation.

The focus of this degree is the technical aspects of designing and developing interactive computer games – there is little emphasis on ‘creative’ design elements. Modules that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming.

Introduction to Management and Computing & IT in the Workplace provide a foundation for multidisciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. The specialised modules cover the essentials of computer game logic design and interaction of game elements. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.

Common Modules

  • Computing & IT in the Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Software Development

    Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or "Excellent" in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

    Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or “Excellent” in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Introduction To C Programming
  • Introduction to Management
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • System Analysis & Design

Specialised Modules

  • Computer Games Design: Documentation
  • Computer Games Level Design
  • Games Engines
  • Games Physics

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

Year 2 Subjects for the Computer Games Development Degree Course at Asia Pacific University

Further in-depth games analysis and design skills are developed at Level 2 with Analogue Games and Believable Models, while

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the two Games Design modules take you through the complete production lifecycle. Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling and Imaging & Special Effects introduce the context of digital representation and manipulation that is the foundation for animation.

In Computer Graphics you will be introduced to APIs that implement graphical transformation algorithms. Animation and digital image manipulation are key areas of study at Level 3. Along with independent learning, a common theme in all APU ICT awards is fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams. These themes are the specific focus of the Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology modules.

Independent learning continues in all modules but is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.

Common Modules

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Research Methods For Computing and Technology

Specialised Modules

  • Analogue Games
  • Basic 3D Computer Character Modelling
  • Believable Models for Games & Virtual Reality
  • Computer Games Design: High Concept and Preproduction
  • Computer Games Design: Production and Testing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Imaging & Special Effects
  • Mathematics for Computer Graphics
  • Programming Concepts in C++

Year 3 Subjects for the Computer Games Development Degree Course at Asia Pacific University

Asia Pacific University has been RATED No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for its multicultural learning experience by Student Barometer Wave 2014

Asia Pacific University has been RATED No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for its multicultural learning experience by Student Barometer Wave 2014

The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Advanced techniques for computer graphics and animation are built on the skills acquired at previous levels, and audio for computer games is introduced.

HCI and Usability and Mobile Multimedia & Gaming present approaches to designing and evaluating applications with an emphasis on the user perspective. General personal and professional development is enhanced in Project Management, while Innovation Management & New Product Development continues the theme of generating new ideas and creating new products.

The Computer Games Development Project also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.

Common Modules

  • Innovation Management and New Product Development

    EduSpiral assists students from application to accommodation visit and checking into the hostel. Vincent Chow from Ipoh checking into his APU accommodation

    EduSpiral assists students from application to accommodation visit and checking into the hostel. Vincent Chow from Ipoh checking into his APU accommodation

  • Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Advanced 3D Character Modelling and Animation
  • Audio For Computer Games
  • Computer Games Development Project
  • HCI and Usability
  • Investigations in Compter Games Development
  • Mobile Multimedia & Gaming
  • Multimedia Techniques For Animation, Games & Film Effects
  • Programming Techniques for Animation & Computer Games

CAREERS IN COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT

Primarily involved in designing and developing interactive games to be deployed over a wide variety of platforms, using a wide range of techniques. Jobs include Games Programmers, Games Developers and others.

Games Development graduates from Asia Pacific University have found jobs from many game companies such as:

Asia Pacific University wins the APICTA Awards 2016

Asia Pacific University wins the APICTA Awards 2016

  • Riverwalk Multimedia Sdn Bhd
  • Publicis Groupe (Malaysia)
  • ISOBAR Sdn Bhd
  • Big Ant Studio
  • JOCOM IT SDN BHD
  • Axon-HCL
  • FunTogetherGames
  • The New Straits Times Press(Malaysia)
  • Streamline Studios
  • NinetyNineWorks
  • iG Interactive
  • Mediasoft

The UK Dual Degree Programmes at Asia Pacific University

Staffordshire University is a top rated university in the UK

Staffordshire University is a top rated university in the UK

The Dual Degree Programmes are offered through a unique collaborative partnership between APU and Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, through which Staffordshire accredits undergraduate programmesthat are designed and delivered by APU. On completion of the programme, students will be awarded two undergraduate degree Certificates and Transcripts: one from APU and one from Staffordshire.

The APU-Staffordshire Dual Degree Programmes are offered under an approved collaboration in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Assurance of Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Education as published by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA).

APU’s academic programmes are all approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia and the qualifications are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The Computer Science degree programme at Asia Pacific University is specifically designed to provide:

  • Technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organization of computer systems.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies.

About Asia Pacific University (APU) in Malaysia

Graduates from Asia Pacific University will receive a UK Dual Award degree from Staffordshire University. An impressive 95% of APU’s graduates obtain jobs before graduation.

APU – Rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for MULTICULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
(*Student Barometer Wave 2015, ‘Studying with people from other cultures’)

Nurturing Professional for Global Careers – The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities, and is where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing professional graduates for significant roles in business and society globally. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at international and international levels.

For a full list of Asia Pacific University (APU) awards & achievements, please go to this link.

Soaring Upwards – APU awarded 5-STAR Excellent Rating at SETARA 2017

Asia Pacific University new campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur

Asia Pacific University (APU) was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the SETARA 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating in the SETARA 2011, 2013 and now in 2017. SETARA 2017 5-Star Rating was presented by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

5-STARS for APU at QS Stars Rating 2017

Asia Pacific University (APU) received international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017 with APU being awarded 5-Star in four categories of the QS Stars Rating – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures achievements of universities worldwide.

QS Stars is a international rating system which allows students to better understand an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.

APU is an “Premier Digital Tech University” – MDEC

Asia Pacific University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2017, 2013 & 2011 and offers students top rated facilities at their new campus

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers.

Asia Pacific University (APU) has a Truly International Community – 11,000 Students from over 110 Countries

With an international student community of more than 11,000 students from more than 110 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is APU’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.

 

Strategic Location of Asia Pacific University’s campus in Kuala Lumpur

Alienware lab for Computer Game Development course at Asia Pacific University

The university is strategically located in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil. It is near condos and the Bukit Jalil LRT station. A free shuttle bus is provided for students to the LRT station and their accommodation.

Asia Pacific University (APU) has moved  to a new campus which is also located at the safe Technology Park Malaysia. Technology Park Malaysia at Bukit Jalil is the ideal location for this new and contemporary Campus due to its strong positioning as Malaysia’s primary hub for leading-edge and high-tech developments in a wide variety of areas such as Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology, Microelectronics, Engineering and Broadcasting.

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TPM is also located in one of the most rapidly developing areas in Kuala Lumpur, and is well served and accessible through major highways, LRT and other forms of public transportation.

The central atrium space of APU’s new campus forms the hub to the building with large communal spaces, multipurpose hall and various other facilities like the large library, computer & engineering labs, lounges and syndicate rooms. Students will enjoy a lifestyle experience through the sports and recreation facilities such as a fitness center as well as basement car parks on campus, among many other exciting facilities.

Financial Aid at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Scholarships and PTPN Loan are available. For details, please contact EduSpiral Consultant Services.

A wide range of affordable hostel accommodation is provided. Free bus shuttles are provided to and from APU and the hostel as well as the Bukit Jalil LRT station.

Muhammad Anis Ur Rehman, Manager, Student Services at Asia Pacific University and APIIT presenting an appreciation gift to Lonnie from EduSpiral Consultant Services

Muhammad Anis Ur Rehman, Manager, Student Services at Asia Pacific University and APIIT presenting an appreciation gift to Lonnie from EduSpiral Consultant Services

Scholarships at APIIT range from 30% to 100% depending on the students’ results in SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Levels, or the A-Levels. Sports Scholarships are also available for State and National Players.

Special scholarships are available for students from East Malaysia – Sabah and Sarawak, to assist them to achieve their educational goals.

APIIT and Asia Pacific University staff will advise and assist students in applying for the PTPN Loan.

Students interested to register at APU may go to this link.

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