Multimedia University (MMU) vs Asia Pacific University (APU)

A comparison of two of the top private universities for ICT or computing in Malaysia

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A comparison of two of the top universities for ICT or computing degree

Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

courses in Malaysia, Asia Pacific University (APU) and Multimedia University (MMU). Many students are sometimes confused on how to choose the right university that would fit them.

When choosing the best university for IT or computing studies, students must choose one that is up-to-date, has experienced lecturers, computer facilities equipped with the necessary software, and possess an English-speaking environment to help develop their communication skills for future job success.

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Students should look at the syllabus of the IT degree subjects as well to see if it fits their needs and career goals.  Do not choose a university that has cheap fees but does not provide solid education in IT as you will regret this when you begin your work life. Without the necessary

All students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities that include the latest PCs and workstations with Internet connection, operating systems, software suites and commercial programming software in multiple IT labs built for project work, multimedia production, software and internet programming.

All students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities that include the latest PCs and workstations with Internet connection, operating systems, software suites and commercial programming software in multiple IT labs built for project work, multimedia production, software and internet programming.

knowledge and skills in IT, you will not be able to pass the interview or even get promotions because you do not know how to do the work or solve the problems. Therefore, choose wisely.

The information below is taken mostly from the universities’ websites and the opinions expressed are my own only, you will need to decide which is best for you.

APU or Asia Pacific University MMU or Multimedia University
Award-winning and research oriented  Award-winning and research oriented
95% of APU graduates are employed before graduation 90% of these secure employment within 6 months of the completion of studies
Fees are affordable for a UK degree Fees are cheap
APU is rated tier 5 (Excellent) in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education SETARA Rating in 2011 MMU was rated tier 5 (Excellent) in the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education SETARA Rating in 2011
The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University, UK  Prof Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon provided excellent leadership for MMU and ensured high standards of quality however he has left MMU in 2008
Dual award – One from APU and the other from Staffordshire University, UK Local Malaysian degree
Established in 1993 Established in 1997
Private University Government linked university
1 campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil next to LRT station 2 campuses – Cyberjaya and Malacca and not near to any LRT
10 minutes from KL city centre 40 minutes from KL city centre
10 minutes from Midvalley shopping mall and free bus shuttle to Carrefour & LRT 40 minutes from Midvalley shopping mall
New state-of-the-art campus to be ready in 2014 also located at Technology Park Malaysia.  Current campuses remain
10,000 students  20,000 students
50% are international students from more than 105 countries International students numbering at 4,200 from 77 countries but according to the statistics on another page, it states only 2538, a combined total of both campuses
Halal food is found on-campus and nearby are Chinese food courts found at Sri Petaling or Cheras  Cyberjaya is a halal only food area
Mainly Chinese students and mixed Malaysian management team Mainly bumiputra students and management
Students speak mainly English and then the mother tongue Students speak mainly Malay or Mandarin
Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status Has MSC Status
Awards won by Asia Pacific University  Awards won by Multimedia University
ITEX Malaysia 2013
– 2 Silver Medals for the Invention, Innovation and Technology category
– 2 Gold medals for the innovator categoryMakeweekend Robotics Challenge 2013
– Winner of  Water Drone Competition
– Winner of Awesomeness ChallengeAsia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) Malaysia (Multimedia Development Corporation)
2012 – Top Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2011 – Winner of ‘Special Jury Award’ by the Prime Minister
2011 – Top Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2011 – 2 Merit Awards for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2010 – Top Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2008 – Top Award for ‘Best of e-Inclusion & e-Community’
2005 – Top Award for ‘Best of Applications & Infrastructure Tools’
2004 – Top Award for ‘Best of Education & Training’
2004 – Top Award for ‘Best of Applications & Infrastructure Tools’
2004 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Research & Development’
2003 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Research & Development’
2002 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Smart Learning Applications’
2001 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Smart Learning Applications’
2000 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Smart Learning Applications’
2000 – Top Award for ‘Best of Student Projects’
1999 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Student Projects’International Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)
2012 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2011 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2010 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project’
2004 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Education & Training’
2004 – Merit Award for ‘Best of Applications & Infrastructure Tools’NAPEI Awards
(National Association of Private Education Institutions, Malaysia)
2011 – Award for Educational Excellence
2007 – Award for Educational Excellence
2004 – Award for Educational ExcellenceMicrosoft Imagine Cup (Microsoft Inc.)
2012 – Winner of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Malaysia)
2012 – Top Award for ‘MDeC Special Innovation’
2011 – Winner of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Malaysia)
2011 – 1st Runner-up of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Malaysia)
2011 – 2nd Runner-up of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Malaysia)
2011 – Top Award for ‘MDeC Special Innovation’
2011 – Top Award for ‘Presentation Superstars’
2010 – Winner of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Malaysia)
2010 – Top 6 finalists at World Championship in Poland
2010 – Top Award for ‘Best Presentation Team’
2010 – Top Award for ‘Best Implementation of Multipoint’
2004 – 3rd Prize Award for ‘System Government Elections Software’Malaysia Cybersecurity Awards (Cybersecurity Malaysia)
2012 – ‘Information Security Training Provider of the Year’
2009 – ‘Information Security Training Provider of the Year’Industry Excellence 2011
– Prime Minister’s Industry Excellence Award
– ‘Special Jury Award’ by the Prime Minister

Ministry of Education Excellence Awards (Ministry of Education, Malaysia)
2003 – Excellence in Research & Development
2003 – Excellence for Development of Overseas Centers

Prime Minister’s Golden Hands Award
(Ministry of Works, Malaysia)
2004 – Top Award in Network and PC Maintenance category

PIKOM – Computimes ICT Awards
(Association of Computer Industry in Malaysia)
2005 – Product of the Year Award for ‘URL Checker’
2004 – Product of the Year Award for ‘Screenshield Suite’

DEBATE COMPETITION 2011
(Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia)
2011 – Champion of HEP- IPTS Debate Competition 2011

Deloitte Inter-University Tax Competition 
2011 – Merit Award

Game Design Challenge 2011
(GameCareerGuide.com)
– Best Entry ‘Game Design Challenge: One Button Challenge’
– Best Entry ‘Game Design Challenge: Think Of the Children’

ITEX 2009 Awards – Won by APU Graduates
(International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition)
– Gold for ‘Best Invention – SmartSurface’
– Special Award for Corporate Invention

Stanford University’s Global Innovation Tournament 2009
– Winner for Global Innovation Tournament Global Challenge

1Malaysia Innovation Tournament (1MIT) 2010
– Winner for ‘Best Animated Award’
– Winner for ‘Most Scariest Video Award’

Hack In The Box (HITB) International Competition 2010
– 2nd Prize for ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

Malaysia Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award 2010
(Won by APU Graduates)
– Award for ‘Emerging Human Computer Interface Technologies’

World University Debates Championship 2010
– Runner-up in the Grand Final

MSC Malaysia Creative Industry Awards 2009
(Games Category – Student)
– Award for ‘Best Game Design’
– Award for ‘Best Technical’

Asian Innovation Awards
(Far Eastern Economic Review, Singapore)
2004 – Only Malaysian Finalist

DKSH-CSSC Award 2006                       – First Prize for DKSH-CSSC Media Challenge

e-Genting Programming Competition
(R&D Division, e-Genting)
2006 – First Prize for ‘Software Program Design and Development’
2004 – First Prize for ‘Software Program Design and Development’
2003 – First Prize for ‘Software Program Design and Development’
2002 – Merit Award for ‘Software Program Design and Development’

HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards
(Hong Kong Bank)
2004 – Gold Award for ‘Universal Wireless Charging’ solution
2004 – Judges Award for ‘Security Transmitter & Detector’ device
2002 – Silver Award for ‘Business Edutainment Access Medium’

MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition
(Institutions of Higher Learning Business Plan Competition by Multimedia Development Corporation)

2012 – Merit prize for Business Idea Category
2005 – Grand prize for Business Idea Category
2005 – Merit prize for Business Plan Category
Asia Student .NET Awards (Microsoft Inc.)
2003 – 3rd Prize Award for ‘Automobile Manufacture Service’ software application
2003 – 5th Prize Award for ‘i-Mall’ software application

Forum Nokia Mobile Challenge Java Competition (Nokia Inc.)
2002 – Top 3 winners worldwide for a Java-based e-mail client application for Nokia devices using J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition)

Dare to be Digital Programming Competition
(British Council / University of Abertay, Dundee)
2003 – 1st Prize Award for a Multiplayer Online Game
2003 – 3rd Prize Award for a Role Playing Strategy Game

  • In 2012, MMU was awarded the Export Excellence Award (Services) Category II from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
  • 2011 Brand Excellence Award (Services Professional) from the Industry Excellence Award (IEA).
  • Industry Excellence Award 2004 – Export Excellence Award in Education.
  • According to the QS Asian University Rankings 2012, Multimedia University is the sole Malaysian private university to be ranked among the top 200 in Asia.

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 from across Malaysia to help them choose the right course and university. Highly experienced professional staff will talk to you and get to know you before giving advise on which course that will best fit you and your budget. 

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