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Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation
Formerly the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology APIIT


The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

A private university in Malaysia formed in 1993 as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) and was renamed in 2004 after being granted University College status to Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI).

1993 - Formed as Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
2004 - Upgraded to Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI).
2010 - Upgraded to Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)


It has produced more than 14,000 graduates under APIIT with association of Staffordshire University,APU provides undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of information technology, media, business and engineering. APU has opened overseas branches in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, although these branches are still under APIIT branding.

The university college and its students have received awards, such as the NAPEI Education Excellence Award 2007 (University Category), the Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia 2011, the Prime Minister's Award for Industry Excellence 2011 by Najib Razak, etc.

In additional, research and development activities are carried out on the campus.

An Award-Winning University Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) is a University of the 21 st Century It is the ideal place to discover where technology and innovation come together and play a significant role in our everyday business and society globally Together with the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), UCTI continually wins awards for excellence in education, research and development and for the achievements of our students.

In offering a range of degrees in a multitude of areas, we understand technology as the practical application of science to solve problems, to make our lives better, easier and more enjoyable, Together with the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), we nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes of study, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adopt and think differently in new and better ways. But more importantly we produce highly employable graduates who have the skills to build exciting and rewarding careers.

APIIT began in 1993 in response to the Malaysian Government's initiative to address the critical shortage of IT professionals in Malaysia and the region, Since then the Institute has grown from being a successful local player in Malaysia to an established major regional player, with activities and overseas centers in India. Sri Lanka and Pakistan,

UCTI's and APIIT's programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, and are designed according to specifications set by the National Accreditation Board (LAN). APIIT is also an approved training centre of the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDC).

As in 2013, Malaysia has :

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 20 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
4) 7 Foreign branch campus
5) 20 Public universities


Programme Outline

APIIT & UCTI together offer more than 45 programmes at Diploma, Degree and Masters levels. All programmes share common themes of creativity and innovation, and the notion of technology as a key enabler.

UCTI's and APIIT's programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, and are designed according to specifications set by the National Accreditation Board (LAN), All programmes are quality assured by Staffordshire University, our partner university from UK to ensure international recognition and option to transfer credits to other universities internationally

> Staffordshire University Degrees

a) Bachelors (Hons) Degree Programmes

BSc (Hons) in Computing with specializations in :

Multimedia Computing
Mobile Computing
Knowledge Management
Web Development
Software Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Security

BSc (Hons) in Business Computing with specializations in: Business Computing


BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology

BSc (Hons) in E-Commerce

b) Master's Degree Programmes

MSc in Technology Management
MSc in Software Engineering
MSc in IT Management
MSc in Multimedia Applications Management
MSc in Mobile Computer Systems
MSc in Electronic Commerce
MSc in Computing
MBA (IT Sector)

> UCTI Degrees

Externally Moderated, Validated & Quality Assured by Staffordshire University

a) Bachelor's (Hons) Business Programmes

BA (Hons) in Business Management
BA (Hons) in International Business Management
BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) in Technopreneurship
BA (Hons) in Tourism Management
BA (Hons) in Services Management

b) Bachelor (Hons) in Computer Games Development & Web Media Programmes

BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development
BSc (Hons) in Web Media Technology

c) Bachelor (Hons) in Media Programmes

BA (Hons) in Media Marketing
BA (Hons) in Media Informatics

d) Bachelor (Hons) in Information Technology Programmes

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with specializations in:

- Information Technology
- Information Systems Security
- Intelligent Systems
- Network Computing
- Forensic Computing
BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Computing

e) Bachelor (Hons) in Engineering Programmes

B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering with specializations in Information Technology
B.Eng (Hons) in Telecommunication Engineering
B.Eng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering

f) Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology
Diploma in Information and Communications Technology with a specializations in Software Engineering
Diploma in Business with IT

g) Foundation Programme

Degree Foundation Programme


Academic Facilities and Resources

Situated in a high-technology park environment, our campus is well-equipped to enable every student to maximize their learning experience, Facilities & Resources include;  

Technology equipped classrooms - with LCD projectors and PC's

IT & Engineering Labs - the latest technologies and hardware available for projects and assignments

Library - print and on-line journals & publications; books; projects

Discussion Rooms - specially designed for your out-of-classroom discussion; assignments and project group meetings

Project Presentation Rooms - specially designed for your project presentations and equipped with PCs and video conferencing equipment

Social Space - a relaxing place to enjoy activities such as table tennis; caroms etc

Cafeteria - a wide choice of food to suit your needs from breakfast to lunch to tea

Convenience Shop - for sundry, stationery and light food items

Photocopy & Binding Centre - for your photocopying and project binding needs

Surau - for our Muslim colleagues

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

Being a college or university student can be one of your most exciting expeditions, Higher education opens up a world of new ideas, intellectual growth, social, sporting & cultural activities, new adventures and the building of lifelong friendships. We support you to take the time to explore not only the educational experiences but also the wide range of social, sporting and cultural activities on campus through a number of services:

Course Enquiries & Advice - getting you started, keeping you going, taking you further with advice on your choice of Diplomas, BSc (Hons) Degrees. Masters Degrees and Corporate Training programmes

Job Placement & Career Services - putting you in touch with employers and organizations for your career and job needs

University Placement - facilitating your application process with our University partners

Study Loans, Scholarships & Financial Aid - assisting you with information, advicee and application (PTPTN) for your financial needs International Students Support - course advice to visa & immigration, airport pick-up, health insurance and accommodation services Personal Counselling - providing you a listening ear for your personal issues Accommodation - arranging for and settling you in your accommodation Sports & Recreation Activities - participation in a range of social, cultural and sporting activities & events

University Partners in UK  

Staffordshire University University of Derby Newcastle University University of Greenwich Coventry University University of Hertfordshire Leeds Metropolitan University University of Northumbria at Newcastle Middlesex University University of Portsmouth Oxford Brookes University Liverpool Hope University University of the West of England University of East London University of Wolverhampton

University Partners in  Australia

Monash University Deakin University Curtin University Charles Start University University of Newcastle Queensland University of Technology University of Tasmania University of Wollongong Swinburne University of Technology James Cook University

Research and Development

Our Research & Development output has worldwide potential and is being adopted by several countries around the world, We were the first private institution of higher learning to receive an R&D grant and have received accolades and awards for several of our R&D innovations, Some of our innovative projects undertaken and completed successfully include:

Screenshield - content-based pornography detection

iShield - internet-based pornography detection

iSMART - scheduling & resource allocation & optimisation engine

SIROX - automatic signature recognition & verification technologies

Realistic Talking Head Models - speech synthesis and realistic 3-D modelling technology

Speech-Tutor - interactive training aid for the hearing impaired

Bahasa Melayu Interactive Learning Software - text-to-speech synthesiser for the Mallay language

Interactive Sign Language Generator - teaching of basic sign language in Malay

C.A.R.RE.T. - accurate license plate extraction & recognition technology

Our academic faculty also undertake academic

research, publish papers in journals and make presentations at local and international Conferences.

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