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BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration36 months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM87,000+ GBP 375/year *
Fees (International Student)RM 88,200 + GBP 375/year *
FacultySchool of Computing & Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

This 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.
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

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

Specialized 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

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

Specialized 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

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

Specialized 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 2)

  • Mobile and Web Multimedia
  • Audio for Computer Games

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)

Entry 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.

 

A-LEVEL

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

 

UEC

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

 

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 Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and a Pass in Mathematics at SPM/ IGCSE/ O-Level or its equivalent.

 

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.

Intake Months

March, June, Sept, Nov

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

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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