Asia Pacific University
Asia Pacific University

Asia Pacific University

Ranking

QS 621 World

Intake

Jul, Sept, Nov

Location

Bukit Jalil, Malaysia

Scholarship

Available

Overview

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) stands as one of Malaysia’s premier private universities, renowned for its seamless integration of technology, innovation, and creativity in shaping highly skilled and employable professionals. APU has garnered an impressive reputation, backed by its remarkable success in securing over 400 prestigious awards at both local and international levels.

Recognized as one of the highest-rated emerging universities in Malaysia, Asia Pacific University has achieved a coveted 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) in the latest SETARA Ratings conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). This excellent rating has been consistently maintained by Asia Pacific University in the SETARA assessments of 2011, 2013, and 2017, and the most recent ratings announced on December 18, 2020. The SETARA rating system evaluates the performance of teaching and learning within Malaysian universities.

Setting an exemplary standard, Asia Pacific University became the first Malaysian university to attain an exceptional overall rating of Five Stars Plus in the prestigious QS Stars Rating awards. This remarkable achievement was announced during the QS Apple Conference on November 1, 2021. The Five Stars Plus distinction signifies that APU has not only achieved five-star ratings across all categories but has also met the highest benchmark score set by QS STARS. APU proudly joins the elite group of 19 universities worldwide that have been honoured with this distinction.

Asia Pacific University stands as a leading private university in Malaysia, recognized for its dedication to integrating technology, innovation, and creativity into its educational programs. With its remarkable track record of awards and accolades, as well as its exceptional ratings and rankings, APU remains committed to producing highly competent and future-proof professionals.

Rankings

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is the only Malaysian University to achieve the double distinction of achieving the QS “5 Stars Plus” Rating as well as being Ranked in the QS World University Ranking 2024, where APU is ranked in the Top 2.2% in the World.

Asia Pacific University achievements in the latest QS World University rankings:

  • Ranked #621-630 in the World
  • Ranked No. 179 in Asia
  • Ranked No.1 for International Students in Malaysia
  • Ranked No.16 in the World for International Students
  • Ranked Top 200 for International Faculty in the World

Asia Pacific University emerges as the First QS 5 Stars Plus University in Malaysia

APU is the First Malaysian University to achieve an overall rating of Five Stars Plus in the latest QS Stars Rating awards that were presented at the QS Apple Conference on 1st Nov 2021. Five Stars Plus institutions must achieve five-star ratings across all categories in addition to achieving the minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS.  APU is amongst 20 universities worldwide to achieve this honour.

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) has been honoured with the esteemed Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). This recognition is a testament to APU’s unwavering commitment to offering exceptional digital technology courses and ensuring that its highly skilled graduates thrive and meet the future demands of the digital job market both locally and globally.

The prestigious Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. APU joins the ranks of leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions known as Premier Digital Tech Universities. These institutions have a proven track record in producing top-quality graduates for high-value digital tech-based jobs driven by cutting-edge research, education policies, strong industry collaborations, and comprehensive career development and placement services.

APU is the First Malaysian University to achieve an overall rating of Five Stars Plus in the latest QS Stars Rating awards that were presented at the QS Apple Conference on 1st Nov 2021. Five Stars Plus institutions must achieve five-star ratings across all categories in addition to achieving the minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS. APU is amongst 19 universities worldwide to achieve this honour.

  • The Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
  • Number 1 for International Students, No.1 for & Inbound Exchange, and is among the Top 50 Universities for International Faculty.
  • Top 350 Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
  • 5-Stars in 4 categories of the QS Stars Ratings – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness.

Recent Awards

  • James Dyson Awards 2021 – National Champions (Read more)
  • AWS Champions – Clean Sweep with all TOP 3 Awards – (Read more)
  • Triple Awards For APU In South-East Asian IMechE PLC Design Competition 2021 (Read more)
  • APU students won RM100,000 in business funding at DIYC COVID-19 Business Startup Challenge (Read more)
  • Global Champion of Hilti Global IT Competition 2021 (Read more)
  • APU Students Won 3rd Place & People’s Choice Award in Virtual Hackathon – (Read more)
  • APU Triumphs Again at APICTA Awards 2021 (Read more)
  • National Champions For Packet Tracing by CISCO (Read more)
  • APU Teams Bagged All TOP 3 Positions at Actuarial Hackathon – (Read more)
  • APU’s PhD Graduate is Bahrain’s First Woman to Hold a PhD for Her Research in FinTech – (Read more)
  • Atos IT Challenge 2020 – Global A.I. Champion & Only Asian Finalist (Read more)

Other Awards

  • 100% Employability (achievement for two consecutive years)
  • First 4 in Asia to obtain Full Accreditation by IFoA
  • CFA Institute University Affiliation Program for Banking & Finance Students
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI): CMI Dual Accreditation
  • ACSSB Membership (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • IIA Academic Awareness Program (Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global)

 

All Programs

Foundation 

  1. Foundation (Business & Finance)
  2. Foundation (Computing & Technology)
  3. Foundation (Design)
  4. Foundation (Engineering)

Diploma Programs

  1. Diploma in Business with Information Technology
  2. Diploma in Business Administration
  3. Diploma in Accounting
  4. Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  5. Diploma in Design & Media
  6. Diploma in International Studies
  7. Diploma in Information & Communications Technology
  8. Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering
  9. Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Data Informatics
  10. Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Interactive Technology

Bachelors Degree 

Business

  1. BA (Hons) in Business Management
  2. BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in E-Business
  3. BA (Hons) in Business Management with a specialism in Digital Leadership
  4. BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  5. BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  6. BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  7. BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  8. BA (Hons) in Tourism Management

Computing

  1. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  2. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information System Security
  3. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Computing
  4. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Network Computing
  5. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Mobile Technology
  6. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IoT)
  7. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Digital Transformation
  8. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)
  9. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems
  10. BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
  11. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  12. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics
  13. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics
  14. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)
  15. Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems)
  16. BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  17. BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR
  18. BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development

Engineering

  1. Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours
  2. Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering with Honours
  3. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours
  4. Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours
  5. Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours

Finance

  1. BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  2. BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting
  3. BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation
  4. BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments
  5. BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit
  6. Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  7. Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology
  8. Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Investment and Risk Management
  9. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies

Media & Design

  1. BA (Hons) in Industrial Design
  2. BA (Hons) in Visual Effects
  3. BA (Hons) in Animation
  4. BA (Hons) in Digital Advertising
  5. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and Communication Studies
  6. BA (Hons) in International Relations
  7. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

Student Accommodation

On-Campus Accommodation is located within APU’s Campus in Technology Park, Malaysia. The Accommodation is equipped with 24/7 security and access card control. Students staying in the Accommodation will have access to the campus facilities directly, such as the SweatZone, Residence Lounge and more.

There are four types of accommodation, with different room options within:

Option 1: En-Suite Rooms With Common Kitchen
Common  Facilities: A common pantry is available on each floor, equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes

  • [ OSP ] – Super Premium
  • [ OP ] – Premium
  • [ OD ] – Deluxe
  • [ OC ] – Compact

Option 2: Two Rooms Unit With Kitchen
Common Facilities: A Common Kitchen is available in the two-room unit equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All Rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. The common shared area is cleaned twice a week. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes:

  • [ OCTS ] – Super Premium ++
  • [ OCTP ] – Premium ++

Option 3: Dual Key – Premium Rooms With Pantry & Sharing Amenities
Common Facilities: These units are furnished with a premium finish with a commonly shared pantry. Each unit has 2 Rooms with a common area that has access to a separate Toilet, a Separate Shower, and a Separate Sink with a Mirror to be shared by 4 students in Twin Rooms or by 2 students in Single Rooms. The unit has a common pantry equipped with a bar table and a microwave oven, electrical kettle, refrigerator, shelves and ironing board. The shower area is equipped with a water heater and towel racks. A Common Kitchen is also available on each floor, equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes:

  • [ OCD ] – Dual Key Premium Rooms

Option 4: Apartment With Kitchen – 5 Rooms In An Apartment
Common Facilities: A Common Kitchen is available at each apartment and is equipped with a stove, microwave oven and refrigerator. All Rooms have attached bathrooms equipped with water heaters, bathroom mirrors with shelves and towel racks. The common shared area is cleaned twice a week. Self Service Laundry Facilities are available on a Pay as you use basis.

Room Codes:

  • [ OCAP ] – Premium Room In Apartment
  • [ OCAS ] – Deluxe Room In Apartment

You can learn more about available accommodation options on the university page

Application Process

The first step to begin your university admission application is to prepare the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. School Results
  3. English Language Certification

You must scan your documents from a proper scanner and ensure all details are clearly visible. Improperly scanned, blurred or cropped documents will not be accepted and will lead to delays or rejections.

Once your documents are ready, you can head over to the application page here and fill up the requested information and upload the documents.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation to verify your application submission. When the application is verified, it will be placed on a cue and assigned to an admissions advisor for processing.

Click here to read in-depth about how the complete admission process works.