Asia Pacific University

Technology Park Malaysia,

Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 57000

Malaysia

Telephone:        +603 8996 1000

Fax:                  +603 8996 1001

 

Introduction

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 national and international levels.

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. With an international student community of more than 10,000 students from more than 105 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.

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 but also with other partners throughout the world. This formidable combination of Malaysian home grown programmes fortified with international benchmarking, provides our students with the assurance that the qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

APU’s achievements bear testimony to our commitment to excellence in higher education and training, as well as innovative research and development and commercialization. APU (via APIIT) is Malaysia’s first Institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Company Status. Through our network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses established in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to young aspiring professionals in these countries, providing them with a unique opportunity of experiencing international best practices in higher education using curricula, processes, resources and systems which have been developed in Malaysia.

Location (Current Campus):

 Located inside Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil, the location of the the University is just opposite to National Sports Complex known as MSN (Majlis Sukan Negara) and is 15 minutes drive from the city centre, KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers). The University is with in reach through local train system (LRT) and 5 minuted drive from Bukit Jalil LRT station, Bus (Rapid KL) and taxis. Carrefoure Hyper Mart, Central Mosque and Sri Petaling central Market, fall with in 15 minutes walking radius making it easier for students to fulfil their daily requirements

Location (New Campus):

 Let's look forward to a revolutionary transformation of APU to our dream campus in 2014!

TPM 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. 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.

APU's new campus will certainly set a new benchmark for design excellence among Malaysian Universities, combining an eco-friendly campus with a dynamic blend of technology and innovation to enable professional learning. It will be a magnificent teaching & learning space for our Students & Staff designed by our award-wining architects & consultants.

 

Awarding Body:

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

APIIT programmes are designed by Staffordshire University UK which completely moderates the programmes and award its degree upon successful completion.

APU programmes are designed by its own faculty and academic board and are quality assured by Staffordshire University UK, which also award its degree in association with UCTI making it a Dual degree programme, a student receive two certificates upon successful completion.

Awards and Achievements:

 The APIIT Education Group received the prestigious Prime Minister’s Industry Excellence Award from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. Only one organization was selected to receive the Prime Minister’s Industry Excellence Award from among nearly 30 other award recipients in 8 different categories. APIIT Education Group was also awarded Export Excellence Award (Services).

 APU-SU Partnership in Learning:

In the course of more than a decade of providing high quality education and training, the APIIT Education Group has received the support and assistance of many reputable education providers worldwide.

APU’s longest standing partner and ally through all of this has been Staffordshire University, United Kingdom and this partnership is the longest surviving relationship between a UK University and a Malaysian institution.

When APIIT was initiated by the Malaysian government to develop IT education and training, they looked for and found, in Staffordshire University, one of the key providers of IT education worldwide.

Some facts about Staffordshire University are:

·         Staffordshire University’s strong focus on employability was underlined in the UK Sunday Times newspaper’s 2010 University League Tables, in which it was recognized as a leading UK university for achieving graduate employment.

·         One of the first universities in the world to offer computing degrees back in the 1960s, Staffordshire maintains a strong reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching technology based subjects.

·         The University’s Computing, Computer Games Design, Network Security, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Automotive Engineering awards are all highly respected by employers globally.

·         Staffordshire’s Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Economics, Management and Marketing degrees have all been designed to provide a truly international perspective. This is a real benefit for students wishing to pursue a career in Business or Commerce.

·         The University’s learning community is truly global. At any one time, in excess of 17,000 students from over 75 countries are studying in Great Britain, by distance learning, or on Staffordshire University quality-accredited courses internationally

 Partnership:

APU university placement provides assistance to students who wish to transfer into the second year or final year degree programmes with collaborating universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

 Academic Faculties:

APIIT & APU together offer more than 60 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. These courses are under the following faculties:

  • Computing Information Technology
  • Applied Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Media
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • APU English Language Programme

University courses are approved by Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. All of our programmes are quality assured by an International Advisory Panel (IAP) whose members include representatives from our international partner universities and industry and technology leaders in the private sector.

 Academic Facilities and Resources:

University campus is well-situated in a high-technology park environment, and is equipped to enable every student to get the most out of your study experience at APU.

Auditoriums and Classrooms

Cafeteria

Convenience Shop

Engineering Labs

IT Labs

Library

Shuttle bus

Social Space

 

 

Accommodation - A Home Away From Home

There are many options on housing while you study in Kuala Lumpur. University student Services provides accommodation services to help you make the right choice and find the accommodation you want. The university-managed accommodation is only for APU students and students coming with their family members need to opt for private accommodation, our staff would assist you to give you contact numbers of property agents.

Students from other states and countries may stay in the university-managed accommodation or arrange a private rental accommodation in apartments near campus.

You can find more detailed information on the accommodation options below.

APU provides fully-managed accommodation at a number of apartment buildings close to the campus, including Academia, Vista Komanwel, Fortune Park, Endah Promenade and Covillea Condominiums. You will have access to condominium facilities such as cafeteria, swimming pool, laundrette, convenience stores and a 24-hour security coverage. Students stay in the apartments where they occupy rooms on single, twin or triple sharing basis and have access to kitchen facilities and common area. Each apartment has 3 to 6 bedrooms with a living room.

What are the types of APU Accommodation?       

                                                                                                             

·         Standard non-Cooking Apartments - Academia

·         Deluxe Apartments - Vista Komanwel

·         Premium Apartments - Fortune Park

·         Super Premium Apartments - Fortune Park

·         Super Premium Plus Apartments - Endah Promenade

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