Step closer to your dream ca­reer

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CHOOS­ING to study at APU means you’ll grad­u­ate with more than a de­gree. You will be ready to progress in the pro­fes­sion of your choice and take on the chal­lenges of your cho­sen ca­reer. The APU Foun­da­tion ( Pre- Univer­sity) pro­gramme is de­signed to help those with SPM, O- Lev­els or sim­i­lar qual­i­fi­ca­tions to de­velop the skills and knowl­edge to progress into the first year of de­gree of choice.

The APU Foun­da­tion Pro­gramme

The APU Foun­da­tion pro­gramme of­fers a com­mon first se­mes­ter, en­abling you the op­tion and flex­i­bil­ity to ex­plore your in­ter­ests and there­after se­lect the routes that may lead to your dream ca­reer through ei­ther the Ac­count­ing & Fi­nance, Busi­ness & Man­age­ment, Com­put­ing & Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, De­sign In­no­va­tion & Brand Man­age­ment, An­i­ma­tion & Vis­ual Ef­fects, Cre­ative Me­dia Tech­nol­ogy, In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies & Sus­tain­abil­ity and Jour­nal­ism de­grees.

Upon choos­ing the routes, you will be in­tro­duced to fun­da­men­tal mod­ules that pre­pare you to join the APU de­gree pro­grammes. A wide se­lec­tion of Bachelors Hon­ours De­grees are of­fered through Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion ( APU) and Asia Pa­cific In­sti­tute of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy ( APIIT).

Stu­dents in the APU Foun­da­tion Pro­gramme learn within a glob­alised en­vi­ron­ment to­gether with peers from more than 110 coun­tries. Us­ing English as the in­ter­na­tional lan­guage, stu­dents are im­mersed in a multi- cul­tural in­ter­ac­tion and discourse.

The teach­ing style in the APU Foun­da­tion pro­gramme is de­signed to nur­ture stu­dents per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally to achieve the stan­dards ex­pected in the de­gree pro­gramme. Lessons in­cor­po­rate ac­tiv­i­ties that build con­fi­dence, such as pub­lic speak­ing and pre­sen­ta­tions dur­ing tu­to­ri­als; en­hance per­sonal skills and team- build­ing, such as group ac­tiv­i­ties, minipro­jects and de­bates; and re­flec­tive think­ing, such as Q& A, les­son feed­back and learn­ing port­fo­lio.

The APU School of Foun­da­tion Stud­ies pro­vides a co­he­sive sup­port sys­tem con­sist­ing of ( among oth­ers) Pro­gramme Leader and Aca­demic Ad­min­is­tra­tors to as­sist on aca­demic mat­ters; a per­sonal coun­sel­lor who is avail­able to as­sist in non- aca­demic mat­ters and stu­dent am­bas­sadors.

Upon com­ple­tion of the APU Foun­da­tion Pro­gramme, stu­dents may pur­sue one of sev­eral de­gree pro­grammes at APU or ap­ply to trans­fer to part­ner univer­si­ties over­seas.

APU Dual De­gree Pro­gramme

APU of­fers a dual De­gree Pro­gramme through a unique col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ship with Stafford­shire Univer­sity, United King­dom, through which Stafford­shire ac­cred­its un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes that are de­signed and de­liv­ered by APU. On com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, stu­dents will be awarded two un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree cer­tifi­cates and tran­scripts – one from APU and one from Stafford­shire Univer­sity.

Pro­fes­sional yet fun en­vi­ron­ment

APU’s unique prac­tice with “pro­fes­sional dress code” is per­haps one of the rea­sons its stu­dents ap­pear con­fi­dent and com­fort­able in a cor­po­rate set­ting.

Pro­fes­sional be­hav­iour is em­bed­ded early, no ex­cep­tion to APU Foun­da­tion stu­dents. While many were ini­tially un­com­fort­able dressed in “of­fice wear”, many grad­u­ates have cred­ited the dress code ( among oth­ers) to the dis­ci­pline they have as em­ploy­ees or busi­ness own­ers. APU Foun­da­tion stu­dents dress in for­mal wear for classes, act­ing the part as pro­fes­sional and well- groomed learn­ers.

Apart from aca­demic pur­suits, APU Foun­da­tion stu­dents are highly en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in clubs, so­ci­eties and spe­cial­in­ter­est- groups ( SIGs) on cam­pus. The ac­tiv­i­ties range from sports com­pe­ti­tions, char­ity bazaars, cul­tural events, home­s­tays and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment to busi­ness ideas, soft­ware de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, as well as build­ing ro­bots or en­ergy ef­fi­cient ve­hi­cles.

Through their par­tic­i­pa­tion in clubs and so­ci­ety ac­tiv­i­ties, APU Foun­da­tion stu­dents de­velop in­ter­per­sonal and lead­er­ship skills.

Those in­ter­ested to have “work” ex­pe­ri­ence may ap­ply for part- time job on cam­pus af­ter com­plet­ing one full se­mes­ter of study.

Stu­dents seek­ing a flex­i­ble pro­gramme, as well as per­sonal and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment within an in­ter­na­tional, pro­fes­sional and yet fun- lov­ing en­vi­ron­ment are en­cour­aged to en­rol in the APU Pre- univer­sity Foun­da­tion stud­ies pro­gramme.

APU’s long term mis­sion and vi­sion is to pro­vide ac­cess to world- class education to a broad spec­trum of Malaysian stu­dents. APU also of­fers a wide range of merit schol­ar­ships. All SPM, STPM and UEC stu­dents who are el­i­gi­ble can ap­ply ac­cord­ingly.

APU also pro­vides East Malaysia Com­mu­nity Schol­ar­ships to SPM, STPM and UEC stu­dents from Sabah and Sarawak.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. apu. edu. my, e- mail info@ apu. edu. my, or con­tact stu­dent ser­vices at + 603 8996 1000 or hot­line 1300 888 278. Face­book: www. face­book. com/ apuni­ver­sity.

With an in­ter­na­tional stu­dent com­mu­nity from more than 100 coun­tries study­ing in the Malaysian cam­pus, APu of­fers a cos­mopoli­tan learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

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