Step closer to your dream career
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.