Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
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# 271-280

Asian University Rankings
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63

Undergraduate programs
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23

Postgraduate programs
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5+

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Nurturing Professionals for Global Careers

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 transforming students into highly competent, employable and future-proof professionals. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of over 300 prestigious awards at local and international levels.


Malaysia’s Highest Rated Emerging Universities

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the latest SETARA Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating consecutively in the SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 as well as in the latest ratings announced on 18th Dec 2020. The SETARA ratings system measures the performance of teaching and learning in universities in Malaysia.


APU is a "Premier Digital Tech University" - MDEC

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Premier Digital Tech Universities and Preferred Digital Tech Polytechnics (PDTIs) are Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.

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.

Born out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.


"100% Employed by Graduation" - Graduate Tracer Study

According to the latest Annual Graduate Tracer Study by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 100% of APU graduates were employed by Graduation. This is not just a number, but a significant symbol of our success and pride in nurturing professionals for global careers. To date, over 50,000 alumni have embarked onto their careers worldwide.


APU emerges as the First and Only 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 institution must achieve five stars across all categories in addition to achieving minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS.  APU is amongst 19 universities worldwide to achieve this honour.

APU is ranked among the Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2022. APU is Ranked amongst Top 3 for International Students, Top 5 for Inbound Exchange and is amongst the Top 30 Universities for International Faculty. APU ranks among the Top 280 Universities in the QS World University Rankings – Asia 2022. 


APU - Rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for MULTICULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE*

(*Student Barometer Wave 2019 (International Students), ‘Studying with people from other cultures’)

With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 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.


Worldwide Recognition – Internationally & Locally Recognised Degrees

You work hard to obtain the Degree. We work hard to get you Worldwide Recognition.

The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships and Qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

Our degrees are widely recognized by international professional bodies as listed below:


Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Asia Pacific University (APU) is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). One of the world's first international university network, the ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. https://www.acu.ac.uk/.


ISO & SIRIM Certified

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 is certified to the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standards by SIRIM QAS International.


MSC Status Institution

The Scope of the certification covers core and support procedures and processes in the provision of programmes and services for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides, being awarded the MSC Malaysia status for Institutions of Higher Learning is a recognition and testimony of APU’s contribution to Malaysia’s Digital Economy through IT professionals with industry relevant and immediately employable skills upon graduation.

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

For more information about APU, visit: www.apu.edu.my.

Nurturing Professionals for Global Careers

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 transforming students into highly competent, employable and future-proof professionals. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of over 300 prestigious awards at local and international levels.


Malaysia’s Highest Rated Emerging Universities

APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the latest SETARA Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). APU has maintained this Excellent Rating consecutively in the SETARA 2011, 2013, 2017 as well as in the latest ratings announced on 18th Dec 2020. The SETARA ratings system measures the performance of teaching and learning in universities in Malaysia.


APU is a "Premier Digital Tech University" - MDEC

APU was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University status by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). APU is recognised for its commitment in offering top-notch digital technology courses and ensuring our highly-skilled graduates continue to flourish and fill future digital job demands locally and globally. Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Premier Digital Tech Universities and Preferred Digital Tech Polytechnics (PDTIs) are Malaysia’s leading digital tech-focused tertiary institutions. The PDTIs have a proven track record in producing high quality graduates for digital tech-based high value jobs, via cutting-edge research and education policies, strong industry linkages, and career development and placement services.

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.

Born out of a collaboration between MDEC, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and industry leaders, the PDTIs deliver end-to-end solutions to ensure that future graduates are propelled into becoming dynamic members of an innovation-driven and knowledge-powered Malaysia.


"100% Employed by Graduation" - Graduate Tracer Study

According to the latest Annual Graduate Tracer Study by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 100% of APU graduates were employed by Graduation. This is not just a number, but a significant symbol of our success and pride in nurturing professionals for global careers. To date, over 50,000 alumni have embarked onto their careers worldwide.


APU emerges as the First and Only 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 institution must achieve five stars across all categories in addition to achieving minimum highest benchmark score by QS STARS.  APU is amongst 19 universities worldwide to achieve this honour.

APU is ranked among the Top 10 Private Universities in the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2022. APU is Ranked amongst Top 3 for International Students, Top 5 for Inbound Exchange and is amongst the Top 30 Universities for International Faculty. APU ranks among the Top 280 Universities in the QS World University Rankings – Asia 2022. 


APU - Rated No. 1 in Asia and Malaysia for MULTICULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE*

(*Student Barometer Wave 2019 (International Students), ‘Studying with people from other cultures’)

With an international student community of more than 12,000 students from more than 130 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.


Worldwide Recognition – Internationally & Locally Recognised Degrees

You work hard to obtain the Degree. We work hard to get you Worldwide Recognition.

The Asia Pacific University has and always will, continue to develop and deliver its academic programmes through unique and well-established international partnerships and Qualifications gained from APU truly meet international quality standards.

Our degrees are widely recognized by international professional bodies as listed below:


Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Asia Pacific University (APU) is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). One of the world's first international university network, the ACU has more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. https://www.acu.ac.uk/.


ISO & SIRIM Certified

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 is certified to the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standards by SIRIM QAS International.


MSC Status Institution

The Scope of the certification covers core and support procedures and processes in the provision of programmes and services for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Besides, being awarded the MSC Malaysia status for Institutions of Higher Learning is a recognition and testimony of APU’s contribution to Malaysia’s Digital Economy through IT professionals with industry relevant and immediately employable skills upon graduation.

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

For more information about APU, visit: www.apu.edu.my.

University information

APU’s Iconic Campus – A Metropolitan Campus Designed for Interactivity

APU’s iconic campus is strategically located at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. 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.

The state-of-the-art APU campus houses world-class facilities that meet industry standards.


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Rankings & ratings

Asian University Rankings

  • 2021
    #301-350
  • 2022
    #271-280

Ranking criteria

9.5
Academic Reputation
15.1
Employer Reputation
38.5
Faculty Student Ratio
3.8
Papers per Faculty
1.2
Citations per Paper
98.1
International Faculty
100
International Students
1
Faculty Staff with PhD
1.1
International Research Network
100
Inbound Exchange
96.8
Outbound Exchange
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Available programs

The Bachelor (Hons) degree programmes at APU provide a range of disciplines in the areas of Computing & Technology, Business, Actuarial Studies, Banking & Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Design, Computer Games Development, International Relations, Psychology and Media. All programmes are conducted based on real world learning approaches and curriculum design that focus on enhancing your employability upon graduation.

In line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0, we at APU develop and execute our own IR4.0 Framework, through programmes that set Technology as a common core. The APU IR4.0 Framework  aims to future-proof the global workforce, in which graduates of this digital workforce are industry-ready, capable and are competent to remain competitive globally.

Areas of Studies:

The School of Postgraduate Studies at APU is an established school for postgraduate education.

The school has a strong presence in the industry and is an obvious choice among professionals seeking to enhance their career and lifelong learning opportunities from Masters to PHD. The school offers a variety of specialised programmes. Our programmes are very much industry driven and relevant ensuring that our graduates are global citizens and industry ready. Alumni of the school have progressed into a number of significant careers in leading multinational technology based companies.

In line with APU’s vision, the school aims to enhance lifelong learning opportunities by being a leading provider of high quality and innovative postgraduate education in computing, business and technology. The school also aims to be a contributor to research at the national and international level. This is emphasised by our mission to provide high quality and internationally recognised and benchmarked postgraduate education and to be recognised for innovative facilitation of graduate study and educational activities.

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