Asia Pacific University

Asia Pacific University APU

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jalan Teknologi 5, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About Asia Pacific University

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation is considered one of the leading private universities in Malaysia and is part of the APIIT Education Group, which is one of the largest educational groups in the country. The university offers its students an effective blend of technology, innovation, and creativity, aiming to produce professionals who take on various jobs and roles and actively contribute to society.

Asia Pacific University (APU) has around 12,000 students from more than 130 countries worldwide, studying in a wide range of programs including technology, engineering, business management, accounting, and finance disciplines.

The Malaysian Asia Pacific University is located in the Bukit Jalil area, 13 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur city center and a 14-minute drive away. The Seri Petaling metro station is nearby, providing students with easy mobility within the city. Carrefour, one of the largest shopping centers in Malaysia, is located 5 kilometers from the university in the Seri Petaling area. The university also has two campuses outside Malaysia, in India and Sri Lanka.

The university owns the Asia Pacific Language Centre (APLC), which is among a few prominent language centers in Malaysia. The center offers high-quality English language courses and plays a significant role in preparing students to achieve an advanced level of language proficiency for academic excellence at Asia Pacific University. It is also an accredited center by the British Council for administering the IELTS test.

University name in English: Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Malaysian name of the university: Universiti Teknologi dan Inovasi Asia Pasifik

The official abbreviation of the university: APU or Apiit

University type: Private

Date of establishment: 1993

Asia Pacific University Achievements

Asia Pacific University (APU) has gained widespread fame as an award-winning university, receiving numerous awards and accolades in recognition of its achievements on both the local and global levels. Examples of the awards and honors the university has received include:

  • APU received the Premier Digital Tech University award from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for its commitment to offering top-tier digital technology courses and ensuring the continued graduation of highly skilled individuals. This award was given to the university in 2017 by the Malaysian Minister of Higher Education.
  • Received a 5-star rating at the SETARA 2017 exhibition by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
  • Achieved an outstanding 6-star rating by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
  • Received a high ranking from QS Stars in 2017, a rating that assesses universities’ achievements worldwide based on their capabilities and features, from the employment rates of graduates to educational and sports facilities and community engagement.
  • The first Malaysian university to receive a +5 star rating from QS, it is also among the first 20 universities globally to achieve this rating.
  • Ranked among the top 10 private universities in the QS ranking of Asian universities for 2021.
  • Ranked as the number one university in Malaysia and Asia for providing students with a multicultural learning experience.

Technology and Innovation Center (CTI)

It is one of the most important leading centers in software development in Malaysia. It consists of an international team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and business experts who have won both global and local awards. The center serves as the research and innovation mechanism on which Asia Pacific University relies, providing the technological means necessary for working at high levels of efficiency and effectively offering courses. In addition to practical training for students to prepare them for the job market. The center also works on using the best practices in analyzing business processes and global technological expertise to provide innovative, high-quality software.


The university has established a new campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, which includes many colleges: the Business School, the Computing College, the Engineering and Technology College, the Graduate Studies College, and diploma programs.

The Asia Pacific University campus also encompasses various technological and technical facilities that students need to excel and distinguish. It has been equipped to enable every student to gain the maximum benefit from their study experience at APU. It includes:

  • Lecture Halls and Classrooms: All lecture halls are equipped with high audiovisual and technological facilities.
  • Library: Serves as a comprehensive gateway to a rich collection of books, magazines, and student projects, supporting learning and research for all students and staff. Students at the university can access digital libraries online.
  • Engineering Labs: The university has fully equipped labs with electronic and digital equipment, including robots, PLC devices, and mechanical equipment. Also, IT labs designed for working on technical projects, multimedia production, software, and internet programming.
  • Computer Labs: Designed to enable students to learn and understand the latest computer technologies.
  • Green Screen Studio: Meets the media production needs of the School of Media, Arts, and Design (SoMAD), related to broadcasting, advertising, and post-production. The studio includes a range of professional equipment, such as Canon DSLR cameras, Sony XDCAM video cameras, and the latest lighting systems. A corner of the studio is dedicated to displaying student projects and exchanging experiences among students.
  • APU’s Cybersecurity Talent Zone: A clear example of the university’s collaboration with leading industrial institutions to train students on the latest technologies. This area includes a fully functional Security Operations Center (SOC) that allows students to gain practical experience in cybersecurity (information security), where students actively analyze incidents of cyber-attacks and plan reverse defenses against cyber threats. It is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
  • In addition to the above, the campus includes student housing, a cafeteria, a grocery and food shop, a fully equipped medical clinic, and a number of sports facilities such as a gym and sports courts.

Advantages of Studying at Asia Pacific University

  • It is among the leading institutions in the field of digital technology in Malaysia.
  • Asia Pacific University is distinguished by the development of the disciplines it offers, from engineering and technological specialties developed in line with the strategies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) globally, as well as offering many distinguished specialties such as business management, accounting, artistic specialties, in addition to a psychology specialty designed to combine psychology and technology.
  • Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), one of the world’s first international university networks comprising more than 500 educational institutions in over 50 countries.
  • Bachelor’s students at APU can obtain two graduation certificates: a certificate from Asia Pacific University Malaysia (APU) and a certificate from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom (DMU), without the need for additional periods or study programs.
  • Engineering programs at Asia Pacific University are internationally recognized in many countries in Asia, the United States, Canada, Australia, and several European countries by the Washington Accord.
  • Accounting and finance students can obtain many accredited certifications in accounting, such as ACCA and CPA.
  • Has a distinguished record in graduating outstanding students who secure high-value jobs, especially in the field of digital technology, and is known for the high employment rate of its graduates.
  • Has strong partnerships with leading industrial and technological companies, enabling students to get exceptional training and work opportunities. Examples of these companies include DELL, HP, HSBC, Microsoft, and many more.
  • Provides a true international community and a global educational environment that prepares students well to face the practical challenges that await them.
  • Aims to nurture and encourage innovation through its educational programs that follow the latest research and education policies.
  • Continues to develop and offer its academic programs according to international quality standards.
  • Provides wireless internet throughout the campus so students can learn anywhere and anytime.
  • Includes a Robotics Engineering Center, allowing students to participate in advanced research work that takes place in international competitions in this field.
  • Offers student exchanges with partner universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South America.
  • Focuses on providing recreational, cultural, and social student activities, including sports clubs and international student communities, with about 11,000 students.

OK TAMAM recommends studying technical, programming, and artificial intelligence specialties at Asia Pacific University (APU) as the university excels in teaching these disciplines, due to its contracts with major companies such as Microsoft, Google, and others.

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