Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology

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The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (abbreviated as APIIT) (Urdu: ایشیا پیسیفک انسٹیٹیوٹ آف انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی‎) is an educational organisation specializing in providing education and training programs in computing and information technology. Founded by Datuk Dr Parmjit Singh and based originally in Malaysia, APIIT has since established other centers in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. The institute works in collaboration with selected universities in the United Kingdom and has produced more than 14,000 graduates.

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology
ایشیا پیسیفک انسٹیٹیوٹ آف انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی
MottoIT Training For Professionals By Professionals
AffiliationAsia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
CampusTechnology Park Malaysia (TPM)


Asia Pacific IIT was founded in 1993 as part of an initiative by the Malaysian Government to address the shortage of IT Professionals in the country. The newly formed Institute was based in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur and offered Diploma courses in computing and IT.

In the following year, co-operative links were established with Monash University in Australia, leading to the launch of a twinning program in 1995 for Bachelor's degrees. This was followed in 1996 by a twinning relationship with Staffordshire University in UK for master's degree courses.

Expansion led to the opening of the Kuala Lumpur city campus in 1997, followed by campuses in Karachi, Pakistan (1998), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2000), Lahore, Pakistan (2000), Panipat, India (2001) and Perth, Australia (2004). In 2003 the Malaysian campus moved to new premises at Technology Park Malaysia, where it is now known as APIIT TPM.

The curriculum has since developed, with the institution recognize as SUN and Microsoft authorized training center in 1998, a SAP University Alliance Partner in 1999 and a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center in 2001. APIIT gained University College status in 2004.

Programs and coursesEdit

Courses are run at four levels: foundation, diploma, degree and postgraduate.[1] It also offers English courses at their English Language Center for international and local students[2] Students interested in engineering courses offered by APIIT can apply to its B.Tech course through NAT 2016 online exam that will be conducted on 3 June 2016.[needs update][3]

Foundation program (Pre-university)Edit

The one-year foundation program caters for student who have completed Form 5 studies and prepares them to move into a degree course.

Diploma programsEdit

  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering
  • Diploma in Business with IT

Staffordshire University degreeEdit

  • BSc (Hons) in Computing with specialisms in:
    • Computing
    • Web Development
    • Multimedia Computing
    • Software Engineering
    • Mobile Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Knowledge Management
    • Computer Security
    • Biometrics
    • Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Computing with specialisms in:
    • Business Computing
    • Management
    • E-Marketing
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in E-Commerce
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering

Postgraduate programsEdit

Seven MSc programs are run: in "Software Engineering", "Technology Management", "Information Technology Management", "Multimedia Applications Management", "Electronic Commerce", "Mobile Computer Systems" and "Computing".

APU TPM, MalaysiaEdit

The Malaysia campus situated (at 03°02′54″N 101°41′33″E / 3.04833°N 101.69250°E / 3.04833; 101.69250) is a purpose-built complex in Technology Park Malaysia, about 20 km south of Kuala Lumpur center, close to the suburb of Bukit Jalil and National Sports Complex.


The basic building for classes houses lecture rooms, auditoria, a multi-purpose hall, offices, discussion rooms, social space, cafeteria, library, computer labs and research and development facilities. The library affords access to eJournals and databases, some by arrangement with Staffordshire University. The cafeteria cater to both APIIT students and employees from other companies within the vicinity of Technology Park Malaysia.

Student accommodation is available locally in Vista Komanwel Condominiums, Fortune Park apartments and Endah Promenade Condomoniums. Shuttle bus service operates between the accommodation and campus. Initiative students may also go for alternatives by renting an apartment themselves, which saves them more money during their study period. 7-Eleven located in Arena Green apartments provide a posting board about apartment and car-park rentals, with a usual price range from RM700 – RM850 per unit depending on facilities provided by the unit's tenant.

New campusEdit

APIIT has laid plans to build a new campus in Technology Park Malaysia by the end of 2014 which have been said to be completed since 2011. Due to delays, the new campus was completed in March 2017.[4]

Transport linksEdit

The campus is situated close to Bukit Jalil LRT station for electric-trains to various parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. It has excellent road links, by being situated close to the main PLUS North–South Expressway, KESAS Shah Alam Expressway and LDP Puchong–Sungai Besi Highway.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Archived 28 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "English Language Study". Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "APIIT NAT 2016 Exam Date".
  4. ^ "UCTI's New Campus Development@TPM". Archived from the original on 20 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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