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Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI)
Technology Park Malaysia,
Bukit Jalil,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel : 603- 8996 1000
Fax : 603- 8996 1001
Website : http://www.ucti.edu.my

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Introduction

Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) is the University of the 21st Century. It is the ideal place to discover where technology and innovation come together and play a significant role in our everyday business and globally. Together with Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), UCTI continually wins awards for excellence in education, research and development, and the achievements of our students.

UCTI – AN AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY
UCTI & APIIT have won numerous awards at local, regional and international levels. These awards serve as acknowledgements of the achievements of UCTI & APIIT and our students, and reaffirm our standing as being among the leading technology institutions in Malaysia. Over the years, we have secured more than 35 awards at competitions such as: 
  • Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC - APICTA)
  • PIKOM – Computimes ICT Awards (Malaysian IT Association Awards)
  • HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards
  • E-Genting Programming Competition 
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup
  • Asia Student .Net Awards
  • Dare To Be Digital Programming Competition
  • Nokia Mobile Challenge Java Competition
  • Prime Minister’s Golden Hands Award
  • Asian Innovation Awards
  • MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition
  • NAPEI Excellence Award (National Association for Private Educational Institutes in Malaysia)
  • Ministry of Education Excellence Awards
  • Enterprise 50 Awards
  • Malaysia – Canada Business Council Awards



Course Outline

By offering a range of programmes in a multitude of areas, we understand technology as the practical application of science to solve problems, to make our lives better, easier and more enjoyable. Together with the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), UCTI offers internationally benchmarked undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various areas such as Computing, Engineering, Information Technology, Media, Technopreneurship, Tourism & Services Management, Business and Computer Games. We nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes of study, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways. But more importantly, we produce highly employable graduates who have skills to build exciting and rewarding careers.

UCTI's programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, and are designed according to specifications set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). APIIT is also an approved training centre of the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDC).

OUR QUALITY
Above all, achieving and maintaining internationally benchmarked quality standards have always been a key priority for both APIIT & UTCI. APIIT was the first private institution of its kind in Malaysia to achieve ISO 9000 certification, which was obtained in 1994, and its Quality Management System has been the model for systems developed by a number of other institutions. In 2004, APIIT also became the first and only institution in the region to achieve SEI-CMMI (Capability Maturity Model-Integrated) Level 3 certification for the development of its technology solutions and innovations, and is now moving towards Level 5 certification. 

All our programmes are internationally Quality Assured through strategic partnerships with University partners. This involves continuous review of teaching, learning and assessments activities so as to ensure comparable student experience and academic standards. This system of quality assurance is considered to be among the most comprehensive external QA systems practiced in Malaysia.

OUR PARTNER IN QUALITY - STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
Staffordshire University has over 17,000 students that make up a dynamic and vibrant community at their campuses in the United Kingdom. Over 5,000 students study Staffordshire University programmes overseas in China, Malaysia, Singapore, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Greece, Spain and France. 

Some facts about Staffordshire University are: 
  • Rated as the best new University by Computing employers - Staffordshire University has a better rating than Oxford University
  • A leader among English universities ahead of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in providing one of the best learning experiences for students in England (based on analysis of QAA Institutional Audit 2005)
  • Ranked in the top 3 in England based on an analysis by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Audit on Good Practice & Recommendations
  • Second longest established Computing Faculty in the world
  • Recognised for eight areas of 'good practice', placing the University among the very bes performers in the whole of UK's higher education sector
  • Offers some of the most innovative courses in the technology sector including broadcast media, computer games design, football technology and even animal biology
All of UCTI and APIIT's programmes are Quality Assured by Staffordshire University, who also awards the degrees. Our relationship with Staffordshire University is among the strongest and most successful foreign collaborations in Malaysia, and is particularly notable in our strong shared mission of producing highly employable graduates.



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INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION
Our Research & Development output has worldwide potential and is being adopted by several countries around the world. We are among the first private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia to receive R&D grants, and have received accolades and awards for several of our R&D innovations. Some of the innovative projects undertaken and completed successfully include: 
  • ScreenShield – Content-based pornography detection
  • iShield – Internet-based pornography detection
  • FileShield – File based pornography detection using thumb drives
  • iSMART – Scheduling & resource allocation and optimization engine
  • SIROX – Automatic signature recognition & verification technologies
  • Realistic Talking Head Models – Speech synthesis and realistic 3D modeling technology
  • Speech-Tutor – Interactive training aid for the hearing impaired
  • Bahasa Malaysia Interactive Learning Software – Text-to-speech synthesizer for the Malay language
  • Interactive Sign Language Generator – Teaching of basic sign language in Malay
  • C.A.R.P.E.T – Accurate license plate extraction & recognition technology
Some of the above innovations are already in varying stages of commercialization, and have been successfully taken into international marketplace all over the world.