Diploma in International Studies

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Study mode
2 years
June July September November
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About this course

The Diploma in International Studies is designed to:

  • provide a programme that covers the academic aspect as well as the vocational aspects of International Studies
  • prepare students for careers in the International Studies environment.
  • provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic outlook in International Studies
  • provide students with critical,  independent and cooperative learning skills so as to facilitate their response to continuous future international change.
  • develop students' intellectual skills, communications ability and team working capability.
  • provide students with opportunities for progression into Degree Programmes of international standard in relevant areas.

Entry Requirements

  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at SPM and a minimum of pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • An overall credit pass in 3 subjects at O-Levels/GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APIIT accepts as equivalent to the above


Semester 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Managing Business
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Practical IT Skills

Semester 2

  • Professional Communications
  • Academic Research Skills
  • Global Business Trends
  • Journalism and Society

Semester 3

  • Sustainable Lifestyle and Communities
  • Issues in World Politics
  • International Relations
  • Critical International Film Studies

Semester 4

  • Debating the Past
  • Modern Political Ideas
  • Philosophy Life and Existence
  • Environment Issues and Case Studies 1
  • Industrial Design: History and Context

Semester 5

  • Local & Global Perspectives in History
  • War, Peace and Cooperation
  • Cinema Film Analysis
  • Environment Issues & Case Studies 2
  • Industrial Design: Style and Substance

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