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Standalone Course List

Standalone courses are part of longer AeU programmes, but is also offered as single course. You may wish to enrol for career development purposes or purely to enhance your knowledge in that course. These are offered in 2 ways:

  • Full Course
  • Audit Course

Full Course

  • Student will get course materials, able to attend tutorials and get access to online facilities.
  • Student will need to submit assignments and sit for exam.
  • Student will get grades and earn credits – can redeem the credit and get a certificate if have satisfied programme requirements, completed the exam with acceptable grades.

Audit Course

  • Student will get course materials, able to attend tutorials and get access to online facilities.
  • Student do not need to submit assignments and sit for exam.
  • Student do not get grades / credits and will only receive a Certificate of Attendance.

How to Apply

  • Those interested to register for the Standalone must complete the application form (hardcopy / online), submit a certified true copy of IC / Passport and pay the relevant fees. Application for admission should be made to the Admissions & Records Unit, Registry Department, Asia e University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Students may register for a maximum of 3 courses in any semester.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from the Standalone course will not be eligible to receive a refund.

MICROECONOMICS (MEC208)

This subject exposes to student to the main economic problem, and consumer behavior in the context of the price system. The second part deals with the different market structures whereby students will understand the behavior of firms in terms of pricing and output decision. The subject concludes with a discussion of the labor market.

INTERNAL BUSINESS (MIB610)

This subject discusses the overall global environment (macro level) impacting on businesses and the strategies used by companies around the globe in encountering the situation and dynamic change faced. Discussion also includes topics like industry analysis, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation.

ENTREPREURSHIP AND INNOVATION (MEI635)

The success of any business venture is strongly depending on the entrepreneurial values, character, motivation, skills and business network of the entrepreneurs. This subject focuses on developing the entrepreneurial values and business competence required when engaging in any business venture. This subject covers relevant topics: Developing Entrepreneurial Value and Character, Analyzing Business Opportunity, Managing Resources, Developing Work Team,  Preparing Viable Business Plan, Formulating and Implementing Business Strategies and Control, Business Financing.

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (MEC605)

This subject provides understanding of the microeconomics and macroeconomics environment which affect business decision making by managers. For the micro section, it discusses a number of basic models of the firm and examines some of the criticisms of the model and offer alternatives in its place. Then it focuses on factors influencing firm’s supply and demand and price, various elastic ties and market structures in which the firm is operating. And for the macro section, attention is given to the determination of national income, inflation and unemployment, theory and practice of government fiscal and monetary policy affecting firm’s decision making.

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (MOB601)

This subject will expose students to the systems approach to Organisational Behavior (OB) as a whole.  Its structure emphasizes on the scope of theory, research and practice on OB, organisational culture and ethics, international OB, individual behavior, social perception and attributions, motivation, job performance and rewards, behavior modification and self-management, individual and group decision making, group dynamics, teams and teamwork; and managing conflict and negotiation, work design, culture and change.

MARKETING MANAGEMENT (MKM607)

Due to the changing environment, firms now are increasingly recognizing the importance of developing intelligence and strategic insights about market and consumers.  This subject focuses on formatting and implementing marketing management strategies and policies, a task undertaken in most companies at the strategic business unit level.  Topics covered include corporate business strategies, marketing management process, SWOT analysis, consumer behavior, developing strategic marketing programme, e-marketing and marketing communications.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (MHS611)

This subject helps participants understand the concept and knowledge on managing human resources and its application in organization.  Areas of focus include an overview of human resource environment and challenges faced by organization, managing work flows and job analysis, legal aspect of HR in Malaysia, human resource planning and recruitment, selection and testing process, training and development, managing organizational renewal, appraising and improving performance, managing compensation and incentives, occupational safety and health at workplace and employee relations.

QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND DECISION ANALYSIS (MQM602)

This subject is designed to express organizational problems in mathematical terms in order to provide logical information for management decisions. Topics discussed include linear programming, decision theory, network and logistics modeling, operations models, forecasting and multi-criteria models.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (MOM604)

The students would understand the basic concepts of operation management. More specifically, the students should understand the important role played by the production/operation function in a business and its relation to the other functional areas. The students should be able to analyze operations decision situations using the relevant techniques.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION (MCC604)

This subject examines the managerial role in corporate communications practice.  Students increase their understanding of key dimensions in corporate communications, including marketing, professional ethics, concepts of excellence, strategic planning, media relations, corporate responsibilities, corporate identities, brand management, crisis management and the application of new media in managing corporate communication.  A variety of teaching/learning approaches - case studies, team projects, student presentations, readings, and lectures - are used to enhance understanding and increase student responsibility for learning. Using case studies the program explores: best practices in corporate communications planning and strategy, media relations, E-communication, brand management, corporate and social responsibilities and current trends.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION (EAH612)

This subjects introduces students to basic principles of measurement and evaluation with the aim of providing knowledge and skills in educational assessment. Emphasis is on teacher-made tests, essay and various types of objective tests as well as the use of projects and practicals appropriate to the situation. Also discussed is the measurement of cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes and the issue of academic honesty. Finally, the subject discusses the analysis and reporting of data to students and a look ahead to recent emerging trends in assessment.

NATURE OF STUDENT LEARNING (ELC612)

Students are introduced to a broad range of learning theories, including behaviourist, social cognitive, cognitive and developmental. Complex learning and cognition, including metacognition, transfer and social processes in knowledge construction are also covered. With the increasing number of students entering higher education, there is need to understand how students learn and what contributes to their success. Most of the learning of academic subjects is facilitated by reading. Hence, the course also focuses on understanding techniques that can enhance reading comprehension.

CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD613)

Educators are often faced with the task of conceptualising and developing different types of curriculum for various levels of education. An understanding of the development process would be useful for those involved in such activities. The course explores the various definitions of curriculum, followed by discussion on how philosophical beliefs, psychological perspectives, societal demands and the legacy of history impacts the curriculum. Next, the curriculum development process is discussed with particular emphasis on curriculum planning, curriculum design, curriculum implementation and curriculum evaluation. Finally, the course focuses on the issues and future trends in curriculum development in the context of today’s dynamic society.

RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION (ERM621)

Understanding of research methods in education is essential to enable educators to conduct research in the classroom. Discussion focuses on experimental research methodologies, the survey method and correlational methodologies. Various kinds of experimental research designs are introduced together with the procedure for conducting a survey. The design and development of instruments and issues relating to reliability and validity are discussed.  The research process is discussed in detail which includes identification of the research problem, how to do a literature review, sampling techniques and ethics involved in educational research. In the final part of the course, the writing of the research report is discussed.

COMPUTER COMMUNICATION & NETWORK (CCN413)

This subject starts by simply identifying different type of transmission media and theory for high speed communication. It is followed by description of various functions associated with interface units to achieve reliable data transmission. This includes data errors detection and their linking to data link protocol. Relations between reliable data transfer when physically connected are also discussed. Different types of computer network are described together with operation on interface circuit associated with each type of network and their related communication. It also describes additional protocols to achieve specific distributed application function. When discussing the various protocols that are used, therefore, in addition to describing in qualitative method, a methodology can be adopted to gain understanding of how protocols cooperate and communicate together to achieve overall communication functions.

COMPUTER FORENSICS (CCF201)

Increasingly today computers are being used to conduct crimes due to the growth of the Internet and the proliferation of computer usage worldwide. This has created a need for computer forensics to investigate situations where computers have been used to commit crimes, or to identify where computer usage is not meeting corporate acceptable use policies. With the unprecedented growth of the internet, security has become a major issue for business. This has led to Internet security to be the fastest growing segment within ICT.

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT (CSM660)

Security management entails the identification of an organization's information assets and the development, documentation, and implementation of policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines. Management tools such as data classification and risk assessment/analysis are used to identify threats, classify assets, and to rate system vulnerabilities so that effective controls can be implemented.

SYSTEM ANALYSIS, DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (CAD630)

This subject introduces students to the methods for information system development used for organization. Techniques and processes for effective development of information systems will be discussed and explored. Emphasis will be also given on development and management of database systems.

LINUX SYSTEM & NETWORK ADMINISTRATION (CLA605)

This subject is intended to produce professional network and system administrators that can be able to plan, deploy, configure and operate Linux operating system for server side administration. Students will be exposed to installation, configuration and administration of Linux system according to appropriate systems, and optimise services and security for end users in an organization.

RESEARCH METHOLOGY (UCS601)

The aim of the course is to provide with a foundation on the principles and practices of educational research and its application. It shall assist student to understand of research methods in education is essential to enable educators to conduct research. Discussion focuses on experimental research methodologies, the survey method and correlational methodologies. Various kinds of experimental research designs are introduced together with the procedure for conducting a survey. The design and development of instruments and relating to reliability and validity are discussed.  The research process is discussed in detail which includes identification of the research problem, how to do a literature review, sampling techniques and ethics involved in research. In the final part of the subject, the writing of the research report is discussed.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (UCS602)

The course introduces students to the methods and techniques of multivariate analysis of data.The course focuses on advanced statistical tools for quantitative research. While there are many multivariate techniques of analysing data, only the commonly used ones are discussed. Emphasis is more on an application-oriented approach to multivariate analysis addressing a conceptual understanding of various statistical procedures without having to delve into the mathematics of the tools. This is facilitated by familiarising students with statistical packages such as SPSS and SAS. Each of the statistical procedures is examined is relation to the rationale for using them, the assumptions for using them, the process of using each tool and the interpretation of the analysis.

QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS (UCS 603)

The aim of the course is to provide with a foundation on the principles and practices of educational research and its application in the design of a study, and assist the candidates finish their programme on-time. The term 'qualitative research' is used to cover a wide range of approaches and methods. Although there is still some debate, the general consensus is that qualitative research is a naturalistic, interpretative approach concerned with understanding the meanings which people attach to actions, decisions, beliefs, values etc. within their social world. The subject examines the differences between qualitative and quantitative research and the different genres of qualitative research; such as ethnography, case study, phenomenology, philosophical inquiry and grounded theory. Focus is on how to conduct research using observations and in-depth interviews. The issue of validity and reliability is approached from the perspective of qualitative research.