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Which are the Best Courses to Study in Malaysia after SPM or IGCSE / O-Levels?

Top Ten List of Best Courses to Study in Malaysia after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM, A-Levels or Pre-University

I have grouped all the courses that are popular and have job demand in Malaysia into 10 main areas of study. Some courses have higher job demand and salary than others. You have to choose based on your list of criteria of what’s important to you. This list of top ten of the best courses to study in Malaysia makes it easier for students to narrow down to which area that you are interested in and would best suit you.

Choosing a course to study is a process in finding out who you are, what you are good at and its job prospects. An experienced & knowledgeable Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course. Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, I do the research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that I can advise students based on facts and evidence. Furthermore, in my 20-year career, I have counselled thousands of students to choose their course and career, and many have already graduated and found the career of their dreams.

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The Top Ten List of Best Courses to Study in Malaysia

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. I obtained a scholarship & have graduated from a top ranked UK University. Lucas, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Law Degree from Queens University Belfast
EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. I obtained a scholarship & have graduated from a top ranked UK University.
Lucas, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Law Degree from Queens University Belfast

Choosing the right course to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

With the wide variety of courses available to a student, the time can be a confusing one if not guided properly by an experienced and knowledgeable education counsellor.

It can be confusing for students to choose the right major for their undergraduate degree studies in Malaysia. Preparations should have been made even before this time but fear not it is still not too late if you have not decided on a career path. It is important for you to research carefully the career that you intend to pursue.

Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence. Students need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Below is a list of Top 10 Courses that students can consider studying in Malaysia. Some of them have very high job demand and salary, while others not so much. There are many factors in choosing a course such as your interest & skills, your academic results, the budget for your studies, job demand, salary, and more.

The list would serve as a guide in your decision-making.

  1. Best Computer Science, Computing & Information Technology (IT) Courses to Study in Malaysia
Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)
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Best Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Business Management Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Engineering & Built Environment Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Mass Communication Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Art and Design Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Health Science Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Applied Science Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Humanities & Social Science Courses to Study in Malaysia

Best Course Choices for Science Stream Students in Malaysia

  1. Engineering & Built Environment
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Telecommunication Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechatronic Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Geology
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Construction Project Management
    • Interior Architecture
    • Architecture
  2. Health Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Optometry
    • Pharmacy
    • Nursing
  3. Applied Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Food Science
    • Aquatic Science
    • Nutrition

Best Course Choices for Arts Stream Students in Malaysia

Note that Science stream students from SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Levels or A-Levels can choose to study science or arts courses. Arts students cannot study science course except for engineering if they meet the requirements.

First, EduSpiral took me around to a few universities and advised me on which course that would suit me. Finally, after deciding, EduSpiral met up with me and my Dad to help me to register.
Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor’s University

Computing

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Communications Technology
  • Networking
  • Database Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Systems Security
  • Forensic Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Computer Games Development or Games Design
  • Intelligent Systems

Mass Communication

  • Branding & Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Communications
  • Events Management
  • Social Media Marketing

Business

  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • eBusiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management

Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies

  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking, Finance
  • Finance & Investment
  • Banking & Finance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Law
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English & Communication
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Psychology

Arts and Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Entertainment Arts

Hospitality & Culinary Arts

  • Hotel Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Tourism Management
  • Events Management

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Ask a Knowledgeable & Experienced Education Consultant to Help you Make the Right Choice

Choosing a course to study is not a science, it is a process

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university
Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

in finding out who you are and what you are good at. An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course.

Students should discuss their future choices with knowledgeable and experienced education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise?

Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.

Talking to an experienced education advisor would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 20 years experience in counseling students.

Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

Useful article for you – Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

What do I want to do for my career?

"I was confused and had some questions. EduSpiral met up with me and my mum to explain more about the course and helped me choose the right course."
“I was confused and had some questions. EduSpiral met up with me and my mum to explain more about the course and helped me choose the right course.”
Gary, Accounting Graduate from University of Wollongong Malaysia (UOWM) KDU

You may have a clear idea of what you want to do for a career which makes choosing a course to study easier, particularly if you want to become a doctor or lawyer. You can search our articles section to see if we’ve already written about your dream graduate career and how you can achieve this.

When making a decision about your career, it is important to take into consideration the average salary. Starting salaries in Malaysia is about RM2800 to RM3000 for most careers while starting salaries in Singapore is about SGD2714.

Although starting salaries is generally the same level for everyone, what you do in the following years of your job will determine how much higher you would get.

Sometimes, the course that you are interested in may not have a high job demand or salary in Malaysia, hence, you have to weigh the cost of taking that course. You have to balance between passion and money.

If you come from a rich family then I guess you have no worries and can go for your passion but if you’re like general population, then you have to consider carefully the future salary of the course that you intend to take.

Many students forget that when they grow older, most will get married and start a family. In addition, you will need to care for your parents when they get old. All these will need money.

Therefore, it is also important to choose the right university that would equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to move up in your career.

Many students make the mistake of choosing the cheapest university for their studies and then later realise that they cannot get the promotion or salary increment because they did not get the skills needed.

English is one of these skills that most students do not take seriously about its importance for promotion and salary increments in future jobs. Think about it, if you are unable to write a report or email in proper English or do a presentation smoothly, how would you be able to become a manager or CEO eventually?

These articles may change your life! – Top 10 Degree Courses in Malaysia with Highest Starting Salaries or List of Top Ranking Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Help! I don’t know what course to choose to study at university- what do I do?

EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. And now I have graduated from a top ranked UK University in Malaysia Dexter Leong, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Degree from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
EduSpiral advised & helped me choose the best college for A-Levels. And now I have graduated from a top ranked UK University in Malaysia
Dexter Leong, A-Levels at HELP Academy & Degree from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

It is important to choose the right course to study – you don’t want to waste your time and money on a Course you don’t want to do (or end up dropping out of). To help you decide which course is right for you, make a list of courses that are of interest to you.

Is it a subject you have already studied? For example, maybe you loved the English subject and you read novels for pleasure in your own time. You can consider Teaching English as a Second Language, journalism or Mass Communication. In addition, you don’t have to do a journalism degree to become a journalist – many degrees are considered!

Maybe you’ve always been interested in computers and the internet at home, and enjoyed maths at school, so are considering a degree in computer science, a course subject you probably won’t have studied before.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration.

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Culinary Arts Graduate from KDU University College

Looking at your results in SPM, UEC or O-Levels could help you to decide which course you would be good at. If you are good in Maths & Physics then you can consider Engineering courses. Having good results in Chemistry, Biology & Maths, you can think of a career in Food Science, Pharmacy or Medicine.

Talking to an experienced education advisor would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Many students make the mistake of just listening to advise without verifying whether the information given is true or not. In addition, just because you have heard or seen a lot of advertisements by a particular university, doesn’t mean that it is the best in that course.

You should also ask yourself if you would still be interested in that subject for a further three or four years – enough to motivate yourself to work and research independently? Remember, you are going to work in this career for the next 50 years after graduation, therefore, you should have a high interest in the course.

The course that you choose should also have a job demand for you after you graduate. Choosing a course that you are passionate about without job demand and you may end up being jobless. Look for statistics and research to support whether there is a job demand for your future career in Malaysia or overseas.

Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence.

Now why would you want to talk to EduSpiral Consultant Services when you can contact the private universities directly? Well, EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students.

Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at. We have worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

What am I good at? What am I not good at?

I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged for me and my mother for a campus tour & helped me find a college that had excellent facilities that I could afford. Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts Graduate from YTL International College of Hotel Management
I contacted EduSpiral to find an affordable college for culinary arts. He arranged for me and my mother for a campus tour & helped me find a college that had excellent facilities that I could afford.
Fu Wei, Diploma in Culinary Arts Graduate from YTL International College of Hotel Management

An undergraduate degree course in Malaysia lasts three to five years – that’s a long time to spend studying something which you don’t enjoy, especially at a more intense level! First of all ask yourself what you have enjoyed studying at secondary school in Malaysia.

Your SPM or O-Level results will show what you are actually good at. Having good results in Maths, you can consider Actuarial Science, Accounting, Computing or Finance courses.

Certain courses have compulsory subject requirements to enter into them such as the science subjects for Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, etc or Maths & Physics for Engineering courses. If your results are good in these subjects then you can consider them.

Having narrowed down to these courses, you can go for the Foundation in Arts for 1 year before really choosing which one to study for your degree.

Alternatively you can also think about subjects you definitely don’t want to study at university level and which you can’t wait to say goodbye to. Crossing these off will make your list of options smaller and less overwhelming.

Your parents and friends would also be able to give you an idea of what you are good at. Looking at your hobbies and interests would help to narrow down the list. Your hobby in drawing could open the possibility of choosing design courses.

Top Degree Courses with High Salaries in Malaysia

Choose the Right Course in Malaysia that has High Salary for a Better Future

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One question on the minds of university students in Malaysia is this: What degree is going to provide me with the very best opportunity to become rich? Many of us come from families that are just middle income and we dream to be rich one day. The aim of getting an education is so that we can secure a good job that has demand with a high salary.

As many as 107,000 unemployed graduates were recorded in the first four months of 2016 that occurred due to low academic qualifications, not enough interest in the job offered in addition to a mismatch the field of study at the university.  Therefore, don’t be one of the 107,000 unemployed graduates that made the wrong choice in their course.

Which degree should you study to get rich quick? If you want to be earning a lot of money within five years of graduating, what degree should you choose? At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we research to find factual information such as salary reports and job demand statistics so that we can advise our students properly in order to make the right choice. We don’t bribe students with special discounts or money, scholarships, free tickets or toys to get students to register at universities. We believe in taking the time and effort to properly guide you with my years of experience and based on facts and evidence to make this very important decision in choosing the right course as it will change your future forever.

After SPM or O-Levels, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university.

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Will your degree make you a lot of money?

Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)
I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

The aim of education is to get a good job with high salary so that you can take care of your family and maintain the lifestyle that you want. It is the dream of most people to become rich, but while everyone is dreaming, only a few have the discipline and courage to act on those dreams to make them become a reality.

Therefore, putting in the effort now, through choosing the right course, will pay off in the long run and is the best approach to fast-tracking your wealth. Now, you may ask, how can choosing the right course make me rich?

Malaysian students are exposed to the internet and to the jobs from overseas countries such as the USA or UK. Many don’t realise that some of these courses are not in demand in Malaysia or may not command a high salary. A lot of students after SPM or O-Levels just blindly follow their friends to the university taking any course as long as they can be with their friends.

Some students choose the course based on the advise of their parents, relatives or friends. Some of their advise could be valuable but some are simply just not based on facts or evidence of good career prospects. Students must check the advise given by so called agents & counsellors, and their friends and relatives to make sure what they said is true and supported by facts and evidence.

Of course, just choosing the course doesn’t mean that you will get rich automatically. Choosing the right course is just the first step in the right direction of achieving a life with stable or high income. In addition, the university that you study that course at also plays an important part in helping you to gain the knowledge and skills to perform well in your career and earn a high income.

To find out if the course that you are choosing has a good job potential and salary in the future, please contact me at 01111408838 for free advise.

If you want to be rewarded for all the hard work you’ve put in during your university studies and you have a strong interest in finance, technology or engineering, you’re in luck! Graduates in these fields tend to earn the highest, both right after graduation and years down the line. Here are some of the top degree courses in Malaysia that have a high salary.

Information Technology & Computer Science

EduSpiral picked me up from KL Sentral to tour the campus & provided counseling to help me make the right choice.
EduSpiral picked me up from KL Sentral to tour the campus & provided counseling to help me make the right choice.
Qi Leem, Software Engineering Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

The whole world is moving very fast in the area of technology and many jobs done by humans have been or will be replaced by robots and computers. Therefore, it makes sense to choose to study Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering as the future potential for these careers are very good and the salaries are high and keep on increasing each year.

The National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Association of Malaysia (Pikom) expects the overall average monthly salary of ICT professionals this year to rise 5.4% to RM9,389 from RM8,908 in 2017.

Research Committee chair Woon Tai Hai said among the five main categories of positions — namely fresh graduates, junior executives, senior executives, managers and senior managers — the expected rise in senior managers’ salary for 2018 is 5.9% followed by managers at 5.7%.

According to PIKOM Salary Report 2018 the average monthly starting salary for an ICT Professional in Malaysia is RM3,094 and a Senior Manager (more than 10 years of experience) commands an average of RM20,277 a month.

Engineering

Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Aun Jie, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

If you want to be rich, you can study engineering! 22% of the world’s top 100 billionaires studied engineering in some form or another.

  • Carlos Slim, once the world’s richest men, studied civil engineering and has a worth of $55 billion.
  • Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and is worth $72.8 billion.
  • Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google, got his bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Computer Science. Page is currently worth $40.7 billion.

Students who want to make money as quickly as possible should study engineering in Malaysia. According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report, Engineers (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic) can earn from RM76,000 to RM101,000 a year

Moreover, 30% of the CEOs in Malaysia’s 50 largest companies posses a basic engineering degree. Engineers and technical minded individuals tend to have a certain advantage because they are very structured and solutions-based.

Malaysia needs at least 200,000 engineers by 2020 in order to attain the status of a developed nation. Currently, according to BEM there are 11010 Professional Engineers and 81771 Graduate Engineers in Malaysia. Malaysia needs around 275,000 and 300,000 engineers in 5 and 10 years respectively.

Fintech (Financial Technology)

Foundation in Business into Finance at Taylor's University
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Chun Tim, Foundation in Business into Finance at Taylor’s University

The Malaysian finance technology (Fintech) market grew steadily over 2017 and we expect this growth to continue throughout 2018, driven by new technology innovations and regulatory change. The central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, is working to raise the profile of FinTech amongst financial firms and insurers to improve the quality and efficiency of the country’s financial services sector. This push has created more job opportunities for candidates in the emerging technologies space including mobile and the web.

According to Hays Salary Report 2018, the main trends will be the increasing digitisation and automation of the financial services industry. We are already seeing increasing use of e-payments and direct channel distribution. Project Managers are needed in this space and we expect qualified candidates will be able to command higher salaries in 2018. Salaries in Support Functions range from RM80,000 to RM240,000 a year while Management positions can range from RM150,000 to RM780,000. Click here for the detailed salary report.

Data Science

There is a tremendous requirement for Data Scientists and Big Data Specialists worldwide now and in the future, with hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities emerging globally. In Malaysia alone, by the year 2020 this need is expected to reach at least 20,000 data professionals and 2000 data scientists. Job demand as well as salary for qualified Data Scientists or Big Data Professionals in Malaysia is high.

According to the Data Science Competency Checklists 2017 report by MDEC, Dataviz.my and Big Data, “While the highest bracket a data scientist could expect was more than RM15,000 per month, the highest bracket for data engineers and data analysts was RM8,001 – RM15,000. The skills that differentiate data scientists, namely, statistics and modelling and machine learning competencies, can add high value to a graduate’s earning potential.”

Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX) CEO Sharala Axryd believes data professionals such as data engineers, data analysts and data scientists are in hot demand due to their highly valued skill sets. According to her, local data science fresh graduates can demand starting pay in the range of RM4,000-RM8,000 — making it the highest paid entry level job in the country today. An experienced professional in the field can demand up to RM15,000.

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Cyber Security

The increasing threat of cyber security has created huge demand for security experts who can safeguard the IT systems of organisations against malicious cyber-attacks. Cyber security professionals will be highly sought after across a number of industries, especially in the banking sector in Malaysia. Senior Managers can earn between RM17,000 to RM20,500 a month!

Fresh graduates would be interested to find out that the average monthly salary of the top five paying cybersecurity jobs for the Entry Level category ranged from RM2,500 to RM3,400 in 2017. Security Analyst (e-security) was the position with the highest average monthly salary at RM3,400, followed by Network Security Engineer (RM3,000), Security Operator (2,750), Security Engineer (RM2,650), and Security Analyst at RM2,500.

Computer Science & Software Engineering

Software Engineering Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)
I was confused about my further studies. EduSpiral guided me in choosing the right course & getting a scholarship. He even kept in touch through all the years of my studies until now.
Jeremy Lee, Software Engineering Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

Basically, computer science and software engineering are the future and offer great perks for graduates who have the potential to work at top global firms. There are many areas to specialise in once you’ve graduated with a computer science or software engineering degree, all of which will present you with a comfortable living.

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report

  • Lead Analyst Programmer can earn RM108,000 to RM132,000
  • Enterprise Architect RM144,000 to RM180,000
  • Application Development Manager salary ranges from RM192,000 to RM264,000
  • Senior Database Administrator / Data Analyst RM60,000 to RM180,000
  • Data Architect/Data Warehousing/Modelling Specialist RM96,000 to RM120,000
  • Security Analyst/Consultant RM120,000 to RM144,000
  • Network Engineer/Network Architect RM60,000 to RM120,000
  • Security Manager or Infrastructure Manager RM180,000 to RM240,000
  • IT Director or Chief Information Officer RM240,000 to RM480,000

Finance, Banking & Investment

EduSpiral advised me to study Finance because it had high job demand & salary. Darren, Finance & Investment Graduate from UCSI University
EduSpiral advised me to study Finance because it had high job demand & salary.
Darren, Finance & Investment Graduate from UCSI University

Malaysia requires 40,000 qualified financial talents by 2020 yet about 56,000 new finance industry jobs will be available in the next 10 years.  That’s not nearly enough. By 2020, the Malaysian financial services sector is predicted to create 275,400 new jobs, with positions relating to accountsinvestments, international trade, sales and marketing and economics becoming widely available. Therefore, if you have decided on studying a degree in Finance, Banking & Investment, you have made the best choice for a solid future career. Just make sure that you choose the best university in Malaysia for you Finance, Banking & Investment studies.

Graduates of finance, banking, investment or economics degrees are more likely to go on and earn a high salary, according to a report by the Hays 2018 Salary Report, the Salary for the Banking Industry in Malaysia Finance Director or CFO can expect a salary of over RM420,000 and the Financial Controller ranges from RM240,000 – RM390,000 and Senior Finance Manager from RM144,000 – RM210,000

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report

  • A Financial Accountant can earn from RM60,000 to RM144,000 a year
  • Group Accountant – Consolidation salary ranges from RM120,000 to RM180,000
  • Finance Manager salary ranges from RM96,000 to RM216,000
  • A Financial Controller can earn from RM144,000 to RM300,00 a year depending on the size of the company
  • Financial & Planning Analysis Manager will range from RM120,000 to RM240,000
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Finance Director (Large Organisation) can earn RM240,000 to RM600,000 a year
  • Corporate Finance Manager can earn from RM120,000 to RM240,000 while the Director can earn from RM240,000 to RM600,000
  • Senior Internal Auditor can earn RM60,000 to RM84,000
  • Head of Internal Audit can earn RM240,000 to RM300,000
  • A Tax Executive can expect their salary to range from RM36,000 to RM54,000 while the Head of Tax salary ranges from RM180,000 to RM300,000

According to Hays 2018 Salary Report, the Salary for the Banking Industry in Malaysia:

  • Finance Director or CFO can earn  240 – 420 (SME) or 300 – 720 (Mid) or 480 – 900 (MNC)
  • Financial Controller can earn 180 – 240 (SME) or 180 – 300 (Mid) or 240 – 360 (MNC)
  • Senior Finance Manager 130 – 180 (SME) or 180 – 216 (Mid) or 168 – 240 (MNC)
  • Finance Manager 84 – 120 (SME) or 120 – 180 (Mid) or 140 – 180 (MNC)
  • Assistant Finance Manager 72 – 84 (SME) or 84 – 96 (Mid) or 84 – 96 (MNC)
  • Management Accountant 84 – 102 (SME) or 102 – 108 (Mid) or 108 – 120 (MNC)
  • Financial Accountant 84 – 102 (SME) or 102 – 108 (Mid) or 108 – 120 (MNC)
  • FP&A Director 180 – 240 (SME) or 216 – 264 (Mid) or 360 – 420 (MNC)
  • FP&A Manager 130 – 180 (SME) or 120 – 192 (Mid) or 132 – 192 (MNC)
  • Financial Analyst 72 – 96 (SME) or 72 – 120 (Mid) or 120 – 156 (MNC)
  • Tax Director or Head 144 – 180 (SME) or 180 – 240 (Mid) or 300 – 540 (MNC)
  • Tax Manager 96 – 144 (SME) or 144 – 216 (Mid) or 216 – 264 (MNC)
  • Tax Accountant 60 – 84 (SME) or 102 – 120 (Mid) or 120 – 156 (MNC)
  • Project Finance Manager 120 – 156 (SME) or 156 – 180 (Mid) or 180 – 216 (MNC)
  • In a Shared Service Centre 90 – 120 (Team Leader) or 102 – 168 (Asst Manager) or 180 – 300 (Manager) or 240 – 480 (Head)
  • Assistant Accountant RM54,000 – RM66,000 while a Graduate Accountant expects RM42,000 – RM48,000
  • Auditor RM48,000 – RM60,000, Senior Auditor RM60,000 – RM96,000, Audit Manager RM96,000 – RM180,000, Senior Audit Manager RM180,000 – RM240,000  and Head of Audit RM240,000 – RM480,000

Accounting

Accounting & Finance at Taylor's University
EduSpiral patiently provided information on many universities offering accounting. Then he met up with me & my parents to take us around the universities. EduSpiral helped me to choose the right university.
Chew Ling, Accounting & Finance at Taylor’s University

Under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), it’s envisaged that Malaysia will need 60,000 accountants by 2020 to transform Malaysia into a developed nation. Internal Auditors, Regulatory Reporting Analysts, and Financial Planning & Analysis professionals are among the skills in high demand across Asia, according to our latest Hays Quarterly Report of jobs in demand. In Malaysia there is a steady demand for Tax Managers, Accounts Payable/Receivable Managers, CFOs and Financial Controllers, Corporate Finance Managers, Risk Analysts and Credit Risk Managers, and Compliance Officers.

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report

  • A Financial Accountant can earn from RM60,000 to RM144,000 a year
  • Group Accountant – Consolidation salary ranges from RM120,000 to RM180,000
  • Finance Manager salary ranges from RM96,000 to RM216,000
  • A Financial Controller can earn from RM144,000 to RM300,00 a year depending on the size of the company
  • Financial & Planning Analysis Manager will range from RM120,000 to RM240,000
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Finance Director (Large Organisation) can earn RM240,000 to RM600,000 a year

Communications

Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College
EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College

A degree in mass communication opens doors for a career in marketing communications, corporate affairs, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, film & TV, publishing etc. With the  phenomenal and unprecedented explosion in communication technology and media, the need for well trained communication specialists is even higher.

Many graduates fail to get good jobs in this area because they just simply chose the cheapest college or did not see the importance of improving their command of the English language. A top university is able to equip students with the necessary knowledge and wide array of skills to handle the challenges of this career. Furthermore, an English-speaking environment will play an important factor in your development and path to earning a higher income.

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report

  • Senior Brand Manager / Senior Product Manager can earn from RM120,000 to RM144,000
  • Public Relations Manager can expect a salary range from RM72,000 to RM108,000 while the Director position can bring in RM180,000 to RM400,000
  • Marketing Communications Manager salary ranges from RM96,000 to RM144,000 while the Director can expect RM180,000 to RM300,000
  • Internal Communications Manager will earn from RM120,000 to RM180,000 while the Director is expected to earn from RM180,000 to RM300,000
  • Public Relations / Corporate Communications Manager can earn RM72,000 to RM108,000 while the Director is expected to earn RM180,000 to RM300,000
  • A Media Relations Manager is expected to earn RM60,000 to RM84,000 and the Director position will range from RM216,000 to RM300,000
  • Marketing Communications/Regional Communications/Public Relations Manager in the IT and Telecommunications industry can expect RM72,000 to RM108,000 while the Director position can expect RM180,000 to RM400,000
  • Public Relations / Media Communications Manager can expect RM72,000 to RM108,000
  • An Account Manager in the Advertising & Public Relations Agency can earn RM42,000 to RM54,000 and the Group Account Director is expected to earn RM114,000 to RM144,000
  • The Business Director in the Advertising & Public Relations Agency can expect a salary range from RM180,00 to RM240,000 while the Managing Director or General Manager can expect RM264,000 to RM336,000.
  • Advertising / Media Sales Manager in Media & Entertainment can earn from RM72,000 to RM120,000 while the Director position ranges from RM180,000 to RM216,000. A General Manager will earn RM240,000 to RM276,000
  • Account Managers in PR Agencies can expect a salary range from RM48,000 to RM84,000 while the Director expects to earn RM96,000 to RM156,000
  • A Managing Director or General Manager in a PR Agency can earn a salary range from RM300,000 to RM420,000

Online, Media & Digital Marketing

Students and parents tend to be quite traditional in their mindset when choosing courses and do not see the opportunity for a career in online digital marketing. I have tried hard to convince students choose courses that prepare them for this career but not many have taken up this challenge as they prefer to choose “safe” courses. Degree programmes such as e-Business or media marketing would prepare you to enter this exciting new career.

According to Michael Page 2018 Salary Report –

  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager salary ranges from RM96,000 to RM120,000 a year
  • Digital Marketing Management salary ranges from RM120,000 to RM180,00 a year
  • Head of Digital will range from RM240,000 to RM360,000 a year
  • Social Media Manager is RM96,000 to RM144,000
  • Head of eCommerce salary ranges from RM180,000 to RM300,000

Marketing & Sales

My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals. Foo, Marketing Graduate from UCSI University
My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals.
Foo, Marketing Graduate from UCSI University

Graduates with a marketing or business administration degree can expect lucrative salaries from a career in marketing & sales. This is a fast paced career with high pressure but the rewards are there for professionals who have gained the right training from top universities.

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report for Marketing Professionals in Malaysia

  • A Sales or Marketing Manager in the Healthcare industry can earn from RM120,00 to RM180,000 a year while the Director can expect RM300,000 to RM420,000
  • General Manager position will range from RM420,000 to RM540,000
  • Trade Marketing Manager salary ranges from RM84,000 to RM120,000
  • A Marketing Manager can expect a salary ranging from RM144,000 to RM216,000 while the Director position can expect RM300,000 to RM480,000
  • Market Research Manager will bring you RM60,000 to RM84,000 while the Director is expected to earn RM216,000 to RM300,000
  • A Marketing Manager or Product Marketing Manager in the Manufacturing and Industrial sector can expect to earn RM96,000 to RM180,000
  • A Marketing Manager in the Media and Entertainment industry can expect RM84,000 to RM120,000 while the Director position is expected to earn RM216,000 to RM300,000

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report for Sales Professionals in Malaysia

  • A Country Sales Manager in the Consumer Products & FMCG sector can earn from RM180,000 to RM300,000 while the Sales Director can expect RM220,000 to RM540,000. The General Manager can earn RM300,000 to RM720,000
  • A Sales Manager in Financial Services can earn RM72,000 to RM156,000 while the Director is expected to earn RM180,000 to RM240,000
  • Sales Manager / Global Account Director in the IT & Telecommunications Sector can earn from RM144,000 to RM240,000 while the Division Manager / Sales and Marketing Manager / General Sales Manager in the same sector can expect RM180,000 to RM288,000
  • A Vice President/Sales and Marketing / Sales and Marketing Director / Marketing Director in the IT & Telecommunications Sector expects a salary ranging from RM240,000 to RM420,000 and the Managing Director / General Manager will range from RM360,000 to RM700,000
  • A Sales Manager / Business Development Manager from the Industrial and Manufacturing sector can expect the salary range from RM96,000 to RM180,000 while the General Manager or Director will range from RM240,000 to RM420,000

Medicine

A new Medical Officer (MO) in Malaysia can expect a salary range from RM4,300 – RM5,200. With 3-6 years experience, the salary would be from RM5,900 – RM6,800 while MO’s with 7-9 years experience can expect RM 6,549 – RM7,449. Those with more than 10 years experience will earn about RM6,871 – RM8,200.

To earn a higher income, one would need to specialise and there is a high demand for Specialists in Malaysia. A Specialist working for the government can earn RM10,000 or more while working for the Private, a Specialist can expect a comfortable RM15,000 – RM30,000.

Architecture

EduSpiral met me and my father at the university to advise us on the course as well as take us around. He helped me to understand what the course is about & the best way for it.
EduSpiral met me and my father at the university to advise us on the course as well as take us around. He helped me to understand what the course is about & the best way for it.
Hock Wei, Architecture at UCSI University

At the 2014 Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia -Tan Sri Ar Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award prize-giving ceremony today, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said that the current ratio of architects in Malaysia is one to 17,257 people.

There is a shortage of architects in Malaysia due to the low passing rate in the final test which would enable them to become professional architects, which carries the title of Ar. There are only 1700 Registered Architects in Malaysia. The Average pass rate is 9%~20%

Students interested in Architecture should be prepared for a long road ahead to achieve the status of obtaining the title “Ar.” as a professional architect. Architecture is a combination of creativity, history, sciences, and design. You will learn how to conceptualise and design buildings in relation to the economic, technical, environmental and social needs. Architecture strongly relates to built environment and urban planning disciplines such as civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, and property economics and management.

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

I had so many questions to ask and being in Sitiawan made it difficult to find out about the universities. I WhatsApped Eduspiral & he helped me to find the right university. Met me & my family to take us around & also register. Kuan Jian, Diploma in Logistics, UCSI University
I had so many questions to ask and being in Sitiawan made it difficult to find out about the universities. I WhatsApped Eduspiral & he helped me to find the right university. Met me & my family to take us around & also register.
Kuan Jian, Diploma in Logistics, UCSI University

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about moving products from A to B. Delivering products/services at the right time and place, right cost, and at the right quantity and quality is at the heart of logistics and supply chain management. In the past few decades we have seen tremendous growth in world trade: Products are manufactured in one place, then shipped and sold in other places all over the world. Globalisation has been the major driver of economic growth. Traditional work areas that graduates can work in are at ports, airports, retail, and courier delivery companies like FedEx, DHL, etc.

Even locally, the movement of products from point A to B have grown through Apps like Grab Food, Honest Bee, Food Panda, and more. Young people have been buying and selling products using online platforms such as Alibaba, Lazada, Zalora, Rakuten, Mudah.my and others.

That means that for many large organisations, managing their supply chains has become increasingly important. In fact, many of the world’s most successful businesses owe their success to efficient supply chain management.

According to the Michael Page 2018 Salary Report

  • Warehouse Manager RM120,000 to RM160,000
  • Warehouse Operations and Logistics Manager RM140,000 to RM180,000
  • Regional Warehouse Operations and Logistics Manager RM180,000 to RM360,000
  • Logistics Manager RM120,000 to RM160,000
  • Senior Logistics Manager RM140,000 to RM180,000
  • Director / Vice President-Operations and Logistics RM250,000 to RM400,000
  • Material Planning and Control Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
  • Procurement Manager RM120,000 to RM180,000
  • Procurement Director RM240,000 to RM350,000
  • Global Head (Procurement) RM400,000 to RM480,000
  • Supply Chain Manager RM120,000 to RM160,000
  • Supply Chain Director or Head RM300,000 to RM420,000
  • Global Head (Supply Chain) RM400,000 to RM480,000

Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human Resource Management at Asia Pacific University (APU)
I wasn’t sure of what to study & my mother found EduSpiral to talk to me. He helped me to choose a course that suited me & had good job prospects.
Min Yi, Human Resource Management at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Surprisingly, not many students choose to study Human Resource Management in Malaysia even though the salary for this career can be very high. From the 2018 salary report by Michael Page, a Compensation and Benefits Specialist can earn from RM60,000 to RM250,000 while a Head of Human Resources/HR Director can expect a salary range from RM170,000 to RM400,000.

Insurance

The number of insurance agents stands at around 80,000. It’s been the same for many years. The ratio-to-population is 1:375. In Taiwan, the ratio is 1:77 – that’s 300,000 agents servicing a population of 23 million. There, the insured population is 260%.

In Malaysia, only 54% are insured. To achieve Bank Negara’s insurance penetration rate to 75% by 2020, we need more agents. Most graduates want to “work” for a fixed salary of RM3,000 to RM4,000. But a career in life insurance offers a stable income of RM100,000 per annum after three years in business, if you work for it. Therefore, pursuing a degree in Marketing & SalesFinanceAccounting or Business Administration are useful courses to equip you to enter the insurance career.

You might also be interested to read – Top 20 Courses to Study in Malaysia that has High Job Demand & Stable Salary

 

Malaysia’s Top Ranking Universities & Colleges List of the Best Courses

Best Pre-University, Foundation, Diploma & Degree Courses at Top Universities in Malaysia

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Every university and course in Malaysia is different and each student wants different things to fit their education and career goals. Additionally, there are hundreds of private universities and colleges in Malaysia offering a wide range of Foundation, Diploma & Degree courses. Students after SPM, O-Levels, STPM, UEC, A-Levels or other Pre-University programme will almost certainly need to decide what is most important to you. Therefore, EduSpiral Consultant Services have come up with a list of Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia and the courses that they are best at in order to help students to make the right choice.

Studying at the top ranking university or college in Malaysia gives you a lot of opportunities in your future professional life. Top universities provide a high standard of education that equips you well for your future career. Furthermore, a degree earned at a reputable university in Malaysia makes seeking employment much easier whether locally or globally.

For more information on the top private universities and colleges in Malaysia, Whatsapp 01111408838

Please fill up the Form below and I will WhatsApp you and provide you with sound advise on how to choose the best private university or college in Malaysia to study at. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Our knowledgeable & experienced courselor will send you a message on WhatsApp & provide assistance from there.

List of Top Ranked Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia  Offering the Best Pre-University, Foundation, Diploma & Degree Programmes

I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. In addition, your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Furthermore many of the top private universities in Malaysia offer similar courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced.

Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia

My father wanted me to study at the best university for actuarial science & I wasn’t sure about my results. EduSpiral met up with us, explained about the course and university.
Min En, Actuarial Science, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  3. Monash University Malaysia
  4. Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
  5. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  6. Multimedia University (MMU)
  7. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  8. UCSI University
  9. HELP University
  10. MAHSA University
  11. KDU Penang University College
  12. Berjaya University College of Hospitality

Top 10 Private Colleges in Malaysia

  1. Taylors College
  2. KDU Penang University College
  3. APIIT
  4. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  5. UCSI College
  6. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  7. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  8. DISTED College Penang
  9. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  10. Saito College
  11. Point College
  12. Reliance College
  13. INTI International College Subang

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List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Applied & Health Sciences

Making the Right Choices for the Best Course & Top University in Malaysia

I wanted my daughter to study a nursing diploma after her Pre-U. Luckily, after assessing my daughter, EduSpiral advised me to send her to Heriot-Watt as she had excellent results in her Pre-U & that engineering suited her more.
Mr. Yeo

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. In addition, your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more. We will discuss these in detail later.

Hence, choosing the right course at a top university in Malaysia for you will require some research and consultation with knowledgeable and experienced education advisors.

A knowledgeable counselor or education consultant  in Malaysia would be able to provide detailed information about the university and its courses, facts & evidence to support the job prospects for the course and in-depth information about  which university would be suit you. While an experienced counselor or education consultant would be able to analyse your results, understand your personality & skills to figure out which course and career suits you.

Choosing a top private university in Malaysia to study after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, Pre-U, A-Levels or STPM takes time, it is a process in finding out which one best fits you. Furthermore many of the top private universities in Malaysia offer similar courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced. To find out which courses are high in demand in Malaysia, you can look at the Top 10 Courses in Demand in Malaysia.

Doing your homework will ensure that you have chosen the best university in Malaysia that will equip you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career.  The more research you put into the process the more likely you will make the right decision.

Many students in Malaysia are confused by advertisements, perceived popularity and rumours. They simply believe the advertisements or the claims made by their friends and relatives without checking if they are true or not. We have to make decisions based on facts and evidence.

Additionally, each university in Malaysia excels in particular areas, so you should ensure that your field of study is a strong-point of the university you choose. Choosing a university that is best in your field of study may provide you with access to more specialised opportunities, including custom-built facilities such as an Alienware Computer Lab for Game Design students, for instance), field-specific academic opportunities (such as student exchange programmes overseas) and employment opportunities with prestigious organisations in your industry (internships with industry partners, for example). Below is a list of top universities in Malaysia in their particular field of expertise.

How to Choose the Best Private University to Study in Malaysia

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College

Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria.

Choosing a university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. In addition, your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

Furthermore many of the top private universities in Malaysia offer similar courses therefore making your decision a challenging one! To help you develop a good list of criteria, you need to talk to the right counselors or education consultant who are knowledgeable and experienced.

The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Accreditation by the various professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Pharmacy Board, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, etc also indicates the standard achieved.

The best private university in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

When choosing a university and college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you.

Talk to the lecturers and find out from the counselors there about the courses and check if the courses have been accredited by MQA and other external bodies like the Pharmacy Board, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, Board of Engineers Malaysia , Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia or Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia.

The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can improve your English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.

Star newspaper has reported that graduates with good English earn 25% higher salary and get faster promotion. The Ministry of Education reported that there were more than 70,000 public university jobless graduates and one of the main reasons was poor command of the English language.

Would you rather suffer for 4 years and get a high salary for 60 years of your work life or an easy 4 years and low salary for 60 years? The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. Remember the best university doesn’t mean it is the best university for you. The best university is one that fits your career goals, your personality and can push you to a higher level of success.

Common Factors on How to Choosing Top Universities and Colleges in Malaysia

I had financial difficulties for my studies and contacted EduSpiral for advise. He took me and my mum to tour the college which fit my budget. It had excellent facilities & a job guarantee!
Calvin Teoh, Graduated with Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

  • Is the course popular at that college or university?
  • Quality/reputation/ranking of the private college or university in Malaysia
  • Relevant awards & achievements of the university
  • Are the courses recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the relevant external bodies?
  • Are the courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Are the degree programmes recognised or accredited by the relevant professional bodies such as the Malaysian Medical Association, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), Malaysian Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), etc.
  • Type of programme (local degree, UK Dual Award degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • Do the degree programmes have exemptions from professional bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, Chartered Institute of Banking, CFA, etc.
  • Do they have Internship and co-op programs during the diploma or degree?
  • Check the Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • Subjects offered in the Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme. Do they help you to achieve your undergraduate academic goals. Does the subject combinations allow you to enter your university and degree of choice.
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  • How many students do they have studying that course at that university?
  • What is the duration of the Pre-University (Pre-U), Foundation, Diploma or Degree Programme?
  • Does the college or university have a dedicated department to assist students for the overseas university and scholarship applications?
  • Does the college have regular visits from overseas universities so that you can expose yourself to the various universities and ask questions?
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty. What is the faculty to student ration?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there for their opinion. Ask your friends who are currently studying there as well.
  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (tuition, hostel, food, transportation, etc.)
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the external exam fees and other fees?
  • Financial assistance (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • Campus resources (labs, libraries, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, etc.?
  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Student support services. Does the university have a dedicated department to handle students’ welfare and emotional well-being.
  • Intake dates
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)
  • Does the university organise job fairs regularly to expose students to the future employers so that you can get a job easily.

Common Factors in Choosing the Best College or University for the Pre-University Programme in Malaysia

First, EduSpiral took me around to a few universities and advised me on which course that would suit me. Finally, after deciding, EduSpiral met up with me and my Dad to help me to register.
Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor’s University

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia for the Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme:

  • What type of university do I like? (Large, medium, small, city, suburbs, or outer city) Some people like small universities where you get a community feel while others like large university campuses where they get to meet lots of people.
  • The size of the university also matters to some people as some prefer a small and friendly university environment where you know everyone’s names. Some may prefer a medium sized university where there are more students to interact with and more facilities to use like a bigger library, student centre, computer labs etc.
  • In large universities you might feel lost but there will be more facilities like a football field, gym, swimming pool, basketball courts, etc. You just need to understand your personality and then choose the type of university that fits you.
  • If you are a sports person, you might want to find one with a football field, basketball courts, gym or swimming pool.
  • Safety at the university campus and community.
  • Know yourself, if you like city life, don’t choose a university far away from the city even though the facilities are great. However, if you have a discipline problem in having too much fun, studying away from the city may be a good choice
  • What are the facilities and resources offered at the university? – engineering labs, computer labs, computers, science labs, sports facilities, student centre, job placement centre, etc. Note – You should expect to get what you pay for.
  • If you like sports, you may not want to choose a university without a basketball court or gym.
  • Is it near public transportation? This is important if you do not have transportation.

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

My daughter was not sure if she was suited for game design so I contacted EduSpiral for advise. He listened to us and helped us to decide on the course & university.
Wei Shann, Game Development at KDU University College

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process. Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

A Top University that Emphasises on Soft Skills will Enhance your Employability & Future Career Success in Malaysia

EduSpiral emphasised the importance of having good English for our future career. I am glad to join a globalised university which has helped me to improve my communication skills.
Vincent Yeoh, Accounting & Finance at Asia Pacific University

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem: between 2010 and 2013, the number of unemployed graduates grew from 42,954 to 52,282. And the Department of Statistics, Malaysia has more bad news: From their 2014 survey, 399,500 people were unemployed in Malaysia. 60% of them were youth.

Lack of self-initiative and soft skills are among the main factors leading to unemployability among fresh graduates in the country. Soft skills basically are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

TalentCorp Malaysia chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican said some of the fresh graduates tended to take the job application process lightly, without taking the initiative to market themselves to the future employer.

Additionally, employers say many fresh graduates who have grown up in the tech era are less prepared for the human element of a new career. As a result, students who can hold a professional conversation, offer a strong handshake, and make eye contact gain an edge in hiring and promotions. For that reason, make it a priority to polish these much sought after skills.

Hard skills are the tangible and technical skills easily demonstrated by a candidate’s qualifications and specific professional experiences, soft skills is a term used by employers to refer to the more intangible and non-technical abilities that are sought from candidates.

Soft skills are sometimes referred to as transferable skills or professional skills. As this term implies, these are skills that are less specialised, less rooted in specific vocations, and more aligned with the general disposition and personality of a candidate. Examples of important soft skills are communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, time management, flexibility, responsibility and a strong command of the English language.

As an undergraduate student, you will learn these skills at a university that has a vibrant student environment with a high number of international students and extra-curricular activities for you to participate in. A solid internship programme at the university will also help to develop your soft skills.

Soft skills relate to your attitudes and your intuitions. As soft skills are tangible compared to your qualifications and more personality-driven, it is important to consider what your soft skills are and how you might show evidence of them before you apply for a job. This is particularly true of the recruitment process for graduate programmes, where transferable skills and potential often have equal importance to professional experience.

If everyone applying for a particular job, all the applicants possess the same degree qualification, what would make you stand out from them? Being able to demonstrate your soft skills equates to demonstrating great potential to succeed and progress in the career of your choice.

In order to succeed in the competitive working world, students must choose the best universities in Malaysia to study. Students must start as early as possible to develop their soft skills in order to be successful in their future career. Students should choose the right university that fits them which has a good reputation for their courses, excellent facilities, internships, top lecturers, extra-curricular activities, international environment and an English-speaking student environment.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the Form below and I will WhatsApp you and provide you with sound advise on how to choose the best private university or college in Malaysia to study at. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Our knowledgeable & experienced courselor will send you a message on WhatsApp & provide assistance from there.

 

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All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. http://www.eduspiral.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (http://www.eduspiral.com), is strictly at your own risk. http://www.eduspiral.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own.

In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time. I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.

While every caution has been taken to provide my readers with most accurate information and honest analysis, please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog. The Author nor EduSpiral Consultant Services will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of/while making use of information in this blog.

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(Updated June 1, 2018)

Malaysia’s Top Universities & Colleges Best Foundation, Pre-U, Diploma & Degree Courses

Top Ranked Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia Offering the Best Courses

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Part of finding the right college or university in Malaysia for you will be picking out the criteria that matters to most to you, and then seeing if any of the top private colleges or universities in Malaysia that you’re looking at fit those criteria. Choosing the best university to study in Malaysia is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Furthermore many of the top private universities in Malaysia offer similar courses therefore making your decision a challenging one!

For more information on the top private universities and colleges in Malaysia, Whatsapp 01111408838

Please fill up the Form below and I will WhatsApp you and provide you with sound advise on how to choose the best private university or college in Malaysia to study at. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Our knowledgeable & experienced courselor will send you a message on WhatsApp & provide assistance from there.

Top Universities & Colleges in Malaysia Offering the Best Undergraduate & Pre-University Programmes

I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Most great things begin with a plan. Your future career and studies should be no different. A plan will give you something to work towards. It’ll also help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way. With so many private universities in Malaysia, it can be confusing to choose the right one that fits you.

Your decision will be influenced by many criteria such as the reputation & ranking of the university, accreditation of its courses, the suitability of the course against your academic results and career goals, tuition fees, quality of lecturers, facilities, friends & family, and more.

A lot of the universities and colleges advertise frequently making many claims, and even after attending the education fairs, that can leave you more confused after listening to their counselors. There are also many agents and online education websites claiming that they can help you but you need to be careful as most of them are inexperienced and tend to push you to certain universities only.

Choosing the best university in Malaysia to study at will take time and effort. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you, look at your results, interests and budget. If you are not sure where to study, do ask a knowledgeable and experienced counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. Based on my vast experience in the education industry, I have made up a list of top private universities and colleges in Malaysia and the areas of studies that they are good at.

Top Foundation Programmes in Malaysia at Leading Private Universities & Colleges

My dream was to study at Taylor’s University and with the Taylor’s Excellence Award that EduSpiral shared with me, I am able to achieve it.
Chun Tim, Foundation in Business into Finance at Taylor’s University

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia Offering the Best External Pre-University (Pre-U) Programmes

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor’s College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.
Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor’s College

Students after SPM or O-Levels planning to go for degree studies must take a Pre-University course before taking a degree programme at university. Pre-University programmes in Malaysia include A-Levels, STPM, South Australian Matriculation, Foundation, etc.

With so many programmes available, it can be confusing when choosing the right Pre-University course. Therefore, when choosing a Pre-U course, you should understand yourself whether you want an exam-based course or a Pre-U course that contains a mix of coursework and exams.

To help you choose the right Pre-University programme you may read our article on How to Choose the Best Pre-University Programme in Malaysia to Study after SPM.

You should also choose the Pre-University Programme based on what you would like to study for your degree, your budget, which country, and recognition.

Below is a list of some of the best universities and colleges in Malaysia offering the Pre-University Programmes.

Top Universities in Malaysia for Business Administration, Management or International Business Degree Programmes

My mum contacted EduSpiral to help advise me on which course & university to choose as I was quite confused. He took us to visit the universities & helped guide me to make the right choice.
Bryan Yap, Foundation in Business at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Actuarial Science Degree Programmes

Top Private Universities in Malaysia with First Rate Accounting & Finance Degree Programmes

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Marketing and Human Resource Management Degree Programmes

I wasn’t sure of what to study & my mother found EduSpiral to talk to me. He helped me to choose a course that suited me & had good job prospects.
Min Yi, Human Resource Management at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Logistics Programmes

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Accounting, Management and Business Diploma Programmes

EduSpiral gave me in depth information on the accounting pathway & helped me to choose the right university
Gary Ng , Accounting Graduate from KDU University College

Top Business & Management Foundation Programmes at Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Study Psychology at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Top Mass Communication Programmes at Malaysian Private Universities & Colleges

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Graduated in Mass Communication from KDU University College

Top Universities in Malaysia to Study Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering, & Information Communications Technology (ICT) Degree Programmes

I was confused about what to study & at which university. Talking to EduSpiral helped clear my doubts.
Zen Yi, Graduated from Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Computing, Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science Diploma & Foundation Programmes

I wanted to study mobile computing & EduSpiral shared with me about the course & helped me to choose the right university
Mun Kit, Mobile Computing at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering Degree & Diploma Courses

I loved motorsports and EduSpiral gave me great advise to help guide me to achieve my dream. Justin Moo, Mechanical Engineering graduate from Taylor's University
I loved motorsports and EduSpiral gave me great advise to help guide me to achieve my dream.
Justin Moo, Mechanical Engineering graduate from Taylor’s University

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering Degree Courses

Top Civil Engineering Degree Courses Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) at Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering Degree Courses

My friend introduced me to EduSpiral. He gave me all the information on WhatsApp & helped me to apply. Chong Keat, Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
My friend introduced me to EduSpiral. He gave me all the information on WhatsApp & helped me to apply.
Chong Keat, Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & Other Engineering Degree Courses

Top Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia to Study Engineering Diploma & Foundation Courses

I met EduSpiral and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me.
Vincent Hoy, Graduated from Mechatronic Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Top Private Universities in Malaysia for Architecture and Built Environment Courses

I had taken a course and wasn't doing well. Then, I met EduSpiral who guided me to the right course and now I am doing very well. Brendon, Entertainment Arts at KDU University College
I had taken a course and wasn’t doing well. Then, I met EduSpiral who guided me to the right course and now I am doing very well.
Brendon, Entertainment Arts at KDU University College

Top Applied Science and Health Sciences at Private Universities in Malaysia

Top Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia for Hospitality Management, Hotel Management, Events & Tourism Programmes in Malaysia

EduSpiral met me and my parents at KDU University College to explain about the hospitality course and then took us around for a campus tour. This helped me to make my choice on what to study and where to study easier. Jia Lin, Hospitality at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
EduSpiral met me and my parents at KDU University College to explain about the hospitality course and then took us around for a campus tour. This helped me to make my choice on what to study and where to study easier.
Jia Lin, Hospitality at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Top Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia for Culinary Arts & Patisserie Programmes in Malaysia

Talking to EduSpiral on Facebook helped me to find my direction in life and to choose the right college that fit my career goals.
Austin Ang, Graduated in Hotel Management from KDU Penang University College

Top Design Programmes at Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia

I didn’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral helped me to find a good university with affordable fees.
Eric Lau, Graduated from Graphic Design at First City University College

Top Private Universities in Malaysia to Study Law, Education & Music Programmes

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university
Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process

Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

How to Choose the Best Private University to Study in Malaysia

I had financial difficulties for my studies and contacted EduSpiral for advise. He took me and my mum to tour the college which fit my budget. It had excellent facilities & a job guarantee!
Calvin Teoh, Graduated with Diploma in Culinary Arts at YTL International College of Hotel Management

The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.

They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Recognition and accreditation by the various professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Pharmacy Board, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), etc also indicates the standard achieved.

Students should check with the external bodies and counsellors to ensure that the courses are accredited and recognised.

The best private university in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.

When choosing a university and college in Malaysia, it is important for students to visit the campus and see the facilities and feel the culture of the students to see if it fits you. The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can improve your English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.

Star newspaper has reported that graduates with good English earn 25% higher salary and get faster promotion. The Ministry of Education reported that there were more than 70,000 public university jobless graduates and one of the main reasons was poor command of the English language.

Would you rather suffer for 4 years and get a high salary for 60 years of your work life or an easy 4 years and low salary for 60 years? The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. Remember the best university doesn’t mean it is the best university for you. The best university is one that fits your career goals, your personality and can push you to a higher level of success.

Common Factors on How to Choosing the Best Universities and Colleges in Malaysia

I am glad that EduSpiral recommended me to UCSI University as I gained so much real work experiences during all my Co-Op (Internship).
Paul Kong, graduated in Business Administration from UCSI University

  • Is the course popular at that college or university?
  • Quality/reputation/ranking of the private college or university in Malaysia
  • Are the courses recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the relevant external bodies?
  • Are the courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Are the degree programmes recognised or accredited by the relevant professional bodies such as the Malaysian Medical Association, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), Malaysian Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), etc.
  • Type of programme (local degree, UK Dual Award degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • Do the degree programmes have exemptions from professional bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, Chartered Institute of Banking, CFA, etc.
  • Do they have Internship and co-op programs during the diploma or degree?
  • Check the Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • Subjects offered in the Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme. Do they help you to achieve your undergraduate academic goals. Does the subject combinations allow you to enter your university and degree of choice.
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  • How many students do they have studying that course at that university?
  • What is the duration of the Pre-University (Pre-U), Foundation, Diploma or Degree Programme?
  • When do you get your results so that you can meet the application deadline for the overseas university?
  • Does the college or university have a dedicated department to assist students for the overseas university and scholarship applications?
  • Does the college have regular visits from overseas universities so that you can expose yourself to the various universities and ask questions?
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty. What is the faculty to student ration?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there for their opinion. Ask your friends who are currently studying there as well.
  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (tuition, hostel, food, transportation, etc.)
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the external exam fees and other fees?
  • Financial assistance (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • Campus resources (labs, libraries, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, etc.?
  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Student support services. Does the university have a dedicated department to handle students’ welfare and emotional well-being.
  • Intake dates
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)
  • Does the university organise job fairs regularly to expose students to the future employers so that you can get a job easily.

Common Factors in Choosing the Best College or University in Malaysia

First, EduSpiral took me around to a few universities and advised me on which course that would suit me. Finally, after deciding, EduSpiral met up with me and my Dad to help me to register.
Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor’s University

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia for the Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme:

  • What type of university do I like? (Large, medium, small, city, suburbs, or outer city) Some people like small universities where you get a community feel while others like large university campuses where they get to meet lots of people.
  • The size of the university also matters to some people as some prefer a small and friendly university environment where you know everyone’s names. Some may prefer a medium sized university where there are more students to interact with and more facilities to use like a bigger library, student centre, computer labs etc.
  • In large universities you might feel lost but there will be more facilities like a football field, gym, swimming pool, basketball courts, etc. You just need to understand your personality and then choose the type of university that fits you.
  • If you are a sports person, you might want to find one with a football field, basketball courts, gym or swimming pool.
  • Safety at the university campus and community.
  • Know yourself, if you like city life, don’t choose a university far away from the city even though the facilities are great. However, if you have a discipline problem in having too much fun, studying away from the city may be a good choice
  • What are the facilities and resources offered at the university? – engineering labs, computer labs, computers, science labs, sports facilities, student centre, job placement centre, etc. Note – You should expect to get what you pay for.
  • If you like sports, you may not want to choose a university without a basketball court or gym.
  • Is it near public transportation? This is important if you do not have transportation.

The Best University in Malaysia that Emphasises on Soft Skills will Enhance your Employability & Future Career Success

EduSpiral emphasised the importance of having good English for our future career. I am glad to join a globalised university which has helped me to improve my communication skills.
Vincent Yeoh, Accounting & Finance at Asia Pacific University

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem: between 2010 and 2013, the number of unemployed graduates grew from 42,954 to 52,282. And the Department of Statistics, Malaysia has more bad news: From their 2014 survey, 399,500 people were unemployed in Malaysia. 60% of them were youth.

Lack of self-initiative and soft skills are among the main factors leading to unemployability among fresh graduates in the country. Soft skills basically are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

TalentCorp Malaysia chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican said some of the fresh graduates tended to take the job application process lightly, without taking the initiative to market themselves to the future employer.

Additionally, employers say many fresh graduates who have grown up in the tech era are less prepared for the human element of a new career. As a result, students who can hold a professional conversation, offer a strong handshake, and make eye contact gain an edge in hiring and promotions. For that reason, make it a priority to polish these much sought after skills.

Hard skills are the tangible and technical skills easily demonstrated by a candidate’s qualifications and

specific professional experiences, soft skills is a term used by employers to refer to the more intangible and non-technical abilities that are sought from candidates.

Soft skills are sometimes referred to as transferable skills or professional skills. As this term implies, these are skills that are less specialised, less rooted in specific vocations, and more aligned with the general disposition and personality of a candidate. Examples of important soft skills are communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, time management, flexibility, responsibility and a strong command of the English language.

As an undergraduate student, you will learn these skills at a university that has a vibrant student environment with a high number of international students and extra-curricular activities for you to participate in. A solid internship programme at the university will also help to develop your soft skills.

Soft skills relate to your attitudes and your intuitions. As soft skills are tangible compared to your qualifications and more personality-driven, it is important to consider what your soft skills are and how you might show evidence of them before you apply for a job. This is particularly true of the recruitment process for graduate programmes, where transferable skills and potential often have equal importance to professional experience.

If everyone applying for a particular job, all the applicants possess the same degree qualification, what would make you stand out from them? Being able to demonstrate your soft skills equates to demonstrating great potential to succeed and progress in the career of your choice.

In order to succeed in the competitive field of accounting, students must choose the best universities in Malaysia to study. Students must start as early as possible to develop their soft skills in order to be successful in their accounting career. Students should choose the right university that fits them which has a good reputation for business programs, excellent facilities, internships, top lecturers, extra-curricular activities, international environment and an English-speaking student environment.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the Form below and I will WhatsApp you and provide you with sound advise on how to choose the best private university or college in Malaysia to study at. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Our knowledgeable & experienced courselor will send you a message on WhatsApp & provide assistance from there.

 

Disclaimer

All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. http://www.eduspiral.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (http://www.eduspiral.com), is strictly at your own risk. http://www.eduspiral.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own.

In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time. I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.

While every caution has been taken to provide my readers with most accurate information and honest analysis, please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog. The Author nor EduSpiral Consultant Services will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of/while making use of information in this blog.

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By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.

(Updated December 2, 2017)

Best Universities in Malaysia for Interior Design (Interior Architecture) Accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)

Study Interior Design (Interior Architecture) at Top Universities in Malaysia

Written by EduSpiral Consultant Services For more information contact 01111408838

The right college or university will inculcate the best skills and expertise in students to be successful in their challenging interior design or interior architecture careers. Therefore, it is important for students to carefully choose the best university in Malaysia for their interior architecture design studies.

Students after SPM or O-Levels interested in interior architecture can consider going for the 2.5-year Diploma in Interior Architecture or Interior Design with 3 credits. Upon completion of the diploma, students can enter into Year 2 of the Interior Architecture degree for another 2 years.

If you are still unsure of what to study, then you can go for the 1-year Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Design with 5 credits and then enter into the 3.5-year Interior Architecture degree at top private universities in Malaysia. To be successful in your career in Interior Architecture or Interior Design, students must choose a top university in Malaysia so that they can gain the necessary design skills and specific knowledge.

For more information contact 01111408838

Please fill up the Form below and I will WhatsApp you and provide you with sound advise on how to choose the best private university or college in Malaysia to study at. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Our knowledgeable & experienced courselor will send you a message on WhatsApp & provide assistance from there.

Best Interior Architecture (Interior Design) Universities in Malaysia

I met EduSpiral a few years ago after completing my Diploma at LKW. I wanted to continue my degree at a better university & EduSpiral showed the number of awards won by First City UC for interior design which convinced me. Jun Hao at his graduation showcase, Interior Design at First City University College
I met EduSpiral a few years ago after completing my Diploma at LKW. I wanted to continue my degree at a better university & EduSpiral showed the number of awards won by First City UC for interior design which convinced me.
Jun Hao at his graduation showcase, Interior Design at First City University College

Interior architecture is a combination of the study and practice of interior design with architecture. Interior Architecture explores how the interiors of buildings such as offices, homes, condominiums, hospitals, hotels or restaurants are inhabited, used and experienced by their target audience.

Interior Architects are trained to consider the modification of the interior structure of the building rather than just refinishing and furnishing existing spaces.

Interest in interior architecture in Malaysia has grown rapidly in recent years as we have become more affluent and design conscious. New materials, technologies and techniques are giving interior architects in Malaysia exciting new ways to enclose and use space using, such as architectural glass for floors and ceilings and new environmentally friendly technologies for heating and lighting.

Interior architects plan and detail commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments. Good design can enable us to live and work more efficiently, comfortably, profitably, securely and pleasurably in a more aesthetically fulfilling and functional environment.

Interior Architects plan space allocation, traffic flow, building services, furniture, fixtures, furnishings and surface finishes. They consider the purpose, efficiency, comfort, safety and aesthetic of interior spaces to arrive at an optimum design. They custom design or specify furniture, lighting, walls, partitions, flooring, colour, fabrics and graphics to produce an environment tailored to a purpose.

In your work as an interior architect in Malaysia, you’ll prepare drawings of interior spaces, and you might even design the

furniture that will be used in those spaces. You might work for an architectural firm or another company that designs hospitals, offices, homes or schools; you could also go into business for yourself.

Students after SPM interested in interior architecture can consider going for the Diploma in Interior Architecture or Interior Design with 3 credits. If you are still unsure of what to study, then you can go for the Foundation with 5 credits and then enter into the Interior Architecture at a top private university in Malaysia.

Students should choose a top university in Malaysia to study interior architecture, one that has proven itself with experience and having won awards. Don’t be fooled by advertisements or glamour and make your choice based on these factors. A good interior architecture school doesn’t need to be very expensive.

Top Ranked Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture Programme at Taylor’s University in Malaysia

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Taylor’s University 3½-year Interior Architecture degree programme is a pre-professional programme that provides a recognised qualification in Interior Architecture, which is necessary in the journey to become a Registered Interior Designer. Professionally accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), the programme is developed in-line with the guidelines of LAM or Board of Architects Malaysia and appraised under the same rigour as the Architecture programme.

Taylor’s University is ranked Top 3 in Malaysia according to QS World University Ranking for Art & Design. Taylor’s University is one of the best universities in Malaysia for you to study interior architecture.

Students with 3 credits may go for the Diploma in Interior Design for 2 years and then enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture. In addition students after SPM or O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter Taylor’s University Foundation in Design for 1 year before continuing on to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture. Students who are unsure of design as a career path may go for the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University and then enter the Interior Architecture degree.

Taylor’s students will experience a thorough education to Interior Architecture and gain valuable industry exposure through lecture series, external design reviews, field trips, site visits and the option to participate in international study trips. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture programme at Taylor’s University also includes a 6-month internship locally or abroad, to develop better understanding of the industry through real-life experience and first-hand practice in the field.

Programme Structure for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture programme at Taylor’s University

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Interior Architecture Degree at Taylor’s University

Mac Lab at Taylor's University
Mac Lab at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Interior Design Projects
  • Construction & Technology
  • Design Communication
  • Materials & Finishes
  • MPU (U1) – Module 1*

Semester 2

  • Building Science & Services
  • CAD 2D
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design I
  • Interior Design Projects I
  • MPU (U1) – Module 2*

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Interior Architecture Degree at Taylor’s University

Carpentry Workshop for interior architecture students at Taylor's University School of Design
Carpentry Workshop for interior architecture students at Taylor’s University School of Design

Semester 3

  • CAD 3D
  • Detailing & Working Drawings
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design II
  • Interior Design Projects II
  • MPU (U2)*

Semester 4

  • Interior Design Projects III
  • Contemporaries Design Theories
  • Furniture Design
  • Research Methodology
  • Elective
  • MPU (U3)*

YEAR 3 Subjects for the Interior Architecture Degree at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University interior design student portfolio
Taylor’s University interior design student portfolio

Semester 5

  • Practicum (6 months)
  • Reflective Practice: Documentation
  • Design Methods

Semester 6

  • Advanced Interior Design Practice I
  • Design Proposition
  • Interior Design Professional Practice I
  • MPU (U4)*

YEAR 4 Subjects for the Interior Architecture Degree at Taylor’s University

Semester 7

  • Advanced Interior Design Practice II
  • Design Realisation
  • Interior Design Professional Practice II

The Best Design Facilities at Taylor’s University

  • Facilitating Design Thinking The deliberately-crafted workspaces are conducive and serve as viable platforms for intellectual discourse and knowledge exchange with peers and faculty members.
  • Carpentry Workshop The Carpentry Workshop allows students to visualise and translate their ideas from a concept into a solid, presentable form.
  • Photography Studio The studio is equipped with a range of lamps, diffusors, reflectors and a variety of backdrop materials.
  • Design Mac lab The Design Mac Lab is equipped with the latest industry standard design software and hardware.
  • Drawing Rooms The Drawing Rooms are equipped with easels stands and drawing tables and are dedicated spaces for students to learn the use of a variety of media and materials.
  • Printmaking Room The Printmaking Room provides hands-on exposure to the printmaking processes using a variety of printing techniques and book binding.
  • Multimedia Lab The Multimedia Lab is equipped with powerful machines that allow students to work on 3-dimensional (3D) and animation projects, pushing the boundaries of digital expression.
  • Centre of Design and Architecture (CODA) A dedicated space where students are able to conduct art exhibitions and display their work in a public setting while observing the responses of viewers. International artists are also invited to display their artwork in the gallery from time to time.

Award-Winning Design School at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University interior design student portfolio
Taylor’s University interior design student portfolio

2016
  • Top 3 in Malaysia according to QS World University Ranking for Art & Design
2015
  • Wood Pencil Winners (New Blood Category), D&AD Awards, London 2015
2014
  • Bronze Winners, Kancil Student Awards 2014
2013
  • 2 First Prizes – Ancient Herbs Branding Competition
  • 1st Prize – Young Talent Category Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) Furniture Design Competition
  • Gus Yap Hock Sin, B.A. (Hons) Interior Architecture was one of two students chosen to represent Malaysia at the iSaloni International Furniture Exhibition in Milan, Italy

Taylor's University graphic design student portfolio
Taylor’s University graphic design student portfolio

2012

  • 1st Prize – Hyundai Rev-It-Up Challenge Take 2 TV Commercial Competition
  • 3rd Prize – Ideation Award, Malaysia
  • Institution of SPADE Awards 2012
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards as well as a Honorary Mention – Corporate Category
  • 1 Gold Award – Exhibition & Retail Category
  • 1 Silver Award – Commercial Category
  • Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) SPADE Awards
  • Shortlisted as top 10 Best Video at BMW Shorties

2011

Taylor's University interactive multimedia design student portfolio
Taylor’s University interactive multimedia design student portfolio

  • 1st Prize – Residential Design
  • 2nd Prize – Institutional Design
  • 3rd Prize – Montage Design
  • MSID 5Belas Interior Design Competition
  • Best Use of Character Award Kuala Lumpur 48 Hour Film Project: The No Idea Production team won with their short film ‘Escape’
  • IDCS SPADE Best Design Award 2011
  • 3 Golds – Design Project Concept, Spatial Design & Planning and Creative Lighting Application
  • 4 Silvers – Design Project Concept, Creative Material Application, Spatial Design & Planning, and Creative Lighting Application
  • 1 Bronze – Spatial Design & Planning
  • Honorary Mention – Creative Material Application
  • Awards in 4 out of 5 categories at the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) SPADE Awards
2009
  • Overall winner and 4 Awards MSID 4Belas Interior Design Competition

Industry Exposure for Design Students at Taylor’s University

At The Design School, we apply the best of analytical and creative thinking to produce design graduates who are equipped to play a strategic role in shaping the profitability and success of organisations. The School teaches students how to understand consumers’ needs and behaviours, challenge conventions and think outside the box.
Local & International Design Showcase
Students participate in prestigious exhibitions and unique showcases at national and international levels, competing against peers, industry members and promising designers from around the world. This provides students with a platform for creative networking and to strengthen their design portfolio.
Industry Collaborations

Students engage in strategic collaborations with industry leaders to effectively understand, analyse, communicate and present creative and complex design solutions that address and solve real-world challenges faced by organisations.

This provides them with first-hand insight and exposure to the industry. Over the years, students have worked on several projects with various organisations including:

  • Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia
  • IKEA Malaysia
  • Leo Burnett Malaysia
  • Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia
  • Rip Curl Malaysia
  • Roar Studio Sdn. Bhd
  • Bank Negara Art Gallery & Museum
Design Haus
Design Haus is a society formed by and for the students at TDS, dedicated to celebrating design and its contributions to visual culture and society. Through its multiple activities, Design Haus aims to inspire TDS students and engage the public through greater understanding and appreciation of good design.
Graduate Showcase
Final-year students showcase their work to peers, academics and industry members to obtain valuable feedback, enabling them to gain multiple perspectives on their work. The event provides an avenue for members of the public and industry leaders to interact with designers in an informal setting. Students will also manage and co-ordinate various aspects of the event as a team, including sponsorship and publicity.
Field Trips
Students undertake educational visits to various places of interest, including art galleries, agencies, factories and more, to gain insights and witness the concept of design and interior architecture in practice.

Site Visits

Taylor's University graphic design student portfolio
Taylor’s University graphic design student portfolio

Students gain exposure to realistic and physical built environments through site visits. These visits enable students to put their design theories into practice, while teaching them the purpose and process of space creation as well as how to compose and analyse space.
Designed for Success
The School actively engages in consultancy support with the industry throughout Asia, establishing valuable linkages and extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Our students are given the opportunity to work alongside professionals on various real-world projects and case studies, participate in local and international competitions, undergo industry attachments, participate in lecture series, and exhibit their work to peers, academics and industry members.

Top 20 Ranked UK Dual Award BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Degree in Malaysia at First City University College

First City University College offers affordable Foundation, Diploma & Degree programmes at their 13-acre campus in Bandar Utama
First City University College offers affordable Foundation, Diploma & Degree programmes at their 13-acre campus in Bandar Utama

Students can now obtain a top ranked UK dual award BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree at First City University College. Upon graduation, students will receive a degree from First City University College and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Manchester Metropolitan University, home to Manchester School of Art, has been ranked 15th out of UK universities for art and design courses in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with 5 credits may go for the 1-year Foundation in Art & Design and then continue into the 3.5-year UK dual award BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree at First City University College. Alternatively, with 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels, students may enter into the Diploma in Interior Design for 2.5 years and then enter into Year 2 of the Interior Architecture & Design degree.

First City University College is acknowledged to be one of the best universities for design in Malaysia having been the first to offer the undergraduate degree majoring in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design.

The 3½ year programme- BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design at First City University College is renowned for developing creative and knowledgeable graduates; armed with skills and ability to embark on careers as professional interior architects.

First City University College has everything an art & design student needs to equip him/her with the skill sets required of a professional designer in Malaysia. The college provides ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, 3D printer, Mac Lab, woodwork workshop, print studios, workshops, photo labs, recording studio, and a range of other equipment to help students in their design projects.

Students can now obtain a top ranked UK dual award BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree at First City University College. Upon graduation, students will receive a degree from First City University College and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Manchester Metropolitan University, home to Manchester School of Art, has been ranked 15th out of UK universities for art and design courses in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

First City University College graduates of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design will be able to:

3D Printer at First City University College
3D Printer at First City University College

  • Understand the role of design and the designer within a professional context.
  • Have a theoretical and critical perspective of design within its cultural, social,
    political and economic context.
  • Are able to align the design and development of interior spaces with the architectural
    context and building envelope.
  • Understand structural, technical and material considerations at an appropriate level.
  • Design interior spaces in a rational, sensitive and articulate manner that contributes
    to the creation of a physical framework for a fair, equitable and sustainable society.

YEAR 1 Subjects for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at First City University College

Design class at First City University College
Design class at First City University College

  • IAD Design Studio 1
  • Design Communication
  • Technical Studies 1
  • Interior Architecture in Context 1

The Year 1 modules are designed to familiarise students with the principles of design relating to architecture and interiors. The students will be introduced to design function and principles in the development of a vocabulary for the interpretation of form and space. The modules will also encourage the development and application of fundamental design skills.

YEAR 2 Subjects for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at First City University College

Woodwork lab for interior design course at First City University College
Woodwork lab for interior design course at First City University College

  • IAD Design Studio 2
  • Professional Studies
  • Technical Studies 2
  • Interior Architecture in Context 2

The Year 2 modules promote creative design exploration through inspiring projects set in increasingly complex contexts whilst encouraging further development and refinement of the skills learned in the first year of study. Design exercises concentrate on the overall understanding, organisation and realisation of schemes, developing into projects dedicated to the handling of materials and detailing.

YEAR 3 Subjects for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at First City University College

First City University College Interior Design Final Year Student's Project Presentation
First City University College Interior Design Final Year Student’s Project Presentation

  • IAD Design Studio 3
  • Technical Studies 3
  • Research Project

The final year is student-centred. It encourages the students to undertake a synthesised research and a design project defined by students and agreed by tutors at the start of the academic year. Within this context, students will be able to develop their own design briefs and strategies to which they respond creatively through an integrated design proposal.

Work Placement

Working in conjunction with the work placement office, students will be assisted in identifying appropriate work placement opportunities which are then secured through a process of application and competitive interview.

MPU Compulsory Subjects

  • All Malaysian and International students are required to take 4 MPU compulsory

First City University College is a Top Award-Winning Design University College in Malaysia

As evidence that First City UC is the best university college for design in Malaysia, the university and their students have won numerous awards for

Lim Yong An (right), Gold Winner of the Nippon Young Paint Designers Award 2014 in the Interior Design Category
Lim Yong An (right), Gold Winner of the Nippon Young Paint Designers Award 2014 in the Interior Design Category

Interior Design as well as Graphic Design.

  • Nippon Paint Young Designer Awards 2014:
    • Gold Winner for Interior Design is Lim Yong An
    • Lim Yong An also won the “Best Green Innovation Award”.
    • Ernest Loh Yin-Sen won Silver
    • Soo Mei Lian won “Best Colour Choice”
    • Yii Sii Lin won an Honorary Mention
    • Best College for Interior Design also went to KBU International College
    • Best Lecturer for Interior Design went to KBU’s Chua Huwi Huwi.
  • RSA Genovasi Malaysian Awards 2014
    • Social Entrepreneurship Category Winners – Mandy Choong Mun Yee, Lee Man Kit, Kim Eunkyung, Goh Pei Hua and Yong Lee Chee
    • Digital Age Category Winner – Daniel Chua Yong Ho
  • MIFF 2014 Awards– MIFF 2014 Young Designers Category
  • Father’s Day – VIVA Drawing Competition 2014
  • Conqueror Happy Design Contest 2013/14
  • MIJF Jewellery Design Competition 2014 Award
  • Lee Hui Ying, clinched second prize for the MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014
  • Nippon Paint Young Designer 2012 competition, KBU staff and students made a sweep of the awards with:
    • Regional Winner – Lim Meng Yeu – Platinum/Malaysia beating Gold winners from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore & China
    • Gold/Malaysia – Lim Meng Yeu
    • Silver/Malaysia – Chu Sze Yong
    • Honorary Mention/Malaysia – Ee Wil Ken and Lee Xuan Xuan
    • Best College/University – KBU International College
    • Best Lecturer – Chua Huwi Huwi
  • Wil Ken bagging a notable award, 2012 Emerging Designer of the Year – Student category of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers’ (MIID) Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2012
  • Lim Meng Yeu, 23, a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012
  • Lee Jian Ru received the Silver Prize winner of the Student category of 2013 MIID’s MIDA Awards and Foh Vui Siang won the Best Green Innovation Award and also received Honorary Mention
  • Philips Lightover Challenge 2013 Winners – Julius Lok Juin Chern and Chiang Siew Leng
  • Gan Su Yi and Cheok Yi Chi won 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the 2013 Bristol Student Design Competition organised by the leading and highly regarded furniture manufacturers in providing office furniture and seating- in collaboration with Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM)
  • Third place in the 2012 Veloster Rev it Up Inter-College Challenge by Hyundai
  • Thirteen of KBU’s graduands have bagged the First Class Honours degree awards in the field of Graphic Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Software Engineering, in which the degree programmes are conducted in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, UK. Chu Sze Yong (Interior Architecture & Design) graduate was presented the Student of the Year Award.
  • Lee Jin Yin and Lydia Low, Year 2 Graphic Design students, collaborated with IM Magazine to produce their magazine cover for the July 2012 issue.
  • Katherine Goh, Year 2 Graphic Design student, won the Consolation Prize under the New Media Category for the Peri-fy Your Art Competition 2012
  • Bernadette Quah Paik Choo was named the winner of the Ideation Award 2011 by Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF)
  • Phum Boon Eng from KBU International College beat 91 other participants to win the MIECO Designer’s Choice Awards (MDCA) 2009 Student’s Category. The MDCA 2009, was jointly organized by MIECO Sdn Bhd and MIFF Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2009 (MIFF 2009)

Entry Requirements to Join the Design Courses at First City University College

The diploma is 2.5 years and after that, you can enter into Year 2 of the Interior Architecture & Design degree

We didn't know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The "famous" college that we had planned to join hadn't even won any awards in interior design. Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College
We didn’t know that First City University College had won many awards for Interior Design until EduSpiral showed us the awards. The “famous” college that we had planned to join hadn’t even won any awards in interior design.
Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

programme. You will not be able to take the PTPN Loan for the Certificate, Diploma or Degree.

Students with the necessary 3 credits in SPM can apply for the PTPN Loan for their Diploma. There is also no PTPN loan for Foundation studies. PTPN Loan is also available for the degree course.

You will need at least 3 credits in SPM to join the Diploma.  After that, you can enter into Year 2 of the interior architecture & design degree for another 2 years.

First City University College offers value for money and the Diploma is probably the most affordable and the students have access to excellent facilities. In addition, you will be getting a UK degree at an affordable price.

The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design at First City University College is a modular programme and assessment is based on coursework involving a wide range of individual and group projects, presentation, 2D and 3D image generation and modeling, essays, seminars, and a written dissertation.

Various activities that include field trips and site visits, as well as a series of guest lectures by prominent members of design profession, are also organized.

Career Opportunities for the Interior Architecture & Design Graduate in Malaysia

Interior design companies, architecture firms, furniture manufacturer, lighting design consultant, exhibition design consultant, exhibition designer and set designers and retail designers

First City University College Design Students are Taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at First City University College
Dr. Debbie Gan shares invaluable knowledge and experience to the design students at First City University College

Dr. Debbie Gan Siew Siew, Deputy Head, School of Art & Design, currently manages and teaches the undergraduate graphic design programme at First City University College. Her experience in higher education spans over 6 years, teaching at BA and MA level in the UK and Malaysia.

She received her MA with Distinction in Graphic Design and subsequently her PhD at the Nottingham Trent University, exploring the role graphic design in the national branding of emergent nations through a variety of design research methods.

She has been invited to speak at various talks and design events, and has participated in several national and international design conferences. Debbie is also a design practitioner, providing consultations on design projects on a regular basis.

She is currently writing a book, co-authored with Dr. Anthony Crabbe. Debbiehopes that the combination of design, teaching, and research practices, as well as her national and international influences will enable her to develop and share a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

Debbie Gan Siew Siew, the first and only winner of the 2005 Keith Short Scholarship awarded by the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK., is now at the university to pursue herMA in Graphic Design.

The Keith Short Scholarship Award offers full scholarship to students and is open to students ofNTU overseas collaborative partners, including Malaysia.Debbie who is the former student of KBU International College (KBU) graduated with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (an NTU franchised programme conducted at the School of Design, KBU).

Best BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree programme at KDU Penang University College

Design students' projects at KDU Penang University College
Design students’ projects at KDU Penang University College

Students after SPM or O-Levels in the northern region of Malaysia who are interested in pursuing a top computing diploma can consider the 2-year Diploma in Interior Design at KDU Penang University College. Upon completion of the diploma, graduates can continue on into Year 2 of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

The three and half year Interior Architecture degree programme at KDU Penang University College simulates a real workplace environment to strengthen your employability prospects in the industry. Graduates have the option of pursuing the post of Interior Architects in architecture and design practices from all over Malaysia or alternatively pursuing careers in private interior architecture consultation specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality. KDU Penang’s interior architecture degree is professionally recognised by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Enhance your career in the world of built environment design by acquiring a degree in

KDU Penang University College has excellent facilities and is one of the best colleges in Penang
KDU Penang University College has excellent facilities and is one of the best colleges in Penang

Interior Architecture. The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree programme at KDU Penang University College will enable you to be knowledgeable and skillful in the Interior Architecture industry facilitating the creation of quality products or services, and successfully engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving tasks through effective communication.

By learning the design process of both interior design and architecture, we allow our students to delve deeper into the creative aspect of built environment design. Besides hands-on experience with design, this programme also emphasises project management and feasible project costing through the understanding of efficient design processes, green-building materials and the application of high-tech digital software.

The three and half year Interior Architecture degree programme at KDU Penang University College

Mac lab at KDU Penang University College
Mac lab at KDU Penang University College

simulates a real workplace environment to strengthen your employability prospects in the industry.

Graduates have the option of pursuing the post of Interior Architects in architecture and design practices from all over Malaysia or alternatively pursuing careers in private interior architecture consultation specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality.

KDU Penang’s interior architecture degree is professionally recognised by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Programme Structure for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree programme at KDU Penang University College

YEAR 1 Subjects for the Interior Architecture degree at KDU Penang University College

Design Students' Gallery at KDU Penang University College
Design Students’ Gallery at KDU Penang University College

  • 2D & 3D Studies
  • Drawings & Illustrations
  • Colour Theories
  • Critical Design Studies
  • Sustainability in Practice: Contextual Studies, Art & Design
  • Digital Communication Skills
  • Technical Drawing & Digital Visual Composition
  • Competition Brief : Furniture Design

YEAR 2 Subjects for the Interior Architecture degree at KDU Penang University College

  • Design Studio 1: Interior Architecture
  • Design Studio 2: Computer Aided Design Visualisation
  • Construction Technology 1: Construction Detailing
  • Critical and Cultural Studies 1
  • Design Studio 3: Inside Out Design
  • Design Studio 4: Design Visualisation
  • Construction Technology 2: Contemporary Technologies
  • Internet & Cloud Application

YEAR 3 Subjects for the Interior Architecture degree at KDU Penang University College

  • Design Studio 5: Macro Project
  • Design Studio 6: 3D Visualisations
  • Professional Practice and Employability
  • Construction Technology 3: Advanced Technologies
  • Critical and Cultural Studies 2
  • Elective Subject:
  • Travelling Studio OR Internet Culture
  • Digital Project Portfolio
  • Digital Photography

YEAR 4 Subjects for the Interior Architecture degree at KDU Penang University College

  • Practical Training (6 months)

Outstanding Interior Architecture Programmes at KDU Penang University College

KDU Penang University College is strategically located in the heart of the city supported by technologically advanced Facilities
KDU Penang University College is strategically located in the heart of the city supported by technologically advanced Facilities

The path of creativity is rocky, yet gratifying. Imagine if you hold the ability to transform the world around you into a better and more exciting place, why not pursue it? Be it visual, fashion or built environment design, we offer you the potential to craft an impassioned career that empowers you to change lives with design and creativity. KDU Penang University College Department of Design lays the foundation for your creative pathway.

INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION

The best learning experience is not confined within the four walls of our classroom. In DOD, we believe in providing our students the opportunity to explore the diversity of global culture, which in turn will equip them with a broader perspective of creativity. Incorporated into our Diploma programmes, students will have the chance to travel overseas to learn and discover the beauty of foreign artistry and culture. It will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

ADVANCE STANDING WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITY

Deakin University, Australia. Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand. Griffith University, Australia. RMIT University, Australia. Edith Cowan University, Australia. University of Hertfordshire, UK. DongSeo University, South Korea

OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION

In KDU, we focus on how best students can learn. In order to provide a relevant education for our students, we work closely with industry professionals and academics to ensure our programmes are practical and in accordance with the industry demand. As mentors, we facilitate and guide our students to attain high standards through participation in competitions, exhibitions and internships. Our students are well-prepared to further their career in the creative industry.

COLLABORATION WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Projects by KDU Penang University College interior design students
Projects by KDU Penang University College interior design students

  • Malaysian Institute of Interior Design (MIID)
  • Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)
  • Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia (wREGA)

EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED EDUCATORS

KDU Penang University College lecturers have the academic qualification and diverse practical experience to provide a quality education for our students. Pedagogy training are compulsory and provided to ensure our lecturers have the necessary teaching skills.

Excellent Facilities at KDU Penang University College

  • Business
    • Business Lounge
  • Design & Communication
    • Art Gallery
    • Interior Design Drafting Studio
    • 3D Studio
    • Photography Studio
    • Recording studio
    • iMac labs
    • Spin Doctor Lab
  • Engineering
    • VLSI Engineering Lab
    • Power Lab for Engineering
    • Communication Lab for Engineering
    • Electronic Lab for Engineering
  • Culinary Arts
    • Pastry & Bakery Kitchen
    • Escoffier
    • Garde Manger & Butchery Kitchen
    • Preparation & Production Kitchens
    • Carême Kitchen
    • Pastry Kitchens
    • Fully-equipped hotel specification kitchen
    • Service Restaurants
    • Bon Appètit – Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Pre-University
    • Fully-equipped science labs
  • Game Technology
    • Games Design Lab
  • Hotel & Tourism
    • Mock Hotel Suite
    • Front Office Mock-up
    • Suite Room Mock-up
  • General
    • Gymnasium
    • Library
    • Electronic book databases
    • Electronic journal databases
    • Specialized electronic databases
    • Cafetaria
    • Wi-Fi enabled campus

KDU Penang University College offers scholarships to deserving students.Affordable accommodation is also provided. Students interested to register at KDU Penang University College can go to this link.

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Studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering allows UCSI students to be at the centre of a vibrant and fast-moving discipline that’s related to industries like electronics, information technology, manufacturing, energy generation and supply, transport, and communications.

Students after SPM or O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Science at UCSI University for 1 year before continuing on to the 4-year Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree. With 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels including Maths & Science, students may go for the 2-year Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and then enter into Year 2 of the Engineering degree. Pre-University students with the relevant results in STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, etc. can enter directly into Year 1 of the engineering degree. Students may apply for the PTPN loan to help with their studies. Scholarships are also available to top students applying to UCSI University.

Top Ranked UCSI University is famous for its engineering courses and has offered the Electrical & Electronic Engineering course since 1992. UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings.  UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA. The Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree at UCSI University is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and MQA.

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Best Electrical & Electronic Engineering Degree at Top Ranked UCSI University

Strategically locate in Kuala Lumpur, UCSI University is ranked in the top 300 universities in Asia by QS and Rated Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 by MQA
Strategically locate in Kuala Lumpur, UCSI University is ranked in the top 300 universities in Asia by QS and Rated Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 by MQA

At UCSI University, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme covers a tremendous array of courses related to both fields, ranging from basic topics such as circuits, analogue and digital devices and systems, computing, machines, communications and digital networks to more specialised topics like filter design, control, instrumentation, power, signal processing, VLSI design, and microprocessors / microcontrollers, among others.

This well-established and broad-based engineering degree programme combines theoretical studies with practical applications and problem-solving skills in the realm of engineering. The course grooms students to be well-trained individuals and exposes them to hands-on sessions with software and hardware design tools, in line with industry needs.

To foster competitiveness among graduates, students are also required to undergo industrial training

The winning Malaysian entry in 2014, submitted by UCSI University student Desmond Tan Mun Yung, was a full-body “exoskeleton” which aims to help disabled patients with movement.
The winning Malaysian entry in 2014, submitted by UCSI University student Desmond Tan Mun Yung, was a full-body “exoskeleton” which aims to help disabled patients with movement.

under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement Training Scheme at the end of the 2nd and 3rd academic years.

This training allows students to learn and familiarise themselves with the real-life working environment. Apart from that, students also undertake research and development projects in their final year of study.

Top electrical & electronic engineering students at UCSI University can be inducted into the IEEE Honours Society, Mu Alpha. The winning Malaysian entry in 2014 to enter the James Dyson international award competition, was submitted by a UCSI University student Desmond Tan Mun Yung, was a full-body “exoskeleton” which aims to help disabled patients with movement.

UCSI University Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programme

The duration of the programme is 4 years.

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Kian Yong, Mehcanical Engineering at UCSI University

In each year there are two long-semesters consisting of 14 weeks of instruction with 2 weeks of examinations, and one short-semester consisting of 7 weeks of instruction with 1 week of examinations.

The long-semesters start in January and May, while the short-semester starts in September.

In the months of November & December students undergo industrial training under the Co-Operative Placement Scheme to learn and to familiarize themselves with real life working environment. In addition, students also undertake a research and development project in their final year.

The number of contact hours per courses per week depends on the credit and teaching methodology of each course. Each credit is approximately equivalent to 1 hour of class, or 2 hours of labs per week.

The teaching and learning strategies and assessment are designed depending on and according to the nature of subject or topic being taught or investigated.

The school of Engineering implements different methods and styles of teaching and learning and assessment to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of its programmes, that includes

  • Ordinary classroom lectures
  • Group tutorials
  • Laboratory works
  • Seminars and eforums
  • Directed and self learning
  • Invited guest lectures
  • Industrial visits

UCSI University Engineering Degree Accredited by Board of Engineers Accredited (BEM)

The engineering degree programmes at UCSI University are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia
The engineering degree programmes at UCSI University are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia

The Engineering Degrees of these universities are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This accreditation ensures that Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

Year 1 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

Power, machine & control engineering lab at UCSI University
Power, machine & control engineering lab at UCSI University

  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • Circuit Theory I *
  • Digital Electronics I *
  • Analogue Electronic I *
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers I
  • Technical Communication
  • Electromagnetic Theory I *
  • Electronic Laboratory 1A
  • Electronic Laboratory 1B

Year 2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for engineering students at UCSI University
Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for engineering students at UCSI University

  • Advanced Circuit Theory &TL *
  • Engineering Design *
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
  • Electronic Manufacturing Industry *
  • Engineering Softwares & Applications *
  • Electrical Power *
  • Computing for Engineers *
  • Co-operative Placement 2
  • Analogue Electronics II *
  • Digital Electronics II *
  • Electronic Laboratory 2A
  • Electronic Laboratory 2B

Year 3 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for engineering students at UCSI University
Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for engineering students at UCSI University

  • Communication Theory *
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Instrumentation & Measurement *
  • Data Communication &Networks *
  • Microprocessor Systems *
  • Electrical Machines *
  • Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes”
  • Control Systems *
  • Engineering & Management & Economics
  • Engineers in Society
  • Energy Conversion & High Voltage Power Transmission*
  • Electronic Laboratory 3A
  • Electrical Laboratory 3B
  • Electrical Laboratory 3C

Year 4 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

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  • Digital Signal processing *
  • Digital Systems & HDLs *
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Power Electronics *
  • Final Year Project A
  • Embedded Systems Design *
  • Power Systems *
  • Final Year Project B
  • Co-operative Placement 4
  • Power System Protection
  • Electronic Laboratory 4A
  • Electrical Laboratory 4B

Elective :

  • Electromagnetic Theory II
  • Introduction to Production and manufacturing
  • VLSI Design
  • Technopreneurship

International University Collaboration Centre at UCSI University

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

As a premier university, UCSI University provides students with the option to complete their studies at UCSI or transfer to global partner universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and The Group of Eight. With over 200 fields to choose from, the flexible IDP programme allows students to not only study in two countries for a fraction of the cost but also obtain a foreign degree.

At the University, the International University Collaboration Centre assists students in all aspects of their IDP experience. Services rendered by IUCC include personalised counselling, university selection, course selection, university application, monitoring of progress and follow-up, accommodation arrangement as well as special pre-departure services, which include visa applications, air ticket arrangements and briefings.

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Students are also able to attend international education fairs and guest lectures, interact directly with university representatives, and have on-the-spot interviews.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

Engineering degree students at UCSI University may transfer to top universities overseas for the final part of their degree. Students may transfer to Australian universities such as the University of Queensland for Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering. For the UK, students may transfer to Northampton University for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Entry Requirements for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree at UCSI University

Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass

  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics

*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Note / LegendDiscretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.SPM Credit – ‘A+’ to ‘C’
O-Level – ‘A’ to ‘C’
UEC Credit – ‘A1’ to ‘B6’
STPM principal – ‘A’ to ‘C’
‘A’ Levels principal – ‘A’ to ‘E’

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University  is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students

Auditorium at UCSI University

from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.  Over 30% of UCSI’s student population is international.

Scholarships are available to top deserving students. 1 out of 5 UCSI students obtain a merit-based government scholarship or grant.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has over 100 academic programmes make UCSI the most academically diverse private university in Malaysia by far. They are also the pioneer in Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science, Music and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI is one of the few Malaysian private universities to break into the 2015 and 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Students at UCSI University are taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

OVER 30% of UCSI’s academic staff are PhD holders and a further 17% are pursuing their doctorate. The 2015 average at private higher education institutions in Malaysia is 16%

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.  There are 396 members of academic staff (staff to student ratio of 1:22) with the following qualifications:

  • 68 doctorate degree holders
  • 19 doctorate degree candidates
  • 235 master’s degree holders

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

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With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

UCSI University is the first university in Asia to facilitate industry placement for students each year.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Around 4000 global companies provide UCSI students with internship. And 96% of UCSI University’s Co-Op partners would like to rehire their interns when they graduate.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation. UCSI University is among the Best performing comprehensive private universities in Malaysia for graduate employability.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous

Chemistry lab at UCSI University
Chemistry lab at UCSI University

facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.
UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle
Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

Engineering Laboratories at UCSI University

State-of-the-art engineering labs at UCSI University
State-of-the-art engineering labs at UCSI University

  • Chemical Instrumentation Lab
  • Communication Labs 1 & 2
  • Control & Instrumentation Lab
  • Drafting & Design Lab
  • Electrical & Electronics Labs 1 & 2
  • NI Virtual Lab
  • Mechanical Workshop & Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Microprocessor & Microcontroller Lab
  • PCB Fabrication & Mechanical Workshop
  • Petrochemical Lab
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics Lab and Robotics Lab
  • Power & Machines Lab
  • R & D Lab

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering students at UCSI University

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering students at UCSI University

This lab is equipped with all the necessary surveying equipment. Students use this equipment for land surveying, and analyse data collected during assignments. Students can also do engineering evaluations and experiments to test the qualities of building materials like concrete and other cementitious materials here.

 

 

Power, Machine & Control Lab at UCSI University

Power, Machine & Control Lab at UCSI University

Equipped with state-of-the-art electrical machines, this lab allows students to run experiments related to electrical power systems, conveyor belts and high voltage energy.

 

 

 

 

 

Material Science & Petrology Soil Mechanics Lab at UCSI University

Material Science & Petrology Soil Mechanics Lab at UCSI University

In this lab, students can develop further knowledge of materials structure, properties, performance and its processes by producing, transforming, and analysing materials. Students can also do experiments to process, test and determine soil properties here.

 

 

 

 

Thermo Fluid Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Thermo Fluid Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

The lab allows students to conduct research in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students can also study a variety of complex engineering issues, such as electronics cooling, nanofluidics, micro-flow control, and bio-inspired fluid dynamics.

 

 

 

 

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

In this lab, students can study the profiles and properties of water in an open channel flow, and learn about pressure testing and flow control. They can also conduct experiments and learn about control on rotating conveyor belts.

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumentation Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Instrumentation Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research development. The equipment includes atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-VIS spectroscopy with desktop computer, nano zeta sizer, titrator and tensiometer.

 

 

 

 

Petrochemical Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Petrochemical Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab has the necessary equipment for analysis and characterization of solid, liquid and gaseous substances, which students can use to conduct testing and research in the areas of air and water pollution. The equipment available includes a viscometer bath, flashpoint tester, seta oil test centrifuge, rotary evaporator, colorimeter, jar test, and turbidity meter.

 

 

 

Industrial Chemistry Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Industrial Chemistry Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab is equipped with all the necessary measuring and analytical instruments for teaching and experiments, especially in chemical engineering. The equipment includes a water bath, oven, furnace, hotplate, and stirring hotplate.

 

 

 

 

Advanced Chemical Laboratory for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Advanced Chemical Laboratory for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This laboratory has all the equipment for aspiring chemical engineers to conduct physical and chemical processes (fluid flow, heat and mass transfer).

The equipment includes a PC-controlled and data logging system, a gas chromatography with a desktop computer, gas absorption demonstration unit, tubular flow reactor with a desktop computer, refractometer, continuous distillation column, batch reactor and CSTR in series.

 

Drilling and Material Science Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Drilling and Material Science Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

The laboratory is designed to provide students with exposure to both macroscopic and microscopic analysis. It is well equipped with filter press, mixer, viscometer, grinder, polisher, hardness tester and emulsion stability mater.

Students who are taking Drilling Engineering and Element of Material Science courses will be involved in experimental work in this lab.

 

 

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab allows students to enhance their knowledge in programming and control of hardware. Students can also do various robotic experiments and use virtual reality software installed in computers for the simulation and study of various tasks.

 

 

 

 

General Labs for Engineering Students at UCSI University

General Labs for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Equipped with all general lab apparatus, these labs provide the ideal training ground for undergraduates of the Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Communication & Electronic Engineering degree programmes to conduct experiments for projects and assignments.

 

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Malaysia’s Best University for Food Science with Nutrition at Top Rank UCSI University

Best Food Science with Nutrition at Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

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Students after SPM or O-Levels will join the Foundation in Science at UCSI University for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science with Nutrition programme at UCSI University.

Studying Food Science and Nutrition involves various science disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and engineering to teach students how diet and nutrition affects the health of individuals, and also the technologies for creating new food products, and designing new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods

Food Science  is a challenging programme, the study begins with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of food and nutrition, as well as the relationship between nutrition and health. Students possessing an analytical, inquisitive mind who are interested in applying food science principles to further enhance the health and welfare of mankind, will benefit greatly from studying Food Science at a top university in Malaysia.

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Excellent BSc (Hons) Food Science with Nutrition Degree Course at Top Ranked UCSI University

Study in Food Science with Nutrition involves various science disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and

Cheong Ai Mun (left) receiving her first-place certificate from Dr Siti Noorbaiyah Abdul Malek (centre), President of the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology as Assoc Prof Dr Chan Hor Kuan (right), dean of UCSI’s Faculty of Applied Sciences looks on.
Cheong Ai Mun (left) receiving her first-place certificate from Dr Siti Noorbaiyah Abdul Malek (centre), President of the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology as Assoc Prof Dr Chan Hor Kuan (right), dean of UCSI’s Faculty of Applied Sciences looks on.

engineering to teach students how diet and nutrition affects the health of individuals, and also the technologies for creating new food products, and designing new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods

The BSc (Hons) Food Science with Nutrition degree at UCSI University is designed to provide students with practical “hands-on” experience through a comprehensive and practical curriculum of cutting edge research and studies in food science and nutrition, the curriculum will not only enable students to gain pertinent knowledge and skills to work in the food manufacturing industry, government agencies, colleges and universities, as well as research laboratories, but will also equip them with good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in teams to solve multi-disciplinary problems.

Under the direction and guidance of qualified professors and academicians, as well as experienced laboratory technologists, students are exposed to a variety of laboratory equipment and skills at UCSI University.

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.
UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Assessments

Coursework percentage: 60%, written examination percentage: 40%

Entry Requirements for the Food Science with Nutrition Degree at UCSI University

  • You will need at least 5 credits in SPM (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects) to join the Foundation in Science.
  • After your Foundation in Science you can continue on to the degree programme at UCSI University.
  • Students with STPM will need 3 principal Cs or A-Levels 3 principal Es in Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics.
  • UEC students will need 5 credits (Bs) inclusive of Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics and 2 other subjects to enter into the degree.

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Subjects offered in Food Science with Nutrition at UCSI University

Year 1 Subjects for Food Science with Nutrition at UCSI University

Food Science with Nutrition degree students at UCSI University have access to excellent labs
Food Science with Nutrition degree students at UCSI University have access to excellent labs

Semester 1 (Long semester)

  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Chemistry 1
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Applied Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • University Life (MPU-U2)

Semester 2 (Long semester)

  • Chemistry 2
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Statistics & its Applications
  • Microbiology

Semester 3 (Short semester)

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Biochemistry & Metabolism
  • Co-operative Placement 1

Year 2 Subjects for Food Science with Nutrition at UCSI University

Food Science lab at UCSI University
Food Science lab at UCSI University

Semester 1 (Long semester)

  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism (MPU-U3)/
  • Malaysian Ethnic Food (MPU-U3)/
  • Business Law- Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Food Chemistry
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Food Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences

Semester 2 (Long semester)

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Processing & Packaging

    UCSI University's Food Science team behind the Cofalle instant pasta, which clinched second place for the Innovative Food Product Development Competition.
    UCSI University’s Food Science team behind the Cofalle instant pasta, which clinched second place for the Innovative Food Product Development Competition.
  • Food Microbiology
  • Halal & Food Legislation
  • Free elective courses (select one)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies

Semester 3 (Short semester)

  • Research Methodology, Safety & Ethics
  • Co-operative Placement 2

Year 3 Subjects for Food Science with Nutrition at UCSI University

Semester 1 (Long semester)

Well known for health sciences & engineering courses, UCSI University has achieved Tier 5 or Excellent Rating in the SETARA 2013.
Well known for health sciences & engineering courses, UCSI University has achieved Tier 5 or Excellent Rating in the SETARA 2013.

  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Food Safety & Quality System
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Food Commodities
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 1

Semester 2 (Long semester)

  • Nutrition & Chronic Diseases
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 2
  • Free elective courses (select one)
  • Nutrition in Exercise & Physical Activity
  • Fermentation Technology & Downstream Processing
  • Nutrition & Functional Food
  • Nutrition, Food & Society

Semester 3 (Short semester)

  • Product Development & Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 3
  • Co-operative Placement 3

* Courses with Lab

Food Science Graduates in Malaysia will be employed in the following areas

UCSI Food Science students enjoy the highly practical course with a lot of lab work.
UCSI Food Science students enjoy the highly practical course with a lot of lab work.

  • research and development of products and processes
  • supervision of food manufacturing processes
  • as food engineering support
  • marketing and sales
  • product support and promotion
  • consulting laboratories
  • government organizations

They may be employed as:

  • food scientists
  • food microbiologists
  • flavour chemists
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    food safety inspectors

  • community and university educators
  • corporate health promotion and wellness specialists
  • public relations specialists
  • nutrition advisor in public health programmes
  • weight loss counsellors
  • scientific writers
  • researchers
  • private practice consultants

UCSI University is the first private university to offer the degree in Food Science & Nutrition. Graduates can also find employment in companies such as F&N, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, Cadbury’s, Lee Kum Kee, Kawan Foods, Kraft, Yeo’s, King’s Confectionary, Sime Darby, and many more.

Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

Established in 1999, UCSI University’s Faculty of Applied Sciences has distinguished itself as one of Malaysia’s leading hubs of scientific study. The Faculty of Applied Sciences wins multiple research grants each year. More than 60% of the Faculty of Applied Science staff are PhD holders.

The Faculty stands out for the quality of academic teaching and research in Biotechnology, Food Science, Nutrition and Aquatic Science. It is the Pioneer for Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

Lim Lai Huat, a senior lab technologist specialising in marine systems showing Dato’ Ng the facilities at UCSI University’s Aquatic Science lab.

Graduates from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University records a virtual 100% employment rate, the statistics show that this is indeed the case.

University records show that around 40% of Applied Science students move on to sales and marketing upon graduation while others move into non-Biotech fields like quality control – a field that involves a great deal of chemical analysis – and Microbiology.

The Faculty is home to intelligent and ambitious individuals who target a fast-track career in science. UCSI University’s students go beyond themselves in every endeavour and the Faculty provides them with myriad avenues to shine.

The Faculty enjoys an impressive haul of inter-varsity awards and many of our undergraduate students steal a march on their postgraduate counterparts by publishing their research findings in scientific journals. Success is an integral part of the Faculty’s identity and character.

International University Collaboration Centre at UCSI University

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

As a premier university, UCSI University provides students with the option to complete their studies at UCSI or transfer to global partner universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and The Group of Eight. With over 200 fields to choose from, the flexible IDP programme allows students to not only study in two countries for a fraction of the cost but also obtain a foreign degree.

At the University, the International University Collaboration Centre assists students in all aspects of their IDP experience. Services rendered by IUCC include personalised counselling, university selection, course selection, university application, monitoring of progress and follow-up, accommodation arrangement as well as special pre-departure services, which include visa applications, air ticket arrangements and briefings.

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Students are also able to attend international education fairs and guest lectures, interact directly with university representatives, and have on-the-spot interviews.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

Food Science with Nutrition degree students at UCSI University may transfer to top universities overseas for the final part of their degree. Students may transfer to Australian universities such as the University of Queensland, Deakin University, Curtin University and Queensland University of Technology. For the UK, students may transfer to Northumbria University.

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University  is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students

Auditorium at UCSI University

from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.  Over 30% of UCSI’s student population is international.

Scholarships are available to top deserving students. 1 out of 5 UCSI students obtain a merit-based government scholarship or grant.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has over 100 academic programmes make UCSI the most academically diverse private university in Malaysia by far. They are also the pioneer in Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science, Music and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI is one of the few Malaysian private universities to break into the 2015 and 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Students at UCSI University are taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

OVER 30% of UCSI’s academic staff are PhD holders and a further 17% are pursuing their doctorate. The 2015 average at private higher education institutions in Malaysia is 16%

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.  There are 396 members of academic staff (staff to student ratio of 1:22) with the following qualifications:

  • 68 doctorate degree holders
  • 19 doctorate degree candidates
  • 235 master’s degree holders

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

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With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

UCSI University is the first university in Asia to facilitate industry placement for students each year.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Around 4000 global companies provide UCSI students with internship. And 96% of UCSI University’s Co-Op partners would like to rehire their interns when they graduate.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation. UCSI University is among the Best performing comprehensive private universities in Malaysia for graduate employability.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous

Chemistry lab at UCSI University
Chemistry lab at UCSI University

facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.
UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle
Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

Science Laboratories at UCSI University

Biotechnology lab at UCSI University
Biotechnology lab at UCSI University

UCSI University operates 7 major science laboratories and several smaller research labs which are maintained by the Science Laboratories Department. Located at South Wing, the major labs include the Physical Chemistry & Molecular Biology Lab, the Project Lab, Pharmacy Practice Lab, Physiology & Pharmacology Lab, Micro Biology lab and Chemistry Labs.

  • Anatomy & Pathology Museum
  • Biology Labs
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Lab
  • Chemistry Laboratories 1 and 2
  • Chemistry Labs
  • Fermentation Lab
  • Food Processing Lab
  • Food Technology Lab
  • Media Preparation Lab

    Microbiology lab at UCSI University for her Biotech & Food Science students
    Microbiology lab at UCSI University for her Biotech & Food Science students
  • Medical Clinical Skills Unit
  • Medical Problem Based Learning Rooms
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Nursing Clinical Skills Unit
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis (Instrument) Lab
  • Pharmacy Practice and Physical Laboratory
  • Pharmacy Project Laboratory
  • Physics Labs
  • Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Simulator Community Pharmacy Lab
  • Special Instrument Laboratory

Undergraduate Research Laboratories at UCSI University

The seven purpose built undergraduate laboratories maintained by the Faculty of Applied Sciences are typically used for teaching and for undergraduate students to conduct their undergraduate research project.

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

As the only local private university that offers aquatic science and aquaculture course, UCSI University has invested heavily in its new dry and wet labs equipped with aquarium tanks ranging from one to eight feet in length.

The new facility is also home to the jellyfish kreisel tank, a carefully designed circular aquarium made specifically for jellyfish and seahorses that are sensitive to water pumps or even the corners of the tank itself.

 

Microbiology Lab at UCSI University

Microbiology Lab at UCSI University

This facility houses all the bacterial and fungal cultures used in research and teaching. Well-equipped to culture, store and contain microbes, the facility supports cutting – edge research in the areas of drug discovery, environmental health, food safety and antimicrobial therapies.

Food Science lab at UCSI University

State-of-the-art Food Science lab at UCSI University

Used for both teaching and research, this facility houses a wide range of instruments that are used to determine the physiochemical properties and sensory characteristics of food, as well as the ideal packaging for long term storage. High standards of hygiene are maintained to accurately simulate industry practices like GMP and HACCP.

Biochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Biochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Equipped with an abundance of analytical instruments, this facility supports the analysis of biochemical enzymes, as well as organic and inorganic molecules. Training at the lab focuses on techniques that identify, quantify and separate components within natural and artificial materials.

 

Cell Tissue Culture Lab at UCSI University

Cell Tissue Culture Lab at UCSI University

Specially built to culture plant and animal cells, this facility is equipped with advanced imaging technology that enables researchers to visualise the cell growth and condition. A sterile environment is maintained to house the many instruments for culturing plant and animal cells including photosynthetic growth chambers, carbon dioxide incubators and biosafety cabinets.

 

Chemistry Lab at UCSI University

Chemistry Lab at UCSI University

Used primarily for teaching, this lab houses various instruments and reagents for chemical assays and analysis.

Biotechnology Lab at UCSI University

Biotechnology Lab at UCSI University

Housing a freeze dryer, spectrophotometers and PCR instruments, this facility houses a wide range of research apparatus and analytical instruments.

 

 

Postgraduate Research Laboratories at UCSI University

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University maintains two laboratories dedicated to postgraduate research.

Phytochemistry laboratory at UCSI University

Phytochemistry laboratory at UCSI University

The Phytochemistry Laboratory house various instruments used to find, isolate, and identify novel natural products with medicinal value.

UCSI University’s research team collect plant samples from various localities for chemical analysis and bioactivity studies to new sources of beneficial plant compounds

Feature instruments

Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS at the Phytochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS at the Phytochemistry Lab at UCSI University

The Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS is the world’s most widely used system for the measurement of the size, electrophoretic mobility of proteins, zeta potential of colloids and nanoparticles, and optionally the measurement of protein mobility and microrheology of protein and polymer solutions.

Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Liquid Chromatography System at UCSI University’s Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Liquid Chromatography System at UCSI University’s Phytochemistry Lab

UCSI University’s Agilent 1200 HPLC system can be adapted for both analytical and semi-preparative isolation of natural products. It includes all the basic UV-vis HPLC modules and also other additional modules.

These additional modules includes a column temperature control for high resolution separation at elevated temperatures and an auto-sampler for high throughput analysis.

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph is a robust analytical instrument used for the analysis of volatile chemicals. It has a wide range of applications including fatty acid analysis, flavour analysis as well as detection of certain food additives and pesticide residue.

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography System at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography System at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography system is one of the most advanced of instrumental Thin Layer Chromatography systems available.

Compared to conventional TLC systems, HPTLC includes a widely standardized methodology.

Every aspect of the analysis from sample loading, band resolution and plate visualisation is conducted under properly regulated conditions to ensure high precision. Analytical methods are easy to develop and many natural product samples can be analysed simultaneously.

Preparative column chromatographic columns at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Preparative column chromatographic columns at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

The venerable preparative chromatographic column is present in all respectable phytochemistry laboratories. Conventional column chromatography provides the large sample capacity required to isolate compounds in large enough quantities for structural elucidation and bioactivity testing.

UCSI University has a wide repertoire of chromatographic stationary phases ranging from traditional ODS and silica to newer MCI gel and Sephadex LH20.

LABSONIC® P at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

LABSONIC® P at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

The LABSONIC® P homogenizer is designed for higher output up to 400 W and correspondingly for treatment of larger samples. Several liters can be sonicated in batch mode, whereas 10 to 50 L/h can be processed in continuous mode using a flow cell.

WiseClean WUC-A06H at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

WiseClean WUC-A06H at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

An ultrasonic bath used for sample extraction and for removing dirt, grease and waxes from laboratory apparatus using ultrasonic frequency

Molecular Biology Laboratory at UCSI University

Molecular Biology Laboratory at UCSI University

The facilities available at UCSI University’s Molecular Biology Laboratory allows for the study of biology at the molecular levels.

Their research team regularly conducts a wide range of basic and applied research activities including gene based, protein based and molecular based studies.

Feature instruments

Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The StepOne Real-Time PCR System is a 48-well, Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. Utilizing robust LED based 3-color optical recording, the StepOne Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications.

Bio-Rad Gel Doc XR+ imaging system at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Bio-Rad Gel Doc XR+ imaging system at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The Gel Doc™ XR+ system is based on CCD high-resolution, high-sensitivity detection technology and modular options to accommodate a wide range of samples and support multiple detection methods.

The system accommodates a wide array of samples, from large polyacrylamide gels to small agarose gels and various blots. The system enables image analysis and documentation of restriction digests, amplified nucleic acids, genetic fingerprinting, RFLPs, and protein SDS-PAGE.

 

BioLogic DuoFlow™ Medium-Pressure Chromatograph at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

BioLogic DuoFlow™ Medium-Pressure Chromatograph at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

BioLogic DuoFlow Medium-Pressure Chromatography system is an FPLC system used to separate and purify biological molecules.

It can be used for both preparative and analytical purposes medium pressure chromatography is typically used with columns that are not designed for the high pressures in HPLC instruments. Columns used with medium pressure chromatography typically include ion-exchange and affinity columns.

FLUOstar Omega at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

FLUOstar Omega at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

FLUOstar Omega is a multimode microplate reader with five detection modes. It utilizes an ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer or filters for absorbance as well as highly sensitive filters for all other detection modes. The FLUOstar Omega is the ideal plate reader for life science applications.

Q500 Sonicator at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Q500 Sonicator at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The Q500 is a powerful ultrasonic processor featuring programmable operation and a digital display of operating parameters. Popular applications include nanoparticle dispersion, creating emulsions, cell lysis and homogenization.

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UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.
UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Chemical engineers are known as the universal engineers of all time and are well-versed in converting raw materials to more practical forms by applying both physical sciences and life sciences. Fusing chemistry, biology, microbiology and biochemistry with mathematics, this branch of engineering is versatile and allows room for specialisation in many areas, such as nanotechnology, refining, bio-diesel production and petrochemical production, to name a few.

The Chemical Engineering degree programme offered at UCSI University is designed to equip students with fundamental engineering and scientific knowledge in the field of chemical engineering.

The Chemical Engineering programme focuses on core technical operations in the chemical sector such as material handling, fluid flows, material and energy balances, mass and heat transfers, thermodynamics, chemical reaction designs, separation processes, environmental engineering and petroleum refining processes, to name a

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few. Apart from being solidly grounded in technical applications, the students are also furnished with management skills during the course of their study, in line with current demands of the industry.

In this programme, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement (Co-op) Programme at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years. The objective of the Co-op programme is to provide an avenue for students to gain exposure to professional practices in an actual working environment in addition to developing the necessary soft skills pertinent to their individual development. Student learning is also enhanced by industry visits, talks by prominent guest speakers from professional bodies, laboratory works as well as plant design projects, among other hands-on activities.

Accreditation of the Chemical Engineering Degree at UCSI University

All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

Study Chemical Engineering in Malaysia at the Award-Winning UCSI University

UCSI University chemical engineering students took the plaudits in the fifth International Engineering Invention &

We won!: (second from left to right) UCSI University chemical engineering students Jing Ren, Selvaraja, Chun Man and Shapnathayammal with their lecturer Mubarak Mujawar (left) at the event.
We won!: (second from left to right) UCSI University chemical engineering students Jing Ren, Selvaraja, Chun Man and Shapnathayammal with their lecturer Mubarak Mujawar (left) at the event.

Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX 2014) 2014 in Kangar. They bagged three gold medals and one silver medal for their efforts.

The gold medals comprised the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (Minds) Gold Award and two category awards.

The students were ecstatic about their win, having edged out more than 87 entries from local and foreign institutions of higher learning from countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Croatia, Iraq, Ukraine, Indonesia, Cambodia and Romania.

Notably, the event necessitated the participants to present their final year projects to the public and a panel of internationally-recognised Malaysian researchers.

Secondly, Four Chemical Engineering students from UCSI University teamed up to edge out over 60 participating teams from local public and

UCSI University Chemical Engineering students Chong Jeunn Hao, Soh Wei Ming, Tan Kuan Leong and Ho Lup Fai bagged first runner-up and RM2,000 at the 9th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2014.
UCSI University Chemical Engineering students Chong Jeunn Hao, Soh Wei Ming, Tan Kuan Leong and Ho Lup Fai bagged first runner-up and RM2,000 at the 9th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2014.

private universities, clinching first runner-up and RM2,000 at the 9th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2014.

Themed, ‘Green cars today, blue skies tomorrow’, the competition necessitated each team to design and build a model car powered by a chemical reaction.

Interestingly, the small car must be able to carry 100 – 500ml of water, travel 15 – 25 metres in distance, and stop at the finish line within two minutes.

According to UCSI University, student Chong Jeunn Hao, the greatest challenge was building the car model. Assembled by hand, the car was mostly made of wood and parts like motors, gears, bearings and wheels.

  • Lee May Yan was selected to pursue a high impact research programme at Imperial College London, UK.
  • Teo Xsu Li was selected to advance high impact research on protein crystallisation at Tsinghua

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  • UCSI University engineering students win Second Runner Up Prize (Poster Category) in the 10th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2015
  • UCSI University Chemical Engineering students win Gold and Bronze in the 6TH International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition 2015 (I-ENVEX 2015) best Award Class A (Agriculture, Environmental and Renewable Energy) Category
  • Rayson Chot Chun Yuan, a Chemical Engineering student at UCSI University, wins the Best Student Award from the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) 2015
  • Soh Wei Ming and Leon Tan Kuan Leong, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering students were selected for cutting-edge research programmes at Imperial College London in 2015.
  • Chan Wai Loon and Goh Wei Siong, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering students were 1st Runners-Up (RM7, 000 prize), 2014 Schlumberger Enhanced Oil Recovery Contest.
  • UCSI University engineering students win the Grand Prize in the Schlumberger Ocean Plug-In Competition 2013

UCSI University Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering Programme

UCSI University Chemical Engineering students Chong Jeunn Hao, Soh Wei Ming, Tan Kuan Leong and Ho Lup Fai bagged first runner-up and RM2,000 at the 9th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2014.
UCSI University Chemical Engineering students Chong Jeunn Hao, Soh Wei Ming, Tan Kuan Leong and Ho Lup Fai bagged first runner-up and RM2,000 at the 9th Malaysia Chem-E-Car Competition 2014.

The duration of the programme is 4 years. In each year there are two long-semesters consisting of 14 weeks of instruction with 2 weeks of examinations, and one short-semester consisting of 7 weeks of instruction with 1 week of examinations. The long-semesters start in January and May, while the short-semester starts in September.

In the months of November & December students undergo industrial training under the Co-Operative Placement Scheme to learn and to familiarize themselves with real life working environment. In addition, students also undertake a research and development project in their final year.

The number of contact hours per courses per week depends on the credit and teaching methodology of each course. Each credit is approximately equivalent to 1 hour of class, or 2 hours of labs per week. The teaching and learning strategies and assessment are designed depending on and according to the nature of subject or topic being taught or investigated.

The structure of the Chemical Engineering curriculum is developed to provide both breadth and depth

State-of-the-art engineering facilities at UCSI University
State-of-the-art engineering facilities at UCSI University

across the range of Chemical Engineering specialisations in order to produce competent graduates. The teaching and learning approaches vary according to the nature of the course or topic being delivered. The programme employs a range of teaching methods to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes that include:

  • Lecture delivery
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Industrial experience / Co-Operative placement
  • Plant design project
  • Final year projects
  • Seminar/site visits

UCSI University Engineering Degree Accredited by Board of Engineers Accredited (BEM)

The engineering degree programmes at UCSI University are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia
The engineering degree programmes at UCSI University are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia

The Engineering Degrees of these universities are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This accreditation ensures that Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

Year 1 Chemical Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

Engineering lab at UCSI University
Engineering lab at UCSI University

  • Foundation of Chemistry 1
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry 2
  • Technical Communication
  • Elements of Material Sciences
  • Foundation of Chemistry 2
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1

Year 2 Chemical Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

Petroleum Engineering Lab at UCSI University
Petroleum Engineering Lab at UCSI University

  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Electrical Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Numerical and Computing Methods
  • Mass Transfer
  • Introduction to Material and Energy Balances
  • Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers
  • Co-operative Placement 2

Year 3 Chemical Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

The Chemical Engineering degree at UCSI University is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia
The Chemical Engineering degree at UCSI University is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia

  • Chemical Process Simulation and Design
  • Engineers in Society
  • Process Dynamics and Controls
  • Heat Transfer
  • Separation Process Fundamentals
  • Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes
  • Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Reaction Engineering and Design
  • Process Instrumentation and Instrumental Analysis
  • Corrosion

Year 4 Chemical Engineering Degree subjects at UCSI University

We won!: (second from left to right) UCSI University chemical engineering students Jing Ren, Selvaraja, Chun Man and Shapnathayammal with their lecturer Mubarak Mujawar (left) at the event.
We won!: (second from left to right) UCSI University chemical engineering students Jing Ren, Selvaraja, Chun Man and Shapnathayammal with their lecturer Mubarak Mujawar (left) at the event.

  • Engineering Management and Economics
  • Final Year Project A
  • Final Year Project B
  • Plant and Safety Engineering
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Plant Design Project
  • Petroleum Refining Engineering
  • Chemical Process Design and Optimization
  • Pilot Plant and Scale Up Methods (Elective)
  • Fuels and Combustion (Elective)
  • Polymer Technology (Elective)
  • Natural Gas and Reservoir Technology (Elective)
  • Petrochemical Industries (Elective)
  • Co-operative Placement 4

International University Collaboration Centre at UCSI University

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

As a premier university, UCSI University provides students with the option to complete their studies at UCSI or transfer to global partner universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and The Group of Eight. With over 200 fields to choose from, the flexible IDP programme allows students to not only study in two countries for a fraction of the cost but also obtain a foreign degree.

At the University, the International University Collaboration Centre assists students in all aspects of their IDP experience. Services rendered by IUCC include personalised counselling, university selection, course selection, university application, monitoring of progress and follow-up, accommodation arrangement as well as special pre-departure services, which include visa applications, air ticket arrangements and briefings.

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Students are also able to attend international education fairs and guest lectures, interact directly with university representatives, and have on-the-spot interviews.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

Engineering degree students at UCSI University may transfer to top universities overseas for the final part of their degree. Students may transfer to Australian universities such as the University of Queensland for Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering. For the UK, students may transfer to Northampton University for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Entry Requirements for the Chemical Engineering Degree at UCSI University

Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass

  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics

*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Note / LegendDiscretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.SPM Credit – ‘A+’ to ‘C’
O-Level – ‘A’ to ‘C’
UEC Credit – ‘A1’ to ‘B6’
STPM principal – ‘A’ to ‘C’
‘A’ Levels principal – ‘A’ to ‘E’

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University  is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students

Auditorium at UCSI University

from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.  Over 30% of UCSI’s student population is international.

Scholarships are available to top deserving students. 1 out of 5 UCSI students obtain a merit-based government scholarship or grant.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has over 100 academic programmes make UCSI the most academically diverse private university in Malaysia by far. They are also the pioneer in Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science, Music and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI is one of the few Malaysian private universities to break into the 2015 and 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Students at UCSI University are taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

OVER 30% of UCSI’s academic staff are PhD holders and a further 17% are pursuing their doctorate. The 2015 average at private higher education institutions in Malaysia is 16%

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.  There are 396 members of academic staff (staff to student ratio of 1:22) with the following qualifications:

  • 68 doctorate degree holders
  • 19 doctorate degree candidates
  • 235 master’s degree holders

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

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With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

UCSI University is the first university in Asia to facilitate industry placement for students each year.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Around 4000 global companies provide UCSI students with internship. And 96% of UCSI University’s Co-Op partners would like to rehire their interns when they graduate.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation. UCSI University is among the Best performing comprehensive private universities in Malaysia for graduate employability.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous

Chemistry lab at UCSI University
Chemistry lab at UCSI University

facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.
UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle
Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

Engineering Laboratories at UCSI University

State-of-the-art engineering labs at UCSI University
State-of-the-art engineering labs at UCSI University

  • Chemical Instrumentation Lab
  • Communication Labs 1 & 2
  • Control & Instrumentation Lab
  • Drafting & Design Lab
  • Electrical & Electronics Labs 1 & 2
  • NI Virtual Lab
  • Mechanical Workshop & Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Microprocessor & Microcontroller Lab
  • PCB Fabrication & Mechanical Workshop
  • Petrochemical Lab
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics Lab and Robotics Lab
  • Power & Machines Lab
  • R & D Lab

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering students at UCSI University

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering students at UCSI University

This lab is equipped with all the necessary surveying equipment. Students use this equipment for land surveying, and analyse data collected during assignments. Students can also do engineering evaluations and experiments to test the qualities of building materials like concrete and other cementitious materials here.

 

 

Power, Machine & Control Lab at UCSI University

Power, Machine & Control Lab at UCSI University

Equipped with state-of-the-art electrical machines, this lab allows students to run experiments related to electrical power systems, conveyor belts and high voltage energy.

 

 

 

 

 

Material Science & Petrology Soil Mechanics Lab at UCSI University

Material Science & Petrology Soil Mechanics Lab at UCSI University

In this lab, students can develop further knowledge of materials structure, properties, performance and its processes by producing, transforming, and analysing materials. Students can also do experiments to process, test and determine soil properties here.

 

 

 

 

Thermo Fluid Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Thermo Fluid Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

The lab allows students to conduct research in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students can also study a variety of complex engineering issues, such as electronics cooling, nanofluidics, micro-flow control, and bio-inspired fluid dynamics.

 

 

 

 

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

In this lab, students can study the profiles and properties of water in an open channel flow, and learn about pressure testing and flow control. They can also conduct experiments and learn about control on rotating conveyor belts.

 

 

 

 

 

Instrumentation Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Instrumentation Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research development. The equipment includes atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-VIS spectroscopy with desktop computer, nano zeta sizer, titrator and tensiometer.

 

 

 

 

Petrochemical Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Petrochemical Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab has the necessary equipment for analysis and characterization of solid, liquid and gaseous substances, which students can use to conduct testing and research in the areas of air and water pollution. The equipment available includes a viscometer bath, flashpoint tester, seta oil test centrifuge, rotary evaporator, colorimeter, jar test, and turbidity meter.

 

 

 

Industrial Chemistry Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Industrial Chemistry Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab is equipped with all the necessary measuring and analytical instruments for teaching and experiments, especially in chemical engineering. The equipment includes a water bath, oven, furnace, hotplate, and stirring hotplate.

 

 

 

 

Advanced Chemical Laboratory for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Advanced Chemical Laboratory for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This laboratory has all the equipment for aspiring chemical engineers to conduct physical and chemical processes (fluid flow, heat and mass transfer).

The equipment includes a PC-controlled and data logging system, a gas chromatography with a desktop computer, gas absorption demonstration unit, tubular flow reactor with a desktop computer, refractometer, continuous distillation column, batch reactor and CSTR in series.

 

Drilling and Material Science Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Drilling and Material Science Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

The laboratory is designed to provide students with exposure to both macroscopic and microscopic analysis. It is well equipped with filter press, mixer, viscometer, grinder, polisher, hardness tester and emulsion stability mater.

Students who are taking Drilling Engineering and Element of Material Science courses will be involved in experimental work in this lab.

 

 

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Robotic PLC Micro-Processor Lab for Engineering Students at UCSI University

This lab allows students to enhance their knowledge in programming and control of hardware. Students can also do various robotic experiments and use virtual reality software installed in computers for the simulation and study of various tasks.

 

 

 

 

General Labs for Engineering Students at UCSI University

General Labs for Engineering Students at UCSI University

Equipped with all general lab apparatus, these labs provide the ideal training ground for undergraduates of the Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Communication & Electronic Engineering degree programmes to conduct experiments for projects and assignments.

 

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Best Aquatic Marine Science Degree Course in Malaysia at Top Ranked UCSI University

Best Aquatic Science Course at Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

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Established in 1999, UCSI University’s Faculty of Applied Sciences has distinguished itself as one of Malaysia’s leading hubs of scientific study. The Faculty of Applied Sciences wins multiple research grants each year. More than 60% of the Faculty of Applied Science staff are PhD holders. The Faculty stands out for the quality of academic teaching and research in Biotechnology, Food Science, Nutrition and Aquatic Science and is the Pioneer for these programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape. Graduates from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University records a virtual 100% employment rate.

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Students after SPM or O-Levels interested in a career in Aquatic Science can go for the 1-year Foundation in Science at Top Ranked UCSI University before continuing on to the BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science Degree programme for 3 years.  Alternatively, students with at least 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may join the Diploma in Aquaculture with Entrepreneurship before continuing on to Year 2 of the degree programme.

Students who have completed STPM, A-Levels, SAM, AUSMAT, MUFY, CPU, Foundation in Science or some Pre-University programme in Malaysia can enter directly into the BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science Degree at UCSI University with the relevant results.

 

 

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Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia Offers the Best BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL
UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

A combination of a solid foundation in basic sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and statistics with an intensive training in organismal biology, ecology and evolution is a must for undergraduate students in aquatic sciences in Malaysia.

The Aquatic Science degree programme at UCSI University has two specialisation options in Year 3, Aquatic Health and Management or Seafood Processing and Safety which will be used as the students’ research focus for their honours projects. Emphasis on theory, laboratory and fieldwork will ensure students are prepared for the demands of the working world.

The BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science programme also plays an important role in nation building as it aims to support the government in conserving aquatic resources and providing training for industry personnel in the areas of research, development, management, production and conservation.

Career Opportunities in Malaysia for Graduates of the Aquatic Science Degree

  • Researchers – Often called marine biologists, aquatic biologists or aquatic ecologists, researchers study the creatures

    UCSI University at Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
    UCSI University at Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

    found in aquatic environments. They usually spend their time teaching, gathering data, and conducting experiments.

  • Biotechnologists – Use marine organisms to develop human medicines and other health aids.
  • Environmental Planners – These professionals work with governments, as well as builders and other private companies to ensure that development does not encroach on fragile aquatic and wetland environments.
  • Aquarists – They maintain exhibits at large public aquariums, while also teaching their colleagues and other interested people about aquariums and aquatic exhibits.

    Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University
    Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University
  • Veterinarians – They help doctors take care of animals, and some of them specialise in the care of fish and other aquatic animals.
  • Fish and Game Warden – They monitor wilderness areas, manage native species, and ensure that hunters and fishermen comply with state and federal laws (as well as any additional local regulations).
  • Aquaculture Farmer – They raise fish and shellfish for a variety of uses such as food, bait, or breeding stock. Basic animal care, water quality maintenance, and personnel management duties may be a part of an aquaculture farmer’s responsibilities (both technician and management positions are available in the aquaculture industry).
  • Food Scientists/Quality Control Inspectors – ensure that products (seafood) meet standards of quality and safety.

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Entry Requirements for the BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science Degree at UCSI University

  • You will need at least 5 credits in SPM (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects) to join the Foundation in Science.
  • After your Foundation in Science you can continue on to the degree programme at UCSI University.
  • Students with STPM will need 3 principal Cs or A-Levels 3 principal Es in Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics.
  • UEC students will need 5 credits (Bs) inclusive of Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics and 2 other subjects to enter into the degree.

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Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

Established in 1999, UCSI University’s Faculty of Applied Sciences has distinguished itself as one of Malaysia’s leading hubs of scientific study. The Faculty of Applied Sciences wins multiple research grants each year. More than 60% of the Faculty of Applied Science staff are PhD holders.

The Faculty stands out for the quality of academic teaching and research in Biotechnology, Food Science, Nutrition and Aquatic Science. It is the Pioneer for Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

Lim Lai Huat, a senior lab technologist specialising in marine systems showing Dato’ Ng the facilities at UCSI University’s Aquatic Science lab.

Graduates from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University records a virtual 100% employment rate, the statistics show that this is indeed the case.

University records show that around 40% of Applied Science students move on to sales and marketing upon graduation while others move into non-Biotech fields like quality control – a field that involves a great deal of chemical analysis – and Microbiology.

The Faculty is home to intelligent and ambitious individuals who target a fast-track career in science. UCSI University’s students go beyond themselves in every endeavour and the Faculty provides them with myriad avenues to shine.

The Faculty enjoys an impressive haul of inter-varsity awards and many of our undergraduate students steal a march on their postgraduate counterparts by publishing their research findings in scientific journals. Success is an integral part of the Faculty’s identity and character.

International University Collaboration Centre at UCSI University

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

As a premier university, UCSI University provides students with the option to complete their studies at UCSI or transfer to global partner universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and The Group of Eight. With over 200 fields to choose from, the flexible IDP programme allows students to not only study in two countries for a fraction of the cost but also obtain a foreign degree.

At the University, the International University Collaboration Centre assists students in all aspects of their IDP experience. Services rendered by IUCC include personalised counselling, university selection, course selection, university application, monitoring of progress and follow-up, accommodation arrangement as well as special pre-departure services, which include visa applications, air ticket arrangements and briefings.

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Students are also able to attend international education fairs and guest lectures, interact directly with university representatives, and have on-the-spot interviews.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

Biotechnology degree students at UCSI University may transfer to top universities overseas for the final part of their degree students such as the University of Queensland, Australia or Northumbria University, UK.

Subjects offered in BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science at UCSI University

Year 1 Subjects for Aquatic Science Degree at UCSI University

UCSI University students learn in a stimulating international environment taught by qualified & experienced lecturers
UCSI University students learn in a stimulating international environment taught by qualified & experienced lecturers

  • Biology
  • Chemistry I
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Chemistry II
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Co-Operative Placement I
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)

Year 2 Subjects for Aquatic Science Degree at UCSI University

Auditorium at UCSI University
Auditorium at UCSI University

  • Ecology & Sustainability
  • Statistics & its Applications
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Aquatic Biodiversity & Taxonomy
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Science
  • Conservation & Management of Aquatic Resources
  • Principles in Aquaculture & Aquaculture Engineering
  • Current Topics in Aquatic Science
  • Aquatic Pollution & Toxicology
  • Research Methodology, Safety and Ethics
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)

(MPU-U3) select any one

  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism (MPU-U3)
  • Malaysian Ethnic Food (MPU-U3)
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)

Year 3 Subjects for Aquatic Science Degree at UCSI University

Biotechnology lab at UCSI University
Biotechnology lab at UCSI University

(Choose either Aquatic Health & Management or Sea Food Processing and Safety)

Aquatic Health & Management

  • Aquatic Science Research Project 1
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Recombinant Technology
  • Aquatic Science Research Project 2
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Tools for Aquatic Resource Management
  • Aquatic Diseases and Diagnostics
  • Aquatic Science Research Project 3
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)

Free elective modules (select any one)

  • Strategic Management
  • Seafood Industry
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies

Seafood Processing and Safety

Food Science lab at UCSI University
Food Science lab at UCSI University

  • Aquatic Science Research Project 1
  • Halal and Food Legislation
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Aquatic Science Research Project 2
  • Seafood Industry
  • Food Processing & Packaging
  • Food Safety & Quality Systems
  • Product Development & Sensory Evaluation
  • Aquatic Science Research Project 3
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)

Free elective modules (select any one)

  • Strategic Management
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies

Postgraduate Research Laboratories at UCSI University

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at UCSI University maintains two laboratories dedicated to postgraduate research.

Phytochemistry laboratory at UCSI University

Phytochemistry laboratory at UCSI University

The Phytochemistry Laboratory house various instruments used to find, isolate, and identify novel natural products with medicinal value.

UCSI University’s research team collect plant samples from various localities for chemical analysis and bioactivity studies to new sources of beneficial plant compounds

Feature instruments

Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS at the Phytochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS at the Phytochemistry Lab at UCSI University

The Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS is the world’s most widely used system for the measurement of the size, electrophoretic mobility of proteins, zeta potential of colloids and nanoparticles, and optionally the measurement of protein mobility and microrheology of protein and polymer solutions.

Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Liquid Chromatography System at UCSI University’s Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 1200 Series High Performance Liquid Chromatography System at UCSI University’s Phytochemistry Lab

UCSI University’s Agilent 1200 HPLC system can be adapted for both analytical and semi-preparative isolation of natural products. It includes all the basic UV-vis HPLC modules and also other additional modules.

These additional modules includes a column temperature control for high resolution separation at elevated temperatures and an auto-sampler for high throughput analysis.

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Agilent 7890A Gas Chromatograph is a robust analytical instrument used for the analysis of volatile chemicals. It has a wide range of applications including fatty acid analysis, flavour analysis as well as detection of certain food additives and pesticide residue.

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography System at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography System at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

CAMAG High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography system is one of the most advanced of instrumental Thin Layer Chromatography systems available.

Compared to conventional TLC systems, HPTLC includes a widely standardized methodology.

Every aspect of the analysis from sample loading, band resolution and plate visualisation is conducted under properly regulated conditions to ensure high precision. Analytical methods are easy to develop and many natural product samples can be analysed simultaneously.

Preparative column chromatographic columns at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

Preparative column chromatographic columns at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

The venerable preparative chromatographic column is present in all respectable phytochemistry laboratories. Conventional column chromatography provides the large sample capacity required to isolate compounds in large enough quantities for structural elucidation and bioactivity testing.

UCSI University has a wide repertoire of chromatographic stationary phases ranging from traditional ODS and silica to newer MCI gel and Sephadex LH20.

LABSONIC® P at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

LABSONIC® P at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

The LABSONIC® P homogenizer is designed for higher output up to 400 W and correspondingly for treatment of larger samples. Several liters can be sonicated in batch mode, whereas 10 to 50 L/h can be processed in continuous mode using a flow cell.

WiseClean WUC-A06H at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

WiseClean WUC-A06H at UCSI University Phytochemistry Lab

An ultrasonic bath used for sample extraction and for removing dirt, grease and waxes from laboratory apparatus using ultrasonic frequency

Molecular Biology Laboratory at UCSI University

Molecular Biology Laboratory at UCSI University

The facilities available at UCSI University’s Molecular Biology Laboratory allows for the study of biology at the molecular levels.

Their research team regularly conducts a wide range of basic and applied research activities including gene based, protein based and molecular based studies.

Feature instruments

Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The StepOne Real-Time PCR System is a 48-well, Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. Utilizing robust LED based 3-color optical recording, the StepOne Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications.

Bio-Rad Gel Doc XR+ imaging system at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Bio-Rad Gel Doc XR+ imaging system at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The Gel Doc™ XR+ system is based on CCD high-resolution, high-sensitivity detection technology and modular options to accommodate a wide range of samples and support multiple detection methods.

The system accommodates a wide array of samples, from large polyacrylamide gels to small agarose gels and various blots. The system enables image analysis and documentation of restriction digests, amplified nucleic acids, genetic fingerprinting, RFLPs, and protein SDS-PAGE.

 

BioLogic DuoFlow™ Medium-Pressure Chromatograph at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

BioLogic DuoFlow™ Medium-Pressure Chromatograph at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

BioLogic DuoFlow Medium-Pressure Chromatography system is an FPLC system used to separate and purify biological molecules.

It can be used for both preparative and analytical purposes medium pressure chromatography is typically used with columns that are not designed for the high pressures in HPLC instruments. Columns used with medium pressure chromatography typically include ion-exchange and affinity columns.

FLUOstar Omega at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

FLUOstar Omega at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

FLUOstar Omega is a multimode microplate reader with five detection modes. It utilizes an ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer or filters for absorbance as well as highly sensitive filters for all other detection modes. The FLUOstar Omega is the ideal plate reader for life science applications.

Q500 Sonicator at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

Q500 Sonicator at UCSI University Molecular Biology Lab

The Q500 is a powerful ultrasonic processor featuring programmable operation and a digital display of operating parameters. Popular applications include nanoparticle dispersion, creating emulsions, cell lysis and homogenization.

Undergraduate Research Laboratories at UCSI University

The seven purpose built undergraduate laboratories maintained by the Faculty of Applied Sciences are typically used for teaching and for undergraduate students to conduct their undergraduate research project.

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

Aquatic Science Lab at UCSI University

As the only local private university that offers aquatic science and aquaculture course, UCSI University has invested heavily in its new dry and wet labs equipped with aquarium tanks ranging from one to eight feet in length.

The new facility is also home to the jellyfish kreisel tank, a carefully designed circular aquarium made specifically for jellyfish and seahorses that are sensitive to water pumps or even the corners of the tank itself.

 

Microbiology Lab at UCSI University

Microbiology Lab at UCSI University

This facility houses all the bacterial and fungal cultures used in research and teaching. Well-equipped to culture, store and contain microbes, the facility supports cutting – edge research in the areas of drug discovery, environmental health, food safety and antimicrobial therapies.

Food Science lab at UCSI University

State-of-the-art Food Science lab at UCSI University

Used for both teaching and research, this facility houses a wide range of instruments that are used to determine the physiochemical properties and sensory characteristics of food, as well as the ideal packaging for long term storage. High standards of hygiene are maintained to accurately simulate industry practices like GMP and HACCP.

Biochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Biochemistry Lab at UCSI University

Equipped with an abundance of analytical instruments, this facility supports the analysis of biochemical enzymes, as well as organic and inorganic molecules. Training at the lab focuses on techniques that identify, quantify and separate components within natural and artificial materials.

 

Cell Tissue Culture Lab at UCSI University

Cell Tissue Culture Lab at UCSI University

Specially built to culture plant and animal cells, this facility is equipped with advanced imaging technology that enables researchers to visualise the cell growth and condition. A sterile environment is maintained to house the many instruments for culturing plant and animal cells including photosynthetic growth chambers, carbon dioxide incubators and biosafety cabinets.

 

Chemistry Lab at UCSI University

Chemistry Lab at UCSI University

Used primarily for teaching, this lab houses various instruments and reagents for chemical assays and analysis.

Biotechnology Lab at UCSI University

Biotechnology Lab at UCSI University

Housing a freeze dryer, spectrophotometers and PCR instruments, this facility houses a wide range of research apparatus and analytical instruments.

 

 

Study at the Top Ranked UCSI University in Malaysia

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

UCSI University  is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students

Auditorium at UCSI University

from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world.  Over 30% of UCSI’s student population is international.

Scholarships are available to top deserving students. 1 out of 5 UCSI students obtain a merit-based government scholarship or grant.

As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The university has over 100 academic programmes make UCSI the most academically diverse private university in Malaysia by far. They are also the pioneer in Aquatic Science, Biotechnology, Food Science, Music and Nutrition programmes in Malaysia‘s private higher education landscape

UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI is one of the few Malaysian private universities to break into the 2015 and 2016 QS Asian University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

Students at UCSI University are taught by qualified and experienced lecturers

OVER 30% of UCSI’s academic staff are PhD holders and a further 17% are pursuing their doctorate. The 2015 average at private higher education institutions in Malaysia is 16%

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science.  There are 396 members of academic staff (staff to student ratio of 1:22) with the following qualifications:

  • 68 doctorate degree holders
  • 19 doctorate degree candidates
  • 235 master’s degree holders

Many of their academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, UCSI’s academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

Co-Operative Education Training Programme for Every Year of Degree Studies at UCSI University

I am glad that EduSpiral recommended me to UCSI University as I gained so much real work experiences during all my Co-Op (Internship). Paul Kong, graduated in Business Administration from UCSI University
I am glad that EduSpiral recommended me to UCSI University as I gained so much real work experiences during all my Co-Op (Internship).
Paul Kong, graduated in Business Administration from UCSI University

With its innovative academic curriculum, UCSI University students also enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative Education Training Programme (Co-Op) that enhances their employability by integrating classroom learning with workplace training in Co-Op employer organisations.

UCSI University is the first university in Asia to facilitate industry placement for students each year.

Completing two months’ work experience for every study year, a UCSI University student would have six to eight months’ work experience to stand ready for full-time employment upon their graduation.

Around 4000 global companies provide UCSI students with internship. And 96% of UCSI University’s Co-Op partners would like to rehire their interns when they graduate.

With the number rising annually, these partnerships create job opportunities for students to be job-ready upon their graduation. UCSI University is among the Best performing comprehensive private universities in Malaysia for graduate employability.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at UCSI University

Situated on a 19-acre piece of land, the Campus is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur with convenient access to numerous

Chemistry lab at UCSI University
Chemistry lab at UCSI University

facilities including banks, restaurants, transportation services, entertainment, and accommodation. Fully wireless, it is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to access the world of e-learning and e-resources.

Housing 7 different blocks, the Campus includes the Student Centre (Menara Gading), the Resource Centre, the Academic Blocks and Residential Halls to comfortably accommodate a student population of more than 15000.

Other facilities include the four-level library, an auditorium, a recital hall, a multi-purpose hall, computer laboratories, residential halls, bookstores and cafeterias. Also available on Campus is an Apple Experience Centre.

The Campus faculty-centric facilities include: the Anatomy & Pathology Museum, Clinical Skills Laboratories, Petrochemical

UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.
UCSI students playing basketball at the Multipurpose Hall with the Gym in the background.

Laboratory, Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory, Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Microbiology Laboratory, fashion design workshops, Psychology Laboratory, as well as drafting and design studios.

The University is also constantly working with the industry to set up specialised labs which ensure students are updated with the latest industrial practices. Currently, the University has established laboratories jointly with National Instruments and RICOH under the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology, respectively.

Due to its rapid expansion, an additional 48-storey building will be built on the existing Campus that will include a 5-Star hotel, twelve floors of parking bays and hostel accommodations for UCSI University students, administrative offices, restaurants, a ballroom and also a clubhouse.

Science Laboratories at UCSI University

Biotechnology lab at UCSI University
Biotechnology lab at UCSI University

UCSI University operates 7 major science laboratories and several smaller research labs which are maintained by the Science Laboratories Department. Located at South Wing, the major labs include the Physical Chemistry & Molecular Biology Lab, the Project Lab, Pharmacy Practice Lab, Physiology & Pharmacology Lab, Micro Biology lab and Chemistry Labs.

  • Anatomy & Pathology Museum
  • Biology Labs
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Lab
  • Chemistry Laboratories 1 and 2
  • Chemistry Labs
  • Fermentation Lab
  • Food Processing Lab
  • Food Technology Lab
  • Media Preparation Lab

    Microbiology lab at UCSI University for her Biotech & Food Science students
    Microbiology lab at UCSI University for her Biotech & Food Science students
  • Medical Clinical Skills Unit
  • Medical Problem Based Learning Rooms
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Nursing Clinical Skills Unit
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis (Instrument) Lab
  • Pharmacy Practice and Physical Laboratory
  • Pharmacy Project Laboratory
  • Physics Labs
  • Physiology & Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Simulator Community Pharmacy Lab
  • Special Instrument Laboratory

Sports Facilities at UCSI University

Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle
Excellent sports facilities at UCSI University provide for an all-rounded education & a healthy lifestyle

  • Badminton Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Football Field
  • Futsal Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Pool Tables
  • Squash Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

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En Qi, Pharmacy student

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.
These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.
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Which Type of Business Course is Best to Study in Malaysia?

Choosing the Best Business Course to Study in Malaysia at Top Ranked Universities 

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After STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, SAM, AUSMAT or other Pre-University Programme there are many different business degree programmes at top private universities and colleges in Malaysia for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. Students in Malaysia who are not sure of what to study after their Pre-University course  can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right business course and university in Malaysia

After secondary school in Malaysia, many students are not exposed to the many different types of business courses therefore it can be confusing to choose the right business course to study in Malaysia. It is important to talk to knowledgeable and experienced advisors to guide you in choosing the right business course.

An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right business course. Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence.

Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence. Students need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

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List of Top 10 Business Courses to Study in Malaysia

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Eric Lu, Business at KDU University College

After STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, SAM, AUSMAT or other Pre-University Programme there are many different business degree programmes at top private universities and colleges in Malaysia for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. Students in Malaysia who are not sure of what to study after their Pre-University course  can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right business course and university in Malaysia

The first step in deciding which business degree is right for you is familiarising yourself with the different types of business degrees and understanding what each one means. I  have grouped all the courses that are popular and have job demand in Malaysia into 10 main areas of study. Some courses have higher job demand and salary than others. You have to choose based on your list of criteria of what’s important to you. This list of top ten courses in Malaysia makes it easier for students to narrow down to which area that you are interested in and would best suit you.

  1. Business Administration
  2. Accounting
  3. Accounting & Finance
  4. Finance & Investment
  5. Actuarial Science
  6. Marketing Management
  7. eBusiness or eCommerce
  8. International Business
  9. Human Resource Management
  10. Logistics Management or Supply Chain Management

How to Choose the Right Business Course to Study in Malaysia?

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Choosing what to study and where to study is a weighty, often life-changing decision. Studying is after all, an investment in your future. You’re also investing your time and money. So when it comes to picking the right business course for you, it pays to do your homework. As seen above, there are many business courses that you can study at the universities in Malaysia.

Finding a business course that suits you is a process and takes time to research. This process is about evaluating your prospective university and course from all possible angles, which might include checking out its reputation & ranking, the quality of the course content, experience of the lecturers, the costs, whether there are internships or opportunities to study abroad and, of course, the ease of gaining employment after graduating.

Business courses are these days quite remarkable for their sheer diversity, helped by the huge extent to which business schools have collaborated with other fields of study such as IT, languages and law to create multidisciplinary or combination programmes.

Many students assume that the course content is the same for a particular course at all universities. For

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Gan twins, Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University

example, Accounting or Business Administration. Students need to look past the titles and dig down into the course content to find out exactly what it’s all about. Students need to have a really good understanding of the content, the teaching methodology, the learning environment that encompasses that degree programme.

Business is a hugely diverse profession and, while some will choose a course because they want to work as an accountant, others might have a wish to set up their own music or food business and use the business degree as a way to take control of their destiny. Therefore, you have to understand yourself and what your career goals are. Then, you will be able to choose the right business course that best suits you.

Restaurants, law firms, media companies, agricultural producers, schools and colleges, engineering firms, hospitals, shops and retail, scientific researchers and labs: all of them need people to manage, balance the books, market their work and develop the firm. An accounting graduate will keep track of the profit and loss for the company while a management graduate will manage the whole company. Marketing graduates will try to increase sales for the company, a human resource management graduate will keep track of the employees’ benefits, salary, contracts and general welfare.

Finding the right course can seem daunting, with so many choices on offer at the private universities in

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Zijun, Actuarial Science at Asia Pacific University

Malaysia and some with combinations such as business with law, business with psychology, banking & finance, finance & investment,  etc.

You can get a sense of the range of courses on offer by browsing through the subjects of the business courses offered by the universities in Malaysia. Of course, words on a page cannot give you a sense of what the university might be like and whether it is a place you would want to study in. Therefore, it is a good idea to organise a visit to the open day if you can.

Pay attention to whether or not there is an internship element on the business course as this will be particularly useful if your dream is to set up your own business. A good business course should also give you some sense of how to be a self-starter and how you might begin building your own company.

Your degree is one of the most important factors in determining the starting point of your career path.

EduSpiral helped me to transfer my business diploma into UCSI University. He had advised me to go for a university with an English-speaking environment so that I can improve myself.
Kwang Wei, Business graduate from UCSI University

When deciding which business degree to pursue, therefore, it is very important to take into account your current educational position and to measure the potential rewards of each type of degree against the time and monetary sacrifices you are willing to make.

Choosing a course to study after SPM, UEC, STPM, O-Levels or A-Levels is a process in finding out who you are and what you are good at. An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course.

Choosing a top private university in Malaysia to study after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, Pre-U, A-Levels or STPM takes time, it is a process in finding out which one best fits you. You need to talk to the right counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced to help you to choose the best course to study in Malaysia. Once you’ve identified your career goals and your academic strong points, and then shortlisted your universities and programmes, the next and most important step is the due diligence.

Choosing the Best Business Course to Study in Malaysia

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It is important to choose the right course to study – you don’t want to waste your time and money on a course you don’t want to do (or end up dropping out of). To help you decide which course is right for you, make a list of business courses that are of interest to you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible business courses for consideration. Looking at your results in SPM, UEC or O-Levels could help you to decide which course you would be good at. If you have enjoyed maths at school you can consider Actuarial Science, Finance & Investment or Accounting courses. These courses are related to calculations. If you are more into statistics then consider Marketing as one of the areas in marketing studies is Market Research. Students interested in psychology and human behaviour can go for Human Resource Management or Business with Psychology.  Talking to an experienced education advisor would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best business course that fits you.

“My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals.”
Kuo Qiat, Marketing degree at UCSI University

Having narrowed down to these courses, for students after SPM or O-Levels, you can go for the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Business for 1 year before really choosing which type of business course to study for your degree.

Many students after SPM make the mistake of just listening to advise without verifying whether the information given is true or not. In addition, just because you have heard or seen a lot of advertisements by a particular university, doesn’t mean that it is the best in that course.

You should also ask yourself if you would still be interested in that subject for a further three or four years – enough to motivate yourself to work and research independently? Remember, you are going to work in this career for the next 50 years after graduation, therefore, you should have a high interest in the course.

The course that you choose should also have a job demand for you after you graduate. Choosing a course that you are passionate about without job demand and you may end up being jobless. Look for statistics and research to support whether there is a job demand for your future career in Malaysia. Here at EduSpiral Consultant Services, we do our research on the job demand for the careers in Malaysia, Salary Reports, and universities so that we can advise our students based on facts and evidence.

Education Pathway to a Business Degree Course in Malaysia

Our mum asked us to talk to EduSpiral as we did not know what to study. EduSpiral had helped our older sister before. He met us at Taylor’s, talked to us and then gave us a tour.
Gan twins, Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University

Students after SPM or O-Levels would need to go through some sort of a Pre-University programme before entering into the business degree course in Malaysia. Therefore, you still have about 1 to 1.5 years in your Pre-University programme to really figure out what to study for your degree.

There are basically 2 pathways after SPM or O-Levels. You can either go for a Diploma course or Pre-University Course in Malaysia. “Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university bachelors degree programme.

The common courses under Pre-University are STPM, A-Levels, SAM, Foundation, AUSMAT, etc.

Students after SPM or O-Levels who are not sure what to study at degree level can go for the Pre-University course in Malaysia like A-Levels, AUSMAT or Foundation and then proceed on to the degree in Malaysia.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter the

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Kar Jun, Accounting graduate from Asia Pacific University

Foundation in Business  or Foundation in Arts for 1 year before continuing on to the business degree programme. Students who are sure of studying in Malaysia should just go for the Foundation programme as it is faster, easier and helps to enhance your English language & communication skills.

Alternatively, students with at least 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may enter the Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Accounting, Diploma in Human Resource Management, etc and then transfer their diploma credits into Year 2 of the related degree course. PTPN Loan is offered for the Diploma and Degree programmes.

Choosing the right Pre-University course that fits you would mean that you have to ask yourself which methods of assessment best suit you? Exams, coursework, practicals, group projects and presentations could all be in the mix in differing quantities. Every Pre-University course will include a % breakdown of assessment. You need to understand yourself and capabilities in order to decide which Pre-University course would best suit you.

Students who are sure of what they want to study after SPM or O-Levels can enter the Diploma

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Vivian Chua, Actuarial Science at UCSI University

or Foundation in Business Administration. The Diploma pathway in Malaysia for students after SPM is 2 or 2.5 years and then enter into Year 2 of the Degree programme.

The Foundation in Business will prepare you to face the rigours of an undergraduate business programme. Those who are not sure of which degree then it is best to go for the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. You can contact us for a free career test to help you understand yourself better so that you are able to make the right decision.

Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private University in Malaysia to Study a Business Course

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia to study marketing:

Recognition & Reputation of the Courses in Malaysia

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Archie Wong, Business degree programme at KDU Penang University College

  • Is the particular business Foundation, Diploma or Degree course popular at that university?
  • What is the reputation or ranking of the private university in Malaysia? Global ranking by QS World University Rankings or locally by MQA in the SETARA 2013
  • Are the business Foundation, Diploma or Degree courses recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Are the business Foundation, Diploma or Degree courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Are the business Diploma or Degree courses accredited and recognised by relevant professional bodies in Malaysia?
  • Awards won by the university, staff or students for the particular course of interest. The number of awards won would be a guide on how good the university is for the course.

Academic Quality of the Business Courses at the University in Malaysia

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  • Subjects offered in the business Foundation, Diploma or Degree (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Entry requirements for the Foundation, Diploma & Degree courses at the university in Malaysia (Foreign branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • What is the Class size for the course (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Ask your friends who have studied there or currently studying there for their opinion on the teaching quality, environment and facilities.
  • Type of programme (local degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • What are the Entry Requirements for the business Foundation, Diploma & Degree courses at the university (Foreign Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements for their courses)
  • Does the university have a strong internship or Co-Op programme?
  • Do they have enough students to start a class?
  •  How many students do they have studying that course at that university?
  •  What is the duration of the course? When are the intake dates?

Facilities at the University to Support the Business Course in Malaysia

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  • Location of the university. Is it in the city, suburbs or country side? Some students prefer a city life while other students prefer a quieter university environment away from the city.
  • Size of the university.
  • Transportation. Is the university accessible to you? What are the public transportation available? If you drive, is there ample parking?
  • Campus resources (labs, library or resource centre, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Facilities for your course of interest. Labs, computers, software, etc.

Cost for your Business Foundation, Diploma or Degree Studies in Malaysia

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Yen Yong, Business at First City University College

  • How much money do I have to pay for the course and cost of living? Ask your parents. Note that you will need to have enough to pay the tuition fees as well as your cost of living. (Costs for university studies in Malaysia would include tuition, hostel, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.)
  • What are the Financial assistance available at the university? (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • Is the PTPTN loan available for the course at the university?
  • How much are the tuition fees? Does it include the exam and other fees?
  • How much is on-campus accommodation?
  • How much is off-campus accommodation? (Off-campus apartments, houses, condominiums) Note that it might be cheaper to find off campus accommodation on your own with friends. Is the accommodations near eateries, banks, entertainment, public transportation, safe & secure, etc.?

Student Environment and Activities at the University

EduSpiral emphasised the importance of having good English for our future career. I am glad to join a globalised university which has helped me to improve my communication skills.
Vincent Yeoh, Accounting & Finance at Asia Pacific University

  • What is the student culture at the university? (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc) The language spoken mostly at the college by the students may also matter if you don’t know Mandarin or BM or English. If most of the students speak Mandarin at that university then it will not help you to improve your English. Having a good command of the English language helps you to get good jobs and promotions.
  • Size of the university or college in Malaysia. Some students prefer a large campus with sports facilities and other resources while other students like small colleges with family-like environment.
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.) Universities with a good proportion of international students will help you to improve your English language skills since you would need to communicate with them in English. In addition, you will learn about their culture, behavior and discover new ideas. These skills will be useful to you when you work overseas or in a multi-national company.
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Is the university campus is a safe area? Safety within the campus and outside.
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and private universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide

EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels.
Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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