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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.

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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

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Pre-University & Foundation

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Business Management, Accounting & Finance

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Computing & Technology

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Engineering & Built Environment

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Communication & Social Science

List of Top Universities in Malaysia for Design

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.

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Choose the Best Data Science or Data Analytics Course to Study at Top Universities in Malaysia

Study at the Best Data Science or Data Analytics Universities in Malaysia

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Choosing the right course to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. In addition, when choosing the right course to study in Malaysia, one of the criteria that students should look at is the job demand. If you don’t plan carefully, you may end up studying a course that has no job demand after you graduate. This would be an incredible waste of your time and money. With the wide variety of courses available to a student, the time after high school or Pre-University can be a confusing one if not guided properly by an experienced and knowledgeable education counselor.

There is a tremendous demand 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.

Choosing to study at a Top University in Malaysia for Data Science would ensure that you will receive the best teaching & learning environment and be well equipped with the necessary knowledge & skills for a successful career.

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How to Choose the Best University in Malaysia to Study Data Science or Data Analytics

Studying Information Technology (IT) was my dream but my results didn’t achieve the requirements. But EduSpiral gave me in-depth advise & helped me to choose the right course that suited me.
Harold, Diploma in Business IT at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Data science, also known as data analytics or data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining.

Data science is a multidisciplinary blend of data inference, algorithm development, and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems. At the core is data. Millions of raw information, streaming in and stored in enterprise data warehouses. Much to learn by mining it. Advanced capabilities we can build with it. Data science is ultimately about using this data in creative ways to generate business value.

Data Science or Big Data Analytics focuses on designing and developing solutions to draw useful insights from the availability of large volumes of data, known as Big Data. Students will receive fundamental training in computer science theories and learn techniques on the processing of Big Data for analytics that can be impactful to business in Malaysia & globally.

In 2015, only 80 data scientists in local industry in Malaysia, targeting 1,500 by 2020. MALAYSIA’S national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) said that seven public and private institutes of higher learning in country will be offering data science courses to university students, graduates and working professionals for careers in data analytics.

Malaysia’s national ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has unveiled a plan, supported by seven public and private institutes of higher learning (IHLs), to increase the number of local data scientists from the current 80 to 2000 by the year 2020.

Two of the top award-winning private universities chosen are

  1. Asia Pacific University (APU) – offers the UK Dual Award BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics
  2. Multimedia University (MMU) – offers the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) Specialising in Data Science.

Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Data Science or Data Analytics Course at a Top University in Malaysia

EduSpiral took us around to tour the campus and the hostel giving me & my family the assurance that we are making the right choice.
Jerry Cheong, Diploma in ICT at Asia Pacific University

  • Is the course popular at that college or university? Quality/reputation/ranking of the private college in Malaysia
  • Awards, achievements & ranking in the field of Data Science or Information Technology
  • How many awards has the university won in Information Technology or Computer Science?
  • Which are the awarding bodies? Are the certificates recognised for enter at all universities overseas?
  • Are the courses recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Subjects offered in the Data Science Course. Do they help you to achieve your undergraduate academic goals and equip you well to handle the challenges of the working environment?
  • What is the class size? Will you have personal attention from the lecturer?
  • 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?
  •  Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  •  Ask your friends who have studied there for their opinion. Ask your friends who are currently studying there as well.
  • Entry requirements
  • 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?
  • 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.)

What is Data Science or Big Data and How will it Impact Jobs in Malaysia?

EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral & brought us to the university for counseling and to tour the campus. In addition, he helped us in our application to the university.
Seng Foong & Samson, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Data is everywhere. In fact, the amount of digital data that exists is growing at a rapid rate—in fact, more than 2.7 zettabytes of data exist in today’s digital universe, and that is projected to grow to 180 zettabytes in 2025.

All this data—from your photos to the Fortune 500’s financials—has only recently begun to be analyzed to tease out insights that can help organizations improve their business. That’s why more organizations are seeking professionals who can make sense of all the data.

Data science, also known as data analytics or data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining.

Data science is a multidisciplinary blend of data inference, algorithm development, and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems. At the core is data. Millions of raw information, streaming in and stored in enterprise data warehouses. Much to learn by mining it. Advanced capabilities we can build with it. Data science is ultimately about using this data in creative ways to generate business value

Data scientists combine statistics, mathematics, programming, problem-solving, capturing data in ingenious ways, the ability to look at things differently to find patterns, along with the activities of cleansing, preparing, and aligning the data.

Dealing with unstructured and structured data, Data Science is a field that encompasses anything related to data cleansing, preparation, and analysis. Put simply, Data Science is an umbrella term for techniques used when trying to extract insights and information from data.

MALAYSIA has made clear the need to leverage on big data to propel itself into a developed digital economy, with one minister declaring it as key to the nation’s aspirations. The groundwork has been laid down, with the relevant agencies and certain technology multinationals having put their heads together to develop a big data policy framework. There are also plans for the country to appoint a chief data scientist over the next few years, a move aimed at developing local capabilities in data analytics.

In 2015, only 80 data scientists in local industry in Malaysia, targeting 1,500 by 2020. MALAYSIA’S national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) said that seven public and private institutes of higher learning in country will be offering data science courses to university students, graduates and working professionals for careers in data analytics.

Data Science Job has High Demand in Malaysia

EduSpiral helped me to find an affordable and yet world top ranked computer science university.
Vickey, Diploma in IT at Multimedia University (MMU)

BIG data seems to be in full throttle, developing exponential growth, looking at the amount of data being generated today. But what is big data? In a nutshell, the word literally means massive amounts of information that cannot be properly processed on a worksheet, database management system or across traditional software that people are accustomed to.

What organisations need to understand is data is no longer the sort of information that is used in the past, such as sales and financial related data, instead, real time information that needs to be constantly captured and analysed. Big data also encompasses analysing massive amounts of information an making good business out of it.

That said, the industry is reported to be lacking in data professionals as big data is a new and complex field. And due to its complexity, big data is not something existing institutions can develop overnight. That is basically why a specialised company like The Centre of Applied Data Science (CADS) is needed. It is the kind of firm that understands the nature of big data, realises the need for a holistic approach towards developing data professionals and is able to see the big picture, including the business that can be churned out of it.

Statistics show that by the year 2020, there will be about two million job openings for data professionals and that the demand for people with this knowledge and skill will outstrip supply by a ratio of two to one. It’s a global phenomena which is already in motion and Malaysia has set its sights on developing 20,000 data professionals and 2,000 data scientists by 2020.

“With a little bit of exposure and information to what big data has to offer and opportunities that lie ahead, this is really going to be one of the most exciting careers in the future, apart from artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet of things. I think a career in big data will easily be among the top 10 in the near future,” said CADS managing director Cheam Tat Inn.

CADS is Asean’s first and only one-stop platform and centre of excellence to empower the next generation of data professionals. Committed to delivering the highest standard in data science education, the centre aims to cultivate and mentor future data professionals to contribute effectively towards organisations in Malaysia and the Asean region, through accelerated and rigorous programmes and mentorship stints, unlike any other presently available in Southeast Asia.

The centre delivers programmes, many of which are through collaborations with a number of world-leading organisations such as the Harvard Business School, which targets top level executives who wish to understand big data analytics and its relevance to their business.

There is also a programme which is delivered in partnership with a company based in New York, called the Data Incubator programme. This programme is locally endorsed by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) andHuman Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

There are three main streams data professionals can branch out into – data scientists, data analysts and data engineers. While a career in data engineering would revolve around a job that is quite technical (imagine a mechanic working on a car), he or she is said to look at data a little differently compared to a data analyst, who is trained in programming skills, with a little aptitude in statistics and comes from a mathematical background.

Data scientists also are put on a higher pedestal, as this person is required to deal with higher levels of big data technicality and complexity.

“Soft skills are also very important and is also key in this profession because you need to translate complex situations into simple business language.

“A data professional must be able to take all the information, develop a mathematical formula, come up with a conclusion and present it to the top management – that is the skill required,” Cheam stressed.

To date, CADS has developed more than 750 data professionals and is looking at establishing more partnerships. Their latest is with Coursera, the largest, massive open online courses platform in the world, which offers a host of data science programmes from reputable universities around the globe, allowing one to attain professionally recognised and accredited qualifications.

For organisations to remain competitive and relevant, big data is no longer an option as it will become mainstream in the very near future. If organisations are not sensitive to big data, it will face huge impact. All it takes is one bad user experience and an organisation will be set back for days.

“The power of big data analytics can not only help in terms of competitiveness, but relevancy in the future. With all this information, you will then know how you can evolve and proactively change the company.”

High Salary for Data Science or Big Data Analytics in Malaysia

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Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX) CEO Sharala Axryd believes data professionals such as data engineers, data analysts and data scientists are the “sexiest jobs” of the 21st century.

Sharala told The Malaysian Reserve in a recent email interview that these careers are in hot demand due to their highly valued skill sets.

“The world has positioned data professionals as jobs of the future, as the prospects of data science and analytics are endless.

“Besides a healthy remuneration package, data professionals are highly sought after and are needed across multiple industries within the next few years,” Sharala said.

She further said local data science fresh graduates can demand starting pay in the range of RM4,000-RM8,000 — making it the highest paid entrylevel job in the country today.

An experienced professional in the field can demand up to RM15,000, she said. “Data has become the new oil, as companies are constantly inundated with data that they need deciphering in order to create value for their products, services, customers and themselves.”

Sharala opined that it is important for the relevant bodies to create awareness among both youths and their parents, so that the latter can encourage their children to pursue beyond “traditional” jobs.

“I believe there will never be a shortage of data now and in the future, but there is a shortage of data professionals.

“People have no idea how huge is the demand for data scientists, data engineers and data analysts,” Sharala said.

She acknowledged many enterprises are struggling with the complexity of today’s big data and data science ecosystem.

“Though they recognise the opportunity of emerging practices, the shortage of trained data professionals remains at the top of the list of data science challenges that enterprises face.”

Best UK Dual Award BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics in Malaysia at Top Ranked Asia Pacific University (APU)

Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or “Excellent” in the SETARA 2017 rating by MQA. 95% of APU Graduates are employed before graduation.

Having won hundreds of awards in computing and IT in Malaysia and globally, Asia Pacific University is the best university in Malaysia to study Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics.

Upon graduation, students will be a degree will be awarded by Asia Pacific University and also Staffordshire University, UK. Students need to choose the best university or college in Malaysia to study Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics so that they can gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the competitive world of IT.

Students after SPM or O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Computing at Asia Pacific University for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year UK Dual Award  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics degree.

With 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels including Maths, students may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information & Communications Technology or Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with specialism in Software Engineering and then enter into Year 2 of the Data Analytics degree at Asia Pacific University. Pre-University students with the relevant results in STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, etc. can enter directly into Year 1 of the Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics degree.

The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics programme has been carefully designed by Asia Pacific University (APU) with inputs and contents from their partners, comprising of major technology and software solutions providers, university partners as well as industry organisations who use analytics for strategic and competitive advantage.

The strength of these partnerships endures that the programme comprehensively addresses all key stakeholders – Technology providers, Employers, Government as well as Students – in its learning outcomes, curriculum content, delivery adn assessment. Students also obtain certification jointly issued with industry partners, which would certainly give them a head start in the exciting world of Big Data.

Furthermore, APU is also poised to become a frontrunner in analytics research through the establishment of the Asia Pacific Centre of Analytics (APCA), through which research activities will be undertaken to challenge boundaries in the application of analytics.

Highly Acclaimed UK Dual Award BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Award-Winning Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduates from Asia Pacific University will receive a UK Dual Award degree from Staffordshire University. An impressive 95% of APU's graduates obtain jobs before graduation.

Graduates from Asia Pacific University will receive a UK Dual Award degree from Staffordshire University. An impressive 95% of APU’s graduates obtain jobs before graduation.

The School of Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University (APU) is the oldest and most established school. The school has a strong presence in the industry and is an obvious choice among the school leavers.

The school offers a wide variety of specialised programmes. Asia Pacific University’s programmes are very much industry driven and relevant and our graduates are global citizens and industry ready.

Alumni of the School have progressed into a number of significant careers in leading multinational technology based companies. In line with APU’s vision, the School aims to be a leading provider of high quality computing and technology education and a contributor to research at the national and international level.

This is emphasised by our mission to provide high quality and internationally recognised and benchmarked Technology education and to be recognised for innovative teaching methods and educational activities.

The School of Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University aims to:

  • Facilitate your academic and vocational progression by developing knowledge, key skills and capacity for independent and lifelong learning
  • Develop your skills in imaginative problem-solving and decision-making
  • Develop your Personal Development Portfolio to support your career aspirations
  • Provide a stimulating, interactive and accessible course of study to give you a sound grasp of information technology
  • knowledge, analysis and contemporary issues which you can develop and apply in future employment
  • Develop your imagination and innovative abilities to show initiative and creativity in your work
  • Develop your intelligence, ingenuity, inventiveness and independence as well as your communication skills

Asia Pacific University’s Collaborative Partners:

Course Structure for the BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Group study room in the library at Asia Pacific University

The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Asia Pacific University (APU) programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • The ability to develop technical knowledge, skills and background in the design and organisation of computer systems with an emphasis on data analytics.
  • The ability to critically evaluate design paradigms, languages, algorithms, and techniques used to develop complex software systems.
  • The ability to evaluate and respond to opportunities for developing and exploiting new technologies with data analytics concepts and tools.

Year 1 Subjects for the BSC (HONS) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Asia Pacific University (APU)

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The first year is packed with modules that provide the fundamental skills required by every IT professional. Systems analysis & design and introduction to programming in an appropriate language provide a foundation in the area of software development.

A sound grasp of mathematical techniques and skills in algorithmic thinking are important pre-requisites for your second and third year studies in this area. Computer architecture, operating systems, networks, databases, data analytics, behavioural science and marketing analytics are the area of the platform or underlying analytics systems. Introduction to management introduces the third key area, understanding personal and organisational development, along with independent learning and teamwork skills.

Common Modules

  • Introduction to Management
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Fundamentals of Software Development
  • Mathematical Concepts for Computing
  • Operating Systems & Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Databases

Specialised Modules

  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Behavioural Science and Marketing Analytics

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

Year 2 Subjects for the BSC (HONS) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Computer Science involves designing and implementing software, devising new ways to use computers and developing effective ways to solve computing problems. It spans a wide range, from theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting edge developments in all areas of computing. Successful professionals with a degree in computer science are flexible in performing a range of computing tasks, and extend theories and practice in every area of computing.

In your second year, the core modules take development skills to the next level and deepen your understanding of platform technology, while specialised modules allow you to go further into statistical modelling, data mining and predictive modelling.

Professional development, fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams, and independent learning are continuous themes in your studies at APU. This year ends with an internship that offers you an opportunity to move outside the classroom and show your professionalism in the workplace.

Common Modules

  • Object Oriented Development with Java
  • System Development Methods
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methods for Computing & Technology

Specialised and Option Modules

  • Computing Theory
  • Data Structures
  • Concurrent Programming
  • System & Network Administration
  • Computer Systems & Low Level Techniques
  • Probability & Statistical Modelling
  • Data Mining & Predictive Modelling

INTERNSHIP

After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship / Industrial Training. This will prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of Computer Science.

Year 3 Subjects for the BSC (HONS) in Computer Science with specialism in Data Analytics at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Computing class at Asia Pacific University’s new campus

In your third year you draw on your previous studies and industrial experience to refine your personal and professional development in the field of computer science, supported by specialised training in project management and new product development.

Other core modules help you develop new skills in advanced programming techniques and algorithms, and evaluating applications at the frontiers of current technology. Specialised modules allow you to extend the capabilities you developed from previous studies of databases and analytics specifically in the area of database securities, text analytics, sentiment analysis, business intelligence, and optimisation concepts.

For your final year project, you investigate and develop a solution for a real world problem. This provides

proof of your ability to combine technical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills to achieve a goal, which is an important addition to your personal achievement portfolio.

Common Modules

  • Innovation Management & New Product Development
  • Project Management

Specialised & Option Modules

  • Algorithmics
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Emergent Technology
  • Text Analytics & Sentiment Analysis
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Database Security
  • Optimisation Concepts for Data Science
  • Investigation in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Projects

Studying Data Science at Top 300 Ranked Multimedia University (MMU)

Multimedia University (MMU) is ranked Top 300 QS World University Rankings in Computer Science and Information Systems, 2017

Multimedia University (MMU) in Malaysia is ranked in the Top 300 QS World University Rankings in Computer Science and Information Systems, 2017. Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya offers award-winning, practical and industry-ready degrees that will allow you to make a real and lasting impact as an ICT specialist. Top Ranked Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya offers the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) Specialising in Data Science.

Students after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia with at least 5 relevant credits can enter the Foundation in Information Technology course at Multimedia University (MMU) in Cyberjaya.

Upon completion of the recognised Foundation in IT, students will continue on to the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) degree programme at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics at MMU Cyberjaya campus. Alternatively, students with at least 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may go for the Diploma in Information Technology (IT) and then continue on to the final part of the degree upon completion. Students may apply for PTPN Loan for the Foundation in Information Technology as well as the diploma & degree programmes.

Multimedia University (MMU) is ranked 179th in Asia according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rankings for 2018. Having won hundreds of awards, Multimedia University (MMU) offers the best courses in Computer Science in Malaysia. Therefore, it is undeniably the best university in Malaysia for students to study the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) degree that’s also affordable.  97% of Multimedia University (MMU) students are employed within six months of graduation.

Outstanding Computer Science Majoring in Data Science Degree Course in Malaysia at Top Ranked Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya 80-Hectare campus is equipped with various intelligent features such as multimedia learning facilities, intelligent building systems, a digital library, and an integrated campus management system designed to nurture innovative management graduates.

This three-year Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) degree programme at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics at Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya equips students with fundamental computing knowledge and the latest technology. In year 1, all students learn common subjects before specialising in one of the following areas – Software Engineering, Information Systems, Game Development or Data Science – in the second year.

Each designed specialisation prepares students with specific skills. Students will also complete a final year project and undergo industrial training to acquire practical industry experience.

  • Data Science: Focuses on designing and developing solutions to draw useful insights from the availability of large volumes of data, known as Big Data. Students will receive fundamental training in computer science theories and learn techniques on the processing of Big Data for analytics that can be impactful to business.

Career Prospects: Researcher, Programmer, Software Development, Project Manager, System Analyst, Database Administrator, IS/SE Consultant, Game Producer, Game Artist & Visualiser, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer.

 

List of Subjects offered in the Computer Science Degree Majoring in Data Science at Multimedia University (MMU) at Cyberjaya

Year 1 Computer Science Subjects at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

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  • Calculus
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Discrete Structures & Probability
  • Professional Development
  • Computational Methods
  • Object Oriented Programming & Data Structures
  • Computer Architecture & Organisations
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Research Methodology in Computer Science
  • U2
  • U4

Year 2 Computer Science Subjects at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

  • Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Algorithm Design & Analysis
  • Elective 1
  • Industrial Training
  • U3

Specialisation: Data Science

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Mining

Year 3 Computer Science Subjects at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

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  • Final Year Project
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • U1
  • U1
  • Workplace Communication

Specialisation: Data Science

  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Data Visualisation
  • Specialisation Elective 1
  • Specialisation Elective 2

Why Study Computer Science at Award-Winning Multimedia University (MMU) in Malaysia

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Both Multimedia University’s Faculty of Computing & Informatics and Faculty of Information Science & Technology incorporate industry-led curriculum so you will gain not only technical knowledge and skills, but also relevant soft and management skills. Many of the lecturers are professionals and specialists in their fields who will be able to impart real-life experience and solutions to your learning.

Multimedia University (MMU) also has strong collaborations with global industry leaders who are ready to share their knowledge of cutting-edge innovative technologies to keep you up-to-the-minute with current and future industry needs. MMU was the first private university approved by the Malaysian government.

Multimedia University’s collaboration partners include multinational corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Dell-EMC, Cisco, Oracle, Intel, Cloudera, Nokia, EC Council, Google, Sun, Novell, Shell, BT, Celcom, CA, and Motorola. Through such partnerships, our staff and students are able to leverage on the latest technologies driving the Malaysian and global ICT scenes.

Technologically advanced SMART Labs at Multimedia University (MMU)

To give MMU students an extra edge in the job market, the university also conducts numerous professional certification programs via learning centers such as the Microsoft IT Academy, the Cisco Networking Academy, the Oracle Workforce Development Programme, the Cloudera Academic Partnership Programme, the Sun Academic Initiative and the Novell (Micro Focus) Academic Training Partner.

Vendor academy programs (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Novell/LPI, Juniper, IBM). Industry-linked Final Year Project. Lectures/Seminars by Industry Partners Visits to IT companies. Incorporation of industrial-standard software and tools in the course content Participation in competitions (e.g. programming competitions)

A study by Gartner and MSC Malaysia found that Multimedia University (MMU) is among the top five universities preferred by major ICT players for graduate employment – a testament to the quality of MMU’s academicians, curriculum, student development programmes and our solid reputation with the industries.

In this constantly evolving digital world, Information and Communication Technology is more important than ever. As ICT continues to transform the way people communicate, learn, work and play, the career prospects for IT graduates are both diverse and rewarding. Whether it’s Bioinformatics or Data Communication, Artificial Intelligence or Information Technology Management, a degree from MMU will definitely hold you in good stead for the future.

The Best Reasons to Study Computer Science & Information Technology at Multimedia University (MMU)

Computer lab at Multimedia University (MMU)

  • Ranked World’s Top 300 University for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Academically and professionally certified lecturers (CCNA, CCNP, MCP, MCTS, MTA and Java)
  • One of the best teaching labs in private universities, equipped with world-class research and teaching facilities such as SMART and Innov8 labs
  • Strong collaborations with multi-national companies such as Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft IT Academy, Oracle Workforce Development Program, Novell Academic Training Partner, Linux Professional Institute and EC-Council
  • Forefront Curriculum Design and Industry Placement Opportunities to bridge academic studies with practical experience
  • Be part of a globally ranked university that is listed in the Top 200 QS World University Rankings and continues to strive with solid breakthrough to be at the 179th spot in QS Asia University Rankings.
  • Study alongside 1,500 international students from more than 70 countries.
  • Experience the best and latest technologies from MMU’s collaborations with major ICT players such as ZTE, Nokia, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco and Motorola.
  • Get exposure to some of the best practices of the world’s best universities such as MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, USC and Tokyo University.
  • Be enthused with Start-up Schemes from the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship ventures.

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EduSpiral Consultant Services is a full-service educational counseling & planning firm that guides students from across Malaysia to help them choose the right course and university.

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.

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Top 10 Most Popular Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

Top Foundation Programmes after SPM or O-Levels

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Students after SPM or O-Levels can consider taking the Foundation Programmes at top private universities in Malaysia. The Foundation Programmes are 1 year and is cheaper compared to the external Pre-University Programmes.

If you plan to study a bachelor’s degree at a private university or college in Malaysia, the Foundation programme is the next step for you. Students after SPM or O-Levels must enter a Pre-University Programme before continuing with their degree at private universities in Malaysia .

Choosing the right Foundation programme  after SPM or O-Levels can be challenging. Many students after SPM or O-Levels are left with the difficult task of making that choice without being sufficiently equipped with the necessary details to make an informed choice. Students should ask a counselor who is knowledgeable and experienced to provide the right information to help them make the right choice.

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Top 10 Most Popular Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

  1. Foundation in Science
  2. Foundation in Arts
  3. Foundation in Business Administration or Management
  4. Foundation in Computing & Technology
  5. Foundation in Engineering
  6. Foundation in Communication & Media Studies
  7. Foundation in Natural & Built Environment or Architecture
  8. Foundation in Design

Top Ten Reasons to Study the Foundation Programme at the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

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  1. Cheaper than the External Pre-University Programmes
  2. Easier than the External Pre-University Programmes such as A-Levels, STPM or AUSMAT
  3. Some are recognised for entry into overseas universities
  4. Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  5. You study subjects that you like, which is Arts-related
  6. Your coursework and exams are marked by Malaysians who understand what you write or express
  7. You will be exposed to different types of arts-related subjects which would help you to decide which major to choose in the degree.
  8. Faster to enter the degree programme compared to taking the STPM or A-Levels
  9. If you do not plan to go overseas, there is no reason to take an external Pre-University programme which is tougher and more expensive.
  10. When you score well in the Foundation in Arts, you can apply for scholarships for the degree programme at the same university.

Study at the Best Universities & Colleges in Malaysia for your Foundation Course after SPM or O-Levels

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Top private universities in Malaysia, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes.  The curriculum and examination of the Foundation programmes are set by the local private colleges & universities, following the quality criteria set by the Ministry of Higher Education and quality assurance agency, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

These Foundation courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the university’s respective foreign partner universities and also accepted by many other overseas universities as an equivalent to pre-university qualification in their respective home countries.

Students will take about 10-12 subjects in 3 semesters (1 year) for the Foundation programme at private universities in Malaysia. You will get the chance to study a variety of subject areas in the Foundation Programme. This will not only give you an idea of what subject you may like to progress on to, but also to develop the valuable learning skills necessary for pursue a degree. A Foundation Programme in Malaysia can be 2 semesters with 6 months each semester or 3 semesters with 4 months each semester.

External Pre-University Programmes such as the A-Levels, AUSMAT or CIMP offer general subjects in Science or Arts.

There are many types of Foundation programmes in Malaysia, some are general like the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science, while other are more specific to the intended course of study like the Foundation in Engineering or Foundation in Computing & Technology.  Students who know what they want to study can just go for the specific Foundation at the university offering the degree of interest. You can go for the Foundation in Design, Foundation in Communication, Foundation in Technology, etc.

However, there are also general Foundation programmes such as Foundation in Arts and Foundation in Science offered by the private universities. Foundation in Science programmes can lead to engineering, pharmacy, medicine, applied sciences, health sciences and other arts related degree programmes. The Foundation in Arts programme can lead to accounting, business, computing, architecture, design, and other arts related courses. After completing the Foundation in Science students have the choice to choose sciences or arts related degree programmes.

For students who have yet to decide on what to study for their degree, or would like to keep their choices open, should go for the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science.

Through these foundation courses, students will be able to gain an understanding of the core skills in a main field of choice through exposure to a range of subjects, even if they are unclear about which degree programme they want to undertake in university.

To enter into the degree programmes, you will need at least a CGPA of 2.00 or 2.50 depending on the university and the course.

Choosing a top private university in Malaysia to study after SPM or O-Levels for your Pre-University or Foundation course 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. Students should choose top universities in Malaysia that has an English-speaking environment so that it will help you to improve your language skills. Good English is important to obtain higher salaries and faster promotions in Malaysia. English-speaking environments promote critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills which enhance your career prospects.

Foundation or External Pre-University or STPM in Malaysia

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Students after SPM or O-Levels can consider taking the Foundation Programmes at top private colleges & universities in Malaysia. The Foundation Programmes are 1 year and is cheaper compared to the external Pre-University Programmes. Foundation programmes are generally easier than external Pre-University courses. If you do not plan on going overseas for your degree programme, then it is better to go for the Foundation programme at a top private university in Malaysia.

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 in Malaysia will include a percentage of the breakdown of assessment for the subjects. You need to understand yourself and capabilities in order to decide which Pre-University course would best suit you. Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university.

After SPM, one of the choices that students have is to take Form 6 and eventually the STPM examination. Most students choose the STPM because of financial difficulties which is a valid reason. However, if your parents can afford or if they can sacrifice, it is better to go for the Foundation programme at private universities in Malaysia. In the article below, we will discuss in detail the advantages and disadvantages of taking the STPM and why you should take the Foundation programme.

If you are still not sure of what to study for your degree, the Foundation programme is a good choice and is shorter in duration than the STPM or A-Levels and less difficult.

Duration 12 months
Number of subjects 12-15. Varies depending on the programme and university (usually combination of compulsory, elective & MPU subjects)
Recognition & Accreditation Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA)
Assessment Assessment for Foundation programmes in Malaysia will vary from university to university. It will contain a mix of coursework, assignments, quizzes and exams. The coursework could cover different assessment tasks such as projects, assignments, laboratory work, presentations, tests, and others as assigned throughout each semester. The final examination is conducted at the end of each semester. 
Price RM8,000 – RM25,000
Advantages
  • Tailored specifically towards the degree course offered by the university
  • Shorter duration compared to the STPM and A-Level programmes
  • Generally, cheaper than most Pre-University (Pre-U) programmes
  • Most students find it easier compared to other Pre-University programmes
  • English-speaking environment which would help you to improve your language skills (depends on which university you choose)
  • The course is taught and marked by Malaysians who would understand the language skills of Malaysian students. Therefore, students who are weak in the English language should choose the Foundation and take the opportunity to improve their language skills during the Foundation programme.
Disadvantages
  • Depending on which Foundation, it may be difficult to change courses if you decide to pursue a different field
  • May not be accepted by other private universities for your undergraduate degree
  • May not be accepted into universities overseas

What you need to know about the Foundation Course in Malaysia

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Foundation courses can be seen as preparatory courses that assist students to transition from SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia to specific bachelor’s degree programmes. The Foundation Programme in Malaysia is a pre-university program designed to help students meet the entry requirements for first-year university and prepare them to handle the rigours of undergraduate studies. Students gain a solid grounding in academic and communication skills, with a focus on developing their Critical Thinking and English language skills.

  • Duration: 3 semesters  (1 year of full-time study). Some universities offer a 2-semester Foundation which is still 1 year in duration.
  • Entry Requirements: Min. 5 credits, inclusive of Maths and 2 pure Science subjects for Foundation in Science or Engineering. For IT, you must have a credit in Maths. Other courses just require 5 credits. For Medicine and Pharmacy, Min. 5B in Maths, Additional Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics but will vary from university to university.
  • Recognition: Mostly in Malaysia and some overseas. As long as the Foundation course is accredited by MQA, it will be accepted by another private university for entry into the relevant degree programme.
  • Cost: Generally cheaper than overseas Pre-University courses and A-Levels

Foundation Courses Assessment System

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Jia Jin, Foundation in Design at Taylor’s University

Assessment for Foundation programmes in Malaysia will vary from university to university. Foundation courses will follow assessment methods set by the institution and/or its partner university.

The coursework could cover different assessment tasks such as projects, assignments, laboratory work, presentations, tests, and others as assigned throughout each semester. The final examination is conducted at the end of each semester. The assessments are subject to quality assurance procedures to maintain high standards and ensuring fair assessment.

Unlike the external pre-university programmes in Malaysia which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the Foundation programmes for private universities provide specialisation in specific areas of study such as business, computer & IT, or engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

Foundation Subjects: The number of subjects vary from 8 to 12 subjects depending on which university.

MPU Subjects / GENERAL STUDIES (Compulsory Units)

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Zhi Yih & Chin Xien, Foundation in Design at First City University College

  • Through the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the Ministry of Education (MOE), Higher Education Sector has imposed the following requirements on programmes offered by all private tertiary education providers:
  • MPU (i.e. General Studies) will replace MPW from September 2013 onwards (Ministry of Education directive of 18th June 2013).
  • The Ministry of Education requires that all NEW Degree (International and Malaysian) students enrolled in September 2013 and onwards must take the MPU units as a prerequisite for the award of their degree.
  • Malaysian Degree students must take the units and pass them as a prerequisite for the award of the degree.
  • Students are required to take other MPU units which will be rolled out during the course of their study.

Why Study Foundation in Malaysia?

  1. It is cheaper than other Pre-U programmes like SAM, AUSMAT, A-Levels, etc which can cost from RM20,000 to RM60,000.
  2. The Foundation Programme is generally easier than the external qualifications.
  3. It is faster and easier than the A-Levels and STPM
  4. It is accepted and recognised for entry into most Private Universities in Malaysia
  5. If you don’t plan to go overseas to study for your degree then it is a cheaper and better option.

General Entry Requirements into Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

General Entry Requirements are 5 SPM Credits with Passes in BM & Sejarah. Note that the entry requirements will vary from university to university. You will need to check with the university of interest to find out exactly what their entry requirements are. Or you may contact EduSpiral Consultant Services for advise on your entry to top private universities in Malaysia.

  • Foundation in Arts entering into the following degree programmes:
    • Business Administration, Management, Logistics & Marketing – 5 Credits
    • Accounting, Finance, Banking, Investment & Actuarial Science – 5 Credits including Maths and a Pass in English
    • Arts, Design, Advertising, Hospitality, Hotel Management & Communication  – 5 Credits
    • Psychology – 5 Credits including Maths, one Science subject and a Pass in English
    • Architecture and Information Technology (IT) – 5 Credits including Maths
    • Computer Science – 5 Credits including Additional Maths
    • English Language, TESL & Mass Communication – 5 Credits including English
  • Foundation in Science entering into:
    • Engineering – 5 Credits including Maths and 1 Science (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology)
    • Architecture and IT – 5 Credits including Maths
    • Computer Science – 5 Credits including Add Maths
  • Foundation in Science entering into the following degree programmes
    • Biotechnology, Culinology, Food Science, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Medical Imaging & Optometry – 5 credits including Mathematics and 2 science subjects
    • Pharmacy – 5Bs including Biology and Chemistry and Physic and Math (or Additional Math)
    • Medicine & Dentistry – 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and 1 other subject
    • Architecture and IT – 5 Credits including Maths
  • Foundation in Computing & Technology into the following degree programmes
    • Computing, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Game Development, Intelligent Systems, Cyber Security & Networking,  – 5 credits including Mathematics
  • Foundation in Business into the following degree programmes
    • Business Administration, Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics & Marketing – 5 Credits
    • Accounting, Finance, Banking, Investment & Actuarial Science – 5 Credits including Maths and a Pass in English
  • Foundation in Engineering entering into:
    • Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunication & Mechatronic – 5 Credits including Maths and 1 Science (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology)
  • Foundation in Architecture or Natural & Built Environment entering into:
    • Architecture – 5 Credits including Maths
    • Interior Architecture or Interior Design – 5 Credits
  • Foundation in Design to enter into:
    • Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Multimedia, Animation – 5 Credits
    • Some universities may require a portfolio of your artwork or a credit in Art
  • Foundation in Communication to enter into:
    • Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, Branding & Advertising – 5 Credits

Top Ranked Universities such as Heriot-Watt University Malaysia will require higher entry requirements into the Foundation Course

English Language Requirement For Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

In addition to the academic requirements, students are also required to meet the English Language requirements. An applicant who does not meet the Universities’ English Language Requirements may need to take an extra English course at the university or an external English examination such as the IELTS.

Top Private Universities & Colleges Offering First-Rate Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 
  2. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  3. Taylor’s University
  4. Multimedia University (MMU)
  5. UCSI University
  6. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  7. HELP University
  8. First City University College
  9. Berjaya University College of Hospitality
  10. KDU Penang University College 
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya

Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing the Best Private University in Malaysia for a Foundation Programme that Fits You

  • Is the Foundation course popular at that university? Quality/reputation/ranking of the private university in Malaysia
  • Are the courses recognised and approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia?
  • Are the courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA)?
  • Subjects offered in the Foundation (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • 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?
  •  Quality of lecturers. What are their qualifications? How many years of experience in teaching?
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  •  Ask your friends who have studied there for their opinion. Ask your friends who are currently studying there as well.
  • Entry requirements (Foreign branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • 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.)
  • 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? 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 is the make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.)
  • What are the Extra-curricular activities available? (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)

Common Factors in Choosing the Best Private University in Malaysia for the Foundation Programme

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia for the Foundation course:

  • 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.
  • Note that you get what you pay for, if you pay for a Kancil don’t expect a Mercedes service. Nothing wrong with a Kancil, it’s just being realistic with your “purchase” however that does not mean that you should get lousy service from that college.

Best Foundation Programmes in Malaysia at Leading Private Universities & Colleges

Students after SPM or O-Levels should choose the foundation programme in Malaysia that best fits their career goals and needs. Students will take about 10-12 subjects in 3 semesters (1 year) for the Foundation programme at private universities in Malaysia.

If you are not sure of which degree you plan to take then go for the Foundation in Science where it allows you to enter into any science-related or arts-related degree courses. The Foundation in Arts will allow students to choose from only arts-based degree programmes.

Students who are sure of their degree course may go for the specific Foundation courses where the subjects are tailored towards their degree studies such as Foundation in Computing & Information Technology, Foundation in Business Administration, Foundation in Engineering, Foundation in Design, Foundation in Architecture or Foundation in Communication or Media Studies.

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.

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Best Diploma Programmes in Malaysia at Top Private Universities

A List of the Best Diploma Courses at Top Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

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A Diploma course is one level higher than a Foundation programme but one level lower than a Degree programme. A Diploma is equivalent to Year 1 of the Degree. Diploma graduates may apply for a job upon completion. For the Foundation course, you have to continue on to the degree before going to work. The diploma generally is more practical while a degree course is more theoretical and academic. Students should choose top private universities in Malaysia for their diploma education so that you can gain the best knowledge and skills for a successful career.

The subjects for the Diploma course is more specific to the field of interest while the Foundation programme tend to have more general subjects. Students who are sure of what they want to study may go for the Diploma course at a top university or college in Malaysia.

After completing your diploma, you can go find a job or continue on to Year 2 of the degree if your college or university offers the degree or you can transfer credits into another university. If you transfer to another university, you may not be able to get the full exemptions to enter into Year 2 of the degree.

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Studying Diploma at Top Colleges & Universities in Malaysia

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Students who are sure of what they want to study can go for a Diploma course. If you are still not sure, then you should go for a Foundation in Arts, Foundation in Science or an external Pre-University Programme like the A-LevelsSouth Australian Matriculation, etc.

If you have taken a Diploma in IT and decide later you want to study Business, you will have to start all over again from the beginning. Talk to an experienced and knowledgeable education counselor to find out the best pathway for you.

Generally, 2 years in duration with some at 2 years 4 months or 2 years 6 months. Upon completion of the Diploma programme, you can either continue on to Year 2 of the related degree programme or go out to work. Taking a Pre-University programme, you must continue on to the degree as a Pre-University is not recognised for work purposes. Some courses such as culinary and design, a diploma is sufficient to join the workforce in Malaysia. Otherwise, it is advisable to continue your studies to degree level.

Starting salaries for diploma holders range from RM1500 to RM2000 while degree holders range from RM2500 to RM3500.

You can apply for the PTPN Loan . You cannot apply for the PTPN Loan for Foundation, Pre-University or A-Level programmes. The amount of the loan varies depending on your family income.

Top Diploma Courses offered by the Best Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Outstanding Diploma Programs Offered at Taylor’s University

Top Rated Diploma Programs Offered at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Top Diploma Programmes at MAHSA University

First Rate Diploma Programs Offered at KDU Penang University College

First Rate Diploma Programs Offered at UCSI University

Affordable Diploma Programs Offered at First City University College

Outstanding Diploma Programs Offered at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at HELP University Damansara Heights

Diploma programs from the best colleges in Malaysia

Top Rated Diploma Programs Offered at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM), Malaysia

Diploma Programmes offered at APIIT

Affordable Programmes Offered at UCSI College

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at IACT College

Excellent Diploma Programs Offered at Saito College

Industry Ready Diploma Programs Offered at Point College

Diploma Programs Offered at Reliance College Kuala Lumpur

The Best Diploma Programs Offered at UCSI University Sarawak

Common Factors in Choosing the Best Private University or College in Malaysia to Study Diploma

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Jun Chung, Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Here’s a list of common criteria in choosing a top private university in Malaysia:

  • Diploma and degrees offered
  • Subjects offered in the diploma or degree (Are they relevant, up-to-date, and help you to achieve your career goals)
  • Accreditation by MQA and other relevant professional bodies in Malaysia
  • Type of programme (local degree, 3+0 UK or Australian degree, 4+0 American degree, degree transfer programme, etc)
  • Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
  • Location of the university
  • Size of the student population
  • Student culture (English-speaking environment, ambitious, serious about studies, lifestyle or party university, etc)
  • Public vs. Private (STPM is tougher and choice of course & university is determined by the government)
  • Costs (tuition, hostel, food, transportation, etc.)
  • Financial assistance (Scholarships, PTPN Loan, EPF withdrawal, MARA Loan, etc)
  • Campus resources (labs, libraries, wifi, computer access, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Internship and co-op programs
  • Class size (Small class size for personal attention)
  • Faculty contact/classes taught by full-time qualified & experienced faculty
  • Quality/reputation/ranking of the private university in Malaysia
  • Safety (campus, community)
  • Make up of the student body (diversity, international students, gender, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular activities (Student organisations, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Housing options (on-campus, off-campus apartments)
  • Student support services
  • Intake dates

Assessments for Diploma Programmes in Malaysia

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A diploma course is more practical while a Foundation, external Pre-University programme and degree courses are more academic.

The assessments for a diploma programme at private universities and colleges in Malaysia is a mix of Assignments, Coursework, and written examination percentage. The diploma programme provides students with relevant, interesting, stimulating and practical experience via a variety of teaching and practical techniques.

Students will experience different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of a diploma programme, such as lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based project, real life system development, presentations, independent projects supervised by supervisors from university lecturers or industry experts. The learning is very much practical oriented.

Entry Requirements for Diploma Programmes in Malaysia

With at least 3 credits in your SPM or 3 Bs in UEC, you can join a Diploma course for 2 or 2.5 years. Generally, 2 years in duration with some at 2 years 4 months or 2 years 6 months. You can apply for the PTPN Loan  for the Diploma programme. You cannot apply for the PTPN Loan for Foundation, Pre-University or A-Level programmes.

Entry requirements for Diploma programmes are lower than for Pre-University. You need at least 5 credits to enter a Pre-University or Foundation programme while diploma programmes require only 3 credits. The requirements vary from course to course so you should check with the university or an experienced education counselor for advise. For example, entry requirements for Diploma in Engineering courses need at least 3Cs including Maths & Science, Diploma in IT require 3Cs including Maths, Diploma in Business need 3Cs in any subjects, etc.

Transfer credits from Diploma into Degree Year 2 into Top Private Universities in Malaysia

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Soon Hong, Marketing at HELP University

Most diplomas can be transferred to another college or university into the Year 2 of the relevant programme. If you have taken the Diploma in Accounting, it is highly likely that you can enter into Year 2 of the degree in Accounting or Accounting & Finance. For the Diploma in Business Administration, you can enter into Year 2 of the degree in Business Administration depending on the exemptions.

However, if you go from the Diploma in Business Administration into the Degree in Accounting, then you may not get the optimum amount of exemptions because the subjects in your diploma are not similar with the degree course of the university that you want to transfer to.

To transfer your credits into another university, you will need to submit the following documents for exemptions:

  1. Transcripts from your current college or university
  2. Course outline for all the subjects taken
  3. Letter of completion or Diploma Certificate
  4. Copy of SPM Certificate

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in Choosing a Diploma Course

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 or College to Study Diploma in Malaysia

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“EduSpiral talked to me to find out my interests and career goals. He took me to a few universities to tour the campuses to see which one fit me best. EduSpiral helped me choose the right course at the right university.”
Jia Ping, Mass Communication at KDU University College

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.

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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Top 10 Foundation in Information Technology (IT) Universities in Malaysia

Best Foundation in Information Technology (IT) / Computer Studies Course at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Written by EduSpiral Consultant Services. For more information contact 01111408838

With the increased demand for trained professionals in information technology (IT) and the many universities for students to choose from, it is important for a student after SPM or O-Levels to be able to choose a university with a top Foundation in Information Technology programme that will equip them with the in-depth knowledge and skills to tackle the rigours of the degree programme.

Students after SPM or O-Levels interested in a career in information technology, software engineering, computer science or cyber security can go for the 1-year Foundation in Information Technology programmes at top private universities in Malaysia.  The Foundation in Information Technology (IT) programmes are cheaper and generally easier than the external Pre-University programmes.

Learn how to become a computer science professional in Malaysia by talking to knowledgeable & experienced counselors and then choosing the best private university for your degree studies. Research the education and career requirements, training and certification information and experience needed to be successful in your future career in information technology or computer science in Malaysia.

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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 Ten Universities in Malaysia Offering the Best Foundation in Information Technology (IT) or Foundation in Computer Studies Course

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Students after SPM or O-Levels interested in a career in Computing & Technology can go for the 1-year Foundation programmes at top private universities in Malaysia instead of an external Pre-University Course like SAM, AUSMAT or A-Levels. The Foundation in Information Technology (IT) programmes are cheaper than the external Pre-University programmes and generally easier. If you do not plan on going overseas for your degree programme, then it is better to go for the Foundation programme at a top private university in Malaysia.

Foundation in Information Technology or Foundation in Computer Studies courses are intensive, focused one-year courses which prepare students for your computing degree studies in Malaysia and guarantee entry to the university of interest upon successful completion. The Foundation in Information Technology or Foundation in Computer Studies courses provide a solid foundation for students to adapt to university education more confidently, both in terms of level and style of education of the particular university.

  1. Asia Pacific University (APU)
  2. Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya
  3. Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka
  4. Taylor’s University
  5. KDU University College
  6. KDU Penang University College
  7. UCSI University
  8. HELP University
  9. First City University College
  10. KDU College

 

 

Education Pathway for the Information Technology (IT) Programme in Malaysia

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Harold, Diploma in Business IT at Asia Pacific University (APU)

Students after SPM or O-Levels may go for the Foundation in Computing or Information Technology at top private universities in Malaysia for 1 year before continuing on to the 3-year Information Technology (IT) degree.

With at least 5 credits in SPM or O-Levels including Maths, students may enter the Foundation in Information Technology (IT).

Alternatively, students with at least 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels may go for the 2-year Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Studies or Diploma in Software Engineering and then enter into Year 2 of the Information Technology (IT) degree. Pre-University students with the relevant results in STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, etc. can enter directly into Year 1 of the Information Technology (IT) degree at the best university in Malaysia.

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services is a top recruitment agent for top private universities in Malaysia and private colleges in Singapore providing information and counselling on courses and helping students to choose the right university. EduSpiral Consultant Services sets ourselves apart from other agents by providing counseling based on facts and evidence so that our students are able to make the right choices after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM, A-Levels or Pre-University. We research on articles and information to help them make the right choices about choosing their career and course in Information Technology (IT).

Study Foundation in Information Technology (IT) or Foundation in Computer Studies Course at Top Universities in Malaysia

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Vickey, Diploma in IT at Multimedia University (MMU)

Many top private universities in Malaysia, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. The Foundation in Information Technology (IT) and Foundation in Computing & Technology courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities. The Foundation in Information Technology (IT) subjects are geared more specifically to Information Technology courses unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects.

You will get the chance to study a variety of subject areas related to computer studies in the Foundation in Information Technology (IT) or Foundation in Computing & Technology Programme. This will not only give you an idea of what subject you may like to progress on to, but also to develop the valuable learning skills necessary for pursue a degree. A Foundation Programme in Malaysia can be 2 semesters with 6 months each semester or 3 semesters with 4 months each semester.

Assessment for Foundation in Information Technology (IT) or Foundation in Computing & Technology programmes in Malaysia will vary from university to university. It will contain a mix of coursework, assignments, quizzes and exams. The coursework could cover different assessment tasks such as projects, assignments, laboratory work, presentations, tests, and others as assigned throughout each semester. The final examination is conducted at the end of each semester. The assessments are subject to quality assurance procedures to maintain high standards and ensuring fair assessment.

To enter into the Foundation in Computing & Technology students after SPM would need at least 5 credits in the relevant subjects with a pass in BM and Sejarah.

If you are sure that you want to study Information Technology (IT) for your degree studies then this Foundation Programme is your best choice.

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Entry Requirements: Min. 5 credits, inclusive of Maths
  • Recognition: Mostly in Malaysia and some overseas. As long as the Foundation course is accredited by MQA, it will be accepted by another private university for entry into the relevant degree programme.
  • Cost: Generally cheaper than overseas Pre-University courses and A-Levels

Best Foundation in Computing & Technology at Top Ranked Asia Pacific University

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Boon Ping, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Asia Pacific University Foundation (Pre-University) programme is designed to help those with SPM, O Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of degree of choice. Throughout the programme, our academic staff will advise you on the options available at each stage of your university degree study.

If you have 5 Credits in “SPM’ or “O” Levels or equivalent then the Degree Foundation at Asia Pacific University (APU) is ideal for you because it is purposely designed to prepare you for entry into a degree in many areas of Information Technology, Business or Engineering.

Asia Pacific University’s vast experience in delivering degrees means we know what students need to do well in a degree. We have used this to design a Degree Foundation which gives you the skills in communications, research, English, Maths, technology (including Information Technology) and general study methods to do well whichever of our wide range of degrees you choose.

And APU goes further by providing you with an introduction to Business and IT or Engineering so that you can make an informed choice of degree when you have completed the Foundation. Depending on your choice you can go on to study full time for a 3-year Honours degree in IT, Games, Media, Business, Design, Accounting, Finance, International Studies areas or a 4-year Honours degree in Engineering, which is internationally benchmarked.

Upon completion of the Foundation in Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University, you can continue on to any of the top award-winning computing programmes. Graduates at Asia Pacific University will receive the degree from APU and another from Staffordshire University, UK.

3+0 Staffordshire University UK Computing Programmes at APIIT

What you will study at Asia Pacific University’s Foundation in Computing & Technology

Asia Pacific University's Team Kraud, comprising Daryl Ong Wi Hsien, Lim Chu Seng, Chin Jess Nny and Armand Madewnus beat 370 participants from 90 teams, to win the Grand Prize at the AngelHack 9th Global Hackathon

Asia Pacific University’s Team Kraud, comprising Daryl Ong Wi Hsien, Lim Chu Seng, Chin Jess Nny and Armand Madewnus beat 370 participants from 90 teams, to win the Grand Prize at the AngelHack 9th Global Hackathon

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of Degree Study
  • Understand the concepts that underpin the study of Business, Technology, Engineering, Media and IT
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study
  • Demonstrate English language and study skills for undergraduate learning
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communication
  • Understand the essential elements of technology
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Be ready to become an effective member of the working community
  • Continue and succeed in further / higher education

What you will study

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. The modules are:

Semester 1 (12 weeks)

  • Communication Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Personal Development & Study Methods
  • Essential of Web Applications
  • Mathematics

Semester 2 (12 weeks)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Individual, State & Society
  • Introduction to Visual & Interactive Programming
  • Public Speaking in English

Semester 3 (12 weeks)

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Further Mathematics
  • Introduction to Multimedia Applications
  • Perspectives in Technology
  • Co-Curricular

Entry Requirements into the Foundation in Computing & Technology at Asia Pacific University

  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including a credit in Mathematics and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Foundation in Information Technology Course in Malaysia at Top Ranked Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya & Melaka

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Both Multimedia University’s Faculty of Computing & Informatics and Faculty of Information Science & Technology incorporate industry-led curriculum so you will gain not only technical knowledge and skills, but also relevant soft and management skills. Many of the lecturers are professionals and specialists in their fields who will be able to impart real-life experience and solutions to your learning.

Multimedia University (MMU) also has strong collaborations with global industry leaders who are ready to share their knowledge of cutting-edge innovative technologies to keep you up-to-the-minute with current and future industry needs. MMU was the first private university approved by the Malaysian government.

Multimedia University’s collaboration partners include multinational corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Dell-EMC, Cisco, Oracle, Intel, Cloudera, Nokia, EC Council, Google, Sun, Novell, Shell, BT, Celcom, CA, and Motorola. Through such partnerships, our staff and students are able to leverage on the latest technologies driving the Malaysian and global ICT scenes.

To give MMU students an extra edge in the job market, the university also conducts numerous professional certification programs via learning centers such as the Microsoft IT Academy, the Cisco Networking Academy, the Oracle Workforce Development Programme, the Cloudera Academic Partnership Programme, the Sun Academic Initiative and the Novell (Micro Focus) Academic Training Partner.

Vendor academy programs (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Novell/LPI, Juniper, IBM). Industry-linked Final Year Project. Lectures/Seminars by Industry Partners Visits to IT companies. Incorporation of industrial-standard software and tools in the course content Participation in competitions (e.g. programming competitions)

A study by Gartner and MSC Malaysia found that Multimedia University (MMU) is among the top five universities preferred by major ICT players for graduate employment – a testament to the quality of MMU’s academicians, curriculum, student development programmes and our solid reputation with the industries.

In this constantly evolving digital world, Information and Communication Technology is more important than ever. As ICT continues to transform the way people communicate, learn, work and play, the career prospects for IT graduates are both diverse and rewarding. Whether it’s Bioinformatics or Data Communication, Artificial Intelligence or Information Technology Management, a degree from MMU will definitely hold you in good stead for the future.

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Information Technology at Multimedia University (MMU) at Cyberjaya

Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya Campus

  • Pass SPM / O-level or its equivalent with minimum of grade C in at least five (5) subjects, inclusive of Mathematics and English;
  • OR Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least four (4) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English;
  • OR Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government

List of Subjects offered in the Foundation in Information Technology at the Faculty of Computing & Informatics at Multimedia University (MMU) at Cyberjaya

Intelligent Learning Lab at Multimedia University (MMU)

In an ever-changing, technologically-dependent world, our one-year Foundation in Information Technology programme aims to produce students who are well-equipped with computer skills as well as mathematical and physics skills.

The Foundation in Information Technology programme at Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya is delivered through engaging lectures and laboratory work which serve to build knowledge and help develop practical skills. After completion of the foundation programme you can opt for a degree programme from either Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) at Cyberjaya or Faculty of Information, Science and Technology (FIST) at Melaka.

Trimester 1 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Computing Technologies
  • Communicative English
  • Mathematics 1
  • Problem Solving and Programme Design

Trimester 2 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Digital Systems
  • Essential English
  • Multimedia Fundamentals
  • Mathematics II
  • Principles of Physics

Trimester 3 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

  • Academic English
  • Mathetmatics III
  • Mini IT Project

List of Subjects offered in the Foundation in Information Technology at the Faculty of Information Science & Technology at Multimedia University (MMU) at Melaka

In an ever-changing, technologically-dependent world, our one-year Foundation in Information Technology programme aims to produce students who are well-equipped with computer skills as well as mathematical and physics skills.

The Foundation in Information Technology programme at Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka is delivered through engaging lectures and laboratory work which serve to build knowledge and help develop practical skills. After completion of the foundation programme you can opt for a degree programme from either Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI) or Faculty of Information, Science and Technology (FIST).

Trimester 1 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka 

  • Communicative English
  • Critical Thinking
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Computer Architecture and Operating System

Trimester 2 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka 

  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Multimedia Technology
  • Physics
  • Essential English

Trimester 3 Foundation in Information Technology Subjects at Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka 

  • Academic English
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Problem Solving and Programming Mini Project

Upon completing the 1-year Foundation in Information Technology at MMU Melaka or MMU Cyberjaya, students may choose to enter into any of the Computer Science or Information Technology programmes below:

Multimedia University (MMU) Faculty of Computing & Informatics (Cyberjaya)

Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya is a top private university in Malaysia supported by a full university campus facilities

Located within Cyberjaya and built on an 80-hectare plot of land with all the advantages of high technology, MMU Cyberjaya is equipped with various intelligent features such as multimedia learning facilities, intelligent building systems, a digital library, and an integrated campus management system designed to nurture innovative ICT graduates.

Multimedia University (MMU) Faculty of Information Science and Technology (Melaka)

With 13 buildings spread over 280,000 square metres, Multimedia University (MMU) Melaka. It is MMU’s first campus, and has around 10,000 students.

With 13 buildings spread over 280,000 square metres, the Melaka campus is host to the Faculty of Information Science and Technology. It is MMU’s first campus, and has around 10,000 students in total inclusive of 350 international students.

The Best Reasons to Study Computer Science & Information Technology at Multimedia University (MMU)

  • Ranked World’s Top 300 University for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Academically and professionally certified lecturers (CCNA, CCNP, MCP, MCTS, MTA and Java)
  • One of the best teaching labs in private universities, equipped with world-class research and teaching facilities such as SMART and Innov8 labs
  • Strong collaborations with multi-national companies such as Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft IT Academy, Oracle Workforce Development Program, Novell Academic Training Partner, Linux Professional Institute and EC-Council
  • Forefront Curriculum Design and Industry Placement Opportunities to bridge academic studies with practical experience
  • Be part of a globally ranked university that is listed in the Top 200 QS World University Rankings and continues to strive with solid breakthrough to be at the 179th spot in QS Asia University Rankings.
  • Study alongside 1,500 international students from more than 70 countries.
  • Experience the best and latest technologies from MMU’s collaborations with major ICT players such as ZTE, Nokia, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco and Motorola.
  • Get exposure to some of the best practices of the world’s best universities such as MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, USC and Tokyo University.
  • Be enthused with Start-up Schemes from the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship ventures.

Top Ranked University in Malaysia to Study Foundation in Computing at Taylors University

Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

With at least 5 credits, students after SPM from Malaysia can enter the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University.

Taylor’s University 1-year Foundation in Computing programme is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a future in various computing related degrees programmes. Emphasising on ‘learning by doing’, students are regularly required to work on actual projects that instil core competencies and knowledge in the field of computing and information technology.

As part of their studies, Taylor’s students will be exposed to a dynamic learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, where students are trained to apply theory into practice, thus developing the ability to demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.

Upon completion, students at Taylor’s University will develop core competencies in the field of computer

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

science and information technology, grooming them for further studies or careers in the ICT industry, or to be the next technopreneurs of Malaysia’s bustling start-up scene.

Upon completion of the top rated Foundation in Computing programme, students at Taylor’s University can continue on to any of the UK dual-award degree programmes below:

 

Strong Computing Focus for the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University

Computer lab at Taylor's University

Computer lab at Taylor’s University

  • Knowledge and understanding of computing, IT and basics of logical thinking skills, through modules like Introduction to Computing, Practical IT skills and Introduction to Algorithm & Problem Solving.

From Theory to Application

  • Develop independence and confidence, through continuous assessments which encompass elements of presentation, group discussion, out-of-classroom activities and practical assignments.

Balanced Learning Environment at Taylor’s School of IT

  • Opportunity to acquire and demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.
    A balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation allocated to various continuous assessments such as course work, quizzes, class test, projects, oral presentations, and the remaining 50% to the final exam.

Conducive Learning Environment at Taylor’s University

Library at Taylor's University

Library at Taylor’s University

  • Same access to the University’s facilities as undergraduate and postgraduate students, and able to contribute equally to the campus community.
    Exposure to the latest developments in the computing field through talks and workshops conducted by local and international speakers and industry experts.

Reliable Support System at Taylor’s University

  • First Year Experience (FYE) initiatives, such as motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions, provide students the much-needed support to adjust to university life and excel in academic and extra-curricular activities.

Programme Structure for the Taylor’s University Foundation in Computing Programme

Subjects for the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University

Top students from all over Malaysia choose to study at Taylor's University

Top students from all over Malaysia choose to study at Taylor’s University

Semester 1

  • English I
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Practical IT Skills
  • Algebra and Calculus
  • Social Media

Semester 2

  • English II
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to E-business
  • Introduction to Algorithm & Problem Solving
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • .Net Technology

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Computing at Taylor’s University

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
    Pass with min. 5 credits including English and Mathematics / Additional Mathematics with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History
  • O Level
    Pass with min. 5 credits including English and Mathematics / Additional Mathematics
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
    Pass with min. 3Bs including Mathematics and a pass in English

First Rate Foundation in Art & Technology at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU University College's new campus at Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam

KDU University College’s new campus at Utropolis Glenmarie, Shah Alam

Students after SPM or O-Levels who are not sure of what they want to study can go for the flexible Foundation in Arts & Technology Programme at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie that will stream them into the various degree programmes in business, computing, communication, creative arts, hospitality, culinary arts,  offered.

The KDU University College Foundation Studies (Art and Technology) is a one-year multidisciplinary foundation programme aimed at preparing students for further study in the fields of

  • Game development
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computing
  • Hospitality

This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects according to

Area51 Game Development Studio at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Area51 Game Development Studio at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

their choice of programmes at degree level, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based education platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking.

Upon completion, students will be able to articulate seamlessly into various degree programmes, offered at KDU.

Students interested to register online for KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie’s course can click on this link. Scholarships are available for deserving students.

Subjects for the Foundation in Art & Technology at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Total of 17 modules

Computer Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Computer Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

CORE
(6 compulsory modules)

  • Creative Studies
  • Critical Writing and Referencing
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Creative Concepts
  • Introduction to Communication
STREAM
(8 modules according to stream)

GAME ART GAME DESIGN / COMMUNICATION GAME TECHNOLOGY / COMPUTING BUSINESS / HOSPITALITY
 

  • Design Practice
  • Design Studies
  • Drawing 1, 2 & 3
  • History of Art and Media
  • Media Appreciation
  • Media Production
 

  • Design Practice
  • Digital Photography
  • Design Studies
  • History of Art and Media
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Media Appreciation
  • Media Production
  • Social Science

 

 

  • Design Studies
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Mathematics 1, 2 & 3
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • Social Science
 

  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Information System
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Social Science
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting

MPU

  • Cultural Studies
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Study Skills

Entry Requirements for the Foundation in Art & Technology at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • SPM / O Levels :
Pass with min. 5 Credits (inclusive of passes in English and Mathematics)
  • UEC :
Min. 3 Credits (inclusive of passes in English and Mathematics)
Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency) Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)
Notes:
  1. Students who will be continuing their studies in Accounting degree programmes, or in the Game Technology specialisation of the Game Development programme, must have obtained a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.
  2. Students who will be continuing their studies in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree programmes must have obtained a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level.
ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Local Student : Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)
International Student : Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 196 (computer-based) or 69 (internet-based) or 525 (paper-based) in TOEFL

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU University College.

Most Affordable Foundation In Engineering, Science & Technology at First City University College

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

This affordable Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology Programme in Malaysia at First City University College prepares students for two major pathways of Degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, which are Engineering and Computing. Students will be equipped with elementary to intermediate level of knowledge on the respective pathway after the completion of this foundation programme.

In Semester 1, students will explore their first programming language of which they will analyse, design and develop an IT solution for a business case. At the same time, students will build a solid background on Mathematics for their chosen pathway in Semester 2.

In Semester 2, students will explore more into their chosen pathway. For students who choose the Computing pathway, they will learn various programming languages, such as structured C++ programming in Semester 2 and Object-Oriented Java programming in Semester 3. Students will learn to create simple and yet functional programs from these languages.

Computer lab at First City University College

On the other hand, for students who choose the Engineering pathway, they will be equipped with technical knowledge in Engineering-related modules, such as Mechanics, Electrical and Electronics, and instrumentation and measurements in Semester 2; and Applied Physics and Materials Science in Semester 3.

Students can also select the Science pathway which prepares them to continue their degree in chemistry-related degrees such as Chemical Engineering.

Furthermore, students from all pathways will also benefit from applying the MATLAB software in their mathematics modules.

To conclude, this foundation programme provides students a strong solid background on the respective pathway to degree programmes of study.

The duration for the Foundation is 1 year (3 semesters) with intakes in January, March and May of each year.

With 5 credits in SPM or O-Levels including the relevant subjects, you can go for the Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology at First City University College. After the 1-year Foundation, you can continue on to the following degree programmes at First City:

The Faculty of Engineering and Computing at First City University College provides students with the latest in learning experience through the use of state-of-the-art facilities. Students are inspired and motivated through a hands-on approach in the teaching of engineering and computing.

The one-year foundation programme consists of three pathways; students will have a choice to pursue undergraduate degree studies in Engineering/Science (Electronic Enginering), or Computing (Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information Systems ) at First City UC by selecting the respective elective modules required for each of the degree courses in Semester 2 and 3.

SEMESTER 1 MODULE CONTENT

  • • Analytical Mathematics
  • • Communication and Study Skills
  • • Computer Technology
  • • Personal and Professional Development
  • • Advance Office Software

SEMESTER 2 MODULE CONTENT

  • • Calculus Mathematics
  • • Mechanics ** / #
  • • Instrumentation and Measurements **
  • • Fundamental Electrical and Electronic Engineering **
  • • Software Design Techniques***
  • • Web Design***
  • • Structured Programming ***
  • • Fundamentals in Chemistry #
  • • Physical Chemistry #

SEMESTER 3 MODULE CONTENT

  • • Engineering Mathematics ** / #
  • • Applied Physics ** / #
  • • Materials Science **
  • • Group Project • Database ***
  • • Object-Oriented Programming***
  • • Systems Analysis and Design***
  • • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry # **

Students who wish to specialise in Engineering are required to take these elective modules.

*** Students who wish to specialise in Computing are required to take these elective modules.

Students who wish to specialise in Science are required to take these elective modules.

  • For SPM students, a pass in Malay Language and History is required.

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UK Top Ranked Foreign University Branch Campus in Malaysia – Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University consistently performs well in the top rankings

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has a long tradition of excellence and a proven track record in educating, inspiring and challenging the professionals of tomorrow.

Heriot-Watt University is one of the top UK universities for business and industry and has an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

Heriot-Watt University’s Malaysian campus brings high quality British education within easy reach of students in the South East Asia region and beyond. Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia new RM191 million state-of-the-art campus next to the Putrajaya lake

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 Scholarships are available at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM, STPM, A-Levels or UEC examinations.

The list of top rankings for Heriot-Watt University provides evidence to Malaysian students wanting a top UK education.

Heriot-Watt University is a Top Ranked University in the UK and in the World

  • Heriot-Watt University

    Heriot-Watt University

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked 352nd in the world, 40th in UK and 7th in Scotland for the QS World’s Top Universities. This places the university in the top 4%, based on approximation of at least 10,000 universities in the world

  • Heriot-Watt has been ranked 47th in world, 3rd in UK, and 1st in Scotland, in the QS world ranking of universities under 50 years of age.
  • THE’s ‘Table of Tables’ is the combined results of the three main UK university league tables – the Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.In the Table of Tables 2015: Heriot-Watt is placed 25th in the UK – rising from 28th the previous year
  • 63rd in the world, 10th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland in The Times Higher Education ‘100 Under 50’ 2013 (University Royal Charter awarded in 1966).
  • 22nd in the world, based on the ‘international outlook’ indicator in the World University Rankings in the Times Higher Education – World’s Most International Universities.
  • Scottish University of the Year 2012-13 (and 2011-12) and UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012-13 by the Sunday Times.

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17

Heriot-Watt University

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 9th in the UK for industry income, based on the value of industry research income per member of academic staff.
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 39th in the world, 13th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland for our international outlook, a score based on the percentage of the university’s international staff, the level of international co-authorship of academic papers and the percentage of international students studying with the University.
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 19th in UK for highest percentage of international students (42%).

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in the Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

THE’s ‘Table of Tables’ is the combined results of the three main UK university league tables – the Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.

  • In the Table of Tables 2015: Heriot-Watt is placed 27th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in the Guardian University Guide 2018

Heriot-Watt University is one of the best engineering schools in UK

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 26th in the UK and 4th in Scotland
  • 2nd in UK for Building and Town & Country Planning
  • 3rd the UK for Economics
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked Top ten in UK for for Accounting & Finance and Business Management & Marketing
  • Heriot-Watt University is 1st in Scotland Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Economics and Chemical Engineering
  • ​2nd in Scotland for six subjects: Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering.

National Student Survey 2017

Students are taught by world class faculty at Heriot-Watt University

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey which gathers honest feedback from final year undergraduates, studying full time.

  • At least 80% of students were satisfied overall with their course in 14 of our 21 subject areas
  • 1st in Scotland for Chemistry
  • 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for Mechanical Engineering, with 93% of students satisfied overall with their course
  • Economics – 92% of students were satisfied overall with their course
  • Civil Engineering – 91% of students were satisfied overall with their course
  • In the UK top 10 for Planning
  • 2nd in Scotland for Mathematics & Statistics, with 93% of students satisfied overall with their course

Times Higher Education – ‘100 Under 50’ World University Ranking 2015

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 77th in the world, 10th the UK
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 11th in the world and first in Scotland, based on the ‘international outlook’ indicator from THE World University Rankings. This indicator examines a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

Heriot-Watt University is one of the best universities in the UK

  • Heriot-Watt University Ranking Overall, 37th out of 128 institutions in the UK and 4th in Scotland
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked Top Ten in the UK for Building, Town & Country Planning and Landscape and General Engineering
  • Heriot-Watt University is Top in Scotland for Building, Chemical Engineering, Town & Country Planning and Landscape, and top 3 in Scotland for: Art & Design, Chemistry, Economics, General Engineering, Mathematics and German.

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018

Study at the top ranked university in UK, Heriot-Watt University

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Building
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the top ten in the UK for 3 of their subject areas – Building (2nd), Chemical Engineering (8th), and Town & Country Planning (7th)
  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in QS World’s University Rankings 2017/18

  • Heriot-Watt University is ranked 312th in the world, 40th in UK and 7th in Scotland
    The University was also ranked 15th in the UK top for our proportion of international students and 21st in the UK international faculty.

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in the QS Top 50 under 50 2015

  • A ranking of the world’s top 50 universities established within the last 50 years.
  • 34th in the world, 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland.

Heriot-Watt University Ranking in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Heriot-Watt University is the Best University in Scotland and a Top 20 University in the UK

  • Top 150 worldwide for Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Top 200 worldwide for Statistics & Operational Research (Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Ranked in the top universities worldwide for 11 subjects: Linguistics; Computer Science and information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Chemistry; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; Business and Management Studies; Statistics and Operational Research (Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics).

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

  • REF 2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. We ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.

Employability of Heriot-Watt University Graduates

  • The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 listed the average starting salary for a Heriot-Watt graduate as £22,362 six months after graduation which places us 35th in UK.
  • 95% of Heriot-Watt students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation

Why Study at Heriot-Watt University

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As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time with Heriot-Watt.

  • You will learn from world leading academics
    • Heriot-Watt University’s learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2017/18) and in the top 20 universities in the UK (The Guardian University League Table 2017). We are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014).
  • Heriot-Watt University offers help to finance your studies
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    • Each year the university enable hundreds of students to enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded Scholarships and bursaries, including opportunities funded by the University’s generous Alumni community, based all over the globe.
  • You will become globally connected
    • Heriot-Watt University encourages you to see the world, then change it. The university has 5 campuses and 150 learning partners around the world. You can take advantage of opportunities to transfer your study to campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia through their Go Global inter campus exchange programme. Heriot-Watt University is one of Scotland’s most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at their UK campuses.
  • You will become highly employable
    I contacted EduSpiral to find out which UK branch university campus would be best for my son. EduSpiral advised me on WhatsApp & Phone calls providing facts & evidence on the university rankings & course details. He arranged for us to visit the campus as we were from Johor. (Mrs. Mah) Chee Yuan, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    I contacted EduSpiral to find out which UK branch university campus would be best for my son. EduSpiral advised me on WhatsApp & Phone calls providing facts & evidence on the university rankings & course details. He arranged for us to visit the campus as we were from Johor. (Mrs. Mah) Chee Yuan, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    • The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by their values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of Heriot-Watt University students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.
  • You will develop life-long connections
    • When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. Heriot-Watt has over 116,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

The Best Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes in Malaysia at Top Ranking Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The Best Foundation Programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation Programme offers the following tailored pathways into the some of the best undergraduate degree programmes in Malaysia.

The best business degree programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The best psychology degree programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The Best Engineering Degree Programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

The Best Postgraduate Degree Programmes at Heriot Watt University Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University offers a range of professionally relevant and recognised postgraduate degree programmes. The disciplines are designed to meet the demand and economic drivers in the South East Asia region and currently include business, energy, built environment and a range of engineering specialisms.

  • Business Psychology MSc
  • Construction Project Management MSc
  • Energy MSc
  • International Business Management with Marketing MSc
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA
  • Petroleum Engineering MSc
  • Quantity Surveying MSc
  • Renewable Energy Engineering MSc
  • Strategic Project Management MSc

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link. For information on hostel accommodation at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, go to this linkScholarships are available to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM, STPM, A-Levels or UEC examinations.

About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University’s heritage dates back to 1821 since when their community of scholars has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. They are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

Heriot-Watt University is global

Heriot-Watt University UK will lend its expertise to its Malaysian campus

Heriot-Watt University UK will lend its expertise to its Malaysian campus

  • Heriot-Watt University has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries
  • Heriot-Watt University has over 30,000 students studying at their campuses and online through distance learning (year end 2016)
  • One third of their on-campus students studying in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt one of the most internationally diversified of any UK university

Heriot-Watt University is connected

  • The Watt Club is oldest graduate club in the UK
  • Heriot-Watt University has over 116,000 alumni worldwide in over 190 countries
  • They are the university of choice for business and industry​ and Heriot-Watt University graduates are sought by the best organisations worldwide

Heriot-Watt University are experts and leaders

Heriot-Watt University is one of the top 20 universities in the UK

Heriot-Watt University is one of the top 20 universities in the UK

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Heriot-Watt University is 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact
  • Over 80% of Heriot-Watt University academic staff are currently engaged in research at internationally recognised levels
  • Heriot-Watt University is in the top 2% of universities globally, based on approximately 10,000 universities in the world (QS World’s University Rankings 2017/18)
  • The National Student Survey 2016 placed Heriot-Watt University 28th in the UK and joint 3rd in Scotland, with 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in over half of the University’s subject areas
  • Top 30 in the UK and 4th in Scotland in the Guardian University League Table 2018
  • Heriot-Watt University is 39th in the world and 13th in the UK for their international outlook based on THE World University Rankings 2016/17
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation

 

Research Standards at Heriot-Watt University

Students in Malaysia can now study at a top UK university locally

Students in Malaysia can now study at a top UK university locally

The university offers the advantages of a research-led teaching environment where advances in relevant fields are reflected in the syllabus.

In the 2008 RAE, 50% of the University’s research was rated as internationally excellent. Heriot-Watt had one of the highest RAE staff submission rates among Scottish universities.

The University plays a leading role in a number of Scottish research pooling initiatives including in the areas of Engineering (Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Marine Science.

The University has an extensive portfolio of research collaborations and is expanding this through the development of strategic alliances with key industry partners.

An excellent study environment at the top ranked Heriot-Watt University

An excellent study environment at the top ranked Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University delivers globally relevant and pioneering research with real impact. Our research informs policy, changes the world we live in and solves real problems for business and industry. In the REF 2014 survey of all UK universities:

  • 82% of our research was found to be world-class
  • we were 1st in the UK for General Engineering (joint submission with Edinburgh University)
  • we were 2nd in the UK for Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (joint submission with Edinburgh University)
  • we were 5th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences (joint submission with Edinburgh University).

Internationally Recognised Research at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is recognised internationally as a centre for high calibre research in science, engineering and business, and we are one of the UK’s leading universities for cutting edge, applied research.

The university continues to attract significant research funding year on year and nearly 90% ofHeriot-Watt University academic staff are involved in research activity.

World-Leading Expertise at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh just successfully 3d printed embryonic stem cells for the first time

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh just successfully 3d printed embryonic stem cells for the first time

Heriot-Watt University’s expertise in science and engineering is considered world leading and we are renowned for our applied and technological research and for our industry-oriented collaborative work.

Heriot-Watt University also works hard to share this expertise and participate extensively in Knowledge Transfer which helps businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity.

Recent research in marine conservation for example has focused on marine habitat mapping for conservation purposes in the UK, Galapagos, Ecuador, Colombia and Panama alongside work to understand the impact of climate change (e.g. ocean warming and acidification) on marine species and habitats. Similar projects are being set up in Malaysia.

A Platform for Research Partnerships

The new Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Putrajaya campus will provide a dynamic platform from the creation of partnerships with other local universities through which the university can deliver research studentships and other funded research activities.

The university also hopes to work with Universities and other Higher Education Institutions in the surrounding region, particularly with those from ASEAN countries.

Key Areas of Research that Heriot-Watt University Malaysia will engage in

Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Examples of the areas Heriot-Watt University Malaysia expects to engage in include, sustainable development, biotechnologies, energy, water resource management, smart textiles and interior environments. It is likely that our research and knowledge transfer activities in Malaysia will reflect the six themes of the University’s core strategy which are:

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Physical and Life Sciences Interface
  • Modeling and Risk
  • Creativity, Design and Innovation

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link. Affordable hostel accommodation is provided at safe and conducive condominiums in Cyberjaya with free bus shuttle to and from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. Scholarships are available at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to deserving students.

About Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, One of the Best Universities in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is ranked top in the UK for Business, Actuarial & Engineering courses

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s first premises in Putrajaya opened to students in early 2013.  Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus in the city of Putrajaya is based only 25 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur.

Students at the Putrajaya campus join a vibrant, diverse community. The multi-cultural character of the campus provides opportunities to meet and mix with a broad range of international students and enjoy a supportive environment to help you make the best of your time as a student.

The university offers a range of activities to help students settle into university life, make friends and feel

There are many study lounges in Heriot-Watt University Malaysia for students to use in their pursuit of educational excellence

part of the university community. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia provides opportunities for students to develop important skills and gain valuable experience, in addition to those offered by their academic programmes.

The university’s strengths and experience in business, finance, manufacturing, engineering, energy and the built environment research match well with local industry interests seeking opportunities to build links. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia already has relationships with some of the international companies with headquarters in Malaysia, particularly in areas such as electronics, photonics, marine and oil and gas.

A state-of-the-art learning environment at Heriot Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is rated top in the UK for student experience

Heriot-Watt University’s campus is located close to the Putrajaya marina and to other purpose-built, modern leisure and sports facilities.

Situated in a stunning lakeside location in Putrajaya, the building boasts a variety of informal study spaces, an extensive library and easy access to IT facilities with wifi available throughout. Heriot-Watt University’s teaching spaces will be flexibly designed to allow for traditional lectures and studio-based learning, complemented by high-quality electronic teaching and learning resources.

There are common rooms throughout the campus, giving students space to socialise and relax. On the promenade, facing the lake, is the cafeteria with other stores and retail outlets planned.

The campus will provide a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment, reflecting the university’s status as a leading provider of high-quality, professionally orientated education, knowledge transfer and research. When the campus is fully developed the university aims to support up to 4,000 students.

Heriot-Watt University’s students

  • 7,880 students on UK campuses, including 5,800 undergraduates and 2,080 postgraduates.
  • 3,181 students at our Dubai Campus, including 2,181 undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduates.
  • The Watt Club, our alumni association, was founded in 1854 making it the oldest graduate club in the UK. The Club connects over 88,000 of our alumni.

Career-relevant education at Heriot-Watt University

Responding to the needs of business and industry defines their approach. Heriot-Watt University work in partnership with the professions to develop their degrees, ensuring a career-relevant education and an environment that helps to foster the leaders of tomorrow.

Their practical, leading edge research is focused on providing solutions and is helping to tackle some of the key challenges facing contemporary society.

Heriot-Watt University’s Graduates

Heriot-Watt University Graduates

Heriot-Watt University Graduates

Heriot-Watt University’s global alumni network

Heriot-Watt University has 96,000 alumni spread across the globe and this network of graduates is very important to us.

The Watt Club is the university’s alumni association which you automatically become part of when you graduate. It has been in existence since 1854 and is one of the oldest alumni associations in the UK.

The strong alumni base gives students opportunities to interact with industry representatives as well as their staff. This is proven statistically, with 94.3 per cent of Heriot-Watt University’s graduates employed within 6 months of graduation globally, ranking the university 10th in the UK for graduate employment.

Its success rate in the job market comes from a focus on courses which are geared to industry and which have a professional outcome. Strong links with the industry are a key factor, from alliances with oil and gas companies to research collaborations with more than 25 countries globally

Heriot-Watt University’s alumni in Malaysia

The best professors teach at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

With 3,500 alumni, Malaysia has the biggest group of Heriot-Watt graduates outside of the UK and the university looks forward to the growth of this group as their new campus at Putrajaya becomes established. Current students can also benefit from the existing network with access to alumni mentoring, guest lectures, internships and other available services.

Many of the university’s Malaysian alumni have gone on to key roles with some of the country’s major companies, such as Petronas, YTL Corporation Berhad, Exxon Mobil, Motorola and PwC.

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link.Affordable hostel accommodation is provided at safe and conducive condominiums in Cyberjaya with free bus shuttle to and from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Scholarships are available at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM, STPM, A-Levels or UEC examinations.

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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

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Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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