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Game Design vs Game Development – What are the differences?

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The gaming industry is arguably one of the most important and innovative sectors today. While video games started out with consoles connected to our TVs, the development of technology benefits the industry to expand onto multiple platforms including PC, smartphone and social media, making it accessible to people of all ages.

It is natural that students who love video games would prefer a career in the gaming sector. But students are often confused between game design and game development when it comes to deciding which undergraduate course to take. This article will clarify the differences between both courses, so that students may make a clear decision to pursue their preferred career. 

What is Game Design?

Game design is a part of the video game development field. Game design is all about generating ideas and concepts for games. The study of game design includes knowledge of creative writing and graphic design. Game designers are responsible for creating the initial framework of a game including game plots, characters, gameplay, rules, interfaces, storylines and environment settings. 

Careers with a Game Design Degree

Game System Designer

Game Systems Designer, you will design compelling game systems, mechanics and content and work with a team of engineers, artists, UX designers, producers and product managers to see their implementation

Game Animator

Game Animators produce repetitive images called frames, where it creates an illusion of movement when sequenced together. They tend to work in 2D, 3D model-making, stop-frame or computer-generated animation or even create hand-drawn pictures, models or puppets.

Concept Artist

Concept artists are responsible for creating images of people, creatures, props and location. They are required to provide sketches of the appearances of a character and details of environments within a tight time frame.

Academic Entry Requirements for Game Design Degree

STPM

Minimum grade C in at least 2 subjects

A-Levels

Minimum CCC (including Mathematics)

Foundation/Matriculation

Pass with min. CGPA 2.00 

UEC

Pass with minimum 5Bs

Diploma

Pass with min. CGPA 2.50 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of  24 points

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities offering Game Design Degree

#1 Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Game Design

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 97, 506

International: RM 115, 735

#2 UCSI University

Program

BA (Hons) Game Design

Intake (2021)

January, May and September

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local: RM 63, 580

International: RM 68, 415

#3 Management and Science University (MSU)

Program

Bachelor in Games Design and Animation (Hons)

Intake (2021)

Feb, Jul & Sep

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM40, 000 – RM45, 000

International: RM 85, 000 – RM 90, 000

What is Game Development?

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Game development is a creative art whereby a person or a team creates new games. Video game developers are more likely to convert ideas and objectives of the design team into an actual game.

The game development process includes concept generation, design, building, and testing. It requires programming language as developers write codes to determine how the computer will handle everything in the game, from the rules to the graphics.

Career Options with a Game Development Degree

There are many types of game developers involved in game development and each of them has a crucial part in the creation of a game. 

Artificial intelligence programmer (AI)

AI programmers develop the responsiveness for computer-controlled opponents and allies based on a player’s actions. AI enables computer characters to react realistically, and strategically to the player, especially in games that consist of difficulty setting. 

Graphics programmers

Graphics programmers work closely with artists to figure out how to incorporate the artwork into a game. They apply the knowledge of mathematics to develop sophisticated algorithms and produce 2D and 3D graphics. 

Network programmers

Network programmers write the code that enables gamers to connect with gamers across the world online. They also develop security measures to prevent cheating and allow players from different countries to compete against each other.

Academic Entry Requirement for Game Development Degree

STPM

Minimum grade C (CGPA 2.0) in any subject

A-Levels

Minimum score grade of CCC

Foundation/Matriculation

A minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

A minimum grade of B5 

Diploma

A minimum CGPA of 2.0

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities offering Game Development Degree

#1 Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program

BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development

(Dual Degree Award with De Montfort University, UK)

Intake (2021)

March, May & September

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 87, 000

International: RM 88, 200 

#2 UOW KDU university

Program

Bachelor of Game Development (Hons)

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July,  September & October

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM75, 105

International: RM83, 700

Differences between Game Design and Game Development

The main difference that separates these two departments is that game designers work on the concept of the game such as creating storyline or plots, gameplay on how players could interact with the game, and the type of characters who would fit into the plots. On the other hand, game development involves writing codes to turn the game designer’s vision into a playable product.

When it comes to deciding on which course to study, your interests play a vital role in the selection of your career. If you believe you are creative and have design talents to come up with storylines and character appearances that could attract gamers to the game, you may pursue a degree in game design. If coding is your primary interest, then you may choose game development and work on the graphics and user interface to enhance the gaming experience.

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Top Universities to Study Mechanical Engineering in Malaysia

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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. It applies the principles of motion, energy, and force in the design and development of most products that surround us. From everyday conveniences such as refrigerators, air-conditioners and microwaves to large machines such as electric generators, diesel engines and gas turbines, requires the work of mechanical engineering. 

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What do Mechanical Engineers do?

Mechanical engineer involves in the research, designs, development and testing of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet the product requirements. They work with other engineers or departments in resolving system malfunctions, determining solutions, and completing modifications. 

Mechanical engineers also develop and test mechanical prototypes of new designs and devices or even to improve existing ones. Mechanical engineers also carry out tests and research to analyze and ensure that the equipment or design is safe, efficient and reliable.

How to Become a Professional Engineer in Malaysia?

Upon completing a degree in engineering, students who want to pursue a career as a professional engineer first have to register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as a Graduate Engineer. BEM is a government body that is responsible for the registration of professional engineers in Malaysia. It is a regulatory body that grants the title, ‘Professional Engineer’ to Graduate engineers who have met the registration requirements.

Requirements to Register with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 

The following will brief students on the requirement to be credited as a Professional Engineer under BEM. For further details, please contact Excel Education.

  • Applicants are required to complete a 4-year engineering degree programme with accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and recognition by BEM to register as a Graduate Engineer
  • Applicants must complete 3 years of working experience as a Graduate Engineer, including a minimum of 1 year working in Malaysia and obtained experience in design and site.
  • The Graduate Engineers are then qualified to sit for the Tier 1 exam, which consists of 3 routes;

Route A (Professional Assessment Examination)

Route B (Route for a Professional Engineer from an overseas Regulatory Body)

Route C (Corporate Member of IEM)

A pass in the Tier-1 exam enables the graduates to apply for Professional Engineer registration with BEM. Successful graduates will be awarded a Tier-1 Professional Qualification, which also grants the title ‘Ir’, and ‘PEng’.

Core Skills Required in Mechanical Engineering

Communication

Mechanical engineers develop products for their clients. They need to explain their ideas and designs to clients who are not familiar with mechanical systems. Thus, mechanical engineers have to be able to convey their ideas clearly and effectively, and this requires excellent communication skills.

Creativity 

Mechanical engineering involves developing and designing a wide range of products, ranging from power generation to medical devices. Conceptualizing and developing completely new products requires a high level of creativity.

Problem-solving 

Mechanical engineers often find ways to make mechanical or thermal devices work better. They need to be strong analytical thinkers in their design calculations to develop prototypes, validate product experiences and test-building materials. 

Mathematics Skills 

Mechanical engineers often use mathematics to solve problems that could be caused by miscalculations. Math skills include calculus and statistics. They must be adept at applying these skills to estimate the cost of designing new products or improving existing ones.

Careers Options with a Mechanical Engineering Degree

Mechanical engineering graduates are employed by a number of different industries. Mechanical engineers can be found in industries such as automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, oil and gas and so on. The roles and responsibilities vary in different industry. The general roles and responsibilities in these industries include;

Automotive Industry

Mechanical engineers may design new products and in some cases modify those currently  They solve engineering problems using mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or thermodynamic principles as well as develop prototypes of components and test their performance to ensure safety.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Mechanical engineers will be responsible for designing, testing and developing machinery and equipment such as boilers, Heat and Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and water systems. They also improve equipment performance and provide a daily inspection to identify equipment breakdown or system malfunction.

Construction Industry

Mechanical engineers work on designing the heating,  air conditioning and smoke ventilation systems that make up buildings such as hospitals, offices and shopping malls, airports and railway stations.

Oil and Gas Industry

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development, installation and maintenance of mechanical plants, equipment and machinery such as pumps, engines, turbines, which are used for processing and producing oil and gas at either onshore or offshore production.

Program Structure of Mechanical Engineering Degree

Mechanical engineers typically require a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. The course spans over 4 years, where students learn the basics of engineering and core Mechanical Engineering subjects. 

 This course will help students to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, and engineering principles to solve sophisticated engineering problems and design mechanical systems for industries such as automotive, power generation, aerospace and manufacturing. 

Students will undergo industrial training and also conduct a final year project where they gain practical application of the theories learnt throughout the course. This proves to be very fruitful when students step into the corporate world.

Common subjects taught in this course include;

  • Computing for Engineers
  • Engineering Design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Control System
  • Engineering Dynamics

Academic Entry Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Degree in Malaysia

STPM 

CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range of CCC to BBB including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics & Physics

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 24 points

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Mechanical Engineering Degree in Malaysia

#1 Nottingham University, Malaysia

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Program

BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Intake (2021)

September

Duration

BEng: 3 years/ MEng: 4 years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM48,900

International Students: RM57,000

#2 Monash University, Malaysia

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Program

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February, July & October.

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM48,101

International Students: RM54,915

#3 Taylor’s University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 139,514

International Students: RM 161,384

#4 Swinburne University, Malaysia

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Intake (2021)

March, August & October

Duration

4 years (Full time) 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM32,560

International Students: RM41,200

#5 SEGi University

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Program

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

(Dual Degree Award with University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Intake (2021)

January, May, July, September & October

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 85,875

International Students: RM 90,062

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Get to know Malaysia; Top 5 Malaysian Inventions of all time

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It’s Merdeka month; August! This month is the month we appreciate our country a little bit more than we usually do. So how about we learn more about Malaysia in this entry?

Malaysians are known for their inventions that has become a basic necessity in our lives worldwide. A lot of people probably have no idea of anything that Malaysian have invented throughout the years that has contributed to our country’s image. You’re about to be in awe!

Top 5 Malaysian Inventions

1. Flash Drive

It all started one day in June 2001, Datuk Phua Khien Seng decided to make a research on flash memory technology during his third year of studying electrical and control engineering a year after his company was established (known as Phison Electronics Corp 2000); we probably will not be able to have a flash drive today if it wasn’t because of that. Imagine that.

Flash drive is defined as a data storage device that utilizes flash memory with an integrated USB interface — known for being removable, rewritable and it’s pocket-sized! It’s definitely much lighter and smaller compared to an optical disk or a floppy disk.

Until today, the flash drive has shipped over 600 million every year all around the globe! Not only that, it has reached USD 1.3 billion sales revenue; who would’ve thought?

Related Course:

1. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

2. Taylor's University

Program Name

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM97,500

3. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM24,300

2. Lytro Camera

Lytro camera is a ‘light field camera’ that enables you to pick the focus point in photos. 

Ren Ng has always been around cameras; he studied optic and had worked with electrical and mechanical engineering professors in creating cameras. He figured out the way to apply light field technology to cameras in compact-sized packages — and he continued researching even after his PhD, to produce light field cameras that people can take pictures with and it has now become the basic application in developing innovative digital cameras for future generations. Anyone here want to follow in his footsteps?

Related Course:

  • Mechanical Engineering

1. UOW Malaysia KDU

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM88,880

2. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

3. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM45,000

3. Nehemiah Walls

Nehemiah walls that are nearly everywhere in Malaysia, the ones you see when you’re driving; they’re used everywhere for a good reason. 

A Malaysian Engineer, Ir. Dr. Nehemiah Lee Chee Hai is the one behind the brilliant invention of Nehemiah Walls. Back in the 80’s, he worked at the Reinforced Earth Company. It was during his Master’s degree, he decided to research the design and the concepts– and he came up with a system to create retaining walls.

Nehemiah walls is a type of reinforced soil system that incorporates steel bars and precast concrete blocks. It saves costs, time and is more durable if you compare it to other types of walls. You can’t tell me that’s not efficiency at its best.

The Nehemiah Walls is now used worldwide in other countries — Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. Impressive, right?

Related Course:

  • Construction management

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM27,672

2. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Construction Project Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM35,200

3. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Program Name

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, June, September/October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM55,100

4. Water Dispenser

Water dispenser is a dispensing machine that processes raw sewage into clean drinking water by incorporating the reverse osmosis method — reducing the waste to nearly net zero. 

All the way from Penang, Ooi Seng Chye had come to Kuala Lumpur and worked at Wong Engineering Bhd; a Kuala Lumpur stock exchange company, as a purchasing manager.

Eager to try new things, he created a water dispenser and successfully obtained Cradle funding worth RM150,000 that made him the owner of about 500 RO water dispensing units around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya under the brand Good Drink. I mean — how did he do that?

Related Course:

  • Environmental Engineering

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM29,696

2. SEGi University & Colleges

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Technology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM65,636

3. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM39,500

5. Toothbrush Holder

You know what they say — the best ideas are the ones that solve a problem.

Gook Yock Tee had solved humankind’s problem when he decided to come up with a toothbrush holder that maintain its hygiene without it being a hassle. Plus, look at the cute design!

He created a flipper toothbrush holder that is easily open and closed using only one button — amazing. This invention has become a commercial success and has received numbers of design awards both local and international. It’s well known around the globe for its authenticity of design and ideas.

Related Course:

  • Industrial Design

1. Asia Pacific University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM26,000

2. Lim Kok Wing University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM19,000

Contact us to find out more!

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How to Become an English Teacher in Malaysia? (Study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia)

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If you end up here, I’m assuming that there is a high probability of you planning to be an English teacher in the future. And I’m guessing the major reasons for that would be:

  1. You’re good at English language
  2. You really love teaching other people
  3. Or both (which screams big energy of an English teacher)

Or let’s say you come across this article randomly.

Although it doesn’t really matter which categories you fall into, you pretty much found the right place to learn about everything that you need to know if you want to be an English teacher in Malaysia.

Here we go!

What is TESL/TESOL?

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a common term used for teaching English courses including Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). And in some countries, it is known as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It is a common course for those who want to be an English teacher. 

In the globalisation era, English is one of the compulsory languages to master especially when it comes to professional communication among countries. It’s a language that is understood internationally and has been the second language in Malaysia for decades. Due to that, competitive students will find themselves trying to learn English as much as they can as it’s now one of the important requirements in most careers. And that is why English teachers are important and they need to play their role to ensure the students are proficient in English language at an earlier age.

What are the Education Pathways to become an English teacher in Malaysia?

Thousands of students come with various education backgrounds. Needless to say, although the direction they’re headed is the same, their journeys are not all the same. But this doesn’t mean one is better than the other, or one is more compatible to be an English teacher than the other. There are simply more than one pathway when we’re talking about education. Thus, here are two common education pathways to become an English teacher in Malaysia;

*For other education backgrounds that are not stated, feel free to contact us for further information and we’ll guide you through your own pathway.

What are the Skills Needed to Become an English Teacher in Malaysia?

It’s true, interest and knowledge are vital when it comes to education and career. However, it’s also important to know beforehand whether you’ve chosen the right track. You need a particular set of skills in order to succeed, because we know being passionate and intelligent help you to get into the right university, but a suitable set of skills is the one that will determine your consistency throughout the journey of being an English teacher. So, what are the set of skills that will be helpful for you in order to be a successful English teacher in Malaysia?

  1. Linguistic skill
  2. English proficiency
  3. Confident and friendly
  4. Patient and passionate
  5. Listening skill

Get in touch with us now to know if you have what it takes to be an English teacher!

What are the General Entry Requirements to study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia?

In order for you to become a teacher, I must say, you have to first be qualified enough to be called a teacher. Hence, your education excellence will play a crucial role in determining whether it is possible for you to be accepted as an English teacher at schools in the future. Passion and skills are great, but you should not forget the importance of grades on your paper.

STPM

Minimum of 2Cs

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.00

UEC

Minimum of 5Bs

Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.00

MUET

Band 4

*The requirements may vary among universities, for enquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Which are the Best Universities to study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia?

At the end of the day, each student dreams to enroll into the right university in order for you to reach your goal. It’s important to know that despite the other requirements stated, university will be your indicator of the quality of education you will receive, and in return, the quality of education that you will give back to your future students. The environment and the people that surround you will determine the kind of teacher that you will become. You just need to choose your university wisely, and everything else will fall into place.

1. University of Nottingham

Your first year modules will introduce you to the foundation of education within different contexts. This knowledge and understanding will be developed further in your second year. In your third year you will take specialised modules relating to your pathway. You will also pursue your own independent research throughout the third year. If you are studying for the Bachelor of Education, you will start your teaching practical during your fourth year.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESOL)

Program Duration 

4 years

Intakes

March, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM27,600

2. SEGI University

This programme is aimed at preparing students for the demands of being a teacher in the 21st century, in both public and private institutions. You will be thoroughly trained in the basics of being an educator and build from there to become a well-rounded graduate. Upon graduation you will have an understanding of the entire education system — from its philosophies to its systems and practises.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years 

Intakes

January, April, June, August, September, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM19,966

3. Taylor's University

The degree programme instills sound practical and professional knowledge, skills and predispositions of primary school teaching based on a philosophical, theoretical and conceptual understanding of primary education.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM28,833

4. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

The programme provides a solid basis for teachers and for developing expertise in a diverse range of English teaching situations. All kinds of teaching and learning activities and also hands-on experience through workshops are incorporated into the programme. It will equip ESL or EFL teachers with not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical knowledge which will help them become competent ESL or EFL teachers/lecturers at any educational institutions.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (TESOL)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM15,166

5. HELP University

This programme will arm graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach English as a Second Language. HELP University has a great programme and a great team of lecturers to lead students to greater heights in acquiring teaching skills in the English language. 

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESL)

Program Duration 

3 years 

Intakes

January, May, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM21,766

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What To Do If You Have Poor SPM Results?

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The SPM results will be out soon in just a couple of weeks. 

If your result turns out to be unsatisfying (let’s hope not), it’s okay to let yourself drown in emotions for a while. But when it’s time to get back up, wipe your tears, hold your head up, and take a look at some of the options that you can consider if you have poor SPM results.

If you score 3/less credits in SPM.

#1 Diploma

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A diploma is one of a pre-university program that offers a direct pathway to getting a degree. Most diploma in Malaysia requires only a minimum of 3 credits, compared to other pre-university like foundation program that requires a minimum of 5 credits. Upon the completion of the diploma, you can directly enter the second year of your bachelor’s degree.

Track to a degree: Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

Recommended Universities for Diploma:

1. Taylor's University

Taylor's Lakeside Campus III

Study Area & the requirement

  • Communication
  • Business
  • Interior design
  • Culinary Art
  • Tourism Management
  • Information Technology

Intakes

March, August

Campus Location

Subang Jaya

2. INTI University

INTI-9

Study Area & the requirement

  • Interactive Multimedia with Animation Design
  • Mass Communication
  • Civil Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Quantity surveying
  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Tourism Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information technology

Intakes

Jan, Apr, May, August (depending on the campus location)

Campus Location

  • Nilai
  • Subang 
  • Sabah
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang

3. Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Study Area & the requirement

  • Design and Media
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • International Studies

Intakes

Apr, May, Sep, Nov (depending on the study area)

Campus Location

Kuala Lumpur

#2 Vocational education and training (VET)

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There’s always hope for everyone! Even if you score only 0-2 credits and pass BM&Sejarah, vocational education training (VET) can be one of your options to pursue your degree. Vocational training is a program that prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for entering the world of work. Upon the completion of VET, you will receive a certificate that can be applied for a diploma degree.

Berjaya University offers a TVET (Technical and vocational education and training) on Berjaya TVET College. It offers various areas, such as Pastry Production, Web Development, Digital Marketing, and many more.

Track to a degree: VET -> Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

If you need more recommendations for a vocational training schools in Malaysia or overseas, get in touch with one of our education consultants at Excel Education.

#3 Get a certificate

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A certificate program acts as a bridge for students to a diploma degree at the same institute. It’s a 16-18 month program. Here are some of the certificate program in Malaysia:

  • APIIT

– Certificate in Administrative Skills
– Certificate in Information & Communication Technology

After you got your certificate, you are able to pursue your diploma in either APU/APIIT.

  • IACT

– Certificate in Communication Studies

After you got your certificate, you are able to pursue your diploma in IACT college.

Track to a degree: Certificate -> Diploma -> 2nd year Bachelor

If you failed the SPM

There are 2 types of failing SPM:

  • Fail in certain subjects asked by a university

Every university has its own requirements regarding its programs/courses. Certain study area requires more subjects than others. For instance, the course Pharmacy usually requires students to not only got credit in both BM and Sejarah, but also an additional credit in Science/Math. And if you did not meet even one of the requirements, they cannot accept your SPM scores.  

So one of the moves that we can recommend is to choose another university/course that suits the scores that you got. There are surely plenty of universities/courses out there that have different requirements.

  • Fail BM/Sejarah

Sadly, there is no direct alternative for those who fail either Bahasa Melayu (BM) or Sejarah. Since 2014, you must pass Sejarah and get a minimum of credit in BM. Here we provide some alternatives if you fail BM/Sejarah: 

1. Retake the subjects

With a one year gap, you can allow yourself to prepare more and study harder to be able to ace the test next year. It also allows you to learn from your previous mistakes. The gap year also helps you to give yourself a break before directly dive into the university world.

2. Work

If you don’t feel like pursuing higher education, working can be one of the alternatives. There are plenty of jobs that can suit your skills. If you’re more of a creative person, you can work as a graphic designer freelancer or video editor.

On the other hand, if you’re more of a business-mind person, you can work as a salesperson, customer service, or maybe create your own business! 

3. Contact us

If you still feel confused or unsure, you can always contact us and consult with our best consultant! We provide 100% FREE consultation for you

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia (2020)

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Malaysia, a country that succeeded to become one of the famous study destinations for international students. In 2019, Kuala Lumpur ranks 29 for the world’s best student city. The rapidly evolving reputation of Malaysia’s higher education has quickly established itself as one of Southeast Asia’s leading study destinations. 

Read also: Why International Students Prefer to Study in Malaysia

With hundreds of private universities and colleges in the country, it is quite a challenge to find the best place for you to study and learn. There are surely several things to look up to when you’re searching for the university that suits you, such as the quality, the courses, the location, the fees, and many more. Here, we provide the full updated list of 10 best private universities in Malaysia that you should take a look at and consider!

Top 10 private universities in Malaysia

1. Monash University

Monash University is a private university named after Sir John Monash, an outstanding Australian military commander of the first world war. It is among Australia’s top-ranked institutions and part of Group of Eight, a coalition of world-leading universities. In 2020, it ranks 58 in the world for the world’s best university. Monash has a total of 5 branches, 4 in Australia and 1 in Malaysia. The Malaysian campus was opened in 1998 and is located in the center of Sunway City. It was Malaysia’s very first overseas university.

Monash Malaysia now has more than 8,000 students from 78 nations, ensuring that international students have plenty of chances to explore the new multicultural campus.

Why choose Monash?

  • Upon your completion of the program, you will receive a prestigious Australian degree and is recognized worldwide.
  • While studying in Malaysia, you will have the opportunity to study in Australia for either an exchange or transfer. 
  • The tuition fee is significantly less than the majority of universities across Australia, the UK, and the USA.

General Informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, July, October

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Pharmacy* (ranks 3 in the world)

– Business* (ranks 33 in the world)

–  Arts and social science

– Engineering

– Information Technology

– Medicine and Health Science

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2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

The University of Nottingham is the first-ever British based education university that was established in Malaysia in 2000. In 2020, the University of Nottingham ranks 16 in the UK and 98 in the world according to QS World Ranking. It is part of Russell Group, an association of twenty-four leading public research universities in the United Kingdom. Outside the UK, the university has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China

The campus provides an atmosphere of distinctly international and cultural diversity which includes more than 5,000 students from 85 nations.

Why choose Nottingham?

  • It’s a perfect option for those who wish to obtain a UK degree without having to travel to the UK with a much cheaper fee
  • Their programs are highly ranked and accredited so it is easier to get employer recognition afterward
  • It’s a multicultural university where you can meet different people from different parts of the world

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, April, June, September, November (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Science* (Pharmacy ranks 8 in the world)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Engineering*

3. Heriot-Watt University

Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a public research university that was first named as the School of Arts of Edinburgh. The university was named after 2 great Scottish philanthropist and inventor, George Herriot and James Watt. Heriot-Watt ranks in the top 350 for the world’s best university in 2020. The university has a total of 5 branches across the globe, Edinburgh (main campus), Scottish Borders, Dubai, Malaysia, and Orkney.

The Malaysian campus has been open since September 2014 and is located in Putrajaya. Until now, the Malaysian campus is home to more than 1,500 students.

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

  • It provides high-quality British education that’s easy to reach to students in and beyond the South East Asian Area. 
  • The institution is actively dedicated to developing new talent development and science leadership services for both its academic staff and graduate students.
  • Students are given the opportunity to transfer their study to their other campuses in the UK and Dubai through the intercampus exchange program 

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Science* 

– Engineering*

4. Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is Swinburne University of Technology’s overseas branch campus, originated from Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak Campus began in 2000 in Kuching, the capital city of the Sarawak province in Malaysia.

Swinburne Sarawak has been growing rapidly ever since it was first set up. There are over 4,000 students studying in Swinburne from 60 different countries.

Why choose Swinburne?

  • The teaching staff and academics who assist in the student preparation and counseling all follow the international standards of Swinburne’s main campus in Australia.
  • Students enrolled in this program will be given the same degree from the University of Technology in Swinburne as students studying on campus in Australia.
  • Swinburne is known for producing graduates who are ready for employment. They offer a range of programs that extend beyond what students learn in the classroom

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Design* (ranks 42 in the world)

– Business

– Science 

– Engineering

– Computing*

5. Taylor's University

Established in 1969, Taylor’s University has continuously provided its students with excellent services in terms of various study options, relevant curriculum, and methods of teaching. In 2020, they are part of the best 90 universities under 50 years old according to QS World Ranking. It’s overall excellence also put them in the position of top 520 universities in the world.

The multicultural environment can surely be felt here since there are more than 5,000 students from countries all over the globe studying in Taylor’s University.

Why choose Taylor’s?

  • Taylor’s University was the first one in Asia to introduce Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which benefited people from every part of the world.
  • Taylor’s Univesity offers various scholarships every year for both local and international students.
  • Taylor’s University’s teaching style incorporates an improved curriculum, expanded industry collaboration, and experiential learning programs

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– A-Level

– SACE 

– American degree transfer program

– Diploma 

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, April, July, September (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Hospitality, Tourism & Events* (ranks 14 in the world) 

– Business*

– Architecture, building & design

– Media and communication

– Science

– Medicine

– Engineering

– Computing

– Law

– Education

6. Sunway University

Sunway University is a leading private university based on Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Established in 2004 and originally as Sunway College, Sunway University has always proved it’s high-quality education with its outstanding achievements. In 2020, It is ranked among the top 2% of universities in Asia and among the top 150 young universities worldwide in the QS Top 50 Under 50

Until this date, the University has produced more than 26,000 students from more than 90 countries. 

Why choose Sunway?

  • After completion of their course, students will earn double certifications; one from Sunway University and one from Lancaster University.
  • The Student Professional Development System can nurture and grow graduates to be trained for future employment and internships.
  • Sunway university offers various paths to enter the university such as AUSMAT and Foundation so students can choose the one they preferred the most.

General informations:

Programs

– Diploma

– Canadian International Matriculation Programme

– American degree transfer program

– AUSMAT

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

January, March, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts*

– Business*

– Healthcare and Medical Science

– Hospitality

– Mathematical Science

– Science

– Education

– Computing 

7. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Asia Pacific University, also known as APU is one of Malaysia’s leading and technological universities based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. APU earned international recognition from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) with the recognition of a 5-star throughout four sections of the QS Stars Rating, Employability, Facilities, and Inclusiveness. The university has opened several overseas branches in Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan.

With more than 12,000 students from more than 130 countries studying at its Malaysian campus, APU provides a genuinely cosmopolitan learning environment

Why choose APU?

  • APU has an amazing track record for graduate employabilities with over 95% employed by graduation
  • It is one of the only 7 universities in Asia to receive full accreditation by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), UK
  • Amongst Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia – Rated 5-Stars under SETARA 2011, 2013 and 2017

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, April, September, May (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Computing*

– Engineering*

– Business

– Design

– Accounting, Banking, Finance

8. INTI International University

Founded in 1986, Inti International University provides high-quality and excellence for over 3 decades. INTI International University & Colleges have six campuses across Malaysia, INTI International University, College Subang, College Kuala Lumpur, College Penang, College Sabah, and College Nilai.

In their search for better higher education and enhanced career prospects, more than 55,000 students have become part of the Inti University family.

Why choose Inti?

  • INTI provides cost-effective routes for you to obtain quality education by twinning degrees, overseas transfer, and international degrees.
  • High employability percentage with 99% of students get jobs within 6 months of graduation
  • INTI offers over 100 programs which all are approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and its qualification Agency (MQA)

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, April, May, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts & Design

– Biotechnology & Life science

– Business

– Computing & IT*

– Engineering

– Health science

– Hospitality & culinary arts

– Law

– Mass communication*

– Social science

9. SEGi University

SEGi University & Colleges, who first located in Kota Damansara, Malaysia has accepted thousands of students from all backgrounds since its establishment more than 4 decades ago, and today they have over 25,000 young learners in five major campuses located in the Klang Valley, Penang, and Sarawak. 

Why choose SEGi?

  • SEGi has experienced significant growth in providing quality education to willing minds and talents since 1977 
  • The world-class faculty members are passionate about teaching and inspiring students to their full potential and excel in the area they want.
  • With 5 different campuses location, SEGi aims to reach out to students from different parts of Malaysia.

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, March, April, May, June, August, September, October (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Biomedical science

– Medicine

– Pharmacy

– Engineering

– Architecture

– Business

– Hospitality & Tourism

– Information Technology 

– Education

– Communication & Creative design

10. HELP University

HELP University was founded in Malaysia in 1986, has a well-established international reputation among Malaysian universities. HELP stands for Higher Education Learning Philosophy. The university was recognized by Forbes Asia as one of the top 200 Top Performing companies in the Asia Pacific with capitalization below USD 1 billion.

Why choose HELP?

  • HELP University partnered with over 100 universities across the globe and allowing students to continue and experience studying overseas.
  • The HELP Career Placement Program helps you on your challenging job-seeking path by seminars and collaborations with leading companies
  • It is a mix cultured environment, allowing students to feel a sense of international exposure

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

January, April, May, August (depending on the program and course)

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Engineering

– English and Language studies

– Hospitality and Tourism

– IT & Computer Science

– Communication

– Law

If you need more information regarding universities mentioned above or other university, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Top 5 Universities to Study Multimedia Design in Malaysia (2020)

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What is a Multimedia Design?

Multimedia design is a study of the use of various forms of design, such as graphics, video, or audio to produce creative content for different media, such as mobile apps, tv, newspaper, and many more. It involves the use of more than one presentation medium to communicate with the public. 

Throughout time, technology is evolving and so does the way we interact. That’s why the medium of interaction and design are also improving. The interactive elements used in multimedia may also include the user’s things like text entry, voice command, touch screen, mouse manipulation, and video capture.

What skills do you need to become a Multimedia Designer?

  • Creative Mind

Multimedia design study requires a creative mind that can explore ideas through text and image. A multimedia designer also needs problem-solving skills to generate solutions for their clients through creative means. Having to come up with new ideas and innovative designs was never an easy thing to do, so having a visual eye is essential in multimedia design. 

  • Adapt to New Technology

Technology has now played a big role in design, and always evolving throughout time. Being a multimedia design student means you have to familiarise yourself with various forms of technologies and software. Getting used to software such as Adobe, InDesign, and Photoshop can be the first step.

  • Communication Skills

As a multimedia designer, you have to articulate your ideas to your colleagues, partners, and clients. It requires a good communication skills to be able to deliver their opinions/ideas properly and with modesty. Multimedia designers are also expected to listen to their client’s needs and convey a satisfying solution.

  • Typography

Multimedia design is not just the ability to make something visually appealing, but also the capability to make a written language legible and amusing. Therefore, typography is an essential skill that is needed for multimedia designers. They need to be familiar with types of fonts and have knowledge of the best style guide that is suitable for certain designs.

Career options for Multimedia Design:

  • Multimedia Designer
  • Art Directors
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Animator
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Game artist/designer
  • Video Editor
  • 3d illustrator
  • Videographer

General Qualifications

Program

Requirements*

Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) /A-Level: A pass with 2 principals passes with minimum CGPA 2.0 or;

  • SPM (Sijil Pelajajaran Malaysia)/O-Level: Minimum 5 credits, or;

  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate): Minimum 3 credits, or;

  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA 2.0, or;

  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA 2.5

*requirements may vary among universities

Recommended Universities

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

General Intake: May and November

Campus Location: Kuala Lumpur

Qualification(s):

  • Diploma of Design and Media (2+ years)
  • Bachelor of Multimedia Technology (3 years)

Indicative Fee (2020):

  1. Diploma of Design and Media
  • Local: RM 39,600
  • International: RM 46,000
  1. Bachelor of Multimedia Technology
  • Local: RM 85,800
  • International: RM 86,400

2. Limkokwing University

General Intake: January

Campus Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Qualification(s): Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Creative Multimedia

Indicative Fee (2020):

Local: RM 22,000/year

3. UCSI University

General Intake: January, May, September

Campus Location: Kuala Lumpur

Qualification(s): Bachelor of Multimedia Design

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

  • Local: RM 63,280 
  • International: RM 68,070

 

4. SEGi University

General Intake: January, April, June, September

Campus Location: Damansara

Qualification(s): 

  • Diploma in Multimedia Design (3 years)
  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Design (3 years)

Indicative fee (2020):

  1. Diploma in Multimedia Design
  • General Fees: RM 43,025
  1. BA(Hons) Multimedia Design
  • General Fees: RM 61,100

5. Multimedia University (MMU)

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Campus Location: Melaka, Cyberjaya, and Johor

Qualification(s):

  • Foundation in Creative Media (1 year)
  • Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Media Art (3 years)
  • Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Advertising Design (3 years)

Indicative fee (2020):

  1. Foundation in Creative Media
  • Local: RM 13,200
  • International: RM 16,500
  1. Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Media Art
  • Local: RM 56,160
  • International: RM 23,400
  1. Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Advertising Design
  • Local: RM 56,160
  • International: RM 23,400

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All You Need to Know About English Major in Malaysia (2020)

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English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, rank #3 after Mandarin and Spanish, with over 370 millions native speakers and over 600 million non-native speakers worldwide. In Malaysia itself, English is their second primary language with 50% percent of Malaysians are literate in English, according to official statistics.

Being able to converse, understand, and write effectively in English will enhance any career choice you made since it is recognized worldwide. To advance your knowledge and skills in English, taking an English major is the perfect fit.

English major is a program that focuses on not only the English language itself, but also its history, structure, literature, and also the culture of the people. This major provides sufficient academic and creative opportunities that allow students to study key figures, whilst also improving as playwrights, poets, or novelists.

Why choose an English major?

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  1. Helps you write better

Becoming a good writer is never an easy job. It is considered one of the top skills that people are encouraged to have in order to compete in the job market. Companies out there are always looking for a good writer, and there’s no doubt that English major student is capable of becoming one since they relate closely to writing.

  1. Connect, communicate, and understand people

English is known as an International language, it connects people from all over the world. By the rapid usage of social media and mobile app, the nature of communications is constantly growing. As a result, many tech companies are hiring English majors that expertise in communication to understand the current trends of what’s happening now.

  1. The satisfaction

One of the personal reasons to choose an English major is the satisfaction that it gives. The feelings of reading and discussing a movie or book which such good literacy or writing a fiction novel that gives you mixed emotions of sadness, happiness, that you can finally understand it deeply. 

  1. Pathway to a rewarding career

As someone who chooses an English major, you have a variety and exciting selection of careers. English majors are prepared to organize ideas in a logical way, write well, and develop arguments. With these skills, you have chances to explore different areas of jobs. Below we provide some of the career options that you could choose in the future:

  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Editor and Content Manager
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • News Reporter
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • High School Teacher
  • Writer
        5. Having the “bigger picture”

The degree courses normally will take 3 years to complete the entire program, depending on the university. Major in English is not just about learning the language, it’s also about knowing the history, culture, philosophy, even the art form of English. 

General Qualifications

 

Program 

Requirements*

Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2 principal passes, or;

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or

equivalent:  Minimum grade of C (GPA 2.0) in any 2 subjects and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent, or;


  • Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM): Minimum grade Jayyid and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent, or;

  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 70, or;

  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.0, or;

  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.0

 

*requirements may vary among universities.

Subjects that will be taken in English major

Taking an English major will ease you from dealing with subjects related to mathematics, science, or anything relevant to it. So if you’re not a big fan of calculations or biological terms, then take a look at the subjects** that are usually taken by an English major that might excite you:

  • Creative Writing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • English as a Second Language
  • Composition
  • Literary theory and culture
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Film theories
  • Poetry
  • etc

**subjects may vary among universities

Recommended Universities in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intake: September
Campus Location: Semenyih
Qualification(s): 

  • English BA
  • English Language and Literature BA
  • English with Creative Writing BA
  • History of Art and English BA

Indicative Fee for 3 years (2020):

  • Local: RM 82,800
  • International: RM 100,500

 

2. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

General Intake: March, June/July & Sept/Oc
Campus Location: Kuala Lumpur
Qualification(s): 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English for Professional Communication
  • Diploma in English for Professional Communication

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

     Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English for Professional Communication

  • Local: RM 47,900
  • International: RM 57,400

Diploma in English for Professional Communication

  • Local: RM 27,700
  • International: RM 34,700

3. SEGi University

General Intake: January, April, June, September
Campus Location: Damansara 
Qualification(s): Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English & Public Relations
Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

  • General fee: RM 54,900

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7 Best Courses If You Hate Math or Science

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When talking about what are the highest demand jobs on the market, people are most likely to come up with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related jobs. Since they are highly on-demand, the pay that they’re getting is pretty high too.

But what if you hate math or science?

Does it mean I can’t get a high salary as people who had STEM-related jobs?

The answer is NO! There are certainly millions of paths to success and taking a STEM-related course/job is not the only one. Luckily, there are tons of high-paying jobs that require little math or no math at all, especially for those of you who can’t stand the idea of doing calculations all day or memorizing biological terms for a living. 

When it comes to university, there are plenty of degrees that don’t require you to be an expert in math or science. You are bound to find that suits you the most according to your desire, interest, and needs. So if you prefer to not to deal with math or science anymore in the future, here are 7 university degree that matches what you want.

1. English

If you want to advance your knowledge and skills in English, then taking an English major is perfect for you! 

When learning English, you’re not going to only learn about the language itself, but also its history, literature, bilingualism, and linguistics. It aims to get students to think creatively about the English language on a more advanced level, so it’s suitable for students who are proficient in both speaking and writing in English. When you have finished your degree in English, you are open to different kinds of jobs, such as writers, content manager, news reporter.

2. Culinary Arts

Culinary arts is the art of preparing, cooking, and presenting food in the form of meals. Taking a degree in culinary arts means you will learn how to cook like a professional that will develop your skills and knowledge in order to have a successful culinary career.

A degree in culinary arts is not only learning how to cook and present food, but also includes business and management subjects, such as accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship. You will also learn how to work in a kitchen for it to run effectively.

Read also: Top 5 Universities to Study Diploma in Culinary Arts in Malaysia 2020

3. Music

One of the branches of performing arts that you can choose is music! Majoring in music means you’ll need to learn not only singing and playing instruments, but also the history, theory, composition, and its latest technology. This knowledge will help you prepared for your future career.

A music degree can lead not just for a career as a performer, but also to a variety of other musical professions as well, such as composer, conductor, electronic production and design, band director, and many more. 

4. Mass Communication/Public Relation

Mass communication relates to delivering information to as many people as possible at virtually the same time. It usually includes broadcasting, advertising, public relation, and many more. The benefit of pursuing a degree in mass communications is that you’ll improve your interpersonal skills that are necessary for a large number of jobs. People with this degree can fit with different career situations.

The study of mass communication includes the behavioral and psychological aspects of media messages. Due to the use and effects of mass communication, there need to be regulations, policies, and law to help control its practice.

Read also: Best College & University to Study Mass Communication In Malaysia

5. Early Childhood

If you like to interact with children and looked after them, early childhood can be your degree choice!

Early childhood educators play such an important role in a child’s development. They expose children to the joy of learning while playing and give them the foundation for lifelong success. Early childhood education involves learning how to interact and teaching children from birth up to the age of 8. A career in early childhood can be very challenging yet inspiring and satisfying at the same time since dealing with children was never an easy job.

Read also: Top 3 Universities to Study Early Childhood Education in Malaysia 2020

6. 3D Animation/Digital Film Production

One of the branches of art that you can choose is 3d animation, which combines art, design, and technology. The art of 3d animations mostly uses computer-generated graphics to produce animated imagery for movies, video games, applications, and many more. The degree will equip students with the necessary computer skills and knowledge related to animation to prepare them for their future careers.

7. Journalism

Journalism is the perfect field for someone who has an open mind and love being able to analyze different situations and events. Journalists are said to have very important roles in society as they hold the power of the information being received by the public. They also have a big influence with the news they put out, as it provides society with information on various topics that they use to make decisions about different aspects of their daily life, their communities, their society and the government.

Journalism is known as the art of delivering real-time news and events to society by gathering, assessing, creating and presenting news and information. 

As a Journalist, your key responsibilities would include investigating news and events, gathering information, writing up new pieces and delivering them to the public in an honest manner through various mediums such as newspaper, radio, magazine, websites or even social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 

Read also: Study Journalism in Australia

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5 Reasons to Study Environmental Science in Malaysia (2020)

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Our planet environment is very important to us because it is where we share resources with other species, and most importantly, it is where we live. Sadly, our environment is currently in an unhealthy situation. One of the indicators to know how unhealthy it is is by looking at how worse global warming has become in the past year. According to NASA, the average temperature of the planet’s surface has increased by about 0.7 degrees Celsius, ten times faster than the average rate of ice-age-recovery warming. Furthermore, the sea level has risen to nearly double than the last century and is accelerating slightly every year.

But, there’s never a “too late” for everything.

Our own environment can still be fixed in various different ways. As a younger generation, we must start to participate in saving our mother nature. To get a deeper knowledge of the environment and ways to preserve it, studying Environmental Science can be one of the ways!

What is actually an Environmental Science?

Environmental Science is a study that combines both the understanding and the practical skills for the knowledge and management of environmental problems. Knowledge of environmental science is important in understanding not only the relationship with human’s actions but also the effective environmental limits and how it affects the societies as well as economics.

As a result of such a drastic environmental change, the demand for qualified environmental scientists to appraise the changing situation and generate a positive result has increased. Here, we’re going to provide 5 reasons why you should choose environmental science as your major!

5 Reasons to choose environmental science

1. Make a difference in environmental and social issues

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that our own hands can be involved in a great change for the world. Thus, it is one of the advantages of taking environmental science, the fact that this field of study is a hugely impactful career choice, not only for yourself but also for your future generations! Involved in this industry will make sense of feeling that you are doing something meaningful and giving back to mother nature.

2. Friends with the outdoor world

After you graduate, most environmental scientists would most likely to work outdoors, exploring the outside world and enjoy nature while gaining a better understanding of the current situation around them. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like to be stuck 40 hours per week behind a desk, then environmental science is exactly what you should take!

3. Fast-growing job division

As mentioned above, the demand for environmental scientists has significantly increased to create a more positive impact and appraise the changing situation. The job market is growing, and the professions are improving. Therefore, taking an environmental science degree could be your opportunity to grow your career in the future. Below we provide some of the career options that you could choose:

  1. Environmental Consultant
  2. Geoscientists
  3. nature conservation officer
  4. Resource management
  5. conservation scientist
  6. Environmental engineer
  7. Marine biologist
  8. Sustainability specialist
4. Lead to a rewarding career

One of the indicators of job satisfaction level is the amount of salary that a person earns. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018, the average annual salary of an environmental scientist is $71,130 (~RM 297181) and it will keep on increasing throughout the year. Environmental science is also predicted to grow at 8% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for any occupation.

5. Studying the “bigger picture”

Environmental science is considered as a multi-disciplinary course, since it allows you to study various subjects, from subjects related to science such as biology, chemistry, geology, ecology, to social science-related subjects such as management. 

Skills and competencies needed for an Environmental Scientist

  • Good Communication Skills

Verbal communication, listening, and writing, are the skills that are crucial and allows you to cooperate and share research findings with your colleagues.

  • Self-Discipline 

You are often expected to work in a team, which requires you to have high motivation and can be relied on by others.

  • Good-analytical Skills

To solve real-life problems, environmental scientists must be able to gather data, analyze your findings, problem-solve, and make decisions based on your research.

Recommended universities to study Environmental Science in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intake: September

Campus Location: Semenyih

Qualification (s): Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

  • Local: RM 118,500
  • InternationalRM 138,000

2. Mahsa University

General Intake(s): September

Campus Location: Jenjarom, Selangor

Qualification(s): Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons)

Indicative Fees for 4 Years (2020):

  • RM 65,600

3. Curtin University

General Intake(s): February and July

Campus Location: Sarawak

Qualifications(s): Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Indicative fee for 4 years (2020):

  • Local: RM 118,784
  • International: RM 177,376

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