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Study Medical Imaging Degree in Malaysia

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Do you remember trying to understand your X-Ray and having no idea how radiographers just take one glance at it and figure out the problem area? With a Medical Imaging degree you can do exactly that.

 If you have an eye for detail and love working at hospitals but are not very fond of interacting with people, a degree in Medical Imaging is meant for you! 

Down below, we have provided for you everything you need to know to decide if Medical Imaging is the right course for you. 

What is Medical Imaging?

Medical Imaging is all about the use of different technologies, to view the interior of the human body in order to diagnose, monitor and treat medical conditions. Each technology provides different information about the area of the body being diagnosed, related to possible injuries, diseases or progress of medical treatments being taken. It typically involves the use of X-Rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance to create images for analysis and interpretation. 

Your task as a medical imaging professional will be performing medical imaging on patients, and reporting your diagnosis and interpretation to the doctors. Throughout your career, you will be familiarized with various different technological medical equipment such as MRI machines, CT-Scans, X-Rays and Ultrasound, etc. 

Some of the major branches of Medical Imaging include:

  • Breast Imaging
  • Cardiac Imaging 
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Paediatric Radiology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology (INR)

Which subjects will you study in a Medical Imaging Degree?

Here is a list of some of the typical subjects that you might be studying in a Medical Imaging degree: 

  • Imaging Physics 
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Instrumentation and Image Processing
  • Radiation Biology and Safety
  • Medical Imaging Procedures
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Biostatistics

What are the skills you need to do a course in Medical Imaging?

Before you decide if this is a good career for you, it is important to check if your skills match the skill set you need to pursue the career. 

  • An eye for detail
  • Analytical mind
  • Observational skills 
  • Interest in anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Organizational ability 
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for accurate reporting

 

What are the career opportunities you have with a Medical Imaging Degree ?

  • Radiographer

  • Sonographer

  • Clinical Instructor

  • Application Specialist (Radiology)

  • Mammographer

  • Angiographer

  • Sales Executive (Radiology)

General Entry Requirements for a Medical Imaging Degree

STPM

• GPA 2.33 in two subjects from either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry

A-level

• minimum grade 2 D in either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry

Matriculation/ Foundation

• GPA 2.33 in two subjects from either Biology, Physics/Math, Chemistry

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

General English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

5.5

TOEFL IBT 

550

MUET

Band 3 

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

Where to Study Medical Imaging Degree in Malaysia

MAHSA University

MAHSA University is a private medical university offering various health courses to both local and international students. MAHSA was recently awarded “Online University” by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia due to its high competence in providing borderless education to students through MAHSA’s Engaged Learning Experience and Innovative Teaching (ELEVATE). 

Course Details

MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons) is a 4 year degree accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia . One of the many perks of this program is its affordability and quality of education, ensuring there is nothing stopping you from pursuing this career. 

This program is designed to provide graduates with expertise in radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT scan) and ultrasound for diagnosing injuries and diseases. 

With this program you will gain all the knowledge you need as a radiographer such as positioning patients properly for effective imaging results and effectively using different methods of medical imaging. One of the interesting aspects of this program is that you will be learning how to use nuclear medicine to assist patients in the eradication of cancerous cells in radiation treatments in addition to learning comforting and counselling patients. 

You will also be given first hand clinical experience through a number of clinical placements at list of hospitals throughout Malaysia.

In short, MAHSA’s degree will provide you with the skill set you need to contribute various essential services to any medical institution you wish to work for.

Program

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)

Intake

January | April | July | September

Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Indicative Fees 

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Top E-Commerce Degrees & Courses in Malaysia

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The E-Commerce sector has undoubtedly been growing immensely. At the same time the amount of e-commerce professionals have also been getting higher with the increasing demand for them. 

So if you are someone interested in this field, this is the perfect time for you to kickstart your career. 

Down below, we have come up with a guide for all of you looking to explore the options you have for E-Commerce courses you have in Malaysia. 

What is E-commerce?

E-commerce is the shortened form of electronic commerce. It is simply the buying and selling of things online via the internet. It involves transferring money and data to complete purchases and sales. 

Today, from the smallest convenience store to freelancers to big corporations, everyone utilizes e-commerce to operate their transactions and make it more convenient for them and their customers as well. 

Here, we have few examples of the types of e-commerce:

Retail

Retail is directly selling to customers without the need for an intermediary.

Digital products

These are products that can be downloaded, such as e-books, templates or softwares that can be used for different purposes. Softwares and various applications make up a large percentage of e-commerce. A familiar example of a digital good might be Adobe softwares. 

Drop shipping

Dropshipping is the selling of products that are manufactured and shipped to the buyers or customers using a third party. 

Services

Services consist of skills, such as, writing, photography, influencer marketing, which can all be paid for on the internet. 

Wholesale 

Wholesale products are bulk products sold to retailers. The retailers then proceed to sell the goods directly to the customers. 

Subscriptions

A subscription service is the continuous purchase of a product or service on a regular basis. A familiar example of a subscription that we all love would be, Netflix and Spotify.

Crowdfunding

Sellers will use crowdfunding to generate startup money to get their product to market. The item is produced and delivered after a sufficient number of customers have bought it.

Some Successful E-commerce Sites

Benefits of E-Commerce

The reason why e-commerce is so popular in today’s world is because of the many benefits it provides us with. 

  • Convenience

E-Commerce provides customers and sellers with utmost convenience by making purchases simpler, faster and less-time consuming, while also allowing 24 hours sales, easy refunds and quick delivery. 

  • Personalization and Customer Experience

E-Commerce helps businesses make their marketplace more personalized by allowing them to create rich user profiles where customers are offered personalized products and suggested other products that they might be interested in. This whole experience improves customer satisfaction on a personal level, increasing brand loyalty and sales. 

  • Global marketplace 

E-commerce allows businesses to reach customers all over the world, while also allowing customers to purchase from businesses all over the world. E-commerce has completely helped us overcome the restrictions that come with geography. 

  • Minimizes expenses

Online startups cost way less than the traditional businesses where brick and mortar are required.

Why Study E-commerce?

This program can be specifically appealing to those of you interested in the technological side of business operations. 

Amid the pandemic, e-commerce has skyrocketed in growth. With countries being under lockdown in various parts of the world, the world is getting more used to operating most of their economy online, paving the way for more expansion in the e-commerce industry. 

E-commerce penetration rates are expected to rise from 15% in 2020 to 25% in 2025. Hence, providing more employment opportunities with the increasing need to satisfy customers shopping online. 

Shift can be swift and vast in an ever-expanding industry like e-commerce. Rather than being a challenge, the industry’s transformation has resulted in more progressive functions for employees to excel in. Even with AI and other forms of technology, it is obvious that the human touch is still needed to keep the demand rising. Not to mention the development and application of the technology. To excel, you’ll need a mix of expertise from different industries, both online and offline.

In a global pandemic as such, perhaps the e-commerce industry is the most resilient industry around, considering there are fewer employment opportunities for most sectors due to weakened global economy. The E-commerce sector is definitely the sector being relied upon more, rather than less, during the current crisis. 

Studying e-commerce will teach you the essential skills needed for this new new economy and apply e-commerce technologies to businesses. It will provide you with the competency to operate and manage e-business activities on the internet.

What Will You Study in an E-commerce Course?

E-Commerce Principles

Economics

Consumer behaviour

User Interaction Design

Creativity and Innovation

Web Development

Digital Marketing

Technopreneurship

Career Opportunities For E-commerce Graduates

Digital Marketing Specialist

Sales and Marketing Specialist

E-Business Consultant

E-Services Manager

E-Business Manager

Market Research Analyst

Online business Entrepreneur

General Entry Requirements for E-commerce Degree in Malaysia

STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.

A-level

• 2 Passes in A-Level with a Pass in English and Mathematics at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC with a Pass in Mathematics and English.

Matriculation/ Foundation

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) 

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

General English language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

5.5

TOEFL IBT 

46-59

MUET

Band 4

Pearson (PTE):

42

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

Where to Study E-commerce in Malaysia?

Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Asia Pacific University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with Specialism in E-Business is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the nature and significance of e-business activities and international businesses as a whole. This course will also provide you with a range of skills that employers look for, such as critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, incorporation of IT into business and the ability to conduct research on e-business. 

Moreover, APU provides its undergraduate students the option to choose the APU DMU Dual Degree Scheme, under which students will receive 2 Degree certificates, 1 from APU and another from Montfort University (UK). 

Course Details 

Program

BA (Hons) in Business Management with a Specialism in E-Business

Intake

May | September | November 

Duration

3 Years (6 semesters)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM87,000

International Students: RM88,200

 

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

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In this program, you will learn the broad view of e-commerce concepts, theories, and the success factors for e-commerce professionals. Students are also taught how to revolutionize traditional businesses into e-business as a whole.  

For those of you looking for a cheaper option for your bachelor’s Degree, this might be a course you would want to look into. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in E-Commerce

Intake

March/June | July/September | October/November 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM47,900

International Students: RM58,700

Raffles University (Diploma in E-Commerce)

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Unlike APU and IUKL, Raffle University offers a diploma in E-Commerce. If you are looking for an e-commerce course to do right after SPM or if you do not fit into the general entry requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree, diploma might be the way to go. 

In this program you will be learning the essentials of marketing and e-commerce skills and apply them into businesses, providing you with the competency to fit into the new knowledge based economy. 

Course Details 

Program

Diploma in E-Commerce

Intake

January | May | September

Duration

2 years 4 months (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

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INTI University (Diploma in E-Commerce)

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This program is also quite similar to the diploma offered by Raffles University. However, what makes this course unique is the fact that students receive an additional Global E-Commerce Talent (GET) certificate from the E-Commerce giant Alibaba. 

You will also receive first hand experience in the industry through their internship placement across a range of multinational organizations in the country. 

Course Details 

Program

Diploma in E-Commerce

Intake

January | May | September

Duration

2 years 4 months (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

From RM32,498

For more information contact Excel Education

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Studying Abroad During a Pandemic

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The thought of studying abroad in a foreign country itself is scary. But it is even scarier when there is a raging pandemic to think about. If you are considering studying abroad during these times, you probably have a lot of questions about what it is like to be an international student during a pandemic far away from home.

Studying abroad is undoubtedly an experience that will expand your horizons, help you develop empathy, and broaden your perspectives. It is an enriching experience that will definitely stay with you for the rest of your life. However, perhaps just like you, a question that many students have now is whether they could have this experience during a time where most countries’ borders are still closed. 

If this is the case for you, we are here to provide you with the answers to all of your studying abroad related questions. Below we have a list of questions we think you might have and the relevant answers to them to help you make the first step towards planning your studies overseas. 

Are Universities Accepting Applications?

We have good news, the answer is yes! Even though many countries still have travel bans put in place, most universities are accepting applications from international students. 

Here’s how it is for universities in Malaysia, Australia and the UK.

Malaysia

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Malaysia borders are currently open for international students (Except for students from specific restricted countries). All new and existing students from other countries are allowed to enter Malaysia with the condition of a 7 days quarantine period post arrival, which you need to pay for before arrival. 

Currently, all of the universities in Malaysia are accepting students from all over the world, although the classes continue to be conducted online due to a spike in the amount of covid-19 cases. 

In Malaysia, different universities have different intakes throughout the year depending on the course. 

For more information regarding the intakes offered and the application process in your preferred university, contact Excel Education

Universities in Malaysia are moving towards conducting hybrid learning for students, depending on the Covid-19 situation in the country. So you won’t be missing out on the whole university experience for much longer. 

Australia

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Entry into Australia for international students is unfortunately banned at the present and travelling to the country remains strictly controlled due to the pandemic. The state governments and universities are however trying their best to open borders for international students as soon as possible. 

In fact, the state of Victoria, in which two of the most famous universities of Australia, Monash University and University of Melbourne are located, proposed a recovery plan for international students to enter Australia. This is definitely a positive sign for all international students out there. 

If you are considering applying to a university in Australia, you can opt for February or July intakes. Some universities also have intakes throughout the year, providing you with more flexibility. 

For more information regarding the intakes offered and the application process in your preferred university, contact Excel Education.  

Just like Malaysia, Australia has both online and face-to-face classes for students. This is so that students who are unable to join physical classes can study in the comfort of their homes. It is, however, subject to change depending on the Covid-19 situation. 

United Kingdom (UK)

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UK borders are currently open for both international and existing students except the students returning from countries on the banned travel list. All travellers must undergo a self-isolation period of 10 days upon arrival. 

UK universities are currently processing all applications from students all over the world and the general intakes are in January and September. Some universities however, have intakes all year round. 

For more information regarding the intakes offered and the application process in your preferred university, contact Excel Education

Universities in the UK as well, are operating both physical classes and online classes keeping the students who can’t join on campus classes in mind. Hybrid classes can however change to full online classes of course, depending on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Will You Be Able To Get a Student Visa?

As travel restrictions around the world are starting to loosen, many countries are providing visas and have updated their visa applications processes. 

Malaysia

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Even though Malaysia has had its borders closed for tourists since the beginning of the pandemic, students can still apply for student visas and enter Malaysia once the visa is approved. 

Students can apply for a visa to the immigration of Malaysia through their academic institution. You can track the visa application from the Education Malaysia Global Services website. You are allowed to start your studies online during this process, if you are overseas. Once the visa is approved, you are given a visa approval letter, with which your visa upon arrival in Malaysia is confirmed. 

You also need a travel authorization letter in addition to the visa approval letter before you can enter Malaysia. In addition to this, you will need to do a pre-arrival and post-arrival test for COVID-19, which you have to pay for. 

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Australia

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Just like Malaysia, Australia also allows students at all locations to apply for a visa. This means students will be able to enter as soon as travel restrictions are lifted without any visa delays. 

Another good news for students aspiring to study in Australia is that online study, whether it is remotely or in the country, is now counted towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa, as long as you possess a student visa during the period of study. 

Once you are able to enter Australia, it is a must for you to be quarantined in a quarantine facility for 14 days upon arrival, which you may need to pay for.

United Kingdom (UK)

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The case for the UK is quite different from Australia and Malaysia. If you are to take on online learning from a UK University, you are not required to obtain a visa. However, if you wish to study in the country you will need to apply for a visa. After you apply, you will get the decision on your visa application within 3 weeks. 

Currently in the UK, if you are forced to study online due to the pandemic, you will still be eligible for the 2 year post-study work visa, which is great news for the international students in the UK. 

Additionally, you need to take a Covid-19 test before and after arrival to England if your country is not on the green list, which you will need to pay for. You will also need to self-isolate for 10 days if your country is not on the green list. Malaysia is currently on the amber list, meaning students entering from Malaysia will need to quarantine at home.

What is it Like To Study Abroad During a Pandemic?

Universities understand the plight students are in during the pandemic, and most universities are moving towards blended learning with both physical and online classes so that no student is left out. However, the uncertainty of changing to full online classes remains, depending on the situation of the Covid-19 cases in that specific country. 

Many students as well as lecturers were introduced to online learning during this pandemic. Tutorials, classes as well as meetings with lecturers are carried online, in addition to being able to access libraries only through digital resources. 

While some students find this form of education not so effective, there are many students who find it more suitable for them than face-t0-face classes. For example, one of the biggest perks of online classes is that you can record the classes and watch them later at your own convenience. You can also join your classes anywhere, anytime. 

The cons of online learning that have been pointed out by many students is that they are unable to get the real university experience such as  making new friends, doing group work and extracurricular activities. Another major problem you might have if you are studying in a different country might be the time difference. If there is a big time difference between your country and the country you are pursuing your studies in, you might find yourself waking up in the middle of the night for a 10am class. 

Hence the answer to the question of what it is like to study during a pandemic can be very subjective and you can only find out what it is really like for you once you start your studies.

Is It Safe To Study Abroad During a Pandemic and Should You Do It?

In light of the pandemic, universities all over the world are undoubtedly trying their best to make learning a safe experience for all of their students. However, it will be good to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the details of exactly how your course of interest is going to be taught to make sure the new form of learning will still provide you an engaging educational experience. 

Universities have hybrid learning and contingency plans to provide a safer experience for their students in case the government brings any changes to the regulations. 

Hence, if you are really interested in pursuing your studies abroad, there is nothing to be put off about because you can always speak to the university you are looking to apply for and they will definitely give you good advice on your enrollment process and any restrictions that you may need to be aware of. 

What is most important for a student during a time like this would be to be flexible and open to changes that you may have to face along the way.  

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Top Universities to Study Financial Technology (FinTech) Degree in Malaysia

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For those of you interested in technology and finance, the emerging industry of Financial Technology (FinTech) might just be the perfect course for you. Especially, considering the digital times we are living in today. In fact, to cater to the skill gap in financial services, technology application has become a necessary skill for graduates. 

With the explosion of the internet and mobile internet, the relevance of Financial Technology (FinTech) has grown rapidly over the years and the traditional accounting and finance industry has been moving towards digital transformation. 

Before the Covid-19 Pandemic hit the world, it was quite clear that FinTech would play a crucial role in financial services in the coming years. However, the covid-19 has accelerated that process, and it will not be wrong to say that the future of FinTech is already here. 

An industry that was once seen as an industry disruptor and potential competitor in the financial service sector, is now accepted and invested in by many financial giants. With FinTech, financial institutions become more efficient and effective, by providing customers with more variety in choices, increasing transparency and saving much of the time wasted doing financial transactions.

What is FinTech?

When someone says FinTech, online transactions and e-payment is what comes to mind for many. However, this new industry is much more than just that. 

Financial Technology (FinTech) is a growing engineering discipline that is essentially about the application of technological innovations into financial services. It was once associated with only financial institutions. However, it has now moved beyond simply just being a feature that is provided by financial institutions as it can now be present in all sectors, with the application of cloud-based technologies that is a combination of open source software and blockchain technologies. 

Listed below are the trending areas in FinTech globally:

  • Insurtech
  • Regtech
  • APIs
  • Payments
  • Online Banking
  • Lending 
  • Blockchain Crypto
  • Smart contracts

The introduction of digital currencies, crowdfunding, platforms, robot investment advisors, big data analytics and algorithm-driven trending strategies has extremely influenced the way people do payments both online and offline, as well as, store, manage and finance their businesses.

FinTech Growth in Malaysia

There is no doubt that 2020 was a wavering year, with the pandemic that has affected millions of lives, but it has also fueled the growth of the Malaysian fintech industry. 

  • Covid-19 has accelerated the the shift to digital transactions 

Although Malaysia has been moving towards digital transformation for the past decade, Malaysia’s Government Control Order (MCO) has tremendously accelerated the FinTech space in Malaysia. It aided in adding 3 million new mobile banking service subscribers in 2020 as well as pushing the use of e-wallets and payments. Merchants were quick to notice the trend and join in with over 400,000 new businesses registering for QR code payment which was approximately 164% compared to the previous year. 

The e-wallet industry of Malaysia has also matured rapidly with over 40 non-bank providers such as Touch N Go, with 5 million users and 300,000 merchants. 

  • Digital finance adoption is on the rise 

Digital finance is also booming in Malaysia across different FinTech segments such as e-remittances, wealthtech, and cryptocurrency trading. 

  • FinTech Innovation due to regulatory changes 

In 2020, the government  released Malaysia’s digital banking framework on electronic know-your-customer (eKYC) to facilitate digital onboarding and later, the Central Bank  released a licensing framework  for digital banks. Forty parties have thus far formally shown interest and submitted online applications to hop on into the digital banking sector.

Read more here.

What are the Career Options for FinTech Graduates?

  • Entrepreneur
  • Data Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Payment System Specialist
  • FinTech Specialist
  • Compliance Expert
  • Product Developer
  • Financial Analyst
  • FinTech Quantitative Developer
  • Banking Specialist
  • Business Development Associate
  • Blockchain developer 
  • Application developer

Subjects You will Study in a FinTech Degree in Malaysia?

  • Blockchain economics
  • Essentials of FinTech
  • Enabling FinTech
  • Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies
  • Crowdfunding and Alternative Lending
  • Investigations in Financial Technology
  • Financial Technology Project
  • FinTech Governance, Risk Management & Compliance

General Academic Entry Requirements for FinTech Degree in Malaysia

STPM

minimum 2 grade C+ ( CGPA 2.33 ) in 2 subjects and a credit in mathematics 

A-level

minimum grade C in 2 subjects and a credit in mathematics

UEC

5 Grade B’s including mathematics

Matriculation/ Foundation

minimum CGPA 2.50 and a credit in mathematics

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

General English Language Requirements for International Students in Malaysia

IELTS

minimum score of 5.0

TOEFL IBT 

35-45

MUET

Band 3 

Pearson (PTE):

36

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

Where to Study FinTech Courses in Malaysia?

Asia Pacific University

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Asia Pacific University (APU) has two courses providing specializations in financial technology. One course for those of you interested in Banking and Finance, and another course for those of you interested in Informational Technology.

Both of these courses are designed to provide the students an edge with the latest technologies in the Industrial Revolution 4.0. 

Both the degrees encompass 2 years of on campus studying and 16 weeks of first-hand industrial experience. 

Course Details (Information Technology with Specialization in FinTech)

Program

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a Specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)


Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a Specialization in Financial Technology 

Intake

May, September & November 

Duration

3 Years 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM87,000

International Students: RM88,200

 

Taylor’s University

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The course, Bachelor in Accounting(FinTech) at Taylor’s University is the perfect course for those of you interested in a combination of accounting and financial Technology as this course is specifically designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of both sectors. 

This unique course gives students the opportunity to meet the demands from different industries including the “Big Four” accounting firms, multinational corporations, banking and financial services, public listed companies, and government agencies. 

This course is the first of its kind and provides the opportunity for students to do two internships for more industrial experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor in Accounting (FinTech)(Honours)

Duration

January, March, August 

Intake

3 years

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM99,906

International Students: USD29,219

 

Multimedia University (MMU)

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The course at Multimedia University (MMU) is the one for you if you are interested in the engineering aspect of financial technology. Specifically, it is a blend of IT, Mathematics, finance, and financial modelling modeling skills, all of which are essential aspects of the financial technology industry.

This course involves three years of on campus studying and internship during the fourth year. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Financial Engineering (Hons)

Intake

April, July , September & November

Duration

3 and a half years 

Indicative Fees (2021)

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Study International Relations in Malaysia 2021

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If you are someone who loves learning about the way this world works, and how countries around the world operate, International Relations might just be the best choice for you.

What is International Relations?

International Relations is a broad subject that allows you to learn about the relationships between different countries and governments. International Relations can have various names such as, global studies, international affairs or international studies. This course usually comes under a university’s social science and humanities department. 

During your course of study as an international relations major, your main focus would be on national states and large governmental organizations such as the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO). This subject mainly falls under the political science category or its interdisciplinary. Degrees as such cover topics such as, law, politics, geography, economics, history and global issues. 

Reasons You Should Consider Studying International Relations?

We live in a world filled with uncountable amounts of global issues, ranging from war to poverty, deforestation to epidemics and pandemics. The world therefore, is in dire need of individuals who can speak up and make a positive impact on the world for the better. International Relations can give you a deeper understanding of global issues and puts great emphasis on political science, culture, economics, education and the impact they have on society as a whole. Hence, International Relations is definitely an interesting course to invest your time and effort in. However, the question you should ask yourself is why should you consider studying it. No worries, because we have a list of reasons why you should go for it right here.

  1. You enjoy debating and engaging in conversations about global issues 
  2. You aspire to make a difference in the world 
  3. If you are looking for a career in the government sector, it is a great starting point for your career
  4. The unique skill sets you develop with this degree will be high in demand 
  5. Opportunity for many career paths, including public affairs, international business, politics and government and international organizations such as the UN

 

What Are The Career Opportunities for an International Relations Major?

A degree in international relations will equip you for wide range of sectors such as ( but not limited to);

  • Government sectors
  •  Aid and non-government sectors
  •  Finance and international business
  •  Foreign ministries
  •  International media and journalism
  • International organizations
  • Political analyst
  • Communications Specialist 
  • Lobbying
  • Policy advice and think-tanks

General Academic Entry Requirements for International Relations Degree

STPM

• 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) and a Credit in English at SPM Level or its equivalent.

A-level

• 2 Passes in A-Level in any 2 subjects, and a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC including English.

Matriculation/ Foundation

• Passed Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

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

General English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

5.0

TOEFL IBT 

34

MUET

Band 3 

Pearson (PTE):

36

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

Top Universities to Study International Relations in Malaysia

University of Nottingham, Malaysia

University of Nottingham is a private university constantly ranked among the top 100 universities across the world (QS World University Rankings 2021) offering programmes from foundation level to doctoral degrees. The university provides excellent teaching, learning and research facilities such as a library, computers, study areas, labs, and online lessons alongside virtual labs as well. 

On campus, students have a wide variety of other facilities such as a purpose-built sport complex and swimming pool to ensure students stay physically and mentally fit.  

The entry requirements and course fee for University of Nottingham however, is quite high. Hence, it is very important for you to take a look at your budget and academic qualifications before applying. For enquiries you may contact Excel Education.

Course Details 

Program

International Relations BA
(Hons)

Intake

September 

Duration

3 Years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM37,000 per year

International Students: RM43,300 per year 

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s university is often regarded as Malaysia’s top private university based on QS Ranking. Taylor’s is also ranked the top private university in Southeast Asia, placing them among the world’s top flight universities. It is the one of the few universities in Asia which are rated 5 star for online learning as well. 

The international relations programme offered at Taylor’s University is actually Asia’s first International Relations degree combining 2 years of on campus university learning and a year of first hand industrial experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (International Relations)

Intake

March, August, June (Special Semester) 

Duration

3 Years 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: 86,570

International Students: USD25,885

Asia Pacific University (APU)

Asia Pacific University is one of Malaysia’s premier private universities with a unique fusion of technology and innovation in order to transform students into highly competent and successful professionals. APU is an award-winning university with over 200 prestigious awards at local and international levels.

If you want to opt for a university with lower entry requirements and course fee, APU just might be the right choice for you. 

Through APU’s International Relations Degree, you will be able to learn about global affairs through debates, film studies, discussions and reports in addition to studying the latest news reports. 

Course Details 

Program

BA (Hons) in International Relations

Intake

May, September 

Duration

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM78,000

International Students: RM88,200

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Public Relations Degrees in Malaysia

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What is Public Relations?

Public Relations (PR) is a strategic communication process initiated by companies, organizations or individuals to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with stakeholders. The main objective of PR is to build and maintain a positive image of a brand or organization in the eyes of the public.

Public Relations specialists develop communication plans and utilize media to create and sustain a positive brand reputation and a strong relationship with their target audience and key stakeholders including customers, partners, investors, employees, etc. 

Unlike advertising, Public Relations does not work with attractive paid promotions. They often promote a business, product, idea or accomplishment by using editorial content appearing on television, radio shows, newspapers, websites, magazines or blogs.

Types of Public Relations

Media Relations

Media relations focus on the relationship between the company and the media. They often use various media outlets such as press and interviews to deliver the company’s message to their desired stakeholders. The goal is to generate positive coverage of your company or your product.

Investor Relations

Investors are essential for the success and growth of a company. Thus, this type of Public Relations is responsible for managing investor events, releases financial reports, regulatory filings and press releases as well as manages queries from analysts and media.

Public affairs

Public affairs are about building and developing relations between an organisation and politicians, governments and other key decision-makers. They work on how a company engages with the government authorities and the government’s institutional and policy systems.

Community Relations

Society plays a major role in deciding a business’ future. An organization needs to create a positive image of the brand by supporting social practices such as recycling, avoiding child labour, offering child education, equality and environmental protection.

Internal Communication

Employee relations is all about giving employees a positive view of the company they work for. Organizing employee events, conducting programmes to keep employees informed about the company’s changes and consulting on their responsibilities are some of the initiatives carried out by Public Relations to ensure employees are satisfied and motivated in the company. 

Customer Relations

Customer relations refer to the ways a company interacts with its customers to develop the customer experience. Interaction with existing and potential consumers is essential to gain information on interest and prioritise through their feedback, suggestions. 

Marketing Communication

Public Relations utilize social media platforms to reach and promote a company’s reputation and gain immediate positive results. The use of social media is very useful, especially for brands to connect with customers and demonstrate outstanding customer service.

Importance of Public Relations in companies

Trust plays a major role in determining the success or downfall of businesses regardless of what industries it is. Public Relations are responsible for improving the credibility of a company’s audience through a range of significant Public Relations strategies such as networking strategies, influencer connections and marketing campaigns. 

An organization with a good reputation generates potential customers to find their way right to the company’s doorsteps. Public Relations experts help to craft the right messages to resonate with a company’s target customers in a way that impacts them. This will produce more leads for businesses, increasing sales, and bringing bigger profits. 

Public Relations are also important in enhancing staff morale. Public Relations campaigns held within an organization are able to improve communications and motivate employees to perform their task efficiently. Public Relations also keep all employees updated and informed about the company activities and strategic plans and encourages feedback from employees. This will make employees feel that they are an important part of the organization and makes them more dedicated to the company and more productive in performing their duties.

Examples of Public Relations Campaigns

Coca Cola: Share a Coke

The “Share a Coke” campaign was launched in Australia in 2011, whereby the traditional wrapping around the Coca-Cola bottle was changed with the phrase share a Coke with…’ and a random popular name. The campaign encouraged people to find bottles with names that they have a personal connection with and share them with friends and family, then tweet about their story using the hashtag #ShareaCoke. This resulted in the growth of Coca cola’s Facebook community by 3.5% and about 29,000 hashtags were used on Twitter. 

Google’s Fight Against Ebola

Google launched a campaign promising to donate $2 for every dollar people give to organizations fighting Ebola after the outbreak in the western countries became world news. Google ensured that the donation will be raised to fight Ebola and to help provide the necessary medical attention to some of the poorest regions of the world. As a result, Google was able to maximize its positive branding as the company raised $7.5 million throughout the campaign. 

Stabilo Boss – Highlight the remarkable

Stabilo received an amazing response on social media as they launched a campaign highlighting women who played important roles in history and were not noticed. Stabilo took photos from historical moments and drew a yellow highlight line to expose the woman in the photo that played an important role. 

The campaign featured Katharine Johnson, a NASA mathematician who was responsible for the calculations that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. The campaign also highlighted Nobel Prize winner Lise Meitner and First Lady Edith Wilson. As a result, the campaign was a huge hit on social media and went on to win multiple awards.

ALS Association – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS #Icebucketchallenge is one of the most well-received and memorable campaigns as it had such a massive impact on social media. Not many were aware of the ALS disease until people started pouring ice buckets over their heads on social media. Many of the high-profile people including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey stepped into the challenge, making the campaign a success with over 2.4 million videos online and more than $115 million dollars donated to the foundation.

Skills Needed to Become a Successful Public Relations

Communication skills

It is vital for Public Relations professionals to possess excellent oral communication and presentation skills as the job requires dealing with your clients, media buyers, and journalists who expect a professional and clear delivery of information.

Creative thinking

Public Relations professionals will have to come up with creative ways of promoting business and approaching new clients during their job. Public Relations always generates new ideas to be successful in their career. 

Social Media skills

Social media platforms entail different strategies of marketing as each platform vary in terms of functions and who use them more often. Thus, Public Relations professionals will need to be familiar with various social media platforms and able to use them to their fullest potential.

Research skills

Public relations professionals always interact with many clients from different industries. Thus, they need to conduct comprehensive research about their market and brand to accelerate the process of relationship building.

Career Opportunities with a Public Relations degree

Public affairs consultant

Public affairs consultant is responsible for analyzing government policies and providing valuable insights to clients into the political environment and advice relating to public affairs and governmental policy.

Public Relations officer

PR officers use various media and communication to build and manage the reputation of client companies. They are also responsible for building strong relationships with colleagues, clients and the media as well as handle media enquiries.

Event Manager

Event managers are responsible for planning and conducting promotional and social events. They work on a range of events to engage with their target audience and ensure the message of the event is marketed properly. 

Press agent

Press agents generate media coverage for their client to promote them to the public. Press agents use various methods of communications such as press releases, advertisements, performances, and conferences.

Academic Entry Requirement to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

STPM

A minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any two subjects

A-Levels

A minimum grade of CCC 

UEC

Minimum 5Bs (including English)

Foundation/Matriculation

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

Diploma

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of  24 points

*For further inquiries regarding the entry requirements, please feel free to contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Public Relations in Malaysia

#1 Taylor's University

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Students will receive recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK and the option to transfer to UWE in the final year. This programme provides a strong Public Relations and event focus with in-depth knowledge of marketing communication which allows students to strategically plan and execute marketing plans.

 

Program

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Event Management

Bachelor of mass communication (Hons) (Public Relation & Marketing)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 95,578

International: RM 113,808

#2 University of Wollongong (UOW), KDU Malaysia

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The programme emphasizes hands-on exposure to equip students with a real-world working environment. Students will be actively involved in industry experiences through event planning, talks, academic conferences and guest lecture sessions conducted by industry professionals. The program will be validated by the reputable University of Lincoln in the UK with a dual award arrangement.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#3 Curtin University, Malaysia

You’ll gain hands-on experience by developing strategies for real organisations, as well as undertaking a professional internship in your final year. Curtin’s Public Relations major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Management)

Intake (2021)

February or July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 22,400

International: RM 33,128

#4 HELP University

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The programme emphasises the practical applications in modern communication settings. The course is designed to provide professional skills and knowledge, including skills in professional writing techniques, crisis and issues management, media and stakeholder relations, campaign planning, etc. 

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Hons)

Intake (2021)

January, May, August & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 67,100

#5 Segi University

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This programme equips students with the skills, techniques as well as theoretical knowledge to strategically craft solutions for business challenges. Students will graduate with a dual degree award from SEGi University & University of Central Lancashire, UK

 

Program

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons), major in Public Relations

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 59,040 – RM 71,760

International: RM 71,045 – RM 83,765

#6 IACT College

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In collaboration with the University of Sunderland, this programme offers a broad range of study in the Media, Culture and Communications. The programme is fully accredited and assessed by the University of Sunderland, with graduates receiving their certification from the University of Sunderland.

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Public Relation)

Intake (2021)

January, June, August & November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 68,000

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Entrepreneurship Degree in Malaysia

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Entrepreneurship is a great way for financial freedom. However, a successful business required a lot of time, hard work and determination. Despite the risks and hardships, many entrepreneurs have started on this journey determined to build an empire for themselves as well as to fulfil the needs and demands of society. If you are a person who dreams big in making a profitable business by satisfying the needs of our society, but still unsure of how to start, then a degree in entrepreneurship can be helpful in guiding you to start a business and also sharpen your soft skills. 

What is Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is referred to as the concept or process of creating a business that solves major problems and fulfilling the needs of society. The process includes creating an innovative product that challenges the existing condition of how we live our lives on a daily basis. Entrepreneurs are the first ones to take a step forward to making the world a better place for everyone. 

An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business by taking risks in the pursuit of a new business, innovation, or other forms of enterprise. Successful entrepreneurs are rewarded with profits, fame, and growth opportunities. Entrepreneurs imagine the world differently and make extraordinary inventions that an average person would not imagine. For instance, Elon Musk sending people to Mars and Bill Gates and Steve Jobs making computers part of daily life. 

What is the main Difference between Entrepreneurship vs Startup?

The main difference that sets apart between entrepreneurs and start-up owners is their goals. 

An entrepreneur is an individual that looks for business opportunities and creates ways to make those businesses become profitable. Entrepreneurs always have a financial motive as their goals to succeed. They create business opportunities and business systems as well as utilize all the opportunities they get for financial freedom.

A start-up is a newly formed venture initiated by more than one entrepreneur to create business opportunities and make an impact in the market. Unlike entrepreneurs, startup owners measure success, not in terms of financial gain, but how they can make an impact on the world with their product or service. Their goal is to create a viable product for the people, hopes to change the world with it. Startup owners have a huge desire of proving to people that anything is possible.

Types of Entrepreneurs

Innovative Entrepreneur 

This type of entrepreneur introduces new ideas, products or production processes, discovers new markets and reorganises the company’s structure. They are willing to take risks because they enjoy the excitement of a challenge. 

Imitative Entrepreneur

Imitative entrepreneurs are those who literally copy the new inventions of innovative entrepreneurs. They imitate techniques and technology innovated by others. These entrepreneurs improve an existing product or production process and provide feedback on enhancing the use of better technology.

Fabian Entrepreneur

Fabian entrepreneurs are cautious and sceptical in bringing any approach to adopting or innovating new technologies in their enterprise. They adopt new technology only when they are convinced that failure to do so would result in heavy loss.

Drone Entrepreneur

Drone entrepreneurs are those who refuse to implement any changes in their enterprise. They prefer to do business in their own traditional methods of production and systems. Such people may even suffer huge losses but they are not willing to adopt changes in their existing business. 

Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

Confidence

Entrepreneurs believe in achieving their goals. That does not mean they do not have self-doubts, but they will overcome it. With confidence, they will have the ability to stay on track without any discouragement or difficulties. 

Optimism

Entrepreneurs are dreamers and always look at the bright side. They take challenges as opportunities to grow instead of problems that stop them from moving forward. It is difficult to succeed at anything if they don’t believe in positive outcomes.

Risk-taking

It is important for entrepreneurs to take risks in order to be successful. They do not take it lightly. They make plans for any uncertainties and make calculated decisions that are profitable for them and their business.

Vision

Entrepreneurs the bigger picture of what they wish to accomplish, which boosts their efforts to do more. Not only entrepreneurs, but it allows them to encourage others and motivate them to work towards the company’s success.

Passion

Entrepreneurs love what they do and they are extremely dedicated to the businesses they created. They are confident in themselves and their business, which makes them proactive with what they do. 

Is a degree in Entrepreneurship worth it?

The degree in entrepreneurship covers the major aspects of starting a business compared to business studies. This course helps students learn how to determine their goals throughout the course and learn strategies to accelerate the growth of those objectives. Having a degree in entrepreneurship can give students a core grasp of business skills such as developing business plans, developing a client base and learning how to come up with start-up capital. These skills will be crucial to your success in starting your own business, and other business degrees cannot give you the same vast knowledge.

Studying entrepreneurship degree gives students the opportunity to try out ideas and come up with solutions to problems without facing harsh consequences. This practice allows them to make more mistakes and learn as they grow. Thus, when it comes to making decisions in real-life, they will have that experience and confidence they built to help them to make the right move.

What students will study in Entrepreneurship degree

A degree in Entrepreneurship is a 3 years programme where students gain an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship through business planning, financing, marketing, management and consulting. Students will get to explore every aspect of a business and develop innovative and creative thinking skills.

Subjects that will be taught in this programme include;

  • Introduction to economics
  • Principles of marketing
  • New venture creation
  • Business research methods
  • Entrepreneurship management
  • Financial decision making 
  • Start-up business management
  • Entrepreneurial behaviour

Career Opportunities with an Entrepreneurship degree

Many people who graduated with an entrepreneurship degree usually proceed in starting their own business. However, there are other career options that can be pursued for which an entrepreneurship degree can be fruitful such as the following;

Finance 

Graduates can be part of guiding people who want to invest and grow their finances. They assess their clients’ financial needs and make decisions on their behalf to help them meet financial goals. Job in finance can equip aspiring entrepreneurs with communication, problem-solving and financial management skills.

Management 

Graduates may work in developing and implementing various procedures to improve a company’s management and operations. They perform studies, collect data and introduce new ways of performing tasks to increase productivity within a workplace.

Sales 

Graduates can be responsible for overseeing sales teams and guide them to ensure the team meets their sales goals. They may assist in setting sales goals, analyze sales data and trends and delegate sales tasks.

Business consultancy

With an entrepreneurship degree, graduates can work in identifying and fix common business issues for business owners. They can provide constructive criticism and train employees and even help business owners make the necessary modifications to improve their organization. 

Academic Entry Requirement to study Entrepreneurship degree in Malaysia.

STPM

Minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

A minimum grade of CCC

UEC

A minimum grade of 5Bs 

Foundation/Matriculation

Minimum CGPA score of 2.0

Diploma

Minimum CGPA score of 2.0

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 24 points or above

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

Top Universities to study Entrepreneurship degree in Malaysia

#1 Taylor’s University

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This programme is inspired by the Finnish Team Academy programme, Finland. This programme is an innovative, highly experiential and student-centred approach based on learning through project work, team support, coaching and enhancing personal competencies.

Program

Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Team Entrepreneurship) (Honours)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 84,050

International: RM 102,030

#2 UOW KDU Malaysia

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The School of Business in UOW KDU initiated its own Enterprise Centre and partnered with Malaysia Practice Enterprise Centre (MyPEC) for its business simulator program where students work in teams to run a business and solve its challenges in a virtual environment. This teaches students the various methods of facing different situations, taking calculated risks and learning from failures.

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons) (Entrepreneurship)

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local: RM 71,625

International: RM 80,100

#3 Curtin University Malaysia

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Curtin University allows students to pursue their careers in the management of small and medium retail, export or sales enterprises. This course has a practical emphasis and is guided by a philosophy of teaching which focuses on interactivity, student participation and lifelong learning.

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Entrepreneurship)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local: RM 22,400

International: RM 33,128

#4 Brickfields Asia College (BAC)

This programme provides a comprehensive and integrated understanding of business in both contemporary and international aspects. Students will develop entrepreneurial and creative skills and learn to apply them to real-life situations. This programme also offers a Dual Award Degree Programme from De Montfort University, UK.

Program

BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Intake (2021)

January, April, June & September

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local: RM 20,000

International: RM 25,000

#5 HELP University

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The programme’s curriculum incorporates the traditional elements of management education with the study of content, skill, and other areas that relate to entrepreneurship. Students will develop a detailed understanding of the entrepreneurial process through a combination of academic and clinical experiences. 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) (Hons)

Intake (2021)

January, March, May, August, October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local & International: RM 62,300

Contact us to find out more!

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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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Hospitality Management vs Tourism Management – Is There a Difference?

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We often see hospitality management and tourism management degrees being treated as if they’re interchangeable.  Both fields are intertwined, without a doubt. 

Look at it this way- hospitality carries all businesses that foster relations between customers. Tourism focuses on travel related activities specifically, and relies on the hospitality industry to build proper relations with customers. The development of one sector expands the opportunities for the other, and vice versa.

Both fields are vigorous, fast-changing and competitive, and require professionals to have excellent communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity, diplomacy, conflict and problem resolving abilities with a good understanding of business.

While they do go hand-in-hand, they are not necessarily the same. Careers in both fields require distinct skills and academic qualifications.  If you are considering a career in either field, it is important to understand the differences and see where your skills and interests fit in, to be able to choose the right career path for yourself.

Hospitality Management

Hospitality exists as both a concept and an industry. To put it simply, hospitality as a concept is the relationship between a guest and a host.  Hospitality is a service industry, which encompasses the implementation of well-rounded management practices focused on providing pleasant experiences and comfortable services to guests at establishments such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, clubs and more. 

The key focus of professionals working in hospitality management is to secure strong and substantial relationships with the guests by maximising their well-being in order to earn their trust and loyalty and increase the positive brand reputation for the establishments. 

The management of hotels, customer service and tourism companies all fall under the job scope of hospitality management graduates. While studying hotel management, students may choose to specialise in hotel operations, F&B departments in hotels and restaurants, human resources and talent management, among others.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Hospitality Management Careers

  • Strategic management of hotels/ hospitality industry establishments 
  • Provision of a well-rounded experience to ensure the guests are happy
  • Determine room rates and budgets
  • Respond to guest inquiries about services and policies
  • Investigate and resolve any complaints or problems raised by the guests
  • Set the standards for guest services, housekeeping, food quality, etc
  • Managing talent and lead a diverse range of employees
  • Principles of sustainability and innovation

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Hospitality Management

  • Restaurant/Hotel Manager
  • Conventions/Events Planner
  • Director of Operations
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • General Manager
  • Hospital/ Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs

General Entry Requirements for Hospitality Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

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

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

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

Recommended Universities to Study Hospitality Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Programme

Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons)

 

*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                    

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)          

RM 103, 248

2. UCSI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 53, 546

 

3. Sunway University

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Programme

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes                       

January, April & August

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 88, 900

4. INTI International University & Colleges

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Programme

Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)            

RM 76, 494

5. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

Tourism Management

Like hospitality, tourism is also both a concept and an industry. According to UNWTO, “tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”. The tourism industry caters and facilitates goods and services for the pleasure and enjoyment of these travellers, known as tourists. 

Tourism management focuses on administering activities related to the multi-faceted tourism industry. It deals with three major components:

  • Accommodation: hotels, motels, resorts, and more living arrangements 
  • Accessibility: aeroplanes, cars, cruises and other transportation and travel arrangements
  • Attractions: Historic sites, natural resources, theme parks and other tourist attractions

Tourism management graduates are equipped with training, expertise and skills in aspects such as business administration processes, management principles and concepts, and other tourism related topics such as environmental implications, tourism organisations, motivation to travel, etc.

Roles & Responsibilities Entailing Tourism Management Careers

  • Understand customer needs and preferences to help plan their trips
  • Create itineraries/ tour packages for customers travel needs
  • Help determine the best travel options for clients
  • Tourism marketing
  • Book reservations (hotels, flights, etc)
  • Provide well-rounded customer experience and satisfaction

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Tourism Management

  • Travel Consultant
  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Journalist
  • Recreation & Entertainment Manager
  • Destination Brand Manager

General Entry Requirements for Tourism Management Degrees

SPM/ IGCSE O Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

Grade C or above in 2 subjects

Foundation/ Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Grade B or above in 5 subjects

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

English Requirements

IELTS

5.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.0

TOEFL

34 (Internet Based Test)

STPM English

B3 or B+

O Level English

Grade C or above

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

Recommended Universities to Study Tourism Management in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Programme

Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) France

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 103, 248

 

2. UCSI University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Event & Tourism Management (Hons)


*Dual Award with HTMi Switzerland

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 41, 242

3. Asia Pacific University

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Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

March, May, September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 81, 800

 

4. Berjaya University College

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Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, May & September

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 62, 875

 

5. HELP University

Programme

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Hons)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes

January, March, May, August, October

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 73, 400

 

 

Hospitality Management VS Tourism Management at a Glance

 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

TOURISM MANAGEMENT

FOCUS

Fields such as accommodation, food and beverages, catering

Entails all activities in the tourism industry (tour packages, bookings and reservations)

ACTIVITIES

Deals with accommodation, F&B requirements, provision of customer services in resorts, hotels and motels

Deals with activities such as guided tours, ticketing, designing tour packages

SUBJECTS STUDIED

  • Food & Leisure Management

  • Principles of Restaurant Operation

  • Hotel Revenue Management

  • Accommodation Management

  • Tourism Business Management

  • Tourism Economics

  • Tourism Entrepreneurship

  • Planning & Management of Events

CATEGORY

Subcategory of the tourism industry

Separate industry which encapsulates hospitality

If you’re someone who is passionate about traveling, interested in learning about different cultures, has a flair for communication,  a degree in hospitality management or tourism management would allow you to pursue these interests further, personally and professionally.

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5 Don’ts for Online Students

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Online learning is the trend these days considering the pandemic crisis that is prolonged longer than we thought it would. Rather than making online classes as a replacement for physical classes, now is the time for us to acknowledge the future of online learning that will continue to take place a few years from now. The best thing we can do is to adapt and improvise.

Hence, it’s important for students to practice these guidelines in order to excel in online learning just as much as face to face learning — and even do better.

Let’s dive into it! Here are the 5 Don’ts for Online Students;

5 Don'ts for Online Students

1. Don't take online classes lightly

What students often overlook is the reality that online classes demand a lot more of your energy; your focus, attention and dedication compared to physical classes.

That’s the thing; you might not want to take online classes seriously mostly because you are not familiar with it. You have spent most of your life attending physical classes so it’s natural to  come with the mindset that online classes are just replacements. All the more reason why it can be more difficult to change that perspective of yours anytime soon.

To do this, you need to first keep in your mind that online classes are no longer temporary; they are here to stay and you will need to adapt to it as soon as you can

Take it this way; the educational institutions are going to continue practicing online learning anyway — sooner or later looking at the technological era we currently live in, why not you utilise this opportunity and pick it up as a skill that you and your next generation will need?

2. Don't neglect the importance of time management

Time management. It’s easier said than done. Not everyone has the ability to manage their time wisely simply because it takes strong discipline and consistency.

For you to nail online classes, time management should be one of your priorities. Having to keep up with the announcement and the information online, it’s possible that you might miss out one or two important details since you are depending solely on your device.

Here’s how you can do this; have a planner, set up reminders — and most importantly, re-check with your other classmates to make sure that you are not leaving anything behind. This will help you a lot to keep on track. Submission, deadlines, quizzes and tests; put them all in your planner.

Plan your schedule and have breaks in between — make sure you leave one or two slots for your fun times as well. Don’t want to be a dull Jack now, do you?

3. Don't follow other people's learning style

Nobody has the same learning style. People would rarely consider learning style as one of the things that will affect your learning when actually it does — greatly at that.

You need to remember that as different you are as an individual, your learning style is automatically different as well depending on your needs. What works for others might not work for you, it’s the same case vice versa.

This will require you time and patience. As you should, take your time to figure out which learning style suits you best — you may learn better when you review the chapters before the class, or you may learn better when you recap the chapters after the class. You may learn better when you are discussing with your friends or you may learn better when you are learning by yourself. Or maybe you learn better with the mixture of the two. You will never know if you don’t try.

Recognizing your learning style is vital in ensuring the effectiveness of the time and energy you spent on your online classes. It will automatically help you learn better without draining you physically and mentally.

4. Don't procrastinate

We know — sounds difficult. Everyone procrastinates at times and sometimes it’s what we need, it’s the body telling us that we are not enjoying the work that we need to do.

How can you make it easier to procrastinate less? By prioritising. Practice to prioritise your work each time you have one. It’s undeniable that students have the habit of doing things at the last minute. You can give them a year and they will only touch it a week or maybe days before the end of one year.

Every time you feel like procrastinating, try doing only a small amount of the work — it can be a simple draft, or in bullet points. Just start doing it, you will know your way from there. Most of the time you will realize that the work takes you a lot less time than you thought it would.

Now you can enjoy your free time without having unfinished work at the back of your mind. Isn’t that nice?

5. Don't be too hard on yourself

This might be the hardest one yet to do because the majority of the students don’t even realize that they are being hard on themselves. 

Do you try to figure everything out by yourself? Do you have difficulties asking your friends for help? Do you struggle to reach out to your lecturers? That’s it. You are being too hard on yourself.

We understand that most of the time you are capable of figuring things out by yourself and that is one of the major reasons why you don’t see the need to go to anyone. But go easy on yourself. Make full use of the lecturers and your classmates — you might end up helping other people who have similar problems too. 

Take baby steps and start addressing the confusion and questions you have during the class — be it to your classmates or to your lecturer. It’s always better when you’re learning together and not by yourself. You will see how much you can actually learn from other people as well.

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