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4 Common Misconceptions about Becoming a Psychologist

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Being a psychology student myself, let me just assure you that there are A LOT of things that I have believed to be true about psychology that I had to find out was in fact a lie. 

A misconception can be defined as a wrong or inaccurate ideology about something. Due to the stigma around the idea of human behaviour and mental health, the psychology industry and becoming a psychologist has been majorly affected by misconceptions. In this article, we will debunk some of these misconceptions for the betterment of fellow psychologists and the society. 

Misconception 1 : Psychologist DO NOT study real science

The debate that has been on-going for decades argues the question of whether Psychology is a form of Science or not. Yes, Psychology is a form of real science. Psychology is a science as it is based on the use of many scientific methods. The study of human behaviour being done is obtained through verified theories and evidence of human behaviour and mental processes. 

Misconception 2 : Psychologist study “common sense” + psychology is easy

Many people consider psychology to be an “easy way out” as it is perceived to be one of the easiest courses offered. Well, every programme and field has its own set of challenges. Psychology may be somewhat easier for you if you have a strong interest in it but keep in mind it includes designing research studies, analyzing data using statistics, reading A LOT of academic journals and writing research papers.

Misconception 3 : Psychology graduates do not have a lot of job opportunities waiting for them

When you tell your peers that you’d like to study psychology, there is a 90% chance that the first thing they would tell you is “Psychology can’t get you a job”. INCORRECT. 

In fact, psychology is one of those fields that allows you a wealthy amount of job opportunities in various industries. Psychology is the study of human behaviour and the understanding of human behaviour is crucial is almost every aspect of the working life. With a psychology degree, you can find yourself from the clinical to the human resource to the communications line. What’s important is for you to constantly develop additional skills whilst earning your degree to further enhance your employability. 

Misconception 4 : Psychologist can read minds

If you think becoming a psychologist can give you the ability to read people’s minds just by looking at them, then unfortunately I have bad news for you. Pursuing a psychology degree will NOT allow you to read minds. Yes, psychology is the study of human behaviour. This basically means that with the knowledge and skills that you learn, you will be able to make a knowledgeable guess of what a person may be feeling or thinking based on their non-verbal communication such as their body language. 

What is Psychology?

Psychology, in Layman’s terms, is the study of the mind and behaviour. It studies how humans think, act and feel is dependent on biological influences, social pressures as well as environmental factors. The field of psychology is mainly based on the concepts of describing, explaining, predicting and changing behaviour. 

Key Skills Needed to Become a Psychologist

As you dive into the world of studying human behaviour, here are a few common skills/traits needed in individuals to become successful psychologists :

1. Communication Skills

As one of the main roles of being a psychologist requires you to work closely with others, having good communication skills is extremely important. Communication skills include verbal, non-verbal communication as well as the ability to receive and interpret messages accurately. Strong communication skills ensure a clear and effective way of doing your job and enabling others to do their job as well. 

2. Problem-solving skills

Psychology is the study of humans. Therefore, things are not always set in stone. Problem solving skills enables us to identify problems, analyse the cause factor for these problems and lastly determine a method of solving those problems. The ability to solve problems in a quick and effective manner will help in the varying contexts of human behaviour that you will face at work. Problem solving skills include the ability to use logic, creativity, imagination and determination. 

3. Research Skills

No matter the field of psychology that you will be diving into, research skills are a must have. This skills helps in a range of potential roles such as conduction of your own experiments, aiding patients with past experiences of other psychologists or even researching previously done experiments. You should be able to effectively find the information that you need through thousands of scientific journals with decades of data and be able to evaluate it accurately for your own benefit. 

Career Opportunities for Psychology Graduates

* To work as a licensed psychologist it is important to note that you would require a Masters Degree/phD 

Psychology Job Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselor  
  • Social Worker
  • Special Needs Children Therapist 

Other Industries Job Opportunities

  • Human Resource Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Career Counsellor
  • Business Developer Executive 



Entry Requirement for Psychology Degree in Malaysia

English Requirements 

IELTS

Min. 5.0

TOEFL

Min. 34 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Min. Band 3

Academic Requirements 

STPM

CGPA 2.00 for 2 subjects with min. C for each subject

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Pass with min CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Min. 2E’s

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including English

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points

*Requirements may vary based on universities being applied to. 

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Top 5 Universities for Pscyhology Degree in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 39,500

Non-Malaysians – RM46,000

2. Monash University Malaysia

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

February, July and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 36,977

Non-Malaysians – RM42,315

3. Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

March, August and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 28,900

Non-Malaysians – RM35,800

4. HELP University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians & Non-Malaysians- RM 73,700 

5. UCSI University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 21,200

Non-Malaysians – RM23,000 

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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 5 Malaysian Business Women & How To Become One?

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Did you know that based on 2019’s State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women-owned businesses have grown 21% to a near total of 13 million which represents 42% of total businesses in America?  Despite the never ending discrimination based challenges faced by women in the business field, if you’re passionate about a product or service or even just want to take a dive into the world of entrepreneurship, now is the best time than ever to start your very own female-owned business.

Keys to Becoming a Business Women

A businesswoman can be defined as a woman who works in business, owns her own business or has founded or co-founded a company, usually at a high or highest position.

Here are some keys tips on what it takes to become a businesswoman :

1. Get Educated 

The foundation needed to become a successful businesswoman, besides a smart idea and a capital is a comprehensive education in areas of business. Program that you should choose is one that helps you learn how market trends work, principles of how to not only start and operate but also maintain a quality standard in ensuring a successful company. Besides being equipped with the facts of business, it is also crucial for you to educate yourself with knowledge within the business market and social world. To be successful, you would need to be able to recognize ‘trends’, opportunities and gaps in the market from different perspectives to capitalize on. 

2. Be Determined and Assertive

Being a business owner, it is extremely important for you to stay motivated and focused on personal and business goals. A good business woman should have a balance in soft and hard power traits which puts women on a higher value in a leadership role. You should have traits such as optimism, initiative and resilience to be mentally ready to go through hardships throughout your journey of entrepreneurship.

3. Networking and Finding Mentors

To be inspired in what you do daily, it is important for you to enjoy networking. Building a network of mentors and peers through social events or online will enable you to grow personally and your brand tremendously through connections, collaborations and even partnership. Networking also functions as a form of inspiration and motivation as you are surrounded by individuals of the same mindset who are achieving similar goals to your own. With an increasing number of women entrepreneurs in the market, you will find more opportunities to form connections with other female mentors who will be able to guide you through successfully facing the challenges of entrepreneurship. 

Top 5 Malaysian Business Women You Should Know

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1. Vivy Yusof

Previously listed as one of “Asia’s Top 30 Under 30” on Forbes, Datin Vivy Sofinas Yusof (widely known as Yivy Yusof) is one of Malaysia’s most well known female entrepreneurs, especially in the Malay community. Besides being a wife and mother to 3 children, she is the co-founder of FashionValet, a multi-million dollar fashion e-commerce company and the dUck Group, a lifestyle brand which sells scarves, cosmetics, stationeries, bags and home & living. Vivy also is a social media icon with millions of followers supported by her passion for blogging and vlogging on her own Youtube channel. Her tremendous support in the public eye has gained her multiple prestigious awards such as “Young Entrepreneur Award from Tribute to Women Malaysia”, “Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian’s 2017 Top 5 Social Media Personality”, “Tatler’s 2017 Generation T List” and many more. 

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2. Datin Winnie Low

Datin Winnie Loo is one of Malaysia’s well known entrepreneurs in the hairstyling industry. Widely known as a Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of her hairstyling success with her very own chain of both her high-end saloons “A Cut Above” and her quick cut budget salon known as “X-Cut”. Winnie has since opened over 15 outlets in various locations throughout Malaysia. To recognize her success,she has been presented with various awards for her remarkable pathway in Malaysia’s hairstyling industry such as “Most Innovative Woman Entrepreneur presented by Women In Leadership Forum Asia” and “Ernst and Young’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year”. 

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3. Lee Jim Leng

Hong Leong Investment Bank’s CEO and group managing director, Lee Jim Leng is another female boss that you should know. Graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration back in 1987, she chose her pathway in investment banking and has been doing it ever since. Besides being happily married with three beautiful children, Lee Jim Leng has worked in the banking industry making waves for the past 10 years. She has made remarkable contributions to HLIB which can be seen in it’s growth of market capitalisation over 10 times over 5 years.

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4. Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

Datin Paduka Marina binti Mahathir is a Malaysian socio-political activist and well-known author. Marina is known for using her voice in campaigning for what she strongly believes in such as women’s rights and discrimination based on sexual orientations. Besides her active involvement in many non-governmental organizations like Malaysian AIDS Foundation, she spends her time writing informational pieces in a column in “The Star” newspaper known as Musings. She also has books like “50 Days: Rantings by MM” in 1997  and “Telling It Straight” in 2012 which has sparked the interest of many Malaysian bookworms. Back in 2010, Marina was awarded UN Person of The Year for her active volunteering work in openly combating sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

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5. Cheryl Yeoh

Cheryl Yeoh is yet another influential female boss to keep an eye out for. Having a strong presence in the world for entrepreneurship is not only Malaysia but internationally, Petaling Jaya-born Cheryl Yeoh was mainly based in Silicon Valley, San Francisco where she co-founded her first company called CityPockets which is a personalized list-making app which was then acquired by Walmart Labs. In 2014, Cheryl was appointed as Founding CEO of Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) which made her return to Malaysia for good where she launched multiple programs to aid entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. 

What Course To Study To Become A Businesswomen

Here are some examples of majors you can choose from on your path in becoming a businesswoman : 

1. Marketing

A major in marketing focuses on the study of branding and promotions of your specific products and services in the public eye. You will learn a wide range of study areas which includes advertising, communications, consumer behaviour and public relations along with skills and knowledge such as marketing strategy and research which will aid you in building and customizing your brand exactly the way you want it. 

Career opportunities under this major includes

  • Market research analyst 
  • Marketing specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Advertising manager 
  • Promotion manager 

2.Human Resource 

A major in human resource focuses on the study of what goes on behind the scenes of a company or business. You will learn a wide range of study areas that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for recruiting and retaining talent which includes the process of interviewing, hiring, training and motivating the employees of an organization. 

Career opportunities under this major includes

  • Business advisor
  • Human resources generalist 
  • Human resources associate
  • Human resource manager

3. Finance 

A major in finance focuses on the study of financial planning, investing, problem-solving and budgeting. You will learn areas of study such as economics, project management, accounting and how applying this information to your company and business aids in ensuring success in both short term and long term plans.

Career opportunities under this major includes

  • Financial analyst 
  • Financial manager 
  • Actuary 
  • Accountant 

4. International Business 

A major in international business focuses on the study of financial markets, global working cultures, global banking as well as international business management. You will learn areas of study which encompass basic business processes worldwide such as foreign language, international communication and operations. This major will be especially beneficial if you are seeking to take your future company globally. 

Career opportunities under this major includes

  • Business development manager 
  • Operations associate 
  • Compliance officer 
  • Logistics specialist 

Entry Requirement to Study Business Degree in Malaysia

Course

Results

A-Level

Min. CCC

STPM

Min. CC or CHPA 2.00

UEC

Min. 5Bs including Math & English

Diploma/Foundation

Min. GPA 2.00

Entry requirements may differ based on different universities being applied to. Contact us for more info. 

Top Universities to Study Business Degree in Malaysia

1. Monash University, Malaysia

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Program

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Majors to choose from : 

  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Banking and financial management
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Strategic marketing

Intake (2021)

February, July and October

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian -RM38,213 per year

Non-Malaysian – RM43,680 per year

2. University of Nottingham, Malaysia

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Program

Business Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Intake (2021)

February and September

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM38,500 per year

Non-Malaysian – RM46,900 per year

Program

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Intake (2021)

February and September 

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 38,900 per year 

Non-Malaysian – RM 48,000 per year 

Program

International Business Management BSc (Hons)

Intake (2021)

September 

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 38,500 per year 

Non-Malaysian – RM 48,000 per year 

3. Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

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Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Majors to choose from : 

  • Finance
  • Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing and Analytics

Intake (2021)

January, March and August 

Duration

3 years  (Full Time)

Indicative  Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 102,518

Non-Malaysian – RM122,235

4. Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Types of Program Offered

  1. BA (Hons) in Business Management 
  2. BA (Hons) in International Business Management 
  3. BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management 
  4. BA (Hons) in Marketing Management 

Intake (2021)

March, May and September

Duration

3 years  (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 87,000

Non-Malaysian – RM88,200

5. UCSI University

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Program

BSc (Hons)  Financial Economics

Intake (2021)

January, May and September

Duration

3 years  (Full Time)

Indicative  Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 63,370 

Non-Malaysian – RM 65,400

Program

BSc (Hons)  Branding & Advertising

Intake (2021)

January, May and September

Duration

3 years  (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 63,310

Non-Malaysian – RM65,550

Program

BSc (Hons)  Logistics Management

Intake (2021)

January, May and September

Duration

3 years  (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian – RM 63,330

Non-Malaysian – RM65,400

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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

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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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Scholarships for SPM, IGCSE, A-Level and UEC Students in Malaysia 2021

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Cost is a major factor in the student’s decisions when choosing a university. We understand that the cost of education can have a long-term impact on one’s life, therefore it is important to sort out the budget when making the decision. Scholarships can be a good financial aid option for students to get financial support in their studies, and the best part is they don’t have to be repaid! There are different scholarships provided by different private universities and colleges in Malaysia. 

If you have thought of applying for a scholarship but have no idea where to begin or how to apply, this article will give you some ideas and also some recommendations! 

Things to consider before applying for a scholarship

1. Do your research

After you have gotten your results, it is time for you to decide on which university to attend, what course to take, and not to forget to look for scholarships to ease your parents’ financial burden. There are various types of scholarships provided by the public sectors, private companies, and universities with their own specific scholarships. It is important to do your research and find out which type of scholarship suits you the best. Because different institutions have different requirements and offer different courses. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

2. Be mindful of the closing date

Just like the semester start date and application closing date, scholarship application also has its own deadlines, and it varies depending on the course and the institution. It is important to always be aware of the deadlines for the scholarships you are applying for. Institutions with a high volume of applications are likely to overlook late applications. Therefore it is important to mark the date, so that you will not miss it.

3. What they are looking for

It is essential to know exactly what the scholarship provider is looking for when considering who they will select as the recipient. Some universities require interviews before choosing the right scholarship holder, therefore it is important for you to showcase yourself and articulate why you think you are the best candidate for the scholarship. 

 

Different institutions might require different qualifications. The common ones would be SPM or IGCSE. This article will also talk about the types of scholarships available for different qualifications.

As mentioned above there are different types of scholarships provided by different sectors. In this article, we are giving you a list of scholarships available mainly provided by private universities/colleges.

List of universities and the scholarships they provide

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s College Merit Scholarship

Applicable for Cambridge A-Level, South Australian Certificate Education International, Foundation programmes.

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

Minimum 45 points (A+ = 5 points, A = 4 points, A- = 3 points)

  • Full Scholarship
  • 70% Tuition Fee Waiver
  • 50% Tuition Fee Waiver

 (subject to online assessment) 

IGCSE

Minimum 40 points (A* = 5 points, A = 4 points, B = 3 points)

Taylor’s University Merit Scholarship

Applicable for Advance Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes.

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM

Minimum 45 points (A+ = 5 points, A = 4 points, A- = 3 points)











70% Tuition Fee Waiver

50% Tuition Fee Waiver

(subject to interview performance) 

 

IGCSE

Minimum 40 points (A* = 5 points, A = 4 points, B = 3 points)

A-Levels

Minimum 15 points (A*/A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points)

STPM

Minimum GPA 3.75 in 3 subjects

UEC

10 points and below in 5 subjects, and must include 5Bs with min. B4 in English or IELTS Band 6.0

Foundation / Diploma / Matriculation

Minimum CGPA 3.80

ATAR for 

Ausmat / SACE

Minimum 90

Ontario / MUFY

90% and above

IB

Minimum 30

Taylor’s Excellence Award Scholarship

Excellence Award is applicable for all Malaysian students or international students that holds the academic results from any institution in Malaysia.

Cambridge A-Level (CAL) & American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

95% and above

12 points & below

RM15,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM5,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM4,000

South Australian Certificate Education International (SACEi) & Foundation : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

Ontario (OSSC)

UEC

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

95% and above

12 points & below

RM12,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

90% – 94.99%

RM7,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

88% – 89.99%

13 – 15 points

RM6,000

86% – 87.99%

RM5,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

84% – 85.99%

RM4,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM2,000

Diploma : Excellence Award

SPM

IGCSE

2021 Quantum

8A+ / 9(A+,A,A-) and above

8A* / 9(A*,A) and above

RM 10,000

8(A+,A,A-)

8(A*,A)

RM 8,000

7(A+,A,A-)

7(A*,A)

RM 7,000

6(A+,A,A-)

6(A*,A)

RM 6,000

5(A+,A,A-)

5(A*,A)

RM 5,000

4(A+,A,A-)

4(A*,A)

RM 4,000

3(A+,A,A-)

3(A*,A)

RM 3,000

Advanced Diploma : Excellence Award

Diploma

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.30

RM 6,000

CGPA3.70

RM 12,000

Degree : Excellence Award

STPM

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.00

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.30

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

RM6,000 per year

CGPA3.22

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.50

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

RM10,000 per year

CGPA3.55

9 points

CGPA3.70

AAA/AAB

90 (%)

33

RM15,000 per year

ACCA : Excellence Award

STPM

CAT

UEC

Diploma / Foundation

A-Levels

ATAR / Ontario / MUFY

IB

2021 Quantum

CGPA3.55

90

9 points

CGPA3.60

AAA/AAB

85 (%)

33

35% (RM8,400)

CGPA3.22

80

10 – 12 points

CGPA3.40

ABB/AAC

80 (%)

29

25% (RM6,000)

CGPA3.00

70

13 – 20 points

CGPA3.20

BBB/ABC

70 (%)

25

15% (RM3,600)

Asia Pacific University (APU)

APU Malaysian Scholarships & Merit Awards 2021

APU provides Merit Scholarships for students with remarkable academic performance and excellent leadership qualities. This scholarship is only available for Malaysian students.

Qualifications

Requirements

Award

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 


*please note that Grade A, A+, A- are all considered as A’s for scholarships

10 A+

100% Full Tuition Fee Waiver (Interview Required)

 

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

40% Discount

 

7 A’s

30% Discount

 

6 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 5 A’s

10% Discount

IGCSE / O-Levels

9 A’s

50% Discount

 

8 A’s

35% Discount

 

7 A’s

20% Discount

 

4 – 6 A’s

10% Discount

UEC

12 points & below in 6 subjects

50% Discount

 

13 – 18 points in 6 subjects

35% Discount

 

19 – 24 points in 6 subjects

20% Discount

A-Levels

AAA

50% Discount

 

AAB

35% Discount

 

ABB / AAC

20% Discount

 

BBC

10% Discount

STPM

3.7 and above in 3 subjects

50% Discount

 

3.4 and above in 3 subjects

35% Discount

 

3.0 and above in 3 subjects

20% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

30% Discount

 

26 – 36 points

20% Discount

APU International Students Scholarships & Merit Awards

This scholarship is available to new international students from all countries. 

Qualifications

Minimum Score in 2020/2021 Final Results

Entry to:

APU Merit Awards

A-Levels

AAA

Degree Only

30% Discount

AAB

20% Discount

ABB/AAC

10% Discount

O-Levels / IGCSE

9 A’s

Foundation Only

30% Discount

8 A’s

20% Discount

6 – 7 A’s

10% Discount

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points

Degree Only

30% Discount

31 – 36 points

20% Discount

26 – 30 points

10% Discount

Curtin University

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship for Domestic Students

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship is applicable for all Malaysian students who hold Curtin Malaysia’s Letter-of-Offer to pursue foundation or Undergraduate.

Qualification

Requirements

Value of Scholarship

SPM 

10As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

9As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As – 8As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

O-Level / IGCSE

8As or more

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

7As

RM 6,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

6As

RM 3,000 tuition fee waiver for Foundation Studies

STPM 

(not inclusive of Pengajian Am)

3As

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

A-Level

(not inclusive of General Paper)

4As and above

RM10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

2As – 3As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

UEC

7As and above

RM 10,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

5As – 6As

RM 5,000 tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited External Foundation 

CGPA 3.75

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.5

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Accredited Diploma 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

Malaysian Matriculation 

CGPA 4.0

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

CGPA 3.75

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

IB 

38 points

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

35 points

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

AUSMAT / SACE / SAM

ATAR 90

30% tuition fee waiver for first year

ATAR 85

25% tuition fee waiver for first year

UCSI University

UCSI University Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who enrolled in any of the foundation programmes leading to a degree programme or any diploma or degree programmes at UCSI College. The scholarship is offered to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements, leadership attributed and participate actively in extracurricular activities and community involvements.

 

Up to Full Tuition Fee Waiver

Partial Tuition Fee Waiver

SPM

10 A+/A in the relevant subjects, including English Language

7 A+/A in the relevant subjects, including English Language

IGCSE O-Levels

8 A*/As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

6 A*/As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

STPM / Diploma / Foundation

CGPA 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

CGPA 3.50, with relevant subjects taken into consideration

A-Levels

AAA in the relevant subjects

ABB in the relevant subjects

UEC

8 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

5 As in the relevant subjects, including English Language

SACE / AUSMAT

ATAR 90 

ATAR 85

IB

40

36

UCSI University Trust Pre-U Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake Malaysian students pursuing the Foundation programme at UCSI College. 

 

Foundation in Science

Foundation in Business

SPM

IGCSE O-Levels

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

13,000

12,920

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

6,500

6,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

5,500

5,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

4,500

4,500

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

3,500

3,500

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

2,500

2,500

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

1,500

1,500

UCSI University Trust SACE International Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake students pursuing the South Australian Certificate Education International programme conducted by UCSI College.

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

16,000

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

7,500

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

6,000

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

5,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

4,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

3,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

2,500

UCSI University Trust A-Level Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to new intake students pursuing Cambridge GCE A-Levels programme conducted by UCSI College. 

SPM Achievements

IGCSE O-Levels Achievement

Scholarship Amount (RM)

9 A+/A and above (Min 8A+)

8 A*/A and above (Min 6A*)

25,020

9 A+/A and above (Min 6A+)

7 A*+/A and above (Min 4A*)

15,000

9 A+/A/A-

7 A*/A

12,500

8 A+/A/A-

6 A*/A

8,000

7 A+/A/A-

5 A*/A

7,000

6 A+/A/A-

4 A*/A

6,000

5 A+/A/A-

3 A*/A

5,000

SEGi University

Category

Requirements

Award

SPM/O-Levels

10 As and above

100%

 

9 As

75%

 

8 As

50%

STPM/A-Levels/

Local Matriculation/Foundation/Diploma

CGPA 4.00/ 4As

100%

 

CGPA 3.75/3As

75%

 

CGPA 3.50/2As

50%

UEC (Points of 5 Best Subjects)

7As or 5 points

100%

 

6As or 7 points

75%

 

5As or 10 points

50%

 

4As or 15 points

25%

Australian Matriculation (SACE, WACE, MUFY, SAM, AUSMAT) / International Baccalaureate (IB)

ATAR 95 – 100 / IB: 40 – 42

100%

 

ATAR 90 – 94 / IB: 36 – 39

75%

 

ATAR 85 – 89 / IB: 34 – 35

50%

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

The course fee in MCKL is relatively affordable compared to other colleges offering the same course and they also offer generous scholarship schemes.

100% Merit Scholarship (inclusive of interview)

Qualifications

Requirements

Entry to:

Award

  • SPM

  • IGCSE / O-Level

9A* / 10A (must include 9A+)

  • Cambridge A-Level (CAL)
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)
  • American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% 

A-Level

4As

  • American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

STPM

CGPA 4.00

AUSMAT

ATAR 98

UEC


(based on the top 5 subjects)

5 points

Other Merit Scholarships

Qualifications

Requirements

Amount (RM)

Entry to:

  • American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)
  • Cambridge A-Level (CAL)
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
  • SPM 
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A* / 9A & Above (must include 8A+)

12,000

 

9A & Above (must include 7A+ / A*)

9,500

 

8A & Above (must include 6A+ / A*)

7,000

 

8A & Above

4,500

 

6A & Above

3,000

 

5A & Above

1,000

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

7 points

12,000

 

9 points

9,500

 

11 points

7,000

 

13 points

4,500

 

15 points

3,000

Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE)

  • SPM 
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

12,000

 

7A & Above

9,500

 

6A- / A & Above

7,000

 

5A- / A & Above

4,500

 

3A- / A & Above

3,000

ACCA Foundation in Accountancy (ACCA FIA)

  • SPM
  • IGCSE / O-Level

8A & Above

6,000

 

7A & Above

5,000

 

6A- / A & Above

4,000

 

5A- / A & Above

3,000

 

3A- / A & Above

2,000

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

A-Level

3As

12,000

2As 1B

7,000

1A 1B

3,000

STPM

CGPA 3.75

12,000

CGPA 3.50

7,000

CGPA 3.25

3,000

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

12,000

ATAR 85

7,000

ATAR 80

3,000

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

A-Level

3As

2,250

2As 1B

1,500

1A 1B

750

STPM

CGPA 3.75

2,250

CGPA 3.50

1,500

CGPA 3.25

750

AUSMAT

ATAR 90

2,250

ATAR 85

1,500

ATAR 80

750

UEC

 

(based on the top 5 subjects)

8 points

2,250

12 points

1,500

15 points

750

There you go – a comprehensive list of scholarships provided by private universities/colleges in Malaysia. Hopefully, it will help you to gain more useful insights. If you feel too overwhelmed after reading the article, don’t worry we are here to help! We will help you to look for the right scholarships depending on your situation. Don’t be afraid to reach out to us, feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

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Top Universities to Study MBA in Malaysia 2020

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Many people said pursuing your education into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a waste of time and money. However, MBA is one of the highest qualifications that teaches students comprehensively in areas such as accounting, human resources, business communication, business law, and marketing. 

Research from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) shows that 94% of MBAs expect to get hired in senior management roles after graduation with higher annual salaries. AMBA spoke to 1,591 MBA graduates and the majority of them found out that their MBAs are worthy of their time, money, and effort.  The Financial Times 2016 Ranking also shows graduates with MBA achieved a higher salary compared to their pre-study income. This indeed shows that obtaining an MBA really upgrades your resume and hence, increases your chances of being hired and earning higher than other people without an MBA degree. 

Many people are not aware but billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Jack Ma, pursued their education and owned an MBA. So if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be successful like these billionaires, an MBA could be a route for you.

What are the Future Careers with an MBA degree?

  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Data Analyst
  • Operations Manager

What are the General Entry Requirements to Pursue an MBA?

General Entry Requirements

English

IELTS 6.5

Bachelor’s Degree

CGPA: 2.75, or

A relevant first or second class honours degree


*For international students: the degree must be recognized by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) 

Working Experiences

2 – 3 years

The general requirements may vary according to universities. Enquire us to find out more on the entry requirements 😃

Which are the top universities to pursue MBA in Malaysia?

We have provided you with Top 5 universities that you can pursue an MBA in Malaysia.

Taylor’s University

“The Taylor’s MBA, also known as Master of Business Administration, is an academically rigorous coursework program that is innovative, practical, and globally relevant. Our MBA curriculum combines personalized leadership development with a strategized multidisciplinary approach to help you learn. It is designed to provide you with a foundation of business knowledge, insights, and skills to help you succeed anywhere in the world.”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM45,000

International Student: USD 14,430

University of Nottingham Malaysia

“Our MBA program provides a course in general corporate and financial management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The MBA adds value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organizations in a global context. You will develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines while allowing customization with specialist modules in various areas of management”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM60,500

International Student: RM66,700

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

“Edinburgh Business School, the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, is committed to providing opportunities to experienced professionals from all over the world who desire to study our graduate-level business programs. For more than 25 years our programs of study, particularly our flagship MBA, have enhanced the careers of business professionals globally. Little wonder that over 40% of Fortune 500 companies have employees on the Edinburgh Business School MBA program.”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

2 years

Intake

January & September

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

RM58,050

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

“The Master of Business Administration (International) course is a general management postgraduate qualification that empowers students to pursue careers in unstructured work situations and workplaces that are ill-defined; technologies that have not been invented; and scarce natural resources that may be at its peak. The course provides integrated business management education to pre-experience graduates qualified in either business or in non-business academic disciplines as well as post-experience graduates preparing for strategic leadership roles and responsibilities.”

Program

Master of Business Administration (International)

Duration

2 years

Intake

March, May, August & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM40,000

International Student: RM48,992

INTI International University & Colleges

“The course is structured with a deep understanding of theories exposing simulated and real business problems and environments. Internship placements and employer projects with the world-leading companies. A curriculum that focuses on real-life learning”

This MBA program is in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and thus, students will get a UK degree upon graduation.

Program

Master of Business Administration 

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM30,420

International Student: RM38,103

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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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After SPM: What’s Next?

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One of your biggest exams, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, also known as SPM is done! There are so many things to plan now and might become overwhelming & confusing. 2 essential things that need to be considered thoroughly are the course and the college/university. Here, we provide a handy list of things that hopefully can simplify your options and can find the one that suits you the best!

Finding the right course

There are several aspects that might influence your course choice. Different people may be influenced by different things. So let’s get deeper into it one by one.

1. Know your hobby(ies)

Spent some time to observe what you enjoy to do the most in your spare time. You might find what area you’re interested in better. For instance, if you like to read books related to entrepreneurship and some man’s successful stories, you might be inspired to follow their steps by pursuing a degree in business first. 

Another example, if you like to watch law-related tv-shows/movies like Suits, Law and Order, or binge-watching Legally Blonde, you might be interested in pursuing a law degree On the other if you’re more excited with tv-shows related to medicine such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, or Chicago Med, you might probably have an interest into the medical world.

2. Career opportunities

If you are the type of person that likes to plan everything ahead and clearly, you might want to dig in more research on what courses lead to a more rewarding career in the future. In 2020, the Australian Government released the official data for top employing industries which include Healthcare and social assistance, Professional and Scientific Services, and Education and Training.

3. Find something you’re good at

Different than hobbies, which is something that you like to do, other things that can be your consideration is by looking at something that you’re actually good at. Other than being realistic, it can be easier for you to follow the things that you already know the basics beforehand. For example, you’re good at math and dealing with money, maybe accounting can be your course options. Another example, you’re good at listening to other’s problems and can give a really helpful solution, a degree in psychology might be perfect for you.

Finding the right program & university

After you are down with several options of study areas, you are now entitled to choose the perfect programs out of plenty of programs available out there. Knowing the one that suits you the best might be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to give you a rough idea of some of the most popular pre-university programs in Malaysia.

A-LEVEL

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Local: RM 35,690

International: RM 48,533

Sunway University

Local: RM 34,900

International: RM 37,170

HELP University 

3 Subjects: RM 28,000

4 Subjects: RM 35,000

Read also: Which Pre-Uni Should You Choose: Foundation, A-Level, SAM, or AUSMAT?

AUSMAT

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Sunway University

RM 28,880

MCKL

RM 14,000

SAM (1)

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

INTI College & University (SAM)

RM 24,000

Taylor’s University (SACE)

RM 36,806

FOUNDATION

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Monash University

RM 31,580

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Engineering:

  • Local: RM 27,000
  • International: RM 31,800

Non-Engineering:

  • Local: RM 15,600
  • International: RM 19,000

Curtin University

Local: RM 17,100

International: RM 25,768

Diploma

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Asia Pacific University

Business

  • Local: RM 41,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Design: 

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 45,000

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Information Technology

  • Local: RM 44,900
  • International: RM 46,000

SEGi University & College

Mass Communication: RM 38,300

Business/Computing: RM 36,000

Early Childhood: RM 14,600

Culinary Art: RM 41,900

Tourism Management: RM 35,650

Taylor’s University

Communication / Interior Design / IT:

  • Local: RM 48,400
  • International: RM 66,098

Business:

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 66098

Culinary Art:

  • Local: RM 55,000
  • International: RM 68,869

Tourism Management

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 75,061

We hope by now you might have an idea for your plan after receiving your SPM results! If you need more information regarding the programs and universities mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Interior Architecture vs Interior Design: What are the differences?

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When choosing a major for your future, you’ll probably look at what you love and enjoy doing the most. And apparently, you like giving a makeover to an indoor space. But then, you got into a dilemma–there are similar options for your preference, but you don’t know the difference! It’s down between Interior architecture and Interior design

Worry not! Here, we provide everything you need to know about both Interior Design and Interior Architecture.

What is Interior Architecture?

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Apart from the misconception of the similarity between interior design and interior architecture, they both have the main difference. An interior architecture course is a hybrid field of study, bringing interior design and architecture together in a single discipline. It takes a good knowledge of building regulations, and an understanding of the structure of buildings, in order to make projects safe, habitable, and functional. Different from interior design, interior architecture needs to consider pretty much everything that has to do with both the building&construction and also the interior space. 

Recommended universities to study interior architecture

1. Taylor's University

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General intake: Mar, Aug

Campus: Subang Jaya

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 105,500
  • International: USD 29,159

2. SEGi University

General intakes: Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

Campus: Kota Damansara

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative Fee (2020):

  • General fee: RM 65,700

3. Sunway University

General intakes: Jan, Mar, Aug

Campus: Bandar Sunway

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 89,200
  • International: RM 95,500

What is Interior Design?

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Interior design is the art or practice of planning, creating, and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings. The interior design courses comprise of a more technical perspective rather than practical since an interior designer doesn’t have an architectural certification. 

The role of an interior designer doesn’t stop there. Since their job is to help create functional interior space, they need to understand how the inhabitants will use each room and also consider light, sound and other design aspects. Interior design also requires some of the tech-savviness, as far as the use of 2D and 3D software applications is concerned. Computer-aided design (CAD) is key in contemporary interior design, as well as building information modeling (BIM).

Recommended universities to study interior design

1. INTI University (in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

General intakes: Apr, Aug

Campus: INTI College Subang

Qualification: BA (Hons) Interior Design

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 79,095
  • International: RM 79,095

2. First City University

General intake: Jan, Apr, May, Oct

Campus: Petaling Jaya

Qualification: Diploma of Interior Design

Indicative Fee (2020):

  • Local : RM 34,070
  • International: RM 34,425

3. Limkokwing University

General intake: Jan

Campus: Cyberjaya

Qualification: Diploma of Interior Design

Indicative fee (2020):

  • General fee: RM 57,000

General qualifications for both courses*

Programs

Requirements

Diploma

  • SPM: Pass SPM / O Levels with 3 credits 
  • UEC: Minimum 3Bs
  • O-Level: Minimum 3 credits

Bachelor

  • STPM: Average C or minimum CGPA 2.0
  • UEC: Minimum 5Bs
  • AUSMAT: Minimum ATAR 55
  • Diploma/Foundation: Minimum CGPA 2.0

*requirements may vary among universities

In case you’re still confused about what’s the main difference between interior architecture and interior design, let us give you a recap:

  • Interior architecture is the balancing of the art and science of designing an interior space taking into account all elements of the build.
  • Interior design is a broad-ranging profession taking into account all aspects of planning and designing interior

 

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