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Complete Guide to Engineering Accreditations in Malaysia

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What is Accreditation?

Ever heard of the term ‘Accreditation’ and have no idea what it means or it’s importance towards your qualification? 

Accreditation is a formal form of verification that a program or institution meets an established standard of practice and is deemed competent to carry out assessment. In the world of education, accreditation is used to determine the validity of qualifications offered by either local or private universities in producing quality graduates. Accredited degrees offer students, parents and employers globally a form of assurance that their employees have met a set level of competency. Accredited courses from qualified organizations ensure graduates meet industry standards. 

Which Accreditation is the Best for Engineering?

Country

Malaysia

Australia

United Kingdom 

Accreditation

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Engineers Australia (EU)

Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) 

What Do They Do

Regulate engineering services, conforming to professional ethics & international best practices for public safety in Malaysia

Dedicated to being the national forum for the advancement of the engineering field within Australia

Regulatory authority for registration of Chartered and Incorporated engineers and engineering technicians

Countries They Are Recognized In 

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States

For more information regarding the accreditation of your engineering course and it’s validity, contact Excel Education! 

What is the Washington Accord?

An accord is known as an agreement or concurrence of opinions. 

Washington Accord is known as an international agreement signed between engineering bodies who are responsible for accrediting engineering courses in their representative countries. These engineering bodies play a role in ensuring the standards of engineering education are met. Washington Accord acts to create a standardized quality of graduate engineers worldwide to ease the mobility of professional engineers, for them to gain professional registration in other countries to increase employability without having to undergo further formal education. Acquiring a qualification that is recognized by the Washington Accord directly means your qualification is internationally recognised. 

All 3 Accreditation bodies: Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Engineers Australia (EU) and Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) are all signatories under the Washington Accord! 

Malaysia is a signatory of the Washington Accord. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) represents Washington Accord in the accreditation of Engineering programmes in both local and private universities in Malaysia, to ensure it is satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering professionally. In simple words, if your Engineering program is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia, it is also accredited by the Washington Accord. This accreditation ensures that graduates from these programs will have the opportunity to register as Graduate Engineers in other countries as well without needing to re-qualify! Other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord are such as Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Ireland,Singapore, United States, The United Kingdom and many more!

How to Become an Engineer in Malaysia?

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is known as an authoritative body of international standing that regulates engineering practice. Their main roles include regulating engineering services, conforming to professional ethics and international best practices, in ensuring public safety for Malaysia. 

*Note: Only 4-year long engineering programs are recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

General Requirements of Registering as a Graduate Engineer in Malaysia

To become registered as a ‘Graduate Engineer’ in Malaysia, you are required to have acquired any qualification in engineering (either awarded by Malaysia or other countries) which is recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). 

Top Accredited Engineering Programs in Malaysia:

#1 Taylor’s University

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) 

All Engineering programs offered by Taylor’s University are accredited by: 

  1. i) Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 
  2. ii) Engineers Australia 

iii) Engineering Accreditation Board of the Engineering Council – United Kingdom

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

#2 Monash University

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer System Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

All Engineering programs offered by Monash University Malaysia are accredited by: 

  1. i) Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 
  2. ii) Engineers Australia 

iii) Engineering  Accreditation Board of the Engineering Council – United Kingdom

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

#3 University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs: 

Programs Offered 

Accreditation

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Hons)

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation)

Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Institution of Engineering & Technology 

Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Note: Undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees offered at University of Nottingham Malaysia are NOT accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as they are 3-year long courses instead of 4-year long, per requirement of BEM!

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

Undergraduate Masters Programs: 

Programs Offered 

Accreditation

Masters of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM),

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Masters of Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Hons)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM),

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Masters of Civil Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation)

Masters of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineering & Technology 

Masters of Mechatronic Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Masters of Mechanical Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

#4 Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering  (Hons) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications Engineering  (Hons) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering (Hons) 

All Engineering programs offered by Asia Pacific University (APU) are accredited by: 

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

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Study Liberal Arts in Malaysia

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The world that we live and grow in is ever-changing with in-demand technical skills constantly evolving. However, the emphasis on soft skills such as critical thinking, effective communications and relationship-building has always and will always be  a deal breaker in any workforce. Flexibility and critical thinking allows for a more forward-thinking individual that is prepared to face a broad range of careers. A degree in Liberal Arts will give you exactly that! Unsure of what the study of Liberal Arts is? Read more to find out.

What is Liberal Arts?

Liberal Arts is known as the umbrella degree to which is an interdisciplinary course, covering a broad scope of topics within the humanities including social science, natural science and formal science. The aim for a liberal arts undergraduate degree is to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to flourish in many different industries. 

Fields that fall under Liberal Arts include: 

  1. Science – statistics, mathematics, algebra, logical reasoning 
  2. Humanities – philosophy, religion, literature, linguistics, arts, teater, music & languages 
  3. Social Sciences – law, history, sociology, psychology, economics, earth science & geology 
  4. Natural Science – chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy & archaeology 

Why should you study Liberal Arts?

If you’re still debating whether a liberal arts degree would be beneficial for your future, here are some key reasons by pursuing a Liberal Arts degree would be best:

  • Prepares students to work in a variety of fields 

A Liberal Arts degree provides students with a strong and wide variety of foundation knowledge in multiple areas of specialties than in comparison to pursuing a degree specialised in only one area. Throughout their degree, students will get introduced to subjects they might not have ever gotten the opportunity to learn from a specified degree.  Upon graduation, students will be able to make a more comprehensive and informed choice in picking their career pathway. 

  • Builds a foundation for pursuing graduate study 

Liberal Arts being an interdisciplinary course of study enables students to build a solid ground beneath them to prepare them if they were to option into pursuing their graduate study. The diverse fields of studies  gained gives students the chance to navigate themselves from one industry to another. 

  • Diversified skill set for higher employability  

Liberal Arts graduates are widely known by industry specialists as one of a kind capital. A degree in Liberal Arts emphasizes soft skills that many employees are dying to have. Highly valuable skills such as effective communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills are MUST for any job. These acquired qualities will enable them to adapt to various environments and thrive in society as they have a broad perspective of the world around them. Graduates are also known to be incredibly good at storytelling and articulating complex ideas which are perfect in building your personal brand.

Career Pathways After Studying A Liberal Arts Degree

Upon graduation, you can look forward to various doors of a variety of industries to dive into, where you can put your soft skills to play. Here are some career pathways you can consider, categorized by majors within Liberal Arts: 

*Note: Keep in mind, some of the career paths recommended may require higher levels of qualifications. 

a) Sociology

Social Worker: Working to help solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Social workers specializing in family welfare also protects vulnerable families and children in need of assistance and support. 

Community Development Officer: Work to bring social change and improve the quality of life in communities, by helping individuals and families.

b) Communications

Public Relations Manager: Craft media releases and develop social media strategies through programs to create awareness for individuals or brands whilst measuring engagements.

Graphic Designer: Work to use their creativity and artistic visualizations to create visual concepts. Many times, these designs are used in business for websites, advertisements, social media posts and even print publications.

c) English

Journalist: Work as the eyes and ears of the public in reporting news and events. They research, write, edit and proofread materials to be published in televisions, radio or even print publications such as magazines, journals and newspaper columns. 

Editor: Work for fact-checking along with correcting spelling, grammar and punctuations. Polishing everything as refined as possible before the content is published.

d) Psychology

Counselor: Offer guidance through assistance and support to individuals that are dealing with issues that affect their wellbeing and mental health state. They aims to improve their quality of life by encouraging clients (individuals, couples, families, children) to discuss emotions and experiences

Human Resources Specialist: Work with the human capital of a company. You will be in charge of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees along with resolving internal conflicts faced by employees. 

Unsure of the differences between majors and which one to choose? For more information on specific entry requirements or application process, contact Excel Education! 

General Entry Requirements to Study Liberal Arts in Malaysia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 2B’s and 1C

STPM

Min. 3B’s

Diploma 

Min. GPA 3.3

Foundation

Min. GPA 3.0

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 82

UEC 

Min. 1A and 4B3’s

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

MUET 

Min. Band 4

IELTS

Min. 6.5 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 87

Pearson English Test 

Min. 71

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

Top Universities to Study Liberal Arts in Malaysia

#1 Monash University Malaysia

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences 

Major in: 

-Communication

-Film, Televisions & Screen Studies 

-Global Studies 

-Gender Studies 

-Public Relations 

-Psychology 

-Writing 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February, July or October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

RM37,132 (Local students)

RM 42,446 (International students)

#2 University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

RM 28,500 (Local students)

RM 34,600 (International students)

#3 Taylor’s University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) 

Specialise in: 

  • International Relations
  • Social Innovation & Change

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

March and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

RM 28,856 (Local students) 

RM 35,538 (International students)

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

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Malaysia is undoubtedly a popular destination for students with universities ranking among the top universities in the world every year. 

QS  recently released the QS World University Rankings 2022, ranking the top universities in the world.  Compared to the previous year, there have been notable changes in the rankings of the universities in Malaysia on the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

Down below, find out which universities made it to the top of the list of the best private universities in Malaysia! 

What is the QS Ranking System?

Before we get started with the list, let’s look at what a QS Ranking System is. 

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings is a list of the leading universities globally. It is, in fact, the most widely recognized university ranking list in the world. 

Now you might wonder how the universities are evaluated to give them rankings. The QS Rankings System evaluates universities based on academic reputation, research quality, teaching quality, the university’s international outlook, and graduate employment readiness

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

1. Monash University, Malaysia

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Monash University makes the top of the list, taking the 58th position among the top universities in the world.  This was a three step down from 55th position in the QS World University Rankings 2021. 

Monash University is one of Australia’s top private universities with one of its branch campuses located in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia’s largest university, and is the first international university in Malaysia operating in collaboration with the Sunway Group. 

Monash University Malaysia offers a culturally diverse environment with over 8,700 students from 78 countries globally. In addition to this, the university is widely known for its highly qualified academic staff and rigorous standards. The university also has top-notch online resources with 1,877 online databases, 139,286 e-journals, and 1.5 million ebooks. Monash University provides its students with a range of career opportunities with various employment and career development services.

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy 
  • Engineering 
  • Medicine 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

2. University of Southampton, Malaysia

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University of Southampton takes the 77th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

University of Southampton Malaysia is the top UK University in Malaysia located in the state of Johor.  The university is a research intensive educational institution and a founding member of The Russell Group which has a 98% graduate employability rate. In addition to this, University of Southampton also assists its students in building start-up companies through their business incubators, Science and has strong relationships with industry giants such as Microsoft, IMG and Phillips. 

University of Southampton currently offers its students 100% scholarships and education grants. 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

3. Nottingham University, Malaysia

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University of Nottingham takes the 103rd Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. It is a top UK university with one of its branch campuses located in Semenyih, Malaysia. 

While studying in the branch campus of the university in Malaysia costs way less than studying in the UK, it also provides its students with a range of other perks. The university has a stunning 125 acre campus with 5,500 students from over 85 countries studying in it. It also has an undergraduate employability rate of 90% with secured employment or further studies within six months of graduation. Since the university has multiple campuses across the world, it also offers its students the opportunity to study inter-campus to provide a global experience for the students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering  

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

4. University of Reading, Malaysia

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University of Reading ranks at the 202nd Place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

University of Reading is among the top 30 UK universities ranking at the 27th place among 84 universities in the UK. The university has one of its international branch campuses located in Johor, Malaysia. It is widely recognized for its excellence in teaching and research. In fact, University of Reading has 150 years of experience in world-class education with origins rooting from University of Oxford. 

The university campus in Malaysia offers the same courses offered in the UK campus with the same quality and standard, with all of the programs accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management 
  • Law
  • Psychology

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

5. University of Wollongong , KDU

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UOW (University of Wollongong) is a top  Australian university ranking at the 193rd position in the QS Rankings 2022 list. It has some of its international branch campuses, UOW Malaysia KDU, located in Shah Alam and Penang, Malaysia. UOW was the first ever private university in Malaysia to have its purpose built campus, making it a pioneer in Malaysian private education. 

UOW has internationally recognized industry focused teaching programs at modern campuses in Malaysia. It has various programs ranging from foundation level to postgraduate level programs that you can choose from. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Media & Communication 
  • Business  
  • Hospitality Management 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

6. Curtin University, Malaysia

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Curtin University takes the 194th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Curtin University is a top private university in Australia with one of its branch campuses located in Sarawak, Malaysia. In addition to its campus in Malaysia, the university also has campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius and of course, Australia, all offering globally recognized programs with the same course structure and quality. 

Curtin University Malaysia currently represents students from 48 different nationalities, providing you the opportunity to experience a culturally diverse and inclusive studying environment. Upon graduation from Curtin University you remain as an alumni of the Curtin Family that stretches across the globe. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

7. Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

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Heriot-Watt University is a leading British university ranking in the 270th place in QS Rankings 2022 list. It is a research intensive university with its heritage stretching back to 1821. 

Heriot-Watt has 5 campuses across the world, with one of the campuses located in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By joining Heriot Watt University you become a part of the family of 27,000 students, and a global university with over 100 learning partners worldwide. Over 90% of the students at this university graduate to get full employment within six months after graduation from their programme. 

Heriot Watt offers scholarships ranging from 35% to even 100% scholarships for its students.  

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Actuarial Science

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

8. Swinburne University, Malaysia

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Swinburne University ranks at the 321st place in the QS Rankings 2021 list. It is a premier Australian University with one of its branch campuses, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, located in Kuching, Malaysia. 

The university’s Malaysia campus offers low fees for its students as a result of its collaboration with the Sarawak State Government and emphasis on long-term financial viability rather than large profits. Moreover, students at the Malaysia campus get the same high-quality education through undifferentiated courses as they would in the campus in Australia. Nevertheless, students also have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Melbourne campus through International Student Exchange Programs or even complete their degree in Australia by transferring to the campus in Melbourne. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Art and Design 
  • Media and Communication

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

9. Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University ranks at the 332nd place in the QS Rankings 2022 list, climbing 47 ranks higher than the previous year. It is in fact, the top private university of Malaysia and Southeast Asia as a whole. It is also one of the world’s top flight universities. Taylor’s University is also one of the few universities with 5 star Online Learning, providing world-class education to its students. 

Taylor’s University offers its students a wide array of courses with its various links to multiple industry partners. Moreover Taylor’s University has a beautiful campus offering multiple facilities for its culturally diverse family of students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Business & Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Architecture & Design 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

10. UCSI University

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UCSI University is a top private university in Malaysia ranking at the 347th place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. UCSI has 12,000 students from 110 different countries ensuring a culturally diverse and inclusive environment for its students. With experienced lecturers who have played advisory roles in public bodies and communities, UCSI provides an exhilarating learning environment for its students. 

UCSI has its campuses across several locations in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Springhill (Port Dickson),  Kuching and Terengganu. These campuses offer a wide range of programs, from Medicine, Nursing, Architecture, to even Music and Multimedia. UCSI also has partnerships with over 2,300 leading companies across the world, providing its students and staff with multiple opportunities. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Performing Arts
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management 
  • Engineering – Petroleum 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

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How to Become a Journalist in Malaysia

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What is Journalism?

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

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

Journalists are said to have very important roles in society as they hold the power of the information being received by the public. They also have a big influence with the news they put out, as it provides society with information on various topics that they use to make decisions about different aspects of their daily life, their communities, their society and the government. Journalism significantly varies from other forms of communications as it focuses on not just the hard facts, but also the truth behind those hard facts. Without journalism, the world would be full of ignorance.

Types of Journalism

Type of Journalism 

Specialization 

Investigative Journalism 

Analyzes information & carry out in-depth research to expose evidence of a specific subject to support their conclusions and deliver findings of figures

Broadcast Journalism 

Reports information through multiple mediums such as radio & television on topics such as sports, weather, traffic, news and entertainment. 

Entertainment Journalism 

Focuses on current cultural and social events. They report on celebrities, movies, red carpet events, and televisions. 

Political Journalism 

Focuses on government, politics and political candidates. They write about political activities of elected officials, political processes and the results of political work in providing information for voters to formulate their own opinion.

Sports Journalism 

Focuses on the subject of athletes and athletic news, in a variety of media such as radio, television and print. They write about amateur and/or professional sports such as reporting live games, interviewing coaches and players and offering game commentary. 

Skills Needed to Become a Journalist

  1. Analytical Thinking 

To become a good journalist, it is extremely important for you to be able to analyze different situations and events. Journalists don’t just report anything and everything they see. You need to pick up on things that are “newsworthy”. You need to find different angles for different stories to enable your stories to be interesting enough to attract attention. 

  1. Open Mindedness & Honesty

Having an open mind allows you lesser boundaries in having the ability to fully grasp realities of different events. A journalist acts as the eyes and ears to deliver important information to the public. But, everything you write needs to be based on facts. It is your job to not let your own emotions or judgement affect the news you deliver. Everyone has their own ideas of what’s right and what’s wrong – but your job is the illustrate the entire picture. You have to report your news from a neutral stance, being objective and stating the facts accurately. 

  1. Good writing skills 

Again, grabbing the attention of your readers are key in what makes you a good journalist. Good writing skills will give you the upper hand in being able to play around with your words, in making a basic story into something more interesting (without changing the context of the situation of course!)

Top Malaysia News & Media Websites

  1. Malaysia Kini

Malaysia Kini is an online independent news portal, focusing mainly on local events that allows their journalists and editors the full freedom of publishing without any external interference. Malaysiakini receives over 2.3 million page-views per day on both desktop and mobile. They have news published in multiple languages including Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil. 

  1. The Malay Mail 

Malay Mail, founded in 1896  is a well-known media organization that has merged it’s newspaper and online media platforms to give readers current news along with everything they need to know on local politics, lifestyle trends and opinions of social issues locally and all around the world.

  1. The Star Online 

Well-known within the local community, The Star is an English-language newspaper in Malaysia established back in 1971. Owned by Star Media Group, they have now launched ‘The Star Online’ essentially an online news website reporting all things business, politics, sports, lifestyle and even opinions. They also have an app to help readers keep in touch with the latest news and events in the country. 

  1. SinChew 

Sin Chew is a leading Chinese-language newspaper in Malaysia. Founded back in 1929, Sin Chew Daily has since achieved a daily circulation of almost 500,000 physical copies sold. Sin Chew Daily owns 53 new bureaus and six printing plants in Peninsular and East Malaysia. 

  1. China Press

China Press is a Malaysian Chinese-language newspaper launched back in 1946. Known as the fastest growing paper in Malaysia, especially by the local Chinese, it sells about 48,000 physical copies daily. 

  1. Berita Harian

Owned by New Straits Times Press, Berita Harian is a daily newspaper first published back in 1957 in Malay language. They deliver news about local events with sections in their newspaper including sports, business, global, entertainment, women and even the weather. 

Subjects Offered in Journalism Courses

  • Photojournalism 

Students will be guided to develop their skills in photography as well as learning how to tell stories using only visuals. Alot of photography and graphics skills will be taught in this subjects. This includes the entire process of collecting, editing and presenting news material in the form of visuals. 

  • News Reporting 

Students will get introduced to the basic theories of news writing and reporting. Setting the social, professional and legal context in the world of journalism, students will learn how to combine information they’ve acquired along with photos and videos and turn it into a news piece for the public. This subject will test the entire production process & help them to critically examine their own workflow. 

  • Creative Writing 

Students will learn the foundation of journalism, by developing and building their verbal and non-verbal skills and confidence. Focusing on their writing skills, this subject aims to build students’ literacy and creativity to guide them in writing informative and accurate stories that will grab the attention of the public. 

  • Radio and TV Reporting 

Students will gain knowledge on all media platforms involved in broadcasting. This includes exposure to the entire production process including writing, producing, editing and handling equipment such as camera, microphones and many more. You  will also learn skills such as retrieving and recording news through audio and video equipment. 

General Pathway of Becoming a Journalist in Malaysia

To become a Journalist in Malaysia, you will need at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, preferably with a specialization in Journalism or Broadcasting. To further boost your skills and knowledge as well as employability, it is recommended for you to obtain experience in the media sector, no matter through your school activities or internships with external media companies. 

Career Pathway of a Journalist Graduate in Malaysia

Besides becoming a Journalist, here are other career pathways you could embark on: 

  • Broadcast Journalist 
  • Editorial Assistant 
  • Magazine Journalist 
  • Content Editor 
  • Reporter
  • News Anchor 
  • Photojournalist 

Generally, An entry-level Journalist can expect to earn an average annual salary of around RM36,000 while a Journalist of 5-9 years of experience can expect to earn an average annual salary of around RM51,503. Experienced Journalist with 10-19 years of experience can expect to earn up to RM51,978. 

General Entry Requirements for Studying Journalism in Malaysia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 2E’s

STPM

Min. CGPA 2.00 in 3 subjects

Diploma 

Min. GPA 2.00

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 55 

UEC 

Pass with min. 5Bs

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

MUET 

Min. Band 3

IELTS

Min. 5.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 34

Pearson English Test 

Min. 36

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information.

Top Universities to Study Journalism in Malaysia

#1 Taylor’s University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons)

Specialize in : Journalism and Media Practice

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

January, March, June and August 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 95,578 (Malaysians)

RM 116,107 (Non-Malaysians)

#2 UOW Malaysia KDU

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons)

Specialize in: Journalism and Broadcasting

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

January, March, May, July, September 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM71,025 (Malaysians)

RM83,400 (Non-Malaysians)

#3 Asia Pacific University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media and Communication Studies 

Specialize in: Journalism 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

June, September and November 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 78,000(Malaysians)

RM 88,200 (Non-Malaysians)

#4 IACT College

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication

Specialize in: Journalism 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

January, June, August & November

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 68,000 (Malaysians)

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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.

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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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ACCA or CIMA: Which Course Should You Study in Malaysia?

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What is ACCA & CIMA?

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants, focusing on accounting practices and financial reporting. The organization was founded in 1906 and now it has more than 227,000 members and 544,000 students in 178 countries. Successful ACCA graduates will lead them to a career as a  Chartered Certified Accountant.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering a mix of accounting and management knowledge and skills. It was founded in late 1919 and it now consists of more than 650,000 members and students in 179 countries. 

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Key differences between ACCA & CIMA

Qualification

       ACCA

       CIMA

Overview

Provides a core understanding of accounting, which includes principles of taxation and external auditing procedures.

A combined study of accounting and management, equipping students with critical decision-making skills in management.

Study Levels

Divided into 3 levels:

– Applied knowledge

– Applied skills

– Strategic professional.

Divide into 4 levels:

– Operational level

– Management level

– Strategic level

– Professional level

Key Subjects

– Accounting & Auditing

– Financial Reporting

– Taxation

– Financial Management

– Ethical & Professional     Standards

– Business Accounting

– Management Accounting

– Information Management

– Finance Management

– Strategic Marketing Management

Exam Structure

2-3 hours exam, based on paper and subject. 

90 minutes of objective tests and 3 hours of a case study

Duration

2 – 3 years

2 – 3 years

Pass Percentage

35% to 40%

35%-46%

Number of Papers

13 papers

16 papers

ACCA or CIMA: Which is more difficult?

Both qualifications are equally difficult. However, the demands of completing exams in each qualification may vary. CIMA qualification is slightly challenging as students are required to complete one set of exams at a time to proceed further. ACCA qualification is more flexible in terms of completing multiple sets of exams concurrently. In addition, CIMA exams include case study exams where students are required to present a real-life context. Thus, it can be challenging for students to get through the exams without relevant work experience.

ACCA or CIMA: Which is cheaper?

The cost of study for ACCA is slightly cheaper than CIMA. ACCA costs around RM 8,000 to RM 10,000 depending on the mode of study whereas CIMA can cost around RM 10,000 – 15,000. Both qualifications required to pay membership fees per year. Students may choose to enrol their preferred qualification in either a private tuition centre or self-study through online learning, where they do not have to bear tuition fees or resource fees. 

ACCA or CIMA: Syllabus and Papers

ACCA

CIMA

Applied Knowledge


AB: Accountant in Business

MA: Management Accounting

FA: Financial Accounting

Certificate in Business Accounting


BA1: Fundamentals of Business Economics

BA2: Fundamentals Management Accounting

BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

BA4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate 

Governance & Business Law

Applied Skills


LW: Corporate and Business Law

PM: Performance Management

TX: Taxation

FR: Financial Reporting

AA: Audit and Assurance

FM: Financial Management

Operational Level


Paper E1: Organizational Management

Paper P1: Management Accounting

Paper F1: Financial Reporting & Taxation


Operational Case Study

Strategic Professional Essentials 


SBR: Strategic Business Reporting

SBL: Strategic Business Leader


And options to choose 2 out of these 4:


AFM: Advanced Financial Management

APM: Advanced Performance Management

ATX: Advanced Taxation

AAA: Advanced Audit and Assurance

Management Level


Paper E2: Project & Relationship Management

Paper P2: Advanced Management Accounting

Paper F2: Advance Financial Reporting


Management Case Study

 

Strategic Level


Paper E3: Strategy Management

Paper P3: Rick Management

Paper F3: Financial Strategy


Strategic Case Study

Can you take both ACCA & CIMA?

It is possible to take both ACCA and CIMA qualifications. In fact, obtaining both prestigious qualifications enables students to be full-fledged accountants with a core grounding of business aspects as well. Students will need to complete their ACCA qualification and then continue with CIMA studies, as students can be exempted from 11 CIMA exams upon completing ACCA courses. Furthermore, students who enrol in ACCA and CIMA after completing their degree in accounting will also receive up to 6 exemptions from both qualifications.

The exempted exams include:

  • 4 certificate level exams
  • 3 operational level exams
  • Operational level integrated case study exam
  • 3 management level exams.

Academic Entry Requirement for ACCA and CIMA

STPM

A minimum Grade C+ or CGPA 2.50 in any two subjects

A-Levels

2 passes at GCE A-Level (grade range from A-E)

UEC

Minimum B in 5 subjects (including mathematics)

Foundation/Matriculation

A minimum CGPA of 2.50

Diploma

Pass in diploma in accounting with minimum CGPA 2.50 

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Recommended Colleges/Universities to Study ACCA and CIMA

#1 University of Wollongong (UOW) KDU University

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UOW KDU is awarded the Platinum status by ACCA for its conducive education and excellent student support. The university provides weekend classes for those who are balancing between work and study. Progress tests, mock examinations and examination reviews are often conducted by the university to keep track of students’ learning capabilities.

Program

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Intake (2021)

January & July

Duration

2.5 years

Indicative Course Fee (2021)

RM 26,150

#2 Taylor’s College

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Taylor’s University has been awarded the Gold status for its quality learning facilities and support for ACCA students. Taylor’s offers education in smaller groups, allowing students to interact better with both classmates and lecturers in sharing knowledge and ideas.

Program

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Intake (2021)

January & July

Duration

3 years

Indicative course fee (2021)

RM 29,450

#3 Asia Pacific University (APU)

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APU offers a dual degree award for the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme. Graduates will receive 2 Degree Certificates from Asia Pacific University and De Montfort University in the UK. Upon completion of the programme, students will be exempted from 6 papers out of 16 papers from CIMA. Students will also be entitled to a maximum exemption of 9 papers out of 13 exam papers in ACCA qualification.

Programme

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Intake (2021)

March, May & September

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative course fee (2021)

Local: RM 87,000

#4 Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s offers students an in-depth understanding in all areas of accounting and finance such as financial accounting, assurance, taxation, corporate finance and financial management. Upon graduation, students will receive accreditation and exemptions from both ACCA and CIMA exam papers.

Program

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative course fees (2021)

Local: RM 99,906

Career Options with ACCA and CIMA Qualification

ACCA qualification is ideal for accounting professionals who are responsible for financial reporting. ACCA graduates may find careers in the corporate sector, public sector or in public accounting, audit or consulting firms. 

CIMA prospects tend to be in managerial positions in both public and private sector organizations. CIMA qualified students typically pursue careers in industries that offer management, strategy and operation based roles.

The following table shows examples of job roles for both credentials.

ACCA 

CIMA

Auditor

Management Accountant

Chartered Accountant

Business Analyst

Tax manager

Forensic Analyst

Financial Accountant

Finance Manager

Financial Analyst

Project Manager

Which course is right for you?

Both ACCA and CIMA qualifications are respected by various employers and help you reach greater heights in your careers. When it comes to choosing the right course, the decision relies solely on students. Each qualification has its own standards and students may choose one that suits their ambitions. If you ACCA, then you are most likely to develop accounting skills and knowledge and pursue your career as a self-employed accountant or in accountancy firms where you will handle clients. On the other hand, choosing CIMA could sharpen your skills in decision making and open doors for a career in finance or management roles in larger organisations.

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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

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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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Fashion Degrees & Courses in Malaysia

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The fashion industry is a multibillion global sector involving the design, manufacture, production, promotion and retailing of all styles of clothing, from designer brands to affordable daily wear. The word “fashion” can be described as the style of clothing or accessories worn for a certain period of time by a group of people. Fashion may vary in terms of luxury designer fashions on fashion runways to mass-produced affordable sportswear and daily wear sold in malls and global markets. 

Fashion related degrees and courses will give students an understanding of the fashion business, from design concept to manufacturing, as well as the branding and marketing of the end product. If you believe that expressing yourself through fashion is your biggest motivation for creativity, then the fashion industry is the right career path for you. 

Types of Fashion Degrees & Courses

Fashion Design 

Fashion design course takes students from research, design and makes clothing through to final production. Students will be exposed to technical knowledge such as fabric technology, drawing, sewing and garment construction. This provides an integrated approach, combining creativity with applied technical proficiency.

Fashion designers create women’s, men’s and children’s apparel. They conduct research to understand the styles, colours and fabrics that will be popular for a particular season in the future. 

Fashion Accessories Design 

This course allows students to learn designing and making fashion accessories, products using various materials such as leather, metal, wood and resin.

A career with this degree will lead to developing fashion accessories on the market, including hats, scarves, jewellery and handbags. Designers will need to sketch and work with teams to develop prototypes and monitor the production of final products.

Textile Design 

Textile designers create multiple colourways of existing designs and arrange layouts in the CAD (computer-aided design) to come up with the best composition for that product. 

The textile design course emphasises textile development through traditional craft techniques and also digital processes. Students will also learn about types of fabrics, colours as well as engage in textile prototype testing in CAD software. 

Fashion Design Marketing & Retail Management

The course is designed to equip students with fashion branding and marketing skills. Students will study management principles of brands, finances, events and people across the fashion chain, from design and development to manufacturing and supply chain.

Graduates in this course will pursue their career in serving customers to purchase their preferred merchandise from the retail stores for consumers daily use. Client communication, merchandise shipment, sales, management and administrative services are part of the job scope as well. 

What is Fashion Week?

Fashion Week is a week-long event where the industry’s top designers across different countries present their upcoming collections in a series of runway shows and presentations. There are more than hundreds of Fashion Weeks taking place worldwide. Currently, there are four important fashion weeks, also known as the “Big 4”, which includes Paris Fashion Week, New-York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week.

Initially, fashion week was about presenting designers’ collections to fashion editors and potential buyers to promote or sell pieces for the next season. Over the years, designers are required to present their garments with visual displays of how it is created and the origin of its inspiration. Social media presence and live streams have made them accessible throughout the world.

Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW)

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KLFW was initiated in 2013 and has been held every year. The event takes place for a week in Kuala Lumpur, where fashion professionals showcase their Ready-to-Wear collections, which can be marketable in a few months. Ready-to-wear is the primary focus of KLFW as it is to highlight the strengths and creativity of Malaysia’s Fashion Industry to local and international consumers.  Each year, organizers will select five brands to present their collections while featuring a mix of other exciting designers. 

Top Designers from Malaysia

Jimmy Choo

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Jimmy Choo was born into a family of cobblers and he started fashion design early by working with shoes throughout his childhood. Upon his graduation from a London technical college, he handcrafted and sold his own designed shoes, which gained international attention. Many celebrity customers have helped him boost his popularity to worldwide fame for his detailed design of footwear.

Khoon Hooi

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Khoon Hooi honed his skills from various fashion competitions and was acknowledged as a runner-up for the Malaysian Young Designer Award and second runner-up for the ASEAN Young Designer Award in 1996. The following year he secured the grand prize at the Asian Young Designer Award in Japan.

Bernard Chandran

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His influence and talent have gained him numerous recognitions and accolades.  In 2007, he was conferred Dato by the Sultan of Pahang for his immense contribution to fashion design. The Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, an old palace turned Museum, even invited him to hold a solo exhibition in its prestigious halls.

Farah Khan

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Farah Khan has climbed up her ways to the international fashion spotlight with her on-the-go designs, which were made for travelling. Continually dressing the hippest names of the modern era, Khan’s brand boasts hand-sewn beadwork of Asian heritage featured on modern evening wear for women.

Zang Toi

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Zang’s work has been featured in top publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, etc. He also dressed Hollywood celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas). He has also created luxurious wardrobes for philanthropists and royalty.

Academic Entry Requirement for Fashion Degrees & Courses

Diploma Courses

SPM

A minimum of 3 credits including Bahasa Melayu 

O-level

3 credits in Art Subject

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Degree Courses 

STPM

A minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a credit in Bahasa Melayu

A-Levels

Minimum  grades of CCC

Foundation

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

Diploma

A minimum CGPA of 2.00

UEC

A minimum 3 subject Grade B

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 26 points

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Top Universities offering Fashion Degrees & Courses

#1 The One Academy

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The One Academy develops students with the creative element in Fashion Design and the practical or technical skills in Pattern Making. This program is based on the ESMOD syllabus from Paris, the first and oldest fashion design school in France and also one of the Top 50 fashion design schools in the world. 

Program

Diploma in Fashion Design & Pattern Making

Intake (2021)

March and September

Duration

3 Years

Indicative fees (2021)

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#2 Taylor’s University

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The fashion design technology degree is designed, where the course is combined with a standard design and sewing curriculum injected with technological components in both the learning experience and module contents.

Program

Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

3 Years

Indicative fees (2021)

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#3 Raffles University & College

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Since its establishment, Raffles UC has expanded to operate 18 colleges and universities in 19 cities across 11 countries, including Italy. Flexible inter-school transfer scheme allows students to indulge themselves in different cultures and experience living abroad by enrolling in any of Raffles’ network of colleges and universities. Fashion Design students will also have the opportunity to participate in London Fashion Week. 

Program (Diploma) 

  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Jewellery Design 
  • Diploma in Fashion Marketing
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Fashion Accessories Design

Program (Degree) 

  • Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours) 

Intake (2021)

January, May & September

Duration

Diploma: 2 Years

Degree: 3 Years 

Indicative fees (2021)

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#4 UCSI University

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The course is designed to nurture versatile Fashion Designers by equipping students with fundamental proficiency and design knowledge in the fashion frontier. UCSI University also provides opportunities for students to pursue degree courses in the UK upon completing 2 years of diploma studies as well as the opportunity to transfer to the UK for Bachelor degree students. 

Program

  • Diploma in Fashion Design

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design With Marketing

Intake (2021)

January, May and September

Duration

Diploma: 2 Years 

Degree: 3 Years 

Indicative fees (2021)

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#5 Malaysia Institute of Arts

Textile and Fashion Design equips students with fashion and textile knowledge, marketing and practical skills. The program covers all aspects of fashion design from basic to advanced drafting, draping, construction and designing.

Program

Diploma in Textile & Fashion Design

Intake (2021)

January, April & August

Duration

3 Years 

Indicative fees (2021)

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#6 LimKokWing University

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Lim Kok Wing University enables students to be more creative, progressive, and able to evaluate and respond to fast-changing fashion trends. Fundamentals of fashion will equip students with the ability to engage in fashion merchandising, retailing and display using their individual skills and creativity.

Program

  • BA of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design

  • BA of Arts (Hons) in Fashion & Retailing 

Intake (2021)

Feb, April, July & November 

Duration

3 Years

Indicative fees (2021)

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Study Actuarial Science in Malaysia

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What is Actuarial Science about?

Actuarial Science heavily revolves around Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability, graduates will learn how to use these principles to anticipate future events and take preventive measures. It deals with evaluating risks and maintaining the economic stability of insurance or financial organisations. Actuaries analyse past data and use that information to determine how much money should be set aside to cover the financial losses which could occur in the future.

Career Options for Actuarial Science Graduates

  • Business Analysts
  • Budget Analysts
  • Analysts Intelligence Agencies
  • Research Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Insurance Claims Adjusters

If you want to work as an actuary, you must sit for the certification exams, as you continue passing your certification exams, you will see a considerable increase in pay. Continuing to move forward with a professional certificate is important to advance in the actuary career. With the combination of work experience, expanding job duties and good passing scores in the exams allow you to move on to a higher salary in your career, as many employers offer raises based on how many exams actuaries have completed. 

Actuarial Science Accreditations

Professional designations in the society are earned by completing a rigorous system of examinations. It is common for students to work full-time in the profession while studying for the exams.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is the professional body which represents and regulates actuaries in the United Kingdom. An actuarial qualification from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries consists of a combination of the completion of various examinations and courses. The examinations are split into four sections: Core Principles, Core Applications, Specialist Principles and Specialist Advanced. In addition to examinations and courses, it is required that the candidate complete at least three years work as an actuary to qualify as a “Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries” (FIA).

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Requirements for membership for the SOA include the actuarial exams, a comprehensive series of competitive exams. Topics covered in the exams include mathematics, finance, insurance, economics, interest theory, life models, and actuarial science. Members of the SOA who meet a professional experience requirement are eligible for membership in the American Academy of Actuaries, which represents United States actuaries from all practice areas.

The Core Subjects Taught in Actuarial Science

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Introductory Economics
  • Life Contingencies
  • Risk Theory
  • Survival Analysis
  • Loss Models
  • Risk Management and Insurance

General Entry Requirement for Actuarial Science

A-Level

Minimum 2Es

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.0

Foundation

Minimum CGPA 2.0

STPM

Minimum CGPA 2.0

UEC

Minimum 5Bs

Note: Entry requirements vary according to universities, to find out more please contact us!

Top private universities in Malaysia to study Actuarial Science

Taylor’s University

The degree programme transforms students into skilled analytical problem solvers who are trained to calculate and manage financial risk for businesses. Beyond providing a comprehensive programme, the university further enriches the educational experience through various learning opportunities to help students get the most out of their studies.

Programme

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Studies

Duration

3 or 4 years

Intakes

January, March, August

Indicative Total Fees (2021)

Local Students:

3 years: RM86,550

4 years: RM93,690

International Students:

3 years: USD25,880

4 years: USD28,240

Sunway University

The programme draws together a variety of subjects that involve applying mathematical and statistical techniques in the financial services industry. It is designed to pave the way for students wishing to embark on a career as an actuary. Students will be prepared for professional exams leading to the qualification of an actuary from a globally recognised professional actuarial body.

Programme

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Studies

Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, April, August

Indicative Total Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 97,625

International Students: RM103,565

UCSI University

This programme provides a solid grounding in mathematics, accounting, finance and statistics to integrate theories with actual experience and build foundation for students to pursue professional careers in the financial risk management industry. Students will be furnished with the essential skills that will enable them to face the world.

Programme

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science

Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, May, September

Indicative Total Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 66,130

International Students: Rm68,900

Asia Pacific University (APU)

This programme is to develop student’s mathematical, statistical and analytical skills in addition to actuarial practices as preparation to become a qualified actuary. Competent teaching staff with professional or specialized academic qualification, possessing working experience from actuarial industries. 

Programme

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Actuarial Studies

Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, May, September

Indicative Total Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM78,000

International Students: Rm88,200 

Heriot Watt University, Malaysia

In this programme it contains all the courses that are essential for ensuring a flying start to a career as an actuary whilst at the same time fostering highly transferable mathematical skills. If you excel at mathematics, enjoy your problem solving and are looking for a degree that will prepare you for a rewarding career, this could be the one for you.

Programme

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science

Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Tuition Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM43,920

International Students:  RM49,920

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