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Pharmacy vs. Pharmaceutical Science: Which One to Choose?

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Have a passion for helping people? Are you fascinated with chemistry and the human body? Want to pursue your career in the world of specialized drugs? Then, you’ve come to the right place. 

BUT, WAIT – confused on the difference between Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science? Read more here to know everything there is to know about both courses before picking the right one for you! 

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the study of specialized drugs as medicine and the right way to use, store, preserve and prescribe it. Pharmacy is known to be a combination of medical science and chemistry – focusing on the discovering, manufacturing, disposal and control of these drugs. The study of pharmacy equips students with the knowledge of drug composition, their adverse effects, interactions with other drugs and toxicity within the human body. Understanding the form of treatment and it’s pathological process is extremely important in this field as you are responsible for the chemicals being digested by humans. 

What does a Pharmacist do?

As a Pharmacist, your main roles and responsibilities would include providing advice and  guiding customers in the safest way of consuming these medications whilst informing them of the accurate dosage, potential adverse effects the medication could cause after consumption. Besides, other pathways of pharmacy practice would include the “behind the scenes” of how drugs and medications are discovered and manufactured before they hit the shelves of your neighbourhood pharmacies such as Guardian, Watsons and Caring. Pharmacists are essentials to our community as they ensure the safety and efficacy of drug information being consumed by patients. 

What do you study for a Pharmacy degree?

As a Pharmacy undergraduate student, areas of study you will undertake include: 

  • Human Anatomy – structure and functions of organs, how the body works, including studies of physiology and biochemistry 
  • Drug Disposition – how medicines are discover, manufactured and produced along with how they react in the human body 
  • Comprehensive care  – analytical thinking of how to best manage diseases and disorders of patients, able to create the best method of treatment 
  • Professional Practice – experience daily life of a pharmacist, learn customer service operations, ethical and legal do’s and don’ts within the context of a pharmacy

Career Opportunities with a Pharmacy Degree

A Pharmacy degree opens up multiple career pathways for you to choose from as you will be able to work  in pharmacies, medical clinics, hospitals, universities, and government institutions! 

Keep in mind that upon the completion of your Pharmacy Degree (4 years) – it is compulsory for you to undergo one year of compulsory service training at any location that is recognized by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia! Between the training period, you are required to sit for an exam – “Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination” before successfully being able to practice pharmacology as a Fully Registered Pharmacist (FRP) which takes around 6 years. 

Examples of career opportunities for you once you’ve qualified as a Fully Registered Pharmacist (FRP) includes: 

  • Clinical Pharmacist 
  • Regulatory Pharmacist
  • Clinical Research Assistant 
  • Drug Information Service 
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmaceutical sales executive

What is Pharmaceutical Science?

Constratingly, Pharmaceutical Science is known to be a subfield of Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Science in comparison to Pharmacy are like Aviation Engineers in comparison to Pilots. Pharmaceutical Science focuses on the foundation of drug discovery and development. Pharmaceutical science focuses on how medicines work- it’s safety and efficacy, their impact on the body and their effect on the prevention and treatment of disease. Pharmaceutical Science is a very hands-on field for those who are deeply fascinated by the designing, synthesizing, testing and profiling of potential drugs to be used in the world of medicine. The optimization of various properties of existing or potential drugs are of importance to ensure effectiveness and safety upon consumption. 

What does a Pharmaceutical Scientist do?

As a Pharmaceutical Scientist, you will be required to apply biological and chemical principles into your work to tweak molecules into becoming whole compounds that will be able to address present or future medical needs. To become an expert in this field, you should have a strong knowledge and passion in all things science especially chemistry and biology.

What do you study for a Pharmaceutical Science degree?

As a Pharmaceutical Science student, areas of study you will undertake include: 

  • Medicinal Chemistry–  intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialties
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology – technology that utilizes biological systems, living organisms or parts of this for the development of drugs 
  • Pharmacoeconomics –  the comparison of different pharmaceutical drugs based on value 
  • Pharmacogenetics – the study of the presence of genes in the effectiveness of different drugs to the human body 

If you’re someone who enjoys working in the lab, this course would be perfect for you as you’d be spending most of your time gaining lab skills. 

Career Opportunities with a Pharmaceutical Science Degree

A Pharmaceutical Science degree opens up multiple career pathways for you to choose from as you will be able to work in research facilities. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and government institutions! 

Examples of career opportunities for you once you’ve graduated includes: 

  • Research Scientist 
  • Drug Discovery & Design Manager 
  • Regulatory Affair (for those that want to work outside the lab)
  • Medicinal Chemist 
  • Product Developer 
  • Quality Control Chemist 

General Entry Requirements to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Pre-Requisites: 

For SPM/O-Level;  5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics with a minimum Pass for Bahasa Melayu and English!

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. ABC / BBB / AAC in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics with min. B in Chemistry

STPM

Min, CGPA 3.0 (B in Chemistry)

Foundation in Science 

Min. CGPA 3.0 (B in Chemistry)

Malaysian Matriculation

Min, CGPA 3.0 (B in Chemistry)

SACE

Min. ATAR 75 (B in Science Subjects)

UEC 

Pass with min. 5 B’s 

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

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.0

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 65

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

Top Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia

All Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programs listed below are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

1. Monash University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

February

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM212, 140 for (Local students)

RM239, 984 for (International students)

2. Taylor’s University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

August 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 168,510 (Local students)

RM 194,061 (International students) 

3. MAHSA University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

September 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 152,00 (Local students)

General Entry Requirements to Study Pharmaceutical Science in Malaysia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 2C 1D (including 1 Science/Mathematics and min.C in Chemistry)

STPM

Min. 2C (including Chemistry and 1 Science/Mathematics)

Foundation in Science 

Min. CGPA 2.0 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. CGPA 2.50 (2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 Science/Mathematics)

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 75

UEC 

Min. 5 B’s (including 1 Science/Mathematics and min. B4 in Chemistry)

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

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 5.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 65 

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 42

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

Top Universities to Study Pharmaceutical Science in Malaysia

1. International Medical University (IMU)

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February, July and September

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM111,00o (Local students)

RM117,300 (International students)

2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

September 

Indicative Fee (2021)

RM 135,000 (Local students)

RM 161,400 (International students)

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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!

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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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Top 5 Universities to Study Electronic Engineering in Malaysia 2020

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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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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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Top 10 Private Universities to Study Biotechnology in Malaysia 2021

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Ever heard of Biotechnology? Wondering whether you should study Biotechnology courses? Here’s what you should know.

What is Biotechnology?

Basically, biotechnology is all about the use of raw ingredients of life (such as plants, micro-organisms, genetics, etc) to produce the utmost outcome in solving humans’ problems including health problems, environmental problems and agricultural problems.

Thus, they are often used in industries such as environmental, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and even agricultural.

Not only that, but it also contributes to the industrial sector such as the food and beverages industry, textiles industry, biological products, and medicines.

In addition, Biotechnology is known to be the rapidly growing branch of science that does not fall under single discipline but comprises many interdisciplinary branches — and it has gained the attention of new generations to explore the borderline of science.

Why study Biotechnology?

  • Contribute to society

As mentioned previously, biotechnology’s primary benefit is contributing to society.

That is to say, graduates can contribute to various sectors and industries, depending on the path you choose to take. You have the options of fields such as medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing industry, animal husbandry, chemistry, cell biology and the list goes on.

In other words, studying Biotechnology degree will give you the opportunity to focus on health enhancement of human beings and at the same making humans’ lives easier.

  • Career growth

Most importantly, career-wise, biotechnology has a wide range of courses which gives the students the opportunity to grow professionally in the field.

Hence, this will increase the chance of boosting your career growth by keeping yourself updated with the high demand skills — knowledge of the latest tools and technologies are important too.

In short, this will give you the ability to start from zero and reach the senior position in no time.

  • Career opportunities

Moreover, regardless of your certificates or study level, as a biotechnology graduate, you will have an increasing number of opportunities in both the private and public sector as they are often involved in research work and process of humans’ betterment.

So, you can choose the sector depending on your skill-set and your future career plans.

What are the Key Skills to study Biotechnology?

  • Research skill – Being good at research is one of the most important qualities to have when it comes to biotechnology, you will be researching a lot of scientific findings regarding human genetics, micro-organisms and many more in order to come up with a solution.
  • Production skill – In the biotechnology industry, producing is the main goal. Therefore, you will need to know your way around producing because you will be creating and developing scientific products such as biodiesel, vaccines, and medicines.
  • Problem-solving skill – Undeniably, biotechnology requires a lot of problem-solving situations. In short, you need to focus on finding an accurate and positive solution even in the most troublesome situation — be ready to solve big questions.

What are the Career Opportunities if I study Biotechnology?

  • Genetic Engineers – They rework genetic material to make organisms healthier and more efficient.
  • Biomedical Engineers – They design products that can help people to see, hear and walk again. (artificial limbs, internal organs etc.)
  • Clinical Research Coordinators – They make sure new medicines are safe.
  • Environmental Biotechnologists – They look for natural solutions to environmental hazards.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Biotechnology?

Academic Requirements

SPM/O-Level (Prerequisites)

Pass with 5 credits

STPM

Minimum 2 Grade C in any of 2 Science subjects

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum 2 principal passes in any of 2 science subjects

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 24 points based on 6 subjects

Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.00

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 5.0

TOEFL

Minimum 34 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 3

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

Which are the Top 10 Recommended Universities to study Biotechnology in Malaysia?

1. University of Nottingham

This degree emphasizes applications of recent biotechnological advances to reduce hunger, combat diseases, produce cleaner energy and to develop more efficient manufacturing processes. 

Program Name

Biotechnology BSc Hons

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM45,000

Non-Malaysian students: RM53,000

2. Taylor's University

The Bachelor of Biotechnology is designed to provide comprehensive education and training in biotechnology focusing on three core areas, namely agriculture, medical and industrial biotechnology discipline areas.

Program Name

Bachelor in Biotechnology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August, *October

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM32,500

Non-Malaysian students: RM39,600

3. Swinburne University of Technology

In this course, students will examine the fundamental sciences that underpin biotechnology – chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology – while investigating the application of biotechnology to areas such as business, ethics and environmental science.

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM31,888

Non-Malaysian students: RM40,664

4. International Medical University (IMU)

“Medical biotechnology students at IMU will learn how to contribute towards developing beneficial products to prevent and treat human diseases, learn how to communicate your findings to the general public and eventually to market your own biotechnology products and set up your own companies.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

July, September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM37,000

Non-Malaysian students: RM39,100

5. UCSI University

The course aims to produce competent, confident and consummate graduates in the field of Biotechnology who are internationally employable and who are equipped with various valuable transferable skills like presentation techniques, communication skills, exposure to problem-solving, teamwork and the use of information technology.

Program Name

BSc (Hons) Biotechnology

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, May, September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM26,200

Non-Malaysian students: RM27,500

6. INTI International University & Colleges

“This programme provides training in the practical application of organisms and their cellular components with regards to manufacturing, service industries, and environmental management.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, August

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM25,000

Non-Malaysian students: RM28,000

7. MAHSA University

Students who graduated with Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Hons) from MAHSA University can direct themselves towards career opportunities like academician, scientists, an expert in industries, quality analyst, product specialist, entrepreneur and so on in biotechnology and allied fields.

Program Name

Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, May, September

Indicative Annual Fee

RM26,120

8. Manipal International University

“The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons) program provides an overview of the biotechnology industry and common techniques used in R&D. Graduates are trained to fuse their technical expertise with a keen understanding of this fast-paced industry.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August, October

Indicative Annual Fee

RM18,200

9. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Students will be learning from leading researchers in their respective fields and will be equipped with the latest biotechnology knowledge together with extensive hands-on experience in our state-to-the-art facilities in the faculty.

Program Name

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, June/July, Sept/Oct

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysia students: RM28,200

Non-Malaysian students: RM28,600

10. Nilai University

Industry standard lab facilities are specially catered to students of Biotechnology so you can receive a full experience in the field before you move on to internship and the working world.

Program Name

Bachelor of Science Hons) Biotechnology

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, October

Indicative Annual Fee

RM19,000

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Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia 2020

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Have you ever wondered when and how the term “Software Engineering” derives from?

In the 1960s, Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist and systems engineer, invented the term “software engineering” while developing the guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo missions. She felt that software developers earned the right to be called engineers and the rest is history.

So, what is Software Engineering all about? Let us find out below.

What is Software Engineering?

Software Engineering is a branch of Computer Science and the result of programming and engineering combined. This field applies the knowledge and theoretical understanding of computer science to develop and build computer systems software and applications software. 

Engineering principles will be applied in every stage of constructing the software to ensure a high-quality software product that will fulfill the clients’ needs.

What will you learn in Software Engineering?

What are the Skills to Study Software Engineering?

Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • User Experience Specialist
  • App Developer
  • Data Scientist

General Entry Requirement

Education

Academic Requirements

A-Level

3B in Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

STPM

GPA 2.33 including Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Foundation

CGPA 3.3  in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

Diploma

CGPA 2.5 in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

UEC

2As Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Requirements vary according to universities. To know more about other entry requirements than stated above, contact us 😃

Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia

Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February, July or October

Duration

4 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM48,101

International Students: RM54,915

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Intake

September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM39,500

International Students: RM46,000

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM24,375

International Students: USD$ 7,155

This program is in partnership with the University of West England, UK and thus, students will graduate with both certificates from Taylor’s and UWE. Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Program

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

Intake

September & November

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM28,200

International Students:RM28,600

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Wollongong, KDU

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

January,June & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM70,005

International Students: RM83,705

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Multimedia University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

April, June & November 

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM60,000

International Students: Inquire Us 

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

INTI International University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

January, May & August

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM68,376

International Students:RM73,780

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia (2020)

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

Read also: Why International Students Prefer to Study in Malaysia

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

Top 10 private universities in Malaysia

1. Monash University

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

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

Why choose Monash?

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

General Informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

February, July, October

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Pharmacy* (ranks 3 in the world)

– Business* (ranks 33 in the world)

–  Arts and social science

– Engineering

– Information Technology

– Medicine and Health Science

-Science

2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

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

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

Why choose Nottingham?

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

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Science* (Pharmacy ranks 8 in the world)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Engineering*

3. Heriot-Watt University

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

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

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

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

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Arts and social science

– Science* 

– Engineering*

4. Swinburne University of Technology

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

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

Why choose Swinburne?

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

General informations:

Programs

-Foundation

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Design* (ranks 42 in the world)

– Business

– Science 

– Engineering

– Computing*

5. Taylor's University

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

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

Why choose Taylor’s?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– A-Level

– SACE 

– American degree transfer program

– Diploma 

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

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

– Business*

– Architecture, building & design

– Media and communication

– Science

– Medicine

– Engineering

– Computing

– Law

– Education

6. Sunway University

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

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

Why choose Sunway?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Diploma

– Canadian International Matriculation Programme

– American degree transfer program

– AUSMAT

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts*

– Business*

– Healthcare and Medical Science

– Hospitality

– Mathematical Science

– Science

– Education

– Computing 

7. Asia Pacific University (APU)

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

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

Why choose APU?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Computing*

– Engineering*

– Business

– Design

– Accounting, Banking, Finance

8. INTI International University

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

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

Why choose Inti?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Arts & Design

– Biotechnology & Life science

– Business

– Computing & IT*

– Engineering

– Health science

– Hospitality & culinary arts

– Law

– Mass communication*

– Social science

9. SEGi University

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

Why choose SEGi?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Biomedical science

– Medicine

– Pharmacy

– Engineering

– Architecture

– Business

– Hospitality & Tourism

– Information Technology 

– Education

– Communication & Creative design

10. HELP University

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

Why choose HELP?

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

General informations:

Programs

– Foundation

– Diploma

– Undergraduate

– Postgraduate

– American Degree Program

– A-Levels

Intakes

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

Area of Study (* = recommended course)

– Business

– Engineering

– English and Language studies

– Hospitality and Tourism

– IT & Computer Science

– Communication

– Law

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

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

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

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

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

Why choose an English major?

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  1. Helps you write better

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

  1. Connect, communicate, and understand people

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

  1. The satisfaction

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

  1. Pathway to a rewarding career

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

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

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

General Qualifications

 

Program 

Requirements*

Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)

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

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or

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


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

  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 70, or;

  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.0, or;

  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.0

 

*requirements may vary among universities.

Subjects that will be taken in English major

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

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

**subjects may vary among universities

Recommended Universities in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham Malaysia

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

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

Indicative Fee for 3 years (2020):

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

 

2. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

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

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

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

     Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English for Professional Communication

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

Diploma in English for Professional Communication

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

3. SEGi University

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

  • General fee: RM 54,900

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5 Reasons to Study Environmental Science in Malaysia (2020)

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

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

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

What is actually an Environmental Science?

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

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

5 Reasons to choose environmental science

1. Make a difference in environmental and social issues

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

2. Friends with the outdoor world

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

3. Fast-growing job division

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

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

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

5. Studying the “bigger picture”

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

Skills and competencies needed for an Environmental Scientist

  • Good Communication Skills

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

  • Self-Discipline 

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

  • Good-analytical Skills

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

Recommended universities to study Environmental Science in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intake: September

Campus Location: Semenyih

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

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

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

2. Mahsa University

General Intake(s): September

Campus Location: Jenjarom, Selangor

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

Indicative Fees for 4 Years (2020):

  • RM 65,600

3. Curtin University

General Intake(s): February and July

Campus Location: Sarawak

Qualifications(s): Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Indicative fee for 4 years (2020):

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

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Read also: Scholarships for SPM, UEC, and IGCSE Students in Malaysia 2020

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Computer Science vs Information Technology: What’s Their Difference and Which One Should You Choose?

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We are now entering the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 (also known as industrial 4.0) which can rapidly change the way we communicate, work, interact. It basically gives a huge impact on the way we live. To give a brief description, Forbes stated that industrial 4.0 is the enhancement of industrial 3.0 that is more focused on smart and autonomous system such as cloud, big analytics data, machine learning, and internet of things (IoT).

As a student, we can begin our first step in facing Industrial 4.0 with studying fields that are closely related to it. Some of the options are Computer Science and Information Technology.

But, the one common question now is: which one should you choose?

Both Computer Science and IT deals with computers and a student studying in either one of the fields will learn a little about both regardless of which field they chose. It all depends on what area that suits the student’s interest the most.

Computer Science (CS)

If you’re interested in the combination of maths and algorithms, then Computer Science is the perfect field for you! This field allows students to understand the “why” and “how” behind computer programs. It helps the students to know the computer theory and master the mathematical algorithm which are necessary to write code. Furthermore, it allows them to create, develop, and design a more efficient computer program. 

Computer Science uses various programming languages to communicate with computers, such as Java, Python, C++, etc. However, each programming language has its own strengths and weaknesses in solving different problems. A computer scientists have to know how to utilize the languages that they are familiar with, effectively and efficiently. You are not expected to understand all kinds of programming language fully, since it really depends on the University that offers the course

Career Options

  • Computer programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect

Information Technology (IT)

Data, Information, and Computing.

If those words excite you, then IT is your answer! In contrast to Computer Science, this field uses more of the computer systems and network to process and distribute data. IT students will learn how to protect and organize their data in the most efficient and accessible way for everyone. 

As the name of the course is, IT is related closely to utilizing new technology. IT professionals are “technology implementer and practitioners”. Generally, they must be familiar with the usage of operating systems and server software, such as Linux, MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server

Career Options

  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Manager
  • Cloud Computing Manager/Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Network Architect

General Qualifications for Both CS and IT

In order to enter into CS or IT courses, you will generally need:

Programs

Requirements

Diploma in Information Technology*

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum CCC including Mathematics
  • UEC: Minimum BBB including Mathematics

Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science*

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60Foundation in Science or IT/Computing: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

*requirements may vary among universities.

5 Recommended Universities in Malaysia to study IT and/or CS

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

General Intakes: February, April, September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International:
RM 86,400
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International: RM 86,400

2. Taylor's University

General Intakes: March, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)(Internet Technologies)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)(Software Engineering)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 119,800
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 121,753

3. INTI University

General Intakes: January, May, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 63,560
            International:
RM 73,052
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 68,376
            International: RM 73,780

4. Monash University Malaysia

General Intakes: February, July, October.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 40,820/year
            International: RM 46,640/year

5. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intakes: September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor of Computer Science(Hons)
           -Bachelor of Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
           -Bachelor of Software Engineering

Indicative fee (2020):
            Local: RM 39,500/year
            International:
RM 46,00/year       

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

  • Computer Science (CS) focuses on the combinations of mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing 
  • Information Technology (IT) focuses on the approach and the application of data and computing technology (in organizations)

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