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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial Intelligence is defined as an extensive variety of computer science branches related to the creation of smart machines that have the ability to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. 

AI typically breaks down into four elements; thinking humanly, thinking rationally, acting humanly, and acting rationally. 

Just like every other thing, AI has different categories. Most of them are powered by machine learning, some of them are powered by deep learning, and the rest are powered by rulesit all depends on the function of each one of them.

Categories of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Narrow AI (also known as weak AI) 

Narrow AI is built as an AI that focuses on performing a single task extremely well. It operates under a lot of constraints and limitations.

Examples of Narrow AI:

  1. Google Search
  2. Siri, Alexa
  3. Image recognition software
  • Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) (also known as strong AI) 

AGI is an AI that we normally see in sci-fi movies; a human-like robot that has general intelligence in solving problems.

Unfortunately, AGI doesn’t exist — some experts have predicted that AGI may be developed by 2030 or 2045, however, some of the conservatives claimed that it might take us a century, or it might not be possible to develop an AGI at all.

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Why study Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

  • Bright career

AI is currently at its growth stage and there are a lot of things to discover in the process of digitalisation that we are facing. The development of AI is possible in two categories- programming, and engineering. Who knows how many sectors will be needing AI in the future? The experts are going to produce a good amount of AI for the society and it will be constantly produced considering we are living in a world revolving around technology. 

  • Skill of the century

There has been groundbreaking news about the possibility of AI replacing the jobs that currently only humans can do. Although it can be worrying to some people; with the advancement of technology, AI will continue to create a number of job opportunities. You might as well be a part of the field from now. There is no limit to its ever-emerging applications.

  • Benefit of the society

The whole point of AI is to make changes in humans’ lives that can benefit the society. Today, AI is not only being used in healthcare and disaster management but its application is implemented in farming as well. Plus, governments are also incorporating AI in their smart city applications, which helps them in improving environmental planning, crime prevention, and better resource management.

What are the Job Opportunities if I study Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • AI Engineer

What are the Key Skills to study Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

 

  • Critical thinking

Artificial requires an enormous amount of critical thinking as it involves a lot of problem-solving. One needs to be persistent and hardworking in order to deliver their critical thinking to provide solutions for problems.

  • Maths and Science

AI involves a lot of Maths and Science — literally all of it is technical. You can’t run away from Maths and Science; explains why you need to love them in order for you to excel in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Naturally curious

To come up with a new creation, you will need to first analyze the problem and work your way through the process of coming up with a solution. Wanting to know more and discover more is a trait that you need to be born with if you decided to pursue Artificial Intelligence as your career.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Malaysia?

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum 2 passes in STPM with CGPA 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, and one Science/ ICT subject

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics,  and one Science/ICT subjects

A-Levels

Minimum BBB including Mathematics and Computer Science

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including Mathematics and one Science/ICT subject

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 26-42 points from 6 subjects including Mathematics and one Science subject

Diploma

Related diplomas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 (no individual band below 5.5)

TOEFL

Minimum 35 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 3

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

What are the Top Universities to study Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Malaysia?

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

“Students will learn the fundamental skills required by every IT professional, and the basic understanding of artificial intelligence techniques and algorithmic thinking.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM28,200

International students: RM28,600

2. Multimedia University (MMU)

“The objective of this three-year degree programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to be successful in building the much-needed intelligent computer systems.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM20,000

3. UOW KDU

“The courses offer a comprehensive study program which covers a wide range of topics including object-oriented programming, artificial intelligence, mobile computing and computational mathematics, using languages and tools such as Java, C++, Android, SQL, and MATLAB.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence) 

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM54,205

International students: RM64,798

4. UCSI University

“Essentially, students will be exposed to the design, modeling, analysis, and applications of AI through machine vision, language, signal processing, and robotics.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) (Hons)

Program Duration 

4 years

Intakes

January, May, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM27,000

International students: RM28,500

5. University of Nottingham Malaysia

“Our computer science with artificial intelligence course is designed to develop both your general understanding of computer science and more specialist skills and knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI).”

Program Name

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM39,500

International students: RM46,000

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Top Universities to Study MBA in Malaysia 2020

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

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

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

What are the Future Careers with an MBA degree?

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

What are the General Entry Requirements to Pursue an MBA?

General Entry Requirements

English

IELTS 6.5

Bachelor’s Degree

CGPA: 2.75, or

A relevant first or second class honours degree


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

Working Experiences

2 – 3 years

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

Which are the top universities to pursue MBA in Malaysia?

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

Taylor’s University

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

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM45,000

International Student: USD 14,430

University of Nottingham Malaysia

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

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM60,500

International Student: RM66,700

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

2 years

Intake

January & September

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

RM58,050

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

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

Program

Master of Business Administration (International)

Duration

2 years

Intake

March, May, August & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM40,000

International Student: RM48,992

INTI International University & Colleges

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

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

Program

Master of Business Administration 

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM30,420

International Student: RM38,103

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How to Remain Healthy During Covid-19 Quarantine

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The first wealth is health - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy to be slacking throughout this self-quarantine period. This is the period where you can sleep without looking at the time or care about how many hours you sleep. However, you must take care of your health during this chaotic time. You do not want to fall sick and worry your loved ones, not especially during the outbreak of Covid-19.

As the famous American essayist, Ralph Waldo Emmerson once said, health is your first wealth. You do not want to take your body for granted because of your young age but to value your health and start taking care of your body. During this Covid-19 period, there are things that we can do to make sure our body is in the healthiest state.

1. Workout at Home

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No more excuses saying “I’m busy” or “I have no time”. You have the time in the world to move that body because of this quarantine period. It is essential for you to sweat it out, not just because you will lose weight but also for the benefits of your important organs such as the heart and brain. Your heart will benefit the most because working out will stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and thus, lowering blood pressure. Not just that, your brain releases neurotransmitters such as serotonin and endorphins, making you feel good after the workout. There are 4 types of exercise to strengthen your health. 

Flexibility

This exercise stretches your muscles and helps your body to be flexible. Examples of this exercise are yoga and pilates. Check out Blogilates website where Cassey Ho provides a FREE workout calendar every month and you can follow the workout on her Youtube channel.

Strength

Strength exercises make your muscles stronger and allow you to carry out daily heavy activities. Normally, you can use dumbbells or resistance bands during the workout. If you are a complete beginner, your body weight would be sufficient enough to help you kick-start strength exercises. Go and do strength exercise with the help of these amazing coaches from Hasfit for free! 

Balance

This exercise helps prevent falls which is a common problem for clumsy people and older adults. You can definitely improve your balance by doing the famous Tai Chi exercises so go ahead and follow Dr. Peter Chen’s website and follow his youtube videos.

Endurance

Usually known as aerobic or cardio exercise, it can improve your breathing and heart rate. If you love dancing, this is the perfect exercise for you. Follow the Live Love Party’s youtube to maximize your dancing experience because they will teach you how to zumba.

2. Get Enough Sleep

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As cliche as it sounds, you must get enough sleep in a day. Experts from John Hopkins Medicine said lack of sleep at night time risks your health because it will increase symptoms of depression, migraines and high blood pressure. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended sleeping hours are:

  • teenagers (14-17 years) 8-10 hours of sleep 
  • adults (18-64 years) 7-9 hours of sleep.

So do not binge on Netflix so much so you lose your night time sleep.

3. Eat Healthy

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It is easy to get lazy and eat instant noodles during this quarantine period. But please drop that crips, soda and slow down on the fried food. Like the famous saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Increasing your daily intake on veggies and fruits will help to strengthen your immune system. This is crucial as there are no vaccines yet for Covid-19. Check out some of the list of fruits and vegetables to replenish each vitamin deficiency. If you are lacking any of the vitamins below, start adding more on the listed fruits and vegetables on your plate today!

Vitamin Deficiency

Fruits & Vegetables

Vitamin A

Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Apricots, Red Pepper

Vitamin B1

Kale, Cauliflower, Oranges, Potatoes

Vitamin B2

Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Spinach, Asparagus

Vitamin B3

Avocados, Mangoes, Bananas, Guavas

Vitamin B5

Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, 

Vitamin B6

Chickpeas, Banana, Squash, Tofu

Vitamin B7

Walnuts, Peanuts, Cauliflower, Raspberries

Vitamin B9

Oranges, Lemon, Lettuce, Asparagus

Vitamin B12

Eggs, Yogurt

Vitamin C

Broccoli, Papaya, Strawberries, Orange

Vitamin D

Maitake Mushrooms, Portobello Mushrooms

Vitamin E

Almonds, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Asparagus

Vitamin K

Parsley, Romaine Lettuce, Kale

If you are interested to know more about nutrition that our body needs, you might want to pursue your education in food nutrition course. Here are the 2 best universities in Malaysia to study Nutrition’s degree for you:

Top Universities to Study Nutrition or Food Science in Malaysia

The University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Program 

Bachelor of Nutrition 

Intake

September

Duration

3 Years

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: BBC (including Biology & Chemistry)

STPM: BBB (including Biology & Chemistry)

UEC: 1A, 4 B3s (including Biology & Chemistry)

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 41,500

International students: RM 45,590

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

Taylor’s University

Taylor's University

Program 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Food Science)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 Years

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 5.5

A-Level: DD (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

STPM: 2.33 (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

UEC: 5Bs (any 2 subjects in Biology, Chemistry or Physics/Mathematics)

Annual Indicative Fees

Malaysian students: RM 32,500

International students: USD$ 9,539

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us 😃

4. Video Call Your Loved Ones

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It is time to reach out to your old friends and relatives that you lost contact with due to your busy schedule. Call your long lost friends or call your grandparents, ask them how they are coping up during this pandemic moment. Be sincere and be kind to one other even during social distancing.

So start checking your phone and see who are the people you have lost contact with. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health found out that video call can reduce anxiety level significantly. You will never know, your call can bring great relief to your friends and family. So make an impact and spread love during this difficult time.

Be safe and stay healthy. Spread kindness and love 😃

To stay productive during quarantine, read:

Top 5 Free Online Courses

Best Indoor Activity Ideas During Self Quarantine

Tips To Study Online Effectively

 

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After SPM: What’s Next?

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

Finding the right course

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

1. Know your hobby(ies)

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

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

2. Career opportunities

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

3. Find something you’re good at

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

Finding the right program & university

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

A-LEVEL

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Local: RM 35,690

International: RM 48,533

Sunway University

Local: RM 34,900

International: RM 37,170

HELP University 

3 Subjects: RM 28,000

4 Subjects: RM 35,000

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

AUSMAT

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Sunway University

RM 28,880

MCKL

RM 14,000

SAM (1)

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

INTI College & University (SAM)

RM 24,000

Taylor’s University (SACE)

RM 36,806

FOUNDATION

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Monash University

RM 31,580

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Engineering:

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

Non-Engineering:

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

Curtin University

Local: RM 17,100

International: RM 25,768

Diploma

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Asia Pacific University

Business

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

Design: 

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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

Information Technology

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

SEGi University & College

Mass Communication: RM 38,300

Business/Computing: RM 36,000

Early Childhood: RM 14,600

Culinary Art: RM 41,900

Tourism Management: RM 35,650

Taylor’s University

Communication / Interior Design / IT:

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

Business:

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

Culinary Art:

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

Tourism Management

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

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

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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

For more information about tuition fees, entry requirement or scholarships, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help you 100% and we provide best consultancy services for FREE!

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

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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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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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Top 5 Universities to Study Electronic & Electrical Engineering in Malaysia 2020

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What is Electronic & Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering is related to manage power generation, storage and transmission. Electronics engineering is about electronic appliances, devices and applications. These two types of engineering are similar and their field of expertise often overlapped with each other. Electronics engineers often deal with small electronic parts, circuit boards, wiring, and etc. As for electrical engineers, they deal with bigger components such as generator and storage.

The Degree courses normally will take 4 years to complete the entire programme. Once you finish the undergraduate programme, you will have to choose to pursue postgraduate programme (Master). Additionally, you are able to register with BEM as a Graduate Engineer once you completed a Degree in Electronics and Electrical. This will provide you more career opportunities as a professional engineer.

What skills do you need to be an Electronic Engineer?

1. Creative

If you are curious and eager to learn new stuff, this would be one of the ideal courses for you. Assemble electronic parts and make it a workable circuit board or dismantle electronics just to know what’s inside. Creativity and innovations are needed to make a breakthrough in electrical and electronics field.

2. Good in Mathematics and Computer

Although science isn’t one of electronic engineer’s strong suits, they heavily relies on mere calculation and digital programming skills. Dealing with complex mathematics and coding are the common tasks for them, but it won’t be easy to solve it.

3. Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving skills

Electrical & electronic engineers normally encounter issues related to programming, design and system, there will be some complex problems that require critical thinking skills. Analytical skills and strategic thinking are an essential component for engineers to overcome barriers on a daily basis.

Subjects for Electronic & Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Computing Applications for Engineers
  • Engineering Design and Project Management
  • Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
  • Microprocessors and Computer Architecture
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Group Project
  • Professional Engineers and Society

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Electronic & Electrical Engineering courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (4/4.5-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 3 credits including Mathematics and one Science subject; and
  • STPM/A-Level: Minimum 2Cs in Maths and Physics; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60.0 including Maths and Physics; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Electronic & Electrical Engineering

  • Appliances Engineer
  • Communication Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Control Engineer
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer

1. University of Nottingham

Campus: Semeyih, Selangor

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 3/4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM190,000

2. Heriot-Watt University

Campus: Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

BEng (Hons) / MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 3/4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM173,120

3. Taylor University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM135,200

4. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 4/4.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM79,710

5. Monash University

Campus: Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)
General Intake: February, July or October
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM186,800

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Top 5 Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia 2020

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What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and providing additional clinical services. Pharmacist carry out research and study on newly drugs to ensure the safe, effective and affordable use of drugs. Once the drug is approved, companies from pharmaceutical industries will manufacture and mass produce the drug. 

Joining pharmaceutical courses will take 4-years of study, learning the fundamentals of chemistry and drugs as well as tackling numerous clinical subjects.

What skills do you need to be a Pharmacist?

Good in Chemistry and Biology

In order to become Pharmacist, you will need to understand the basics of chemistry and biology as well as interested in human biology. The drugs developed are mostly used on humans, therefore, you will need to know the effects and risks that the drug may pose to the human body. Mathematics is also one of the essential elements for pharmacist, a lot of calculations will be involved in developing a new drug and run test.

Interested in Drug Innovations

Drugs and Medicine plays a major role in protecting our health from infection and sickness. It often require extensive clinical trials, study and research in order to ensure it safe to consume for the general public. If you are into drug development, this course is suitable for you.

An Analytical Mind

Analytical thinking is a vital element of visual thinking that gives one the skill to solve issues quickly and effectively. Pharmacist will need an analytical mind to measure and evaluate the result, generate hypotheses and achieve it in the end.

Subjects for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Pharmaceutical courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (4-Years)
    • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and
    • STPM/A-Level: Grades BBB/ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics), with B in Chemistry
    • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of 75 ATAR and Score B in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Physics; or
  • UEC: 5Bs, with B4 in Biology & Chemistry, B5 in Physics/Mathematics); or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 3.50
  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 3.00 with B in Chemistry.
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmacist
  • Research Officer
  • Pharmacy sales person
  • Pharmacy entrepreneur
  • Clinical trainer

1. Monash University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
General Intake: February
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM202,000

2. University of Nottingham

Campus: Semeyih, Selangor

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM180,000

3. Taylor University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM164,900

4. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM120,000

5. Mahsa University

Campus: Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM85,900

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Top 5 Universities to Study Chemical in Malaysia 2020

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What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical Engineering involved in constructing, designing, producing and transporting by using the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology. Chemical engineers have drastically shifted our society into the modern era with innovations. Chemical engineers practice their skills in the fields of energy, environment, biomedicine, electronics, food production, and materials. They often seek to improve products by making it more effective and efficient with the knowledge of science.

The field of chemical engineering is incredibly challenging, it involves a lot of physics and maths at degree level. Taking this route might not be easy as expected, but the rewards and achievements is worth it in the end. The expertise of Chemical engineer may also applied in the area of law, education, publishing, finance, and medicine.

What skills do you need to be a Chemical Engineer?

Good in Mathematics and Sciences

You will need to score high in Mathematic and Science during Pre-U, it will get harder once you joined Degree programme. Excel in Physics and Chemistry are essential in pursuing the career of chemical engineering.

Information Technology (IT) Skills

IT Skills is important in every field of study, it is the knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently. You will need the tools to calculate, monitor, and evaluate the data. This knowledge can result in you getting hired over your competitors.

Analytical Thinking Skills

Analytical skills help you to solve the problem by breaking the whole situation and troubleshoot the main issue. Possessing an analytical skills grants you numerous benefits such as attention to detail, critical thinking ability, decision making, and researching skills.

Subjects for Chemical

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Industrial Process Analysis
  • Process Engineering Project
  • Interfacial Chemistry
  • Analytical Measurement
  • Plant Design and Project Management
  • Process Engineering Laboratories

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Chemical courses, you will generally need:
Programmes Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (3 or 4-Years)
    • STPM & A-level: BBC including B in Mathematics and Chemistry; or
    • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 65 with 2Bs in Mathematics & Chemistry.
  • UEC: All Passed with 3As including Mathematics & Chemistry; or
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00.
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Chemical

  • Electrochemistry Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Petrochemical Engineer
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer

1. University of Nottingham

Campus: Semeyih, Selangor

Chemical Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)
General Intake: February & September
Indicative fee of 3/4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM190,000

2. Monash University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)
General Intake: February, July & October
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM186,800

3. Heriot-Watt university

Campus: Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Chemical Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)
General Intake: September & January
Indicative fee of 3/4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM173,120

4. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of -years (Full-time) (2019): RM135,200

5. Curtin University

Campus: Miri, Sarawak

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)(Honours)
General Intake: February & July
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM118,784

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