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AIMST University

Background

AIMST University has the distinction of being the first private university to be established in Kedah Darul Aman, and is a prestigious science and technology tertiary institution in the making that has strong research links with overseas universities and one that is poised to play an important role in spearheading the State's 2010 Vision. The University, which is committed to providing equal opportunities, is the brainchild of YB Dato' Seri S. Samy Vellu, the former Hon. Minister of Works and the former President of MIC, whose passion and unceasing commitment to give the Indian community and the nation at large, world-class degree programmes at truly affordable rates has won the hearts of all Malaysians.

The University which started operations barely ten years ago is already offering full-fledged undergraduate programmes in the areas of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Biotechnology, Management Information Systems, Business & Marketing, Finance & Management as well as postgraduate programmes such as MSc Biotechnology, Human Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Master of Business Administration (Health Care Management) and PhD in Biotechnology. In addition to this, the university also offers diploma programmes in physiotherapy, nursing and electrical and electronic engineering along with foundation programmes in science and business to give value-added options and opportunities to students The University boasts of enviable start-up facilities for its various courses and excellent student amenities, including accommodation, counseling services, a Student Health Clinic, gym and other sporting and recreational facilities.

Why Study at AIMST

AIMST offers several comparative advantages that continue to attract and inspire its students, both locally and overseas. Among these are :

  • A highly-professional faculty with strong research base and conversant with the needs of students as the creative workforce in a technologically fast- changing world has been hand-picked to deliver our degree programmes.
  • Low student to staff ratio provides a conducive learning and teaching environment with maximum interaction.
  • AIMST works closely with prestigious universities both locally and overseas in the design of course curricula and quality control systems.
  • AIMST prides itself in being relevant and modern - we are always upgrading our courses and syllabus to meet the changing needs of the industry.
  • Modern laboratories with state-of-the-art teaching and research equipment.
  • AIMST degree programmes in the science, engineering and IT fields incorporate valuable work experience in top-class companies not just in Kedah but also throughout the country, and optionally, overseas.
  • AIMST offers complementary taught modules on techno-preneurship, critical thinking, advanced English language skills, computer literacy, along with a host of personal enrichment courses which give all our programmes a distinct marketable appeal.
  • AIMST strongly believes that research and high quality teaching are inextricably bound together and that this ethos should underpin all its courses.
  • AIMST provides student services on a 24 hour basis.
  • AIMST offers guaranteed accommodation for all students at the lowest rates in the country.

AIMST is a private university offering programmes in the fields of medicine and health sciences, applied sciences, engineering, and business. The curricula for most of its degree programmes are drawn from prestigious overseas universities including the University of Bristol, UK.

In addition to the degree programmes, AIMST also offers foundation programmes in science and business. Students who have completed their SPM or have equivalent qualifications can enrol in the foundation programmes before proceeding to degree studies. AIMST degree programmes, which are conducted in English, are also open to international students.We welcome a multiethnic and multinational student population that will enrich student campus life and foster a vibrant academic environment at AIMST.

Academic Strengths

Presently, AIMST has the distinction of being the first technical university in Kedah and the first among the private sector universities in the country that has included several branches of science among its taught disciplines. This strongly reflects the University's philosophy that future technology is based on today's science, and that without the support of science, technology cannot be fully exploited. The University takes pride in its full fledged undergraduate and postgraduate, diploma and foundation courses.

AIMST strongly believes that high quality research and teaching are inextricably bound together and that this ethos should underpin all of its postgraduate course offerings. Students enrolled for the postgraduate courses, irrespective of whether they are following taught or research programmes, will come into contact with high profile experts in their fields. The option to follow a part-time course of study will only be limited to selected postgraduate diploma programmes. All other courses conducted by the University are on a full-time basis.

To strengthen interaction between AIMST staff and professionals in the industry, commerce and the public sector, as well as to ensure that research and consultancy work in the University are in niche areas that can also benefit from the latest insights, three specialist centres will be immediately established. They are the Centre for Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Services, the Advanced Technology Centre, and the Bioinformatics Centre. Support staff for these Centres will be drawn from the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences; Engineering and Computer Technology, and Applied Sciences.

The University fully subscribes to the tenets of the K-economy, asserting that knowledge is the key contributor to economic growth and wealth creation as well as the basis of comparative advantage in the dawning era of globalisation. Towards this end, the university pledges to continue its efforts of attracting top quality tenured and associate staff both locally and overseas from time to time to conduct and develop its teaching and research programmes. It will also in the course of its development, forge strategic links with a number of regional and international centres of excellence as well as with the industry at large in promoting the identification and delivery of competitive programmes.

Programme Outline

Diploma Programmes (MQA Accredited)

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy (3 yrs)
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics (2½ yrs

Undergraduate Programmes (MQA Accredited)

  • MBBS - (5 yrs)
  • B.Dental Surgery (5 yrs)
  • B.Pharmacy (Hons) (4 yrs)
  • BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology (3 yrs)
  • BEng. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics (4 yrs)
  • BSc. (Hons) in Business & Marketing (3½ yrs)
  • BSc. (Hons) in Finance & Management (3½ yrs)
  • BSc. (Hons) in Management Information Systems (3½ yrs

Postgraduate Programmes (MQA Accredited)

  • MSc. Biotechnology
  • MSc. Human Anatomy
  • MSc. Medical Physiology
  • MSc, Medical Biochemistry
  • MSc. Medical Microbiology
  • Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
  • PhD Biotechnolog

Foundation Studies (MQA Accredited)

  • Foundation Studies (Science) (1yr)
  • Foundation Studies (Business) (1yr)

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

Financial Aid
The University assists in obtaining financial aid for students through a number of agencies. Degree students are eligible to apply for the PTPTN loan through our Student Affairs Division (applicable for Malaysian students only). Loans from commercial banks are also available.

Student Counselling and Support Services
The on-campus counselling service aims to contribute to the welfare and well-being of the student population. Our professionally trained Student Counsellors provide individuals and groups counseling, career services and disability support.

Student Affairs
The Student Affairs Division is responsible for catering to the needs and welfare of students and covers all aspects related to student development. It oversees the development and management of student activities via societies and clubs and through events such as sports, cultural and debating activities.

Healthcare
The AIMST Student Health Clinic has been set up to provide routine medical care for students and staff alike.

Student Activities & Recreation

At AIMST we encourage students to not only excel academically but also to actively involve themselves in extra-curricular activities. The Main Campus allows students to do just that. The Sports complex comprises an international standard track and field, an indoor stadium complete with badminton courts, squash courts, both indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a gym plus an olimpic-sized swimming pool.

Prayer Rooms
Two large functionally designed prayer rooms, one for men and the other for women, are available for Muslim staff and students to perform their religious obligations.

International Students Office
Our International Student Office provides several services for overseas students, some of which are visa processing, arranging student permits, counselling and advice on financial aid resources.

Food
The AIMST Cafeteria provides catering for staff and students. Our cafeteria serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian halal food and we have a wide selection of dishes on the menu, which includes both local and western cuisine. The cafeteria is also equipped with modern, comfortable seating areas, vending machines and a student shops providing various quick snacks and light refreshments. An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is also available at the cafeteria for the convenience of students and staff population on campus.

Accommodation
The Student Residence located within our Main Campus at Semeling is ideally suited to cater to the students, basic everyday needs. Each apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and ample bath facilities. These apartments range from 4 students to a room, 3 students to a room, 2 students to a room and single occupancy rooms. Laundry and transport services are also available. A mini-market, an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and a hair saloon is also available for the convenience of students and staff. Health and safety concerns of hostellers are ensured through the services of well-trained security / wardens.

Address :
AIMST University
Semeling Campus, Batu 3 1/2, Bukit Air Nasi
Jalan Bedong-Semeling
08100 Bedong
Kedah
Tel : 604-429 8000
Fax : 604-429 8007
Website : http://www.aimst.edu.my

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