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by StudyMalaysia on December 16, 2016 | Top Stories

Studying for a home-grown Malaysian bachelor’s degree qualification

Are you planning to study for a bachelor's degree in Malaysia? There are a few types of qualifications offered by private universities and university colleges in this country. Generally, these are the types of qualifications that are offered by home-grown universities:              

  • Internal degree qualification
  • Joint award degree qualification
  • Dual-award degree programme

Internal degree qualifications are qualifications awarded by Malaysian home-grown private universities and university colleges which are approved by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. These courses are also duly accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Table: Examples of reputable private universities and university-colleges in Malaysia that offer quality home-grown bachelor’s degree programmes

No. Private university & university college

Year established

Location

1. Berjaya University College of Hospitality 2007 Kuala Lumpur
2. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences 2005 Selangor
3 First City University College 2015 Selangor
4. HELP University 2004/2011 Kuala Lumpur
5. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur 2003/2012 Kuala Lumpur
6. International University of Malaya-Wales 2013 Kuala Lumpur
7. Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College 2007 Kuala Lumpur
8. Management & Science University 2001/2007 Selangor
9. Manipal International University 2010 Negeri Sembilan
10. Multimedia University 1997 Selangor/Melaka
11. Nilai University 2007/2012 Negeri Sembilan
12. SEGi University 2008/2012 Selangor
13. Sunway University 2004/2011 Selangor
14. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College 1969/2013 Kuala Lumpur/Penang/Johor/Perak/Pahang/Sabah)
14. UCSI University 2003/2008 Kuala Lumpur/Terengganu/Sarawak
14. Universiti Tenaga Nasional 1999 Putrajaya/Pahang
15. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman 2002 Selangor/Perak

Source: Study in Malaysia Handbook (10th international edition, by Challenger Concept)

In joint degree undergraduate programmes, private HEIs and their partner universities jointly award one higher education qualification to students who successfully complete the programme. The joint degree programmes offered through the following collaborations are among the many examples.

  1. Sunway University and UK’s Lancaster University
  2. Asia Pacific University of Technology and UK’s Staffordshire University
  3. HELP University and Australia’s Flinders University jointly offer Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

In a dual-award degree programme, a student can pursue one degree programme and graduate with two degree qualifications (one degree certificate from the Malaysian university and the other from the overseas university-partner) at the cost of one degree, without leaving Malaysia.

Examples of some reputable home-grown universities that offer dual-award degree programmes:

  • SEGi University collaborates with University of Abertay Dundee, a British university, for the dual-award undergraduate degree programmes for accounting, business management, IT, and environmental technology
  • SEGi University collaborates with University of Sunderland, UK, for the dual-award undergraduate degree programmes for electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, hospitality management  and business
  • SEGi University collaborates with University of St Mark and St John, UK for the dual-award undergraduate degree programmes for education, mass communication, English & PR
  • SEGi University collaborates with University of Greenwich, UK for the dual-award undergraduate degree programme for civil engineering
  • Sunway University collaborates with Lancaster University, UK for the dual-award undergraduate degree programmes for accounting and finance, business studies, business management, marketing, communication, digital film production, IT, psychology and medical biotechnology

Sources for this article include:

  • Study in Malaysia Handbook (10th International Edition), published by Challenger Concept)
  • Education Guide Malaysia (14th Edition), published by Challenger Concept)
  • Information from various PHEIs

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