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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration2 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)37,500
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyCommunication & Broadcasting

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism.

Course Description

This programme caters for students who wish to develop a successful career in the journalism and media industry. With industry driven content, the programme offers a teaching and experiential learning experience that prepares students with enhanced and progressive skills for professional media reporting. With a focus on an enriching learning experience, the programme prepares students for a challenging and fast evolving media world. The programme also explores the local Malaysian and global media context to produce graduates that are highly employable in the industry. 

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Chinese Writing for the Mass Media OR Introduction to Drama
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Writing for the Electronic Media
  • Fundamentals of Web Design
  • Translation for Media
  • Malaysia: Cultural & Religious Practices
  • Basic Audio and Video Production
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Media Ethics
  • Photojournalism
  • Chinese Creative Writing OR Creative Writing
  • Malaysian Constitutional Framework and Policies
  • Communication Law
  • Copy Editing
  • Production & Publication
  • Media in Malaysia
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Podcasting

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

Integrative English, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Progressive English, Integrity and Anti Corruption, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism OR Bahasa Kebangsaan A*(is compulsory
for students without Credit in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level), *Co-curricular

*compulsory Co-Curricular Course is taken in the semesters stated in programme structure in student’s programme handbook.

Entry Requirements
  1. SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects
  2. O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects
  3. UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects
  4. Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA or relevant Skilled/Technical/Vocational Certificate recognised by the Malaysian Government

Compulsory subject:

(1); (2) and (3) must include SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in English Language


  1. SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
  2. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

June & November

Career Prospects
  • Journalists 
  • Writers 
  • Reporters 
  • Copy Editors 
  • Editors 
  • Communications Executive 

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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