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Bachelor of General Studies (Honours)

Offered by: UTM School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years (8 semester)
Part Time/Full TimeFull-time
Fees1,820.00 (Registration Fee) / 9,880.00 (First Semester) / 8,060.00 (Subsequent Semester)
Fees (International Student)2,770.00 (Registration Fee) / 11,160.00 (First Semester) / 8,390.00 (Subsequent Semester)
CampusJohor Bahru campus
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
AchievementAccreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, APEL (A)
Course Description

The Bachelor of General Studies is a new academic programme offered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The programme provides individuals with an opportunity to learn across five main areas. These include management, science, computing, technology and humanities, getting the best of higher education from all the faculties in UTM. Through a structured 4-year undergraduate curriculum, learners cultivate their lateral thinking to operate in a multidisciplinary environment. Therefore, this programme helps our undergraduates’ progress in government agencies and enterprise, pursuing their postgraduate studies as well as leading the change in industries, communities and societies.

With its seven faculties and over 29 schools, academies, and centres of excellence, students gain access to the best of talent and expertise in Johor Bahru campus. They will also be involved in active learning, which necessitates and helps those students who are taking individual roles in the learning process. This reflects on the connection between theory and practice within and across disciplines.

This special academic programme also offers flexibility for working professionals who are keen to upgrade and improve their skills, creating an excellent lifelong learning pathway.


Features

  • Do you prefer flexible learning?
    You are encouraged to design your own academic programme across interdisciplinary studies
  • Are you seeking for an individualized programme?
    Customize your academic programme in accordance with personal preferences to meet your professional goals
  • Are you looking at interdisciplinary programme?
    You can choose to enrol into a course relevant to your contemporary needs from a wide variety of concentration options
  • Having difficulty to design your career?
    Your academic and career advisor will ensure an individualized degree programme that will be formulated to fit competitive job opportunities
Curriculum

Programme Compulsory Courses

  • Computer Literacy
  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Principle of Management
  • Physics or Chemistry
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Research Methodology
  • National Integrity
  • Mathematic & Statistics

General Studies Elective Courses and Specialized Elective Courses

Students are free to enrol into courses as guided by the Academic and Career Advisor


Areas Of Concentrations

COMPUTING ..........................................................

  • Web Programming
  • Technology & Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Many more

SCIENCE ................................................................

  • Food Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Forensic Science
  • Many more

HUMANITIES ...........................................................

  • Educational Psychology
  • Co-curriculum Management, Sport and Games
  • Qawaid Fiqhiyyah
  • Many more

TECHNOLOGY ..........................................................

  • Commercial Equine Facilities Design and Management
  • Event and Competition Management
  • Rider Instructor Training
  • Many more

MANAGEMENT ..........................................................

  • Design and Creativity in Marketing
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and New Venture
  • R&D Innovation Management
  • Many more
Entry Requirements
Category Minimum Requirement General Requirement For SPM & MUET
Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for General Studies; AND Grade C (NGMP 2.00) for TWO (2) other Subjects Passed the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM/ Equivalent) with at least Credit in Bahasa Melayu/ Bahasa Malaysia

OR

Credit in Bahasa Melayu/ Bahasa Malaysia July Paper;

AND

Obtained at least Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Jayyid Level
MOE Matriculation/ Public Universities Foundation/ Private Universities Foundation or Equivalent CGPA ≥ 2.00
Diploma or Equivalent Obtained a Diploma or any other Equivalent Qualification Recognized by the Malaysian Government and Approved by the University Senate

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


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