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Why is MQA accreditation important for studying in Malaysia?


Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accreditation for courses in Malaysia

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“We went to the fair organised by EduSpiral at Kinta Riverfront and got great advise. EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral and took us around APU to look at their campus.’
Jo Binn and Qi Leem from Samtet High School, now studying at APU

Accreditation is a formal recognition that a certificate, diploma or degree programme has attained the quality standards and criteria set by MQA and is in compliance with the MQF.

Institutions whose programmes have been accredited can use MQA recognition in their advertisements or any other statement. These programmes can be considered for recognition by the government for the purpose of employment in the public sector.

Accreditation is a status or achievement as a result of quality assessment by MQA. It is a commitment by MQA to all stakeholders in higher education i.e students, parents, employer that the programmes accredited by MQA is quality-assured.

It also a basis for other parties to recognise the programme for a variety of reasons. For example, the Public Service Department (PSD) will use this accreditation status to recognise the qualification for employment in the public service. Professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) will use the accreditation to recognized engineering graduates for registration as a professional engineers.

Accreditation status by MQA has many advantages. Besides being a benchmark for quality programme, it also has other advantages such as:-

  1. Students are eligible to apply for loan from funding agencies such as National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).
  2. Students are eligible to continue their studies in higher education institutions and obtain credit transfer.
    "EduSpiral talked to me to find out my interests and career goals. He took me to a few universities to tour the campuses to see which one fit me best. EduSpiral helped me choose the right course at the right university."  W. Jia Ping Studying Mass Communication at KDU University College

    “EduSpiral talked to me to find out my interests and career goals. He took me to a few universities to tour the campuses to see which one fit me best. EduSpiral helped me choose the right course at the right university.”
    W. Jia Ping
    Studying Mass Communication at KDU University College

    However, the final decision lies with the institution concerned.

  3. Students can be considered for employment in the public sector. In many cases, even private sector employer consider accredited programmes in their selection of graduates for employment.
  4. Institutions can franchise their accredited programmes to other institutions, subject to certain conditions.

Starting from 2007, MQA’s accreditation has no expiry date except for professional qualifications, which are usually accredited for 1 to 5 years. MQA’s accreditation is perpetual and the date of its commencement starts from the date of which a qualification is being accredited.

An accredited qualification is subject to a periodical maintenance audit. If the accreditation of a qualification is revoked, the cessation date will be displayed in the Malaysian Qualifications Register. Accredited qualifications under the National Accreditation Board of Malaysia (Lembaga Akreditasi Negara, LAN) will have validity period of 5 years.

Students wanting to check on the courses that are accredited by MQA may go to this link http://www.mqa.gov.my/mqr/english/eakrbyipts.cfm

The information above is taken from the MQA website and EduSpiral Consultant Services shall not be held liable for any changes in information subsequently. Students interested to find out about courses that are accredited by MQA at the top universities in Malaysia can contact me.

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Taking students on a campus tour of UCSI University and finishing off with counseling and registration

Taking students on a campus tour of UCSI University and finishing off with counseling and registration

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