SETARA 2013: The Best Universities in Malaysia Ranked by MQA


SETARA 2013: A Malaysian Ranking System of the Best Universities in Malaysia

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Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 & 2013 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 & 2013 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

First introduced in 2007, SETARA focuses on the quality of the teaching; it also gives some power back to the students by involving appraisals by students who will audit lecturers on several points including punctuality and satisfaction on the delivery of subjects.

The MQA Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia for 2013 (SETARA ’13) is the fourth rating exercise undertaken at the institutional level for universities and university colleges in Malaysia after the SETARA ’11, SETARA ’09 (using 2009 data) and SETARA 2007 (using 2006 data).

The resulting rating system uses a six-tier categorization with Tier 6 identified as “Outstanding” and Tier 1 as “Weak”.

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The position of the universities and university colleges in the respective tiers was based on their scores. It is a rating of the top universities in Malaysia.

Using a six-tier category, the SETARA Rating System ranges from:

Tier Six (Outstanding)

Tier Five (Excellent)

UCSI University has produced top A-Levels graduates

UCSI University is upgraded to Tier 5 Excellent Rating in the SETARA 2013

Tier Four (Very Good)

Tier Three (Good)

Tier Two (Satisfactory)

Tier One (Weak)

SETARA’13 evaluated 53 higher learning institutions (IPTs) in Malaysia. It serves as a measuring tool to assess the quality of teaching and learning, using the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes.

SETARA ’13 is a review exercise involving 54 universities and university colleges that participated.

Forty-two IPTs achieved Tier 5 (Excellent) and 11 obtained Tier 4 (Very Good). None achieved Tier 6 (Distinction).

7 universities which were ranked in Tier 4 in the SETARA 2011 were upgraded to Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 ranking. One university ranked in Tier 3 in the SETARA 2011 achieved Tier 4 in the SETARA 2013.

No university achieved Tier 6 (Outstanding) rating or Tier 3 and below.

 

Representing the Best Universities in Malaysia

Upon completion of the Diploma in Communication at HELP University, students can enter into the degree in Communication majoring in Marketing Communications, Public Relations or Media Studies

HELP University is rated Tier 4 or Very Good in the SETARA 2013

EduSpiral Consultant Services is proud to represent some of the best universities in Malaysia that are ranked Tier 5 and Tier 4 in the SETARA 2013 university ranking.

Students should note that ranking systems are just a guide and choosing the best university that fits you should take into consideration the course, lecturers’ experience, reputation & experience of the university, facilities, location, budget, student culture, student services, English-speaking student environment, and other factors.

How to choose the Best University in Malaysia to study at

Choosing the right university takes time to decide. You should visit the campus and talk to the staff and lecturers there.Check their facts to see what they say is true.

EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral to tour the universities in KL. They provided in depth information which helped me make the right decision for my career. Wen Hao, Biotechnology at UCSI University

EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral to tour the universities in KL. They provided in depth information which helped me make the right decision for my career.
Wen Hao, Biotechnology at UCSI University

See if the environment and facilities are good. EduSpiral Consultant Services takes students to visit the universities’ campuses to take them around for a tour and to give them in-depth counseling.

Some students choose their university because their friends are going there, or because their relatives said it was good, or the university was famous or glamourous.

Remember, you are choosing a university that will help to prepare you to work for the next 60 years of your life. If the university doesn’t equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills, you would get a low salary for the next 60 years of your life.

When making a decision, it is important to decide based on facts and evidence. Many students have told me that they chose a university because their auntie or uncle said that it was good.

But the question is, “What is their definition of good?” What is actually specifically good about the university?

When we ask these uncles and aunties this question, they would say because they have heard of the university before or someone told them that it was good. Now, that’s not a really good guide on choosing the university.

You must make your decisions based on facts and evidence, not on hearsay or gossip that is not supported by statistic, research, report or evidence.

Many students spend more time doing research to buy your mobile phone than on choosing the university. Don’t you think spending time doing research and asking the right people about the university that could determine your future is more important? Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car?

The best university in Malaysia may not be the best university for you. In order to choose the right university that best fits you, you have to look at a few important points:

Know yourself in order to choose the right university in Malaysia

Choose the university in Malaysia with the best facilities

  • The most expensive universities doesn’t mean that they are the best. The university should have adequate facilities in order to run the course.
  • If you do not have opportunities to work with the tools or equipment, you won’t get the training needed.

Choose a university with years of experience

  • An experienced university would be approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and have its courses accredited by
    After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I knew which course and university to join. They even picked me up from KL Sentral to drop me off at my hostel. Dexter Leung, A-Levels at HELP University

    After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I knew which course and university to join. They even picked me up from KL Sentral to drop me off at my hostel.
    Dexter Leung, A-Levels at HELP University

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  • The experienced university would have its courses accredited or recognised by the various professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, Pharmacy Board, Malaysian Medical Council, etc.
  • With years of experience, the university would have set in place systems that work, have networks with the industry, and the industry would know the university’s graduates.
  • Universities with experience have won awards or their students have won awards in the various fields of study thus providing evidence that the programme there is good.

Choose a university with an English-speaking student environment

How much is the budget you have to study in Malaysia?

  • Many students have no idea how much their parents have set aside for their studies. It is like going to test drive a BMW and then tell the sales person that you don’t have the money for it. Don’t take it as an insult but it will sure save a lot of time if you know how much your parents have set aside for your studies.
  • Do ask your parents how much they are willing to spend. You can take the PTPN Loan and your parents can withdraw from their EPF for your studies. If you don’t plan, you won’t get there.

EduSpiral Represents the Best Colleges and Universities in Malaysia

EduSpiral Consultant Services is an officially appointed representative of top universities and colleges in Malaysia to provide counselling and information on their courses. We get to know our students personally to guide them on making this life-changing decision from our years of experience in higher education through providing information that is supported by facts and evidence, and taking students to tour the campuses.

We have helped hundreds of students to choose the right course and university that best fit their needs. EduSpiral Consultant Services represents

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral Consultant Services, has more than 20 years of experience in counseling students and helping them change the world!

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral Consultant Services, has more than 20 years of experience in counseling students and helping them change the world!

top universities and colleges such as:

 

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We didn't know which college fit us, so, EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral and took us to visit 4 universities to help us make a wise decision. SMJK Kwang Hwa Klang students, now studying Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College KL

We didn’t know which college fit us, so, EduSpiral picked us up from KL Sentral and took us to visit 4 universities to help us make a wise decision.
SMJK Kwang Hwa Klang students, now studying Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College KL

on courses and universities in Malaysia & Singapore.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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EduSpiral seeks to offer information and advise on courses & careers and placement services to top private colleges & universities in Malaysia & Singapore. Our experienced consultants will share from years of counselling students to guide students personally on to the best possible career choice. The decision that you make now, can change your life forever....so make it wisely.

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