Helping Students after SPM or IGCSE/ O-Levels in Malaysia to Choose the Best Course
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The time after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels can be confusing for some students as you may not be equipped to choose the right course to study for your Pre-University or Diploma leading to the Degree. With so many courses and education pathways out there, it will take time and effort for you to find out which is the best one to take. In addition, parents, relatives and friends are all giving advise, whether good or bad, and contributing to the confusion. The best course to study is one that fits your interest and academic skills. It is also a course that has future high job demand with a high salary. Well, don’t worry, read through the article below, and if you need more help, please do contact me at 01111408838 for free course counselling.
Having worked in the private education industry for more than 20 years, I have counselled thousands of Malaysians students in finding the right course that fits their personality, academic ability, budget and career choice so that they have a successful future. I have worked in the private education industry in marketing and communications therefore I have garnered knowledge and experience about the many courses and private colleges out there. Having conducted market research, this helps in being able to identify the right private university that would fit the student.
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Choosing the Best Course to Study in Malaysia
Choosing the right course after high school or Pre-University can be confusing. Other than interest in the course, students must research carefully the course for its job demand and salary in Malaysia or globally if you want to work overseas. You don’t want to choose a course and then find out that there is no job demand for it or that the salary is too low without much career prospects.
To choose the best course to study in Malaysia, you have to ask yourself the following questions:
- Look at your results – what are your best & worst subjects, and which subjects are your favourite?
- What are your interests & hobbies?
- What is your passion?
- Talk to the counsellors at the private universities to find out in detail about the curriculum of the course to see which one best fits you.
- What is your budget? Discuss the budget for your studies with your parents. A Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme will cost from RM10,000 to RM50,000 while a degree at a private university will cost from RM50,000-RM100,000 for a business course to RM130,000 for a Pharmacy course. To study overseas for degree will cost from RM150,000 to RM200,000 a year including cost of living. If this is out of your budget, then you should consider taking the STPM and going for Public University. If you do not have the finances to study at private universities, then just go for STPM. Note that STPM is extremely tough and takes 2 years of your time. You may not get the degree of your choice when entering into Public University.
- Job demand for the career of choice. There is no point in choosing a course out of passion and then graduate to find out that you cannot get a job in that field.
- Salary of the career of choice
If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counsellor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever. You can contact us for a free career test to help you understand yourself better so that you are able to make the right decision.
Talk to the Best Education Counsellor in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels
Why am I telling you this? Well, it is important that when you ask for help, you ask the right people. You won’t ask a Doctor on how to repair your car right? Therefore, in making this life changing decision, it is important to ask experienced and knowledgeable people who are interested in your future.
I enjoy helping students find their right place at the college of choice. I love helping students and their families navigate the college and career search process. With thousands of career options and about 500 private colleges & universities out there, it can be a confusing and stressful process.
There are so many different steps involved in applying to college, and I hope to provide clear direction and simplify the process.
EduSpiral gets to know who you are so we can advise you how to choose the best course that fits you
- We review the student’s high school profile, all high school transcripts, projected courses, extracurricular activities, awards, hobbies, interests and outstanding talents.
- Then we discuss the factors that are most important to the student in identifying appropriate colleges & universities that would fit you
- We assist to develop priorities for college selection, including courses of study, location, size, extracurricular opportunities, and many other factors
- Ensure that the student’s interests and achievements are carefully matched with appropriate colleges and universities in Malaysia
- We arrange for a meeting at a relevant private university or college to discuss about the courses that would suit you. We will also take you around the university to tour the campus facilities and explain about what you would study in these courses. This will help you to visualise what it’s like.
- We will arrange for the lecturers to talk to you as well to give you insight into the course.
- With our extensive knowledge of the courses and career, we will share with you on which education path would best suit you.
Top Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Course in Malaysia
START WITH THE COURSE
- What are the courses offered at the university? Diploma, Foundation, Degree, etc
- Is the course popular at that college or university?
- Have the students or lecturers from the particular course won any awards?
- Check the Entry requirements (Branch campuses in Malaysia have higher entry requirements)
Accreditation & Recognition of the Courses in Malaysia
Recognition and accreditation by the various professional bodies are also important depending on the course such as theYou should check that the courses at the university are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Audit (MQA) and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.
- Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
- Pharmacy Board
- Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)
- Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)
- Nursing Board
- Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)
- Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
- Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia
- Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Society of Actuaries (SOA)
- Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (iFoA)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Course from Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)
- Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)
DOes THE Course PREPARE YOU FOR THE FUTURE WORK FORCE
- Are the subjects in the degree programme that will prepare you for the future work force?
- Does the university have seminars or activities to equip you with the necessary skills for the future job?
- Do they have Internship and co-op programs during the diploma or degree?
- Subjects offered in the Pre-University (Pre-U) Programme. Do they help you to achieve your undergraduate academic goals. Does the subject combinations allow you to enter your university and degree of choice.
- Does the university organise job fairs regularly to expose students to the future employers so that you can get a job easily.
- Do they invite speakers from the industry to share about their experiences as well as about the career?
- Do they have seminars to develop your soft skills?
QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED LECTURERS
- What are their qualifications?
- How many years of experience in teaching?
- Are the lecturers full time? If most of them are part time, then you may not have access to the lecturers to discuss about your course
- What is the faculty to student ration?
- Ask your friends who have studied there for their opinion. Ask your friends who are currently studying there as well.
Choosing the Best Course to Study in Malaysia
Choosing the right course to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared. With the wide variety of courses available to a student, the time after secondary school can be a confusing one if not guided properly by an experienced and knowledgeable education counselor.
It can be confusing for students to choose the right major for their undergraduate degree studies in Malaysia. Preparations should have been made even before this time but fear not it is still not too late if you have not decided on a career path. It is important for you to research carefully the career that you intend to pursue.
Students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels would need to go through some sort of a Pre-University programme before entering into the degree course. Therefore, you still have about 1 to 1.5 years in your Pre-U programme to really figure out what to study for your degree.
Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university.
Some of the Best Courses to Study in Malaysia
Best Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia
- Foundation programmes by private universities in Malaysia
- Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Malaysia
- University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) UK A-Levels
- Edexcel International Advanced Level UK A-Levels
- South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International
- Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
- American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)
- Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
- Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education Malaysia
Which are the Best Degree Courses to Study in Malaysia?
When choosing the right course to study in Malaysia, one important criteria that students after SPM or IGCSE/O-Levels should look at is the future job demand. Choosing to study a course that has future potential high job demand and salary would ensure that you have a higher chance of a successful career that would support your lifestyle goals.
As the digital economy grows, Malaysia must be prepared to choose jobs that will be in demand in the future as well as still exist. 75 million job roles are expected to disappear by 2022 according to the “Future of Jobs Report 2018” by the World Economic Forum,. Furthermore, another 133 million roles are expected to emerge.
The youth unemployment rate in Malaysia, at 10.9 percent officially, is more than triple the national rate of 3.3 percent and has been gradually rising over the past decade. Unemployed youth make up almost 60 percent of the 504,000 currently unemployed. The prime reason for graduate youth unemployment is the mismatch of graduate qualifications with the country’s workforce needs. Graduate unemployment was 9.6 percent or 204,000 at the end of 2018.
Graduates being left behind, possess outdated information and lacking in relevant skills required by the industry, thus contributing to the rising unemployment rate. Therefore, if you don’t plan carefully, you may end up studying a course that has no job demand after you graduate. This would be an incredible waste of your time and money.
Here are the courses with future high job demand that our research show as having some of the greatest potential for students to choose.
Computing & Information Technology (IT)
- Cyber Security
- Data Science or Data Analytics
- Artificial Intelligence (Ai) or Intelligent Systems
- Cloud Computing
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Computer Science
- Software Engineering or Programming
- Information Technology (IT) or Information Communications Technology
- Mobile Computing
- Network Computing
- Games Development
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
- Telecommunications Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
Accounting & Financial Services
- Accounting & Finance
- Actuarial Science
- Banking & Finance
- Financial Technology (Fintech)
Business & Marketing
- Digital Marketing
- Human Resource Management (HRM)
- Logistics Management
- Supply Chain Management
Communications & Social Sciences
- Mass Communication
- Public Relations
- Advertising & Brand Management
- Film, TV, Video or Broadcasting
- Health Sciences
- Biomedical Science
- Medical Lab Technology (MLT)
- Medical Imaging
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Multimedia Design
- Visual Effects
- Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR)
- Game Design
809 thoughts on “What is the Best Course to study after SPM / IGCSE O-Levels in Malaysia?”
Is there a job that combines psychology and journalism?
You can consider Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Marketing Communication or Digital Marketing.
If my spm result just get straight b ,I also not come from a rich family.And I’m interest at business course,what college that suitable for me and I should take foundation or diploma programme?
It depends on your budget, so ask your parents first how much they have set aside for your studies. Then, we can see which university fits you. Please WhatsApp to me at 01111408838 your full name, email and IC number for more details.
To become a psychologist
What subjects do I have to master?
And what subjects to you need to master for what purpose? Subjects in SPM?
Hi there, I’m a science stream student with ICT as my additional subject. I’m currently awaiting my result for SPM on 2017 and i would like some advise on what course should i take. I’m very confident that my Mathematics, English and ICT will get an A. For the rest it could be credit or at least a D. If so, what course would suit my best subject? Can i take the course right after SPM without going for A Level of STPM?
Since you are good in ICT and Maths, you can consider studying computing. But you should choose a good university to study at so that you can gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number for more details. Or you can WhatsApp me at 01111408838
I hab a Problem choosing University, There are Too Many to choose from
It takes time and effort to choose the right university to study at
Can i use thé number 601111408838 for personal questions ?
Yes, you may WhatsApp us on that number
Oh.. So éven if i am not à citizen, i am allowed to apply ,you are very caring to Answer Me this instant
We can advise you on who to contact for international student placement
I want to be a psychologist in the university outside my country, is it OK if I do not follow any of the course for example like stpm, I just want to apply as soon as possible and I have a problem choosing university too
It depends on what the requirements are for the university outside your country that you are interested in.
Hello, I am an art stream student. I want to study digital animation. Does it acquire add maths?
No, it doesn’t require add maths. You will need at least 3 credits in SPM. You can email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number for more details.
hi. i am science stream student and i am getting my spm results soon 2017 but i still could not decide what courses to study. Need advices please…but i am interested with medical like doctor…but what if when i get my results soon, i don’t deserved to take medical. how i want to choose in the same courses (medical)or other courses that suitable for me…(but i like medical courses)
You need at least 5Bs to enter into Foundation and then into medicine or pharmacy. You can consider nursing.
Hi. Im a sub-science student and ICT as my additional subject. i will be facing my spm in mere 3 months. I am sure i will be able to score 7As, 1B and 1D. The course that im planning to take is political science and im not sure if i am qualified for that course as i am a science student and i do not take economic, perdagangan and etc.I am able ti get an A+ for chemistry and maths. People told me tht i shld take engineering instead of political science but i have absolutely no interest in science because i sometimes feel like killing myself when i study any science subjects lol. But i sure do enjoy reading and doing maths question. Please help me on what university, programmes and courses i shld enroll to. And if i were to take political science, is the job prospects are wide or is it very limited and ill end up being unemployed in the future? please help. thank you.
Private universities do not offer political science so you have to either go to public university or overseas. Political science is to go into politics in Malaysia, so you have to decide for yourself if that is worth it.
after SPM i wanna be a lawyer,what should i take ?
STPM or A-Levels
I pass in bm and sej got 3 credit in spm and 1 of them are science what courses should i take?
You can consider diploma programmes in business, mass communication, hospitality, culinary or design
Hiii…if I am gonna take art stream in my form6, can I apply for clinical psychology degree in local university later?
Yes, you can apply. Whether you get it or not is another matter
Hi,i’m a commerce stream student,can i take nursing course?
Anyone can guide me what to do after spm if i want to take psychology?
You take Foundation in Arts and then into the Degree in Psychology.
Hi there, I just got my SPM result, I got all As in science subjects and mathematics, but the only science subject I like is Biology. From my working experience, I like business in marketing as I’m a person who are good at communicating and sell products, but I do not have any basic about business as I’m a science stream student, but I like Biology and Marketing at the same time. So which course shall I consider?
Take the Foundation in Science, you have 1 year to decide which one
What about AUSMAT? Will it be a better choice for me?
AUSMAT is a tough course and if you plan to go to Australia, would be a good choice.
hi there, I am 18 and I had received my SPM results… I wish to continue my study in Singapore. Is there any course or uni that I am qualified? I am interested in medicine or engineering… Thank you.
Take the A-Levels or STPM first
I just got my spm result, n I really confused what courses should I take..i want to take courses like pharmacy and dentist..do my result possible for it?
here’s my result
A (Math, Sejarah, Moral)
B+ (Bahasa Melayu, Chemistry)
B (Biology, Physic)
C (English for science and technology)
You need at least 5Bs in Sciences and Maths to enter into Pharmacy or Dentistry
Sir, my teen got 1A,1B,2C,2D,2E in spm science stream. She prefer a course w/more calculations. ..than byheart. what course n college can u recommend ? Is MDIS in Singapore ok kah?? How’s the fees ? Recornised ? TQ.very much.
She needs 5Cs to join the Diploma at MDIS
Hi, I had received my SPM results and still planning on which pre-u to take but I’m sure that I wanted to pursue Social Science for a degree. Should I take on Science stream or Arts for A Levels / STPM for it? (I am still not sure but might be taking STPM) Thank you!
Foundation in Arts. For more details please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number
guys… i just finished stpm.. n get 2,84.. i dont know i can get a local uni.. is there any chances for me to get a local uni
I don’t know. We only do IPTS, not IPTA
I’m interested in psychology but i got a D for my addmaths.will it affect me?
For Psychology major, additional credits are required for a mathematics and a science subject & pass English at SPM/O-Level
so if i got an A for modern mathematics and the rest but a D for my addmaths,i can still take psychology right?
I am not sure. You should take an English course first and write your question clearly.
i didn’t do well spm !b 1D 4E 2G
You can take the Certificate course or resit your SPM
Hello. I’m Dennis.
I recently got my SPM results today which is 3A (English, Science, Mathematics) 1B (Moral) 3C (BM, History & Arts) and 1D (Perdagangan).
I had a long talk with my family and until now, i still have no particular aim in my career other than my interest in music. But at the same time, i felt like taking computer science as a career just to make a living. I am not sure whether i should pursue what i want for my interest or should i just take computer science for the sake of money since i do not come from a particularly wealthy family.
Without money who is going to buy food for you to keep playing your music? You can always focus on your music after work and during weekends
hello.im 18 years old and im interested in foundation courses for medicine.can you help me please
Normally students will enter into Foundation in Science and then into the medical programme. You can consider UCSI University or HELP University
Hello I’m taking my SPM result soon . I need some advice for the course ,should I take major in software engineering minor in finance or major in finance minor in software engineering or both in major .
I’m interest in both of this course but I don’t know how to manage them . But before these which foundation should I take ?
You can take Foundation in Arts. In Malaysia, you cannot take Software with minor in Finance or vice-versa. You either take the degree in Finance or degree in Software Engineering.
Which uni/col best in Finance except Asia Pacific university ?
Heriot-Watt University, Curtin University Sarawak, UCSI University, HELP University and KDU University College
Hi . I am a science stream student and i am getting my spm results soon but i still could not decide what courses to study. Need advices from you guys
You can go to our EduSpiral Career Assessment Form and fill that out and we will contact you to discuss what course suits you best
Hey I’m talking spm this year
By the way I love to study.. about wildlife… wildlife photography or field work
After my spm i would like to take a course
And I want to work at oversees
Like in natgeowild… what do I do
You can study to become a veterinarian
Hey there , so I’d like to ask for advice. So I’m 18 this year n i finished my spm last year. I was a science student and I took account as an additional subject. But I have been interested in the arts for as long as i can remember. I really wanna take Music or English Lit but my family is more scientific based and that’s a prob. I don’t wanna spend my life regretting taking a bussiness or science degree but I’m afraid if i take the arts I might be financially doomed throughout my adult life.and my dad’s been talking about sending me to taking Alevel but honestly I’d like to study the arts. what should i do?
I am not sure why studying arts one would be financially doomed. That’s a bit dramatic based on what facts? Thousands of people have succeeded in career in business and the arts.
Hi, i was really interested to join the A-level programmed and want to pursue my studies in medicine so that i can be a doctor one day..can you suggest me the best college or University that offer A-level programmed which has the best lab facilities,hostel,library,etc…
HELP Academy, KDU College, KDU University College Penang and UCSI University
hello,I am 17 this year and will sit for SPM. I am a science-stream student.I have been wondering either should or shouldn’t I drop my add mt subject? i thought of applying for Interior Architectural or Architecture or Designs after SPM? does these courses required Add Mt? I actually thought of dropping Add Mt and replaced it with Art (since the I.A course required me to pass in Art Test) .. What do you think will be the best for me? is it either : dropping add mt and replaced it with art , or , not to drop it?
You do not need add maths for Interior Architecture or Architecture or design courses.
Can i know ,which courses is better between medicine and pharmacy?
I am not sure how one course would be better than the other. There is no such thing.
It is really helpful and I can know more better about the courses I would like to take. Thank you!
I am interested in medical or engineering. Pls advise should i choose A-level or foundation in science. Which university offer twining course for medical. And which university offers scholarship for medical. What are the grading needed to apply for scholarship.
To study medicine it is better to go for A-Levels. One only applies for scholarship after the A-Levels, so there is no point for me to tell you which universities offer the scholarships since you can only apply for them after your Pre-U. Scholarships for medical courses are very few and competitive.
Hello i’m interested in Art & design area and I want to take either Graphic Design or Interior Design.. but my parents told me to study something related to Science since I am from a science-stream classes. What should I decide on?
You should choose what you want to study since you are the one who is going to work in this career for the rest of your life
Hi, I’m interested in culinary arts and business management but I dont know which one should I choose. I would like to open my own business. So, should learn culinary arts then learn about business on my own when I want to open my business or should learn business then learn about anything in culinary on my own, going to classes maybe?
You can go for the Diploma in Culinary Arts. Some diploma courses have business subjects in there which would help you in understanding how to open your own business.
Hi , I’m a science stream form 5 student .I want to ask whether i can study ADTP with my school result(not SPM , but will face spm sooner), but my result ain’t that good . Here’s my result
I know ,it’s very terrible but just need to know whether i can be accepted …
or which subject i need to strive to reach the requirement ,so that i can focus the subject in SPM
Thank You ,
You will need at least 5 credits to study the ADP. However, with the current exchange rate, you will need to budget about RM200,000 a year to study in the USA.
Hi,I only took General Science during my SPM and also Diploma Holder in Nursing.May i know can i study food science and nutrition?Thanks
You will need to have Chemistry, Biology and Maths
what subject should I pass in SPM for Mechanical Engineer
You will need 5 credits in SPM including Maths and Physics
when you say math.. it should be addmath or mathmodern ?
Either one is accepted
Hi. Im a science stream student. Im going to sit for my spm this year(2015). If i want to take tesl, what are the requirements needed? Do i have to pass all my science subject?
Or do i need credits?
You need at least 3 credits with pass in BM and Sejarah to join a diploma course
You need at least 5 credits to join the Foundation in TESL
Hi, im a science stream student and taking spm this year. I have a lot of interest in many kind of jobs so im quite confused right now as im afraid to choose the wrong course. the course that in my consideration would be chemical engineering, accounting and business, hospitality and hotel management. im not a student that can afford A-level or foundation. im trying to apply for matriculation but no idea what to choose and which location to choose, can i have some suggestion pls?
what kind of job for chemical engineering in Malaysia? Is the three course i choose have high demand job in Malaysia as well?
You can read more about Chemical Engineering careers in my blog. Just type “Chemical Engineering” in the Search box.
We only assist students with IPTS or private universities. For IPTA you consider Matriculation or STPM. You do not need to worry which course to take yet as you have 2 years in STPM to decide.
hi, if i did not study spm can i take a-level ? because feel that studying spm is wasting time.
All, Pre-University courses require students to have SPM or O-Levels for entry
Hi, I am now looking for a courses for my son who got 1 credit and fail BM and Sejalah he has sit for the second time and still can’t pass the two subject may i know is there any short courses or any vocational school he can go for we plan to send me to study Interior Design if he can because we are doing a construction and Engineering business. Please advise.
What courses is he interested in and which subject did he get credit for?
hello, am i able to transfer my foundation programme credit hours to another foundation programme of another university?
It is possible but depends from university to university.
Hello, is it possible to enter ADP biomedical engineering if i only got one credit out of three sciences for SPM?
You will need at least 5 credits including the sciences
Hi, i’ll be sitting for my SPM this year. Can i study engineering if I’m an arts stream student? Which college offers engineering courses that don’t require the 3 sciences? Im interested in taking engineering degree overseas after that..
You can join the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering at certain colleges with at least 3 credits including Maths and General Science with passes in BM and Sejarah. For more details, you may email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number.
Hye i was a science stream student in SPM, and continued my studies in Foundation in Engineering. Now the problem is i recently graduated from the foundation course and my result is well below par. I am trying to apply for UPU but i think its pointless. My father told me to take diploma in maritime transportation instead, first i thought it was worth the try but i think its not the course for me. I would want to continue in engineering but is it a good choice ? Cause i’ve heard stories that engineers is a little too mainstream nowadays and if an individual grads from engineering course it would be hard for him or her to get a job. I don’t know if i’m actually good at engineering studies, but to be an engineer or a doctor was always my goal. I can’t be a doctor since i don’t have the qualification. I’m in a dilemma should i just take a leap of faith and try again to be an engineer or should i just take something else and start over ?
According to reports, engineers are still in demand in Malaysia. I am not sure what you mean by mainstream or from what reliable source you received that information.
I am from art stream i want to study forensic Science . Is it possible ?? or need to study overseas and my friend said that he is from Science stream but he wants to study Design is it possible . Need advice ASAP!!!
Hey there . I’ll be taking my SPM in 2015 , I’m a science stream student . Just wondering , if I want to pursuea my studies oversea( Hopefully UK ).Should I take A-level or foundation in Malaysia ???Then if I has finish my study in A-level or foundation at Malaysia , can I transfer to any university or college in UK ?? I would probably choose Software engineer as my main option . Thanks
If you want to go to the UK, then it is recommended to take the A-Levels. Or you can do the Foundation and then enter Year 1 degree before transferring to the UK for the final 2 years. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the course of interest, your full name as per IC and mobile number. I will send you all the details.
hi im saravanan here,
a friend of mine is in arts stream
he want do basic engineering courses after spm
so i want ur help
wat courses he can study?
He will need at least a credit in Maths and Science to join the Diploma in Engineering.
Hello, Im Thana Here 🙂
I Got only 1 Credit In Spm ( Science B)
I Already Finish My Studies Diploma in Information System (DKM) But, i wanna do CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. Can i do That course with one credit?
Yes, you can.
Hello, I don’t know what course should I take..Can give me some suggestions? Thanks ya 🙂
My spm result :
BM – B
BI – B
PM – A-
SEJ – A-
MATH – A-
SC – A
ADDMATH – B
AKAUN – D
ICT – B+
It also depends on your interests and hobbies. Please email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number to discuss further.
what can a SPM 3C with a very social n cunning behaviour study? Tq
Cunning behavior? You can consider mass communication or hotel management
This is my SPM results: Please advise me on my possible courses.
Additional Math: A+
Modern Math: A
It also depends on your interests, hobbies, and passion.
I am messed up now….What I know is that I want to be in the science stream (No medical) .I like shapes,and to build and create things, think of ways to solve certain problems.I always score real high in my non verbal test, quite high in Quantitative and low in my verbal test.I thought about engineering (civil , management and environmental) but am afraid that I might pick the wrong courses or even the wrong subject.
My results in SPM are:
English and Math ~ A+
Physics,Chemistry , Add Math~ A-
BM, Biology~ B+
Should I consider A levels? Is my result even good enough for that? (=_=)||
I am not sure what you mean by verbal test as there are no verbal tests in the SPM except for Lisan. If you like to build and create things, you can consider mechanical engineering, civil engineering or architecture. Or go to my website at http://www.eduspiral.com and do the Career Assessment Test. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number for more details.
hello there, im a spm leaver and had got quit satisfying result as stated:
moral,bi and tamil sastera:A
i also applyed for a local matriculation program.. the prob is.. i had interest in pursuing studies in medicine but refused cuz incapable in coping with stress and long working hours… im confused here… can u plz help me out with this….
im interested in stress-free careers and that has high demand in malaysia… which degree course should i choose???
You want to study medicine but don’t want stress? If you want a stress free job with high demand, maybe you just stay at home and sleep.
i m science stream student i got 3as n credits in my sc subj. i m intrested in optometry or psychology courses but i already done my pre u programme in a private college so im little confused on which college is best for these course n even im woried on which course hvin gud opportunity in future.. cud u pls help me! thnx
You have to submit the Pre-U for evaluation for entry into the course. It also depends on your budget and which course you want. You can email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number for more information.
well I’m actually from accounting stream and i want to ask is that i can’t choose courses that is Science stream subjects . then can i able to choose IT courses ?? Pls I need ur advice
n by the way is it that if i enter foundation in Science that means that I can take Biosciences Subject??
Not possible to enter Foundation in Science from Arts stream.
Yes, you need maths to study IT.
this is my spm result.. bm-A,bi-A,sej-A,moral-A,maths-B+,add maths-D,biologi-C+,fizik-C,Kimia-E.
You can consider business, accounting, mass communication, psychology, design, or IT
Hello, this is my SPM results
Sejarah : A+
Maths, Biology, BM, BI : A
BC, Moral : A-
Physics, Chemi : B+, B
I actually plan to go for Law or Psychology but due to financial problem so idk what to do(i have applied scholarship but dunno whether can get it or not), so if i do not get any scholarship and i go for STPM are they any local UNI that offer this programme? Or any suggestion on what to study based on my result?
Your results are not that great to get a full scholarship. First you have to figure out your budget and then you will know where to study. If finance is a problem then just go Form 6. You don’t need to worry what the local uni offers because you have 2 years to decide what to study.
If I’m planning to start my foundation studies (In arts), is this will be a wiser choice than STPM? As you’ve stated that STPM leavers can’t choose the course that they want for. So, if one has to take STPM, then will this person has to think about future? I’m a guy which is getting confused whether in which field am I suitable in. If foundation courses are much better than STPM, so in which institute should I study in? Glad, to have the PTPTN loan for national students to further their studies.
Going into private university also means choosing a university where the students communicate well in English so that we can improve ourselves for a better future. I don’t understand what you mean by a person taking the STPM doesn’t need to think about the future. IF you are confused, then talk to a counselor and take a career test. First of all, do you have the budget to study Foundation and Degree in private universities? If you don’t have the budget, then the answer is simple, take Form 6.
Can i know whether is it valid to apply an oversea unuversity using foundation result? For an example study foundation in malaysia and use it to apply studying oversea
Ask the university that you plan to take the Foundation at which are the universities that recognise their Foundation.
hye !!in order to do engineering is it better to do diploma or foundation??
It depends on your budget, results, and whether the university offers diploma or not.
ok tq if i want to take foundation which uni or college is the right choice to take
I don’t know. Depends on what you want to study in the degree and how much your budget is.
This is my SPM results: Please advise me on my possible courses.
Math/accounts/Science – C
English/Perdagangan – E
Sejarah/ BM – D
You can go for a Diploma in Accounting or IT
I’m a spm leaver 2014 and I’m interested in studying and taking a diploma in mechanical engineering but I cant decide which public university/college to study.Need some suggestions. Ty.My SPM results are:
We don’t do IPTA
Hi Eduspiral, just got my SPM result and i got 9As.A+ for physics,maths and chemistry and the rest got A..is actuarial science or chemical engineering better? is there a surplus of chemical engineer in Malaysia??will i end up unemployed in the future if i choose engineer?? Thanks
No reports of surplus of engineers. Chemical Engineering has good prospects. Whether or not you can get a job depends on your knowledge, skills, communication skills, command of the English language and luck.
This is my SPM result:
I’m really interested in dentistry. With the 3 Science subject C，can I still take the course of dentistry without retaking SPM. I hope I can take up dentistry without retaking SPM.
You need at least 5Bs. You don’t meet the requirements and yet you want to take a short cut by not retaking the SPM. A person who wants to take short cuts, should they consider studying Dentistry?
Hey I’m a spm leaver 2014. I would like to do anything with teaching prog. Any course u can recommend ?
Education or join Maktab Perguruan
If i go into diploma in business adminstration, I will be able to get in 2nd year of degree .My question is : Can I still go to Australia University through Twinning Programme?
A diploma is a diploma. A twinning programme is not a diploma. You should talk to the university offering this pathway that you want.
This is my SPM results: Please advise me on my possible courses.
Math/Science – A
English – B
Seni – C
BM/Moral – E
Sejarah/Perdagangan/Ekon – G
Try Diploma in Business, Accounting, or Mass Communication. For more details, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number.
hye i want to ask,, i dont know which course to choose, i got 5 credits.. but i got D in maths 🙁
please help me
Too little information to provide any advise. I am not God
Sorry, this is my spm result..
BI – A-
Bm, moral, science, seni – B
Sejarah – C
Maths, geografi, perdagangan – D
Which is the best course for me??
You can consider Law, Mass Communication, Psychology, Marketing or Design.
How can I ensure a scholarship grant with my 7As result? How does giving scholarship works?
Get more As? Scholarships depends on your results. You can only get partial scholarship at reputable universities.
Hi Eduspiral, can you tell me in detail on how SPM leaver went through until they pursue their study overseas? I got 7As and wish to study abroad (UK) but I’m totally clueless. And when exactly does the scholarship is needed? Is it during our study after SPM or during the study abroad? Thank you in advance.
There are a thousand scenarios that could happen so I have not time to do something like that. First you have to determine your budget. Can you afford to go overseas in the first place?
Hi. I am spm leaver 2014. I would like to know what is the entry requirement for psychology course? Credit in what subject? Do I have to take foundation in sc or art? Diploma? Matriculation?
Any 5 Credits in SPM including Mathematics and One Science /General Science subject.* including a pass in BM & Sejarah
Is there a scholarship for AUSMAT ? Thankyou ^_^
Yes, there is
Hi there,Im from taylor’s university studying diploma in business, but after studying for few months, i realize that this course is not suitable for me. So what course should i change to? By the way i’m interested in calculating and drawing. My SPM result is
BI – C
science – C
Perdagangan – G
Ekonomi – G
Your results are very weak. You can consider Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Games Design, Interior Design or Mass Communication. You can email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number for more details.
I’m art stream~ I good in Science,addmath,math,sejarah,geo…What course should i study?
It also depends on your interests, hobbies and personality. You can consider accounting, finance, marketing or mass communication. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number for more details.
I am a 18 years old student and I don’t know which course is best for me and which college or university should I study. But I good in chemistry, biology, mathematics and additional mathematics. I really hope somebody can help me. Thanks!
You can consider Finance, Accounting, IT, Software Engineering, or Food Science with Nutrition. You can email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number for more details.
Hi, i have graduated from A-levels and gonna apply for a degree course and university but I am still thinking of what to study… Can you please consult me on what kind of course should I study in malaysia? I am not so interested in chemistry but ok with maths,bio and physics. Btw, i don’t think i can handle the stress of challenging course such as medicine and engineering…
You can consider Biotechnology or Finance.
Hi, I am a science stream student sitting for the SPM exam this year, and I hope to become a translator in the future, especially for English, Chinese and Japanese. What courses should i take after my SPM? And which college or university offers them? Thank you very much.
You take linguistics in IPTA. So, you will need to take STPM.
Is it a must to take STPM to be a translator? No other options except from entering local university? Does any private university offers this course or something? I am not very confident with STPM and local uni… Thank you.
No private university offers the degree in Linguistics.
Can I take A Levels? If can, which subject do I need to take? Do I need to take Physics or Science? are there other alternatives apart from STPM?
A-Levels is not accepted for entry into public universities.
Okay then… I’m studying in a private school now for SPM, if I want to sit for STPM, do I need to apply to Ministry Of Education to transfer school? What subjects should I take in STPM? Thanks again 🙂
Sorry, I don’t know. You have to ask your school about this.
Hey, If i were to pursue buisness, should i do an Ausmat programme or take up foundation in buisness ?
Either one is fine. It just depends on your budget and if you plan to go overseas or not.
Hey there. I will be taking spm this year in 2015. I’m pure science student but no so into Biology, Chemist and Physic. I likes math, addmath, BM, BI. Can you gives me suggestion on what course should I take after Spm? I would like to become a lecturer but doesnt know on what course should I take.
You can consider Finance, IT, Accounting, Actuarial Science or Mass Communication. To become a teacher, you can apply to the Maktab Perguruan.
Hi ,i’m a spm leaver.And i a
m intrested in biology. What job that related to biology, is high paid and has a better future in Malaysia?
Medicine or Dentistry
What I Must Study To Be A Police ?
You have to check with the Police force on this
Hi. May I ask art stream student able to study Aircraft maintenance engineering? Does it required Science subject –> Physics?
Yes, you can enter as long as you have 3 credits including Maths and Science.
hi, im a 2014 spm leaver. waiting for results. im an arts student and im looking forward in doing marine engineering in ALAM Malaysia. is it possible? im very interested.
Sorry, I don’t know, you have to ask them.
My friend would like to study further more in beautician…….so in Malaysia which university provide beautician course????expecially in KL…what result should have to apply for it???reply back soon…
Universities do not offer beautician courses. You have to look for academies or institutes that offer this course. They will let you know what their requirements are.
I took SPM last year and now I’m facing problems wondering whether to go for STPM, A-Levels or just go straight into Foundation or Diploma. I’m also not sure which University of College would be suitable. I like maths and am interested in computers and possibly learning programming. I’ve been interested in courses like Computer Science and Software Engineering but I’m not sure what the differences are. Is there any advice you can give or anything you can tell me ?
Oh and I’m also interested in perhaps learning how to make video games (hence, the interest in programming) but have had doubts because it doesn’t seem to have much of a market locally and may not have a good salary. What do you think about this ?
Based on what statistic and evidence that you say that game technology has no future locally or have low salary?
Many good students have not done well in STPM because it is a very difficult course. If you already know you want to study IT, why take the A-Levels? There are many factors we have to take into consideration before recommending a course or university so we need to get to know our students first and then advise them.
Software Engineering Vs. Computer Science
Both computer science and software engineering curricula generally require a
foundation in programming fundamentals and basic computer science theory. They differ in their focus beyond these core elements. Computer science programs tend to keep the core small and then expect students to choose among more advanced courses (such as systems, networking, database, artificial intelligence, theory, etc.).
In contrast, Software Engineering programs generally expect students to focus on a range of topics that are essential to the Software Engineering agenda (problem modeling and analysis, software design, software verification and validation, software quality, software process, software management, etc.).
While both Computer Science and Software Engineering programs typically require
students to experience team project activity, Software Engineering programs usually requires more team involvement as effective team processes are essential to effective Software Engineering practices.
In addition, a key requirement specified by the Software Engineering curriculum guidelines is that Software Engineering students should learn how to build software that is genuinely useful and usable by the customer and satisfies all the requirements defined for it.
Software Engineering is developing, designing and maintaining software systems that are reliable and efficiently carries out the tasks smoothly. The software system is created in collaboration with the needs and requirements of the clients. The software designed must be user friendly for the staff or customers to use. Software Engineering is an integration of computer science, computer programming, mathematics and engineering practice. Software engineers apply the principles of computer science and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make computers work.
Software Engineers need to ensure that their knowledge is up-to-date as technology changes rapidly. Computer software can be developed for any function for control and automation, manufacturing, business, and management systems. Restaurants use custom-made software to ensure their accounts are kept properly and orders for food can be made efficiently so that wastage is managed.
Computer Science is the study of principles, applications, and technologies of computing and computers. It involves the study of data and data structures and the algorithms to process these structures; of principles of computer architecture-both hardware and software; of problem-solving and design methodologies; of computer-related topics such as numerical analysis, operations research, and artificial intelligence; and of language design, structure, and translation technique. Computer Science provides a foundation of knowledge for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions.
Hi, i’m waiting for spm results. My parents start asking me about the course that i’m interested for my further study. And i still don’t know what to choose. I take science courses in spm, just because my parents want it. Can you suggest me some courses that was highly demand job in malaysia? I don’t care what courses it is, as long as after i finish my study i can easily find job. Hope you can help me and give some advice. Thank you 🙂
We only advise students on which course suits them. We do not simply provide lists of courses with high job demand to students not knowing whether it suits them or not.
okay. But what if i really don’t know what i’m into? I”m okay with math, but very low with memorizing.
If you are not sure, then take Foundation. Maths, you can consider IT, Finance, Accounting or Business.
I am a SPM leaver 2014 waiting for results, i like Physics Chemistry Add Maths and Maths. I would like to study for Engineering. Can you suggest me on which Engineering should I do to have a better future.
Most of the engineering courses all have a good future in Malaysia.
Can I know which is the best college for South Australian Matriculation?
No such statistic available on this. You have to choose based on the awards won, lecturers’ experience, budget, facilities, etc.
Hi. I am a spm 2014 leaver. I am a science side student but I don’t really into sciences like biology,physics and chemistry but I like numbers. I have to study in science side because of my parents. So, after this, I want to do what I really love. I like numbers,designing,creating,writing. And I still confused on what course should I take?
You can consider Actuarial Science, Finance, Mass Communication, Multimedia Design, Game Design or Software Engineering
Hey there . I’m a SPM 2015 leaver. Just wondering, if I want to pursue my studies overseas(hopefully in the UK). Should I do A-level , foundation or STPM ? I would probably choose medicine as my main option. Thanks ,
You can consider either STPM or A-Levels
Hi I’ll be taking my spm this year in 2015 and i would like to pursue law. Can i use my trial results to apply for any A-levels program like BAC,Taylor and Sunway is offering. If so i can use my trial result , How many A’s should i get for my trials.
For now, you can use your trial results to apply unless the Ministry changes the ruling. To enter the A-Levels, you need at least 5 credits including a pass in BM, Sejarah and English.
Hi, I am a SPM 2014 leaver. During my form 4 & 5 time, i always get the highest mark for Maths. So is it okay if i choose to study in actuarial science? Or do you have any suggestion?
Should i take foundation in arts or in science if i want to get degree in actuarial science?
Does University Tunku Abdul Rahman is a famous university for actuarial science ? Or which university i should go for?
You can take the Foundation in Arts or Business to enter into an Actuarial Science degree. The best for Actuarial Science is Heriot Watt University Malaysia. To succeed in Actuarial Science, you need to be competent in the English language and should choose a university where the students communicate well in English. For more details on other universities, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number.
Hi, I am a SPM leaver and i intend to study diploma of interior design in Sunway, but after i finished it, can I use the diploma certificate to continue my degree overseas.. I haven’t taken any A-level . Does overseas university acknowledge local diploma certificate?????
Sunway is not famous for Interior Design nor won any awards for interior design as far as I know. You can ask them about the transfer and recognition of their diploma.
ok,thanks for the suggestion..
Hi ! Where I can study Geographic Information System (GIS) in Malaysia?? Do GIS has a bigger job prospects in Malaysia? What Degree course i can pursue to after I finish Diploma in GIS?? Can you please explain it for me? Thanks a lot !
None that I know of
I’m waiting for my spm results,I love ICT and physics.
I’m considering with two fields which are engineering and computer & technology…can u suggest any courses that are suitable for me ?
I can’t decide whether to get into pre-university courses or a diploma course.
If you are not sure of what to study, the go for Pre-U. If you love IT and Physics, you can consider Mechatronics Engineering or Electrical & Electronic Engineering. For more details you may email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number.
hi, Could you pls explain to me further about Canadian Pre-University Programme? thanks
You can read it in my blog in the comparison of the various Pre-U courses in Malaysia
Hi, Im a spm leaver 2014. I was an art stream student studied in accounting. But I knew I had made an impulsive decision by choosing art instead of science stream. Can i now change my path by study foundation in science or A level(science)? But I knw it may be difficult as I lack certain subs that will qualify me for entry. What can I do now?? Can you pls explain it for me? I really wish I could chg my path and stop redo the same mistake agn. Btw I am looking forward to study geology for my higher edu…
tq so much!
No, you may not study Foundation in Science nor take A-Levels Science subjects.
Can I study O-level? Or resit spm only for the requisite subjects (bio,chemy,physic)?? 100% no other way I can switch stream agn??
You may take the O-Levels as a private candidate for all the subjects
Hi! What is the difference between matriculation and foundation? And if i took foundation or matriculation can i apply for american university? Would i have to start at year 1 in us or continue as year 2?
You need to figure out what you want instead of questions that don’t make sense. Matrics is for entry to Public Universities while Foundation is for entry into Private Universities. If you want to go USA, then do ADP. Why would you want to go to an American University to study but go for Foundation or Matrics? Can you even enter Matrics? Only 10% spots are for non-bumis.
Hi there ,
i would like what are the best courses in IT . please help I am in a big fuss .
Software Engineering, Network Computing, Mobile Computing, etc.
Hi there ,
I was planing to do SAM after SPM results . Im a science student . I want to go for architecture course after my SAM but im not sure if i am choosing the right subject at SAM which is English , Physic , Chemistry , Biology and Mathematical studies ? Or must i choose Specialist Mathematics? Thanks😊
It doesn’t matter as long as there is one maths. If you already know you want to go for architecture, you might as well go for the Foundation course at the private university as it would be cheaper unless you plan to go to Australia. In which case, you should check the entry requirements from the Australian universities that you are interested in.
I just finished my SPM. My trial results are 6A+ and 4A. Should I start studying in January? I want to be a peadiatric. Which pre-uni course would you suggest to me? I’m quite interested in A-Level but are there other better options? Please reply as soon as possible. Thanks.
Yes, you should start in January with the A-Levels. To study medicine, it is recommended to take the A-Levels.
What subjects should I take then? Can I eliminate physics?
To study Medicine, you need Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or Physics from the A-Levels
Hi. I am a science stream student and currently waiting for my spm results. i am planning to continue in law study. I actually planning to go for nutritionist but i don’t like chemistry, my physics and addmath is really bad. so, i just wanna ask if i choose law and I choose to study in program asasi undang2 instead of A level and STPM, where would i go next after I finished my study in asasi undang? anyway, this is my trial results.
A = modern maths, sejarah, pendidikan moral
A- = biology, bm, bi
C+ = chemistry
C- = physics
E = addmath
can you also suggest others study that is suitable for me to pursue? because i’m kinda a little bit lost.
You can consider business, marketing, mass communication, hotel management, or psychology.
im going to pursue in foundation of information, communication and technology at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. first, did this course is certicated? second, can you tell me my pathway if i pursue to this foundation because im not really sure what i would be soon if i pursue to this ict foundation. thank you
Sorry, I do not represent UTP. You will need to talk to their counselors.
Hello there..I’m Ayshwani..I got 5 credits for my SPM which includes english and bm..the rest subject are not at all good….I am considering TESL for my further studies…If my SPM result is not good enough..can i still take foundation in TESL?…or should I pursue STPM..and then go for the degree course?…Can I go oversea if my STPM results are good.?? ur help will be much appreciated..thank you 🙂
You need at least 5 credits in SPM to join a Foundation course. If you do well in STPM and your parents have the money to send you overseas, then go.
if i chose foundation in science do i have to study biology subject? im seriously dont want to study biology subjects again. foundation in science is quite difficult right? anyway it is acturial science related to biology, no right?
You need to study Biology in Foundation in Science. Actuarial Science is a business course.
Hey,i need some advice on choosing the right path for my future choice to further on my studies,I’am a pure science student but my science subjects result are just average around B or C. I got headache when it comes to choosing between form 6 in science stream or should i go for art stream instead as I’m interested in business as well or should i just go for foundation/diploma instead of risking 1.5 years in form 6….some advice maybe?Thank you.Help seriously needed,my mind gonna blowwwwwwww!!
If you are interested in business then just go for Arts Stream. If you have less than 5As in SPM, I would recommend that you just for the Diploma in Business. By the time you complete the STPM, you would have already completed the Diploma. The diploma will be something that you like to study and that you will do well at. The STPM is very tough and many good students also don’t do well in it. If you don’t do well in your STPM, you would have wasted 2 years. You may add me in Facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this further. Cheers!
hey, i’m spm 2014 leaver. i’m more to chemistry, add maths, maths a little bit of physics but not so into biology. can u suggest any suitable course and careers? i was thinking of biochemistry but i think food science seems interesting…. would u help me?
You can consider Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Software Engineering, and Food Science.
hey im spm 2014 leavers, i hv not interest at all in biology but strongly love addmath, chemistry, physics. im so confused what to choose for my career neither engineer or acturial science. can you please help me?? does acturial science give me a job in the future or engineer does more?
You can go for Foundation in Science first and you will have 1 year to decide which course to take for your degree. Both actuarial science and engineering are in demand.
Hello, im not sure what should i do after spm . Im a pure science student . But i hope i can get involve in science field maybe architect . Im average in maths so is physic too . My bio, eng , bm ,moral and art is good but im weak in chemistry . Im actually very clueless right now to plan for the future .I think form 6 is too stressful if i still wanna remain in science subject. Any idea?
You can go to my blog at the link to take the EduSpiral Career Assessment Test.
I am not sure what course to take after SPM.
I am interested to do something involved selling ( business maybe )
i am now a science student and my parent insist that if i study business next time, it is bad because business is the easiest course for the below average students.
they want me to take something else.
also may i know is there a bright future being a detective in malaysia>? and is it possible for chinese to be one
You have to make decisions based on facts and evidence. If business is the easiest and for below average students, then there must be a lot of stupid people in the world. Everything in the world and in Malaysia are run by businesses and business graduates. If you say got future as a doctor, the reports say that there are too many doctors in Malaysia.
Detective? It is possible but the statistics don’t show that it is in demand or a high paying job. You have to choose a course that you like, and you are good at and pays well.
This year for me SPM…..in trial i got an A in sejarah,C+ in BM,C in ICT and two subjects i gt E….I ‘m science student..i nt interested in pure science and i gt fail all my pure science subjects but the mark all above 20+….so what must i do nw???now my spm going on…after spm results came out what to do???so in tiz trial results what can i do??because of my brother this year only go university so next year my turn so my dad doen’t enough money so i hope u can guess me a course that do not burden my dad …atleast the course that u guess my dad can effort to paid Please…….Reply me soon.TQ
I have no idea what your question is. If you don’t want to burden your father, you should have studied harder. You need at least 3 credits in SPM to join a diploma course with PTPN Loan. If you don’t have the 3 credits then just resit SPM.
I don’t know what I want to be.. =( I’m from pure science class.. I got 8As and 1B+ for my trial.. btw, I got A in biology,physics, addmath and B+ for chemistry.. I love biology and chemistry and also overall of my subjects.. I would like to hear some suggestions from you what should I do to continue my study.. having my spm now~ thanks a lot!!
You can fill up the Career Assessment Form on my blog so that we can understand you better in order to advise you.
Hi … Can I know that , I’m art student ~ can I still study foundation in science at college ?
No, you cannot. What do you want to study for the degree?
what should i do after my spm? i am interested in writing in English and i wish to be able to publish my own book someday or even write for a magazine. However, my family is not very blessed in the financial department and i was wondering if you could enlighten me on furthering my studies without having to trouble my parents, Also, i’m more of a 6 A’s student though. Thank you and good day!
You can study journalism. If you don’t have the finances then you should just take STPM and try for public uni.
Hi. Can a art stream student take foundation in science?
Hi.. im revi.. my spm results are
Bt i want to b a dentist.. actually i dunno wt i like to b frank… i want to do a course which i cn get job easily after my studies.. and im quiet good in maths!! Bt im oso interested in dentistry… im super confused… cn u help me plz??
Your science subjects are too weak to consider dentistry and do not qualify as well. You can consider computing, actuarial science, accounting or finance
Hi, i am interested in IT course but i heard they said engineering course is better and it also has high paid after graduate. is it true? which one should i choose?
i got A+ for my IT, physics and physics!
pls reply as soon as possible..thank you and have a nice day.
Who are they that told you this? Did they provide you with evidence showing that engineers have higher pay than IT graduates? If you are good in IT, your salary can go up to RM10,000 or more. You should choose what you are interested in and is good at. If you want more details, you can email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number. Cheers!
Hello i want ask that i am doing diploma in medical lab technology but i am very confused that iam choose a wrong decision at the same time now i get offer for form 6 which path should i choose please give me some advice and this is my spm results . I am science stream student so for my form 6 i get arts stream .
BM – A
ENGLISH – B
SEJARAH – A
MORAL – A
MATEMATIK – A
BIOLOGY – B
CHEMISTRY – D
PHYSICS – D
ADD MATH – D
You should choose based on your results which shows that you are very weak in the sciences and also choose based on what you are good at and your interests. If you are already doing your diploma, you should just complete it.
Hello there! I scored A+ in Maths and Add Maths but B+ in three of my Science subjects.. At first, I was kinda interested in Pharmacy course but I’m afraid that I couldn’t cope up with the studies. Especially when I’m choosing Sc stream for my form 6.
But, in the same time I am also interested in Maths and Add Maths. Calculations, solving problems, etc.. So, should I change to Arts stream? And mind telling me that what do people actually do/study if they choose the finance course. Do we have to work in a bank if we choose that course?
I really need your help. Thank you and God bless.
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Hi there. I’m interested in pursuing my studies in Psychology or Forensic Science, with possible career options of being a clinical psychologist, a crime examiner, or anything to do with criminology and behavioral science. I am slightly interested in Law but I don’t think I have the patience for it …
I achieved 6A’S (English, Biology, Chemistry, History, P.Moral, Modern Maths), 2B’s (Physics, Malay) and 1C (Advanced Maths) in my SPM.
Is it advisable to take Foundation in Science then proceed to taking a local Psychology degree? If so, please suggest a reputable & affordable University. Also does the job prospects for this career seem promising?
Thank you & Sorry for the long enquiry 🙂
There is no future for forensic science in Malaysia. The best university for psychology is HELP University. If you want affordable then go for STPM and into public university.
Is it possible to have a career in the HR department with a psychology degree?
Yes, human resources basically deal with human behavior, so the degree in psychology will definitely be useful.
A+ math & sejarah
A english & account
A- moral & bm
B+ bio, phy, chem, addmath
may you suggest me what courses should I taking ? I still cant made up my mind. If i enroll science stream, i have the ability to deal with it? kinda worry will be a waste of time and money. Or should i refer to my strength and switch to art stream like accounting ?
Your results are not bad so you can still go for either science or arts. You must decide what to study at degree level then it would be easier to make this choice.
Hai,I’m really confused right now either I want to take food science or life science….I get 4A,3B,and 2C in spm…I got a matculation offer in science…if I going there did I have to renew back to the basic if I want to choose food or life science?
Food Science has better job opportunities. After Matriks, you can enter into degree level in Food Science or Life Science.
thanks,I have just got upu result and I got diploma science..well I really want food science,can I change it? and graduates from diploma science can there get to degree of food science? I have planned to go to overseas as I’m graduates from food science…but know I don’t know what I’m going to do!
You have to contact UPU to request for the change.
Hi. I’m interested in Chemistry, Biology, Add Maths and Mathematics, but I’m still considering which course should I take after taking foundation programme. Can you give me a suggestion? Thank you.
You can consider Food Science & Nutrition, Actuarial Science or Software Engineering.
What about biomedical science or biomedical engineering?
Not much future in Malaysia for either course.
Am I supposed to take MUET after studying foundation?
No need, unless your university requires it.
hey there, im going through a major dilemma on what to do after spm.FYI, I’ve got
ADD MATH- A+
PHYSICS – A-
I have strong interest in being a forensic scientist tho..
should i continue chasing my interest or should i refer to my strength and weaknesses?
i woould lovvveeee to hear from you very soon , thanks and take care 🙂
You should go for your passion and your strengths should support the course of interest.
Hi. I’m totally headache with which courses should I choose. I love mass communication courses. My family suggest me to take business but I hate Maths and account. I heard one of the counselor said every classes of mass comm class would’ve presentation,izit true?
Not all classes have presentations. You should go for your passion and anyway, mass comm career has a high salary if you are good.
Hi i was wondering where should i go after Spm.For your information i got 9A in Spm.I’m interest in accounting.So does there is a scholarship for that course?if there,could you please tell me?i came from a poor family.thanks for your help 🙂
There is no 100% scholarship unless you scored 9A+. There is an 80% scholarship for Foundation and a 50% scholarship for degree. If interested, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number.
Hi!! I was wandering if you could help me in my confusion. Which should i pick STPM or A-Level after SPM? and why should i pick that… anyway im interested in LAW.
And Mr/Mrs dont bother remind me about the tough that I would get cause nothing such as “easy achive” in this world.
thank you and love to hear from you soon.
If you have the money then go for A-Levels, if not, just go STPM. And yes, both are tough and STPM is tougher with the new system. You should try to understand the system first and then decide.
hi.. I am an SPM graduate.. actually I didnt plan things very well, and i was hoping eduspiral could help me.. after reading a few articles, i was considering pharmacy, but i dont think i can be good in A-levels.., my SPM result is
As you can see, the subjects are a bit mixed up.. I really dont know what i’m gonna be.. but anything that has good salary will work though.. hee.. hope you can help me.. thanks alot
You are from Arts Stream so it is not possible for you to go for any courses in the science stream like Pharmacy. Just go for courses that are in the arts stream such as IT or business.
I really don’t have any direction after my spm, so u can help me maybe.
My spm results was not that good, , this is what I got in my real spm
So, , may u suggest me what courses should I taking ? And of course I’m not a rich student and I need to apply ptptn loan.
You can consider business, IT, finance, accounting, mass comm, or hotel & tourism depending on your interests. To succeed, you need to go to a university that has an English-speaking environment. For more details, plase email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number.
Hi! i’m still confusing what 2 study. i got As in sej n moral,Bs in bm,bi,mt n phy, Cs in chemi,bio,+math. My parent told me 2 study form 6 n i agree but i dont know weather i’m eligible in form 6 sc stream.Can u please tell me n advise me which stream should i go n eligible based on my SPM result.
STPM is very tough and normally I only tell students to go for it if they have financial problems and have at least 5As. It depends on what you want to study in the degree, and then only you choose which stream.
hey.. i just finished my spm.. well duhh ahahah i scored 7A’s and A+ for my physics and addmaths which I REALLY LOVE… but im so clueless on what to do or take in the future…any suggestions? T.T
If you like physics and maths, you can consider Engineering programmes like Mechanical, Civil, Electronic, Mechatronic or Software.
Hello,i’m clare ^^
can you help me?
Because i still dunno what to study yet as the next intake of every colleges is coming soon
i took spm last year…but i still dunno which field i interested in…what can i do? ;(
I got 7As n 1B…this is the details… 🙂
‘A+: for science…
‘A :for bm, bi, maths,history…
‘A- :for ICT and P.Moral …
‘B+ ;for Additional Science…
can you suggest or give an advise on which field that suit me the best, based on my results?? thank u
You can consider IT, Business, Law, Accounting or Hotel Management.
Hi I’m am a SPM holder of 2013. I still confused of taking stpm or A level. I’m interested in actuarial science and environmental engineering. Which one should I choose? Or I should go for foundation ?
STPM and A-Levels are tough. Foundation is easier and cheaper than A-Levels. Not much job prospects for environmental, better to go for civil or chemical as you can work in environmental industries with the qualifications. For more details, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile number.
I got 6As (Bahasa Melayu,Bahasa Inggeris,Sejarah,Matematik,P.Moral and Biology) and managed to get C+ in Physics.Unfortunately, I got D in Chemistry and Additional Mathematics.I dont know what to study.Please guide me 🙁
You can go for Mass Communication, Law, or Business.
I plan to study at KDU or Taylor’s . I’m still confused about whether I should go for form six or pre-u.can you suggest some college that provide pre law foundation?I heard that there’re many types of lawyer,depend on what u wanna do.is it true?
STPM is tough. KDU offers Pre-Law A-Levels. No such thing as a pre law foundation. You must have A-Levels to become a lawyer. Yes, there are different types of lawyers and you only specialise after you graduate. For more details, please email me at email@example.com with your full name and mobile number
Hi,I am Karen.i got 10As in SPM and I’m still confused about what course should I take.I plan to take A-level instead of study form six.history is my favorite among all the spm Subjects.If I’m interested in history what course should I take for A-level? law?
Normally, Law and History are related. You can consider Economics and Maths as well. Which college you plan to study at?
hi, i just got my spm 2013 result and I got straight A’s in all 10 subjects:
5A+ (BM, BI, Maths, Add Maths, Chemistry)
4A (Accounts, Bio, P. Islam, History)
I am not sure what i’m gonna pursue my studies in. My parents want me to do something in the medical line locally. But I’m not that sure if I can take up Medicine/Pharmacy/Dentistry well =3= I’m also having a second-thought of becoming a teacher. What do you think i should do?? Any other courses that you recommend me to do?
You should do what you are interested in. Teaching is good but the salary may not be as high. You should go for A-Levels first and then decide after that.
Hi, I got 9A’s in SPM and I’m interested in science. I plan to take foundation in science follow up with degree courses such as medicine. But, the fees for medicine is too expensive. And, salary for doctors in Malaysia isn’t that high. So, I’m thinking should I continue in what I’m interested or change to other courses ?
It all depends on your budget, if you don’t have the budget for the course, you just can’t take that course unless you get a full scholarship.
Hai ! Im rehnu… I have a lot of doubts n confusion… This is my SPM results : Bahasa Melayu B+,English B+, Moral A-, Sejarah C+, Mathematics B+, Add maths D, Physics D, Chemistry D, Biology C and Bahsa Tamil B. Im interest in pharmacy and medicine. Cn I do A-Level with this results ? If can means what are the subjects should I take in A-Level for do pharmacy and medicine ? Or What are the other courses can I do based on my result ?
To study pharmacy or medicine, other than A-Levels, you will also need to have at least 5Bs including all the science subjects.
Hey, I’m sitting for my spm this year and i am interested in architecture and interior design. I was wondering which pre-u or foundation thati should take so that i can further my studies in america? And is there a linked university? Where is the best place to study architecture and interior design? What subjects is important in spm to get into an architecture and interior design school?
USA does not require a Pre-U. After SPM, you will go directly into Year 1 of the degree for 4 years. You can go for the American Degree Program for 2 years in KDU University College and then transfer over to any of the 400 partner universities in the USA of your choice. Maths is important for architecture.
If i enter kdu which class / subject should i take in order to study architecture / interior design? Does kdu offer hostel? After i go for the 2 year programme at kdu is it that i continue another two years of my study at america?