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Which Course Should I Study After SPM? Diploma or Pre-University (Foundation, STPM, A-Levels, etc)


What is the best course to study in Malaysia after SPM or O-Levels?

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After SPM or O-Levels , there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. Students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation. Choosing a course to study after SPM or O-Levels in Malaysia is not a science, it is a process in finding out who you are and what you are good at. Some people find out faster while others take more time.

Most great things begin with a plan. Your future career and studies should be no different. A plan will give you something to work towards. It’ll also help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way. It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, you need to consider the following:

  • 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?
  • Discuss the budget for your studies with your parents. There is no point in choosing a course like Pharmacy or Medicine, if you cannot afford it.

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The Best Education Pathway after SPM

"I attended EduSpiral's Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU." Julian Hum, Accounting at Asia Pacific University

“I attended EduSpiral’s Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU.”
Julian Hum, Accounting at Asia Pacific University

There are basically 2 pathways after SPM. You can either go for a Diploma course or Pre-University Course in Malaysia. “Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university bachelors degree programme. The common courses under Pre-University are STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, AUSMAT, etc. Students after SPM can go for the Pre-University course in Malaysia like A-Levels, AUSMAT or Foundation and then proceed on to the degree in Malaysia.

The Diploma pathway in Malaysia for students after SPM is 2 or 2.5 years and then enter into Year 2 of the Degree programme.  There are many types of diploma and Pre-University courses in Malaysia as well as hundreds of undergraduate majors to choose from. But knowing the right one for you is the most difficult decision. If you read this guide from start to finish, you’ll know the best courses in Malaysia that would suit you.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor 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.

How to choose the right course to study after SPM, UEC or O-Levels?

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

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 UEC, SPM or STPM 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.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia. Based on our experience we have come up with three simple steps that I will call the GEM method which will help you in your decision-making.

  1. Gather Information.
  2. Evaluate the Information.
  3. Make a Decision.

1.   Gather Information – Gather information relevant and related to your course & career of interest

A.    Gather all relevant information on the courses that interest you. Make a list of your interests, likes,

EduSpiral provides free transport to students to visit our partner universities such as the top ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus in Putrajaya

EduSpiral provides free transport to students to visit our partner universities such as the top ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus in Putrajaya

strengths, hobbies and talents. Also ask your family members and friends to tell you what you are good at.

Make a simple list of your interests, your hobbies and what you are actually good at. Don’t put down things that you are interested to do but write down things that you know that you are good at. For example, you are good in debates, sports, mathematics, fixing cars, and others.

Your interests should be realistic and related to your strengths and what you are good at. For example, if you are interested in becoming an engineer but your results in Mathematics and Physics are consistently low, you may want to reconsider your choice or if you want to be a musician but cannot play any instrument, it would be an unwise move to choose music as your career pathway.

B.    Show your family members and friends the list and ask them whether you are actually good at the things you have listed.

Have your friends go through the list and give comments on how good you are at your interests, hobbies and talents. Your parents and trusted friends may give you a different perspective on what you are good at. This is valuable insight that will help you in your decision-making.

C.    Talk to your parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and older siblings who are knowledgeable 

"I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don't come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.? Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

“I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.?
Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

Your parents and older siblings may have good insights into your abilities and offer good suggestions. Ask them what talents they think you have and maybe what career options would be good for you.

Know yourself. Your SPM results is a guide of what you are good at. If you do well in Sejarah, BM and English, you can consider Marketing, Mass Comm, or Business. If you are good in Modern Maths, you can consider Business Admin, Finance or Accounting. For Add Maths & Physics, engineering, software engineering, IT, or programming.

So, choose according to what you are good at, not what you think you are good at. If you are still not sure, talk to your parents,

friends, school counselor or professionals in your field of interest to find out more.

Remember some relatives just simply share information that is not supported by facts or evidence. When asking for opinions, ask from people who are knowledgeable and experienced. Would you ask a doctor how to repair your car? If not, then do not simply listen to hearsay and gossip.

D.    Talk to your career guidance counsellor at school.

Your guidance counsellor or Guru Kaunselor from the Unit Bimbingan Kaunseling may have materials and tests that will guide you in choosing a career. Their advice may be useful in finding out the job prospects of a certain career.

E.    Talk to professionals in the field of interest.

Talk to professionals in the fields that you are interested in to find out what they do. Ask them what they do in their jobs, what they like about it, what are its future prospects, what type of talents are required for the work, and other relevant questions.

Visit their place of work if possible to gain a ‘feel’ for their type of work. Talking to the professionals will help you gain a wider perspective and insight into the type of work. They will be able share with you inside information on the work.

F.     Attend education fairs 

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me." Vincent Hoy, Scholarship student at Asia Pacific University

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me.”
Vincent Hoy, Scholarship student at Asia Pacific University

Go for education fairs and talk to the lecturers and counselors but do not register to quickly. Listen to their advise and take the information and then talk to your parents. Remember that the colleges and universities want your money for their “business” so they will want you to register quickly.

Take time to think carefully and do not be taken in by the sales gimmicks of getting a car or iPad or discount if you register on the spot.

Talk to the various counsellors at the booths to find out more information about the individual careers. Ask about tuition costs,

short description of the career, job prospects, facilities offered in the college, and others.

Check with them to see if the course is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), if you can apply for the PTPTN loan and how much you can apply for, how long is the course, etc.

G.    Use the Internet 

Google the Internet to find the information that you need. Use these resources available to you to find out more information about the careers that you are interested in.

2.     Evaluate the information.

I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did. Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did.
Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

After you have gathered all the necessary information then you need to weigh your options.

Go through all the information and choose the careers that you would like to take up and take out those that you don’t like.

Make a pros and cons list for each career that you like. From the information evaluate the points carefully on its workability, your financial viability, future prospects, your interests and results.

You can make a ranking of the top choices down to the least favourable choices.

The entry requirements for the courses and the budget for your studies will also assist in making your decision.

Should you be interested in medicine but is not from the Science stream or have at least 5Bs in the SPM, then it is not possible to study medicine.

Or if you want to study medicine but do not have at least RM300,000 for the fees, then it is no point to choose this course unless you score very high and is able to get a scholarship to study in private or you take the STPM to enter into Public University.

3.     Make the decision

I went for the EduSpiral Education Fair and gained a lot of information. After the fair, EduSpiral even arranged to take me around for a campus tour, assisted me with application and accommodation as well. Nixonn Cheong, Engineering at UCSI University

I went for the EduSpiral Education Fair and gained a lot of information. After the fair, EduSpiral even arranged to take me around for a campus tour, assisted me with application and accommodation as well.
Nixonn Cheong, Engineering at UCSI University

After evaluating all the information that you have, now you are ready to make a decision. Decide on maybe four career choices. For example, you may want to put your first career choice as Medicine, second in Pharmacy, third in Food Science and fourth in Nutrition. When one does not work out because of grades, finances or interest then you have a back up choice.

Remember two things: It is okay to change career options during your time of study, however, you need to make informed and educated choices. Secondly, the career that you choose should meet your needs and fit your beliefs and character. You must be happy with the choice and one where it would fit your desired financial status.

  • List your strengths, what you are good at, your favourite subjects, the subjects that you do well in, etc.
  • List your weaknesses, what you are not good at, what you don’t like, the subjects that you suck at, etc.
  • List down your hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes, your personality, etc.
  • Discuss the list with your parents, teachers, counselors, or friends
  • Search the Internet for descriptions of careers and courses
  • Does the course you have chose interest you, how much is the starting salary? What does the work involve?

Diploma Course at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

With 3 credits in SPM, you can join most diploma courses at top private universities or colleges in Malaysia. Nowadays, you can finish a diploma in 2 years, it used to be 2.5 years. Therefore, now you will complete a degree in 4 years after the diploma which is the same duration if you go for the Foundation programme.

To join a diploma programme, you will need at least 3 credits in your SPM or 3 Bs in UEC. You must have a Pass in BM and Sejarah. The credits of the subjects will depend on what course you take. For example, Maths will be a required credit for IT and Engineering.

The Diploma pathway is a good choice if you do not have enough money, you can at least graduate with a diploma as it is cheaper and a shorter duration. After working a few years to save money, you can continue to complete your degree. If you find it difficult to study and yet would like a certificate, maybe you should study a diploma as takes less time to complete. A degree may be too difficult and is longer hence you may not have the motivation to finish it.

Diploma programmes in Malaysia tend to be more practical oriented while degree programmes are more theoretical. Foundation programmes are more academic. If you are sure of what you want to study, then you can go for the Diploma course. Students after SPM who are not sure what to study should go for the Foundation or Pre-University Programme. You have 1 year in the Foundation or Pre-U in Malaysia to really decide what to study for your degree.

You can apply for the PTPN Loan for the Diploma course while there is no PTPN loan for Foundation or Pre-University courses.

After the Diploma course, you can continue on to a degree and generally enter into the 2nd Year for another 2 years of study. If you enter engineering, it could be another 2 or 3 years depending on which course.

It depends on the exemptions from the particular institution. Generally you will enter into Year 2 of the similar programme at the same university but if you choose to transfer to another university, you may not get enough exemptions and may only enter into the Final semester of Year 1.

Pre-University or Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice. Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice.
Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

You will need at least 5 Relevant SPM credits to enter into a Pre-University programme or Foundation Course in Malaysia

It is important to find out what you would like to study after SPM instead of blindly following your friends or just assuming that some said that the A-Levels is good, and so you chose it without finding out more.

I don’t have anything against the A-Levels, but my humble opinion is that it is a great programme and is quite challenging. Students should choose the A-Level programme if they want to study Law, Medicine or Pharmacy.

Keep in mind that the A-Levels is quite challenging, is in English and takes up 1.5 years. If you do not make it, you may have wasted a lot of time. If you know what you would like to study, you should just take up the college’s Pre-U/Foundation programme or an internationally recognised Pre-U programme such as the SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, UNSW, etc. They generally take 8-12 months to complete, so you could save on time. Note that if you want to pursue Medicine, some of the Pre-U programmes are not accepted.

The Pre-U programmes in Malaysia vary in time and course content. Some emphasise on course work, others exam oriented so choose one that fits your character.

Many private higher educational institutions, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. These courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities and also accepted by many other overseas universities as an equivalent to pre-university qualification in their respective home countries.

Unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the internal qualifications provide specialisation in precise areas of study such as the fields of business, computer & IT, and engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

Students who know what they want to study can just go for the Foundation at the university offering the degree of interest. It is cheaper, easier and a faster way to continue to completing the degree.

What about studying STPM?

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) is Malaysia’s version of the UK’s GCE A-Levels and is a Pre-University course

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn't find until EduSpiral helped me. Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn’t find until EduSpiral helped me.
Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

recognised for entry into public universities in Malaysia. The STPM is also accepted for entry into private universities in Malaysia and overseas universities.

The STPM is acknowledged as one of the toughest exams.

STPM is very tough and takes 2 years to finish. If you do not do well in STPM, you would have wasted the time which is also money. If you had graduated faster, you would have started work earlier and start earning money and gain experience valuable for your resume.

STPM will take about 2 years, more time than that if you calculate the time after your SPM until you enter into Public University. The time you take for STPM, you would have completed the diploma.

There were 58,355 students who took STPM in 2013 and in 2014 it dropped to 48,615 students. It is a drop of 16.69% (9,740 candidates)

48,615 candidates registered for the STPM examinations in 2014 but only 42,854 sat for it. Only 390 out of 48,615 STPM 2014 obtained a 4.0 CGPA. 57 candidates failed the exam.

The national CGPA was 2.62 but for non-bumis to get their courses of choice, you will need higher CGPA. Ten students scored 5As, and a total of 398 students scored 4As. To obtain scholarships from private universities or overseas, you need to score 4As or 5As, so based on this, you can calculate the chances of you scoring in the STPM and obtaining a scholarship.

27,342 (63.80%), passed in four subjects, 7,130 in three subjects, 3,563 in two subjects and 2,410 passed just one subject. Pass here includes D and E. You need at least 2 Cs to join a degree course in private universities.

The number of candidates achieving 4 Principals (C) in STPM 2014 is 60.14 per cent. You need at least 2 Principals to join a degree course in private universities.

Still not sure what to study after SPM or O-Levels?

I was getting older and confused about what to do with my life. I found EduSpiral online and they helped me to find my direction in life. Daniel Wan, Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College

I was getting older and confused about what to do with my life. I found EduSpiral online and they helped me to find my direction in life.
Daniel Wan, Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College

If you are not sure of what you want to study, then you can join the Pre-U or Foundation course. After that, you will continue on to the degree programme for another 3-4 years depending on the course. You do not have to choose what to study yet during foundation as it is general.

The only choice is either Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science. Note that if you take Foundation in Science, you can change to arts courses for your degree but if you take Foundation in Arts, you can’t change to science-based courses.

It is important to talk to the right people to give you proper advise.

Just like you won’t ask a Doctor how to repair your car or a mechanic about your health, you should ask someone who has the necessary experience with in depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses and universities out there.

The choice that you make now can change your life forever, so you should talk to the right people and make the right choices.

Helping Students in Malaysia to Choose the Best Course that Fits Them

Having worked in the private education industry for more than 15 years, I have counseled thousands of Malaysians

"My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream." Andrew Tan from Sitiawan

“My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream.”
Andrew Tan from Sitiawan

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 college that would fit the student. My work experience includes Monash University, UCSI University, SEGi and a few other education institutions.

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

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

  • 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

Grading Systems for SPM, UEC, O-Levels, STPM and A-Levels

SPM UEC O-Levels STPM A-Levels
A+ A1 A A A
A A2 B A- B
A- B3 C B+ C
B+ B4 D B D
B B5 E B- E
C+ B6 U – Ungraded C+ F
C C7 C
D C8 C-
E D+
G D

What to Study After SPM or O-Levels?

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM or O-Levels can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes to Study in Malaysia

Best Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

Top Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

After explaining in detail, EduSpiral took me & my parents to tour the campus & helped with the scholarship application. Darren Fong, Engineering at Asia Pacific University

After explaining in detail, EduSpiral took me & my parents to tour the campus & helped with the scholarship application.
Darren Fong, Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Outstanding Computing and Information Technology Courses in Malaysia

I whatsapped EduSpiral and got the information I needed about the university and course. He then arranged for me and my mother to meet up with APU counselors and to tour the campus as well. Li Jian, IT at Asia Pacific University

I whatsapped EduSpiral and got the information I needed about the university and course. He then arranged for me and my mother to meet up with APU counselors and to tour the campus as well.
Li Jian, IT at Asia Pacific University

First Rate Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

The Best Business & Accounting Courses in Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Excellent Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Top Design Courses in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction. Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU Penang University College

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction.
Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU Penang University College

First Rate Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

Top Scholarships Available from the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia

EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels. Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels.
Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

Switzerland

Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. Taylor’s University
  7. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
  8. HELP University
  9. HELP Academy
  10. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  11. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  12. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  13. KDU University College Penang
  14. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  15. IACT College
  16. Point College
  17. Saito College
  18. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  19. Nilai University
  20. Reliance College

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

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 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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Which is the best course in Malaysia to study after SPM, STPM or UEC?


What to Study After SPM, STPM or UEC?

Written by EduSpiral Consultant Services For more information contact 01111408838

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals. It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you, look at your results, interests and budget.

Most great things begin with a plan. Your future career and studies should be no different. A plan will give you something to work towards. It’ll also help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way. If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information.

For more information contact 01111408838

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

Study Foundation at the Best Universities in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Study Pre-University and A-Levels at the Best Universities in Malaysia

World-class chemistry lab at HELP University to produce top achievers in the A-Levels

World-class chemistry lab at HELP University to produce top achievers in the A-Levels

Study Accounting at the Best Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

Curtin University Sarawak is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 by MQA

Curtin University Sarawak is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 by MQA

Job Demand For Accountants in Malaysia

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While some agents were pushing me to go for universities, EduSpiral took time to share information and take me and my friends for campus tours to help us make a better decision. Paul Kit, Finance at UCSI University

While some agents were pushing me to go for universities, EduSpiral took time to share information and take me and my friends for campus tours to help us make a better decision.
Paul Kit, Finance at UCSI University

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"I attended EduSpiral's Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU." Julian Hum, from SMK St. Michael Institution, Ipoh studying Business at Asia Pacific University.

“I attended EduSpiral’s Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU.”
Julian Hum, from SMK St. Michael Institution, Ipoh studying Business at Asia Pacific University.

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We did not know where to go after our STPM results and our friend recommended EduSpiral to us. EduSpiral helped us to make the best choice.
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I whatsapped EduSpiral and got the information I needed about the university and course. He then arranged for me and my mother to meet up with APU counselors and to tour the campus as well.
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APU's new ultra-modern University Campus located within Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) set to be ready in 2015.

APU’s new ultra-modern University Campus located within Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) set to be ready in 2015.

Job demand for Software Engineering, Computing, Computer Science and ICT Graduates in Malaysia

 

 

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EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
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KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Campus

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The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

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KBU International College Gold Award Winner, Lim’s unique “LEAF Agricultural Nursery”.

KBU International College Gold Award Winner, Lim’s unique “LEAF Agricultural Nursery”.

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Limkokwing University’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (FABE) students won best booth display during the PAM Annual Architecture Student Works Exhibition 2014

Limkokwing University’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment (FABE) students won best booth display during the PAM Annual Architecture Student Works Exhibition 2014

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Final Year Engineering Students' Projects at Curtin University Sarawak

Final Year Engineering Students’ Projects at Curtin University Sarawak

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School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

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Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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Curtin University Sarawak's Ling is honoured to be the first Malaysian to receive the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Award

Curtin University Sarawak’s Ling is honoured to be the first Malaysian to receive the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Award

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Mechatronics Engineering Lab at Asia Pacific University

Mechatronics Engineering Lab at Asia Pacific University

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's New State-of-the-Art Campus at Putrajaya

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s New State-of-the-Art Campus at Putrajaya

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School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

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Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

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UCSI Food Science students enjoy the highly practical course with a lot of lab work.

UCSI Food Science students enjoy the highly practical course with a lot of lab work.

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Biotechnology lab at UCSI University

Biotechnology lab at UCSI University

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EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

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.

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Clueless about what to study after SPM


How to choose the right course to study after SPM

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Many students are clueless after SPM about what to study and how to choose the right university that will equip them for a

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit. Xavier Phang, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Being in Sabah made it difficult for me to survey the universities in Peninsula. I found EduSpiral online and they provided detailed information & helped me with my application. They even took me around the university for a tour when I went to visit.
Xavier Phang, Software Engineering at Asia Pacific University

successful future. But do not worry, it is normal not to know which course that would fit you.

  • In a Gallup survey of 1.7 million workers in the USA, only about 20 percent said that they used their best strengths everyday at work.
  • In a Rockport Institute Survey, more than 70% of successful professionals thought that they could have done a much better job of making decisions about their lives. They said that they had not know how to go about making choices in a competent way.
  • In another survey, 64% of college seniors in the USA said that they had serious doubts that they had picked the right major or course.

It is interesting that most students do not invest time and effort to make a decision about something that could potentially change their lives forever.

This decision on choosing the right university could cost from RM20,000 to RM200,000 and yet students and parents do not really take the time to research on which is the best choice.

I talked to a student who had 3 credits in SPM and would qualify to join a Diploma course. However, he joined TAR College’s Certificate course for 1 year 4 months first before entering into the 2.5 year Diploma.

To enter into TAR College’s Diploma programmes, one needs to have at least 5 credits compared to 3 credits for all other universities and colleges.

Now, he is anxious to transfer into a degree programme at another private university with an English-speaking environment to quickly complete his degree. He told me that he regretted not doing the research to choose the right university and therefore wasted 1.4 years.

He also needed an environment to help him improve his communication and command of the English language.

More time is spent on doing research to buy the right smart phone or car than on choosing the right course or university. Joseph

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

Germani put it aptly that students spend more time choosing their mobile phone covers.

Some of the reasons I hear from students on choosing the course or university are:

  • My friends are going there.
  • It is cheap.
  • It is near my house.
  • I prefer a Mandarin-speaking environment because I find it difficult to talk in English.
  • My auntie said that it is good. (Not knowing what really defines good or what are the statistics and evidence to support the choice)
  • I don’t want to burden my parents so I chose the cheapest university.
  • The university counsellor said that it is good.
  • The university sent me a letter telling me that I have been accepted into the course even though I did not apply there.
  • I like the lifestyle there.
  • I have heard about the university somewhere so it must be good.
  • I see a lot of their ads, so they must be good.
  • I heard that they are the no. 1 college for that course. (Even though there is no external body to say that this college is ranked no. 1 or that the No. 1 claim is something the college is using for the advertising campaign)
  • My girlfriend is going there.
  • My parents told me to take this course because the future is good.
  • It is easy to pass at that university.

Now, some of the reasons above are not totally wrong. It depends on the situation and whether you put in the effort to research. It is important to make the decision that would change your life forever based on facts and evidence.

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Talk to the right people to help you choose the right course

When EduSpiral students tour the campus & see the environment for themselves, it helps them to decide whether the university fits them. Pic - Students touring the library at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

When EduSpiral students tour the campus & see the environment for themselves, it helps them to decide whether the university fits them. Pic – Students touring the library at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Have you ever asked for directions to a place and your friend gave you the wrong information? It can be very frustrating and stressful. You would have wasted precious time. If you ask directions from someone who don’t know where the place is, they will give you the wrong directions.

Would you ask a doctor on how to repair your car? It does sound ridiculous but most of the time we do ask people who are not trained nor have the expertise for their advise on what to study.

I talked to this boy who was working at Parkson to save money so that he can continue his degree studies in Mass Communication.

He stopped after Year 1. He had graduated with a Diploma in IT and realised that he did not like IT. So, he had to begin all over again by taking the Foundation before going into the Degree in Mass Comm.

I guess he could have saved time if he had asked the right people to help him.

Some of these university counselors have little or no training in career counselling. They are trained in the products that the university is offering and on how to best “sell” them to you.

Their priority is not your future but to ensure they meet their sales targets. Therefore, you cannot believe everything they tell you. You need to check with the proper authorities and people with experience.

Always make your decisions based on facts and evidence. Do not decide based on your feelings or that your relatives say that it is good. Ask, “What are the reasons that it is a good course to study?”

Just because you like the course, doesn’t mean that it suits you

This sweet girl told me she wanted to study Forensic Science. I told her she must have loved to watch all the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) TV series. She smiled.

I then asked her if she had ever seen a dead body without a head or with the intestines outside the stomach. She paused and got what I was trying to get at. What we see on TV may not reflect real life.

Like the people trying out for American Idol, we have seen some who could not sing a tune and yet got angry when the

"My friend recommended EduSpiral to me and we met up at UCSI University for counseling & a tour. The architecture course is accredited & affordable. I am happy with my decision." Vivi Tan, SMK Perimbun

“My friend recommended EduSpiral to me and we met up at UCSI University for counseling & a tour. The architecture course is accredited & affordable. I am happy with my decision.”
Vivi Tan, SMK Perimbun

judges told them that they could not sing. We laugh at that, but sometimes, we ourselves also make the same mistake.

We like something a lot but if we do not have the skill or talent for that, it would lead to pain.

It is important to choose a course that we are actually good at. There should be evidence that we are good at it such as our SPM results and what our parents, friends and teachers tell us.

I had talked to a student who only had low credits for Physics and Add Maths and wanted to study Mechanical Engineering.

Although he met the minimum requirements, I discouraged him from taking it because he was weak at it and his personality was playful. He insisted and after 2 semesters, he had dropped out of university.

Choosing for passion or for money?

Sometimes choosing something that you love may get you a job that does not pay high or you could not even find a job as well.

Last year, it was reported in the Star that there were 1,100 jobless fresh graduate pilots and yet when I told some students that, they still insist on spending RM250,000 to pursue their passion. Now, there is nothing wrong with that if you are rich.

I did not come from a rich family so I decided to choose to study Communication instead of my passion, Psychology because  there were not many jobs for this back during my time. In addition, I needed to go for a Masters too which I could not afford.

Now, with what I have learnt in Communications, I have combined it with my passion for Psychology to work in

"EduSpiral gave me great advise online and I chose to study at KBU International College. I am very happy there." Grace Wong, Diploma in Interior Design

“EduSpiral gave me great advise online and I chose to study at KBU International College. I am very happy there.”
Grace Wong, Diploma in Interior Design

marketing with universities helping students to choose the right course and university.

If we do not come for a rich family, we have to research to make sure that the course we choose will provide job stability and a good salary.

The university that we choose is important as well. Star Newspaper has reported that those who have a good command of the English language has a 25% higher salary and fast promotion opportunities than those who don’t.

It is important to choose a good university who can prepare you well for a successful future instead of choosing a cheap university so that you can just get the degree qualification.

If you are not well equipped, even with a degree, you will get low salary for the next 60 years of your work life.

If you need advise on what to study, please feel free to contact me for a free career test and advise.

What to Study After SPM?

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes to Study in Malaysia

Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and to find an affordable college. After advising me, EduSpiral took me to visit the college campus which helped me to decide. Teck Sang, Hotel & Tourism Management at Reliance College

I was confused about what to study and to find an affordable college. After advising me, EduSpiral took me to visit the college campus which helped me to decide.
Teck Sang, Hotel & Tourism Management at Reliance College

Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

Computing and Information Technology Courses in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction. Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU University College Penang

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction.
Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU University College Penang

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

Top Scholarships Available from Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia & Singapore

Singapore

  1. MDIS College
  2. PSB Academy

Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
  7. HELP University
  8. HELP Academy
  9. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  10. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  12. KDU University College Penang
  13. First City University College (Formerly known as KBU International College)
  14. Reliance College Kuala Lumpur
  15. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  16. Point College
  17. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  18. Nilai University

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I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment. Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment.
Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

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.

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Get the best degree in Aircraft Engineering awarded by Kingston University, UK at Nilai University, Malaysia


Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering awarded by Kingston University, UK  at Nilai University

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Dr Peter Barrington, Head of Kingston University’s School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, shares the benefits of completing the one year Advanced Diploma (top-up degree programme) after the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Dr Peter Barrington, Head of Kingston University’s School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

Why choose Nilai University as your partner in offering this degree?

We are only interested in working with quality partners, Kingston University must be assured of the standards applied. We have already visited Nilai University three times and are very happy with what we have seen. There is a good match in terms of aircraft engineering subject areas.

The key factor is that Nilai University conducts its EASA exams through CAAi which makes us very confident in the standard of knowledge. In addition, the quality systems that Nilai University do have in place and its experience of working with a number of foreign universities made it particularly reassuring to us.

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Please explain how this degree works?

Kingston University offers a three-year BSc (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering. Students do a two-year foundation degree at one of our five partner institutions in the UK and they do the final year at Kingston University.

Our Foundation degree is based on the EASA B licence syllabus which is very similar to Nilai U’s diploma programme. There are some differences between the programmes and we are introducing a bridging module to cover these aspects.

So Nilai University’s Diploma programme plus the bridging module is equivalent to Kingston University’s Foundation programme. Students then only need to do a one-year top up to get the degree. According to the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) specifications, one year of post diploma study is equivalent to an Advanced Diploma.

But in the UK context, the Advanced Diploma is equivalent Honours degree. This means graduates will receive a both an advanced diploma from Nilai U and a BSc (Hons) in Aircraft Engineering from Kingston University. And if students

successfully complete the programme with a second class honours, they can progress on to post-graduate studies in the UK.

Can a student proceed to do this Degree in Aircraft Engineering if s/he has completed a Diploma in a different

Nilai is the only university in Malaysia with its own hangar and planes

Nilai is the only university in Malaysia with its own hangar and planes

engineering field?

No. this is because the articulation agreement between Nilai U and Kingston University requires a match of curriculum.

Both Nilai University’s diploma and Kingston’s Foundation

programme in this field are based on part 66 of EASA syllabus.

Can Nilai U students opt to finish their degree in the UK after completing Nilai U’s Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering?

The top up degree is available to those who have completed Nilai University’s Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and the bridging modules. To go to the UK, a student will need to complete the bridging modules and also pass an English proficiency test as well. It’s a lot less expensive to complete the degree programme at Nilai U.

If someone wanted the experience of doing one year in the UK, the more sensible option would be to complete the honours degree at Nilai University then proceed to do the MSc in Aircraft Engineering at Kingston University.

In your opinion, how will students benefit by continuing their studies to degree level?

Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

The basic EASA diploma is about getting the licence which is a key qualification which allows the person to sign off on aircraft worthiness. This top up degree is more to move people on to supervisory roles within the industry. It is about

managing a team and having the ability to deal with uncertain issues. Initially, employers will be keen to know if a person has gotten their EASA licence. But they will also need people to lead the team and the degree holder will come across as more confident and knowledgeable. Doing a degree is with long term career options and rewards in mind.

A UK degree is internationally-recognised and this allows the person to move around easier. It must be said, there’s not a lot of point in getting the degree if there is no intention of getting the EASA licence.

How a person sequence that is up to them. For many people, it’s easier to get the education done and then move towards getting the experience necessary for the licence. It is quite hard to come back and do a degree after having worked for a few years.

What would you say to prospective

Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Nilai University Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

students and their parents about joining this field?

The aircraft maintenance industry is highly regulated. The number of people required can be predicted quite easily and there is solid evidence to show that the demand is going to keep growing.

This is also a highly rewarding field to be in. a person is essentially going to be responsible for aircraft worth hundreds of millions of dollars and whether or not it leaves the ground.

Most importantly, it is about the safety of the persons who will be on the flight. It can be a very lucrative career. Having a degree will certainly help a person better perform the job and ensure upwards mobility.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

"EduSpiral provided me with good advise on where to study Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & arranged for the scholarship interview for me too." Wai Hoe (Right), Full Scholarship for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Nilai University

“EduSpiral provided me with good advise on where to study Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & arranged for the scholarship interview for me too.”
Wai Hoe (Right), Full Scholarship for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Nilai University

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.

Please contact us for more details.

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Should I study Form 6 or continue with Form Six and take the STPM exam or stop?


Should I choose to Study Form 6 or other Pre-University Course in Malaysia?

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Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) is Malaysia’s version of the UK’s GCE A-Levels and is a Pre-University course recognised for entry into public universities in Malaysia. The STPM is also accepted for entry into private universities in Malaysia and overseas universities.

The STPM is acknowledged as one of the toughest exams in the world to study. The other way is the Matriculation course where only 10% of the seats are set aside for Non-bumis therefore the competition will be extremely high for the spots. A better choice, if you have the finances is to go for the Foundation course at top private universities in Malaysia. The Foundation course is 1 year which will save you time compared to the STPM and when you continue on to the degree course, you get to choose what you want to study.

Students with high distinctions have the advantage of scholarships for Foundation Programmes at the private universities. Since the Foundation programme is much easier than the STPM, you would probably get a high score in the Foundation programme and get a scholarship for the Degree course. However, if you choose the STPM which is extremely tough, although you may pass but you may not get 3As or 4As in STPM to apply for scholarships at Private Universities in Malaysia.

After SPM, one of the choices that students have is to take Form 6 and eventually the STPM examination. Most students choose the STPM because of financial difficulties which is a valid reason. However, if your parents can afford or if they can sacrifice, it is better to go for the Foundation programme at private universities in Malaysia. In the article below, we will discuss in detail the advantages and disadvantages of taking the STPM and why you should take the Foundation programme.

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Taking Form 6 STPM vs Foundation Course at Private University in Malaysia

Advantages of the STPM

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The STPM is set and run by the Malaysian Examinations Council since 1982, which also runs the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) since 1999. All students who have passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) are eligible to enter into Form 6 to take the STPM, and will be automatically assigned a place in a government secondary school after the release of the SPM results.

The examination body, Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia (www.mpm.edu.my), allows students to enroll for the examination with a minimum of one (1) subject and a maximum of five (5) subjects (including General Studies). The intake for Form 6 is in May of each year.

Most students take STPM after attending two years of Form 6 (Lower 6 and Upper 6) at a government or private secondary school.

With School Based Assessment, teaching and learning are integrated with assessment. SBA humanises assessment making schooling a cooperative enterprise between teachers and students.

Through the new examination system, students will also have more opportunities to obtain better results. Students are allowed to improve on their first term and second term results by retaking these term examinations at the end of the third term. Students who do not obtain satisfactory results for the third term may also re-sit it.

Disadvantages of the STPM

Lower 6 used to be called the honeymoon year, but now, as soon as you enter Lower 6 you will have to hit the books because

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your first exam will be in December and you will have not much time to study and the teachers do no have enough time to cover the material as well. There is no rest as you will need to keep studying  the exams every 6 months.

To enter into most private universities, students must achieve at least a CGPA of 2.00 or at least 2 Principal Cs in the relevant subjects. A C- is not a principal and some universities do not accept the Pengajian Am as entry into the university.

STPM requires you to take in too much information in 1.5 years. That in itself shows the inadequacies of a system which doesn’t give enough time for students to consume the information required. Furthermore, STPM needs a lot of study time in order to score well. If you are not ready to commit the time and effort, you should consider other options.

From the time you enter Form 6 till the exam and getting into IPTA would be 2 years. If you had taken a diploma, you would have already completed it. There are 180,000 graduates each year and competition for jobs are high therefore the faster you graduate, the faster you get a job and start your savings.

English is very important to secure a job as well as getting a higher salary and faster promotions. This is reported in the Star and from research conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia.

The medium of instruction in IPTA is in BM and most of the Chinese there communicate in Mandarin. In 2011, 70,000 IPTA graduates were unemployed. Personally, I only recommend the STPM if students do not have the finances to study in private universities but with the

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PTPN Loan, studying in the private colleges or universities are more accessible.

A lot students and parents want to save money by going for the STPM but do not realise that for some, in the end, they are wasting time and eventually have to spend more money.

When you pay for the A-Levels, you get good lecturers who will guide you to score so that you can apply for more scholarships. A-Level graduates from HELP University, UCSI University, KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie, KDU University College Penang and First City University College have obtained scholarships into top ranking universities worldwide.

The STPM is extremely tough and if you do not do well, you would have wasted 2 years of your life and time is money. The earlier you graduate and join the work force, the more work experience you can gain and add this to your resume where it translates into higher salary.

If you take a diploma, you would have finished it at the same time you would have taken to complete Form

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  1. Furthermore, even if you do well in the STPM, you may not get the course of your choice at the Public University.

If you plan to study Medicine, Pharmacy or Law, you can go into the A-Levels while for the other courses, you can choose an easier way through the 1-year Foundation offered at the Private Universities or the Pre-University programmes offered at the Private Colleges.

You need a lot of discipline and good teachers in order to do well in the STPM. If you have alright results for your SPM, don’t expect a miracle in the STPM as it is 20 times tougher than the SPM.

Another disadvantage for the STPM is when you want to choose the course for your university studies in IPTA. Although you can list down your preferences but the government chooses which course for you to study. Sometimes it is totally unrelated and the university that they have selected for you could be very far in a rural area. Popular courses such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering and others would need very high scores in order to be selected.

Advantage Disadvantage
Free The toughest Pre-University course around
Modular system Take 1.5 years but if you include the 6 months taken to enter Form 6 and the 6 months waiting to enter Public university, it will be 2.5 years
 Cheaper university education at Public Universities if you get the course you want If you fail, then you would have wasted 2.5 years.
English language not emphasized so you do not gain the all important language and communication skills needed to succeed in the workforce
You do not get to choose the course you want to enter Public University

Should I study Form Six?

In order to consider studying Form 6, students should take the time to understand the system and how Form 6 works.

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“My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals.”
Kuo Qiat, Marketing degree at UCSI University

Let’s look at the statistics below to help you decide whether you should take Form 6 or not.

There were 58,355 students who took STPM in 2013 and in 2014 it dropped to 48,615 students. It is a drop of 16.69% (9,740 candidates)

48,615 candidates registered for the STPM examinations in 2014 but only 42,854 sat for it. Only 390 out of 48,615 STPM 2014 obtained a 4.0 CGPA. 57 candidates failed the exam.

The national CGPA was 2.62 but for non-bumis to get their courses of choice, you will need higher CGPA. Ten students scored 5As, and a total of 398 students scored 4As. To obtain scholarships from private universities or overseas, you need to score 4As or 5As, so based on this, you can calculate the chances of you scoring in the STPM and obtaining a scholarship.

27,342 (63.80%), passed in four subjects, 7,130 in three subjects, 3,563 in two subjects and 2,410 passed just one subject. Pass here includes D and E. You need at least 2 Cs to join a degree course in private universities.

The number of candidates achieving 4 Principals (C) in STPM 2014 is 60.14 per cent. You need at least 2 Principals to join a degree course in private universities.

Studying the Foundation Course at Private Universities in Malaysia

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Students after SPM or O-Levels can consider taking the Foundation Programmes at top private universities in Malaysia. The Foundation Programmes are 1 year and is cheaper compared to the external Pre-University Programmes or STPM. Foundation programmes are generally easier than external Pre-University courses. If you do not plan on going overseas for your degree programme, then it is better to go for the Foundation programme at a top private university in Malaysia.

You will get the chance to study a variety of subject areas in the Foundation Programme. This will not only give you an idea of what subject you may like to progress on to, but also to develop the valuable learning skills necessary for pursue a degree. A Foundation Programme in Malaysia can be 2 semesters with 6 months each semester or 3 semesters with 4 months each semester.

Many top private universities in Malaysia, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. These Foundation courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities. Unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the internal qualifications provide specialisation in precise areas of study such as the fields of businesscomputer IT, and engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

Top Private Universities Offering First-Rate Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia 
  2. Asia Pacific University 
  3. Taylor’s University
  4. Curtin University Sarawak
  5. UCSI University
    Asia Pacific University new campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur

    Asia Pacific University new campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur

  6. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  7. HELP University
  8. First City University College
  9. Berjaya University College of Hospitality
    Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

    Taylors University offers a conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

  10. KDU Penang University College 
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya
    • Foundation in Arts
    • Foundation Studies (Science)
  12. Nilai University
    • Foundation in Business
    • Foundation in Science

Study Foundation at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

Malaysian private universities have been preparing students for study in top universities worldwide since the 1970s therefore they have the necessary experience to ensure quality for the Foundation programmes are adhered to.

Students after SPM or O-Levels should choose the foundation programme in Malaysia that best fits their career goals and needs. Students will take about 10-12 subjects in 3 semesters (1 year) for the Foundation programme at private universities in Malaysia.

If you are still not sure of what to study for your degree, the Foundation programme is a good choice and is

Curtin is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In 2014, Curtin’s position increased by more than 100 places to equal 303rd in the world and equal 10th in Australia.

Curtin is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In 2014, Curtin’s position increased by more than 100 places to equal 303rd in the world and equal 10th in Australia.

shorter in duration than the STPM and less difficult.

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Entry Requirements: Min. 5 credits, inclusive of Maths and 2 pure Science subjects for Foundation in Science or Engineering. For IT, you must have a credit in Maths. Other courses just require 5 credits. For Medicine and Pharmacy, Min. 5B in Maths, Additional Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics but will vary from university to university.
  • Recognition: Mostly in Malaysia and some overseas. As long as the Foundation course is accredited by MQA, it will be accepted by another private university for entry into the relevant degree programme.
  • Cost: Generally cheaper than overseas Pre-University courses and A-Levels

Assessment for Foundation programmes in Malaysia will vary from university to university. It will contain

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a mix of coursework, assignments, quizzes and exams.

The coursework could cover different assessment tasks such as projects, assignments, laboratory work, presentations, tests, and others as assigned throughout each semester. The final examination is conducted at the end of each semester. The assessments are subject to quality assurance procedures to maintain high standards and ensuring fair assessment.

Unlike the external pre-university programmes in Malaysia which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the Foundation programmes for private universities provide specialisation in specific areas of study such as business, computer & IT, or engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

However, there are also general Foundation programmes such as Foundation in Arts and Foundation

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in Science offered by the private universities. Foundation in Science programmes can lead to engineering, pharmacy, medicine, applied sciences, health sciences and other arts related degree programmes. The Foundation in Arts programme can lead to accounting, business, computing, architecture, design, and other arts related courses. After completing the Foundation in Science students have the choice to choose sciences or arts related degree programmes.

The Foundation programmes at HELP University, Taylor’s University and UCSI University are recognised by some top universities in Australia, UK and New Zealand for entry into their degree programmes. Asia Pacific University is the only private university in Malaysia where all students will study the same subjects for the first semester and then when they figure out which course suits them, they choose the stream for their second and final semester.

Students should choose Foundation programmes from prominent and established universities such as the ones listed below:

Outstanding Foundation Programmes in Malaysia at Leading Private Universities & Colleges

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STPM Education System

Duration of Form 6 studies

In the new system, the duration of form six studies is similar to the previous system which is based on one-and-a half years of form six studies comprising the lower and upper six form.

The allocation of teaching periods remains the same: eight periods per week for each subject (one period = 40 minutes). 

Subjects for STPM

There are two streams, which are the Arts Stream and the Science Stream.

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    900 General Studies

  2. 910 Malay Language
  3. 911 Chinese Language
  4. 912 Tamil Language
  5. 913 Arabic Languange
  6. 920 Literature in English
  7. 922 Communicative Malay Literature
  8. 930 Syariah
  9. 931 Usuluddin
  10. 940 History
  11. 942 Geography
  12. 944 Economics
  13. 946 Business Studies
  14. 948 Accounting
  15. 950 Mathematics (M)
  16. 954 Mathematics (T)
  17. 956 Further Mathematics
  18. 958 Information and Communications Technology
  19. 960 Physics
  20. 962 Chemistry
  21. 964 Biology
  22. 966 Sports Science
  23. 970 Visual Arts

Modular System for the STPM

The new modular STPM format began in 2012, will combine two forms of assessments, and will be similar to the A levels

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format except that it will be in BM.

Students will go through a school-based assessment with a weighting of 20-40% of the final score and a centralised examination with a weighting of 60-80% of the final score (The weighting varies according to subjects).

Nevertheless, School Based Assessment (SBA) cannot be repeated and repeaters are required to sit for an alternative written paper in place with SBA.

The curriculum is divided into three parts based on topic areas. Each part will be taught and studied in either the first, second or third term.

You will take the examinations at the end of each term (3 in total). One term is 6 months. Students who are not satisfied with their

results for the first two terms can retake the examinations at the end of the third term.

Students’ assessment will be carried out each term with the results being released at the end of each respective term. The overall STPM results will be based on the best combined results of the three terms.

Soft skill such as communication skills, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving,information management and ethics are included in the new curriculum.

School-Based Assessment (SBA) for the STPM

The introduction of SBA in this system is in line with the aspiration of the Education Ministry to develop human capital who

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embrace intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical values in line with the National Educational Philosophy.

The SBA consists of project work, field study and practical work. The coursework question/task is prepared by the Council and will be conducted either over three terms or as determined by the individual subject requirements.

Examination

A centralised written examination is administered at the end of each term. Question

types consist of multiple choice, structed and essay questions. Question papers are prepared and provided by the Council, and the marking of answer scripts will be carried out by Council-appointed examiners.

STPM Grading System

Students will receive the results of each term. They can improve exam results of P1 and P2 with examinations U1 and / or U2. Assessment of student’s achievement and examination results are based on three terms. The overall results of the STPM are the best cumulative results for the three terms as follows: Best [(P1 or U1) + (P2 or U2) + P3 + Coursework]The grading system in the new STPM assessment system is similar to that of the previous STPM system. The score

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(question paper level) acquired by students for each term will be aggregated to determine the overall subject grade.

There is no prerequisite minimum pass grade in each term for students to qualify to continue their studies in the following term.

STPM uses a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system. There are 11 grades, which are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D, with F as the failing grade. The grade points for each of these grades are between 4.0 and 1.0, A being 4.0 and D- being 1.0.

The F grade gives a grade point of 0. From year 2012 onwards, CGPA point for each subject is known as Subject Grade Point (SGP) meanwhile the overall CGPA point for all subjects will be known as “Overall Subject Grade Point”.

Cumulative and subject GPA at 2.0 and above is considered a pass with credit or principal pass.

GPA below 2.0 is considered a sub-fail, and a 0 is considered a fail. Admissions to local public universities requires at least a CGPA of 2.0 and above.

Paper Grade Subject Grade SGP* Status
A A 4.00 Full Pass
A- A- 3.67 Full Pass
B+ B+ 3.33 Full Pass
B B 3.00 Full Pass
B- B- 2.67 Full Pass
C+ C+ 2.33 Full Pass
C C 2.00 Full Pass
C- C- 1.67 Partial Pass
D+ D+ 1.33 Partial Pass
D D 1.00 Partial Pass
F F 0.00 Fail

*Subject Grade Point (SGP)

Entry Requirements into Form 6 in Malaysia

The general requirements are: Pass SPM with a Credit in Bahasa Malaysia. However, to obtain a place a certain stream, there are more detailed requirements. To qualify to the Social Sciences, the number of units for the three best subjects must not exceed 12, for the Science stream, the number of units not must not exceed 18 points, while for Religious Studies, it must not exceed 14.

SYARAT-SYARAT KELAYAKAN MASUK KE TINGKATAN ENAM BAWAH 

Murid-murid dari sekolah kerajaan yang layak ditawarkan masuk ke Tingkatan Enam Bawah 2013 hendaklah memenuhi tiga-

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tiga syarat berikut:

1. Memperoleh kepujian bagi mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu dalam peperiksaan SPM 2012.

2. (A) Untuk kemasukan ke jurusan KEMANUSIAAN, calon mesti memperolehi TIGA kepujian dan jumlah mata gred tidak melebihi 8 unit bagi TIGA mata pelajaran terbaik . Tiap-tiap satunya hendaklah daripada kumpulan yang berlainan dari kumpulan-kumpulan berikut:

KUMPULAN        MATA PELAJARAN
I                              Bahasa Melayu
II                             Bahasa Inggeris
III                            Kesusasteraan Melayu / Kesusasteraan Inggeris
IV                            Sejarah
V                             Geografi / Pendidikan Seni Visual
VI                            Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Moral
VII                           Matematik / Matematik Tambahan
VIII                         Sains / Sains Tambahan / Applied Science
IX                            Salah Satu Mata Pelajaran Teknik/Vokasional/Mata Pelajaran Vokasional (MPV)
X                             Tasawwur Islam/Pendidikan Al Quran Dan Al Sunnah/Syariah Islamiah
XI                            Bahasa Arab Tinggi / Bahasa Arab (Komunikasi) / Bahasa Cina / Bahasa Tamil
XII                           Sains Pertanian / Perdagangan / Prinsip Perakaunan / Ekonomi Asas / Ekonomi
Rumah Tangga / Pengetahuan Sains   Sukan

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ATAU

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  1. (B) Untuk kemasukan ke jurusan SAINS, calon mesti memperoleh sekurang- kurangnya TIGA kepujian dengan jumlah mata gred yang tidak melebihi 14 unit. Tiap-tiap satunya hendaklah dalam kumpulan yang berlainan dari kumpulan-kumpulan berikut:

KUMPULAN          MATA PELAJARAN
I                                Matematik / Matematik Tambahan
II                               Fizik
III                             Kimia
IV                             Biologi

V                       Lukisan Kejuruteraan / Kejuruteraan Mekanikal / Kejuruteraan Awam / Kejuruteraan Elektrik & Elektronik/ Rekacipta Teknologi Kejuruteraan / Teknologi Maklumat / Pengajian  Agroteknologi   / Pengurusan Makanan / Pengajian Pakaian.

Calon-calon yang memperolehi jumlah mata gred 15 hingga 18 unit bagi TIGA mata pelajaran terbaik daripada TIGA kumpulan yang berlainan seperti tercatat dalam 2(B), layak ditawarkan ke Tingkatan Enam Bawah dengan syarat terdapat kekosongan tempat di sekolah berkenaan.

What to Study After SPM in IPTS or Private Universities?

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

Best Education Pathway After SPM

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There are basically 2 pathways after SPM or O-Levels. You can either go for a Diploma course or Pre-University Course in Malaysia or Singapore. “Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university bachelors degree programme. The common courses under Pre-University are STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, AUSMAT, etc.

Students after SPM or O-Levels who are not sure what to study at degree level can go for the Pre-University course in Malaysia like A-Levels, AUSMAT or Foundation and then proceed on to the degree in Malaysia.

Choosing the right Pre-University course that fits you would mean that you have to ask yourself which methods of assessment best suit you? Exams, coursework, practicals, group projects and presentations could all be in the mix in differing quantities. Every Pre-University course will include a % breakdown of assessment. You need to understand yourself and capabilities in order to decide which Pre-University course would best suit you.

Students who are sure of what they want to study after SPM or O-Levels can enter the Diploma course first. The Diploma pathway in Malaysia for students after SPM is 2 or 2.5 years and then enter into Year 2 of the Degree programme.

There are many types of diploma and Pre-University courses in Malaysia as well as hundreds of undergraduate majors to choose from. But knowing the right one for you is the most difficult decision. If you read this guide from start to finish, you’ll know the best courses in Malaysia that would suit you.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor 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.

Choosing the best possible course to study is a very important decision to make, and often a challenging one.  For some people, choosing the course is simple as they have always wanted to be a brain surgeon or a dentist or an engineer.

Many students in Malaysia tend to choose their course based on what their parents or relatives recommend, rather than on what they are good at or really like to study. The end result is that a lot of Malaysian students discover that they have started on courses that may be unsuitable to them after studying a few semesters. Worse is when they start work, they find that it is not what they like.

When choosing a course students need to choose based on your personal strengths and your career

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goals. Let the experienced counselors at EduSpiral Consultant Services take you step-by-step through the choices.

Most importantly, the right course will help you to develop skills for the long term, for your career and personal development. The skills for a successful future include, communication, English-language proficiency, problem-solving, strategic and analytical skills, creative thinking, innovation, team-work, leadership and assimilating new ideas.

There are so many courses out there and it can be confusing to choose the right course to study after SPM, UEC, STPM, O-Levels or A-LevelsChoosing the right course is a big decision and it is important to get it right as it can impact your future success.

So how should you go about choosing the best course that fits you?

Step 1: Look at your Interests, Skills & Personality 

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This requires the individual to develop a certain degree of self-awareness. This require you to ask:

  1. What kind of person am I?
  2. What do I like?
  3. What are my hobbies?
  4. What is my personality?

This process of self-assessment consists of using several instruments in order to uncover your interests, personality type, work related values and skills. It is looking at these things in combination that can help you figure out what courses will be good matches for you, and you could learn something that will surprise you. The greater the overlap between an individual’s interests, aptitudes and personal characteristics and those required by the area of study, the greater the degree of satisfaction when engaged in that area of study. This process will help you decide which course best fits you. If you find the right course at the right college you will be inspired to succeed.

Match what you have come to know about yourself (self-assessment) to a course. During this phase of the career planning process you will decide which course is the best fit for you based on what you now know about yourself and the courses you have researched. This will entail looking at the jigsaw pieces of your life to date and putting them together. Considering your interests, hobbies, skills, aptitudes and achievements, both academic and personal, and identifying certain personality traits combined with appropriate course exploration will hold the key to successful course choice.

Step 2: Look at your Actual Results

Your results in SPM, UEC, or O-Levels will act as a guide in what you are actually good at. For example, if you are good in Physics & Add Maths, then you can consider engineering courses. If you fail in any of these subjects and want to study engineering, then you are being unrealistic.

Step 3: Research the courses and offer at top colleges or universities

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Ka Jun, Pharmacy at UCSI University

Make a list of courses to explore that are of interest to you and then research each course. The internet, college prospectuses, family and friends are your best sources of information and support. Someone who is already studying the course can give you great insight from a student’s perspective.

It is important to attend college open days or other career events and make every effort to speak to lecturers, tutors or admissions staff in the colleges you are interested in, as they will facilitate your decision-making.

Many students drop out or change course, so something is going wrong with students initial decisions. A lot of heartache can be avoided if you take the time to look at the college websites to find out not just which subjects you will be studying on your course but also to find out the content of the individual modules of each subject.

In this way you will know exactly what lies ahead of you. Discovering that you have made the wrong choice can be upsetting, and expensive.

Check out the duration of the course, accreditation, and additional costs such as accommodation, books, travel etc.

Step 4: Talk to the Right People

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If your car needs to be repaired, you would ask advise from a mechanic and not from a Doctor. So, when asking about your future career, ask from people who are experienced and knowledgeable. Many Malaysians tend to listen to their parents and relatives without checking the facts to see if it is true. An uncle would tell them to study a certain course and the student would just go for it without doing any research or consideration to see if it fits them.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has more than 15 years experience in helping students choose the right course based on facts and evidence. Students who are still confused and need advise can contact us for a free consultation at 01111408838.

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes to Study in Malaysia

Best Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

Top Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

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Outstanding Computing and Information Technology Courses in Malaysia

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I whatsapped EduSpiral and got the information I needed about the university and course. He then arranged for me and my mother to meet up with APU counselors and to tour the campus as well.
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First Rate Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

The Best Business & Accounting Courses in Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Excellent Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Top Design Courses in Malaysia

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I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction.
Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU Penang University College

First Rate Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

Top Scholarships Available from the Best Private Universities in Malaysia

Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia

EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels. Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels.
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Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. Taylor’s University
  7. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
  8. First City University College
  9. HELP University
  10. HELP Academy
  11. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  12. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  13. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  14. KDU University College Penang
  15. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  16. IACT College
  17. Point College
  18. Saito College
  19. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  20. Nilai University
  21. Reliance College

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EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

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 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.

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Best 4+0 American Degree Program (ADP) in Malaysia


Top Private College in Malaysia for the 4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes

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Students after SPM or O-Levels who want a top American education in Malaysia can now get the University of Upper Iowa (UIU), USA degree at HELP College of Arts & Technology. The best part is that the fees would include one academic year of studies in UIU’s campus in the United States, economy airfare, and accommodation. You will be getting an American experience at a fraction of the cost to study in the USA.

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First Rate 4+0 American Degree Program (ADP) in Malaysia

With at least 5 credits, students after SPM from Malaysia can complete the whole degree American

University of Upper Iowa, USA was established in 1857 and now students in Malaysia can obtain a USA degree at HELP College of Arts & Technology

University of Upper Iowa, USA was established in 1857 and now students in Malaysia can obtain a USA degree 

Degree program in Malaysia at a Top College in Malaysia. Students after SPM or O-Levels will enter directly into Year 1 of the degree program for a total of 4 years. The American education system does not require Pre-University to enter into the degree programme after SPM or O-Levels. The American Degree system after SPM or O-Levels is Year 1 (Freshman), Year 2 (Sophomore), Year 3 (Junior) and finally Year 4 (Senior).

The University of Upper Iowa has very strong credentials, including a slew of national and international awards, and has a Nobel Laureate amongst its alumni. It was ranked Tier 1 in the US News and World Report 2015 “Best Colleges” ranking.

What is truly unique and attractive about the 4+0 American Degree program is the affordability. 

The total fees of RM80,888 for this 4+0 program, includes one academic year of studies in UIU’s campus in the United States, economy airfare, and accommodation.

4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes

The majors available are Psychology, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Communications, and Human Resource Management. During their studies at HELP CAT, students will receive in-country UIU faculty support.

Students after SPM or O-Levels may choose from the following Upper Iowa University, USA programmes:

WHY UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY 4+0 ADP in Malaysia

  • UIU 4 + 0 programs deliver an American Education of unmatched value
  • One year of free study at Upper Iowa University in the USA
  • Opt for a Double Major at no extra cost
  • Direct entry after SPM – graduate with an American degree in 4 years
  • Credit transfer for students with A-Levels, STPM and UEC
  • Selected courses taught by UIU senior academic staff based in Malaysia
  • Continuous course assessment with less emphasis on exams
  • Internship program for industrial and practical experience
  • Opportunities to live and work in the USA

Entry Requirements for the 4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes

HELP CAT students get to go to the University of Upper Iowa in the USA to study for 1 year paying Malaysian fees

Students get to go to the University of Upper Iowa in the USA to study for 1 year paying Malaysian fees

  • 5 SPM credits including English and in SPM, O-Levels, ICGSE, UEC or equivalent (for BS in Psychology, a Pass in Science and Math is necessary)
  • Credit transfer for holders of UEC, A-Levels, STPM or Diploma
  • Credit transfer for holders of the International Baccalaureate and American Degree Transfer Program transcripts, Southern Australia Matriculation, Canadian Pre-University
  • Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science
  • 12 years of schooling with accredited certificate from home country
  • 12 years of home schooling and certificate from home schooling center

About Upper Iowa University, USA

Upper Iowa University (UIU), founded in 1857, is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning

HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) is offering the Upper Iowa University (UIU) 4+0 American Degree Program.

 Upper Iowa University (UIU) 4+0 American Degree Program.

offering quality degree programs. It is the second largest private university in Iowa, located in the northeast of the state in the community of Fayette.

UIU provides educational excellence and leadership development to 7,600 students – both nationally and internationally – at its campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through online degree programs; at centers in the US; via independent study; and at UIU international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages. Its undergraduate and graduate degree programs cover more than 40 majors, including business, education, management, communication, human services, information technology, liberal arts, math, psychology and science. A high level of academic rigor and quality is ensured in the UIU programs through on-site faculty, faculty exchange, and visiting lecturers.

Special features of Upper Iowa University

  • UIU is one of the largest universities in the American Midwest

    Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA at HELP College of Arts & Technology

    Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA 

  • UIU’s distinguished alumni include: a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a world-famous Biblical archaeologist and scholar
  • Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study
  • UIU’s Residential Campus located in Fayette, Iowa, has over 900 students. The largest capital improvement campaign in the University’s history, $75 million, is currently underway on campus
  • UIU’s Distance Education Programs (an award-winning Online Program and Independent Study) offer the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime
  • UIU has 15 US Center locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin offering evening classes. UIU is global, with International Centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia and offers a study abroad program

    Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA at HELP College of Arts & Technology

    Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA 

  • UIU ranks in the top 25% of colleges nationally for the enhancement of student learning [Source: CLA Learning Report-2009]
  • UIU is the only NCAA Division II Athletic Program in Iowa and member of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NCIS)
  • Upper Iowa University celebrates 21 percent diversity among its student population
  • Upper Iowa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org) and is approved by the Louisiana Higher Education Board, the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, and the Iowa Department of Education (for teacher education in Iowa only). The programs offered are approved by the states of Iowa, Kansas (restricted), Louisiana, and Wisconsin for veterans’ benefits.

Rankings for Upper Iowa University, USA

Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA at HELP College of Arts & Technology

Get an American degree in Malaysia with 1 year study experience at University of Upper Iowa, USA 

Upper Iowa University received strong ranking byUS News & World Report 2015 in several categories:

  • Tier 1 school in the Best Colleges – Regional Universities Midwest category
  • Best Colleges for Veterans category
  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs category
  • Best Online MBA Programs category

Added value – Senior UIU Academics with PhDs

These senior academics of UIU are assigned to Malaysia to give extra value to students’ experience of studying for an American degree.

Dr Kurt Bruder

Dr Kurt Bruder

BA Communications, MA Communications (Michigan State), MEd (Texas Tech), PhD Communication (Texas, Austin)

Dr Kurt Bruder teaches communication courses in the UIU programs at HELP CAT. He is a communication scholar-teacher, trained psychotherapist, and student of spiritual development. Dr Bruder has trained communication professionals in skill areas like public speaking, interpersonal and intercultural communication, communication theory and persuasion. In the UIU-HELP CAT campus, he is presently teaching News Editing, Feature Writing, and Writing for Media, and guiding students approaching graduation in their Senior Projects. Dr Bruder is the author of several books. He is also a recording artist.


Dr Petra Speier-Werner

Dr Petra Speier-Werner

BEcon, MA Social Behavioural Sciences (Tübingen), PhD Business Economics & Social Sciences (Hamburg)

Dr Petra Speier-Werner teaches management and psychology courses in the UIU programs at HELP CAT. She has worked for the German federal government, at Deloitte Business Consulting, and for one of the biggest German NGOs in poverty eradication.  She has worked in Europe, Latin America and Africa. She has been an independent international consultant, coach and a lecturer. Her areas of interest are: Organizational Development, Management and Leadership, Strategy Development and Implementation, Quality Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Psychology, Motivation and Action, Work and Task Analysis and Design, and Project Management. Dr Speier-Werner loves to teach and support students and organizations to grow.

Distinguished alumni of Upper Iowa University, USA

John-Mott John Mott, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace for his work in establishing international student organizations that worked to promote peace.

Dr-Arlie Dr Arlie V Bock, the founding father of sports medicine.

William-F-Albright William F Albright, founder of biblical archaeology and authenticator of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

George Safford Parker George Safford Parker, founder of the Parker Pen Company.

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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.

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Culinary Arts is Cool at the best Culinary Schools in Malaysia


First Rate Diploma in Culinary Arts at Private Universities & Colleges in Malaysia

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The culinary industry is ideal for students who possess a flair for creativity, desire to please peoples’ palates, provide solutions, able to handle pressure, entrepreneurs and a passion for cooking. Malaysians have a love affair with the culinary world. As Malaysians become more affluent, our taste buds become more sophisticated with a ravenous desire to consume more exotic dishes.

All of these restaurants depend on chefs and cooks to create delicious food for their customers to enjoy. Some chefs achieve fame, celebrity, and great fortunes through their unique flavour culinary achievements. If you want to be one of these people, choosing to study culinary arts at a top private college or university in Malaysia is probably the best step you could take.

Students after SPM or O-Levels with a minimum of 3 credits can go for the Diploma in Culinary Arts for 2.5 years before entering into Year 2 of the Degree programme for another 2 years.

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Award-Winning Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia to Study Diploma in Culinary Arts

Top Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia for Culinary Arts & Patisserie Programmes in Malaysia

Top private universities & colleges in Malaysia for Culinary Arts diploma programmes are

  1. Berjaya University College of Hospitality
  2. Taylor’s University
  3. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  4. KDU Penang University College
  5. UCSI University
  6. YTL International College of Hospitality Management
  7. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  8. Nilai University

Students after SPM or O-Levels can also consider the top culinary arts diploma programmes below:

Studying Culinary Arts at Leading Private Colleges & Universities in Malaysia

Most culinary art schools in Malaysia teach a variety of cuisines and preparation techniques. Instruction ranges from the fancy haute French style cuisine to Italian style cuisine or Asian fusion styles.

This is perhaps the greatest strength of Malaysian cuisine: so many diverse backgrounds and foods come together in the kitchens and restaurants of Malaysia.

At the best colleges for culinary arts in Malaysia you’ll be taught how to make mouthwatering food, and

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

EduSpiral provides free campus tours to YTL International College of Hotel Management and other universities in Malaysia to help students make a good decision

how to combine this with the business side of managing a restaurant. You will find that the culinary, hospitality and tourism industries possess high job prospects for graduates with the boom in tourism and increase in affluence of society.

Budget airlines and low hotel rates through Internet booking supported by the Malaysian government’s push for tourism have increased the public awareness and motivation to travel. Therefore, the job prospects for the various areas of culinary arts are very positive not only locally but globally.

Who should study Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism in Malaysia

The culinary, hospitality, tourism and services management industries are ideal for people who enjoy experiential learning and

State-of-the-art facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

State-of-the-art facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

being able to apply their knowledge gained immediately to practice. They are people who:

  • Love to cook
  • Enjoy meeting new and exciting people
  • Enjoy traveling and entertainment
  • Are creative thinkers
  • Are hands-on workers
  • Are critical thinkers
  • Are service oriented
  • Provide quick and creative solutions to different kinds of challenges
  • Enjoy being a part of a exciting environment
  • Work in flexible hours
  • Love to explore new and different cultures

Plus points for qualified chefs in Malaysia

  • Able to travel round the world
  • Able to obtain jobs worldwide easily
  • Able to get extra points in the application for Permanent Residency (PR) status in certain countries like Australia, UK, USA or Europe
  • Able to network with people from all levels

Nature of the work for chefs in Malaysia

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

  • Long hours
  • Weekend work may be required
  • High pressure at peak periods
  • Service oriented – provide a high level of services
  • Customer emphasis – able to cater and adapt customer’s needs and requests
  • Dynamic – on-the-go
  • Able to adapt to changes and stress

It is important to choose a culinary arts college in Malaysia that has years of experience or that can provide you with excellent exposure to the industry. The best colleges in Malaysia in culinary arts can help prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career.

Are there jobs for culinary arts graduates in Malaysia?

The tourism industry is booming with increasing world prosperity and disposable income. Additional factors such as the

KDU Penang's award-winning chefs during the international competition

KDU Penang’s award-winning chefs during the international competition

continued development of low cost airlines making travel available for larger shares of population and increased international tourism is projecting strong growth in the next few years.

Eating is something that everyone does while on tour. Tourists sample the ethnic cooking in the country they are visiting. When tourism increases, naturally there is more business for restaurants and eateries therefore the need for more professionally trained chefs.

With the emphasis on tourism and the increase in tourists to Malaysia and internationally, the industry will need professionally trained chefs to meet the needs of the industry in Malaysia as well as globally.

This global spread of tourism in industrialised and developed states has produced ‎economic and employment benefits in many related sectors – from construction to ‎food or hotels.‎

The Culinary Industry in Malaysia is growing therefore there is an increased demand for professional chefs

The world’s love affair with food is unending. Malaysia is an ideal gastronomic paradise, with her multi-cultural traditions mixed in

The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

The Culinary Team from KDU College Penang won 23 Prizes at the International Competition in Bali

with western industrialisation. This makes Malaysia an ideal location to learn a wide variety of cuisine. As our society increasingly become adept to an enriched lifestyle the taste buds become more sophisticated and a desire to consume more exotic dishes.

The culinary industry is ideal for students who possess a flair for creativity, desire to please peoples’ palates, entrepreneurial and of course, a love of food.

There are four basic skills that every chef uses throughout their career:

1. Technical
These skills are the foundation of a chef’s talent and success – knife skills, cooking methods, timing, mise en place, and being able to cook on the line gracefully even during the peak hour.

2. Culinary

Most chefs have a good palate to begin, but training for the nuances of flavor and seasoning, new flavor combinations, creative plates and presentations, delving deep in to a cuisine culture all take training and practice.

Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

3. Organisational

Prior planning is important in a busy kitchen. Organising the menu, ingredients, staffing and kitchen will ensure a smooth running with less stress. Organising also helps in conducting business effectively (ordering, scheduling, food costing etc.).

4. Managerial

Having a keen understanding of human behavior and how to motivate them is important as one gains more responsibility. A good chef understands how to work with people and get them to work for him/her.

These skills are the highest level because they involve sharing knowledge and skills with those working for you.

The most often-seen method is training, but ultimately being a mentor to a cook and to develop their career is the highest skill a chef can attain.

The Best Diploma in Culinary Arts Course at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Avant - Molecular Kitchen for Culinary Arts Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Avant – Molecular Kitchen for Culinary Arts Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Students after SPM or O-Levels with a passion for all things culinary and have an innate interest in the creativity of food will greatly benefit from the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to use the freshest ingredients to create sumptuous gourmet dishes that are worthy of the world’s finest restaurants.

Students are also exposed to Molecular Cuisine, a first-of-its-kind for a culinary diploma in Malaysia. Not only that, students are taught by award-winning chefs, with 75% of the course based on practical trainings in various aspects of the culinary field.

In this programme, students also have the option of obtaining a parchment from IMI University Centre, Switzerland.

Year 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts Course at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU University College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts lecturer and kitchen artist Chef Hamirudin Nazir shows off his ice-carving skills at the new lab.

KDU University College School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts lecturer and kitchen artist Chef Hamirudin Nazir shows off his ice-carving skills at the new lab.

  • Culinary Essentials
  • Tertiary English 1
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Food Nutrition, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Services Operations
  • International Cuisine
  • Introduction to Hospitality Operations
  • Introduction to Patisserie Skills
  • Introductory French
  • Menu Design and Development
  • Principles of Garde Manger
  • Personal Development Planning 1

Year 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts Course at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Artisanat - Kitchen Artistry Room at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Artisanat – Kitchen Artistry Room at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • Advanced Bakery and Pastry Arts
  • Advanced Butchery
  • Chocolates and Confections
  • Classical French Cuisine
  • Commodity Cooking
  • Culinary Artistry and Design
  • Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls
  • Intermediate French
  • Molecular Cuisine
  • Personal Development Planning 2
  • Industrial Placement

The Best Culinary Arts & Hospitality Courses at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Atelier - Hot Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Atelier – Hot Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

The global hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industries are dynamic and constantly evolving. It is among the world’s largest and fastest growing industries, offering boundless opportunities for ambitious students who enjoy working with people and in a range of exciting environments, be it locally or internationally.

At KDU, students will find the blend of true hospitality, tourism and culinary subjects taught in specialised facilities that mirror state-of-the-art, real world environments. Our range of programmes ensure that students emerge as excellent, well-rounded graduates, armed with a combination of knowledge and skills that are in high demand with employers.

Together with lecturers who carry both industry and academic experiences, we constantly push boundaries

Bacchus - Wine Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Bacchus – Wine Lab at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

to ensure our students learn from the best. KDU is the only institution to offer molecular cooking as a compulsory subject in our culinary programmes, in addition to launching the first-ever culinary book that applies molecular cooking techniques in Malaysian recipes. KDU is also no stranger to the competitive culinary scene, with lecturers and students excelling in competitions both locally and internationally.

KDU is also internationally recognised, garnering the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education as well as accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) as an Associate Member.

96% EMPLOYED UPON GRADUATION

Cafe 8ighty 7even by Coffex at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Cafe 8ighty 7even by Coffex at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Upon graduation, our students are employed in renowned hotels and service related industries, with 30% obtaining employment overseas.

PRACTICAL PROGRAMMES FOR THE REAL WORLD

Our programmes are taught by the best in the industry with more than 50% of our curriculum emphasising hands-on practice In addition, our Industry Advisory Board is made up of top-tier management from the industry.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

13 kitchens cover 65,000sf with ample space for niche studies in molecular gastronomy, wine, chocolate and coffee, and charcuterie. There are also realistic mock hospitality training facilities, as well as student-run restaurants.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENT AND STUDENT-EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

Students at degree level have the option of participating in a 2-week resident programme at IMI University Centre (Switzerland), as well as a student-exchange programme in France at local fee.

IMI University Centre Switzerland – Partner for the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

KDU University College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (SHTCA) was founded

Saveur - Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Saveur – Training Restaurant at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

in 1987, and with over 27 years of history, the school is the only Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts School in Malaysia that offers a complete Swiss experience through its collaboration with IMI University Centre switzerland.

Its partnership with the IMI University Centre Switzerland enables the school to offer IMI programmes in Malaysia, without students having to go abroad. One of the unique features of the KDU-IMI programmes is the exposure to industry placement in reputable local or international hotels and restaurants where practical skills are enhanced in real life-situations.

IMI University Centre Switzerland is a unique, private, International Management Institute founded in 1991. Students at IMI can be assured of a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. A qualification from IMI is a stamp of excellence on any curriculum vitae and will ensure that students are top of the pile for first important interviews.

IMI University Centre Switzerland and KDU University College has definitely come a long way, combining quality academic teaching, practical training, excellent industry placements, and international exposure, all a recipe for success.

Top Notch Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Facilities at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

With industry standard mock-up suites, coffee labs and dining outlets, including a fine dining restaurant, students are able to experience their future working environments while being on campus.

Boulangerie - Bakery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Boulangerie – Bakery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • Equatorial Mock Suite- Industry standard mock suites for realistic hands-on training.
  • Café 8ighty 7even by Coffex – Of cosy settings and freshly brewed coffee steaming in the air by the hands of our versatile students.
  • Atelier – Hot Kitchen – Students get into action in the hot kitchen, giving them a taste of life in the industry.
  • Culinary Lecture Theatre – Top notch facilities equipped in the theatre allows for in-class demonstrations.
  • Dewakan – Fine Dining Restaurant – Equipped with elegant finishes, Dewakan is an educational entrepreneurial initiative by KDU.
  • Avant – Molecular Kitchen – At Avant, students utilise the latest equipment in learning the art of molecular cooking.

    Charcuterie - Butchery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

    Charcuterie – Butchery Kitchen at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

  • Charcuterie – Butchery Kitchen – At Charcuterie, students learn and master the techniques and skills to create various deli products.
  • Mirabelle – Training Restaurant – At Mirabelle, students run everything from scratch while serving real customers and countering real-time situations.
  • Saveur – Training Restaurant – Built to mimic a true fine dining restaurant, students are given real practice at Saveur.
  • Artisanat – Kitchen Artistry Room – At Artisanat, our students are trained to master the most delicate of arts.
  • Glace – Ice Carvery – At Glace, students are taught first hand on the art of ice carving.
  • Boulangerie – Bakery Kitchen – KDU students are synonymous with the fluffy bread and pastries they produce here at the Boulangerie.
  • Bacchus – Wine Lab – Students are given a holistic education complemented with our state-of-the-art facilities inclusive of a wine tasting lab.

KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie Culinary Arts Awards

2013 Awards Won by KDU University College 

KDU Culinary Arts student preparing the Molecular Gastronomy meal

KDU Culinary Arts student preparing the Molecular Gastronomy meal

  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Golds / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Silver / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Bronze / Individual
  • Chef Association of Malaysia (CAM) – Best Chef Award / Chef Hamirudin Nazir (for his contribution to CAM)
  • Chef Association of Malaysia (CAM) – Best Chef Award / Chef Darren Teoh (“Redefinition” molecular book author)
  • Malaysia Chef Association awarded Best Chef to 2 KDU lecturers while the 3rd Award winner was a
  • KDU alumni Culinary Arts National
  • Singapore competition won 2 Gold International

2012 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Dream Team Event

2011 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – 2 Bronzes / Individual

2010 Awards Won by KDU University College 

KDU University College Culinary Arts students preparing the pine needles for the molecular cuisine

KDU University College Culinary Arts students preparing the pine needles for the molecular cuisine

  • Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile – Silver / Individual (Black Box)
  • Salon Culinaire, Dubai – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Dream Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Silver / Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Individual
  • The Big Cooking Contest, Austria – 7th Placing / Team Event
  • Silver Award, Putra Brands Awards

2009 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Battle of the Chefs, Malaysia – Silver / Team Event
  • Battle of the Chefs, Malaysia – 3 Bronzes / Individual
  • HOFEX – Hong Kong International Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong – Bronze / Individual
  • MIHAS Chefs Challenge, Malaysia – 4 Golds, 3 Silvers and Overall Champion / Team Event
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM), Malaysia – 3 Silvers / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM), Malaysia – 2 Bronzes / Individual

2008 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Silver / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – 2 Bronzes / Team Event
  • Penang Chefs Challenge, Malaysia – Champion / Team Event (Black Box)

2007 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) – Gold / Individual
  • Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) – 4 Bronzes / Individual

2006 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Food & Hotel Asia (FHA), Singapore – Bronze / Team Event
  • NTV7 – Battle of the Best, Malaysia – 1st Runner-up / Individual
  • Maggi / NST Culinary Challenge, Malaysia – Champion / Team Event

2005 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • 1 Gold, 1 Bronze and 1 Silver Award. Food Hotel Malaysia (FHM) Culinary Arts Department International

2004 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Cube Award, Lufthansa Airlines Exec.

2003 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • 1 Gold & 1 Silver Award. Flambe’ Category, Food Hotel Malaysia Culinary Arts Department International
  • 1 Bronze and 3 Merit Diploma Awards. Mocktail and Cocktail Categories, Food Hotel Malaysia

1999 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Cube Award, Lufthansa Airlines Exec. Chef Gerhard Local / Departmental

1990 Awards Won by KDU University College 

  • Maurice Reymond Award Exec. Chef Gerhard International Award
  • Champions, National Culinary Competition Culinary Arts Department

Free Barista Certification for Diploma and Degree Culinary Students at KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie

Culinary Arts diploma students at KDU University College will receive free training and certification for the European Barista Guild Level 1 while the culinary degree students will obtain the Level 2 certification. These certifications enhances the students’ learning experience and job potential.

Outstanding Diploma in Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University

Fine Dining Restaurant at Taylor's University

Fine Dining Restaurant at Taylor’s University

Dual recognition and certification by Académie de Toulouse (ADT), France and Taylor’s University. Upon graduation, Taylor’s graduates will receive the Baccalauréat Professionnel Restauration – Cuisine (BacPro) from Académie de Toulouse (ADT), France and the Diploma in Culinary Arts from Taylor’s University.

The 2-year Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Taylor’s University is designed to equip students who wish to pursue culinary arts with fundamental skills in culinary arts and strong product knowledge, as well as the ability to perform and organise food production.

Unlike a culinary arts academy, our curriculum focuses on the areas of culinary, pastry as well as culinary management. Taylor’s University students are trained to develop a high degree of professionalism during the culinary arts course, focusing on quality of the food.

Focus on Food Preparation and Food Service

Training Kitchen at Taylor's University

Training Kitchen at Taylor’s University

  • Equipped with technical skills in kitchen setup and organisation, food product knowledge, patisserie and artistic skills.
  • Exposure to different cooking techniques in Western and Asian cuisine, training students to be experts in the field of hot cooking, pastry, baking as well as butchery and garde manger.
  • Trained to achieve a high degree of professionalism and to focus on the quality of the product and customers’ expectations.

Flexible Further Study Options

Wine tasting lab at Taylor's University

Wine tasting lab at Taylor’s University

  • Taylor’s Diploma in Culinary Arts students can progress into the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Culinology® or Advanced Diploma in Patisserie and Gastronomic Cuisine; or gain advanced standing into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management (Hons) or Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons).

Real-World Experience

  • 16-week internship in the kitchen and restaurants to develop practical and relevant skills.

Programme Structure for the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Taylor’s University

Year 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

Taylor’s University top ranked in Malaysia for culinary arts

Term 1

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Food Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Introduction to Pastry & Bakery
  • Fundamental of Culinary
  • MPU (U1)*

Term 2

  • English for Specific Purpose
  • Fundamentals of Food & Beverage
  • Patisserie & Bread Confections
  • Essential Cuisine Techniques
  • MPU (U2)*

    Temptations training restaurant at Taylor's University

    Temptations training restaurant at Taylor’s University

  • MPU (U3)*

Term 3

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Business Mathematics
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Asian Desserts & Breads
  • Cuisine of Asia

Year 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University

Term 4

Tangerine fine dining restaurant at Taylor's University

Tangerine fine dining restaurant at Taylor’s University

  • Internship

Term 5

  • Basic French I
  • Business Accounting
  • Ergonomics & Work Environment
  • Plated Desserts & Artistic Skills I
  • French Cuisine
  • MPU (U4)*

Term 6

  • Basic French II
  • Foodservice Business Plan
  • Entremet & Artistic Skills II
  • Advanced Cuisine
  • Principles of Purchasing

Achievements of Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts

  • Tier 6: Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA)
    The first and only university to achieve Tier 6, best quality in teaching and learning of the hospitality and tourism discipline in Malaysia.
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award
    Education & Training category for its public-private partnership in education and training, 2015
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA)
    Academic & Research Excellence in the Hospitality Education Institution Category, 2013-2015
  • THE-ICE, or the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education, Australia
    The first Malaysian, and Asian, university to receive full accreditation
  • Brand Laureate
    Best Brand in Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Education, 2011
  • Research Chefs Association (RCA) Student Culinology® Competition
    Champion, 2016
  • World’s 1st International Young Chef Olympiad 2015
    Champion, 2015
  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award
    Champion, 2014 & 2012
  • World Gourmet Summit (Regional Category)
    Culinary Institution of the Year Award, 2012
  • 9th ASEAN Skills Competition
    Gold medal, Cooking Category, 2012
  • Monin Cup Competition-Cocktail category
    Champion & 2nd Runner Up, 2016
  • Hilton Malaysia Hospitality Talent Cup Competition
    Champion & 1st Runner Up, The Bar Cup: Signature Cocktail Presentation, 2016
  • Culinaire Malaysia
    4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronzes, 2015
    4 Golds, 12 Silvers and 9 Bronzes, 2013

Taylor’s University Dual Award Partner

  • Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts offers dual award degree and diploma programmes in collaboration with the University of Toulouse (UOT) and the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) in France respectively.
  • A quality review committee, comprising academics from both institutions, is established for quality assurance and moderation of the standards of the programmes, which includes curriculum and assessments.
  • Upon completion of the diploma or degree programmes at Taylor’s, students will receive certification from both Taylor’s and the partner institution in France.

Académie de Toulouse (ADT), France

  • ADT is a division of the French Ministry of Education.
  • The Académie is ranked as one of the best in France for Hotel and Tourism studies.
  • Diplomas are attested by the French Ministry of Education.

University of Toulouse (UOT), France

  • Established in 1229, UOT is one of the largest universities in France.
  • UOT’s Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees are ranked in top positions by French professionals.
  • It is a highly sought-after degree with more than 600 applicants each year, but only 80 seats available.
  • Degrees are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education

World-Class Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Facilities at Taylor’s University

In preparing students for the increasingly challenging and complex hospitality, tourism and culinary industry, the School has put in place world-class facilities designed and built to stimulate the actual working environment of leading establishments.

  • 84-room hotel (Ruemz Hotel)
  • 3 Front Office Reception Rooms
  • Hotel Suites
  • Wine Laboratory
  • 9 Restaurants (including 3 fine dining restaurants, 3 specialised training restaurants, 1 Asian restaurant, 1 lifestyle restaurant and 1 multiservice restaurant)
  • 14 Culinary Suites (encompassing 9 kitchens, 1 garde manger kitchen, 1 artist kitchen, 1 chocolate room and 1 artist kitchen)
  • Manifestation Culinary Bar Theatre
  • Tourism Practical Rooms
  • Events Projects Room
  • CRiT (Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies)
  • Chemistry Lab and Food Science Lab

Top Diploma in Culinary Arts Programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

The Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality is designed for those who have chosen to pursue an exciting career in culinary arts.

This unique skills-driven programme takes you through key stages of classical and international cuisine preparation, garde manger, butchery, patisserie and bakery.

At the same time, you will learn to develop your professionalism in producing world class cuisine.

Why Choose the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality?

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

Berjaya University College of Hospitality Culinary Arts students are taught by top chefs in the industry

You will gain valuable insights into the industry’s latest trends and skills to create consumable masterpieces. This combination will make you a much sought-after professional in this industry. Furthermore, the strong networks garnered by the school will also give you an extra edge in your future career.

While mastering the culinary techniques, you will also learn entrepreneurial concepts to help you launch your own business, explore career options and participate in work-based learning experiences (internships).

What to expect from the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality?

Gold and Silver Medals for BERJAYA UCH – Students awarded medals at the IASC-Asian Culinary Challenge 2013

Gold and Silver Medals for BERJAYA UCH – Students awarded medals at the IASC-Asian Culinary Challenge 2013

The Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality will enhance your supervisory, technical and personal skills. It will also broaden your mind-set to ‘think out of the box’, as communication and problem-solving skills are essential in the culinary arts industry.

The culinary arts programme begins with an orientation level course where you are introduced to topics such as basic culinary, kitchen hygiene, nutrition, baking, pastry, kitchen layout and design. After mastering the basics, the programme will then focus on advanced-level food preparation which includes, cooking and plating whole dishes and pastries to perfection.

Year 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

  • Basic Food and Beverage Services
  • Pastry and Baking
  • Food Commodities
  • Basic Culinary
  • Cuisine and Restaurant Operations
  • Advanced Pastry and Baking
  • Kitchen and Hygiene Management
  • Butchery
  • Advanced Cuisine and Restaurant Operations
  • Catering Services
  • Nutrition and Sensory Analysis
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Personal Development Skills 1
  • Personal Development Skills 2
  • Personal Development Skills 3

Year 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme at Berjaya University College of Hospitality

Excellent culinary arts facilities at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

Excellent culinary arts facilities at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

  • Garde Manger
  • Malaysian Cuisine
  • Menu Planning and Development
  • Introduction to Business
  • Kitchen Layout and Design
  • Asean Cuisine
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship
  • Internship

Elective Subject

  • Pastry Artistry or Vegetables and Fruit Carving

Professional Work Placement Programme

You will undergo a semester of comprehensive training in the internship programme. It has been specially designed to give you an intensive hands-on learning experience within a challenging work environment.

State-of-the-Art Facilities at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

BERJAYA UCH’s cosmopolitan city campus is situated within the golden triangle in Berjaya Times Square.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Lobby Area

Students will benefit from the integrated learning experience gained from the hospitality, tourism and service-related businesses within and surrounding the city campus. The city campus, totaling approximately 100,000 square feet, is located on the 11th (West Wing) consisting mainly the administrative offices and learning areas; and 14th (East Wing) comprises the culinary and restaurant facilities for the School of Culinary Arts.

BERJAYA UCH had you in mind when they designed their campus. From the culinary studios, to the boardroom, to the custom-built housekeeping suites, BERJAYA UCH’s facilities are customised to help teach students by immersing themselves into a realistically simulated environment.

BERJAYA UCH encompasses the hardware of complete infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities which

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Oeneology Lab or Wine Lab

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Oeneology Lab or Wine Lab

include high-tech lecture theatres, classrooms and seminar rooms, conference room, learning and resource centre, housekeeping suite, travel bureau, dedicated computer laboratories with the latest software, fully equipped preparation, production and pastry kitchens, bakery, culinary studio, culinary theatre, show kitchen, fine dining restaurant, café, culinary museum, coffee and tea academy, oenology laboratory and chocolate and sugar artistry laboratory among others.

The usual comment when guests step into our city campus is, “Wow! Is this a University campus or a five-star hotel?” We would like to say, BOTH! Your classrooms, learning resource centre, kitchens, laboratories and everything else has been specifically designed to immerse you in the Hospitality, Tourism and Services industry. Hence, the swanky look and feel for the campus environment.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Awards and Recognitions

BERJAYA UCH is recognised through numerous awards and accolades that include:

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
  • BrandLaureate-SMEs Chapter Awards 2010 for the ‘Best Brands in Education-Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary & Retail Education’
  • World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education 2011
  • Doctorjob’s Students’ Choice Awards by GTI Media
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 for ‘Hospitality Education Excellence’
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 for HAPA Hospitality Education Institution Culinary Excellence
  • The Chief Operating Officer of BERJAYA UCH, Madam Mae Ho was awarded ‘Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award Winner’ in APEA 2011.

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Recognition & Achievements from 2009 – Present

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Kitchen

At BERJAYA UCH, you will discover that the drive to ‘win’ is often rewarded quickly. Even before they graduate, many of your peers would have become award-winning talents through the many competitions we participate in and win!

2009

  • Culinaire Malaysia 2009: 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals

2010

  • Norwegian Salmon Challenge 2010: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • 1 World Culture International Student’s Cultural Festival 2010: 2nd place in Culture Dance competition
  • MONIN Cup 2010: Champion for Mocktail category; 1st Runner-up for Cocktail category

2011

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Cafe operated by students

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Cafe operated by students

  • GAS PETRONAS Battle of the Chefs 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Le Tour De Fruit 2011: 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • HOFEX- Hong Kong International Culinary Competition 2011: 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2011 Penang: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals, 1 Diploma
  • Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Young Chef Pencil Box Culinary Challenge 2011: 2nd Runner Up
  • MONIN Cup 2011: Champion, 1st and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category; 2nd Runner-up
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2011: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze medals, 2 Diplomas
  • FHC International Culinary Arts Competition, Shanghai 2011: 1 Bronze medal
  • Spritzer Sparkling Sparkler Mocktail Competition 2011: 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals

2012

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality patisserie kitchen

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality patisserie kitchen

  • “NEW ZEALAND WEEK- FOOD FOR THOUGHT” Culinary Competition: Champion
  • Penang Chefs Challenge 2012: 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medals
  • MAH Penang Chapter Hospitality Challenge 2012: 1 Bronze medal
  • Korea International Food Fair 2012: 5 Bronze medals
  • MONIN Cup 2012: 1st Runner-up for both Cocktail and Mocktail categories

2013

  • Asian Culinary Challenge of IKIP 2013: 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma
  • HOFEX Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2013: 3 Silver medals
  • Battle of the Chefs 2013 Penang: 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, 1 Diploma,
  • Battle of the Baristas 2013: 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2013: Champion for Mocktail and Flairing categories, 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category
  • Culinaire Malaysia 2013: Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, Most Outstanding Team in Catering Services Award, Best of the Best for Table Setting, 3 Gold and 4 Silver medals
  • Young Chef Challenge (by the Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur): 2nd Runner Up
  • Ultimate MONIN Creative Coffee Cup 2013: Champion

2014

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality Coffee Lab

  • Nestle Professional Culinary Arts Award: 1st Runner-up
  • 8th Salon Culinary 2014 Bali: 1 Silver medal
  • Battle of Baristas Championship (BOBC) 2014: Champion, 2nd and 3rd Runner-up
  • MONIN Cup 2014: Champion and 2nd Runner-up for Cocktail category, Champion for Mocktail Category
  • International 2014 MICE Destination Marketing Contest: 2nd Runner-up for Engaging Visitor Category
  • MONIN Cup Asia Pacific 2014: Representative of Malaysia
  • Battle of the Chefs 2014: 10 Silver and 3 Bronze medals

IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU Penang University College

The KDU College Penang School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is one of the pioneers in the northern region in providing top hospitality

Educational field trip for KDU College Penang's Professional Chef Training students enables them to learn the concept of food systems, “from farm-to-table”.

Educational field trip for KDU College Penang’s Professional Chef Training students enables them to learn the concept of food systems, “from farm-to-table”.

and culinary arts education to young people who are keen to enter this booming industry. Since its inception in 1995, KDU College Penang has grown by leaps and bounds to become the first and most renowned hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school in Penang.

The success of the school swiftly brought about a partnership with the IMI University Centre (IMI) from Lucerne, Switzerland (the birth place of the hospitality industry) in 1997 and with this, KDU Penang quickly became the first private college to offer students the opportunity to obtain prestigious Swiss diploma and degree qualifications without having to go abroad making KDU the best college for culinary arts and hospitality in Penang.

KDU College Penang offered one-of-its-kind “campus experience” that helps unleash the true potential of its students through practical simulations, outcome-based learning and experimental learning initiatives.

The programmes also provided exposure to students with industry placements in reputable 5-star local or international hotels and restaurants. Thousands of students were also given the option to transfer and to continue their studies in IMI Switzerland for a complete Swiss experience.

Today, KDU College Penang houses 5-star culinary arts training facilities such as the ‘Bon Appetit’ fine dining restaurant, Bar 91 and professional commercial kitchens including patisserie and butchery demo kitchens. Students at KDU are led by

KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang

a dedicated professional team of lecturers and chefs who are passionate about quality and excellence.

The team creates enriching and unique learning experiences for the students and this can be testified by the hundreds of chef students who have won many awards in the culinary competitions locally and internationally.

If you are passionate about cooking up a storm and yet still want to be able to foray out into the management level, this diploma is perfect for you.

In this programme, not only will you discover various cooking techniques and course that include butchery, patisserie, culinary arts and design, but you will also be exposed to hands-on and managerial skills needed to succeed upon graduation.

The diploma is 2 years and 4 months in duration. A 4-month internship is built into the programme to enhance the students’ learning experience and boost their employability.

Year 1 Subjects for the IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU College Penang

  • Nutrition & Food Hygiene

    The Award-Winning KDU College Penang Team From left - Waymann Cheong, Chef Muhamad Faizal, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Norfirdawati binti Ramli (back) with their medals.

    The Award-Winning KDU College Penang Team From left – Waymann Cheong, Chef Muhamad Faizal, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Norfirdawati binti Ramli (back) with their medals.

  • Fundamentals of Menu Planning
  • Introduction to Hospitality Studies
  • Larder
  • Butchery
  • Patisserie I
  • Business Language & Culture I: English
  • Business Language & Culture II: Introductory French
  • Garde Manger
  • Food Production I
  • Food & Beverage Cost Control
  • Patisserie II
  • Personal Development Planning I
  • Kitchen Management & Supervision

Year 2 Subjects for the IMI Diploma in Professional Chef Training at KDU College Penang

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Kitchen Maintenance & Design
  • Bakery
  • Culinary Arts & Design I
  • Personal Development Planning II
  • Food Production II
  • Project Module
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts & Design II

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM) Diploma in Culinary Arts

YTL-ICHM Diploma in Culinary Arts is the program of study for you. We provides supportive atmosphere that represent the real-

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

culinary world.

You’ll work in industry-equipped kitchens and tools and learn alongside the industrial experts of the culinary who share their real-world experience; guiding you to develop your skills and creativity.

Learning first hand from industry experts and being located within a fully operating hotel, our campus is turned into a “live classroom”. Industry placements, an integral part to our syllabus, are courtesy of their affiliated YTL Hotels & Properties.

Jobs are also assured upon graduation at the affiliated YTL Hotels & Properties.

List of YTL Properties

Australia

  • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel
  • Brisbane Marriott Hotel

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Japan

  • Niseko Village, Hokkaido
  • Hilton Niseko Village
  • The Green Leaf Niseko Village
  • Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse

Malaysia

  • The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
  • The Residences at the Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
  • JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
  • Pangkor Laut Resort
  • Muse Pangkor Laut Estates
  • Tanjong Jara Resort
  • Cameron Highlands Resort
  • Gaya Island Resort
  • The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  • The Majestic Malacca
  • Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  • Vistana Hotel Kuantan
  • Vistana Hotel Penang
  • STARHILL GALLERY
  • Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch culinary arts facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    FEAST VILLAGE

  • LOT 10 Mall

Other Asia Countries

  • Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Indonesia
  • The Surin, Phuket, Thailand

Europe

  • Muse Saint-Tropez, France
  • Muse Bray Cottages, United Kingdom
  • Muse Casa Marbella, Spain
  • The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel

Diploma in Culinary Arts Subjects at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Asian Cuisine Industrial Placement 1
Basic Garde Manger Industrial Placement 2
Basic Pastry & Bakery Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Industry
Basic Western & Larder Kitchen Management
Customer Relationship Management Malaysian Cuisine 1
Entrepreneurship Development Malaysian Cuisine 2
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Best Private University in Malaysia for the Diploma in Culinary Arts (Korean Cuisine) at UCSI University

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI UniversityDiploma in Culinary Arts is a practical course underpinned by a strong theoretical base. Apart from providing a pathway towards higher education, the culinary arts course at UCSI University does not only provide students with hands-on training – in culinary arts and the food service sector – but also focuses on equipping students with the fundamental skills for supervisory and management level positions in both local and global food service and culinary arts industries.

Assessments

Coursework percentage and written examination percentage. This programme provides students with relevant, interesting, stimulating and practical experience via a variety of teaching and practical techniques. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme, such as lectures, tutorials, team-based project, real life system development, presentations and independent projects supervised by supervisors from university lecturers or industry experts. The work-based learning is very much practical oriented.

Year 1 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts (Korean Cuisine) at UCSI University

Excellent kitchen facilities at UCSI University for their culinary arts and hospitality students

Excellent kitchen facilities at UCSI University for their culinary arts and hospitality students

  • Culinary Essentials
  • Sanitation, Safety & Hygiene
  • Hospitality and Tourism Communication
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Extra–curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Pastry and Bakery
  • Nutrition in Food Service Industry
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Foreign Languages in Hospitality
  • Basic Korean Cuisine
  • Industry Placement I

Year 2 Subjects for the Diploma in Culinary Arts (Korean Cuisine) at UCSI University

UCSI University offers the diploma in culinary arts with a focus on Korean cuisine

UCSI University offers the diploma in culinary arts with a focus on Korean cuisine

  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
  • Introduction to Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Malaysian Cuisine
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Catering Management
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU-U4)
  • Industry Placement 2
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysian Ecotourism (MPU-U3)
  • Garde Manger and Culinary Artistry/ Intermediate Korean Cuisine
  • International Cuisine/ Advance Korean Cuisine

Excellent Hospitality & Culinary Facilities at UCSI University

Mock Hotel Rooms
Mock Hotel Rooms Mock guest rooms are set up to support students in accommodation studies. The rooms help equip students with vital skills on how to manage resources, administer assets and manage all the technical operations of a housekeeping department.
Hospitality Training – Restaurant & Bar
Hospitality Training - Restaurant & Bar The UCSI University Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak Campus houses The Quad Fine Dining Restaurants and these provide students the opportunity to serve and entertain actual customers.
Hospitality Training – Front Office Reception
Hospitality Training - Front Office Reception A front office reception is usually the first point of contact between a guest and the hotel. UCSI University provides state-of-the-art front office environment and facilities to ensure students are trained in essential skills.
Training Kitchens (Western & Oriental Preparations)
Training Kitchens (Western & Oriental Preparations) To ensure its hospitality students hit the ground running the moment they enter the workforce, UCSI University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management comes with fully- equipped training kitchens for both Western and Oriental cuisine.

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) at UCSI University

The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) at UCSI University is one the most

UCSI students get to practice their skills at an operating fine dining restaurant and hotel at UCSI's campus.

UCSI students get to practice their skills at an operating fine dining restaurant and hotel at UCSI’s campus.

forward-thinking school of thoughts in Asia-Pacific and Malaysia for International Hospitality and Tourism Education and Excellence at UCSI University dedicated towards the peak of quality for expertise and skilled human capacity development for one of the fastest growing industry in the world through work based learning integrating adventure and fun within the specialized areas of hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, culinary arts, recreation and events.

UCSI University’s variety of programmes offer teamwork, leadership and service etiquettes through experiential learning, collaborative learning, discovery learning approaches to develop talent with right attitude for analytical and decision-making skills to get ready for co-operative structured internship programmes with the top global industry players and concur future senior management and executive positions.

Job positions for chefs in Malaysia

Executive chef

KDU Culinary Arts

KDU Culinary Arts

Executive chef In most full-service restaurants and institutional food service facilities, the management team consists of a general manager, one or more assistant managers, and an executive chef.

  • Oversee kitchen operations, planning menus, quality control and presentation of meals.
  • Responsible for all food preparation activities, estimate food requirements and costs, stock control, and dealing with suppliers.
  • Supervise the work of sous-chefs, chefs and cooks, and other kitchen staff.
  • Recruiting and managing staff, work delegation, and adherence to high service standards.
  • Often, will be responsible for different kitchens of a hotel, a chain of restaurants or other food service establishments.

Chef de cuisine

  • Reports to an executive chef and is responsible for the daily operations of a single kitchen.

Sous-chef

  • They are managerial chefs on the front line where they supervise the work of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques, recipes, and equipment to the kitchen staff.
  • May plan menus, order food and kitchen supplies, and prepare and cook meals and specialty foods.

Chef

  • Teaching studio at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Teaching studio at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Basically, prepares, season and cook a wide range of foods

  • In general, chefs measure, mix, and cook ingredients according to recipes, using a variety of pots, pans, cutlery, and other equipment, including ovens, broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders.
  • Chefs also are responsible for directing the work of other kitchen workers, estimating food requirements, and ordering food supplies.
  • Each chef or cook works an assigned station that is equipped with the types of stoves, grills, pans, and ingredients needed for the foods prepared at that station. Job titles often reflect the principal ingredient prepared or the type of cooking performed—vegetable cook, fry cook, or grill cook.

Saucier

  • Responsible for making all the sauces or dishes cooked in a particular sauce or gravy.
  • Sauciers must be highly knowledgeable when it comes to the possible mixtures and permutations that can create a fine sauce.

Chef de Garde Manger

  • The chef who, in the classic French kitchen brigade system, is responsible for all cold foods.
  • “Garde Manger” is a French term for the pantry area where cold dishes are prepared and stored — foods like appetizers, desserts, pates, cold sauces, salads, dressing and sandwiches.

Pastry Chef

  • Create a multitude of baked goods and confections — everything from cookies and cakes to chocolates Work involves the preparation of pastries, such as cakes, candies, chocolates, and other specialty dessert items in retail and commercial
    KDU College Penang is the best culinary school in the northern region

    KDU College Penang is the best culinary school in the northern region

    settings.

  • Pastry chefs with sound business skills can move on to opening their own pastry shop or bakery.

Sommelier/Wine Steward

  • Positions in this area require a deep appreciation and understanding of wines, spirits, liqueurs, beers, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages, including production, bottling, storage, distribution, marketing and pairing with food.
  • The position requires a high level of innovation in beverage products and involves sales skills.
  • They may work with vineyards, fine dining restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, chain restaurants or managing multiple high volume accounts for regional spirits distribution companies.
  • Many fine restaurants with extensive wine lists employ sommeliers — wine experts who recommend wines to customers that are most appropriate for their meals.
  • Drinking and judging wine may sound like an ideal job, but it’s difficult work that requires extensive practice and knowledge.
  • Many take classes at the best culinary schools that teach the chemistry behind making wine, how to taste the wine, and how to judge its colour, aroma, flavour and body.
  • Good senses of taste and smell are essential and a knowledge of food chemistry can be helpful.

Institution and cafeteria chef

KDU Culinary Arts

KDU Culinary Arts

  • Works in the kitchens of schools, cafeterias, businesses, hospitals, and other institutions. For each meal, they prepare a large quantity of a limited number of entrees, vegetables, and desserts.

Research chefs

  • Combine culinary skills with knowledge of food science to develop recipes and test new formulas, experiment with flavours and eye appeal of prepared foods.
  • Test new products and equipment for chain restaurants, food growers and processors, and manufacturers and marketers.

Catering Career

  • The job basically entails the planning of the menu and pricing for a meal to be served at the premises of the client. A good catering company can ensure the success of an event.
  • They will work with the clients planning the food, decorations, entertainment and location of the function while ensuring profitability.
  • Caterers may specialize in birthday parties, official opening of shops, official launching of products, weddings, seminars, conferences and other functions.

    Top notch facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

Others

  • Others combine their culinary education with their personal and professional interests, such as writing or photography, which can lead to careers in food writing for newspapers, magazines or cookbooks. And, of course, there is also food styling, the profession that makes food look its best and/or authentic in front of a camera to produce both still-pictures and video productions that we see of food.
  • Grocery and specialty food stores employ chefs, cooks, and food preparation workers to develop recipes and prepare meals for customers to carry out. Typically, entrees, side dishes, salads, or other items are prepared in large quantities and stored at an appropriate temperature.

Career opportunities in Culinary Arts in Malaysia

  • Restaurants

    Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

    Top notch kitchen facilities at YTL International College of Hotel Management (YTL-ICHM)

  • Bakeries
  • Cafes and pubs
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Boutique restaurants
  • Fast food
  • Hotels & resorts
  • Spas
  • Airlines
  • Leisure such as theme parks
  • Gaming & casinos
  • Cruise Lines
  • Food service operations in hospitals or universities
  • Managed services
  • Catering
  • Food Media
  • Private clubs
  • Conference & exhibitions
  • Grocery stores
  • Spas
  • Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Hypermarket chains
  • Entertainment industry such as celebrity chef
  • Education – teaching at colleges or universities

Types of positions in the Culinary jobs in Malaysia

  • Expediter

    Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

    Excellent kitchen facilities at KDU College Penang

  • F&B manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Outlet Manager
  • Banquet & Catering Sales Manager
  • Restaurant/Café owner
  • Sommelier/Wine steward
  • Banquet Chef
  • Fish Cook
  • Chef de Garde Manger
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Meat Cutter/Butcher
  • Pasta chef
  • Rounds/Swing chef
  • Saucier
  • Saute chef
  • Vegetable chef
  • Personal chef

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