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About BPIEF This year marks the third edition of The Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF), an event that showcases all education-related activities and exhibits from institutions of higher learning and skills training, both local and from overseas, all under one roof. BPIEF is Borneo’s premier education fair and is evolving to become a class of its own, drawing visitors from throughout the state and from the region. From early childhood education activities to formal tertiary education and skills training, the doors to a brighter future await students and working adults, so take the next step towards life and career fulfillment.

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching

SUPPORTED BY: Sarawak State Government

10am to 6pm

Human Resource Development & Quality Unit (Chief Minister’s Department)


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About the organiser The Borneo Post is the largest and most read English daily in Borneo. Established over 30 years ago in 1978, and together with its Sunday edition — thesundaypost — which has a total circulation that reaches a total readership of about half a million in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei Darussalam. The Borneo Post and thesundaypost are two of the four newspapers, currently in circulation under See Hua Group of newspapers, owned by KTS Holdings Berhad. The other two are Bahasa Malaysia daily, Utusan Borneo (UB); and Chinese daily, See Hua Daily News (SHDN). The Borneo Post Online set up in 2007 (www. reaches a global audience and to date has some 40,000 daily page views and growing. See Hua Online ( a relatively new site is gathering a steady flow of traffic. All in all, The Borneo Post and its sister papers — thesundaypost, Utusan Borneo and See Hua Daily News— have a total readership of some 1.2 million, a powerful synergy in reaching out to the masses, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. BPIEF is part of The Borneo Post’s corporate social responsibility, a project that strives to give something back to our society and the readers that have supported us throughout the years.


Contact us at: Borneo Post Sdn. Bhd. (35650-V), 2nd floor Crown Towers, No. 88 Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Tel:

+60 82 33 02 13


+60 82 33 02 14



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T is my pleasure to welcome all exhibitors and visitors to the third edition of the two-day Borneo Post International Education Fair at the Borneo Convention Centre. Development, much like our people, come in all sizes and packages. You can take the “build it, and they will come” kind of approach, but what we hope to do with the education fair is teach a man to fish, because lasting development comes from the community. We have many education fairs being held in Kuching, but what

BPIEF strives to do is broaden the horizon for you to see the multitude of options you may or may not have thought of before. The BPIEF provides opportunities for students, parents and school counsellors to learn about where to study and what to study including where to obtain the financial assistance. Working adults may also take this opportunity to chart their career paths by looking at institutions or skills training providers for their skills certification. The initiative on the part of The Borneo Post to organise this

international event year after year is commendable. People, are our best asset, and the fair truly complements the Government’s efforts in raising the quality of life in the state, as well as developing the human resource needs, whether academically or in skills-training, towards meeting the requirements of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). It therefore pleases me to extend my support to the Borneo Post International Education Fair 2012. To all our participants and exhibitors, I wish you a fruitful and enjoyable sojourn in Kuching.

Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah

Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development


igher secondary school is the last frontier to cross before the responsibility of adulthood takes center stage. The students need to decide what they are going to do with the rest of their life and that is no small decision to make. What they decide to do shapes their future. This is where The Borneo Post is proud to play a role. Through our third installment of BPIEF, representatives of various universities, colleges, institutions and training centres come together to advise students and their parents on courses that

pertain to the chosen career paths. Fees, financing of their studies, scholarships, accommodation and other related information are all available to guide them to make the right choice. For this, we are thankful to the Chief Minister YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Satem Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department and Special Functions Minister, YB Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister of Welfare, Women and Family development & BPIEF Patron, Human Resource

Development and Quality Unit, State Education Department, Yayasan Sarawak for their various efforts, assistance and advice in ensuring the success of The Borneo Post International Education Fair. The Borneo Post would also like to extend its warmest welcome to all the exhibitors and visitors without whom, this event would not take place. Thank you.

Phyllis Wong

General Operations Manager, BPIEF Advisor


Dorge Rajah BPIEF chairman


s an organisation and media company that has marked many milestones over some 30 years and, in effect, grown up with our community, we hope to see the same happening with our fledgling project, the Borneo Post International Education Fair. Going into its third year, the annual education fair may no longer be the new kid on the block, but it still has a long way to go. In this, we are fortunate that our Government is very committed to providing quality education in the quest to develop our human capital to meet the growing needs of the State. On behalf of The Borneo Post, the BPIEF committee wishes to thank all delegates, exhibitors and visitors both international and local taking part in this third edition of Borneo Post International

he Sarawak Education Department has been in the forefront of providing basic education to our society’s younger generation. Our role has been and will continue to provide them with the foundation to make them qualified for higher education. It is this foundation that prepares them for the way ahead in this ever competitive world, by character-molding them into resilient, disciplined and competitive individuals. We are determined and proud to play our part. Opportunities like these are rare; our students and parents

Education Fair. As Borneo’s most widely read newspaper, Borneo Post will continue to organise this event as part of our corporate social responsibility, to bring as many educational exhibitors and education-related businesses under one roof to enable not only parents and students to chart their future with smart and informed choices but also working adults to improve their qualifications or get certification. Your presence and participation will enable many visitors from across region to get first-hand information from institutions, help them make decisions that will influence their careers and lives. It is our sincere hope that BPIEF 2012 would serve as the venue of choice for educators and trainers to take the next

should take full advantage of this exclusive event as it is being brought right to our doorstep. Those fortunate ones who have access to such opportunities need to consider how they can give back to society and their less fortunate peers who, for some reasons, cannot avail themselves to a premier event of this nature. It is our fervent hope that our younger generation, upon completion of their education pursuit, would contribute to nationbuilding by sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise that they have received through our education system and the institutions of

step to reach out to potential students. We are grateful for the support of the Chief Minister YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Satem Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department and Special Functions Minister, YB Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister of Welfare, Women and Family development & BPIEF Patron, the Human Resource Development and Quality Unit, State Education Department, Yayasan Sarawak and the various organisations both public and private that have helped us in one way or another. To all our visitors and exhibitors…Your Next Step Begins Here. Terima Kasih.

higher learning. The ability and willingness to give back to society is indeed a virtue that one, and everyone should emulate and hold dear in their respective worldly endeavors. The efforts by The Borneo Post to organize the Borneo Post International Education Fair is highly commendable and worthy of support. The interest generated by this event will provide students with the international exposure and a very wide range of choices and options to pursue their tertiary education and skills training. ‘Education For All’

Tuan Abdillah Adam

Sarawak Education Director

BPIEF 2012 committee



Saturday, March 3

ACCA ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with an unrivalled global network of 83 offices in 170 countries, providing information and support to over 424,000 students and 147,000 members. We offer business-relevant, highly respected qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. All ACCA members go through a rigorous process of training, including work

experience and ethics modules, prior to qualifying. Simply put, the ACCA qualification is designed to mould you into future business leaders by providing you with the skills and knowledge relevant to any organisation. Entry points into the ACCA Qualification There are a number of entry points to gaining a qualification with ACCA. • Certified Accounting Technician

The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification gives a solid foundation in finance and accountancy.It provides all the technical skills and knowledge needed for an accountingsupport role. • ACCA Qualification There are a number of entry routes to studying: • Two A Levels and three GSCEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Maths; or • A degree – exemptions may be gained from some papers depending on the degree;

or • A completed CAT Qualification After completing the exams, a Professional Ethics module and three years practical experience, you can apply for membership and start using the letters ACCA after your name. ACCA at a glance Country of origin: United Kingdom Year established: 1904 Types of qualifications: • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Qualification • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification Duration of study: Full-time and part-time options available. CAT – 1 to 2 years on average ACCA – 3 to 4 years on average


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HELP CAT THE HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) campus at Fraser Business Park, Sungai Besi, is part of the multi-campus development of the HELP Group. With HELP University located at Damansara Heights, the Fraser Park City Campus is conveniently located for those students living in and around the KL area. Studying in a Kuala Lumpur campus, the students will enjoy the benefits of living and learning in metropolitan KL. The City Light Rail Transit (LRT) network connects the college from Chan Sow Lin station to all suburban areas of KL. This makes it easily accessible to everyone. The purpose-designed campus has a wide range of quality academic, professional and

vocational programmes:• The Centre for Culinary Entrepreneurship helps students master the art of French cuisine. HELP CAT partners world- renowned Institut Paul Bocuse to offer the best of the French art of cooking and dining. It is the only college in Malaysia to offer a three-starred Michelin restaurant programme. Paul Bucose was named ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau Guide and the Culinary Institute of America in 2011. • The only top tier US university in Malaysia, Southern New Hampshire (SNHU) offers 4 + 0 business programmes at HELP CAT. SNHU is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), US. SPM students can have direct entry into

this programme. • Top-ranking UK university partners, including the University of London, Northumbria University, and Hertfordshire University offer affordable 3+0 degrees in engineering, economics, business and accounting. HELP CAT is one of the accredited centers for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT). It was awarded the prestigious ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner-Student Tuition status. This award is granted only to institutions that have teaching excellence, quality staff, and having good facilities for learning. HELP CAT Diplomas In Engineering, Accountancy, Hospitality and Business are popular with SPM students. The credits can

be transferred to other universities. HELP CAT offers generous bursaries and scholarships. As it is a completely new campus it has excellent facilities. Accommodation is easily available. HELP is also well known for its quality teaching staff. Dr Choong Yeow Wei, President, believes there are many educational opportunities at HELP CAT. With many Gold Key achievers (ie awards for outstanding achievements), HELP CAT provides quality education to all it students. The list of Gold Key Achievers in the SNHU programmes confirms its education excellence. In 2010, the Golden Key Award winners for the Bachelor of Science (Business) programme at SNHU were Ong Ai Win, Lim Kai Jia, Tan Yan Zhi and Yeoh Kian Soon.

In the Hertfordshire University 3+0 programme there were five First Class Honours in Engineering both in 2010 and 2011. The University of London is another worldranking institution that is globally recognised for its economics, finance and management courses. HELP CAT is awarded the Affiliate Centre status by the University of London for excellence in conducting this degree totally in Malaysia. HELP CAT has produced many First Class Honours graduates. Its accounting and finance degrees are accredited by professional bodies. For more information on HELP CAT and its programmes, please call 03-2788 2000 or log on to our website or www.

objective of helping children to read well from a young age. With the tagline ‘Simple and Fun’, the programme applies the phonetic method. The fun and creative approach towards learning makes reading a joy for children. The Smart Reader® English Programme is specially designed for children as young as newborn. It comes in 10 comprehensive levels that can be continued until the children enter their Primary School Years. A great number of kindergardens throughout West and East Malaysia have adopted this programme with great success. It is feasible for the lower, middle and upper income groups. It has received support from Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Taiwan, India and New Zealand.

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Aim Smart Founded in 1988 as Smart Education Centre by Dr Richard Ong and Dr K H Wang, the organisation changed its name to Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd in 1998. This move was made to reflect the expansion of its English Programme into the international arena. Backed by the success of the Smart Reader® English Programme and the rich experience of the group of educationists, Smart Reader® Worldwide launched the Smart Reader Kids® concept in 1999. Tagged as Every Child’s Dream School, this unique, imaginative and vibrant 21st century model child development centre has emerged very aggressively and accredited by the Malaysia Book of Records as The Largest Chain of Child Enrichment Centres in Malaysia. With the formation of two other franchised programmes in 2000, namely Smart Reader Kids

Junior® and Smart Reader English for Adults and Youths®, the organisation has evolved to become the largest educational franchise group with the establishment of more than 300 franchise centres in Malaysia. Smart Reader® Worldwide has also expanded its wings internationally by having 150 franchise centres in the Philippines, China, Thailand, Brunei and Middle East. For an organisation that has been around for a good number of years, success is influenced by ONE key factor, QUALITY. Constant research and development and continuous upgrading of the programmes has enabled this quality product to remain at the helm, steering preschool education into a glorious and exclusive era. The Smart Reader® English Programme is a complete and systematic programme with the

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Headquarters Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd Wisma Smart Reader No. 68, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603 - 23 002 555 Fax: +603 - 23 002 556 Branch Offices in Malaysia 1) Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd No. 2A, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1C, Medan Ipoh Bistari, 31400 Ipoh, Perak Tel: +605 - 5452 757

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AIMST University AIMST University is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia, as a tertiary educational institute under Sections 38 and 39 of the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act of 1996. It formally began its operations on 30 October 2001, coinciding with its registration with the Department of Private Education under the Ministry of Higher Education. Imbued with the vision of its founders, AIMST aims to be a premier private sector university in the country and region catering to the needs of local and international students in providing quality technical education at an affordable price. The curricula for most of the degree programmes are drawn from the University of Bristol in the U.K. Most components of the degree programmes include computer training, writing and research in order to prepare students for work and to provide them with the ability to apply technologies to all

aspects of their education. Admission to the degree programmes requires the applicant to meet minimally the prescribed grades in the relevant subjects at the matriculation (local or overseas) level or possess other equivalent qualifications acceptable to AIMST University. The medium of instruction for all courses is English, although the importance of the National Language will be emphasised in all activities of the University. AIMST University will provide language support for students before and during their degree studies to ensure an acceptable level of fluency. • FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES Foundation in Science Foundation in Business • DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES Nursing Physiotherapy

Electrical & Electronic Engineering • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES (HONS) MBBS Bachelor of Dental Surgery Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology BEngg (Hons) in Electrical &Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) in Business & Marketing BSc (Hons) in Finance & Management BSc (Hons) in Management Information Systems • POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME MSc in Biotechnology MSc in Medical Biochemistry MSc in Medical Physiology MSc in Human Anatomy MSc in Medical Microbiology MBA in Healthcare Management PhD in Biotechnology

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CONTACT INFORMATION Semeling Campus AIMST University Jalan Bedong - Semeling 08100, Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia Tel: +604-429 8000 Fax: +604-429 8007/8008/8009 Email: AIMST Dental Institute (Hospital) Tel: +604-4298400 KL Office AIMST University 1st Floor, Menara Manickavasagam No.1, Jalan Rahmat 50350 Kuala Lumpur

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and set the starting date of your training. After your initial payment is deposited and confirmed in our designated bank account, we will issue the Letter of Acceptance for your visa application if needed. Your visa will be issued in a couple of days, in most cases, so you should book your in-coming flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Your agent may help you with your flight booking. Before your

departure you should provide your flight details to your agent. AAA Academy will meet you at NAIA at as you arrive. “Welcome to AAA Academy!” After your registration, you will become an official student. You will start your training program after your SPL (Student Pilot License) is issued.

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OUR CAMPUSES Main Campus (Kuching) Alvin Leong Academy of Photography Queens Court, 2nd Floor, Block E-1 Lot 9940, Jalan Wan Alwi 93350 Kuching, Sarawak.

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phone or fax immediately. All required documents, including a photocopy of your passport, should be submitted to your agent. We will issue the Letter of Admission as soon as we receive a photocopy of your passport from your agent. Your agent will inform you of all necessary documents for a bank loan if you require financing. AAA Academy will then arrange your program

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Alvin Leong Academy Alvin Leong Academy of Photography in collaboration with Open University Malaysia, School Of Lifelong Learning is an outstanding institution of higher learning that offers quality education in the art, science and technology of photography. The curriculum highlights on practical knowledge which offers a wide ranging variety of multi-disciplinary courses in Photography. In Alvin Leong Academy of Photography, we believe that photography is an art which cannot be learn through academic theories. 70 to 80 per cent of the lessons are practical knowledge. Students will be pleasantly surprised with the unique learning environment at Alvin

Leong Academy of Photography. It is unrivalled by its commitment to provide its students with the opportunity to take their studies beyond the classroom. Our programmes are tailored of well-rounded studies of photographic skills and creative vision. Contact E: T: (6) 082-570 818 F: (6) 082-570 801

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Kuala Lumpur Campus School of Lifelong Learning METEOR House Open University Malaysia Jalan Tun Ismail 50480 Kuala Lumpur Open University Malaysia – School of Lifelong Learning (OUM-SOLL) photography programmes offered are tailored professionally by The Academy for those aspired to pursue photography for leisure or even as a

ENTRY REQUIREMENT • Minimum age 17 year (school leavers) • Understanding of English language • Own DSLR camera and the necessary equipment • Access to computer with necessary post production

HOW TO APPLY • Complete the OUM Application for Admission form • Prepare necessary documents (I.C copy, certified copy of all academic certificates & transcript, passport sized photo, confirmation letter from employer, EPF statement) • Prepare an application fee of RM200.00 Application form and registration fee can be obtained and submitted via our Programme Consultant. For more information regarding the application process, intake dates and tuition fees, please CONTACT US.

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FTMS International College ESTABLISHED in 1998, FTMS International College has grown over the last decade and is expanding into a prestigious College of Business and Accounting studies. All programmes offered by FTMS International College are approved by Ministry of Higher Education. Programmes such as Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Accounting and Finance, Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and ACCA qualification has obtained full accreditation from Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Last year, the college launched the Diploma in Business Information Systems to take care of those who wish to enter into the information technology field and yet relate it to the business environment. This year, 2012, a new diploma will be launched soon in April, and this is specially developed for those who wish to venture into businesses. The college has also been awarded “Gold Status” tuition provider from ACCA. The education system in FTMS is beyond conventional classroom knowledge delivering methods; it combines activities, off-classroom training, e-learning support and classroom lecturing. The Diploma programme in FTMS does not just teach concepts but also stresses on real-life applications. Students are exposed to industrial issues and learn them from industrialists. Commenting on the diploma programmes, the General Manager of FTMS International College, David Chew said “We understand the training and education system has to develop graduates who are in phase with market demand. Other extra co-curriculums are blended in the education system to develop a graduate who are not just technically strong in the field of study but also mindset and other soft-skills. “This is because we understand that as a competitive and comprehensive individual in this ever-changing working environment, they need to equip themselves with right mindset, attitude, and other soft-skills such as public speaking, grooming, social networking, decision making, and etc in order to up perform in the environment.” FTMS Diploma in Accounting and Finance is specially designed to cater to



the increasing demand for accounting professionals. The course equips students with the skills to be an accountant, treasurer, auditor or tax consultant. FTMS Diploma in Accounting & Finance with bachelor degree pathways to various universities such as Anglia Ruskin University (UK/ FTMS KL), University of Sunderland (UK) and professional pathway to ACCA. The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and ACCA programme at FTMS International College Kuching is highly regarded by employers and internationally recognised. In recent years, FTMS has produced award winners for ACCA qualifications and CAT programmes. Last year, 2011, FTMS Kuching produced a CAT World and Malaysia No.1 Award Winner, Bong Cheng Sheng. In year 2010, CAT student, Goh Yew Tak won the Malaysia and World No.1 award. The students of FTMS will be able to learn from the raw model of these high achievers. “There are always companies come to us for new employee recruitment in accounting and business fields, some good students even successfully employed when they are still in their final semester”, said David. Additionally, the commonly used accounting software, UBS training has been provided to FTMS students who study CAT and ACCA. In FTMS, students are always treated with personalised care and a tailored training plan for students who encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects. The counseling staff, employment officers, student services and marketing personnel are available to assist students with their specific needs. The education system in FTMS is beyond conventional classroom knowledge delivering method; it combined activities, off-classroom training, e-learning support and classroom lecturing.

Besides, there are a number of Universities offers Pathways with FTMS International College allowing students interested in continuing their education to a University Degree level or above. Students who completed Diploma programmes are able to further their study at Anglia Ruskin University (UK), University of Sunderland (UK), University of Portsmouth (UK) , Sothern Cross University (Australia) and Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). Student Services and Marketing Manager, Rachel Choo said FTMS has launched a RM 100,000.00 scholarships to all 2011 SPM and Independent Chinese school students to study various business and accounting programmes at the College for April 2012 intake. At the same time a hardship scholarship worth RM100,000 is offered to the single mother of Kuching/Samarahan Carnation Club. ” FTMS always believe that education should be made equal opportunity to every individual. We hope that students can continue their tertiary education with the various financial assistance provided” added by Rachel. She also added that students who studying various Diploma programmes at FTMS International College are also eligible to apply for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans. For 2012 intake, Independent Chinese school students with the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) who accepted into Diploma programmes at FTMS International College are also eligible to apply for PTPTN Loan. Alternatively, parents can also make use of their EPF to pay the course fee as FTMS programmes are fully recognised by Ministry of Higher Education. Anyone wishing to know more about the programmes offered at FTMS International College, can visit FTMS’s exhibition booth during the BPIEF. Interested parties are urged to bring along their academic transcripts for consultation and participation in the special promotion. Alternatively, they may call 082-285 777 or email for more information. Prospectively students are also invited to attend the course preview and PTPTN talk during FTMS Open Day on March 24, 2012.

Global Institute Of Tourism Pioneer Tourism Training Provider GONE are the times when professional courses like engineering, law and medicine alone were sought after. Now, new generation courses tailored to suit the needs of the tourism and the service sector have been receiving overwhelming responses from the student community, quite often bypassing the medical and engineering courses. Along this line, Global Institute of Tourism (GIT) is doing its part as a tourism training provider to groom interested, potential and prospective young candidates and retirees, especially teachers, as professional tourist guides to handle the frontline of the industry. The institute has been in existence for more than 10 years already and has trained hundreds of professional licensed tourist guides throughout Malaysia. Currently, GIT has centers in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Ipoh and now Kuching. There are 3 intakes yearly and each course lasts about five months in line with the NOSS (National Occupational Skills Standard) syllabus. GIT adopts the ASK (Attitude, Skills, Knowledge)-based methodology, particularly for its tourist guides course. There will also be field trips every weekend for students to have a feel about real tour-guiding tasks including a week’s grand outing to Peninsular Malaysia to interact with other GIT course mates. At the end of each course, students will be prepared by qualified trainers to sit for Ministry of Tourism (Motour)

examinations. The vacancies in the tourism sector are still unoccupied. GIT offers guaranteed jobs upon graduation if students are willing to work anywhere else in Malaysia. This industry is frantically in search of other designations and anyone who is equipped with a tour-guiding licence should have a good start. Tourism vacancies are available year in year out. There are a good number of international, national and domestic tour operators awaiting new recruits. The modern syllabus moulded by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) will help the tourism industry in understanding the trends and needs of the tourism field.



Saturday, March 3

ASTRO ASTRO Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhd (AMH / ASTRO) is Malaysia’s leading integrated cross-media group with operations in 4 key businesses which include Pay TV, Radio, Content and Digital. Launched in 1996, ASTRO today has a 50% penetration of TV homes in Malaysia or 3 million customers, making it a key pay TV operator in Southeast Asia. ASTRO is a leading edge innovator with its introduction of HD, 3D and PVR – a first in Malaysia, as well as both Video-On-Demand and IPTV services. Currently, Astro broadcast over 153 channels, of which 16 are in HD. ASTRO’s delivery system includes two state

of the art fully digitized end-to-end broadcast centre facilities at the All Asia Broadcast Centre (ABC) and Cyberjaya Broadcast Centre (CBC). Both the broadcast facilities are capable of handling digital TV, radio and data services on satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks, wireless telephony and the Internet. Its subsidiary, MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems has the exclusive license till 2017 for satellite DTH transmission in Malaysia. ASTRO is the main aggregator, creator and distributor of original multi-language content in Malay, Chinese, English and Indian of various genres across multi-channels. With over

47,400 hours of in house production of original multi-language content, it encompasses 37 Astro branded television channels across various genres, with plans to increase these in the near future and to serve an ever-evolving customer profile. AMP Radio Network, wholly owned by ASTRO is also the leading commercial radio operator across 9 FM terrestrial radio stations in Malaysia, which include the top-ranking stations for the key vernacular demographics in Malay, Chinese, Indian and English. These stations cumulatively reach over 11.5 million radio listeners a week and command 52

per cent of the radio industry’s advertising expenditure. In addition, it also packages 19 digital radio channels over the DTH platform. ASTRO’s publications arm, MEASAT Publications is involved in the publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines locally in different languages. These include ASTRO View (in 3 languages), FHM, ifeel, FourFourTwo, Men’s Uno, Top Gear, Style and InTrend magazines. ASTRO is also a premier producer and distributor of locally produced films via Tayangan Unggul Sdn. Bhd and ASTRO Shaw Sdn. Bhd, whereby leading local producers and directors

can hone their creative skills and capabilities in film production. ASTRO launched the first High Definition (HD) broadcast in Malaysia in December 2009 under the brand Astro B.yond. Following the launch of HD, ASTRO B.yond PVR (Personal Video Recorder) was introduced in June 2010 and ASTRO B.yond IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) in April 2011. On December 2011, ASTRO launched Malaysia’s first free satellite TV, NJOI, as part of ASTRO’s aspiration to make lifelong learning, information, entertainment including sports available to all in Malaysia for free.

Australian Business Centre AUSTRALIAN Business Centre (ABC)is a professional consultant fi rm with its core business on Strategic Planning Consultancy and Australian Education Counselling and Placement. Australian Business Centre (ABC) is an official representative of highly regarded Australian institutions / organisations including some of the esteemed Group of Eight universities such as Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, etc. ABC is the only organisation in Malaysia that focuses on Australian education institutions. With this 100 per cent Australian focus, ABC can provide better and more focus specialised advice and counseling on Australian institutions The Centre provides professional advice/ counselling, free of charges, provides caring support and full support to students and parents in every aspect of study in Australia from choice of courses, enrolment applications, and accommodation to assistance with obtaining a student visa. ABC counselors provide professional & friendly education services, free counseling and useful information on Australian universities and institutions. Students and

parents are very welcomed to discuss their study needs with ABC. ABC does not charge any administration / services fees to students. The professional and personal services are provided free of charges to the students and obligations free. Quality Australian education institutions are in high demand for Sarawak students who recognise the excellence and value of quality education and living experience in Australia. Australia can provide the student an international recognized qualifi cation, an unforgettable overseas living experience, international exposures, relaxed lifestyle, and a safe, healthy & conducive learning environment. ABC assists students with free application to Australian universities and student visa. The Centre also helps students in scholarship application, accommodation arrangement and arrival pickup. For further information about study in Australia, please contact ABC (Australian Business Centre) at 082-483888 / 483999 or email to We are located at 1st Floor, Lot 2067, Jalan Utama, Pending, 93450 Kuching (opposite Telekom at Pending and above N.Z. Centre).

BITC THE Baking Industry Training Centre (BITC) was formed as a partnership between Prima Limited ( and SPRING Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Productivity & Standards Board) in 1993. The training centre was established to elevate Singapore’s baking industry into a modern regional baking hub. Since its inception, BITC has continually strived to provide and promote the highest standards of training within the baking industry and as Asia’s premier baking academy. Professional Courses BITC provides professional training courses and consultancy services for both professionals and personal creative

development. BITC also offer a wide range of baking technology programmes for the learner to build on their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the craft. All courses are offered in English and delivered in full-time session for international students. Around BITC The centre also boasts three practical labs, a reference library and lecture rooms with modern training peripherals and IT facilities. BITC is located 190 metres from Resort World, Sentosa and 4.3 kilometres to Orchard Road, Singapore’s shopping haven. Students and visitors are able to travel conveniently by taxi, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and buses.

It just takes less than 10 minutes’ walk to Vivocity, the largest shopping mall closest to BITC. Recognition BITC courses are internationally recognised in the region. Over the years, we have collaborated with various tertiary institutes to provide professional skills-based courses such as NITEC in Pastry & Baking certificate from Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Diploma in Patisserie (7065) from the City and Guilds. BITC is located at 201 Keppel Road, Level 11 Annexe Block, Singapore 099419. Interested students can log on to their website at www. or email enquiries to bakingskills@

Address 201, Keppel Road, Level 11 Annexe Block, Singapore 099419 Website: Tel: +65 62766337 Fax: +65 62766608 Email:

IACT College IACT College is the Malaysian pioneer of Project Based Learning and specialist in creative communication. Founded and co-owned by the biggest advertising associations in Malaysia: Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA) and Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As), IACT College endeavours to teach its students to think out of the box in order to produce highquality, creative and practical ideas to meet the industry needs. At the same time, the College is endorsed by International Advertising Association (IAA), New York, U.S.A. IACT College is the only college in Malaysia to receive such accreditation from IAA. “IACT College is implementing project-based learning where critical thinking, collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills form the core of our teaching and learning strategy. Students will have a chance to practice experiential learning with industry projects driving the process. It is our goal to equip our students with the relevant industry skills and workflow practices that mirror industry standards beginning from day one of their college life,” said Michael Choong, Chief Operating Officer, IACT College.

Campus Malaysia, an online-based student recruitment agency registered in Kuala Lumpur, will be representing IACT College at the BPIEF 2012 International Education Fair in Kuching. “We very much liked IACT College’s revolutionary PBL teaching approach where students are given ample exposure to the advertising and media industry, facing and solving problems that industry professionals encounter everyday. IACT College’s PBL delivery method provides a platform for engaging and constructive discussions that encourages students to be confident and bold in sharing their ideas and thoughts. Students will benefit tremendously, gaining in the areas of knowledge, understanding, skill sets and character building,” said Andrea Chow, Business Development Manager, Campus Malaysia. IACT College Programmes IACT College offers creative communication courses in various areas at pre-university, diploma and bachelor’s degree level. The areas of studies in IACT College include advertising, mass communication, graphic design, creative multimedia, and broadcasting. Besides learning by doing real-life industry projects, students are required to complete their

three-month in-company practical training prior to completing their final semesters. As such, students will undergo an effective learning process and are job-ready upon graduation. Students who complete their Diploma programme with IACT College will also find numerous education pathways to further their studies overseas in Australia, UK, New Zealand and US. Register With Us at BPIEF 2012 and Get Exclusive Rates Campus Malaysia will be representing IACT College at the BPIEF 2012 International Education Fair. Students who register for IACT College’s programmes at BPIEF 2012 will receive exclusive rates that will only be made available during the 2-day fair. We will be located at Booth B22. For more information and booking of course counseling sessions, kindly contact Ms. Caren at +6012 290 8075 / caren@campusmalaysia. com. About Campus Malaysia Campus Malaysia is an online local and international student recruiter focused on recruiting students to study in Malaysia private universities and colleges.

Campus Malaysia only promotes courses that are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) or courses that are accredited or given the ‘Provisional Accreditation’ status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Students interested to study in Malaysia private universities and colleges can search and apply for programmes on our website at http://www. Our services include: FREE Online Course & Institution Research Database FREE Online Course Application & Processing Services FREE Student Course Counseling Translation Services Airport Reception and Student Orientation Student Accommodation Sourcing Networking Students with Selected Social Communities Campus Tours for Students & Parents Student Transition Support in Malaysia For enquiries about Campus Malaysia services, please contact: Andrea Chow – Business Development Manager

Campus Malaysia Online Sdn Bhd Mobile: +6012 277 0487 E-mail: Web: About IACT College IACT College is the Malaysian pioneer of Project Based Learning and specialist in creative communication. Students are involved in reallife projects since the commencement of their courses. Founded and Endorsed by Industry Professionals, IACT College endeavours to teach its students to think out of the box in order to produce high-quality, creative and practical ideas to meet the industry needs. For more information on IACT College, please log on to . For media enquiries pertaining IACT College, please contact: Sylvester Hiew – Marketing Communication Executive Kolej IACT Sdn. Bhd. Work mobile: +6 019 321 4035 Personal mobile: +6 017 830 2228 Desk: +6 03 7956 0211 Email:

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SEGi College Sarawak has RM500 deal for BPIEF KUCHING: SEGi College Sarawak is offering students an attractive package which will allow for them to pursue their degrees or diplomas with just RM500. Under this programme, students need not look for financing as it is backed by a government loan. This means they can start and complete a degree or diploma with just the initial payment. Students can find out more about this RM500 offer at the next Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) 2012 to be held today and tomorrow at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching or come to the College. The college welcomes all school leavers to understand more about the admission into tertiary institutions and to quickly continue their education beyond high school, as having higher qualifications will open doors and forge better opportunities for them in the future. This also goes to the working adults who are looking for an opportunity to gain advance knowledge and make informed choices on suitable courses to take and thus elevates their career standing. “And because students have the option to complete their entire degree or diploma programme in Kuching, they can save thousands of ringgit especially when gaining a UK Honours Degree or an American Bachelor of Science Degree,” said SEGi Marketing Manager, Joseph Wong. SPM students can also save time by entering the foundation programme, linking them directly to a degree programme, instead of opting for STPM, which takes 2 years to complete. This golden opportunity will enable the students to complete their UK Honour degree up to one year ahead of their peers. Another partner university of SEGi, Upper Iowa University in USA, allows direct entry from the SPM level into the foundation year of the 4 year bachelor degree. “SEGi has structured its programmes as well as linking itself with many reputable

And because students have the option to complete their entire degree or diploma programme in Kuching, they can save thousands of ringgit especially when gaining a UK Honours Degree or an American Bachelor of Science Degree. overseas universities in UK, USA and Australia to give its students maximum career options without the financial worries,” said Wong. In addition, choosing the option of studying in Kuching will shave off additional expenditures like accommodation and living expenses overseas, not to mention the higher currency exchange rates. Since the degree is issued by internationally recognised universities, there is no difference in the degree certification that graduates are getting here compared to those studying oncampus overseas. SEGi is one of Malaysia’s largest private education groups, serving the best education to over 27,000 local and international students. With six major campuses and a new campus opening in Perak, the SEGi Group has embarked on an ambitious expansion programme to materialize their educational visions. “Parents who are concerned about helping their children select a programme should come along to our booth during the exhibition,” said Wong. “The College has in the past helped many students and we are continuing to do so year after year, from guiding them into the ideal programme of interest to sorting out their financial constraints so that they may gain qualifications to secure better jobs.” This event will also be an opportunity for potential students to further

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understand the quality of the programmes being offered, as well as their admission requirements. With over two decades of excellent educational experience and a strong reputation for its Law, Business, Accounting, Marketing and IT programmes, as well as its latest additional Health Science programmes - Diploma in Nursing and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, SEGi College Sarawak has nurtured thousands of graduates who have gone on to succeed in their careers and life. SEGi College Sarawak recently received an excellent 5-star rating in the MOHE MyQuest Evaluation is a testimonial for its commitment in delivering quality education by meeting the high standards as set out by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE). Further information is obtainable at tel: 082252566 or e-mail: infoswk@ CITY CAMPUS:SEGi College Sarawak offers a wide range of programmes to meet the requirements of today’s employers.

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City U CITY University College of Science and Technology (City-U) is located in the middle of a robust development of three cities, i.e. Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam. Students enjoy modern infrastructures and high-paced city lifestyle in both of its campuses,

in Petaling Jaya and Kota Damansara. Since its inception in 1984, by the name of Petaling Jaya Community College (PJCC) and later to Unity College International (UCI) in 1998 (under the reign of Selia Group), City-U has grown immensely in every aspect of its functionality to

the local and international education landscape. In February 2010, it has been upgraded to a university college status in recognition of its academic achievements, student enrolments and corporate governance standards. City-U offered high-quality yet affordable

programmes starting from undergraduate studies (foundation, diploma and degree programmes) to postgraduate studies (master degree and doctorate) by credible local and international lecturers. All academic programmes are accredited by the Ministry

of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Bachelor of Arts (Media, Culture and Communication ) Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Bachelor of Commerce (with double majors) Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship and Marketing) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing) Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Public Relations) Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Management)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer System Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering)

Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak, Malaysia Tel: +60 85 44 3939 Fax: +60 85 44 3838 Email:

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Curtin University CURTIN University’s new name comes with a new identity and a new vision: To become one of the Top 20 universities in Asia by 2020. Curtin Sarawak reflects that vision in every way. So what does that mean for you? A new curriculum, even better facilities, and more opportunities to get the most out of your degree. Study in world class facilities. Learn through practical experience. Become part of a multicultural environment. Prepare to succeed in a competitive professional market. Enriching our courses Choosing a degree is a big decision, which is why we’ve made our undergraduate degrees even more flexible. You will have the freedom to follow your interests as you learn more about your field before choosing a major that suits your career goals. Our new Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees give you the opportunity to study in your area of interest without the pressure of choosing your major before you start your studies. Just like our Bachelor of Commerce degree, you’ll study some foundation units before choosing a single or double major from an extensive range of disciplines. At Curtin Sarawak, you can choose from an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and customise them to suit your needs, gain valuable work experience interacting with local and international industry

professionals, learn from lecturers with real industry experience, and indulge in a unique international and cross-cultural learning environment studying with students from more than 40 countries.

and Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA), and accredited by professional bodies, ensuring wide recognition. It is characteristics like these that differentiate our courses from those of other universities.

Building a reputation You will find our campus offers the best possible facilities one would expect from Curtin’s first and largest international campus, a joint venture with the Sarawak State Government. In addition to being located in a modern, scenic city that is relatively safe and most conducive for tertiary studies, Curtin Sarawak offers a vibrant campus lifestyle with a mix of academic support services and exciting social events. They include The Learning Centre, Library, computing facilities, counselling service, choice of food and beverage outlets, health services, public transport, banking facilities, shops, secure student housing, a range of sports facilities, as well as a modern multi-purpose health, recreation and event centre.

Creating international opportunities With seven campuses across the AsiaPacific region, Curtin gives you all the benefits of a truly international university. All the courses offered at our campuses in Sarawak, Singapore and Sydney are run using the same unit structure and study materials as our courses in Perth, meaning that you can transfer between two campuses to complete your Curtin degree. When you graduate, you’ll have a degree that is recognised in more places around the world and be able to complete further study at either campus to enhance your career prospects.

Assurance of quality We are renowned for our links with industry and business, and for the practical and applied nature of our courses. Our courses are identical in all aspects to those offered at Curtin’s main campus in Australia, are endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Foundation Studies (Commerce and Arts) Foundation Studies (Engineering and Science) Diploma of Process Plant Technology (Oil Industry) Diploma of Business Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety Diploma of Instrumentation and Control Engineering Undergraduate Degree Studies

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) Bachelor of Technology Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) Postgraduate Studies Graduate Certificate in Project Management Graduate Diploma in Project Management Master of Science (Project Management) Master of Accounting Master of Philosophy (by research) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (by research)

GIST International College GIST International College, Suzhou, China is the first international college in China. They are set to lead a new dimension by offering an option to obtain a foreign degree from established universities around the world. This is timely as China is now an emerging superpower as the new world economic and technology powerhouse. GIST International College is situated in Dushu Lake Higher Education Town within Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP); a joint development project between the governments of Singapore and China. There are currently over a hundred Fortune 500 companies, 2900 over multinational companies and upwards of 9000 domestic China giant companies in SIP, and provides new job opportunities for foreign expatriates and graduates who have English proficiency

and the China experience. GIST International College provides highquality education that supports the fast growing economic agenda of the region through their colleges, training centres and partner network. They are strongly supported by their industrial partners, who include big names like Microsoft, Motorola, Cisco, Apple and a lot more, and all of them are present in the SIP. Through their industrial partners, students have an opportunity to apply for internship in these companies. Currently, their programmes include: • Staffordshire University, UK (3+0 degree programmes) • The State University of New York – Alfred State, US (3+1 degree programs) • GIST Diploma in International Hospitality

Management and Culinary Arts O-level and SPM graduates can enrol into the International Foundation Programme, quality assured by Staffordshire University, which is only two semesters (approximately six months). Once completed, students can enrol into any Staffordshire University degree programmes offered in GIST. Students who are interested in business, accounting and computing majors are welcome to join their Staffordshire University degree programmes. Staffordshire University is one the pioneer UK universities to offer 3+0 degree programmes outside of the UK. The programmes focus on building students’ soft skills and prepare them with the knowledge needed to step into the working world. GIST International College is the first

international partner to The State University of New York (SUNY) – Alfred State, one of the top ranked private universities in the US. Under the 3+1 arrangement, students can now study three years in GIST and complete their final year degrees in New York. Internship is compulsory for business administration in technology management and computer engineering majors. Through this arrangement, it further supports their college ideology on transnational education as they can now study in the world’s first and second-largest economy, and graduate from a reputable university. SUNY is also the largest university system in the US. With mobile technology laboratories supported by Microsoft and Apple China, students are trained in the latest software and application design using Android and Apple’s

mobile operating system (iOS). These are reallife projects from these two giant companies; enabling students to create their own work portfolio and a possible opportunity to work in these major corporations upon graduation. Thus, in GIST International College, they deliver the difference through innovation in their education policies and emphasis on skills development in line with academic excellence of their graduates. To find out more about GIST International College, contact them at: Tel: +60 3-7728 7732, email, visit them at or join them at facebook. com/ Your next step begins here.

IAEC Education KUCHING: IAEC education is one of the leading international student recruitment agencies in the world. They have over 40 years’ experience of consistently providing quality service to international students and are an established brand name synonymous with professionalism and results. Their extensive portfolio of college and university partners includes over 170 of the most prestigious education institutions in Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Singapore. With over 5,000 course choices in Vocational Education and Training (VET), Higher Education (HE) and English Language courses (ELICOS) there is something for everybody. Students should capitalise on the agency’s: • Knowledge, experience in successful placement of more than 15,000 students and over 1,000 students annually. • Partnership with 170 universities and Colleges from 6 countries. • Portfolio of over 5,000 available courses • Seven offices in Australia, Malaysia and India • Commitment to quality, integrity and ethical practice is demonstrated in all their activities. Their range of free services include:

• Experience and expert education counselling on study options in Australia, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand and Singapore. • Info session with institutions of higher learning in the six countries (at appointed times) • Application fee waiver • Scholarship information • Immediate processing of applications to the institutions of higher learning • Arrangement of accommodation based on your budget • Visa application • Airport pick-up arrangement • A comprehensive pre-departure briefing and counselling to equip students with good understanding of their new environment

of Fraser Valley, Thompson Rivers University, Capilano College, International College of Manitoba (ICM) New Zealand — Otago Polytechic, Cornell Institute, Taylors College, Christchurch Polytechnic, Awatapu College, New Zealand Institute of Sports Switzerland — Swiss Education Group, Hotel Institute Montreux, SHMS – Switzerland Hotel Management Group, IHTTI — School of hotel Management United Kingdom — Keele University, Liverpool John Moores University, Plymouth University, Middlesex University, Harriot Watt University, Bellerbys College, International Study Centres Singapore – Curtin, James Cook University

They represent: Australia — Charles Stuart University, Central Queensland University, James Cook University, Griffith University, University of Western Sydney, Le Cordon Bleu, Curtin, Edith Cowan University, Deakin, La Trobe, Monash, RMIT, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University, University of Tasmania, Boxhill Institute of TAFE, William Angliss Institute, Taylors College Canada — Okangan College, University

William Angliss Institute Specialist Centre for Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Melbourne, Australia William Angliss Institute was established in 1940 and is Australia’s largest and oldest specialist government-funded TAFE. William Angliss Institute is a dedicated training provider for the foods, tourism and hospitality industries, delivering a range of courses from four-year degrees, Australian Accredited

Apprenticeships to short courses. It is located in the central business district of Melbourne and enrolls around 17,000 Australian students and 1,300 international students annually. Courses are available at the certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and bachelor degree level with global study opportunities Range of programmes: • Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management • Bachelor of Culinary Management • Hospitality (including internships) • Retail Travel & Tourism operations • Ecotourism • Events (including internships) • Resort management (specialise in dive, spa or water recreation) • Commercial Cookery • Patisserie • Food science & technology including confectionery manufacturing Specialist facilities: With the food and hospitality industries in particular, experience is invaluable. The institute has industry standard training facilities including:

• over 100 classrooms and four lecture theatres spread over six buildings • over 400 computer terminal • TV and audio equipment fixed in many classrooms or supplied as required • 12 training kitchens and four training bakeries • three training restaurants open to the public with seating for 250 people • three accommodation training units • Coffee Academy and Wine Sensory Evaluation Centre • Online reservation systems used throughout the travel industry • two food technology laboratories. • commercial conference centre For more information, please contact IAEC Education located at No. 9, Ground Floor (Annexe), Jalan SS 15/7, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor or call them at + 60353613340, i-fax +603-20349595, email kl@, or log on to their website at

Institut Eksekutif SINCE its establishment, Institut Eksekutif (IE) has continually been one of the most affordable private higher educational institutions for students to pursue their tertiary education in Sarawak. It has tirelessly strived towards providing academic programmes which meet both stringent national and international quality requirements.

IE is renowned for its Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Business Administration, in which all the three programmes have achieved full government recognition and accreditation from the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA). With these recognitions, a whole new career pathway is now open to IE graduates as they

can now work not only in the private sector but government sector as well. IE students are prepared to experience a journey of learning and self-discovery in order to meet the demands of globalization in 21st century. This is achieved through its continual efforts in forging close collaborations with internationally reputable universities, both local and abroad,

as well as leading local corporations in various industries. The campus, located strategically in the business hub of the Kuching City, occupies the 3rd floor of Crown Towers at Jalan Pending, Kuching. Set up in a modern corporate environment, it fully prepares the students by exposing them to the actual business environment.

For information on our programmes you may reach us at: Address: Level 3, Crown Towers, 88 Jalan Pending 93450 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia. Website : Email : Tel : 082-345680 Fax : 082-345682


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Growing in Strength, Growing in Success KOLEJ Sunway Kuching is embarking on its next step to expand and move to a new premise and this is targeted to take place in the first quarter of 2012. The expansion will involve relocation to Song Plaza, with floor area twice that of the current premise. Situated at the Jalan Tun Jugah - Jalan Song intersection, it is seen as a strategic location and the upcoming commercial hub of Kuching. The CEO of the college, Mr. Joseph Lim Jit Sek, sees it as a timely opportunity and sensible next step as the current college space has reached its full capacity. The new premise will feature a modern city campus with state of the art facilities. Among others, there will be spacious lecture theatres, computer labs, offices and library as well as a garden top student lounge with 24hour security service. There will also be approximately 300 parking bays available. For the students’ studying pleasure, the Sunway City Campus is fitted with 24hour wireless internet (Wi-Fi) access, so students can study anywhere from the foyer to the RoofTopGarden. A conducive studying environment is just as important as quality education,

This annual event has long been regarded as a platform for students and parents to explore quality undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, thus enabling them to be equipped with the best knowledge and skills to pursue their careers. Joseph Lim, Kolej Sunway Kuching CEO

the CEO quipped. We have successfully maintained our status as an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner for the fourth consecutive sittings in the recent June 2011 examinations. It is time we match the quality of our education with a more contemporary teaching facility. With a much bigger space and enhanced hardware, we are also hoping to expand the breath of our courses. This would include developing our own diplomas and partnering with quality universities overseas to extend pathways already available, he further elaborated. In the pipeline, hostel facilities will also be established adjacent to the new college site. This will be convenient for outstation students to gain access to quality tertiary

education with little woes in relation to their accommodation arrangements. The college will also be commemorating its fifth anniversary next year. Sunway College Kuching will be joining the Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) on 3 and 4 March 2012 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The announcement was made by the college’s CEO, Joseph Lim in a press statement released today. Lim indicated that the BPIEF will provide the perfect opportunity for Sunway College Kuching to showcase their Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Accounting Diploma programmes. “This annual event has long been regarded as a platform for students and parents to explore quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, thus enabling them to be equipped with the best knowledge and skills to pursue their careers”. Sunway College Kuching is the largest tuition provider of accountancy courses in East Malaysia. The college is also the first and only tuition provider in East Malaysia to be awarded Platinum Approved Learning Partner Status by the ACCA. This status is achieved upon meeting stringent performance indicators such as pass rates which surpass those of the

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world, effective management and relevant support services. Since achieving Platinum Status, Sunway Kuching has successfully sustained it for the last four consecutive examination sittings. In conjunction with the April 2012 intake, Sunway College Kuching will be holding an Open Day on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 8.30am to 5.00pm, to enable prospective students and their parents to learn more about the courses currently on offer at the college. The Open Day will feature career talks, course previews, scholarship and financial aid enquiries and one-to-one career counseling. If you are unable to visit the college on that day, Sunway Kuching will also be organising a Counselling Week from the March 25 to 31, 2012. 2012 SPM school leavers who are interested in applying for scholarships or rebates are advised to visit the college with their forecast results slip as on-the-spot eligibility interviews will be conducted. For the upcoming April 2012 intake, Sunway Kuching is offering full and partial scholarships for deserving students to

study the CAT p r o g r a m m e. The criteria for the scholarships are as follows: ● A student who scores between five (5) to seven (7) ‘As’ will be granted a RM300 rebate. ● A student who obtains between eight (8) to nine (9) ‘As’ will be granted half-scholarship, which amounts to a 50 per cent rebate of their tuition fees. ● Those who attain ten (10) or more ‘As’ will be offered full scholarships, i.e. 100 per cent rebate of their tuition fees. The CAT course is a one-year technician level qualification specially designed by ACCA to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to accountancy. To be eligible to enroll for CAT at Sunway, students must obtain a minimum of 5 credits in SPM, including in English and Mathematics. The LCCI Diploma in Accounting, on the other hand, is a vocational qualification that provides students with the necessary practical skills required by employers globally, such as book-keeping and business calculations. To be eligible to enroll for the LCCI programme at Sunway, students must obtain a minimum of 2 credits in SPM, in English and Mathematics. CAT is recognised by ACCA for entry to its professional accountancy programme.

C A T graduates are exempted from the first stage of ACCA (i.e. Knowledge Module, Papers F1 to F3) and can proceed directly to the second stage (Skills Module), while LCCI Diploma holders will enter ACCA without any exemptions. Kolej Sunway Kuching is currently accepting enrolment for the April 2012 and July 2012 intakes of its popular CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) programme. Orientation for the The April 2012 intake, will commence on April 9 2012, with orientation onApril 4 2012. The next part-time LCCI intake at Sunway Kuching will commence on 5 March 2012, while the next full-time LCCI intake will start on April 9 2012. If you wish to know more about courses at Sunway College Kuching, kindly call 082236666. To enable parents and potential students to come for counseling at a time convenient for them, Sunway Kuching will extend their opening hours fromMarch 17 2012 untilApril 8 2012. During this period, the college’s operating hours will be as follows: Mondays to Fridays – 8.30am to 9.30pm; Saturdays – 8.30am to 5.00pm; Sundays – 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Courses Available Professional Course ACCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants CAT Certified Accounting Technician Academic Courses LCCI London Chamber of Commerce and Industry IELTS International English Language Testing System PEP Practical English Programme UBS UBS Software Application Courses Using Internet Word Processing Data Management Design and Presentation MQA Compulsory Subjects Bahasa Kebangsaan Malaysian Studies Islamic Studies Moral Studies The Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) ACCA is a world-renowned professional qualification which was first introduced in UK in 1904. The association is the largest and fast growing international accountancy body in the world which has till date, 424,000 students and 147,000 members in 170 countries. Choosing ACCA as the route to a career in accountancy and finance will give students a wider career options, as ACCA is a prestige qualification, recognized globally. Graduates with an ACCA qualification are likely to gain employment with relative ease, be it locally or internationally. It also paves the way to many sectors of work - financial or corporate In year 2011, Kolej Sunway Kuching was the first institution in East Malaysia to be awarded the Approved Learning Partner – Student tuition, The Platinum Status. To achieve the Platinum Status, Kolej Sunway Kuching was assessed by ACCA on five performance indicators – Tuition (pass rates, to match that of the world), Materials, Facilities, Students’ Support and Course Management. Entry Requirement Age 18 years and above, with a minimum of 5 SPM / ‘O’ Level Credits, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent. In addition, students must fulfill one of the following criteria below: 2 Credits in STPM or ‘A’ Levels LCCI Group Diploma in Accounting Pre-University, pass with Distinction Degree from an approved university (Note: Recognition of these qualifications are solely determined at the discretion of ACCA, UK) Students can enter into ACCA, UK Part 1 if they achieve 2 As and 3 Bs (including English and Mathematics) in UEC results, plus the 5 credits inclusive of English and Mathematics in SPM. Intake January and July (Full Time & Part Time) Duration 6 months per semester, 2.5 ~ 3.5 years ( Depending on Full-time or Part-time basis) Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) CAT is a technical / diploma-level qualification which provides a comprehensive introduction to accountancy. It is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in finance / accounting or gain an accelerated route to the ACCA qualification Entry Requirement Age 16 years and above, with a minimum of 5 ‘O’ Level or SPM Credit passes, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent. Intake January, April and July (Full Time) Duration 1 ~ 1.5 years London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) LCCI International Qualifications are recognized by government around the world. Learners use LCCI qualifications to support their applications for jobs, entry into higher education institutions and memberships of professional bodies. LCCI graduates usually have little difficulty in finding work and can pursue rewarding careers in the Accounting & Finance sector. Entry Requirement Aged 17 years and above, with minimum 2 SPM / ‘O’ Level Credits in English and Mathematics or equivalent. Intake April, August (Full Time) January, March and July (Part Time) Duration 1 1/2 half year with LCCI qualification (Full-time and Parttime basis) IELTS (IELTS TEST VENUE) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an English language proficiency test, recognised by more than 6,000 institutions in over 135 countries, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America, to test candidates on English proficiency for education or migration purposes. The course focus on a comprehensive overview of the IELTS test components and help students develop their skills to obtain a creditable score in the IELTS test. Intake Monthly.



Saturday, March 3

Swinburne Sarawak – Gearing up for SCORE KUCHING: Highly skilled and knowledgeable workers are needed to fill the more than 800,000 jobs to be created with the implementation of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). To meet the demand for a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, the state government has turned to Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. For the last two years, Swinburne Sarawak has been tasked to design and conduct courses specified by the Sarawak government. To date, it has trained close to 100 individuals in the shaping of metals, basic foundry and casting, and basic condition monitoring and maintenance for industry. The courses were intended to provide manpower for the aluminium and steel industries that are expected to have the highest economic impact on Sarawak. These are among the 10 industries identified as priority industries. SCORE is a major initiative to develop the Central Region of Sarawak by 2020. It aims to accelerate the state’s economic growth and development, as well as improving the quality of life of the people. The confidence the state government has in Swinburne Sarawak to produce the much needed human capital for SCORE is based on the university’s long track record of close links to industry. According to Professor Ken Heskin, who is the Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the university’s Sarawak Campus: “Swinburne has a history of more than 100 years of offering training, education and research designed to support industry and we engage in a range of training and education experiences. “At Swinburne Sarawak, we are happy to be able to contribute to SCORE. With more funding, we hope to have more people involved in this vital training for the development of Sarawak” he said. The courses designed and conducted by the university were funded by the Sarawak State Planning Unit via the State Ministry of Industrial Development. Swinburne, a not-for-profit university, has a reputation in Australia for its practical, career-oriented programmes. They have a strong emphasis on hands-on learning where students work on real-life scenarios facing businesses and the community. Moreover, the university’s close links with industry ensure that its programmes are in tandem with the future needs of industry. Swinburne Sarawak’s programmes in

engineering, science, commerce/business, design and ICT are undifferentiated from those of its home campus in Melbourne. They are accredited by professional bodies such as the Institution of Engineers Australia, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, CPA Australia and the Australian Computer Society. The university is also planning to offer chemical engineering in 2012. The introduction of this programme will give students completing the foundation studies in engineering and science an additional engineering major to choose from. On campus, students have access to technologically-advanced facilities. The 16.5 acre campus houses 34 laboratories for engineering, 10 for research, 15 for science and 24 for computing, including a Mac laboratory.

Swinburne has a history of more than 100 years of offering training, education and research designed to support industry and we engage in a range of training and education experiences. Professor Ken Heskin, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the Swinburne university’s Sarawak Campus

Students and staff also have access to 37 tutorial rooms, a 350 seating-capacity lecture theatre and a library that can accommodate 750 students. Other facilities are a multi-purpose hall offering sports facilities for badminton, squash, basketball and volleyball as well as a gym. Tennis courts sit atop a seven-storey car park that has bays for about 500 vehicles. Two blocks of fully-furnished and WiFienabled hostels on campus accommodate

more than 430 students. Swinburne Sarawak is one of only 18 institutions in the country rated in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA ’09). Last year, it was awarded self-accreditation status by the MQA following an audit, signifying that the university has in place an effective quality assurance system that meets the stringent MQA

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus Swinburne Sarawak is the only international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. At Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus our programs are designed to prepare graduates to live and work in a world in which professionals need to be capable of high levels of international interaction. Swinburne Sarawak was established in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, in 2000. It is a foreign branch campus university and therefore has dual nationality, being both a branch of the Australian university as well as a Malaysian university. Degrees awarded are Australian and testamurs are indistinguishable from those awarded in Australia. Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is jointly owned by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and the Sarawak State government. Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is wellknown in Australia for its business and technical education and for close links with industry. Undergraduate degrees offered at Swinburne Sarawak include engineering, science, commerce/ business, ICT and design, and double degrees in engineering. The university also offers postgraduate research programs at PhD and Masters levels in these disciplines as well as Master of Management and Master of Arts (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by course work. Currently the campus has more than 4,000 students with international students from more than 50 countries. The student population is expected to reach 5,000 by 2013. The campus boasts customdesigned buildings and facilities which greatly improve teaching, research and student accommodation. Degree Programs School of Engineering, Computing and Science

Civil, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Robotics & Mechatronics, Telecommunication and Network Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology School of Business and Design Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design Why Swinburne Sarawak? 1. Full-fledged university Swinburne Sarawak is the only international branch university campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. 2. Australian curriculum Our curriculum is sourced directly from our home campus in Melbourne. This means the programs we offer are identical. Swinburne has been in existence for more than a hundred years and is well known in Australia for its practical careeroriented programs and close links to industry. 3. Australian qualification On completion of your degree studies, your parchment will be awarded by Swinburne Australia. (Sample degree parchment) 4. Professionally accredited programs Many of our programs have been accredited and recognised by professional bodies such as CPA Australia, ACCA, Institution of Engineers Australia, Board of Engineers Malaysia and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). 5. Experienced academics Our academics are highly qualified and experienced. Comprising Malaysians and international staff, many of our academics hold PhDs and Masters and bring with them many years of experience from

industry. 6. Student exchange program Undergraduate students may apply to take part in an exchange program, for a term or two, to our Australian campuses or partner universities around the world at Malaysian cost. 7. Inter-campus transfer Although you can complete your studies entirely at the Sarawak Campus, you may transfer to our Melbourne campuses to complete them subject to meeting the appropriate criteria. 8. Scholarships and loans The University awards scholarships to students, both Malaysians and international, who do well in their studies. A number of private organisations also offer scholarships to eligible Malaysian students through the University. Swinburne Sarawak assists Malaysian students with study loan application. These include those offered by PTPTN, Yayasan Sarawak, Sarawak Higher Education Fund, Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation and bank loans. 9. Australian education at Malaysian cost You will find that it is affordable to pursue tertiary education at Swinburne Sarawak as the fees are only a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia. 10. Ideal study destination Kuching is well known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly people. Its good infrastructure in education, communication, banking and transportation make it an ideal destination for living and pursuing higher education. Study Areas • Business / Commerce • Design • Engineering • Information and Communication Technologies • Preparatory and English Language Programs • Sciences


criteria and requirements. This recognition by the MQA gives Swinburne Sarawak the autonomy to accredit its programmes internally without going through the MQA. Internationally, Swinburne has been ranked among the top 3 per cent of universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2011), the QS World University Rankings (2010), and ranked as the best university in Melbourne by the Good Universities Guide for teaching quality (2007-2010) and graduate satisfaction (2007, 2008 and 2010). For more information visit www.swinburne., call 082 – 260 353 or email to study@ or visit their booth at the third Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on Mar 3-4 from 10am to 6pm.

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Islamic Information Centre THE unique architecture of the Centre, featuring a combination of the various ethnic identities, is the first physical confluence of ethnic designs and matrices – underlying a bedrock of the true Islamic universality, with no distinction between racial and cultural differences or territorial isolation and parochial sentiments. Foremost though will be that the Centre aims to be an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in communicating, educating, disseminating, learning, sharing and acquiring information and knowledge on and about Islam.

This is to contribute towards K-society and to correct Islamophobia, bringing the Islamic faith to greater civilisational dimensions in line with the changing lifestyle of modern societies around the world where Islam is a global religion. Situated at Jalan Ong Tiang Swee in Kuching City, the centre plays a role as a depository for data and information on Islam while at the same time acts as a virtual library for the global community. It is going to be an outward looking centre; it will forge partnerships with other organisations within the state, nation as well as

regionally and internationally so as to strengthen its position as a catalyst for knowledge and learning. These key principles of the centre are pertinent in fostering better understanding among peoples of all religions around the world while providing a better understanding of Islam. In its efforts to engage in current issues and concerns at both national, regional and international levels, the centre will be an information provider and contribute positively towards achieving greater understanding

and resolving of misconceptions and bias statements that bring negativity and ill feelings in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society like Sarawak. To achieve these objectives, the centre will as much as possible utilise information technology and the new media to reach out to the younger and more IT-savvy audience within and outside the nation. It is expected that these challenges will become more critical in time to come as more and more people seek information through the

alternative media and web-based channel. With these innovative and virtual action plans, the centre expects to become an important avenue to share and explore knowledge and know-how, leading to a better world for everyone regardless of religious beliefs and origins.

1 medical and security clearance. Stage 2: Private Pilot Licence (PPL) requires 40-50 hours flying, theory on navigation, flight rules, meteorology, human factors in flight and aircraft general knowledge. PPL is for private flying only. Stage 3: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) requires 150-165 hours flying, minimum 100 hours solo flight time, Visual Flying Rules (VFR). Exam subjects include navigation, flight rules, aircraft general knowledge, aircraft performance, aerodynamic, human factors in flight and meteorology. All flying during the CPL flight test is in a single engine aircraft like the Cessna 152, Cessna 172 and is under VFR. Stage 4: Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) After completing your CPL, you are given 15-35 hours on multi engine with flight simulator training and endorsements to fl y twin engine aircraft and also to read the instruments in the flight deck for Instrument Flying Rules (IFR) fl ying. CPL holders have to

pass a theory exam. Stage 5: Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Some airlines also require students to complete ATPL theory and students are given a frozen ATPL licence only activated after the completion of at least 1,500 hours of flight time. Stage 6: Airlines After completing CPL/MECIR, students can apply for jobs with airlines. The airlines will further train you on aircraft type rating, simulator and On the Job Training (OJT). Contact IAC at: or their authorised East Malaysian representative at the International Aviation Centre, English Language Academy, 8723, Sublot 21 Green Heights Commercial Centre, New Airport Road, 93250 Kuching or contact Anna at 016-8903349 (Kuching), Andrew 019-8254553 (Miri) or Elly 016-8109355 in Kota Kinabalu. Their student representatives will provide free counselling, financial assistance, spot registration and visa processing.

students to be confident and bold in sharing their ideas and thoughts. Students will benefit tremendously, gaining in the areas of knowledge, understanding, skill sets and character building,” said Andrea Chow, business development manager, Campus Malaysia.

studies overseas in Australia, UK, New Zealand and USA.

Islamic Information Centre KCLD, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching T: +6082-420798 Fax: +6082-414809 E:

International Aviation Centre (IAC) THE International Aviation Center (IAC) is an aviation arm of IAC Aerotech Sdn Bhd. It has been guiding students for 20 years towards realising their dreams of becoming airline pilots and aircraft engineers. Their graduates are employed in local and international airlines, aeronautical organisations and MROs. Internationally-recognised training The training provided by IAC’s affiliated aviation centres are conducted according to the country’s respective aviation authority syllabus (CASA, FAA, EASA, CAA UK, CAAC, CAAP, M-DCA, HKCAD) which meets International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. Most countries around the world, including Malaysia, Australia, India, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and others are members of ICAO. As such, member countries will recognise each others’ licenses. However, for those who plan on working in another member country, they will need to convert their licence to a local licence

In most cases, they are required to: pass the local aviation medical, local conversion exam and flight test. For more details, contact the local aviation authority and ICAO website. Entry requirements Students can start applying at the minimum age of seventeen years. The minimum requirements for international students are O or A-levels, 10+2 (Advanced Level Examination) with Mathematics and Physics. Malaysian students must have successful completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), O-levels or UEC SML with five (5) credits in English, mathematics, and any one of the science subjects. All applicants must have adequate competency in the English Language or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5. For pilot students, they must have a pass in the Class One Medical Examination by approved designated Aviation Medical Practitioner. Students must also be own a valid international

passport. IAC-affiliated approved aviation training centres The IAC is affiliated with reputed aviation centres throughout the world delivering high quality training courses in airline pilot training and aircraft engineering, internationally approved by the ICAO and respective aviation authorities. Their graduates are highly valued internationally. IAC is affiliated with the following schools: HMA Aerospace, Langkawi, Malaysia, BASAIR Aviation College, Sydney, Australia, Asian Institute of Aviation, Eba, Philippines, City of Bristol College, Bristol, UK, Aviation Australia, Queensland, TAECO Training Center, Xiamen, China. How to become an airline pilot? Student pilots will progress through different stages. At each stage there is a practical flight training and test, and ground theory followed by exams. Stage 1: Student Pilot Licence (SPL) includes basic entry requirements, pass class

Campus Malaysia CAMPUS Malaysia is an online local and international student recruiter focused on recruiting students to study in Malaysia private universities and colleges. Campus Malaysia only promotes courses that are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) or courses that are accredited or given the ‘Provisional Accreditation’ status by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Students interested to study in Malaysia private universities and colleges can search and apply for programmes on our website at Our services include: • FREE Online Course & Institution Research Database • FREE Online Course Application & Processing Services • FREE Student Course Counseling • Translation Services • Airport Reception and Student Orientation • Student Accommodation Sourcing

• Networking Students with Selected Social Communities • Campus Tours for Students & Parents • Student Transition Support in Malaysia IACT College is the Malaysian pioneer of Project Based Learning and specialist in creative communication. Founded and co-owned by the biggest advertising associations in Malaysia: Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA) and Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As), IACT College endeavours to teach its students to think out of the box in order to produce highquality, creative and practical ideas to meet the industry needs. At the same time, the College is endorsed by International Advertising Association (IAA), New York, USA. IACT College is the only college in Malaysia to receive such accreditation from IAA. “IACT College is implementing project-based learning where critical thinking, collaboration,

communication and problem-solving skills form the core of our teaching and learning strategy. Students will have a chance to practice experiential learning with industry projects driving the process. It is our goal to equip our students with the relevant industry skills and workflow practices that mirror industry standards beginning from day one of their college life,” said Michael Choong, chief operating officer, IACT College. Campus Malaysia, an online-based student recruitment agency registered in Kuala Lumpur, will be representing IACT College at the BPIEF 2012 International Education Fair in Kuching. “We very much liked IACT College’s revolutionary PBL teaching approach where students are given ample exposure to the advertising and media industry, facing and solving problems that industry professionals encounter everyday. IACT College’s PBL delivery method provides a platform for engaging and constructive discussions that encourages

IACT College Programmes IACT College offers creative communication courses in various areas at pre-university, diploma and bachelor’s degree level. The areas of studies in IACT College include advertising, mass communication, graphic design, creative multimedia, and broadcasting. Besides learning by doing real-life industry projects, students are required to complete their three-month in-company practical training prior to completing their final semesters. As such, students will undergo an effective learning process and are job-ready upon graduation. Students who complete their Diploma programme with IACT College will also find numerous education pathways to further their

Register With Us at BPIEF 2012 and Get Exclusive Rates Campus Malaysia will be representing IACT College at the BPIEF 2012 International Education Fair. Students who register for IACT College’s programmes at BPIEF 2012 will receive exclusive rates that will only be made available during the 2-day fair. We will be located at Booth B22. For more information and booking of course counselling sessions, kindly contact Caren at +6012 290 8075 / caren@campusmalaysia. com. For enquiries about Campus Malaysia services, please contact: Andrea Chow – Business Devt Manager Campus Malaysia Online Sdn Bhd T: +6012 277 0487 E: W:

are the answer for students now looking for opportunities to pursue studies in health sciences. “Currently, SARAWELL has been in operation since early January and has had a group of students taking diploma courses in syariah law and psychology. “For the studies beginning this April, Sarawell has about 100 places for students after SPM and peers from across the country to study,” he said.

He said that besides financing borne by PTPTN, Sarawell students also enjoy the convenience of uniforms, dormitory and campus transportation throughout the study, as well as doing practical training. He said the added advantage of studying at Sarawell is that students do not need to think about problems as loan application fees. It will be managed by the institute management. “Students have the opportunity to enjoy

spending money involved in the next academic year if they get CGPA 3.0 in an effort to encourage students to pay attention to excellence in education to ensure that they find it easy to participate in jobs,” he said. Campus SARAWELL is now operating in Taman Sentosa (Phase 1) Mile 8, 1/2, Jalan Penrissen Old Kuching. For more information, students can surf the web, or visit www.sarawell.

can now work not only in the private sector but government sector as well. IE students are prepared to experience a journey of learning and self-discovery in order to meet the demands of globalisation in 21st century. This is achieved through its continual efforts in forging close collaborations with internationally reputable universities, both local and abroad, as well as leading local corporations

in various industries. The campus, located strategically in the business hub of the Kuching City, occupies the 3rd floor of Crown Towers at Jalan Pending, Kuching. Set up in a modern corporate environment, it fully prepares the students by exposing them to the actual business environment. For information on our programmes you may

reach us at: Add: Level 3, Crown Towers 88, Jalan Pending 93450 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia. T: 082-345680 FAX : 082-345682 E: W:

Sarawell Institute of Technology SARAWELL is a subsidiary of the Islamic College of Science and Technology (KIST) in Sarawak and provides Diploma programmes as well as invaluable education opportunities for students to gain higher education on their own doorstep. Its programmes are recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Department Public Service Department (PSD) of the courses offered by KIST.

Sarawell enables graduates and provides them with the opportunity to participate in public and private sectors after graduation. In fact, students don’t have to worry about the cost of education because the recognition enables all SARAWELL students to enjoy the convenience of financing provided by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN). Chief executive officer of ITS, Mohd Jawi Matlayer Sulong, said that Sarawell and KIST

Institut Eksekutif SINCE its establishment, Institut Eksekutif (IE) has continually been one of the most affordable private higher educational institutions for students to pursue their tertiary education in Sarawak. It has tirelessly strived towards providing academic programmes which meet both stringent national and international quality requirements.

IE is renowned for its Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Business Administration, in which all the three programmes have achieved full government recognition and accreditation from the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA). With these recognitions, a whole new career pathway is now open to IE graduates as they

International Medical University – Driving Healthcare Education Excellence

THE International Medical University (IMU) began in 1992 as the International Medical College, or IMC, Malaysia’s first private medical college. IMC became a University in 1999, but the University has remained true to key elements of the original IMC vision, which are to widen access to professional healthcare education, and to use innovative, integrated and studentcentred means in providing that education. This vision required strong links to be forged, from the outset, with reputable Partner Medical Schools committed to excellence and who

share our educational philosophy. It was our progressive, systems based, integrated medical curriculum that first caught the imagination of our Partner Medical Schools, and today we collaborate with partner universities in Australasia, North America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. This successful collaboration then expands to the pharmacy and health sciences programmes at world-class universities in Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and China. Since 1999, the University’s focus has been in developing clinical schools in Seremban, Batu Pahat and Kuala Pilah, and develop our own Honours degree courses in Pharmacy and Nursing, and in establishing research as a core activity, together with development of postgraduate research-orientedMasters and PhD programmes. We are already the preferred and leading

private education for medicine and pharmacy in Malaysia. Our growth has been supported by heavy investment in infrastructure development and expansion at Bukit Jalil and Seremban, and in the recruitment of staff of high calibre. In 2008, we introduced Honours degree courses in Dentistry, Nutrition & Dietetics, Medical Biotechnology, Psychology, Biomedical Science and in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Just like our MBBS, BPharm and BNursing, these courses have been designed from first principles by our faculty. Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) was introduced in 2009, a programme targeted solely for registered nurses to upgrade their qualification from diploma to degree level. In 2010, we introduced the Chiropractic programme, the first of its kind and only complete educational programme in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia. In February 2011, IMU launched the Chinese Medicine programme.

The programme focuses on combining medical education and scientific research, offering the full array of l both Chinese and Western medicine. To date, the University offers undergraduate degree programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine as well as postgraduate degrees such as MSc in Medical Sciences or Community Health by research and PhD in Medical & Health Sciences by research. We believe our courses to be progressive and innovative, and we strive to use best practices in their delivery and assessment. We continue to seek to widen access to healthcare education, and to grow into a centre of healthcare educational excellence in the AsiaPacific region.

» Medicine » Dentistry » Pharmacy » Pharmaceutical Chemistry » Nursing » Nursing Science » BMed Sci

» Medical Biotechnology » Nutrition & Dietetics » Psychology » Biomedical Science » Chiropractic » Chinese Medicine

Bukit Jalil (Main Campus) International Medical University No.126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, T: (603) 8656 7228 Fax: (603) 8656 7229 E: IMU Clinical School, Seremban Jalan Rasah , 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia T: (606) 767 7798 Fax: (606) 767 7709 IMU Clinical School, Batu Pahat No.12, Jalan Indah, Taman Sri Kenangan, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia T: (607) 432 2787 / 0580 Fax: (607) 432 5575

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A global education Study engineering in Malaysia and the UK The University of Southampton is one of the top three universities in the UK for engineering and we have established a branch campus within the EduCity development in Iskandar Malaysia. University of Southampton Malaysia Campus is registered as a Private Institute of Higher Learning by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. By studying with us, we invite you to take your place at the cutting edge, among some of the most talented students and academics from around the world. A world-class university We have a global reputation for teaching engineering in a research-led environment and are highly ranked in major league tables both in the UK and worldwide. The latest Guardian University Guide placed us first for mechanical engineering, for the third year running, and we are ranked in the top 55 universities in the world for engineering and technology. A global education Our split campus (UK and Malaysia) degree offers a seamless “Southampton” experience for students, who will be able to begin their studies at our campus in Malaysia and complete them in Southampton. This is a unique education experience for around 60 per cent of the cost of studying for the same degree in the UK only. You will graduate with a degree from an internationally recognised university and experience higher education in the UK, with the added benefit of enjoying the Southampton education experience both in Asia and the UK. Accredited degree programmes Our BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering programme has a flexible structure and we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes. You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Acoustics – new for 2012 Advanced materials Aerospace Automotive Bioengineering Engineering management Mechatronics Sustainable energy systems Transportation – new for 2012

Our programme provides entry to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK. We have also been accredited by the Board of Engineers (BEM) in Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). Facilities The University of Southampton has world-class research facilities, where you can put the theory you learn into practice and deliver real results. Our facilities at Southampton include the UK’s most extensive universityowned wind tunnel complex, transport systems research laboratory, thermodynamics laboratory, a state-of-the-art manufacturing centre and design studios for hands-on teaching of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM). Our campuses Our branch campus for engineering is set within the EduCity, Iskandar

SATT COLLEGE SATT College (Saujana Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Sdn Bhd.) was established in 1997 and its formation was in response to the dire need for trained manpower by the hotels to support the development of the country’s tourism industry especially in Sarawak. The college’s philosophy is to provide a comprehensive and application based knowledge to its programs’ participants through synergising individual learning, training and development. It emphasises on the hands-on training concept and life simulations to ensure that the students are competent to apply what they have learned and experienced when they enter the workforce. As the pioneer college in Sarawak offering tourism and hospitality courses, SATT is the only private education institution in Sarawak that was granted the franchise to conduct the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Diploma in Hotel Management and Diploma in Tourism Management. At the same time, the college is proud to introduce its internal program of Diploma in Culinary Arts and Diploma in Hospitality Management which contain comprehensive theory and practical training that meet the needs of the industry. Through the certificate courses offered under the Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK), Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia, students are given unique opportunity to become skilled and competent workforce. SATT is also promoting life long learning through its Centre For Adult Education and Training (CAET) that has been established to accommodate the growing demands of individuals especially working adults who are interested to broaden their knowledge and enhance their skills. CAET offers numerous short courses in the areas of hospitality and tourism, Information and Communication Technology, and other vocational training especially in bakery and pastry as well as culinary arts. Besides looking into other programme such as Diploma courses in Business, Entrepreneurship & Communication, the college is also striving to upgrade its courses to the Degree level in the next 2 to 3 years. This is in response to demand for higher education in the country. The recruitment of foreign student is also under way to enable the college to contribute towards the nation’s objective of making Malaysia as an education hub in the region. Strategically located in the town area of Kuching, students have easy access to public amenities, libraries, banks, shopping complexes, clinics and DICA 60 Diploma in Culinary Arts DHOS 70 Diploma in Hospitality Management DBUS 80 Diploma in Business Studies Collaboration with : Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia UiTM' s Program HM110 Diploma in Hotel Management HM111 Diploma in Tourism Management Collaboration with : Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia JPK's Program Accommodation Front Office Restaurant Operation Culinary Arts (CHEF) Pastry Preparation Bakery Preparation Tour Guiding Contact Us: SATT College Tel: (6) 082-234 581 | 242 584 Fax: (6) 082-231 586 | 234 582

Malaysia development. Iskandar is in the heart of Malaysia’s economic zone located in Southern Johor. With excellent transport links, we are 8km from the Second-Link Crossing Bridge to Singapore. Singapore’s regional aviation hub, Changi International Airport, is a 45 minute drive away and we are just 20 minutes from Johor’s Senai International Airport. The state-of-the-art EduCity, Iskandar Malaysia development comprises international universities, schools and colleges as well as leisure and sports facilities. Students studying at our newly constructed campus will benefit from innovative, first-rate facilities, with modern, spacious and safe living accommodation in close proximity, together with cafés and restaurants and health service facilities. To find out more about EduCity, visit www.iskandarmalaysia. com Our UK campuses also enjoy outstanding locations on England’s south coast. Just over one hour from central London and Heathrow Airport, Southampton is a popular cultural and leisure destination with excellent transport links across the UK and via the city’s airport. Our engineering academic activity is based at the heart of the University’s Highfield Campus. Southampton has some of the best sporting facilities of any UK university and we offer high-quality accommodation and a range of options tailored to students’ needs. Start your future here We are now inviting applications for the BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree programme for 2012. Find out more For more information about our engineering degree programme and our facilities and campus in Malaysia, visit You can also find us on Facebook MalaysiaCampusSoton For all enquiries please contact: +44 (0)23 8059 9699 (UK) +60 169572737 (Malaysia)

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INTI College Sarawak A GRANT of SGD 5,000 and scholarship equivalent to 80 per cent of his tuition fees awarded by the Singapore Government are acknowledgement of INTI College Sarawak alumnus Kaung Htet Win’s outstanding abilities. Currently in the third year of medical studies at the National University of Singapore, Kaung, who completed his Cambridge A Level studies at INTI College Sarawak, is highly motivated and takes pride in his many achievements. At INTI, he took great interest in the application

of theoretical concepts to real-world applications. He was a recipient of the INTI Merit Scholarship and in recognition of his outstanding academic performance was awarded the Certificate of Exce ay and September 2007 sessions and the Certificate of Merit for the January 2008 session. He scored 4 As in the June 2008 Cambridge A Level external examinations. In the same year, he achieved an IELTS score of band 8.5. “Notwithstanding the rigorous academic schedule at INTI, Kaung was able to strike a balance between his academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. He was the President of the A Level Student Club and an Auditor in INTIMA, the Student Government of INTI College Sarawak,” said Clement Chang, Head of INTI

College Sarawak’s Centre of Excellence for PreUniversity Studies. “As a member of the INTI Students’ Toastmasters and Debate Clubs, Kaung organized and participated in numerous public speaking and debating events. During the 3rd INTI Inter-Campus Debate Championship in 2007, he was the first runner-up and Overall Best Speaker. He was also excellent as a member of INTI’s Debating Team which participated in the Yayasan Sarawak World Style English Debate Challenge 2007,” added Chang. A former student of SMK Batu Lintang, Kaung has a very bright future ahead as he pursues his chosen profession as a medical doctor. On completion of his studies, he will join the Singapore Government’s Ministry of

Health as a medical practitioner and utilize his knowledge and skills for the betterment of human kind. The Cambridge A Level is a ‘gold standard’ qualification that opens the doors to higher studies in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Law and other areas at prestigious universities around the world. It has enabled INTI students to gain entry into top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Stanford, The University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore among others. Good grades in carefully chosen A Level subjects can allow up to one full year of advance standing or credit at universities in USA and

Canada. Students of INTI benefit not only from the over 25 years of experience and strong track record that INTI offers, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities and 130 campuses, serving over 675,000 students globally. For further information, please call 082570888 or visit INTI College Sarawak at Jalan Stampin Timur in Kuching. Information can also be obtained from INTI’s website: www.newinti.

Market Management Services EDUCATION consultants require precision, access to comprehensive government and institutional information, and need to remain up-todate with frequently changing visa and admission requirements for a large range of education providers and their courses that they work with. As an education consultant, MMS has been working in the field for more than 20 years. They pride themselves on their prompt action and help to their clients. They make the experience of searching and selecting the appropriate study courses enjoyable. MMS is proactive in organising education fairs and supporting local schools to give presentations and seminars at their premises with information to students in Kuching. They have partners throughout East Malaysia - offices in Sarawak and Sabah so everyone can have access to the multitude of choices of study destinations available both locally and overseas. MMS is up with the times with ‘E-recruitment’ the buzzword! Through updated website presence,

they can answer inquiries and emails and use social network sites such as Facebook. This is to meet the need for improved information outreach. They still believe in the ‘off-line’ individually delivered personal services from their knowledgeable counselors. MMS commitment to clients is to help assess their needs and with ongoing communication to match them with potential appropriate schools and programmes. They help with making sound educational planning decisions and give trusted advice. They have the experience of helping families for their education needs from one generation to the next. After thorough discussion, they coach the students through the process of applications, visits, interviews, and other aspects of the requirements for admission to the particular destination. Once a student is their client, they are given attention and ongoing help even after they are enrolled and leave on their study path. They pride theirselves on a caring attitude,

where students return to share their experiences with us. They deliver a quality service to their clients. They encourage parents to visit and take advantage of the services they offer. They give a welcome resource to families who recognise it is a maze out there in what is offered in Education now. MMS consultants offer the knowledge and skills of an experienced professional, coupled with a commitment to meeting the client’s best interests. MMS staff meet with admissions officers, tour campuses, and explore the study environment. They have extensive, first-hand knowledge of colleges and schools. Counselors are familiar with a multitude of institutions so they can present applicants with a wider selection of possibilities and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location, and course structure. MMS counselors serve as the applicant’s

personal resource team in this important decisionmaking process. Feel free to contact MMS & partners at: MARKET MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN BHD (MMS) Block E, No.32 (2nd & 3rd Floors), Taman Sri Sarawak Mall, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, P.O. Box 2358, 93748 Kuching. Tel: 082-246 795 / 012-808 9112 / 012-808 5112

Tel: 085-428 066 / 019-854 6850 (Mrs. Angela Kong) KOTA KINABALU: MARKET MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN BHD (KOTA KINABALU) Tel: 088-252 044 / 088-222 799 / 016-810 5250 (Ms Ivy Tan)

SIBU: MARKET MANAGEMENT SERVICES (SIBU) SDN BHD Tel: 084-324 178 / 016-857 7512 (Ms Teo)

TAWAU: ACCESS INTERNATIONAL MARKETING Tel: 089-760 377 / 012-810 7378 (Ms Annie Lee)


LABUAN: MR WOO Tel: 087-424 822 / 016 833 8822 SANDAKAN: MS MARGARET LIEW Tel: 089-212 721 / 013-883 1901

They will also be participating in the third Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) on Mar 3-4 from 10am to 6pm at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

SIDMA College Sarawak BACKGROUND SIDMA College Sarawak is a private higher learning institution which manages UMTECH’s programmes for Sarawak region. Established on 1998, the institution offered top quality programmes ranging from Foundation to Master’s Degree. Strategically located at Jalan Haji Taha, the campus is in close proximity to banks, mosque, Sikh Temple, Tua Pek Kong, food court, and even shopping complexes are within walking distance. The campus is easily accessed, as it is situated in the middle of Kuching city, with bus

terminals, taxi stations and even penambang jetties, connecting all routes to-and-fro from the campus to all over Kuching. The campus itself consists of one main building, Wisma Mornie and other adjoining blocks; Annex Block and Admin Block. Currently, SIDMA College Sarawak has a capacity of twelve classrooms, seven lecture hall, a computer lab and a resource centre. All lecture rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with LCD and laptops to facilitate for a more interactive learning experience. Campus area is wired with WiFi which enables students to connect to the internet wherever they are

whether in classrooms, resource centre or even in the main lobby. In line with SIDMA College mission and vision to be the best academic provider and ensuring absolute customer satisfaction, the college is committed to equip its students with quality knowledge and skills through the provision of excellent learning facilities and educational support services. Driven by such need, facilities are constantly upgraded to ensure customers satisfaction since they are the priorities.

Management • Diploma in Management • Diploma in Early Childhood Education • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) • Bachelor of Education (Hons) • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons) • Bachelor of Management (Hons) • Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) • Master in Business Administration Online

COURSES OFFERED • Foundation Programme in


Corporate Marketing & Business Development Department SIDMA College Sarawak Wisma Mornie No 1 Jalan Hj Taha 93400 Kuching Sarawak. Tel: 082-413811 / 082-415037 Fax: 082-415037 / 082-258130 E-mail: Website: Contact Person: 1.Ms Zaifa binti Hj Johari 2.Ms Norliza bt Lumbok 3.Miss Victoria Abin

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia PUSAT Kembangan Pendidikan (Centre of Educational Extension) or better known as PKP is an entity of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) managed by wholly owned company of the university registered as UKM Holdings Sdn Bhd. Since as early as 1995, PKP is responsible for the promoting and managing of UKM academic programs especially but not limited to the working population. PKP has been very successful in projecting its image and UKM’s reputation side by side in order to enhance its academic standing and viability; along with this is the propagation of a set values such as efficiency, affordability, friendly, service which will appeal to PKP key audiences; PKP represents; as a tagline “Professional Knowledge Provider”. There is a great degree of realisation among successful executives and managers worldwide that tertiary education is no longer an option. Various initiatives have been under way to facilitate studying while working programmes. The approach undertaken by PKP could be best described as packaging and repackaging of existing UKM courses into programmes that fit better with the requirements of Malaysian workforce. Formal meetings are only conducted in the evenings or during the weekends in order not to disrupt participants’ work obligations. However, in most cases, the total duration for our programme is quite similar to that pursued by full time students, for example 3 to 4 years for undergraduates degree and 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years for postgraduate degree. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), was

established on 18 May 1970 as the national university with the mission of promoting Bahasa Melayu (Malay language) as the language of knowledge at the pinnacle of the national education system. With an excellent track record in research, academic programmes, community engagement and internationalisation, UKM has evolved into one of the leading universities in the region. It is well supported by modern infrastructure in a sustainable green campus. With good transportation infrastructure made up of the North-South Highway, KTM Komuter services, and a good network of bus services, the campus is easily accessible to students and visitors. The Bangi campus is also close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang making the University even closer to international reach. The campus is also within the vicinity of the MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) and very near to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, the two constituent deemed to be the catalyst for the development of information technology. The main campus spans an area of about 1,096.29 hectares located in Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan approximately 35 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur city centre. The main campus houses eight faculties and 12 institutes. In addition UKM also has a Medical Campus in Kuala Lumpur with four faculties: the Faculty of Medicine (Preclinical), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy. UKM also has a Medical Centre (UKMMC) located in a 22.3 hectares area in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. UKMMC consists of a hospital, the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Medical Molecular Research (UMBI). Based on the excellence of its multi-discipline research fields for the past three decades, UKM has been chosen as one of the Research Universities in Malaysia. That position is further enhanced when a national and an international

research organisations are placed in UKM, namely the Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) and the International Institute of Global Health, United Nations University. UKM is also a recipient of the Prime Minister Quality Award 2006. The award is in recognition of its excellent achievements in the fields of academic distinction and management. With these strong foundations, UKM is committed to uphold the standards achieve with its slogan, ‘Inspiring Future, Nurturing Possibility’. UKM offers various academic programmes in both the arts and science fields. It currently has 13 faculties; eight located in the main Bangi campus. The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Dentistry are located in the Kuala Lumpur campus while the Faculty of Medicine is in Cheras campus. At the undergraduate level, the University offers multiple fields of courses, including Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Educational Sciences, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Law, Bachelors under the programmes of Allied Health, Medical Doctor, Dental Surgery Doctor, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Islamic Studies. More new programmes are expected to be introduced in future to give students a wider choice of study while strengthening the academic programmes in UKM. Centre of Graduate Management The Centre of Graduate Management was established in 1983 to be the secretariat for the University’s graduate study programmes. The centre offers course work programmes for full time students or research based programmes for part time students. The centre also has collaborative networks with other higher learning

institutes. For more information on the centre, please visit Graduate School of Business UKM has been offering the M.B.A. and D.B.A. programmes since 1980s under the purview of the Faculty of Business Management. It has also established for itself a reputation of offering a very high standard of business studies and certified both at the national and international levels. For more information on the centre, please visit Centre of Education Extension The Centre of Education Extension offers study programmes that meet the requirement of the industry and are specially designed to meet the demands of working executives needing post graduate diplomas or degrees. Among the studies offered currently are Information Technologies, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Managements, Produce Systems, Business Administration and Economics.

For Graduate contact:



Director Centre for Graduate Management Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel: +603 8921 4445 Fax: +603 8925 2699 Website : Email: For Executive contact:



Centre of Educational Extension Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel: +603 8921 5331 / 3367 Fax: +603 8925 1391 / 603 8922 5918 Website : Email:

For more information on the centre, please visit

For Graduate School of Business Programme please contact:

For Undergraduate Programme please contact: Deputy Registrar Academic Management Departmant Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Dean UKM-Graduate School of Business Level 5, Faculty of Economics and Business Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: +603- 8921 5336, 4126, 5041 Fax: +603- 8925 0662 Email: / norzali@

Tel: +603 8921 5782 Fax: +603 8921 3161 Website : Email:

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IDP Malaysia Services WELCOME to the first step in your future study path! IDP Malaysia, with a network of 6 offices across the country is here to give you information and friendly service to help you achieve your goal. IDP Malaysia is committed to partnering with students to help them make the right educational choices which help them reach their long-term goals. IDP Malaysia is an accredited IELTS test provider. IDP’s well-established global network, helps IDP Malaysia place students better across universities in Australia, USA, and UK. IDP The First and only extablishment owned by Australian Universities. You will enjoy the benefit of trained counsellors who’ll give you detailed answers,

free assistance with entry and enrolment to Australian universities, colleges, secondary schools, TAFE , business, secretarial and ELICOS colleges and assist in travel , banking and visa application. What’s more, we are an acknowledged English Language Test Centre (IELTS). IDP ‘s services for students include: • Free processing of applications to Australian universities, colleges and schools • Impartial and comprehensive information on the Australian education systems. • Counselling on study options. • Free processing on Australian twining

programs. • Enrolment for distance education programs. • Visa application service. • Seminars, interviews and pre-departure orientation. • Assistance with arrangement of accommodation. • Airline travel and banking referral. • Testing centre of IELTS. IDP Education Pty Ltd is the place to go for advice on an Australian education that’s recognised. IDP Education Pty Limited

6th Floor, (West Block), Wisma Selangor Dredging, 142-C, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Office Hours : Monday — Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Closed first Saturday of each month Country Director : Ms Paula Klass Telephone : +603-2162 3755 Email: Fax:+603-2162 2078 How to get here : Map

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Limkokwing Malaysia THE Limkokwing campus in Cyberjaya is home to 9,500 students from nearly 145 countries. Its multicultural environment enables both local and foreign students to interact and soak up varied cultures. The campus is an outstanding landmark in the vicinity. Its spectacular façade, a multihued skin of sorts, features creative industries, lifestyle activities and the university’s global expansion. Through six faculties – Design Innovation, Multimedia Creativity, Communication, Media & Broadcasting, Information & Communication Technology, Business Management & Globalisation and Architecture & Built Environment – the university runs an extensive range of programmes. Its Executive Leadership College also offers specially tailored courses

in leadership, entrepreneurship, finance and information technology. On the campus are nearly 40 clubs representing students from countries like Botswana, China, Indonesia, India, Iran and Sri Lanka. Their members take part in sports, cultural, religious and lifestyle activities on and off the campus, creating a multi-faceted ambience. The great chemistry among the clubs makes Limkokwing one closely-knit family. The campus itself is everything a student needs. Among the facilities and amenities available to students are a coffee house, a food plaza with various styles of food, a gym, a hair salon and a convenience store. Students also make use of an art shop, a print shop, a medical clinic, an eLibrary and state-of-the-art computer labs. The winner of the Highest Enrolment of

Foreign Students Award and Special Award for Globalising Malaysian Education from the Malaysian Ministry of Education and the Export Excellence Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the trail-blazing university has won honours in its own right. On the overseas front, it has bagged awards such as the Arch of Europe Award for Quality and Technology, Frankfurt; the International Quality Award, London; the Century International Quality Era Platinum Award, Geneva; the International Gold Star Award, Paris; and the Visionary Leadership in Innovative Education Award, New York. The university has played host to local and foreign dignitaries. Among the VIP visitors were the Duke of York, Prince Andrew; the Duchess of Gloucester; the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves;

Maldivian Education Minister, Dr Mahmood Shougee, and Hollywood celebrities like Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey.

It is unrivalled by its commitment to provide its students with the opportunity to take their studies beyond the classroom.

Limkokwing Borneo Merging culture and heritage with technology Limkokwing Borneo is an outstanding institution of higher learning that offers quality education in a digital innovation hub set amidst one of the world’s oldest rainforests, exotic cultures and extraordinary adventures. The curriculum highlights culture, heritage, biodiversity, ecological systems, conservation and higher education with technology. It offers a wide ranging variety of multi-disciplinary courses in Design, Architecture, Communications, Business, Information Technology and Tourism. Students will be pleasantly surprised with the unique learning environment at Limkokwing.

Facts & figures What actually makes Limkokwing tick? International students from a cross-section of its faculties are full of praise for the creativitydriven university. Here is a list of countries on campus. Most Popular Courses • Foundation in Design • Bachelor of Architecture • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Multimedia • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation • Diploma in Interior Design

M’sian-American Commission on Educational Exchange ANYONE interested in studying in the USA should make use of the free services offered by EducationUSA Advising Centers. Sponsored by the US Department of State, EducationUSA Advising Centers provide free, accurate and unbiased information on all accredited colleges and universities in the United States and on all programs of study. EducationUSA Advisers assist students and parents by providing information on making a study plan, choosing US universities to apply to, understanding the American educational system, the university application process and requirements, financial aid and scholarships, applying for a student visa and preparing for departure to the USA.

The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) hosts the EducationUSA Advising Centers in Malaysia. MACEE is a Fulbright Commission with Fulbright scholarships and programs: my. MACEE’s EducationUSA Advising Centers are located in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, but EducationUSA Advisers are accessible via email and social media throughout Malaysia. Besides finding information on the MACEE website, students can contact EducationUSA Advisers via Facebook, email, Skype or phone. Scholarship information and upcoming events can be found on our Twitter feed. Students can also log on from anywhere to participate in web chats. Web

chats are conducted periodically by MACEE and EducationUSA on special topics of interest. Web chats, live presentations and occasional visits to areas outside of KL and Penang will be announced on the MACEE website as well as on our Twitter and Facebook page. EducationUSA Advisers Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) 18th Floor Menara Yayasan Tun Razak 200, Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur 55100 Phone: 603-2166-8878 Fax: 603-2166-1878 Kuala Lumpur Advisers: my,

Penang Adviser: adviser.penang@macee. Penang Phone: (6)019-6121-2463 Visit the MACEE website for more information: Contact Advisers at:, or adviser@ Facebook: macee.malaysia Twitter: The EducationUSA website also has helpful information for students who are interested in studying in the USA: www.educationusa.state. gov.

PDVL Overseas Advisory THERE are many benefits from using the PDVL services. Here are some of them:• IT is free. It costs you no money to apply through PDVL. You do not need to pay money nor are the fees you pay higher than if you apply yourself. There are no hidden costs and as you can see above, it may even be cheaper than applying yourself. • PDVL checks your completed application to make sure that there are no mistakes and it is complete so that it is not held up at the University. • PDVL has direct links with British Universities. This is benefit to you as we are able to follow up quickly on applications and let you know if any additional information is required. • PDVL has provided scholarships in the past and give their students expert assistance in applying for government and institutional scholarships. Every year many PDVL students are successful with their scholarship applications. • Once you have decided which University you wish to apply to PDVL help with all the other administrative necessities. This includes accommodation (it is important

to get into the right accommodation if you are an overseas student), visa, flights, meet and greet, insurance and advice on UK health care. • A backup service is available for the full time you are in the UK. • Full pre-departure briefings in small groups to prepare you for your studies in the UK. • Introduction to other students who are going to study in the same University with you so that you can begin to build friendships and can arrange to travel together. • Our friendship PDVL has built an unquestionable reputation for being friendly and efficient, you only need to look further on this website or visit our office to see the many testimonials we have from you students. • Advice and help with travel arrangements in the UK and around the rest of Europe.. We are Proud • Associate with wide range of Universities and Colleges across the whole UK. • Increasing number of institution liaised across North America, Australia and New Zealand. • Liaising with students dairy via MSN messenger ( .

• Full information on services & promotional activities available Facebook (pd-vl@hotmail. com) • Dedicated mentors (senior students) available in most major cities in UK (free guidance for all new students) • A strong network of VL members from both registered and non-registered VL students. • Full pre-departure briefings in small groups to prepare you for your studies in the UK. • Our Consultants fly with our students over to UK to sort out enrollment at a fixed date twice a year. • 100 per cent successful rate of Visa application on new PBS system. (We check all student’s documents for Visa in vfs centre, KL). • PDVL provides comprehensive backup services for registered students throughout their period of study in the UK. We believe we are the only organisation in Malaysia to do this. • PDVL pride ourselves not only with being efficient, but also being friendly. • Office Address 274-1-1, Wisma Mutiara Genting Jalan Ayer Jemeh, Off Jalan Genting Kiang 53000

Kuala Lumpur PDVL is an education academy founded in March 2007. The same year it established an advisory department in Port Dickson to provide an impartial professional and FREE counseling and applications service for Malaysian students who are interested to study in the UK. The service was exclusive and has continued to excel with its staff to make sure students get the very best advice and help with their plans to study in the UK since 2007 PDVL has grown rapidly, essentially through the recommendations of our satisfied students. The chief department manager who graduated from University of Manchester, LLB (hons) has vigorously seek to expand the network of the profession, and helps advance our mission of making a free quality counseling and applications service to British education easily accessible to all Malaysian students. Geographically and demographically we cover a greater area than any other specialist British education counseling organisation in Malaysia and we strongly believe that none of the organisations In Malaysia provide a friendlier, more comprehensive and more convenient service like we do.

Person to Contact: David CF Low Mobile: 012-9716893 Email: Fean Low Mobile: 010-2264521 Email: Maple Mobile: 016-6480641 Email: Justin SJ Lim Mobile: 016-5349515 Email:

Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing TUN Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing was set up by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1961 with the objective of providing the finest nursing education in Malaysia that incorporates all aspects of professional healthcare as well as human values such as the spirit of community, caring for others, tolerance and compassion. For the past 40 years, the College has pride itself as being in the forefront of nursing education. The College has been producing graduates with high professional standards and caring attributes which are the hallmark and tradition of the College. The graduates with 100 per cent employability are much sought after and enjoy successful careers both locally and internationally. Milestones 1961 Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing established. 1967 Officially opened by our first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj.

1992 Implemented the Diploma in Nursing programme. 1995 Upgraded to College status by Ministry of Education. Conducted Assistant Nurse Programme. 1997 Registered as Private Higher Educational Institution. 2001 Appointed by Ministry of Health to train their nurses. 2005 Accreditation by the National Accreditation Board Malaysia(Lembaga Akreditasi Negara Malaysia-LAN). Currently known as MQA. Academic strengths • All the tutors employed are degree or master’s holders; rich with nursing experience ranging from 10 to 30 years. • Offers a 3-year full-time course which is

certified by MQA; provides a sound education background for nursing practice. • Contains both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Students undergo their clinical experience at Assunta Hospital, an ISO 9001:2000 and MSQH accredited hospital (situated adjacent to the college). • Graduates are registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board as State Registered Nurse that enables them to work in a variety of settings including clinical areas in hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, industrial health clinics, and sales and marketing of health products. Programme outline • Diploma in Nursing Academic facilities & resources • Lecture halls equipped with audio-visual aids to offer an environment conducive for both learning and teaching. • A well-equipped practical demonstration room for tutors to teach and demonstrate

procedures. •A skills laboratory that allows students to practise their clinical skills to be a competent nurse. • A library that houses a rich collection of reference books, journals and periodicals with a comfortable environment for study and research. •A computer lab and free wifi that allow students to access the internet for online research. • A multi-purpose hall that houses various extra-curricular activities as well as medical forums. • Student Support Services • Hostel provided • Student Representative Body comprises clubs and societies involved in various extracurricular and inter-college activities • Counselling services • Tutor advisors What makes us special? •A full scholarship and hostel accommodation

is provided with a monthly allowance of RM550, enhancing effective education. • Graduates are guaranteed a job at Assunta Hospital. Recognition & achievements • Approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) • Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) • Approved by the Nursing Board of Malaysia • Awarded with Overall Performance Excellence in 2008 • Our student, Grace Chen was awarded the Student’s Excellence Award in 2008 for achieving the best results in the Nursing Board Exam Contact details: Telephone: 03 7872 3078 Address: Lot 1888/63, Jalan Assunta 4/52, Seksyen 4, 46990, Petaling Jaya (next to Assunta Hospital)

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Singapore Institute of Management The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Group) is the leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore, reputed for its dedication to lifelong learning and high standards and quality. Founded in 1964 by the Economic Development Board to support Singapore’s economic development, today it is a diverse and vibrant organisation with a wide range of programmes and services. SIM Global Education (SIM GE) is one of four core businesses under the SIM Group, which includes SIM University (UniSIM), SIM Professional Development and SIM Membership Services. SIM GE was awarded the coveted EduTrust certification by the Ministry of Education (MOE)

in May 2010. It is amongst the first private educational institutions (PEIs) to be awarded the EduTrust Certification. EduTrust-certified PEIs must have robust academic systems and processes, and attain quality standards in the delivery of education. In 2010, SIM GE was voted best private school for the third year running at the annual AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards – a public acknowledgment of the best brands and products in Singapore and the region. SIM GE was also voted top choice in private education in the JobsCentral Learning Survey for three consecutive years since 2009. SIM GE has several successful partnerships with renowned universities from Australia, the UK, US and Switzerland. Together, they offer a wide spectrum of more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Over the years, more than 91,000 SIM GE graduates have achieved their aspirations through SIM. Its current student enrolment includes more than 19,500 full-time students from Singapore and the region. The SIM campuses include SIMHeadquarters at Clementi, the SIM Global Education Campus at Ulu Pandan and a ‘Campus of the future’ slated for completion in 2014. The SIM Headquarters along Clementi Road is SIM’s main and largest campus with a capacity for 120,000 students. Facilities include over 90 lecture theatres, tutorial and seminar rooms, as well as computer laboratories, a multipurpose hall seating 1,600, a student lounge and a management library. The Tay Eng Soon Library is Singapore’s largest and most comprehensive management library.

The SIM Global Education Campus at Ulu Pandan is the most comprehensive lifestyle campus combining residential, sporting and recreational facilities for both local and foreign students. The 4.5 hectare campus provides accommodation for up to 428 students and has tennis and futsal courts, gym, outdoor yoga pad and fitness area, as well as well as a student’s lounge and dance studio. Themed short-stay studio apartments are also available for parents and visiting faculty. To cater to our fast-growing student population, SIM embarked on a Campus Development Master Plan to more than double our main campus at Clementi over two phases to be completed in 2014. Costing some S$300 million, the expanded SIM campus will be a setting that engages the students through the ‘third teacher’ – the campus environment.

Besides state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture theatres, it will provide fully wireless environment with amenities such as an extended library, study spaces with open courtyard and a student hub with cyber stations. Phase 1 of the campus extension will be ready by 2011. For more information about SIM Global Education, visit or contact Market Management Services Sdn Bhd at 082-246795 or email SIM will also be a participant of the third installation of the Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) being held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on March 3-4 from 10am to 6pm. For more enquiries on the fair, contact the BPIEF secretariat at 082330213 or email Don’t miss out!

AusEd, UniEd, SchoolEd and Bond and Forsyth now comes under the one name, AUG. AUG is renowned as a reputable, trustworthy, caring and professional education placement centre. With more than 15 years experience in providing the highest quality advice to students in carving their educational paths, AUG has

always taken fresh and innovative approaches in its service. The company acts as a liaison between students and their preferred education providers to ease the entire process of studying overseas. Staff members are always abreast of changes in the international education industry which

means students get the most accurate advice from our team. AUG stresses on the importance for students to align their career goals with the right course and institution by understanding the processes and procedures of getting an institution placement. The company is staffed by a team of dedicated,

friendly, multilingual, caring and responsible staff members with comprehensive knowledge about studying in Australia, the UK, Switzerland, USA, Malaysia and Singapore. The company is constantly exceeding the expectations of students, their families and other business partners through the provision of outstanding customer service.

AUG AUG was first established in 1995 in Malaysia. Since then, the company has expanded its reach by establishing 18 offices across 6 countries. This is a strong verification of the company’s success in placing students in reputable institutions across the world. To manage its ever growing business entities, Adress Subang Jaya 8, Jalan SS 15/8, Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Ph: + 60 3 5634 3767 Fax: + 60 3 5633 3652 Email:

Penang 441-G-9, Pulau Tikus Plaza, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang, Malaysia Ph: + 60 4 228 6027 Fax: + 60 4 228 6072 Email:

Ipoh 33, Persiaran Green Hill, 30450,Ipoh Perak, Malaysia Phone: +605 253 0881 Fax: +605 243 0881 Email:

Malacca 203-B Jalan Kenanga 3/29A, Off Jalan Gajah Berang, (next to Catholic Primary School) Taman Kenanga Seksyen 3, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia Phone: +606 286 6711 Fax: +606 286 6712 Email:

Segamat Address: 155, 1st Floor, Jalan Sia Her Yam, 85000 Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. Phone/Fax: +60 7 932 1168 Email:

Johor Bahru 39, Jalan Harimau Tarom, Century Garden, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Ph: + 60 7 331 2977, Fax: + 60 7 331 2996

Kuching 1st Floor, Sub Lot 4, Lot 676, Eastmoore Commercial Centre 2 1/2 Miles, Rock Road, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Ph: + 60 82 252 854 Fax: + 60 82 253 854 Email:

THE SWISS HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL SHMS’s goal is to ensure an international approach to education. Within a multi-cultural classroom atmosphere, students gain an international awareness of the industry and develop the ability to effectively communicate in the global environment. Programme Structure English is the medium of instruction at SHMS. Each year of study consists of a 5-month academic term at SHMS and 4 to 6 month paid internship in the hospitality industry. SWITZERLAND’S reputation for Hotel Management training results from an emphasis on practical skills and experience. A profound understanding of all aspects of hotel management creates the multi-skilled and multi-talented professional employers are looking for. Whilst similar Swiss Hotel Schools are increasingly moving away from practical input, becoming more like business schools, the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) maintains its focus on practical aspects whilst still incorporating key management elements, including Human Resource, Marketing, Finance and languages into the curriculum. A combination that provides graduates with the best possible foundation for their future career.

Emphasis The emphasis at SHMS Caux is on applied Swiss practical hospitality expertise combined with management competencies. At the SHMS University Centre, Leysin, we offer a broader range of Higher Diplomas, reflecting the increasing diversity within the service sector. Programme Intensity Our intensive programmes offer up to 30 hours a week of instruction. The fully recognized BA (Hons) programme can be completed in only 3 years, the MA degree in 4 years. This means a lower educational investment and an earlier start into your career. SHMS provides a number of different programmes for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The

programmes range from 1 to 4 years in length. Advisory Board The SHMS Advisory Board, consisting of experts from the hospitality industry and academia , reviews the SHMS curriculum for each programme, to ensure our programmes are contemporary and industry relevant. Academic Faculty All members of the faculty have a solid education and practical experience in the subject they are teaching. Regular evaluation of teaching ensures the methods and content are contemporary. In addition, all staff participate in ongoing development programmes. Teaching Materials SHMS uses the latest books and course materials, imported from all over the world, to ensure that the content of every programme is “State-of-the-Art” Study Advisor Students have, in their 1st and 2nd year of study, the option to request a study advisor. Study Advisors are usually 3rd year students who assist new students (often in their native language) to overcome any initial study difficulties they may encounter. This service is free of charge,

however the Study advisors receive an hourly compensation from SHMS. Graduation Students are awarded their qualification at the end of the programme upon successful completion of their academic term(s) and the required internship(s). Internship The internship is an integral part of the academic programmes at SHMS. The SHMS Internship Office assists students in finding employment in a hotel or restaurant. Students who complete their internship in Switzerland are paid a salary at current industry trainee rates. accommodation is sometimes provided by the employer during this period. Alternatively, students rent and share an apartment. The gross salary is approximately CHF 2,075 to CHF 2,450 per month (less deductions for food, taxes, accommodation, insurance = approximately CHF 1,075 to CHF 1,400 net per month). Over the course of the internship, students in Switzerland are usually visited by an SHMS internship coordinator and assessed by their employer. Students must successfully complete their internship to pass their programme at SHMS.

Internship Abroad Students may also complete their internship in their countries. The selected employer and position must be approved by SHMS. The salary will vary depending on the chosen country. The SHMS Internship Office offers many contacts for internships abroad. SEG Career Advisory Service SHMS prides itself on its graduate placement services provided through the SEG Careers Advisory Services. SEG has links to some of the finest hotels around the world and has an excellent reputation amongst employers for several reasons: • SEG is Switzerland’s largest Hospitality Education provider and therefore very attractive especially for large international employers seeking large numbers of new staff. • Employers appreciate the fact that SHMS Graduates have gone through an intensive training of practical modules and therefore are ready to respond to the needs of the industry. The fact that SHMS specializes in the delivery of practical subject and skills makes our graduates particularly attractive to employers. • SHMS’ outstanding success story over the past years is proof to employers that SHMS educational quality is of the very highest standard.

UPNM UPNM was formerly known as Akedemi Tentera Malaysia (ATMA) or the Malaysian Armed Forces Academy which was established on June 1, 1995. The institution was also branded as the sole organization responsible in upgrading the knowledge and academic status of the armed forces by offering bachelor degree courses in fields of engineering, sciences and managements while not neglecting the basic requirements of military training. The bachelor degree courses were accredited and awarded by University Teknologi Malaysia in the beginning. Lecturers – some from within the armed forces, some hired by the academy and the rest deputised by UTM where all were fully committed to changing the face of the Malaysian armed forces. In November 10, 2006, ATMA’s responsibility was recognized and further given a boost when it was upgraded to university status creating the current UPNM. The establishment of the university was announced by our former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during the Budget 2007 reading at the Malaysian Parliament. The setting of the university cost was RM500 million and was fully borne by the Government of Malaysia. The university’s first intake of students was for the 2007/2008 session which amid new changes having admission the first intake of civilian undergrads. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia prepares the Malaysian military and civilian leaders to better address national and international security challenges through multi-disciplinary educational programmes, research, professional exchanges and outreach. Though the university was not too long ago established, it has already chalked up over 11 years of experience in education and training since 1995 with over 1000 graduates in the fields of engineering, computer science

and management. These graduates have all been successfully inducted and now suit as full officers in the Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force, also in other Government Sectors and Non Government Sectors. Study Programmes offered are: Defence Foundation Centre • Defence Engineering and Technology Foundation • Defence Resource Management Foundation (Z0220) • Defence Medical Foundation(Z0080) Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health • Bachelor of Medicine (Medical Doctor) (ZM00) Engineering Faculty • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (ZK01) • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (ZK08) • Bachelor of Engineering (Electric and Electronic Communication) (ZK25) • Bachelor of Engineering (Electric and Electronic Power) (ZK50) Defence Sciences and Technology Faculty • Bachelor of Science and Technology (Computer System Security) (ZC27) • Bachelor of Science and Technology (Computer Intelligence System) (ZC20) • Bachelor of Science and Technology (Maritime Technology) (ZG37) Faculty of Defence and Management Studies • Bachelor Defence and Management Studies (Strategic Studies) (ZP44) • Bachelor of Defence and Management Studies (Defence Human Resource Management) (ZP45)

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The Borneo Post International Education Fair 2012 Talks on Sidelines Sunday 4 March 2012

Saturday 3 March 2012








Mdm Mukvinder Sandhu UCSI University

Pre-U Centre at UCSI University


M. Christina Yin, Associate Head of School of Language and Foundation, Swinburne University of Technology

Succeed in IELTS with the British Council

Preparing for Further Studies


Dr Voon Jan Cham Classic Education Management Services (CEMS, Sarawak)

Brainworks and Learning: Camp Superlearning (Introduction)

Ms Alice Wee KDJA President

Journalism as a Career


Mr Lee Han Wei All Asia Aviation Academy

Career as a pilot

Mr Syed Nizammudin Sayed Khassim Yayasan Sarawak

Financial Assistance for Students


Dominic Szambowski, Executive Dean- Hospitality Means Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Business INTI International University & College

Prof. Ken Heskin, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak

Financial Assistance for Students


Dr Iskander Abdullah, PhD (MEd, University Science Malaysia) Deputy Dean Masterskill College, Campus Kuching

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Educational Implication


Dr Peter Wong Mee Tong

Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease/Chest Pain


Ms Ayat bt Ibrahim

Malaysian Dietary Guideline


Mr Loh Boon Eng, Partner Australia


Ms Fadzillah bt Mohd Ossman

Career in Law

Education — Why Australia?


BK Kamala Rao

The 7 Keys to Success


Ms Doreen John Education USA/MACEE

Tips to Study in the USA


Mr Joseph Wong SEGi College Sarawak

Does your personality match your career choice? A simple test


Ms Susan Teal Market Management Service (MMS)

1430 1500


Activities on Sidelines Saturday 3 March 2012






Caricature, henna drawing


UCSI University

Culinary Competition


Wheel of Knowledge

Whole Day

Sunday 4 March 2012






Colouring Contest 7-9 years



Colouring Contest 10-12 years


Wheel of Knowledge

Whole Day

Educational Activities by Astro In Great Hall 1 Astro XTY corner: Maths game

3 TVIQ corner: Land Mark game

2 History corner: Puzzle game

4 Discovery corner: Match game

In Concourse Area 1 Disney corner: Photo taking, Plaster colouring 2 Lung Lung corner: Photo taking with the Dragon

1. ACCA Booth No : A51-A52 Contact No : 082-425051 FAX: 082-426061 Address : Unit #8.01, 8th Floor, Gateway Kuching, No 9 Jalan Bukit Mata 93100 Kuching. Website :

15. City University College Booth No : B26 Contact No : 03-79491600 FAX: 03-79577721 Address : No 8, Jalan 51A/223, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Website :

29. Interlink Educational Services, Kuching, Limerick International Study Centre, Ireland & MATA KL Booth No : B31 Contact No : 019-8154288 Address : Lot 11881, Blk 16, KCLD Third Floor, 83 Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching.

43. MPH Corporate & Library Services Division Booth No : C04 Contact No : 082-241802/244800 FAX: 082-244801 Address : Lot 114, 1st Floor, The Spring Shopping Mall, Jalan Simpang Tiga 93350 Kuching. Website :

57. Singapore Institute of Management Booth No : B60 Contact No : 65-62489711 FAX: 65-64621407 Address : 461, Clementi Road, Singapore 599491 Website :

2. ACCA, HELP College of Arts & Technology Booth No : A27-A28 Contact No : 03-20993727 FAX: 03-20947495 Address : BZ-2, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

16. Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia Booth No : A44-A45 Contact No : 085-443939 FAX: 085-443838 Address : CDT 250, 98009, Miri. Website :

30. JMECC Sdn. Bhd. Booth No : A48 Contact No : 082-237379 Address : 191C,1st Floor Rock Road, 93250 Kuching. Website :

44. Multimedia College (Sarawak) Booth No : A67 Contact No : 082-311400 FAX: 082-311488/311660 Address : Jalan Sultan Tengah, 93050 Petra Jaya, Kuching. Website :

58. Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus Booth No : A54-A55, A72-A73 Contact No : 082-415353 FAX: 082-428353 Address : Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350 Kuching. Website :

3. Aim Smart Academics Sdn Bhd Booth No : A29 Contact No : 082-232555 FAX: 082-232151 Address : Lot 2642, Jalan Green, 93150 Kuching. Website :

17. Data Print Center Booth No : C05 Contact No : 082-335575 FAX: 082-336575 Address : No 169, Ground Floor, Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim 5, 93450 Kuching.

31. Jimisar Corporation Sdn Bhd Booth No : C01-C02 Contact No : 012-8899500 FAX: 082-459810 Address : No 88, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching. Website :

45. Nilai University College Booth No : B44 Contact No : 06-8502308 FAX: 06-8501266 Address : No 1, Persiaran Kolej BBN, Putra Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. Website :

59. TAKA Cake House Booth No : C09 Contact No : 017-8083636 FAX: 082-428363 Address : Sublot 2 & 3, Ground Floor, Eastmoore 2 ½ Miles Rock Road, 93200 Kuching.

4. AIMST University Booth No : B18 Contact No : 04-4298000 FAX: 04-4298009 Address : AIMST University, Semeling, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman. Website :

18. FTMS International College Booth No : B72-B73 Contact No : 082-285777 FAX: 082-285522 Address : Brighton Square, Jalan Song, Kuching. Website :

32. KFCH International College Booth No : B35 Contact No : 082-646734 FAX: 082-646744 Address : Lot 6965, Sublot 20, Section 65, 4 ½ Mile Jalan Matang, 93050 Kuching. Website :

46. Open University Malaysia Booth No : B17 Contact No : 082-458602 FAX: 082-575602 Address : Sarawak Learning Centre, Princess Garden, Bt 9 ½, Jalan Kuching-Serian, 93250 Kuching. Website :

60. The Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland Booth No : B74 Contact No : 082-424076 Fax: 082-236784 Address : C/O AMACO, Lot 437, Laman Bong Chin, 2nd Mile Rock Road, 93200 Kuching. Website :

5. All Asia Aviation Academy Booth No : B45 Contact No : 082-418485, 016-8861991 FAX: 082-247945 Address : 74, Lrg Persiaran Rainbow, Off Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93150 Kuching. Website :

19. GIST International College, Suzhou, China Booth No : A30 Contact No : 03-77287732 FAX: 0377282732 Address : Suite 5-12, LEVEL 5, Wisma BU8, 11 Lebuh Bandar Utama, PJU 6, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Website :

33. Kolej Sunway Kuching Booth No : A23 Contact No : 082-236666 FAX: 082-236668 Address : Lot 7487-7492, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Block 16, Timberland Rock Road, 93200 Kuching. Website :

47. Partner Australia Booth No : B21 Contact No : 017-8078070 Address : 2nd Floor, Sublot 22, Lot 7684 & 7686, Block 16, KCLD Song Plaza, Jln Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching. Website :

61. True Mix Sdn. Bhd. Booth No : C10 Contact No : 019-8185117 Address : PL 7434, Floor 2, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93300 Kuching.

6. Alvin Leong Academy of Photography Booth No : B43 Contact No : 082-570818 FAX: 082-570801 Address : Queen Court, 2nd Floor, Block E-1, Lot 9940, Jalan Wan Alwi, 93350 Kuching. Website :

20. Global Institute of Tourism Booth No : A26 Contact No : 082-570030 FAX: 082-570031 Address : 53, 3rd Floor, Jalan Tun Jugah 93350 Kuching. Website :

34. Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman Booth No : A25 Contact No : 03-41450123 FAX: 03-41423166 Address : Jalan Genting Keliang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

48. PDVL Overseas Advisory Sdn Bhd Booth No : A32 Contact No : 03-40106639 FAX: 084-339915 Address : 274-1-1, Wisma Mutiara Genting, Jalan Ayer Jerneh, Klang 53300 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

62. Tun Tan Cheng Lock College of Nursing Booth No : B47 Contact No : 03-78723104 FAX: 03-78723183 Address : Lot 1888/63, Jalan Assunta 4/52, Seksyen 4, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Website :

7. Astro Booth No : A58, A59, A68, A69 C13-C16 Contact No : 082-288288 FAX: 082-288208 Address : 1st Floor Stallion Sublot 17, Rock Commercial Centre, 1 ½ Mile Rock Road 93200 Kuching. Website :

21. IAEC Education / William Angliss Institute, Australia Booth No : A33 Contact No : 03-56213340 Fax: 03-20349595 Address : No. 3, Level 3, Jalan SS 15/7, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Website :

35. Kolej Uniti Booth No : A22 Contact No : 06-6468444 FAX: 06-6468428 Address : Kompleks UNITI, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Website :

49. Persatuan Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Malaysia Booth No : C06 Contact No : 082-256106 Address : Lot 2782, 1st Floor, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93250 Kuching. Website :

63. UCSI University Booth No : B48 Contact No : 082-455255 FAX: 082-455015 Address : Lot 2498, Blk 16, KCLD, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching. Website :

8. AUG Global Network Booth No : A74 Contact No : 082-252854 FAX: 082-253854 Address : 1st Floor, Sublot 4, Lot 676, Eastmoore Centre, 2 ½ Miles Rock Road, 93200 Kuching.

22. IDP Education Pty Ltd Booth No : B25 Contact No : 082-233645 FAX: 082-234246 Address : Wisma Ho Ho Lim, First Floor, No 289, Sublot 2, Jalan Abell, 93100 Kuching. Website :

36. Kolej Komuniti Kuching Booth No : A15 Contact No : 082-313321 FAX: 082-313318 Address : Lot 3563, Sego Centre, Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching, Sarawak. Website :

50. Public Mutual Berhad Booth No : C07 Contact No : 082-239285, 016-8589508 FAX: 082-239825 Address : Lot 205 & 206, Section 49, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching. Website :

64. UNIMAS Holdings Sdn Bhd Booth No : B20 Contact No : 082-222000 FAX: 082-222107 Address : 1st Floor, Lot 3211, Blk 10, KCLD Green Road, 93150 Kuching. Website :

9. Australian Business Centre Booth No : A43 Contact No : 082-483888/ 082-483999 Fax: 082-482999 Address : 1st Floor, Lot 2067, Jalan Utama Pending, 93450 Kuching.

23. Islamic Information Center Booth No : C03 Contact No : 082-420798 FAX: 082-414809 Address : KCLD, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching. Website :

37. Kolej Komuniti Mas Gading Booth No : A14 Contact No : 082-763730 FAX: 082-763731 Address : Lot 742 – 750, Off Parent Lot 726, Bau Town District, 94000 Bau, Sarawak. Website :

51. Pusat Kembangan Pendidikan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Booth No : A20 Contact No : 03-89215642/89215329 FAX: 03-89251391 Address : Aras 1, Bangunan Wawasan, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor. Website :

65. Universiti Malaysia Sabah Booth No : A21 Contact No : 088-320474 FAX: 088-320223 Address : Bahagian Perhubungan Korporat, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Website :

10. Baking Industry Training Centre (Singapore) Pte Ltd Booth No : A36 Contact No : 65-62776811 FAX: 65-62766608 Address : 201 Keppel Road, Level 11, Annex Block Singapore 099419 Website :

24. Institut Eksekutif Booth No : B53-B55 Contact No : 082-345680 FAX: 082-345682 Address : Level 3, Crown Towers, 88, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching. Website :

38. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Booth No : B27-B30, B49-B52 Contact No : 03-83178888 FAX: 03-83187913 Address : 1/1 Jalan Teknokrat, 1-1 Inovasi, 63000 Cyberjaya. Website :

52. Quest International University Perak Booth No : B65-B66 Contact No : 05-2490500 FAX: 05-2490503 Address : 227, Plaza The Teng Seng, Level 2, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun, 30250 Ipoh, Perak. Website :

66. Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak (UiTM) Booth No : B23 Contact No : 082-677378 FAX: 082-677354 Address : Kampus Samarahan, Jalan Meranek, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. Website :

11. British Council Booth No : A49 Contact No : 082-346044 FAX: 082-342199 Address : Room A15 & A16, Chung Hua Middle School No. 1, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching. Website :

25. Institut Teknologi Sarawell Booth No : B36 Contact No : 082-616223 FAX: 082-616423 Address : Lot 22-25, Taman Sentosa (Phase 1) Batu 8 1/2 , Jalan Penrissen Lama, 93250 Kuching. Website :

39. Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) Booth No : A47 Contact No : 03-21668878 FAX: 03-21661878 Address : 18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak, 200, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

53. SATT College Booth No : A17 Contact No : 082-234581 FAX: 082-231586 Address : Lot 246, First Floor, Sec 8, KTLD, Jalan Haji Taha, 93400 Kuching. Website :

67. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia Booth No : B46 Contact No : 03-90513400 FAX: 03-90513436 Address : Centre For Graduate Studies Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia Kem Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

12. Campus Malaysia / IACT College Booth No : B22 Contact No : 03-78808412 Address : B2-2-2, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

26. International Aviation Centre (IAC) Booth No : B67 Contact No : 082-574686 Address : 8723, Sublot 21, Green Height Commercial Centre. Website :

40. Malvern International College Booth No : B19 Contact No : 03-20323001 FAX: 03-20312290 Address : 11th & 12th Floor, Plaza First Nationwide 161, Jalan Tun HS Lee 50000 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

54. See Hua Marketing Sdn Bhd Booth No : C08 Contact No : 082-330505 Address : Lot 7705, Section 64, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching

68. University of Southampton Booth No : A31 Contact No : 016-9572737 Address : University Road, SO17 1BJ, Southampton Hampshire, United Kingdom. Website :

13. Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd Booth No : C12 Contact No : 082-211112 FAX: 082-211123 Address : Level 2, Lot 10903-10905, Section 64, KTLD Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching. Website :

27. International Medical University Booth No : A46 Contact No : 03-27317302 FAX: 03-86561018 Address : 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Website :

41. Masterskill Education Group Booth No : A18-A19 Contact No : 082-688777 Fax: 082-682666 Address : Block 218, Lot 51, Jalan Batu Kawa/ Jalan Stapok Junction 93250 Kuching. Website :

55. SEGI College Sarawak Booth No : A60 Contact No : 082-578878 FAX: 082-453578 Address : 211, Jalan Bukit Mata, 93100 Kuching. Website :

69. Xiao Le Yuen Booth No : C17 Contact No : 082-485111 Address : First Floor, Crown Towers, No 88, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching.

14. Citibank (Citigroup Sales & Outsourcing Services Sdn Bhd) Booth No : C11 Contact No : 082-207146/207144 FAX: 082-428072 Address : Suite 27.1 & 28.1, 1 st Floor, Kueh Hock Kui Centre, Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, 93150 Kuching. Website :

28. INTI International University & Colleges Booth No : A50 Contact No : 03-56232800 FAX: 03-56216942 Address : Level 2, No 3, Jalan SS 15/8, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Website :

42. MMS Education Placement Group (MMS) Booth No : A53 Contact No : 082-246795 FAX: 082-428636 Address : Block E, No 32 Taman Sri Sarawak Mall, 93748 Kuching. Website :

56. SIDMA College Sarawak Booth No : A35 Contact No : 082-413811 FAX: 082-258130 Address : Wisma Mornie, No 1 Jalan Haji Taha, 93400 Kuching. Website :

Friday, March 16

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) UNIMAS is an ISO-certified university. It was granted the prestigious MS ISO 9001:2000 certification for excellence in its core management processes – from the intake of new students to certification of its graduates. Our undergraduate programmes have been designed to suit the needs of society and industry. Our strong emphasis on technology has awarded us with the prestigous Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Status on 17th Nov 2003. An award granted for our role and ability in developing manpower for MSC and related needs, through our strategic learning and training programmes. UNIMAS has won the Premiere Information Technology Award from the Malaysian Government, the “Bridging the Digital Divide” category of AFACT’s eAsia Award. It has also won the Industry Innovators Award for System Development and Application from the US-based Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), for its success in setting up a telecentre in the remote community of Bario, Sarawak, to assist the community in communication, education, e-commerce, health and government services. UNIMAS has been successful in the acquisition of research grants, coming up with publications and useful scientific findings. The university’s Institute of Health and Community Medicine has successfully developed a candidate vaccine for dengue through collaboration with an international company, Bavarian Nordic. And the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology has successfully developed a process to convert sago starch to lactic acid for the production of environmentally-friendly plastic. The knowledge discovery initiatives at UNIMAS are premised partly upon the wealth of natural resources and diverse socio-cultural make up of the State of Sarawak. While UNIMAS is strong in biodiversity study, this and most of other research activities at this university are firmly based on contemporary technologies. For example, the conservation of the natural resources of the state, through combined strength in computer science and IT, with expertise in molecular biology and biotechnology, have effectively synergized several collaborative

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research, both locally and internationally. The cultural diversity and social uniqueness of Sarawak communities offers opportunities for studies in health and medicine, by offering a look at the influence of environmental factors and socio-cultural practices, on the interactions of various pathogens; as well as other issues related to community health. UNIMAS commitment to research has already been recognized by the stakeholders and partners in industry by the provision of endowments for the establishment of eight research chairs; these include the Tun Zaidi Chair for Medicinal Chemistry, the Tun Openg Chair for Sago Technology, the Shell Chair for Environmental Studies, and the Sapura Chair for ICT. Today, UNIMAS’ strength in research is being acknowledged by peers in at least three niche areas of research: • Biotechnological research in epidemiology (dengue, JE, FMHD, malaria), biogeography (phylogenetics) and agriculture (sago); • ICT, specifically on rural communication and image analysis; and • Biodiversity, natural resource and environmental management. The university management has upgraded, based on their strength in research, the status of some of their research groups at UNIMAS to Centres of Excellence which are: • The Malaria Research Centre • The Centre for Water Research • Rural Informatics • Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies • Semantic Technology and Augmented

Reality • Renewable Energy • Sago Research Prestigious R&D awards recently received by UNIMAS include 5 gold medals and 2 Special Jury Award during the World Exhibition on Innovation and New Technologies 2010 (INNOVA’ 2010) in Brussels, Belgium on the November 18th - 20th2010. GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION Universiti Malaysia Sarawak ( UNIMAS ) Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. MALAYSIA

UCSI University Profile for BPIEF Established in 1986, UCSI University stands tall among other Malaysian private institutions of higher learning. It offers a wide spectrum of academic programmes ranging from medicine, pharmacy and nursing to music, multimedia, liberal arts, English language and hospitality and tourism management. UCSI University has three campuses on 71.04 acres spread out in three states (Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak). A new campus covering some 160-acres will be set up at Bandar Springhill, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The Sarawak Campus will also have its own purpose-built campus on Isthmus, Kuching, Sarawak. It is expected to be able to accommodate approximately 40,000 students with all the projects completed Renowned for its international culture, UCSI University is comprised of students from more than 70 countries and has a student population of more than 10,000. Students at UCSI University enjoy the unique benefits of its Co-Operative

Education Training Programme (Co-Op) to enhance their employability. The Co-Op integrates classroom learning with workplace training with close 1000 registered Co-Op partner organisations. UCSI University’s Centre of Excellence for Research, Value Innovation and Entrepreneurship is responsible for promoting research initiative in line with the national drive on research and development. Additionally, UCSI University, leading the Entry Point Project 10 (EPP 10) established a Centre of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Management (CenTHE) in its Sarawak Campus as the Sarawak Campus houses the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) and organized events or activities regularly with the aims to generate impact in the hospitality

and tourism industry. In regard to achieve the EPP 10, which is to trained 50,000 skilled workforces annually, CenTHE at UCSI University, Sarawak Campus revolutionized its programme through the WorkBased Learning (WBL) approach of studies for its Diploma programmes by engaging many key industries such as Pullman Hotel, Riverside Majestic, Grand Margherita, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) and Sarawak Cultural Village. The programme is recognized by the Malaysia Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE) with support from the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Human Resources in Malaysia. As an institution of higher learning, UCSI University strives for educational excellence. The tagline, “The University. The Experience” encapsulates the institution’s goal to provide students with the experience of learning in an international university environment.

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