SCHOOL OF PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDIES LEARN WELL. DO WELL. DO GOOD.
ABOUT KDU As a pioneer in private, tertiary education in the region, KDU University College sets itself apart by focusing on quality partnering with top universities around the world. With more than 48,000 alumni, KDU has built a strong presence in the region and continues to inspire its students to greater heights. VISION - The premier learning organisation that sparks curiosity, inspires success and promotes responsibility.
When it comes to driving dreams, no one comes closest to Datoâ€™ Lee Chong Wei as an inspirational hero. The KDU Education Group is proud to have Dato' Lee Chong Wei as our brand ambassador.
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OUR PROMISE In this brochure, you see KDU’s outstanding pre-university programmes. We are not the biggest school, but we are arguably the best at preparing students for tertiary studies, as seen in the results of our students. No matter where further studies are pursued—Australia, the UK, the US, or Malaysia—KDU’s School of Pre-University Studies provides excellent preparation for a university degree, and a good foundation for life. We are not resting on our laurels, however. As the new Head of School, I lay down this challenge to our students and our staff… Learn well. The true measure of an education goes beyond exam scores, even though our students have a history of doing exceptionally well on exams. As educators, we seek to cultivate the skill of critical thinking in all our students so that they are well-prepared, not only for university, but for a lifetime of learning and discerning. Do well. We challenge all students to excel in their studies -- to do the very best they can and to stay positive in the process. Recent research in psychology from Harvard asserts that those people whose minds are primed to positive outperform others in every measure of performance in school, in play, and at work. Do good. Believing in the value of a well-rounded education and in the virtue of generosity, KDU offers students ways to give and to serve others. Two major events organized every year by the Pre-U School allow students to work together for the benefit of the disadvantaged, especially children. Students and parents, I warmly welcome you to come discover what makes KDU’s School of Pre-University Studies a rewarding learning and living experience. I would be happy to meet you.
// Dr. Todd Nelson
Head – School of Pre-University Studies
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SCHOOL OF PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDIES
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// Mission Inspire Excellence, Model Virtue // Motto Learn Well, Do Well, Do Good
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STUDY ROUTE SPM / O Level / Equivalent
CIE GCE A Level
• Direct entry to Year 2 USA and Cambridge International Canadian universities Examinations GCE A Level • Direct entry to UK, Australian, New Zealand, Singaporean and European universities
UK • University of Cambridge • University of Oxford • Imperial College London • London School of Economics & Political Science • University of Manchester • University of Edinburgh • City College, London • University of Southampton • King’s College London • Queen Mary, University of London • University College London • University of Kent • University of Warwick • Cardiff University • St. Andrews College • University of Leicester • Lancaster University • Loughborough University • Bristol University AUSTRALIA • Australian National University • University of Melbourne • University of New South Wales • University of Sydney • University of Queensland • Monash University • University of Adelaide • University of Western Australia • Macquarie University • Murdoch University Other Australian universities US • Emory University School of Law • University of Minnesota • University of Washington • University of Utah • University of Tulsa • University of Virginia Canada • University of Calgary & other universities
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University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation Year & AUSMAT
• Direct entry to UNSW degree programmes in Sydney, Australia • Direct entry to Group of Eight universities in Australia • Australian National University • University of Melbourne • University of New South Wales • University of Sydney • University of Queensland • Monash University • University of Adelaide • University of Western Australia • Direct entry to University of Wollongong • Direct entry to universities in New Zealand
Other Australian Universities • Curtin University of Technology • Deakin University • Edith Cowan University • Griffith University • La Trobe University • Macquarie University • Murdoch University • Queensland University of Technology • Southern Cross University • Swinburne University • RMIT University • The Flinders University of South Australia • University of New England • University of Southern Australia • University of Tasmania • University of Technology Sydney • University of Western Sydney
KDU Foundation Studies
KDU University Degree Programmes • Bachelor of Business (Hons) • Bachelor of Business (Hons) with Law • Bachelor of Communication (Hons) • Bachelor of Computing (Hons) • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) • Bachelor of Hospitality Management (Hons) • Bachelor of Culinary Management (Hons) KDU-Murdoch University 3+0 Degree Programmes Bachelor of Commerce • Accounting • Management • Marketing • Marketing & Management Bachelor of Communication • Communication & Media • Public Relations KDU-Keele University 3+0 Degree Programmes Bachelor of Arts (Hons) • Business Management & Finance • Business Management & Human Resource Management • Business Management & Marketing KDU-Northumbria University 3+0 Degree Programmes Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Bachelor of Science (Hons) • Computing Studies KDU-IMI University Centre 3+0 Degree Programme Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel & Tourism Management • Events Management • Hotel & Tourism Management • European Culinary Management KDU-University of Manchester (1+2) Twinning Programme Bachelor of Economics & Social Studies (Hons) in Accounting & Finance KDU-University of London International Programme Bachelor of Science Accounting with Law Entry to universities in UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand (Case by case basis)
ALUMNI Regardless of academia or life in general, KDU believes that people should learn more from people and not just from books. Here at KDU, the lessons are learnt but the people are celebrated for the inspiration they bring to each other.
// Hardeep Singh Sandhu
// Vincent Lee Ko Meng
// Syamil Razak
3rd Year - Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics
3rd Year - Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics
3rd Year â€“ Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of Michigan
KDU was an amazing ride, always filled with a healthy balance of work and play! But what I cherish most is the group of loving, caring and dedicated lecturers who have made my journey a truly special one. It goes without saying that I owe my success to KDU for providing me a wholesome education by truly awesome educators!
Size does matter! â€“ Because KDU is not some massive university, the lecturers know you in person and they are able to assess your performance in your studies accurately. The part I find most helpful is their curriculum structure and teaching methods. The lecturers are really easy to get along with and they love and care about you, so like their own family.
Who would have thought one could learn a lifetime of lessons over such a brief period of time anywhere in the world? Herein KDU, it does happen. This is the place where you learn, discover, grow and hone your character.
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KEY FACULTY MEMBERS
Head of School
Dr. Todd Nelson // Programme Leader Lecturer
// Chee Choon Won Senior Lecturer
Evelyn Chong // Lab Administrator
// Fariza bt Zainuddin
Ng Lay Hun //
Lecturer Senior Lecturer
// Yap Haw Sim
Loh Chooi Lay //
Lecturer Senior Lecturer
Elsie Ang //
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// Angeline Ng Ser Hong
Academic Department Head
Jaya Kumar // Lab Administrator Senior Lecturer
Tan Jee Wooi //
Dr Sharlene Lee //
Dr Tang Wen Jiunn //
// Tee Seok Chin
// Ng Mei Yoke Senior Lecturer
Santha Zachariah //
// Hema Lecturer / Tutor
Shirley Tiew //
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Our A Level students have successfully transferred to top-ranked universities: • UK: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, City College London, University of Southampton, King’s College London, Queen Mary, University of London, University College London, University of Kent, University of Warwick, Cardiff University, St. Andrews College, University of Leicester, Lancaster University, Loughborough University, University of Leeds, Bristol University, Imperial College London • Australia: Group of Eight: Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Adelaide, University of Western Australia • Singapore: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University
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Cambridge International Examinations General Certificate of Education A Level KPT/JPS(A7334)07/13
The CIE GCE A Level has established itself a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and has continually been at the forefront of pre-university education. Under the guidance of qualified, experienced and dedicated lecturers, our students have been consistently successful in their A Level examinations and have continued to gain access into top universities overseas and obtained outstanding awards.
Science • Biology/Further Mathematics • Chemistry • Mathematics • Physics
Arts • Accounting • Business Studies* • Literature in English* • Economics • History • Law • Mathematics
Pre-Law (1 Year)** • Business Studies • Law ** Jan & July intake only
* April intake only
Duration : 1 ½ - 2 years Offered at : KDU Damansara Jaya Campus Intake : January, April & July
Recommended A Level subject combination for subsequent degree studies in: (Recommended minimum: 3 subjects) • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Bio-Tech, Bio-Med, Optometry, Veterinary: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology • Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Actuarial Science: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Further Mathematics • IT, Computing, Multimedia, Gaming: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Further Mathematics • Law, Social Work, Language: Economics, Law, History and/or Business Studies or Literature in English • Business, Accounting, Marketing: Economics, Mathematics, Accounting and/or Law • Communication, Social Science, Media Studies, Politics, Advertising: Law, Business Studies, History and/or Economics or Literature in English
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University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation Year KPT/JPS(A7787)05/12
KDU has been the sole provider for this prestigious foundation programme in Malaysia for the past 15 years, and have successfully maintained a 100% pass rate. This has allowed our students to gain entry into the prestigious Group of Eight universities in Australia, as well as other Australian universities. The UNSW Foundation Year is also accepted by universities in New Zealand, UK and USA.
UNSW Foundation Year (Science) // Physical Sciences • Academic English • Mathematics Science • Computing Studies • Physics • Chemistry
// Life Sciences • Academic English • Mathematics Science • Computing Studies • Biology • Chemistry
Duration : 1 year Offered at : KDU Damansara Jaya Campus Intakes : January & April
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UNSW Foundation Year (Commerce) • Academic English • Computing Studies • Introduction to Accounting • Economics • Legal Studies • Mathematics – Commerce / Science
KDU Foundation Studies KPT/JPS(KR9596)01/14
The KDU Foundation Studies is designed for you to continue your education at KDU where you can articulate into the KDU Degree programmes as well as the degree programmes from our partner universities; Murdoch University, Keele University and Northumbria University for majors in Business, Accounting, Management, Information Technology, Communication & Media, Public Relations and Engineering. You can also opt to transfer and pursue your studies in other university degree programmes locally (in private institutions) and abroad. The KDU Foundation Studies programme is accredited by MQA.
KDU Foundation Studies in Science // Physical Sciences
// Life Sciences
• Academic English • Mathematics - Science • Computing Studies • Chemistry • Physics
• Academic English • Mathematics - Science • Computing Studies • Biology • Chemistry KDU Foundation Studies in Business
// Compulsory Subjects • Academic English • Computing Studies
// Elective (Choose one subject) • Legal Studies • Fundamentals of Mass Communication
// Core (Choose two or three subjects) • Accounting • Economics • Mathematics - Commerce Other Available Programme Foundation in Engineering - KPT/JPS(KR10301)07/14 Also Available
Duration : 1 year Offered at : KDU Damansara Jaya Campus Intakes : January, April & July
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Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) KPT/JPS(PA0242)03/14
The AUSMAT is a pre-university qualification which is recognised and accepted worldwide. The programme, which is offered in collaboration with the Government of Western Australia Curriculum Council, equips students with a sound academic foundation that is necessary for tertiary education in different disciplines. It sets out the knowledge, skills, values and attitude that students are expected to require. The AUSMAT is internationally recognised for admission by all Australian and New Zealand universities. Students may also gain entry into universities in UK, USA, Canada and Singapore.
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Subjects Offered (choose a minimum of 5 subjects) Compulsory • English as an Additional Language/Dialect Commerce •Accounting & Finance •Business Management & Enterprise •Economics (Choose 2 or 3 subjects)
•Chemistry •Mathematics: Specialist •Human Biological Science •Physics (Choose 2 or 3 subjects)
Common • Mathematics • Applied Information Technology • Psychology (Choose 1 or 2 subjects)
Duration : 1 year Offered at : KDU Damansara Jaya Campus Intakes : January and April
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University Partner / Examination Board
University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. Its qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world. The University of Cambridge International Examinations’ mission is to deliver world-class international education through the provision of curricula, assessment and services and is committed to extending access to the benefits of high-quality education around the globe. Cambridge International Examinations http://www.cie.org.uk
UNSW Is a founding member of the Group of Eight which represents Australia’s leading research universities as well as Universitas 21, an international network consortium of leading research-intensive universities. It is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. It also consistently ranks high in a range of national and international rankings. University of New South Wales http://www.unsw.edu.au
The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is an internationally recognised preuniversity programme. The Curriculum Council of Western Australia, on behalf of the Government ofWestern Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the curriculum. The Australian Matriculation is the Year 12 curriculum of Western Australia. It is internationally accepted for its high standards and quality of the curriculum. It prepares students to sit for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), which allows students to gain admissions into all Australian universities and a range of other universities throughout the world, including those in New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, Russia, Germany, Singapore and private universities in Malaysia. Government of Western Australia Curriculum Council http://www.curriculum.wa.edu.au/internet/
Government / Industry Endorsments Government bodies constantly send top sponsored students to KDU’s Pre-University programmes
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Our World Record Achievers The School of Pre-University Studies has consistently achieved 100% passing rate in the UNSW Foundation Year programme and more than 95% passes and 40% of the students scoring straight As in the A Level programme. UNSW Foundation Year students Liew Ying Ying and Lee Song Yuin obtained the world’s highest GPA of 9.9 out of 10. Both received scholarships to study Medicine at UNSW, Sydney.
GCE A Level
Livia Chan Lih Wen CIE Brilliance Award – Top in Malaysia for Law Jolyn Tan Lay Shian CIE Brilliance Award – Top in Malaysia for Mathematics Third Place - AS Level (Best across 4 AS Level) Ooi Ken Lin CIE Brilliance Award – Top in Malaysia for Mathematics Yugenderan Balamohan CIE Brilliance Award – Top in Malaysia for Law
YugenderanA/L Balamohan – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the World for Law Goh Vi Vien – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the Worvvld for Mathematics Lam Kah Kah – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the World for Mathematics Lee Jingyi – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the World for Mathematics Lou Wan Shan – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the World for Mathematics Mak Pooi Guan – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in the World for Mathematics Soh Wen Chiat – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in Malaysia for History Aw Yi Lyn – CIE Brilliance Award - Top in Malaysia for History See Yi Koon – Maxis Scholarshipv
Hardeep Prakash Singh Sandhu – Cambridge Award: Top in the World (Accounting) Daniel Low Chern Ming – Cambridge Award: Top in Malaysia (Economics)
Kwok T’ng Chang – Cambridge Award: Top in the World (Chemistry)
Kong Lik Lin 1st Prize for the Cambridge International Open Scholarship for Life Science (Biology & Chemistry)
Kong Lik Lin 1st Prize for the Cambridge International Open Scholarship for Life Science (Biology & Chemistry)
Hardeep Prakash Singh Sandhu – Cambridge Award: Top in the World (Accounting & Thinking Skills) Muhammad Saufee Bin Nazarudin – Cambridge Award: Top in the World (Mathematics)
Kwok T’ng Chang Cambridge Award: Top in Malaysia (Thinking Skills) Karen Foong Yee Ling Cambridge Award: Top in the World (Law & Literature in English) & Top in Malaysia (History) Awarded the Malaysian Business Open Scholarship Charmaine Ooi Hui Jing Cambridge Brilliance Award: Top in Malaysia (Accounting)
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FACILITIES // Fully-equipped science labs // Computer labs and iMac labs // WiFi-enabled campus // Library Electronic book databases Electronic journal databases Specialized electronic databases // LexisNexis - full text access to case laws // ACM Digital Library Full text access to publications of the Association of Computing Machinery // IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Full text access to publications of the IEEE Computer Society // Emedia (New Straits Times News Archives) // KDU Square Cafeteria // Service Restaurants Windows of Damansara - Fine Dining restaurant Connexions - Semi Buffet restaurant CafĂŠ 87
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All information in this prospectus is correct at the time of printing (November 2011) and is subject to change.
PRE-UNIVERSITY • AUSMAT • CIE GCE A LEVEL • UNSW Foundation Year • KDU Foundation Studies in Business/Science AMERICAN DEGREE PROGRAM BUSINESS • Dip. in Business Administration / Accountancy • KDU B. Business (Hons) • Murdoch University B. Commerce • Keele University B. Arts (Hons) Business Management • University of London B.Sc. Accounting with Law • University of Manchester B. Economics & Social Studies (Hons) COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES • Dip. in Mass Communication • KDU B. Communication (Hons) • Murdoch University B. Communication (Majors: Public Relations, Communication & Media Studies) COMPUTING • Dip. in Business Computing / Computer Studies • KDU B. Computing (Hons) • Northumbria University B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing Studies ENGINEERING • KDU Foundation in Engineering • Dip. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Telecommunication & Computer Engineering • B. Engineering (Hons) (Majors: Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Communication & Electronics Engineering) • Northumbria University B. Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & CULINARY ARTS • Dip. in Golf Resort Management • KDU B. Hospitality Management (Hons) KDU B. Culinary Management (Hons) • IMI University Centre Dip. in International Hotel & Tourism Management / Professional Chef Training / Culinary Arts • Higher Dip. in European Culinary Management • B. Arts in International Hotel & Tourism Management LAW • GCE A-Level (Pre-Law) • Oxford Brookes University LL.B (Hons) 2+1 • University of Tasmania LL.B (Hons) 1+3 • University of London, External LL.B (Hons) International Programme PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY • ACCA • CAT
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