Getting a degree – the American way
These days, students who complete their secondary education have many tertiary foundation programmes to consider.
If you are seeking to further your studies overseas, a good option would be KDU University College’s American Degree Program (ADP).
Many international students around the world choose to study in the United states, making it a top destination choice for tertiary education.
Most American universities offer a world-renowned faculty, are at the forefront of research and technology and provide state-of-the-art facilities.
The ADP is an affordable pathway to complete your studies overseas and it is also designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to further your education in the United states.
It also gives you the opportunity to transfer to universities of your choice in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
During the course of the ADP offered by KDU’s Center for American education, students will be exposed to the same education system as in the United states.
The courses as well as the assessment are similar, allowing the students to adapt well when completing their degrees overseas.
Featuring programmes such as Actuarial science, Mass Communication and engineering under the majors of Business, Liberal Arts/humanities and science, there’s a wide variety of courses offered that allow students to personalise their study programmes to meet their educational goals and needs.
In line with KDU’s philosophy of “Driving Dreams”, the centre aims to provide a superior learning experience to each student within a conducive environment.
“The ADP at KDU provides students the opportunity to experience an American-style education. It focuses heavily on practical elements of learning with emphasis on classroom interaction, which is in line with our institution’s message in providing students with a more holistic education,” said KDU University College’s vice-chancellor Prof Khong Yoon Long.
“This programme provides a learning environment that allows our students to develop the ability to communicate with their lecturers and peers, work on projects as a group, develop presentation skills as well as participate in educational field trips,” he added.
The American curriculum under ADP also encourages students to broaden their exposure through a wider range of subjects.
For example, engineering students may take subjects in the social sciences and humanities while business students may take science subjects.
The idea is that students develop the confidence and breadth of knowledge to be able to collaborate with experts in different areas.
“With the guidance of our lecturers while we complete the first half of our degrees at KDU, we learn the art of understanding a wider variety of literature, enabling us to put our theoretical coursework into practice,” said Ahmad Aiman hakim.
“Besides expanding our cognitive skills, we also gain a better global perspective, which means we are able to work coherently with people from different backgrounds and are able to share ideas and receive different perspectives,” he added.
Lauren Tan, 19, a student at the Center for American education at KDU majoring in Psychology, is now pursuing her degree in the Pittsburg state University, Kansas, and she holds fond memories of her time at KDU.
The lass from Kuala Lumpur said her 2+2 ADP route had eased her transition from rigid memorising to a flexible broad-based education system that challenges her to explore freely, think critically and be independent.
Another former student, Asma hambal, 20, who is studying Actuarial science in Queens University, Britain, said that the strong academic attention, realworld perspectives gained and the valuable skills developed through the ADP had given her an edge to stand out among other students in her campus.
engineering student, Richmond Agbomah, 19, who is majoring in Chemical engineering at Western Michigan University, also feels that the ADP pathway is a good stepping stone for those who are preparing to study abroad.
The wide perspective based learning method of the American educational system in the ADP, along with the help of the lecturers and staff, has helped him excel academically and socially.
For enquires on KDU University College’s American Degree Program or other programmes offered, call 03-7953 6688 or email best@kdu. edu.my. Alternatively, log on to www.kdu.edu.my. students can also visit KDU’s Open Day from Dec 20 to 22 (10am–5pm) at its Damansara Jaya Campus located at ss22/41, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, selangor.
If you are seeking to further your studies overseas, a good option would be KDU University College’s American Degree Program.