US, UK cour­ses at your doorstep

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SEGi Univer­sity Group ( SEGi) has, for over 35 years, equipped grad­u­ates from di­verse back­grounds with ex­cep­tional foun­da­tions for high- fly­ing ca­reer achieve­ments and per­sonal suc­cess.

As one of Malaysia’s largest pri­vate higher education provider, SEGi serves more than 27,000 stu­dents through six ma­jor cam­puses in the Klang Val­ley, Pe­nang and Kuch­ing, with pro­grammes tailored to meet both in­dus­try and stu­dent needs.

With ex­cel­lent and holis­tic education pro­vided by ex­pe­ri­enced aca­demi­cians, SEGi grad­u­ates of­ten find quick em­ploy­ment with some go­ing on to be­come lead­ers of their re­spec­tive in­dus­tries.

At SEGi Col­lege Pe­nang, bright young minds have the op­tion of pur­su­ing world­class education in the US or UK and gain in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Amidst the sea of choices avail­able at the cam­pus in Ge­orge Town, the School of Amer­i­can De­gree Pro­gram ( SOADP) of­fers stu­dents an en­tic­ing com­bi­na­tion of pres­tige, af­ford­abil­ity, qual­ity and di­ver­sity.

Head of School Dr Jerry Koay said the present eco­nomic un­cer­tainty and cur­rency fluc­tu­a­tion pre­sented a chal­lenge for par­ents in pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble yet af­ford­able ter­tiary stud­ies for their chil­dren.

“The Amer­i­can De­gree Pro­gram ( ADP) at SEGi Pe­nang ful­fils that re­quire­ment through an ex­clu­sive part­ner­ship with Troy Univer­sity in Alabama state, and a teach­ing staff com­pris­ing spe­cial­ists of var­i­ous ma­jors of­fered,” he said.

It al­lows stu­dents to get their de­gree via a 4+ 0 path­way at the col­lege, mean­ing costs would only be a frac­tion of that in a typ­i­cal 2+ 2 path­way or full- fledged in- cam­pus study in the US.

The op­tion of PTPTN loans ( sub­ject to ap­proval) also al­lows par­ents to en­joy a min­i­mal to near- zero fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment for the du­ra­tion of study. In­takes are in Jan­uary, April, June, Au­gust and Oc­to­ber each year.

De­gree choices are in Psy­chol­ogy, Busi­ness or Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. With just a min­i­mum of five cred­its in the SPM or equiv­a­lent, school leavers can en­ter the first year of the ADP with­out go­ing through foun­da­tion stud­ies.

Here, one ex­pe­ri­ences the Amer­i­can ter­tiary education phi­los­o­phy. In­stead of a typ­i­cal de­gree path­way with a fixed ma­jor, stu­dents are ex­posed to a cur­ricu­lum of gen­eral education to broaden their hori­zons be­fore spe­cial­is­ing in the pre­ferred ma­jor.

It also has a holis­tic ap­proach – with classes con­ducted based on con­tin­u­ous as­sess­ments that ac­cu­rately gauge stu­dent per­for­mance through as­sign­ments, projects and quizzes.

Th­ese al­low stu­dents to go be­yond the con­fines of books, class­rooms and ex­ams, and hone their cre­ativ­ity, lead­er­ship, con­fi­dence and crit­i­cal think­ing skills to face the chal­lenges of a glob­alised world.

Those lean­ing to­wards a UK education will be pleased to know that un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate cour­ses in the world- lead­ing re­search na­tion have gen­er­ally lower tu­ition fees and shorter du­ra­tions com­pared to other coun­tries.

Many of the world’s best univer­si­ties are lo­cated in the UK, and SEGi Pe­nang has part­ner­ships with sev­eral of them to of­fer Malaysians an equally in­spir­ing education op­por­tu­nity.

The Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in In­ter­na­tional Tourism & Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment ( BSc ITHM) is of­fered in part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity of Sun­der­land.

The Busi­ness School of­fers a wide range of cour­ses from Diploma such as the Dual Award Diploma in Ac­coun­tancy to BA ( Hons) in Busi­ness and Man­age­ment, BA ( Hons) in Busi­ness and Mar­ket­ing Man­age­ment etc.

The School of En­gi­neer­ing, IT and Al­lied Health Sci­ences also has a part­ner­ship with Univer­sity of Sun­der­land, as well as the Univer­sity of Green­wich, through its un­der­grad­u­ate En­gi­neer­ing and IT pro­grammes such as B Eng ( Hons) Elec­tronic and Elec­tric, BSc ( Hons) Soft­ware En­gi­neer­ing, B Eng ( Hons) Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing etc.

Com­put­ing pro­grammes have long been pop­u­lar among SPM and Diploma hold­ers, and now, with work­ing adults too. Of­fered at both Diploma and De­gree level, they cover a wide range of top­ics in depth. Cour­ses of­fered in­clude BSc ( Hons) Com­put­ing.

Through the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Univer­sity of Green­wich, com­put­ing ma­jors are also recog­nised and ac­cred­ited by the Bri­tish Com­puter So­ci­ety ( BSC).

To find out more about the best in Amer­i­can or Bri­tish education, visit SEGi Col­lege Pe­nang at Wisma Green­hall, 43, Green­hall, 10200 Pe­nang. Oth­er­wise, call 04- 2633888 or visit www. segi. edu. my/ en/ cam­pus/ segi- col­lege- pe­nang.

SEGi’s team of ed­u­ca­tors ( clock­wise, from the top) chan Siang yen, dr howard Tan, diana Foster, dr Jerry Koay, dr Jean comeau and Eileen Teoh.

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