UM’s private university
THE height of a skyscraper relies on the strength of the foundation supporting it; the same can be said for education.
The stronger the foundation, the further one can go academically and beyond.
These days, however, success in the modern world does not depend just on grades.
Other essential skills also contribute to a student’s success.
This is why students at International University of Malaya- Wales ( IUMW) are given many platforms for personal development apart from receiving a solid foundation in their studies.
“IUMW is never a dull place. Students can expect regular co- curricular activities encouraging them to be more active and adopt a more holistic approach to studies, which is essential for university level education,” said Centre of Foundation Studies and Centre Languages Malaysian Studies ( CFS & CLMS) director Ong Chong Boon.
International University of Malaya- Wales offers two types of foundation programmes – Foundation in Arts and Foundation in Science.
The Foundation in Arts is for students who wish to go on to pursue degrees in business, finance, marketing and other business- related disciplines.
It is a one- year programme and entry requirements are a minimum of five credits in the SPM, O- Levels or equivalent.
The Foundation in Science arms SPM holders with a strong base in all the subjects required to pursue studies in the areas of accounting, psychology, business, biotechnology, computer science and information technology.
It provides a much shorter study period of only a year compared to Form 6, which takes almost two to complete.
Another advantage of doing the foundation at IUMW is the facilities available to students.
They are able to make use of the library which also boasts think- tank rooms and electronic resource, a broadband Wi- Fi environment, and the programme allows them the privilege of conducting their practical in state- of- the- art science laboratories at the Centre for Foundation Studies in Science ( PASUM), University of Malaya.
The programmes are approved by the Higher Education Ministry, and are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA).
Apart from the core subjects for each stream, students at IUMW are also taught Study Skills, and they are required to sit for IUMW English Placement Test.
Students who have completed the foundation programme with suitable grades are able to continue with further studies in any of IUMW’s degree programmes.
Registration is still open for the March 2016 intake.
IUMW offers a wide range of courses up to Master’s and PhD levels for both Malaysian and international students, providing a wide variety of cultural exposure and educational experiences.
IUMW’s first 12 graduates successfully completed their Master’s in Business Administration programme recently.
Present at their graduation were representatives from the University of Malaya and the University of Wales, including University of Malaya ( UM) vice- chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin and University of Wales vice- chancellor Prof Medwin Hughes.
During the event, IUMW president Prof Dr Hamzah Rahman said the MBA programme was one of the first postgraduate programmes that were developed and that “Numerous challenges in the form of quality delivery were overcome with students/ members’ feedback, support from both IUMW’s parent universities and our committed staff.”
Visit IUMW Open Day on March 19 at IUMW campus to find out more about the programmes available. Admission is free.
For more information on the programmes, call IUMW 03- 2617 3000, or e- mail enquiry@ iumw. edu. my or log on to www. iumw. edu. my.
The first batch of IuMW Faculty of Business and Law students during their fifth semester at swansea Business school, university of Wales Trinity saint David.
Chairman of IuMW Datuk seri Panglima Mohd Annuar Zaini at the first IuMW MBA students’ graduation.