Lim­it­less study op­tions

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THE end of SPM ex­am­i­na­tion marks an end and a be­gin­ning; the end of a stu­dents’ sec­ondary school­ing days and the be­gin­ning of their ter­tiary education path­way.

Stu­dents of­ten find them­selves lost and in­de­ci­sive on what course of study to pur­sue.

It is im­por­tant to choose a field of study they are in­ter­ested in and pas­sion­ate about, and also an in­sti­tu­tion that pro­vides a whole­some and well- rounded education ex­pe­ri­ence.

KDU Univer­sity Col­lege and KDU Col­lege do just that.

The in­sti­tu­tions not only ed­u­cate and pre­pare stu­dents for their un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies, but also pro­vide the sup­port, pas­toral care and per­son­alised at­ten­tion the stu­dents need to en­sure learn­ing is op­ti­mised, are on the right track and gain en­trance into the best univer­si­ties and de­gree pro­grammes.

At KDU, stu­dents have the op­tion of choos­ing from four dif­fer­ent foun­da­tion pro­grammes – Foun­da­tion in Arts, Foun­da­tion Stud­ies in Art and Tech­nol­ogy, Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Sci­ence) and Foun­da­tion in En­gi­neer­ing – and de­signed to cover the area of study, in­te­grat­ing prac­ti­cal and hands- on projects to pro­duce learn­ing out­comes that will set the stu­dents on their de­gree path­ways.

The Foun­da­tion in Arts pro­gramme is per­fect for stu­dents in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in the hu­man­i­ties stream such as busi­ness, man­age­ment, ac­count­ing, fi­nance, eco­nom­ics, mar­ket­ing, mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion and me­dia stud­ies.

The Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Art and Tech­nol­ogy) is a one- year pro­gramme that pre­pares stu­dents with the nec­es­sary knowl­edge and skills to pur­sue de­gree pro­grammes in the ar­eas of game de­vel­op­ment, busi­ness, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, com­put­ing or hos­pi­tal­ity.

This pro­gramme al­lows stu­dents to have a strong grasp of core sub­jects ac­cord­ing to their choice of pro­grammes at the de­gree level, and a va­ri­ety of other sub­jects to give them a broad- based education plat­form.

As for Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Sci­ence), the pro­gramme sets as an en­try qual­i­fi­ca­tion for de­gree pro­grammes in the ar­eas of en­gi­neer­ing, com­puter sci­ence, gen­eral sci­ence and many oth­ers with spe­cific ex­po­sure given to fo­cus mod­ules such as Physics, Chem­istry and Math­e­mat­ics.

The Foun­da­tion in En­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme at KDU gives stu­dents a strong foun­da­tion in phys­i­cal sci­ences and tech­ni­cal knowl­edge in en­gi­neer­ing.

Stu­dents are in­tro­duced to a va­ri­ety of en­gi­neer­ing- based sub­jects to help them de­cide which field of en­gi­neer­ing they’d like to pur­sue there­after.

KDU also of­fers two other pre- univer­sity pro­grammes – Cam­bridge GCE A- Level ( Sci­ence and Arts) and the Univer­sity of New South Wales ( UNSW) Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Com­merce and Sci­ence) – pre­par­ing stu­dents to meet en­trance stan­dards at an in­ter­na­tional level.

The Cam­bridge GCE A- Lev­els is in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised for en­trance into un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree cour­ses such as medicine, law, en­gi­neer­ing and more.

Since its com­mence­ment, KDU stu­dents have con­tin­ued to gain ac­cess into top univer­si­ties such as Cam­bridge, Ox­ford, Manch­ester and Lon­don.

KDU stu­dents also reg­u­larly bag awards at the Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learner Awards.

The re­cent Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learner Awards held in Novem­ber 2015 saw KDU’s Wong Jian Lin and Hooi Wei Cheng awarded “Top in Malaysia – His­tory” and “Top in World – Math­e­mat­ics” awards re­spec­tively.

The UNSW Foun­da­tion Stud­ies – only of­fered in KDU – is one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing foun­da­tion cour­ses and is the long­est es­tab­lished foun­da­tion pro­gramme in Aus­tralia.

It of­fers a full aca­demic pro­gramme with a wide range of sub­jects and is a univer­sity en­trance qual­i­fi­ca­tion recog­nised by the UNSW and all univer­si­ties through­out Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

KDU be­lieves in pro­vid­ing a well- rounded ex­pe­ri­ence for its stu­dents through all its pro­grammes.

“KDU be­lieves in pro­vid­ing a holis­tic education, through prac­ti­cal and hands- on ap­proaches to the mod­ules as well as plac­ing em­pha­sis on ex­tracur­ric­u­lar pro­grammes,” said Head of the School of Pre- Univer­sity Stud­ies Sathya­vathy Rasanayagam.

“This ex­po­sure is valu­able be­cause it is more per­sonal and strikes a more re­lat­able ground with our stu­dent,” said Sathya­vathy.

The Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Art and Tech­nol­ogy) and Foun­da­tion in En­gi­neer­ing pro­grammes are of­fered at KDU Univer­sity Col­lege, Utropo­lis Glen­marie, while the Foun­da­tion in Arts, Foun­da­tion Stud­ies ( Sci­ence), Cam­bridge GCE A- Level and Univer­sity of New South Wales ( UNSW) Foun­da­tion Stud­ies pro­grammes are of­fered in KDU Col­lege.

To find out how you can hit the ground run­ning with KDU, log on to www. kdu. edu. my or call 03- 5565 0538 ( KDU Univer­sity Col­lege, Utropo­lis, Glen­marie) / 03- 7953 6688 ( KDU Col­lege, Da­mansara Jaya).

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