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Government Matriculation

Introduction

There are two matriculation options: Program Satu Tahun (PST) and Program Dua Tahun (PDT). Matrikulasi is a fairly easy course. It is much easier compared to STPM. The only difference between PST and PDT is that in PDT, the subjects are stretched across 2 years whereas in PST, the subjects are taught within one year. This is to enable the slightly weaker students to be able to complete their course. 

All Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Informatics Science subjects are taught in the English language.

Starting from the 2011/2012 intake, the Matriculation program has been changed. However, only the Science stream is affected. The Accounting and Technical streams remain using the same program structure as before. The new program Matrikulasi is as follows:

Program Matrikulasi Satu Tahun (PST): PST will run for two semesters involving the Science stream, Accounting stream and Technical stream for bumiputera and non-bumiputera students.

Program Matrikulasi Dua Tahun (PDT): PDT will run for four semesters involving the Science stream for bumiputera students.

Science stream

The new Matrikulasi will provide opportunities to students from Science backgrounds to choose three modules offered for the next intake. The changes are made where Life Sciences and Physical Sciences are no longer offered but replaced by Modul I, Modul II and Modul III.

Core subjects offered for each module in the Science stream are as follows:

  • Module I - Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • Module II - Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.
  • Module III - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.

    Both the Science streams in PST and PDT offer all three modules. If you wish to take Medicine in your undergraduate study in IPTA, you have to take either Module I or Module III because the entry requirements for IPTA are minimum of A- in Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics.
     
  • Accounting stream

    The Accounting stream is only offered in PST. The core subjects offered are Mathematics, Accounting, Economics and Management.
     
  • Technical stream

    Technical stream is reserved for students from technical schools or students from day schools, but has a background of engineering technology subjects. This is only offered in PST. The core subjects offered are Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics and School of Civil Engineering / Mechanical / Electrical & Electronics.

    Compulsory subjects for all students are English, Kemahiran Dinamika and Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Moral. All Matrikulasi students are also required to participate in at least one co-curricular activity; Sukan dan Permainan, Kelab dan Persatuan or Pasukan Beruniform.
Structure
The following are the subjects available:
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Mata Pelajaran
PST
PDT
Sains
Perakaunan
Modul I
Modul II
Hayat
Fizikal
Teknikal
Matematik
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Kimia
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Fizik
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Biologi
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Fizik dan Kimia Kejuruteraan
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Asas Kejuruteraan
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Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam
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Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal
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Pengajian Kejuruteraan Elektronik dan Elektrik
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Perakaunan
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Ekonomi
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Pengurusan Perniagaan
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Bahasa Inggeris
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Teknologi Maklumat
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Sains Komputer
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Pendidikan Islam/Moral
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Kemahiran Dinamika
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Ko–Kurikulum
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Eligibility


90% of Matrikulasi is allocated to bumiputera students, and 10% to non-bumiputera.
PDT is only offered to bumiputera students.

Students who intend to study Matrikulasi should have completed their SPM examinations with the following results:

  • Science stream

    At least a credit in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Additional Mathematics and Chemistry, and one more credit in Physics, Biology or technical subjects.
     
  • Accounting stream

    At least a credit in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics and Accounting, and one more credit in Economics, Science, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or any technical subjects.

In order to apply for Matrikulasi online, students have to obtain a pin number from Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) for RM6 or an application through your school with a payment of RM10 to BSN for manual application. The full application process can be viewed here.

Cost

The tuition fees for this course is subsidised by the government, thus it is free. However, students do have to pay a registration fee. Registration fees for the one-year programme are RM220 for the science stream and RM212 for the accounting stream. For the two year programme, registration for the first year is RM160. All Matrikulasi students will receive an allowance of RM1, 250 per semester. 

Recognition 

Students who undergo Matrikulasi are accepted into IPTAs. The selection process for Institute Pengajian Tinggi Awam(IPTA) acceptance is the same as students who undergo STPM. Matrikulasi is recognised by foreign universities albeit limited. The following foreign universities recognise Matrikulasi:

  • United Kingdom
    1. University of Birmingham
    2. University of Nottingham
    3. University of Surrey
    4. King’s College London
    5. University of Manchester
    6. University of Southampton
    7. University of York
  • Australia / New Zealand
    1. University of Sydney
    2. University of New South Wales
    3. University of Auckland
    4. University of Wellington
  • Indonesia
    1. Universitas Sumatera Utara
    2. Universitas Andalas
    3. Universitas Airlanga
    4. Universitas Gadjah Mada

Duration 

There are 2 different intakes with different durations. The first intake is a 1 year programme that starts in April, whereas the second intake is a 2 year programme that begins in May. The matriculation department in the Ministry of Education will determine which intake you belong in.

Governing Body

Matrikulasi is governed by Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM).

The following is a list of KPM and Mara institutes that offer Matrikulasi:

  • Kolej Matrikulasi Melaka
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Negeri Sembilan
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Pulau Pinang
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Johor
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Perak
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Kedah
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Selangor
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Kedah
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Pahang
  • Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Johor
  • Kolej Mara Kuala Nerang (only for Accounting stream)
  • Kolej Mara Kulim (only for Science stream)

Students are allowed to state their top 8 course preferences during their application but the end result will be determined by the ministry. 

Hard Facts

  • Matrikulasi is the best option to enrol in IPTA because it is easier and costs nothing.
  • Students must bear in mind that there is a high competition in order to enrol into critical courses.


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