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5 days ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 5 days ago

Hello Ariba, 

There are various scholarships that can be offered to you and you have a higher chance of receiving one with the grades you have obtained. Do have a look at our Scholarship page on our website; https://afterschool.my/scholarship

Also for foreign students, we have a page dedicated for international students coming into Malaysia. You can find more information on that page under the 'Get Info' tab and under 'International Students'. Please refer to Financial Aid for a better understanding of scholarships and loans offered to international students coming into the country.

Hope you find this helpful and good luck!

New answer posted

9 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Nursyafiqah Izzati,

The job scope and selection depends entirely on the employer and/or organisation. In most cases, you can become a pharmacologist with a degree in Industrial Chemistry, as you will be studying subjects related to biology, chemistry and even food analysis in some cases. 

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

10 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 10 months ago

Hi Nur Aalia!

The minimum entry requirement to study Dentistry in Malaysia would be at least 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject in your SPM. Unfortunately, regardless of how well you perform in your Pre-University course, SPM results still carry weight in determining your entry into a Dentistry course later on.

If your SPM results do not meet the requirement, fret not! You can still look into Biomedical Sciences, Optometry and Dietician. They are all still very much in the field of Sciences as Dentistry. 

Do note that all these course suggested would require you to do a Pre-University course preferably in Science stream such as STPM, A-Levels or a Foundation in Science first. If you are interested, AIMST University and International University of Malaya-Wales both offer a Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarwaysini,

A Diploma in Nursing programme would require you to study science subjects such as microbiology and chemistry especially regarding medication, therefore a background in science would certainly be very useful.

Hope this helps, and do not hesitate to ask us further questions. 

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Howard,

Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.


If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Chemist

+2

Mechanical Engineer

Engineering

-2

Do you really need Chemistry for Mechanical Engineering?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Nik Ahmad Uzair,

Mechanical engineering is a field that combines a number of different subjects such as mathematics, physics and materials science, and it is a field that focuses on manufacturing and maintaining mechanical systems. In most cases, both physics and chemistry are required as it will regularly overlap with the studies in the field of chemical engineering involving the study of the different materials and such.

Hope this helps! Do ask us any further questions if you need more assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Ayuhaili, 


The answer to your first questions is yes, you can. Secondly, it would be better for you to upload your original certificates. 


All the best! 

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Del,

Yes, you are able to apply for engineering courses, but only for certain universities depending on their entry requirements. For example, biomedical engineering in IMU requires you to have 2 subjects from a list of Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths. Some universities require you to have physics, but some do not and only focus on your CGPA. We would suggest that you try to apply for biomedical engineering or chemical engineering, as you have your basics in biology and chemistry. However, if you find that you are also interested in other engineering courses and the university offers it without a requirement in physics, you can go ahead too.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Anna,

I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean a chemistry course in pre-U and university courses? If that is so, yes, the basic chemistry that you learn in SPM will be used to enhance your learning ability for chemistry courses in university.

On the question of whether it is a tough course, it depends on your interest, how much effort you put in, and how determined you are to excel in the class. For example, a communications course might be easy for a student who is a natural communicator and a social person, but when a student who is excellent in science subjects is placed in a communications course, they will find it very difficult. So, it could be the same situation for you. If you feel that you're very interested in chemistry in addition to having done well in chemistry in your SPM, I am sure that you will be able to cope with your university courses. :)

We hope that we have given you some assurance to this matter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding higher education.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sathis,

Having a high interest in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics can bring you a long way. Although Engineering would be an ideal choice for these 3 subjects, you do have other options you can pursue:

1) Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry - Applied chemistry concentrates on how chemistry is used in the modern society, with a focus on areas such as nanotechnology, drugs, new materials, computer-designed molecules, bio-transformations and cell factories. UM and UTP are the universities that offer this course. The job demand for this course is still high as the area focused are in medical, research, pharmaceutical and etc

2) Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics - Applied physics is the application of the science of physics to helping human beings and solving their problems. Applied physicists use physics or conduct physics research to develop new technologies or solve engineering problems. USM, USIM and UTP are the few universities that offer this course. The job demand is high in the construction industry, research & development industry, engineering industry and etc.

3) Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management - It is the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the Earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet. The universities that offer this course are UTAR,USM, Herriot-Watt and etc. Job demand for this course is relevantly higher in overseas compared to Malaysia and the industries you can focus on would be the research & development industry, engineering industry and etc

However, we will recommend taking Engineering as the skills learnt are suitable for any job sector. Engineering is a professional degree that brings you prestige,financial security and a chance to improve the world by solving problems.

Hope this clarifies your query :)

New answer posted

5 days ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 5 days ago

Hello Ariba, 

There are various scholarships that can be offered to you and you have a higher chance of receiving one with the grades you have obtained. Do have a look at our Scholarship page on our website; https://afterschool.my/scholarship

Also for foreign students, we have a page dedicated for international students coming into Malaysia. You can find more information on that page under the 'Get Info' tab and under 'International Students'. Please refer to Financial Aid for a better understanding of scholarships and loans offered to international students coming into the country.

Hope you find this helpful and good luck!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Nursyafiqah Izzati,

The job scope and selection depends entirely on the employer and/or organisation. In most cases, you can become a pharmacologist with a degree in Industrial Chemistry, as you will be studying subjects related to biology, chemistry and even food analysis in some cases. 

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

10 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 10 months ago

Hi Nur Aalia!

The minimum entry requirement to study Dentistry in Malaysia would be at least 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject in your SPM. Unfortunately, regardless of how well you perform in your Pre-University course, SPM results still carry weight in determining your entry into a Dentistry course later on.

If your SPM results do not meet the requirement, fret not! You can still look into Biomedical Sciences, Optometry and Dietician. They are all still very much in the field of Sciences as Dentistry. 

Do note that all these course suggested would require you to do a Pre-University course preferably in Science stream such as STPM, A-Levels or a Foundation in Science first. If you are interested, AIMST University and International University of Malaya-Wales both offer a Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.

Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sarwaysini,

A Diploma in Nursing programme would require you to study science subjects such as microbiology and chemistry especially regarding medication, therefore a background in science would certainly be very useful.

Hope this helps, and do not hesitate to ask us further questions. 

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Howard,

Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.


If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Chemist

Mechanical Engineer

Engineering

Do you really need Chemistry for Mechanical Engineering?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Nik Ahmad Uzair,

Mechanical engineering is a field that combines a number of different subjects such as mathematics, physics and materials science, and it is a field that focuses on manufacturing and maintaining mechanical systems. In most cases, both physics and chemistry are required as it will regularly overlap with the studies in the field of chemical engineering involving the study of the different materials and such.

Hope this helps! Do ask us any further questions if you need more assistance.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Ayuhaili, 


The answer to your first questions is yes, you can. Secondly, it would be better for you to upload your original certificates. 


All the best! 

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Del,

Yes, you are able to apply for engineering courses, but only for certain universities depending on their entry requirements. For example, biomedical engineering in IMU requires you to have 2 subjects from a list of Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths. Some universities require you to have physics, but some do not and only focus on your CGPA. We would suggest that you try to apply for biomedical engineering or chemical engineering, as you have your basics in biology and chemistry. However, if you find that you are also interested in other engineering courses and the university offers it without a requirement in physics, you can go ahead too.

Hope this helps :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hello Anna,

I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean a chemistry course in pre-U and university courses? If that is so, yes, the basic chemistry that you learn in SPM will be used to enhance your learning ability for chemistry courses in university.

On the question of whether it is a tough course, it depends on your interest, how much effort you put in, and how determined you are to excel in the class. For example, a communications course might be easy for a student who is a natural communicator and a social person, but when a student who is excellent in science subjects is placed in a communications course, they will find it very difficult. So, it could be the same situation for you. If you feel that you're very interested in chemistry in addition to having done well in chemistry in your SPM, I am sure that you will be able to cope with your university courses. :)

We hope that we have given you some assurance to this matter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding higher education.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Sathis,

Having a high interest in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics can bring you a long way. Although Engineering would be an ideal choice for these 3 subjects, you do have other options you can pursue:

1) Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry - Applied chemistry concentrates on how chemistry is used in the modern society, with a focus on areas such as nanotechnology, drugs, new materials, computer-designed molecules, bio-transformations and cell factories. UM and UTP are the universities that offer this course. The job demand for this course is still high as the area focused are in medical, research, pharmaceutical and etc

2) Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics - Applied physics is the application of the science of physics to helping human beings and solving their problems. Applied physicists use physics or conduct physics research to develop new technologies or solve engineering problems. USM, USIM and UTP are the few universities that offer this course. The job demand is high in the construction industry, research & development industry, engineering industry and etc.

3) Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management - It is the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the Earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet. The universities that offer this course are UTAR,USM, Herriot-Watt and etc. Job demand for this course is relevantly higher in overseas compared to Malaysia and the industries you can focus on would be the research & development industry, engineering industry and etc

However, we will recommend taking Engineering as the skills learnt are suitable for any job sector. Engineering is a professional degree that brings you prestige,financial security and a chance to improve the world by solving problems.

Hope this clarifies your query :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Chemist

Mechanical Engineer

Engineering

Do you really need Chemistry for Mechanical Engineering?

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