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4 days ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 4 days ago

Hello Sethala,

It honestly depends on the type of job career you're aiming for and how much you're willing to spend after your bachelor's degree. 

The master degree is more broad compared to a certificate so there might be more job opportunities available for you. A master's degree may hold more significance and weight to your CV when your submit one because certain fields and higher-level positions prefer or require a master's degree.

On the other hand, a certificate is a perfect choice for individuals who want a more focused, more practical, more economical choice compared to a master's degree. The certificate is seen as a viable option for students to come up to speed with their course quicker and become more employable quicker too. 

Engineers prefer the master's degree even though it might be costly as the investment for it will pay off in the future in the field when you rise up in ranks. Starting salaries can double or even triple quickly when you rise up in ranks with a master's degree in hand. 

Do have a look at "Master’s degree or graduate certificate?" for more information

Now, there are various MBAs that you can take after engineering to boost your chances of employment. An engineer powered up with an MBA usually commands an even better pay than any other course. Here are some ideas of MBAs you could take as they are the most popular specializations; 5 Popular MBA Specializations to Pursue after Engineering

Universities, where you study, and courses you take do matter as employers tend to check your master's degree rather than your bachelor's degree. So in that case, do choose carefully on where you want to study and the reputation of the university with the course desired as it will determine many future job opportunities. So do a lot of research on the desired universities of your choice and find universities that have good reviews on the course desired. 

I hope you find this helpful and good luck!

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1 week ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 1 week ago

Hello Muhammad Zamir, 

It all depends on you, your family and the course you choose to take. Usually, students choose to go abroad during their masters or PhD but that depends if you plan on continuing your studies till that level. If not, you can also choose to go abroad for your degree. But all factors depend on your choices and decisions. If you do plan on going abroad, do have a look at Study in UK and Study in Australia

Hope this advice is helpful, good luck!

New answer posted

9 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Nicole,

The master's degree offered in UKM is known as Master of Health Science (Hearing & Speech). Do note that it is a master's by research course.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and other qualification or experience recognized by the Senate.

For more info about the course, do visit the official page here.

We wish you the best of luck!

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New answer posted

9 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Kar Yan Sze Tho,

As of now, there are no master's scholarships for the field that you have mentioned. However, do check our Scholarships section regularly, as we continuously update the section whenever there are new scholarships announced. To visit our Scholarships section, do click here.

All the best in the final semester of your degree!

New answer posted

9 months ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Goh Seng Shya,

As long as you have a Masters or PhD, you will be able to become a lecturer in any IPTA or IPTS. Most universities will accept Masters holders, though there are certain universities that would require you to hold a PhD. You may even become a lecturer with a degree but only with substantial experience.

Hope this helps! Good luck.

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Muhammad,

Unfortunately most institutions require that a degree in Accounting holder achieve at least a CGPA of 3.00 to be allowed admission. In fact, even to pursue ACCA locally BAcc holders are required to at least have a CGPA of 2.50 or above, as set by the MQA.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Huda,


Here are some colleges that offer MBA. If you are interested, you can fill up the bar on the right and one of our counselors will help you with your application.


UNITEN

MAHSA

Asia Pacific University

Raffles University Iskandar


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Aishah,

Fret not! You don't need to wait to pursue your Master's to get into the psychology field. If you get at least a CGPA of 2.00 in your diploma studies and have achieved a C in SPM level Math and Science, then you're eligible for the degree!


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offera degree in psycholgy. 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 Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Nurulfaris,

A postgraduate degree may take between one to four years to finish on average. This may differ depending on the course you're taking, the institution offering it, and the mode of study. It may take longer if you are doing it part time, or shorter if you are doing online or distance learning. This is because most if not all postgraduate courses have flexible modes of study to cater to working adults, or those with financial issues. You should also know that a postgraduate qualification is not only limited to a postgraduate degree. You could always go for a postgraduate diploma or certificate too!


Hope this helps! :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Zulkarnain,

Here are a few scholarships that may be of interest to you:


Malaysia Chevening Scholarships

Yayasan Bank Rakyat 2018


You may find the link to more scholarships here.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

4 days ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 4 days ago

Hello Sethala,

It honestly depends on the type of job career you're aiming for and how much you're willing to spend after your bachelor's degree. 

The master degree is more broad compared to a certificate so there might be more job opportunities available for you. A master's degree may hold more significance and weight to your CV when your submit one because certain fields and higher-level positions prefer or require a master's degree.

On the other hand, a certificate is a perfect choice for individuals who want a more focused, more practical, more economical choice compared to a master's degree. The certificate is seen as a viable option for students to come up to speed with their course quicker and become more employable quicker too. 

Engineers prefer the master's degree even though it might be costly as the investment for it will pay off in the future in the field when you rise up in ranks. Starting salaries can double or even triple quickly when you rise up in ranks with a master's degree in hand. 

Do have a look at "Master’s degree or graduate certificate?" for more information

Now, there are various MBAs that you can take after engineering to boost your chances of employment. An engineer powered up with an MBA usually commands an even better pay than any other course. Here are some ideas of MBAs you could take as they are the most popular specializations; 5 Popular MBA Specializations to Pursue after Engineering

Universities, where you study, and courses you take do matter as employers tend to check your master's degree rather than your bachelor's degree. So in that case, do choose carefully on where you want to study and the reputation of the university with the course desired as it will determine many future job opportunities. So do a lot of research on the desired universities of your choice and find universities that have good reviews on the course desired. 

I hope you find this helpful and good luck!

S

Sethala

Member since Sep' 2017

Answered 4 days ago

Thank you so much, I'm still in need of clarification on what course should i be taking as i do not want my studies (master) to go unnoticed and with no value. In that case, you have said that furthering studies in masters is better than taking up skills certificates for better employment opportunity and salary rise. When comparing MBA with other masters in engineering specifically, which one is better? Also, when master is considered, how to evaluate which course and where to study, do university matter?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 5 days ago

Hello Sethala, 

It is recommended that you continue your studies and receive a masters in engineering rather than just completing at a bachelor's degree. There are more job options, higher employment rate and higher salary fees for individuals who have a masters in engineering. So, it will be worth it if you continue your studies to a masters degree or even a PhD in engineering. 

The MBA in engineering is a very beneficial option as it will give you the business management skills. Many engineering companies today require such skills as it allows the employees to lead teams and get projects done on time and within budget. There are various MBAs that you could take; Engineering Managing, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Work Experience, and Engineering Geographical Location.

For more information, do have a look at the links provided below: 

Study Mechanical Engineering in Malaysia

Salary with MBA Degree in Engineering

How Much is the Salary of an Engineer in Malaysia?

6 Reasons You Should Become an Engineer in Malaysia

I hope you find the information and articles provided helpful, and good luck!



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New answer posted

1 week ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 1 week ago

Hello Muhammad Zamir, 

It all depends on you, your family and the course you choose to take. Usually, students choose to go abroad during their masters or PhD but that depends if you plan on continuing your studies till that level. If not, you can also choose to go abroad for your degree. But all factors depend on your choices and decisions. If you do plan on going abroad, do have a look at Study in UK and Study in Australia

Hope this advice is helpful, good luck!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Nicole,

The master's degree offered in UKM is known as Master of Health Science (Hearing & Speech). Do note that it is a master's by research course.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and other qualification or experience recognized by the Senate.

For more info about the course, do visit the official page here.

We wish you the best of luck!

N

Nicole Liew

Member since Mar' 2019

Answered 9 months ago

Thank you for your response. The information you gave is very useful. Let’s say if I go for my bachelor degree in psychology and after this degree I would like to further my master degree in Speech Science in UKM, is it possible? What are the basic requirements needed for this course?

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Nicole,

As long as your psychology degree was rooted in science-related subjects (i.e. a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as opposed to a Bachelor of Arts), you will be able to pursue a master's degree in speech pathology.

However, do note that speech pathology is not offered as a clinical master's course in Malaysia; there are very few universities that offer courses in speech pathology. For example, UKM offers both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in research in Hearing and Speech. Besides that, USM offers a bachelor's degree in speech pathology.

Hope this helps!

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New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Kar Yan Sze Tho,

As of now, there are no master's scholarships for the field that you have mentioned. However, do check our Scholarships section regularly, as we continuously update the section whenever there are new scholarships announced. To visit our Scholarships section, do click here.

All the best in the final semester of your degree!

New answer posted

9 months ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since May' 2018

Answered 9 months ago

Hi Goh Seng Shya,

As long as you have a Masters or PhD, you will be able to become a lecturer in any IPTA or IPTS. Most universities will accept Masters holders, though there are certain universities that would require you to hold a PhD. You may even become a lecturer with a degree but only with substantial experience.

Hope this helps! Good luck.

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Muhammad,

Unfortunately most institutions require that a degree in Accounting holder achieve at least a CGPA of 3.00 to be allowed admission. In fact, even to pursue ACCA locally BAcc holders are required to at least have a CGPA of 2.50 or above, as set by the MQA.


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Huda,


Here are some colleges that offer MBA. If you are interested, you can fill up the bar on the right and one of our counselors will help you with your application.


UNITEN

MAHSA

Asia Pacific University

Raffles University Iskandar


Hope this helps!

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Aishah,

Fret not! You don't need to wait to pursue your Master's to get into the psychology field. If you get at least a CGPA of 2.00 in your diploma studies and have achieved a C in SPM level Math and Science, then you're eligible for the degree!


If you are interested, IUMW and Raffles University Iskandar both offera degree in psycholgy. 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 Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Nurulfaris,

A postgraduate degree may take between one to four years to finish on average. This may differ depending on the course you're taking, the institution offering it, and the mode of study. It may take longer if you are doing it part time, or shorter if you are doing online or distance learning. This is because most if not all postgraduate courses have flexible modes of study to cater to working adults, or those with financial issues. You should also know that a postgraduate qualification is not only limited to a postgraduate degree. You could always go for a postgraduate diploma or certificate too!


Hope this helps! :)

New answer posted

1 year ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Aug' 2018

Answered 1 year ago

Hi Zulkarnain,

Here are a few scholarships that may be of interest to you:


Malaysia Chevening Scholarships

Yayasan Bank Rakyat 2018


You may find the link to more scholarships here.


Hope this helps!

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