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This degree programme may be completed in 5 years by part-time distance learning. Learners with college diploma or similar qualifications may be granted credit transfers with correspondingly shorter study period.
The programme structure comprises of course modules shown in the table. The MPW and University courses equip students with the basic knowledge and skills such as communication, mathematics and IT, and also the techniques required to follow tertiary level studies. The basic major courses cover the broad fundamentals of building and construction technology. The core major courses develop in learners the advanced knowledge and skills in construction directly applicable to the workplace. Learners will also pick two electives from several offered to suit their own individual interest or to enhance their knowledge of subjects related to their work. All learners are required to complete a year long project.
(1) Regular Entry Candidates must possess a minimum of: ? Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects/ two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level; or ? Five (5) grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III, or ? Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study. Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA): ? The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.
PMR/SPM/MCE/UEC or equivalent qualifications subject to an assessment of work experience, prior learning experience (Certificate Attestation (CA) + Work Experience (WE)) and/or a diagnostic test to assess the academic aptitude, interest and suitability for tertiary level studies.
Candidates who are found not to have demonstrated the capacity to undertake tertiary studies will be required to undergo and successfully complete a Head start programme. Note: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a mechanism to assess the prior learning (formal or informal learning experience) of a student. RPL comprises the following steps:
CA + WE (if pass proceed to degree; otherwise have to undergo Diagnostic Test)
Diagnostic Test (if pass proceed to degree; otherwise have to undergo Head start Programme)
Head start Programme (if pass proceed to degree)
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