Pre-university Programmes Overview: Form Six, Matriculation, A-level, AUSMAT, SAM, ICPU, IB, Foundation
Malaysia Matriculation (Program Matrikulasi)Widely accepted for entry into a bachelor’s degree course at public universities, the local matriculation program (program matrikulasi) started in
Run by local universities and only offered to Bumiputra students previously, it is now run by the Ministry of Education with 10% of places in the program offered to non-Bumiputra students.
The colleges which matriculation students are sent to include:
- 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 Mara Kuala Nerang
- Kolej Mara Kulim
- Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Kedah
- Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Pahang
- Kolej Matrikulasi Teknikal Johor
- Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam, Selangor
- University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur
At least a credit (6C) in Bahasa Malaysia, English, additional mathematics and chemistry, and 1 more from any of these subjects – physics, biology and any technical subjects that are offered at vocational/technical schools.
At least a credit (6C) in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics and accounting, and 1 more of any of these subjects – economics, science, commerce, physics, chemistry, biology, and any technical subjects that are offered at vocational/ technical schools.
The program offers 2 intakes. The first intake which is a 1 year program, begins in April while the second intake which is a 2 year program, begins in May. Students are not given an option to choose the type of intake or where they want to study as these factors are determined by the matriculation department in the Ministry of Education.
RM255 for the registration. Tuition fees and accommodation are fully sponsored by the government. Matriculation students are also given an allowance for the entire duration of their studies.
Programme Offered (Source: Wikipedia)
Prior to 2006, only one-year programmes are being conducted. Since then, four different programmes are offered. They are One Year Programme (PST, short for Program Satu Tahun in Malay), Two Year Programme (PDT, short for Program Dua Tahun in Malay), Technical Programme and Accounting Programme. Mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and informatics science subjects are conducted in English. Other compulsory subjects are English, Dynamics Skills (Kemahiran Dinamika), Islamic/Moral Study and Information Technology. Students are also required to take up a co-curricular activity of their choice (sports/games, societies/clubs or marching band) during the programme.
One Year Programme (PST)
PST is a one year, two-semester programme. Students from science, technical and accounting background can register for this programme. Particularly, for students from science background, there are three different modules to choose from. The subjects offered in the three modules are:
- Module I: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
- Module II: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science.
- Module III: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
PDT is a two-year, four-semester programme. Only students from science stream are involved in this programme. The same three modules from PST will be used, but students will be taught the same syllabus in a longer two-year time. This programme is meant to cater for students with lower academic achievement. This programme is only open for Bumiputera students.
This is a one-year, two-semester programme. The four subjects taught in the accounting module are Mathematics, Accounting, Business Study and Economy.
First introduced in academic session 2009/2010, this one-year, four-semester programme is only available for students from technical secondary schools, or students from secondary schools with knowledge and background in engineering technology. Students registered for the technical modules will study four subjects - Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Physical Engineering and Engineering Study.
Students are assessed constantly with a major exam at the end of each semester. Assignments and lab work are also taken into account in the final grade.
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