Saturday, March 31, 2012

How to Score A+ in SPM English for Science and Technology (EST)

Editor's Note: A Malaysia Students Blog reader (Anonymous), who has benefited from reading our post on SPM English for Science and Technology (EST), just left a comment sharing helpful tips on how to score A+ in SPM EST. The post was reposted here with some minor edits on spellings and a few relevant links added. We sincerely thank him for sharing these insightful tips with the upcoming SPM candidates. It reminds us why does this blog exist in the first place: Malaysian students helping Malaysian students - we help/guide each others because sharing is caring! For those who did well in your past STPM, MUET or SPM exams, please consider writing a post to share your informative tips and educational experiences with us!

Score A+ SPM EST (English for Science and Technology)

Greetings, I'm writing this on 31st March of 2012. I have received my results on 21 March and scored straight A's. A+ for EST. Alhamdulilah :)

Now I can't tell how to get A+ for this subject because the way to obtain it varies which include the ''strictness'' of the marker, maybe format, the difficulty or English usage. I can only help by sharing what I have gone through.

Some may ask ''should I take EST? ''. It's okay to be doubtful and at the same time careful as well. In my school, only 2 people took EST. In other words, in the exam hall there were only 2 lads sitting for EST (the other person got an A). What surprises me is that his command of English is obscenely ridiculously superior to mine. In addition, he is the top 5 scrabble champion in Asia and Melaka state champion of ''Spell It Right''. On EST day, he forgot to follow report format, which in all probability cost him an A instead of A+. I do not know if format alone that gave him an A. He wrote 5 pages. I wrote 2 and a quarter :D. The point is EST is a ''fragile'' subject. In other words, it’s like standing on a fence. You may fall onto lush green field of grass or a hard concrete floor on the other side. Essay influences marks the most. Most say essay alone determines your EST grade. So be twice careful with essay yeah! That's the best I can describe about EST.

My experience:
My school do not offer EST thus no EST textbook. Maybe it never existed at all. I searched for EST and i can only find exercise books for practise and past years. Combine them all together it may equal the thickness of a SUCCESS book. I’ve tried online but to no avail :(

Since my school do not offer EST in class thus I only have class for 9 subjects. (EST is the 10th subject). Only in form 5 when it is time to submit ''slip mata pelajaran SPM'' then I realised EST is available. Yes, I had a lot of questions in mind. I went online and finally found this website in early 2011. No recent posts at that time :(

Since my school does not offer EST, We had to study on our own. We never studied together because we were too busy with other subjects and co-curriculum. We had no time to do EST practises. All we did is read the question (essay), answer concisely in our mind, then have a look at the sample answer. We answered objective questions in the same manner. So... our EST books were really clean (no writing at all XD) Since he has superior command in English to me, I consulted him which happened rarely :P. We had no training and no guidance from teachers at all. Even teachers recommend we do not take EST. We had our respective reasons actually.

What I did during SPM EST paper is I calmed myself. I find that when I’m calm I do not doubt my answers and I can think clearly. Secondly, I answered my ''information transfer'' questions directly from the passage. Its like cut the answer from the passage and paste it into the answer table. Nothing is added. I answered my essay question according to the points given. I neither write nor think of additional points. I only focus on my English and format to avoid carelessness. I only managed 2 and a quarter pages =.= (shameful). The other guy taking EST did 5 pages. Simple concept. Only point and elaboration. No additional points. Well, I think that’s about it. 2 years in one post. haha. Of course a lot of students do well in EST but each have their own story to a glorious end. I guess my story have come to a glorious end as well.

What I would like to say to students taking EST is best of luck! I understand your doubts and concerns about this subject but the decision is only yours to make since you alone know your capability. Do not underestimate this subject like the seniors up there do. Do not burden your thoughts with this subject. Yes, miracle happens.

Congratulations in advance to the future SPM students. I'm not a spiritual type of person but since I passed SPM with flying colours, yes, there is god.

Peace be upon you.


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PSD's Sponsorship Policy 2012 (Dasar Penajaan JPA) to be Available by April 13th, 2012

Posted by Chong

Final Update: Education Ministry Bursaries for SPM 9A+ for Pre-university Courses and Other Updates on PSD Scholarships Announced

Update: 09-04-2012 - Dasar Penajaan JPA Bagi Tahun 2012 Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Dasar Penajaan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) Bagi Tahun 2012 akan diumumkan pada atau sebelum 13 April 2012 melalui laman web JPA. Sebarang maklum balas berkaitan, sila hubungi talian 03-8885 3704 atau layari laman web ini bagi mendapatkan maklumat selanjutnya.

Malaysia's Public Service Department (PSD) or Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) has some important announcements to be made on the most prestigious PSD scholarships (biasiswa JPA) on April 9, 2012 (Monday) according to its official website:
27 MARCH 2012 - Kindly Be Informed That The Announcement For PSD's Sponsorship Policy 2012 Will Be Published In The Portal By 9th April 2012. For Any Inquiries, Please Call 03-8885 3704 Or Browse eSilav2 For Further Information.

Sukacita Dimaklumkan, Bahawa Dasar Penajaan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) Bagi Tahun 2012 Akan Diumumkan Mulai 9 April 2012 Melalui Laman Web Jabatan Ini. Sebarang Maklum Balas Berkaitan, Sila Hubungi Talian 03-8885 3704 Atau Layari Laman Web eSilav2 Bagi Mendapatkan Maklumat Selanjutnya.
Previous years, application for PSD scholarships for overseas degree program (permohonan tajaan JPA untuk lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia di bawah program ijazah luar negara) were open for SPM-result holders one week after SPM results release. This year, however, the application has not opened and up until this announcement, there have been a lot of spectaculation regarding whether JPA scholarships will still be offered to SPM-result holders and what are the details of the new revised version of JPA scholarships as told by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in June 2011.

We previously wrote at Malaysia Scholarship Information Centre on the New PSD Sponsorships:
In June 2011, Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced to only give PSD sponsorships to university entrants instead of SPM top scorers from 2012 to avoid the distress they have caused in past years. 
This is a great disappointment to those who did well in SPM 2011 and scored excellent results. According to PM, those who do well in the Form Five SPM examination will receive small bursaries instead to pursue their foundation studies. 
New PSD sponsorships will be awarded to those who get very good results at foundation AND secure a place at top universities. This is because those who do well in O-levels (SPM) do not necessary mean they will do well in A-levels. In other words, now PSD sponsorships are awarded based on A-levels or STPM results instead of SPM. In June 2011, Najib also mentioned to identify the universities which are deemed "top" institutions in due course but up until today, the information is still not available. 
Last but not least, Najib said not all top students will be given overseas scholarships because local public universities need top students as well.
While waiting for the official announcement, we suggest all SPM and STPM results holders to apply Khazanah scholarships, PETRONAS scholarships, Bank Negara scholarships, Axiata International Baccalaureate (IB) Pre-University Programme, Axiata Undergraduate Degree Programme and Crowe Horwath Project CHange scholarships before they expire this week! Read our previous post on 18+ scholarships for SPM and STPM-result holders.


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Saturday, March 24, 2012

20+ Scholarships for SPM & STPM-Result Holders

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If you notice we left out any scholarships currently open for application, please leave a comment to update us. Thanks, together we help each others to build the most complete list of scholarships for 2011 STPM and SPM-result holders at Malaysia Students blog!

Scholarship Name - Closing Date for Application
The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards
The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards - 4 April 2012

Sin Chew Daily Education Fund 星洲日报教育基金
Sin Chew Daily Education Fund 星洲日报教育基金 - 3 April 2012

UEM Group Berhad Overseas Scholarship Programme
UEM Group Berhad Overseas Scholarship Programme - 8 April 2012

IJM Scholarship Award Programme
IJM Scholarship Award Programme - 20 April 2012

Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarships
Lion-Parkson Foundation Scholarships - 17 April 2012

Biasiswa JPA / PSD Sponsorships
What happened to JPA Scholarships or PSD Overseas Scholarships for SPM Result Holders?

Maybank Overseas Scholarship Award
Maybank Overseas Scholarship Award - 22 April 2012

Yayasan Khazanah Nasional
Yayasan Khazanah Nasional 
Khazanah Global Scholarship Programme - 1 April 2012
Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme - 1 April 2012
Khazanah Cambridge Scholarship Programme - 1 April 2012

PETRONAS Scholarships
PETRONAS Scholarships for SPM Result Holders (Program Biasiswa Pendidikan PETRONAS untuk lepasan SPM) - 28 March 2012

Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Awards for Pre-University
Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarship Awards for Pre-University - 29 March 2012

Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman (BTAR) Scholarships
Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman (BTAR) Scholarships - 30 April 2012

Axiata Young Talent Programme
Axiata Young Talent Programme
Axiata International Baccalaureate (IB) Pre-University Programme - 31 March 2012
Axiata Undergraduate Degree Programme - 31 March 2012

University of Southampton (Malaysia Campus) Scholarships
University of Southampton (Malaysia Campus) Scholarships - 30 June 2012

UTM Endowment Scholarship (Biasiswa Endowmen Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
UTM Endowment Scholarship (Biasiswa Endowmen Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) - 16 April 2012

Crowe Horwath Project CHange Scholarship
Crowe Horwath Project CHange Scholarship - 30 March 2012

Singapore Government Scholarship for ASEAN Countries under the Singapore Cooperation Programme
Singapore Government Scholarship for ASEAN Countries under the Singapore Cooperation Programme - 26 March 2012

PTPTN SSPN
National Higher Education Fund Corporation (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional or PTPTN) - National Education Savings Scheme (Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional or SSPN) - Application opens throughout the year

Yayasan TM Scholarship Offer (Tawaran Biasiswa Yayasan Telekom Malaysia)
Yayasan TM Scholarship Offer (Tawaran Biasiswa Yayasan Telekom Malaysia) - 8 April 2012

Kuok Foundation Bhd Undergraduate Awards (Malaysian and Singapore Public Universities)
Kuok Foundation Bhd Undergraduate Awards (Malaysian and Singapore Public Universities) - 6 April 2012

Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarships
Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarships - 25 March 2012


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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Diploma & Foundation Courses at IPTA & Politeknik in Malaysia

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Below is the complete list of all foundation and diploma courses offered at Malaysia's public universities (IPTA) and polytechnics (Politeknik) for SPM-result holders. Source: KOD PROGRAM PENGAJIAN KEMASUKAN KE IPTA PROGRAM PENGAJIAN LEPASAN SPM/SETARAF (Last updated on February 22, 2012), Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajar (BPKP or more commonly known as UPU), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

Code (Kod) - Course Duration (Tempoh Pengajian) - Programme Name (Nama Program)
# Applicants will need to attend face-to-face interview (Temu Duga) for courses marked with #

UPSI - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
A2000 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS
A2002 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS (MATEMATIK)
A2003 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKMAL
A2112 06 Semester DIPLOMA MUZIK #
A2150 06 Semester DIPLOMA BAHASA INGGERIS
A2160 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKA BENTUK DAN PEMBANGUNAN PERMAINAN
A2520 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENDIDIKAN AWAL KANAK-KANAK # (OPEN MARKET)

UTHM - Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
B2040 05 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS GUNAAN
B2410 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
B2420 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK
B2430 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
B2801 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT
B2803 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
B2804 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK
B2805 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL

UTeM - Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
C2420 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK
C2425 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK
C2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
C2432 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PEMBUATAN
C2801 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT DAN KOMUNIKASI

UniSZA - Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
D2031 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KEJURURAWATAN
D2032 06 Semester DIPLOMA RADIOGRAFI
D2033 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKMAL PERUBATAN
D2035 06 Semester DIPLOMA FISIOTERAPI
D2150 06 Semester DIPLOMA TESL
D2210 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERAKAUNAN
D2221 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN BANK
D2222 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN INSURANS
D2223 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEWANGAN
D2224 06 Semester DIPLOMA PEMASARAN
D2225 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERDAGANGAN ANTARABANGSA
D2231 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN SUMBER MANUSIA
D2405 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKABENTUK PERINDUSTRIAN
D2432 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI PEMBUATAN
D2600 06 Semester DIPLOMA UNDANG-UNDANG
D2701 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (SYARIAH)
D2702 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (USULUDDIN)
D2703 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (BAHASA DAN KESUSASTERAAN ARAB)
D2704 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (DAKWAH)
D2705 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (AL QURAN DAN AL SUNNAH)
D2706 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (PENTAD ISLAM)
D2707 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM (SEJARAH DAN TAMADUN ISLAM)
D2708 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN ISLAM DENGAN TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT
D2801 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT
D2802 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT (MULTIMEDIA )

UiTM - Universiti Teknologi MARA
E0001 02 Semester ASASI SAINS
E0150 02 Semester ASASI TESL#
E0400 02 Semester ASASI KEJURUTERAAN
E0600 02 Semester ASASI UNDANG-UNDANG
E0601 02 Semester ASASI UNDANG-UNDANG
E2000 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS
E2001 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKANAN
E2031 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURURAWATAN
E2033 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKMAL PERUBATAN
E2034 06 Semester DIPLOMA PEMULIHAN CARAKERJA
E2035 06 Semester DIPLOMA FISIOTERAPI
E2036 06 Semester DIPLOMA KESIHATAN PERSEKITARAN
E2037 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGIMEJAN PERUBATAN
E2041 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI TEKSTIL
E2042 06 Semester DIPLOMA INDUSTRI PERKAYUAN
E2043 06 Semester DIPLOMA KIMIA PERINDUSTRIAN
E2044 06 Semester DIPLOMA MIKROBIOLOGI
E2045 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI POLIMER
E2054 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN LADANG
E2060 06 Semester DIPLOMA FARMASI
E2111 05 Semester DIPLOMA SENI LUKIS DAN SENI REKA#
E2112 05 Semester DIPLOMA SENI MUZIK#
E2121 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KREATIF (SKRIN)#
E2122 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KREATIF (PENULISAN ARTISTIK)#
E2123 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KREATIF (TEATER)#
E2124 05 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI KREATIF (PENGURUSAN INDUSTRI KREATIF)#
E2130 06 Semester DIPLOMA KOMUNIKASI DAN MEDIA#
E2201 05 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN MAKLUMAT
E2210 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERAKAUNAN
E2211 06 Semester DIPLOMA SISTEM MAKLUMAT PERAKAUNAN
E2220 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN PERNIAGAAN
E2221 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN BANK
E2222 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN PERNIAGAAN (INSURAN)
E2226 06 Semester DIPLOMA ANALISIS PELABURAN
E2227 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN PERNIAGAAN (PENGANGKUTAN)
E2230 05 Semester DIPLOMA PENTADBIRAN AWAM
E2240 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN HOTEL
E2241 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN PELANCONGAN
E2242 06 Semester DIPLOMA SENI KULINARI
E2243 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN PERKHIDMATAN MAKANAN
E2250 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN TEKNOLOGI PEJABAT
E2260 05 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN SUKAN#
E2300 08 Semester SARJANA MUDA SAINS (SENIBINA)#
E2302 06 Semester DIPLOMA SENI BINA LANSKAP#
E2303 06 Semester DIPLOMA UKUR BANGUNAN#
E2304 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKA BENTUK DALAMAN#
E2310 06 Semester DIPLOMA BANGUNAN
E2320 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN HARTANAH
E2330 06 Semester DIPLOMA UKUR BAHAN
E2340 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERANCANGAN BANDAR DAN WILAYAH#
E2350 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS GEOMATIK
E2351 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS GEOMATIK (SUMBER ALAM)
E2352 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS GEOMATIK (SISTEM MAKLUMAT GEOGRAFI)
E2410 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
E2412 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM (KHIDMAT BANGUNAN DAN PENYELENGGARAAN)
E2413 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM (PEMBINAAN)
E2421 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (KUASA)
E2424 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (PERALATAN)
E2425 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (ELEKTRONIK)
E2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
E2440 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN KIMIA
E2810 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KOMPUTER
E2820 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KUANTITATIF
E2821 05 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS AKTUARI
E2822 05 Semester DIPLOMA STATISTIK

PUO - Politeknik Premier Ungku Omar
F2210 06 Semester DIPLOMA AKAUNTANSI
F2220 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN PERNIAGAAN
F2223 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEWANGAN DAN PERBANKAN
F2228 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN PERUNCITAN
F2229 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEWANGAN DAN PERBANKAN ISLAM
F2300 06 Semester DIPLOMA SENI BINA
F2310 06 Semester DIPLOMA UKUR TANAH
F2410 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
F2423 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKATRONIK
F2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
F2434 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL (AUTOMOTIF)
F2436 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL (PENYAMANAN UDARA DAN PENYEJUKBEKUAN)
F2438 07 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PERKAPALAN#
F2461 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KOMPUTER)
F2462 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KOMUNIKASI)
F2807 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT (RANGKAIAN)
F2808 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT (PENGATURCARAAN)

UMT - Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
G2051 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERIKANAN

UMS - Universiti Malaysia Sabah
H0001 03 Semester ASASI SAINS

UMP - Universiti Malaysia Pahang
J2410 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
J2425 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (ELEKTRONIK INDUSTRI)
J2430 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
J2441 05 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN KIMIA (LOJI PROSES)
J2810 05 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KOMPUTER

UKM - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
K0001 02 Semester ASASIPINTAR

UM - Universiti Malaya
M0010 02 Semester ASASI SAINS HAYAT (Terbuka kepada Bumiputera sahaja)
M0020 02 Semester ASASI SAINS FIZIKAL (Terbuka kepada Bumiputera sahaja)
M0300 02 Semester ASASI ALAM BINA (Terbuka kepada Bumiputera sahaja)
M0700 04 Semester ASASI PENDIDIKAN ISLAM
M0701 04 Semester ASASI SYARIAH
M0702 04 Semester ASASI USULUDDIN
M0709 04 Semester ASASI PENGAJIAN ISLAM DENGAN SAINS

PSA - Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
N2042 06 Semester DIPLOMA TEKNOLOGI BERASASKAN KAYU
N2220 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGAJIAN PERNIAGAAN
N2222 06 Semester DIPLOMA INSURANS
N2224 06 Semester DIPLOMA PEMASARAN
N2225 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERNIAGAAN ANTARABANGSA
N2410 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
N2412 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PERKHIDMATAN BANGUNAN
N2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
N2435 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL(PEMBUNGKUSAN)
N2439 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PENYENGGARAAN PESAWAT#
N2460 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KAWALAN)
N2462 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KOMUNIKASI)
N2463 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (PERUBATAN)

UPM - Universiti Putra Malaysia
P0050 03 Semester ASASI SAINS PERTANIAN
P2050 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERTANIAN
P2051 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERIKANAN
P2052 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERHUTANAN
P2053 07 Semester DIPLOMA KESIHATAN HAIWAN DAN PETERNAKAN
P2055 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN PERLADANGAN MAKANAN
P2056 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERNIAGAANTANI
P2450 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PERTANIAN

USIM - Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Q0070 02 Semester TAMHIDI PERGIGIAN
Q0080 02 Semester TAMHIDI PERUBATAN
Q0210 02 Semester TAMHIDI PERAKAUNAN DAN MUAMALAT
Q0601 02 Semester TAMHIDI SYARIAH DAN UNDANG-UNDANG
Q0800 02 Semester TAMHIDI SAINS DAN TEKNOLOGI

UniMAP - Universiti Malaysia Perlis
R2404 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN KOMPUTER
R2420 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK
R2423 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKATRONIK
R2427 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MIKROELEKTRONIK
R2432 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN PEMBUATAN
R2433 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN METALURGI

UTM - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
T2270 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN TEKNOLOGI
T2271 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN TEKNOLOGI (PERAKAUNAN)
T2300 06 Semester DIPLOMA SENIBINA#
T2310 06 Semester DIPLOMA UKUR TANAH
T2320 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN HARTA TANAH
T2330 06 Semester DIPLOMA UKUR BAHAN
T2340 06 Semester DIPLOMA PERANCANGAN BANDAR DAN WILAYAH
T2410 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN AWAM
T2421 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (KUASA)
T2422 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (PERHUBUNGAN)
T2423 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK (MEKATRONIK)
T2425 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK
T2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
T2431 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL (AERONAUTIK)
T2811 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KOMPUTER (TEKNOLOGI MAKLUMAT)
T2812 06 Semester DIPLOMA SAINS KOMPUTER (MULTIMEDIA)

PIS - Politeknik Premier Ibrahim Sultan
V2161 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKA BENTUK FESYEN DAN PAKAIAN
V2162 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKA BENTUK GRAFIK
V2241 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN PELANCONGAN
V2244 06 Semester DIPLOMA PENGURUSAN HOTEL DAN KATERING
V2405 06 Semester DIPLOMA REKA BENTUK INDUSTRI
V2423 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKATRONIK
V2430 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL
V2432 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL (PEMBUATAN)
V2437 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL (BAHAN)
V2460 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KAWALAN)
V2462 06 Semester DIPLOMA KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRONIK (KOMUNIKASI)

UNIMAS - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
W0010 02 Semester ASASI SAINS HAYAT (BUMIPUTERA SAHAJA)
W0020 02 Semester ASASI SAINS FIZIKAL (BUMIPUTERA SAHAJA)

UIAM - Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
Y0010 04 Semester ASASI SAINS HAYAT (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0020 04 Semester ASASI SAINS FIZIKAL (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0030 04 Semester ASASI SAINS KESIHATAN BERSEKUTU (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0031 04 Semester ASASI KEJURURAWATAN (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0060 04 Semester ASASI FARMASI (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0070 04 Semester ASASI PERGIGIAN (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0080 04 Semester ASASI PERUBATAN (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0140 04 Semester ASASI SAINS KEMANUSIAAN (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0150 04 Semester ASASI BAHASA INGGERIS (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0151 04 Semester ASASI BAHASA ARAB (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0200 04 Semester ASASI EKONOMI DAN SAINS PENGURUSAN (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0300 04 Semester ASASI SENI BINA DAN REKA BENTUK ALAM SEKITAR (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0400 04 Semester ASASI KEJURUTERAAN DAN SAINS KOMPUTER (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0600 04 Semester ASASI UNDANG-UNDANG (Bumiputera sahaja)
Y0707 04 Semester ASASI ILMU PENGETAHUAN BERTERASKAN WAHYU DAN WARISAN ISLAM (Bumiputera sahaja)

UPNM - Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
Z0080 02 Semester ASASI PERUBATAN#
Z0220 02 Semester ASASI PENGURUSAN DAN STRATEGI#
Z0440 02 Semester ASASI KEJURUTERAAN#
Z0880 02 Semester ASASI SAINS DAN TEKNOLOGI PERTAHANAN#


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Friday, March 09, 2012

Don't Go To University For The Sake Of It

Editor's Note: The post below was first published at Kenny Sia's blog here. What!? You don't know who is Kenny Sia?! This well-written post with a clear message is definitely worth a read, especially for students who got their STPM results two days ago and are now applying for IPTA placements and also candidates who will get their SPM 2013 results on March 19 or 20, 2014 (to be confirmed) - here's how to check STPM and SPM results online and using SMS. Links to relevant posts were added.

Written by Kenny Sia

Wanted to write about this topic for a while, but then I got carried away with work.

Recently I had to interview a round of job applicants for some positions I was hiring.

I was looking for sales consultants and an administrative assistant to join my fitness centre. These are entry-level positions good for fresh graduates, and I was looking forward to resumes from - maybe - business or hospitality grads in my inbox.

Ultimately, I didn't end up hiring any of the fresh graduates, but that's another story altogether. *remind self to blog about the atrocity of fresh grads*

But what surprised me was that in amongst the 20 over resumes that I received, a few who applied were actually Bachelor degree holders.

Not only that, they were degree holders in... Engineering.

An engineering graduate applying to a become a sales consultant at a fitness centre. Are you kidding me?

Is he gonna make a robot greeting customers at the front desk?

It sounds almost as ridiculous as a blogger opening a fitness centre.

Not that I have anything against engineering degree holders. In fact, I am one of them. Lim peh right here holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic & Communication Engineering, with Honours.

Which is really just a fancy way of saying "Hey look, I am holding a piece of paper that I spent 5 years in university working on, but acherly I donch really know what it was all about!" :D

I got a theory with regards to students, in particular MALAYSIAN students, who study engineering at universities.

Kenny Sia's Theorem On Malaysian Engineering Students: "99% of Malaysian students who do engineering at university do it because their friends/parents/government ask them to, not because they really want to."

I'm serious. If I could have a dollar every time I see an engineering graduate getting a job in something COMPLETELY unrelated to what he studies, I'd be so rich I could buy a fake $5-billion dollar boat made of gold and dinosaur bone.

I know it's true. I am one of them.

My parents spent hundreds and thousands of dollars sending me to an overseas university, and I end up writing a blog and running a gym.

What a waste of time. What a waste of money.

I'm surprised my parents hadn't disowned me after I wasted so much of their money on my university education.

It's quite sad to think that the best thing I did in uni was joining the university gym. If I only knew which career path I'd take, I would never have picked electronic engineering. I would do something more related to what I am doing right now - like a commerce or hospitality degree. Why the hell did I choose to study engineering in the first place?

I blame it all on society pressures.

What to do? I was fresh out of high school when I was forced to make a decision on what course to do at university.

I was 17. How the hell do I know what I want to do for the rest of my life? I never had the chance to see the world nor explore my interests. Yet at 17 I was put in front of a university brochure and forced to make a AUD$100,000 decision.

My parents being parents are more than happy to comply. In Malaysia, there's no such thing as a "gap year" like in Western countries, where kids after high school take a year off to do travel or volunteer work as a means to discover their interests, before continuing on their university education.

In Malaysia, kids must go STRAIGHT to college or university after they finish high school. Never mind the fact that most universities/colleges are privatised money-guzzling business entities now. In Malaysia, if kids don't go STRAIGHT to university, they must be delinquents and therefore failure in life.

So what do I do?

I chose the so-called "safest" career option - engineering.

Why? Because back in the 1990s, Mahathir encouraged everybody to study technology.

Why? Because we got MULTIMEDIA SUPER CORRIDOR. And CYBERJAYA. And MULTIMEDIA SUPER TUALAMPA. And apparently everyone who study engineering will make a lot of money.

Bullshit.

Tell me which one of Malaysia's richest men have an electronic engineering degree?

When you think about it, it is so sad. University is so expensive, so important as a pathway in a person's career development. Yet so many of us rush into deciding on what course to pick when we really have no idea what we want to do straight after we finish high school.

In the end, all we're really doing is going to university for the sake of going to university.

By the time we find out how much we hate the course we're doing, it's too late.

Next time when I have kids, I'm gonna force them to take a gap year travelling or volunteering to find out where their true passion lies before they enrol into University. After all, if they are gonna be spending my money on their university education, they may as well do it right.

Don't want them to end up like me - studying so hard for a piece of paper that I never ended up using. Parents, please don't rush your kids to go university for the sake of going to university. If they decide wrong course at University, die lah.

Might as well go Uneverstudy.


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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

5 Practical Tips on Choosing Degree Courses at IPTA

Posted by Chong

News are out that STPM 2013 results' release date (tarikh keputusan peperiksaan STPM 2013 keluar) is on February 10, 2014 and SPM 2013 results (tarikh keputusan SPM 2013 keluar) on March 19/20/21, 2014 (to be confirmed). Read how to check your SPM results online or using SMS.

Upon receiving STPM results, the million dollar question will pop up: what degree courses should I apply? Which courses and universities should be filled as my eight choices in the IPTA/UPU online application form?

While the selection of choices is rather personal, below are some general helpful and practical tips to aid your decision making.
  1. Always check the official minimum requirements of the course and make sure you meet ALL of them. Do not waste your choices putting courses which have higher requirements than your actual results. Some courses require you to take certain subject in your STPM exam, do not apply these courses if you did not take the subject, because you will not be considered if you do not meet the subject-result requirement!

  2. Always put your choices in the correct order - the course and university that you hope to get the most should be put as the first choice, followed by second most-wanted course and university and so on. There is a popular belief among applicants that usually you will not get the first or second choice, hence you should put your actual first choice of course and university as the third choice out of the eight choices in the application form. This belief is COMPLETELY BULLSHIT and do not ever do this yourselves! Many students who did this end up getting their first or second choice and deeply regret for doing so on top of facing a lot of unnecessary hassles in changing courses and transfering into another university later. If you ever hear your friends telling you or spreading this, please help debunk this rumour!


  3. Download and use our free iPhone app - My Higher Edu
    - which offers complete degree course information for UM, USM, UKM, UPM and UTM. You can search the courses by course name and it will show your a list of courses and their overview, duration, modules/subjects and the job opportunities upon graduation. Also included in the iOS app are two useful features - estimated course and cost calculator.


  4. Go to ReCom.org - the best education forum in Malaysia. There are lots of seniors there willing to answer your questions, offer personal advices and scholarship application tips.

  5. For non-bumiputera / Chinese only, always use the statistics available at QuanSheng.org as a guidance, to get an idea of what results your seniors used to get into the specific degree courses in the recent years. An important thing to keep in your mind while browsing these stats is, the (STPM CGPA mean, min-max, mode) stats are provided as general indication and guidance only, as long as you meet the official minimum requirements of the course, there is always a chance to get admitted. Also, call the QuanSheng.org hotline provided to ask about specific details on courses and universities, get advices from the forum and email them. QuanSheng.org is a non-profit student organization run by your seniors voluntarily to help you to get admitted into Malaysia's public universities / IPTA.
On top of these tips, always consider your own interests, personality and ability while choosing the right courses for yourself!


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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Free iPhone & iPad App: My Higher Edu

Posted by Chong

Ladies and gentlemen,  (drum-roll please), introducing Malaysia's first free iOS App on higher education - My Higher Edu - developed by Malaysia Students Blog for Malaysian students.

My Higher Edu offers the general overview of all degree courses offered at the five most historical public universities in Malaysia and the estimated cost for the course including the full tuition fees, PTPTN full loan and JPA full scholarship.

The five universities included in My Higher Edu are:
  • University of Malaya (UM) 
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Course information includes course overview, duration, faculty, career prospect, module and link to official website.


Useful Features:
Search - The courses are sorted according to the university and course name and can be searched using the search bar provided.

Email - You can email the course information to share with friends and family.



Estimated cost - You can get cost estimation on tuition fees, PTPTN education loans and JPA scholarships.

Cost calculator - Calculate the costs including the university tuition fees, food and accommodation, transport and other monthly expenses.



Download My Higher Edu to your iPhone now!

Leave a comment below to report bugs or request new features!


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Thursday, March 01, 2012

How to Check STPM and SPM 2011 Results Online or Using SMS

Posted by Chong

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2011 results release date (tarikh keputusan peperiksaan SPM 2011) is 21 March 2012 (Wednesday). Results will be available for collect at school or through SMS checking from 10am onwards by typing SPM space followed by IC No space Index No and sending it to 15888. Here is how to check your SPM 2011 results online and using SMS.
SMS to 15888: SPM [IC number] [Index number or angka giliran]
Online: Ministry of Education official website http://www.moe.gov.my

What to do next after SPM? We recommend you to read our list of pre-university programmes in Malaysia - STPM / Form Six, Matriculation, A-level, AUSMAT, SAM, ICPU, IB, foundation and others.

Malaysian Examinations Council (Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia) announced that 2011 STPM results (semak keputusan peperiksaan STPM 2011) will be released on 7 March 2012 (Wednesday) - yes, the same day as iPad 3 launch in USA. Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) candidates can get their results from 12:00PM onwards. Private candidates will receive results through postal mail. A total 50,602 candidates sat for the examination last year comprising 46,817 candidates from government schools, 1,266 from private schools and 2,519 private candidates.


How to check STPM results online?
Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) official website: http://www.mpm.edu.my

How to check STPM results using SMS or text message?
Type: STPM Result [IC number]
For example: STPM Result 920229035444
Send to 15888


What degree courses should I apply? Which Malaysia public university (IPTA) offers the course of my choice? Get the course overview, duration, modules / subjects and relevant job opportunities of all courses offered at University or Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Kebangsaan (UPM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Download free iPhone App My Higher Edu now!

What to do next after STPM? What courses to choose? If you are still undecided, we suggest you to read our posts on degree courses, engineering courses, surveying courses and social related fields. Also, read some insightful posts on University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) written by undergraduates.


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