Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is a research-intensive universities in Malaysia. In 2005 USM had around 35,000 students enrolled including 28,000 undergraduates. The number of lecturers was about 1,800
USM School of Distance Education was established in 1971 to provide opportunities for local adults students to undertake undergraduate courses while in full time employment.
At present four undergraduate programmes are available trough distance learning : 1) Bachelor of science 2) Bachelor of social science 3) Bachelor of arts 4) Bachelor of management degrees.
Distance Learning from Private Universities
6 Private Universities and 2 Public
University are offering
long distance learning programmes in Malaysia
7) Universiti Putra Malaysia
8) The School of Distance Education (SDE) Universiti Sains Malaysia
The School of
Distance Education (SDE) Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh, Universiti Sains Malaysia
The School of Distance Education (SDE) Universiti Sains Malaysia was established in 1971 to provide opportunities for working adults to obtain higher education.
Through this distance education approaches, working adults are able to undertake undergraduate courses while remaining in full-time employment. It is the pioneer programme in Malaysia which offers degree through distance education.
Four undergraduate programmes are available via distance education :
Students need minimum 4 years to complete the programme. Print material is used in the courses delivery which is supplemented by face-to-face meeting during two weeks residential course. Technology-based delivery modes such as the live video conferencing, electronic portal and streaming media are also used to supplement the course delivery.
There are 12 regional centers
located throughout Malaysia.
1) Master of Arts
These programmes are offered either
full-time and part-time and the candidate required to undertake a
research project under the supervision. The award of the degree is
based on the examination of a thesis submitted at the end of the
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