How to apply
UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA?
UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA (OUM) is
Malaysia's first open
university. It started its operations in the year 2000 and was officiated by the
then Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Tun Mahathir Mohamad in August 2002. As a University for
All, OUM prides itself in being a pioneer in the democratization of education by
providing education opportunities for everyone regardless of age, creed or
background. Today OUM has enrolled more than 40,000 Malaysians and international
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|Civil Engineering (KA5715)
Human Resource Management (KASSI7)
Early Childhood Education (KA6959)
Electrical Engineering (KASP717)
Mechanical Engineering (KA5716)
Technology Management (KA4384)
Information Technology (KA2565)
School of Lifelong Learning
Since its establishment, over 45,000 (correct as at March 2004) have enrolled in various courses. Currently the courses below have been approved by the National Accreditation Board (LAN) of Malaysia and are being offered at OUM.
Nationwide Learning Centers
OUM has 5 regional and 30 learning centers throughout the country and more are expected in the near future. Facilities at these regional centers include:
Fully equipped Digital Library
Fully equipped Digital Library
OUM students are eligible to apply study loans from:
1 The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
2 Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) Account 2
3 State Education Foundation
5 OUM's Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme
Application is open throughout the year for all programmes. However, intakes are on a semester basis in January, May and August.
1) Complete the OUM application form (Application form can be obtained from OUM website)
2) Enclose the following:
|What is Open Entry?
Open Entry refers to non-restrictive entry requirements for a degree programme, applicable to adults who possess learning experience which can be assessed and matched against the learning outcomes of an academic course.
To be considered for Open Entry you must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 21 years old
Possess PMR or equivalent
Be at least 35 years old
Possess STPM or equivalent
You must also provide evidence of prior learning experience and/or knowledge relevant to the programme applied for.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of the learning experience and/or skills gained by the applicant, either through formal or non-formal means, for the purpose of entry into academic programmes or for obtaining prior learning credit for a course in a particular programme.
To be eligible for RPL, you will need to undergo the prior learning assessment at OUM.
|How does OUM assess prior learning?
There are several methods of assessing prior learning, e.g. attestation, challenge assessment and credit transfer. With assistance from OUM, you may decide on the most appropriate assessment method.
You will need to provide supporting information and documents to demonstrate prior learning. One of the most common methods is by preparing a portfolio.
How do you prepare a portfolio?
A portfolio is a write-up of the knowledge and learning that you have acquired, at work and in life, and the evidence supporting it.
OUM will assess your portfolio and help you translate your prior learning experience into learning outcomes for academic credits.
|How to apply for Open Entry and RPL?
Get the application form from the nearest OUM's
Fill the application form and pay a processing fee of RM25.00. Cheques should be made payable to "Universiti Terbuka Malaysia".
|What is a Preparatory Course?
A Preparatory Course is designed for prospective undergraduates who do not possess the prerequisite knowledge and competencies in the first level courses for a programme of study. The preparatory course is not part of the degree programme. It will prepare the learners for the degree programme and will be offered in a modular form.
What is a Bridging Course?
A Bridging Course is part of a course. It is intended to fulfill the component of knowledge that he/she is lacking in a course. For example, a learner may need to take a bridging course in calculus in order to address a gap in knowledge required for a Mathematics course.
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