The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Joint Programme is a programme where both Private and Public Higher Education Institutions are given access to conduct academic programmes at their own premises, utilising their own facilities including physical amenities, human resources, financial and other amenities as stipulated by conditions set by UTM. A memorandum of understanding is signed between the parties to allow the Private Higher Education Institution to conduct academic programmes as according to the syllabus of Public Higher Education Institution.
Initiated in 1996, the UTM Joint Programme kicked off with 6 Public Higher Education Institution involving 600 students. The programme currently collaborates with 14 Joint Centres, conducting 18 programmes with approximately 7000 students. All the Private and Public Higher Education Institutions involved are fully accredited by the Higher Education Ministry.
The Joint Centres offer the following disciplines:
- Computer Science
- Technology (Skill-based)
As at 2016, 25,000 graduates have been produced through the UTM Joint Programme. This success has been highly dependent on the strong collaboration between the institutions. Any public or private institutions which fail to comply to the conditions set by UTM will be terminated from the UTM Collaborative Programme.
Three main strategies have been outlined to focus on human capital and the generation of first world mindset, including the enhancement of capabilities and grasp on knowledge, strengthening of capabilities in science disciplines, R&D and innovation as well as instilling a cultured community with strong moral values, in line with the 1Malaysia concept which was envisioned by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato Seri Mohd Najib Razak.
Among the objectives of the Joint Programme is to bolster education to the general public. It is also a path for students to enrol in UTM Diploma programmes through Private Higher Education Institutions. This programme enables UTM and Private Higher Education Institutions to work together to boost the need of education among the public, in line with the provisions to make Malaysia as an Education Hub in the region. This Collaborative Programmes pose as an opportunity to increase the number of knowledgeable students and professionals in the field of science and technology.
What is the minimum requirement to apply for UTM programmes?
- Have passed the SPM/SPMV examinations
- Achieve a Credit in Bahasa Melayu
- Have passed Mathematics subject
- Obtained credits in any 2 subjects.
Why are the requirements minimal?
To produce more graduates with technological skills required by the industry.
Which body will issue the certification?
Where will the convocation ceremony be held?
Is the diploma recognised by MQA and PSD?
What is the duration of studies?
What is the tuition fees per semester?
What are the education loans provided and how do I apply for the loan?
What are the requirements to apply for MARA/PTPTM loans?
For PTPTN, requirements are based on programme entry requirement.
Are the syllabus and scoring system prepared by the Collaborative Centres or by UTM?
Questions of the final exam are prepared by UTM.
Examination answer scripts are created by UTM.
Are the course works similar to students in UTM?
What are the experience and qualifications of the lecturers/instructors at the Collaborative Centres?
If a student failed a certain course, how many times would he be able to retake the course?
Which channel can the students follow upon graduation?
What are the chances of getting employed with the certification received by the UTM Collaborative Centre programmes?
Eagerness to apply and impart knowledge and technology gained also play some roles.
Which Collaborative Centres are recommended by UTM?
Basically, any Higher Education Institution given the permission to conduct UTM Academic Programmes is fully responsible towards the management of the programmes at its own premise. This responsibility includes lecturers/teachers, infrastructure, teaching equipment and other equipment necessary for the teaching and learning process. The Collaborative Centres are also responsible for student recruitment and student welfare during their studies under the centres.
However, only students who have been verified and certified by UTM will be admitted to the programme. All students enrolled in this programme are considered as students of Private Higher Education Institution.
For every academic session, convocation for Collaborative Diploma/Degree Programmes will be fully handled by UTM, and will be held at the UTM Skudai campus. Graduates of this programme have either successfully furthered their studies or getting employed in public or private sectors.
BRIEF NOTE ON THE OPERATION OF COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME
- Curriculum and Syllabus
The programmes fully adopt UTM curriculum and syllabus.
- Intermediary Language
Bahasa Melayu is used as the intermediary language for the courses.
- Student Personality Development
Learning includes co-curricular, sports and social activities.
STUDENT INTAKES AND REGISTRATION
- Entry Requirements
Entry requirements are subject to conditions set and applied by UTM.
- Entry Process
Both Private and Public Higher Education Institutions are responsible for the selection and intakes of students as according to the criteria set by UTM. Any advertisements on intakes for the Collaborative Programme must have prior approval from UTM.
- Student Registration
The Private/Public Higher Education Institution will manage the administrative affairs, admission records, course registration and courses (subjects) enrolment.
- Students’ Status
All students under the Collaborative Programme are considered as the students of the higher education institution they enrolled under.
The Collaborative Programme will apply the Semester System as implemented in UTM.
- Academic Regulations
Academic Regulations and Examination Regulations set for the UTM Collaborative Programme will be implemented.
- Assessment System
At every semester, academic achievement is assessed by combining coursework marks (40%) and final examination (60%).
Coursework consists of assignments, quizzes, tests, lab/studio and field work conducted by the private/public higher education institution respectively under the supervision of UTM.
- Final Examinations
UTM will prepare question papers, will supervise and invigilate final examinations which will be held at the Private/Public Higher Education Institution premises.
- Academic Results
The UTM Senate will process and verify the students’ examination results and academic achievements each semester.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES
The UTM Senate has the rights to award any achievements by the students. UTM will conduct any certificate presentation ceremony.
- Academic Transcript
UTM will issue the results slips and final academic transcripts.
Private Higher Education Institutions have the rights to determine the tuition fees subject to the approval of the Higher Education Ministry.
The quality of the education under this programme is guaranteed to be equivalent of the Prime Programmes offered at the UTM Campus. The management of the Collaborative Programme Academic affairs is handled according to the Collaborative Centres Academic Regulations and Calendar, as set by UTM. UTM is responsible for the preparation of syllabus and curriculum as well as the assessment of students’ achievement, while the Collaborative Centres manage the lectures’ subject to the UTM Collaborative Centres Academic Regulations and other applied regulations.
To ensure the quality of education at the Collaborative Programmes, UTM conducts monitoring activities before and during lecture. A series Quality Validation visits and tours is done by UTM from time to time to ensure that the Collaborative Centres are in compliance with the academic standards set by UTM.
At every semester, an Assessment and Teaching Workshop will be held which must be attended by the academic staff of Collaborative Centres. UTM will also ensure that all lecturers and instructors of the programmes possess the appropriate qualifications. Apart from managing the preparation of the final examination papers and marking schemes, UTM is also responsible for the checking of examination answer sheets, scoring and results processing. UTM fully validates and awards Diploma Certificate.
The Collaborative Centres are responsible to obtain the quality control approval from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency” (MQA) to ensure the quality of the programmes offered at each Collaborative Centres. Certain programmes offered are also recognised by the Public Service Department (PSD).
|LIST OF COLLABORATIVE CENTRES
|KOLEJ YAYASAN PAHANG
|INSTITUT KEMAHIRAN TINGGI BELIA NEGARA SEPANG
|KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI PERAK
|INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF YAYASAN MELAKA
|DIPLOMA IN POWER ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
|KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI DARUL NAIM
|KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI TIMUR
|KOLEJ YAYASAN PELAJARAN JOHOR
|KOLEJ TEKNIKAL YAYASAN SABAH
|TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE SARAWAK
|UNIFIELD TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Centre for Joint Programmes (Johor Bahru)
Level 4 & 5, Block T-05,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim.
Tel : +607-531 8062
Centre for Joint Programmes (Kuala Lumpur)
Blok H Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra
54100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603-2615 4327