Executive & Professional Diploma Programme

FAQ Professional Diploma

  • Professional Diploma Programme is an alternative education pathway for those who do not fulfill entry requirements for Executive Diploma Programme.
  • The entry requirements are more lenient, it has shorter study duration and cheaper course fee.
  • It can increase the number of students in executive programmes.

The objectives of Professional Diploma are:

  • To offer alternative education pathway to executives who do meet the minimum entry requirements to join existing Executive Diploma Programme
  • To increase the accessibility of lifelong education locally or internationally.
  • To increase the income of UTMSPACE and its Smart partners by having flexible entry requirements.
  • To inculcate the lifelong learning culture among working adults in Malaysia.

The following is the structure of Professional Diploma Programme Programme:

Module

Total No. of Module

Credit Per Module

Credit Hours

Total Study Hours

Core Subject

4

3

12

480

Elective Subject

5

3

21

840

Project

7

6

6

240

Total

39

1560

Professional Diploma Programme is a part time programme. Normally, it will take 12 months or 3 semesters to complete this programme. Refer to the schedule below:

Semester 1 Credit Semester 2 Credit Semester 3 Credit
Core 1 3 Elective 1 3 Elective 1 3
Core 2 3 Elective 2 3 Elective 2 3
Core 3 3 Elective 3 3 Elective 3 3
Core 4 3 Elective 4 3 Project 6
Total credit 12 Total credit 12 Total credit 15

Entry requirements for Professional Diploma Programme are:

  • Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years working experience in related field.

Note:Interview sessions will be conducted for candidates who do not meet the above requirements.

There two types of assessments: on-going assessments (formative) and final examination (summative). On-going assessments will contribute about 40%-60% of marks. The following are suggested on-going assessments for this programme:

  • Quizzes
  • Test / practical test
  • Presentation
  • Project/research/report
  • Portfolio
  • Final examination 40%-60%
Observation is also being used, especially for subjects with learning outcomes that cannot be tested in the final examination

Professional Diploma Programme is an alternative to Executive Diploma Programme offered by us to cater to market demands. The target group of this programme is applicants or candidates who fail to meet the entry requirement for Executive Diploma Programme. Therefore, MQA accreditation cannot be awarded since the standard and the criteria of MQA are not being fulfilled.

Executive Programmes and International Division
School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
35-50,Jalan Kebudayaan 1,
Taman Universiti,
81300 Skudai, Johor

Tel : 07-5215325/ 07-5213196
Fax : 607-5215327
Email:upex@utmspace.edu.my

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Executive Programmes and International Division
School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
35-50,Jalan Kebudayaan 1,
Taman Universiti,
81300 Skudai, Johor
07-521 5325/3196
upex@utmspace.edu.my
Fax: 521 5327

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