Executive & Professional Diploma Programme

FAQ Executive Diploma

Executive Diploma Programme is a diploma level programme offered by UTMSPACE to cater to the needs of knowledge and specific skills required by industry. Those who wish to join this programme should have at least three years or more of working experience (more credits on longer duration of experience). However, applicants who wish to study for career advancement in the government sector should follow the mainstream diploma programme which is also offered by UTMSPACE on full-time or part-time basis.

The following are entry requirements for Executive Diploma Program:

  • Malaysian citizen
  • Pass SPM with three credits or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years working experience in related field.

Note: An interview session will be conducted for those who do not meet the requirements above. If a candidate fail the interview, he/she will be offered to join the Specialist Diploma Programme. This programme follows the semester system with three intakes every year in the months of February, June and October. Application is open all year round.

Total Credit Advantage:

  • About 30% credit exemptions will be given compared to none for mainstream diploma (based on 3 years of working experience). Automatically the study period will be shorter.

Course Fees Advantage :
  • The course fees differ from one programme to the other (in the range of RM 8,000 –RM15,000 for the whole course). However, the fees is still much lower than the fees for mainstream diploma programme

Entry Rrequirement Advantage:
  • This programme is suitable for those who are highly motivated to study but cannot join the mainstream diploma program due to strict entry requirements. The entry requirement for Executive Diploma is more lenient, as long as they have working experience.

Study Duration Advantage:
  • Classes for this programme are being conducted during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) only, once or twice a month depending on the needs of the module. This is to ensure work commitment among students is not disrupted. However, students are advised to inform their employers on their study status so the employers are aware of the students’ furthering their study.

The duration for UTMSPACE Executive Diploma is 20 months (1 year and 8 months) and it is divided into 5 semesters. This program is conducted on part-time basis and is conducted during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

All UTMSPACE learning centres will offer this Programme. This program is also run by UTM SPACE Smart Partner and industry partner appointed by UTMSPACE. Please contact UTMSPACE offices for further details.

The following is the structure of UTMSPACE Diploma Executive Programme:

Module

Total Module

Credit Per Module

Total Credit Hours

Total Study Hours

Responsibility

Core

4

3

12

480

Smartpartner

General

5

3

15

600

UTM

Elective

7

3

21

840

Smartpartner

Portfolio 1

1

3

3

120

Smartpartner

Portfolio 2

1

3

3

120

Smartpartner

Project 1

1

3

3

120

Smartpartner

Project 2

1

3

3

120

Smartpartner

RPL/Bridging

30

30

1200

Smartpartner+UTM

Total

90

3600

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* General module offered by UTMSPACE is compulsory to be taken by every student.

Module division is as follows:
Semester 1 Credit Semester 2 Credit Semester 3 Credit Semester 4 Credit Semester 5 Credit
Core 1 3 Core 4 3 Elective 1 3 Elective 5 3 Elective 7 3
Core 2 3 Elective 1 3 Elective 1 3 Elective 6 3 General 5 3
Core 3 3 Elective 2 3 General course  3 3 General course  4 3 Portfolio 2 3
General 1 3 General 2 3 Portfolio 1 3 Project 1 3 Project 2 3
Total credit 12 Total credit 12 Total credit 12 Total credit 12 Total credit 12

At the moment, this programme cannot be used for furthering studies at Institutions of higher Learning or job application at government agencies. The main purpose of this programme is to provide opportunity and alternative for those who wish to continue their studies for career advancement in industries or private sectors only. For your information, many industries do not consider MQA accreditation as an important criterion.

However, if you are interested in diploma programmes accredited by MQA, we would like to suggest for you join the mainstream diploma programme offered by us, either on full-time or part-time basis. All the programmes are fully accredited by MQA.

We are aware that MQA accreditation is important to ensure the quality of the programmes. Therefore, since 2010 we has taken the steps to acquire MQA accreditation for all programmes offered by UTMSPACE. With the accreditation, the Executive Diplomas received can be used for furthering studies or job application at government sectors.

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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