Centre for Joint Programmes

Pusat Program Kerjasama (PPK)

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Centre for Joint Programmes (Johor Bahru)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
No. 34-50, Jalan Kebudayaan 1,
Taman Universiti
81300 Skudai
Johor Darul Takzim
Contact No. : +607-521 8114


Centre for Joint Programmes (Kuala Lumpur)
Blok H Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra
54100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Background on PPK

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:

  1. Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Management
  4. 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.

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.

 

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

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

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.

 

ACADEMIC FEES

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

COURSES OFFERED

KOLEJ YAYASAN PAHANG BACHELORS DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (NETWORKING & SECURITY)

DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (POWER)

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

INSTITUT KEMAHIRAN TINGGI BELIA NEGARA SEPANG DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY (EQUIPMENT & MOULDING)

DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI PERAK BACHELORS DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT (TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (MECHATRONICS)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MULTIMEDIA)

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF YAYASAN MELAKA DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

KOLEJ PSDC DIPLOMA IN POWER ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI DARUL NAIM BACHELORS DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT (TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONICAL ENGINEERING

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MULTIMEDIA)

KOLEJ TEKNOLOGI TIMUR DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MULTIMEDIA)

DIPLOMA IN QUANTITY SURVEYING

KOLEJ YAYASAN PELAJARAN JOHOR DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (MECHATRONICS)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN DESIGN DRAWING MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

KOLEJ TEKNIKAL YAYASAN SABAH DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE SARAWAK BACHELORS DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT (TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

UNIFIELD TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MULTIMEDIA)

KOLEJ WIDAD DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE

DIPLOMA IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCOUNTING)

DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MULTIMEDIA)

DIPLOMA IN QUANTITY SURVEYING

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 enable SPM students with few credits to further studies in Private Higher Education Institutions that collaborates with UTM.

To produce more graduates with technological skills required by the industry.


Which body will issue the certification?

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


Where will the convocation ceremony be held?

Convocation ceremonies will be held at the UTM Campus in Skudai. UTM will issue an invitation letter directly to graduates.


Is the diploma recognised by MQA and PSD?

Students who excelled their Diploma can apply to further their studies in Private Higher Education Institutions. They may apply to UTM Programmes, however, slots are limited and they are evaluated based in academic and curriculum achievements.


What is the duration of studies?

3 years which is equivalent to 6 semesters. Students are allowed extension up to 12 semesters.


What is the tuition fees per semester?

Tuition fees are set by the Collaborative Centres depending on the facilities, infrastructure, accommodation, transport and food (if any).


What are the education loans provided and how do I apply for the loan?

The Collaborative Centre will assist eligible students in applying loans from MARA Fund, PTPTN, State Foundation, Pusat Zakat and others.


What are the requirements to apply for MARA/PTPTM loans?

For MARA loan, students must obtain credits for Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and 3 other credits, must pass English Language

For PTPTN, requirements are based on programme entry requirement.


Are the syllabus and scoring system prepared by the Collaborative Centres or by UTM?

Depending on Diploma programmes: – Syllabus and the scoring system are set 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?

Certain Diploma course syllabus is the same as the ones used for UTM Diploma courses.


What are the experience and qualifications of the lecturers/instructors at the Collaborative Centres?

Lecturers/instructors teaching at Diploma level must at least possess a degree from a recognised university and in compliance with guidelines set by MQA and UTM.


If a student failed a certain course, how many times would he be able to retake the course?

The student is able to retake the course until he passes.


Which channel can the students follow upon graduation?

Students can further their studies to degree level at any local higher education institutions throughout Malaysia or abroad. Students can also choose to pursue employment.


What are the chances of getting employed with the certification received by the UTM Collaborative Centre programmes?

The chances depend on individual’s academic performance and attitude.

Eagerness to apply and impart knowledge and technology gained also play some roles.


Which Collaborative Centres are recommended by UTM?

Choice is up to individual’s preference such as facilities, infrastructure, accommodation, transport and food (if any) which are provided by the Collaborative Centres.