What’s Next After SPM, STPM, UEC, A-Levels or Pre-University?
- March 25, 2019
- Posted by: MIA Marcomms
- Category: In Malaysia
After SPM, STPM, UEC, A-Levels or Pre-University, Which Is The Best Course to Pursue?
Right after completing your SPM or A-Levels, choosing the most befitting course to pursue is no easy task, especially when you have no idea about what lies ahead. You just have the programme that suits your future career, or you are finished!
Thankfully, you can still find the best course that suits your SPM results even when you have nobody to hold your hand. To get the programme that would lead to your career, you will have to consider the following points:
- What would you like to study for your diploma or degree?
- Your results are the first determinants of the programme you will pursue, including its level – a diploma or a degree and niche. You may choose to study in IT, Business Management, Accounting, Mass Communication, Applied Science, Hospitality, Art and Design among others.
- For a business-related career, you will have no reason to opt for the Foundation in Science. Also, it is usually great for those who would fancy a career in Medicine, Law, Pharmacy or Dentistry to proceed for the A-Levels.
- The academic institution you would like to attend – whether it is a private or public college or university in Malaysia or abroad.
- Your budget will also determine which academic institution to choose. Usually, a Foundation programme costs between RM10,000 and RM25,000 with a degree starting from RM50,000 to RM100,000 when it’s a business programme and RM130,000 if it’s a Pharmacy program.
- Remember, you may choose to spend an extra two years taking the STPM so that you go to a Public University and pay nothing.
Courses to Study
There are at least 10 recognised courses to study whether at the diploma level or the bachelor’s
level. They include:
- Engineering and Built Environment Courses – whereby you may choose to study in mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, petroleum, chemical or civil engineering or even study in Architecture or Aircraft Maintenance.
- Computing and Information Technology programmes – some of the courses to choose are computer science, software engineering, networking, cybersecurity, systems and forensic computing, data analytics etc.
- Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies Courses – you will study in one of these: accounting, finance, banking and investment, economics, forex, among others.
- Business Management courses – these include courses like business management, marketing, entrepreneurship, logistics, and supply chain management.
- Mass Communication Courses – Journalism, Broadcasting, Media Studies, Public Relations, Mass Communication, etc.
- Health Science Courses – Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.
- Applied Science Courses – Biotechnology, food science, aquatic science, nutrition, etc.
- Humanities – psychology, law, TESL, ECD.
- Art and Design and Hospitality – Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Fashion Design, Product Design, etc.
- Tourism & Culinary Arts Courses – Hotel Management, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Patisserie, and Baking among others.