Online degrees from UK varsities


INTI Management Services (IMS) and UK eUniversities Worldwide Ltd (UKeU) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to market and support the online provision of degree courses from UK universities. 

Held at the British Council in Kuala Lumpur, the signing between Inti Universal Holdings managing director Tan Yew Sing and UkeU CEO Prof John Beaumont was witnessed by British High Commissioner Bruce Cleghorn and British Council director Dr Tom Craig-Cameron 

IMS will be UKeU's accredited partner for Malaysia in offering online degree courses from renowned UK universities, upon approval from the Education Ministry. 

A UK government-backed company, UkeU's programmes are designed for individuals and students who wish to pursue professional development by means of long-distance learning. 

“We are primarily targeting working adults who want to further their education to enhance their professional qualifications,” said Tan. 

Currently, only four programmes are available – MSc in Tourism and Travel Management from the University of Nottingham, MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Ulster, MSc in Information Technology and Management from Sheffield Hallam University and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire. 

With many more programmes in the pipeline, IMS centre director Yee Wee Chun believes that the linkage between IMS and UKeU will give Malaysians greater choice and flexibility in further education. “We believe this will be the major e-learning platform for all UK colleges and universities,” he added. 

IMS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inti Universal Holdings, provides postgraduate education as well as professional and corporate training. 

Set up in 2001, UKeU aims to provide higher education by UK universities to countries and students all over the world. 

“We are trying to satisfy unsatisfied education needs and based on our market research, Malaysia is a key strategic market,” said Beaumont. 

 

o THOSE interested in pursuing engineering and commerce degrees from the University of Adelaide in Australia now have the option of doing a twinning programme with Inti College. 

Both institutions took their existing collaboration a step further by signing a memorandum of agreement on July 27, to offer twinning degrees in engineering and commerce. 

The agreement allows students to do twinning engineering programmes on a 3+1 arrangement with Inti College Malaysia (ICM), a 2+2 arrangement with Inti College Subang Jaya (ICSJ) and Inti International College Penang (IICP).  

Students can choose to major in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Computer Systems, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Civil Engineering or Chemical Engineering.  

For students who wish to pursue a 1+3 arrangement in Chemical Engineering, courses will be available at ICM, ICSJ and IICP. 

Meanwhile, the twinning programme for commerce degrees will be offered on a 1.5 (18 months) + 1.5 basis for Accounting and Corporate Finance, and on a 1+2 basis for Marketing, Management and International Business with ICM and ICSJ, respectively.         

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