JOHOR BARU: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia students who score high marks consistently will be exempted from paying tuition fees.
UTM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zaini Ujang said the university would waive the fees for students who consistently achieved an average GPA of 4.0 in each semester.
“The fee exemptions will be between RM550 and RM700 and the incentive is for students from three different fields.
“Those from the technology field will receive RM700, applied sciences RM660 and pure sciences RM550,” he told a press conference here yesterday after the launch of the new semester’s Orientation Week.
He added that technology included all programmes under the engineering and architecture faculties.
“Applied sciences include courses offered by the science, education, computer science and information technology faculties while pure science refers to programmes under the management and human resources faculties,” he said.
Dr Zaini also said new programmes being offered this semester were Bachelor in Accountancy, Masters in Petroleum Engineering, Masters in Bioprocess Engineering, Masters in Biomedical Engineering, and Masters in Environmental Engineering.
“We are also offering three additional doctorates, namely PhD in Software Engineering, PhD in Information Technology and PhD in Biomedical Engineering,” he said.
On another matter, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin also launched the university’s students’ online profile called My-Tag.
Dr Zaini said My-Tag was a web-based profiling software system that was developed by the university’s researchers headed by Prof Dr Mohd Tajudin Ninggal.
The system is designed to provide scientific data of an individual or a group of people from several aspects, such as personality, emotions, thoughts and career interests.