Penang, Malaysia, March 11, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- With over 17,000 students entering its doors, Wawasan Open University (WOU) is fast becoming the institution of choice for employees seeking to upgrade their skills and professional credentials, in order to improve their demand in the job market.
At WOU, learners can continue to work while they pursue any of the WOU’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered on a part-time mode. All the programmes are industry-driven, approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
WOU purposefully designs its programmes to fulfil the talent needs of industry and nation. At the undergraduate level, working professionals can take up popular business degree programmes in management, accounting, banking & finance, and human resource management.
Job recruitment consultant Victor Lee Yuen Eu, 23, of Penang, enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Human Resource Management in the January 2015 intake. “The subjects will expand my knowledge on HR, labour law and industrial relations. I also like the flexible learning at WOU, which is perfect for working professionals like me as we can fit our study into our schedules.”
Career-focused Yeap Mei Shan, 40, is an Accounts Executive at Unisem (M) Bhd, Ipoh. She is currently into the second semester of her Accounting programme. “WOU has a long established reputation for conducting quality degree programmes. I have a second chance to achieve my degree without having to leave my job.” She wants to become a qualified accountant, declaring that “WOU’s Accounting degree is the perfect stepping stone as I can apply for credit exemptions from professional accounting bodies.”
For those who are working or seeking employment in the technical fields, they may consider Bachelor of Technology degrees in mechatronics, computer systems & networks, and multimedia design.
Heng Yee Jie, 21, a Senior Technician at IQ-Group, Bayan Lepas, who enrolled with a Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering from Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), discovers that the programme can help him in his current job of troubleshooting and designing automation products. “When I saw the part-time BTME, it was a great opportunity for me. I thought I might need to quit my job to study.”
The CEO of PSDC, Muhamed Ali Hajah Mydin, is confident the BTME will benefit PSDC’s diploma students and the workforce in the mechanical and electronics industry. “Through this programme, students will stand to gain the necessary knowledge on mechatronic engineering principles and practical skills that will empower them to design systematic solutions for mechatronic engineering problems.”
Meanwhile learners can acquire soft skills such as critical thinking and analytical skills from taking up Arts degrees in liberal studies and psychology. WOU also offers Bachelor’s degrees in Primary Education and in English Studies for educators and those keen on upgrading their teaching skills and English language proficiency.
At the postgraduate-level, the University offers nine programmes, including the popular Commonwealth Executive MBA (CeMBA), MBA in Construction Management (MBA-CM), MBA in Manufacturing & Production Management (MBA-MPM), and Master of Education (Med).
These Master’s degrees are ideal for professionals aspiring to improve their managerial skills, whether it is the business, construction, manufacturing or education sector.
Enrolment for part-time study April 2016 intake is ongoing. Learners stand to receive a guaranteed Return to Study Allowance (RTSA) of up to RM400 and Study Grants worth up to RM600 if they enrol early. Terms and conditions apply.
For programme details, log on to wou.edu.my or call toll-free Careline at 1-300-888-968 (WOU), or WhatsApp 019-4749323.