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The diploma programmes have been offered since the inception of UTM under their respective faculties. However, in June 1995, a new centre called the Centre for Diploma Studies (Pusat Pengajian Diploma) was established to offer all these programmes under one roof at the UTM Kuala Lumpur campus.

The Centre for Diploma Studies were renamed as the Science and Technology College UTM (Kolej Sains dan Teknologi, KST UTM) on 15 May 2006. KST aims at producing trained professionals who are skilled and efficient in engineering, science and technology management. During the early years, CST offered eight diploma programmes with 4600 enrolment.

Starting 1 June 2010, all UTM diploma programmes are run by the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE), UTM. At present time, it offers a total of 16 diploma programmes, with a student headcount of over 1,900.

Intakes

Intake for new student occurs twice per year, i.e. Jun and November Intake.

Course Duration

For Engineering and Non-Engineering Programme - 3 years (6 semester). For Architecture - 2.5 years (5 semester)

Entry Requirement

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Obtain a pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent qualification, inclusive
of a credit in Bahasa Melayu and a pass in History at the SPM level

NON-ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Obtain a pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent qualifications, with
a minimum of THREE (3) credits (GRADE C) inclusive of Bahasa Melayu and the
following subjects:
• Mathematics
• ONE (1) of other subjects (NOT inclusive of previously listed subjects with
credits)
And
Obtained a pass (GRADE E) in English Language.
OR
Obtained qualification from Polytechnic / Kolej Komuniti / Certificate which,
relevant with the Diploma programme offered by obtaining a minimum
cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00.
OR
Obtained Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 MQF / Sijil Kolej Komuniti
(SKK) Level 3 MQF / Certificate which, relevant with the Diploma programme
offered by obtaining a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of
2.00.
OR
Passed O-Level with a minimum THREE (3) credits (GRADE C) inclusive of
Mathematics and TWO (2) of other subjects.
OR
Any related qualifications awarded by the Malaysian Higher Education

ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Obtain a pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent
qualifications, with a minimum of THREE (3) credits (GRADE C)
inclusive of Bahasa Melayu and the following subjects:
• Mathematics
• ONE (1) of the subjects in Science/Technical/Vocational Institution
And
Obtained a pass (GRADE E) in English and Additional Mathematics
And
Not having colour blindness or any disabilities which may hinder
practical work.
OR
Obtained qualification from Technical / Vocational / Skill Institution or
equivalent which, relevant and recognized with credit.
• Bahasa Melayu SVM Code 1104 AND Academic CGPA ≥ 3.33 AND
Vocational CGPA ≥ 3.67.
OR
Passed in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 MQF / Sijil Kolej
Komuniti (SKK) Level 3 MQF / recognized Certificate which is
equivalent and related with the Diploma Programme applied by the
student AND obtains a minimum cumulative grade point average
(CGPA) of 2.00.
OR
Matriculation Certificate (Science Stream and Engineering) by
obtaining a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00.
OR
Passed O-Level with a minimum THREE (3) credits (GRADE C) inclusive
of Mathematics and TWO (2) of Science subjects.

Total Estimated Fee

1) Engineering Programme - RM34,300.00 2) Non-Engineering Programme - RM32,380.00. 3) Architecture Programme - RM31,730.00. **Hostel fees -RM1,200/per semester

Careers Prospects

1) Diploma Civil Engineering holder can work as an assistant engineer or technical assistant in civil related engineering industry or any engineering industry or further studies for a Bachelor degree at local or foreign universities.

2) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Career Prospects: Graduates of the program can work as assistant mechanical engineer or technical assistant, engineering entrepreneur and any related jobs in mechanical engineering. They also continue to further study in various disciplines related to mechanical engineering in local or abroad.

3) Diploma in Electrical Engineering holder can work as an assistant engineer or technical assistant in electrical or electronics engineering industry or any engineering industry or further studies for a Bachelor degree at local or foreign universities.

4) Diploma in Electronic Engineering holder can work as an assistant engineer or technical assistant in electronics or electrical engineering industry or any engineering industry or further studies for a Bachelor degree at local or foreign universities.

5) Diploma in Chemical Engineering Career Prospects: Can work as assistant engineer or technical assistant in chemical engineering industry or any engineering industry and may continue to further their study in various disciplines related to chemical engineering at local or foreign universities.

6) Diploma in Land Surveyor Career Prospects: Technical assistant for both government sector and private sector and also can continue for degree and professional courses to qualify as a Land Licensed Surveyor.

7) Diploma in Computer Science graduates of the program can work as a programmer, software developer, IT officer, web developer, technical support staff, computing entrepreneur and any related jobs in the computing industry. The graduates may also further their studies in Bachelor of Computer Science or a bachelor degree in any related field at local or foreign

8) Diploma in Architecture graduates of the programmes are eligible to work as Assistant Architect, Architectural Technician and Designer in public and private sectors and also may further their studies to degree and professional courses to qualify as an architect locally and abroad.

9) Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning graduates of the program can work as an Assistant Town Planner in movement and private sector and in any related jobs in the urban and regional planning industry. The graduates may also further their studies for a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning or in the related field at local or foreign universities

10) Diploma in Quantity Surveying Career graduates of the program: Can work as Technical Assistant / Assistant Quantity / Surveyor both government sector and private sector. May also continue to further their study in various disciplines related to Quantity Surveying such as Bachelor of Quantity Surveying, Bachelor of Construction, Bachelor of Building Surveying, Bachelor of Project Management etc in both local and overseas.

11) Diploma in Accounting holders can work as an account, audit or tax assistant and management trainees. The candidates may also continue to further their study in various disciplines such as Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting Information System, Bachelor of Education (Accounting), Bachelor of Management (Technology), Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Economics

12) Diploma in Technology Management graduates of the program can work as: can work as assistant administrative officer, line supervisor and assistant executive (administration and finance). The candidates may also continue to further their study in various disciplines such as Bachelor of Management Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources, Marketing and Operation Management), Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Information Technology and Education (Management) at local or foreign universities

13) Diploma in Property Management graduates of the program: Can work as assistant property managers, valuation executives, probationary real estate agents, and management executives in property development and property market research. May also further their study in various disciplines related to property such as Bachelor of Property/Estate Management and Bachelor of Land Administration and Development, both local and overseas.

Campus Branches

The UTM Diploma Programme will be conducted at the UTM Kuala Lumpur campus