Choosing the right course

Choosing the right course

Now that SPM or STPM results are finally out, it is decision time once again for school leavers to decide the next course of action. School leavers have to choose the path to enter degree studies. Based on the education pathway below, SPM leavers can choose the fastest track to a Bachelor’s Degree by enrolling in American Degree Program (ADP). Alternatively, they can also begin the educational journey by studying in Foundation or Diploma.

STPM leavers can enroll in SEGi Bachelor’s Degree programme. With a myriad of programmes available, how do you identify the right programme that suits you best? Before enrolling in a programme, you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. This article provides school leavers with a few areas of considerations before selecting a programme.

Business, Accounting & Management

According to JobStreet’s 2017 Salary Report, industries that offer the highest starting pay for fresh graduates are those in Sales and Marketing, as well as Accounting and Finance. The report stated sales and marketing graduates have a wide range of career paths in the following industries – corporate, engineering, tech and IT, financial services, marketing and business development, retail, telesales and telemarketing.

Meanwhile, accounting and finance graduates can seek employment in banking and finance, corporate finance and investment, general and cost accounting, as well as audit and taxation industries. Employers prefer graduates with a business, accounting or marketing degree for entry-level jobs.

The Faculty of Business, Accounting & Management (FOBAM) at SEGi University offers a myriad of quality degree programmes. Depending on your interests and strengths, youths can choose to enrol in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management.


Health Sciences

Have you always wanted to work on the front line of healthcare? You need to earn an accredited qualification to realize your dream of becoming a qualified healthcare professional. The first step to a successful career is to enrol in Health Sciences degree programmes (except Biomedical Science) that are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

SEGi University offers Bachelor’s Degree in the following – Optometry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery and Biomedical Science. Students will learn in a real-world setting here.


Communication and Creative Design

Unleash your creativity with our communication and creative design programmes that open the door to a diverse curriculum in the communicative and artistic industries. If you love meaningful human connection and are willing to think outside the box, consider a degree in Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, English and Public Relations, Creative Design, Creative Multimedia, Computer Graphics, Multimedia Design and Graphic Design.


Early Childhood Care & Education

Every child has the right to access to early childhood education and guidance. As the government aims to produce quality human capital and society, they are pushing for pre-school teachers to have at least Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education.

The Faculty of Early Childhood Care & Education at SEGi University is a trusted provider of ECCE programme having produced thousands of qualified educators since 1998. Apart from ECCE, SEGi also offers other specialization fields linked to the teaching profession which include Teaching English as Second Language, Special Needs Education, Guidance & Counselling. Our bachelor in early years graduates are in demand in Singapore, earning a starting monthly salary of SGD2,500.


Engineering & The Built Environment

According to the latest findings by leading financial comparison website iMoney, the best paying entry-level jobs are in engineering sectors. Fresh graduates can earn up to RM5,533 monthly. To become a chartered engineer, you need to earn a recognized bachelor’s degree. The Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment at SEGi University offers a wide range of engineering courses in various disciplines including Architecture, Interior Architecture, Chemical, Civil, Electronic & Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying.


Hospitality & Tourism

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries. As Malaysia’s tourism economy is also booming, youths should consider pursuing a career in this industry. School of Hospitality and Tourism at SEGi University offers degree studies in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. The campus has top-notch learning facilities with five kitchens, a mock restaurant with a bar and mock housekeeping room to provide the best learning experience.


Technology & Innovation

The best paid jobs are in the IT sector. According to leading financial comparison website iMoney, fresh graduates working in the country’s IT sector can earn up to RM4,600 monthly. Junior executives in the IT banking and financial sectors can earn up to RM6,500 while those in IT and chemical industries will take home some RM5,182. The time is now to nurture your tech talent. The School of Technology and Innovation offers industry relevant degree studies in Information Technology, allowing students to choose from one of the three specialisations, which are, Business Systems Design, Software Engineering and Computer Networks.


American Degree Program 

SPM school leavers can gain direct entry into a university degree by enrolling in American Degree Program (ADP) as it allows you to explore a plethora of subjects beyond your chosen major. ADP at SEGi University provides opportunity for students to experience American-style learning at a local cost. Students can choose to study in Business Administration and Psychology.


Study Grant to nurture young talent

In line with SEGi University and Colleges vision to place quality education with the reach of willing minds and natural talents, we want to attract gifted students nationwide. As part of our commitment to nurture young talent, we would like to motivate new students by offering RM1,000 rebate annually at the end of every academic year. This incentive is available to 2018 intake accepted Malaysian students only, and for all programmes except dentistry students.

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