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    Announcement: Covid-19 Updates & Advisory

    Campus Reopening Announcement

    Updated on 17th Sept 2021

    Dear Desparkians,

    The Minister of Higher Education announced on 4th September that the National Security (MKN) Council had agreed to allow campuses to reopen in October in stages as part of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). Since then, the Ministry has held a series of engagement sessions with representatives of Public and Private Institutions in order to finalise the Standard Operating Procedures for the reopening of campuses. We have been informed that an official announcement will be issued soon. However, Teaching and Learning will be conducted in Hybrid mode (face to face and online) until further notice. While we plan and prepare for the reopening of our campus, we have been advised to inform all students of the following:

    In line with guidelines issued by MKN for all premises nationwide, the definition of full vaccination is as follows:
    a. For those who are on the two-dose vaccines (eg. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac), full vaccination is considered achieved 14 days after receiving the second dose.
    b. For those who are on the single-dose vaccines (eg. Johnson&Johnson, Cansino), full vaccination is considered achieved 28 days after receiving the dose.
    (Your Vaccination Status is displayed in your Mysejahtera App – this is the only evidence of Full Vaccination that is recognised under MKN (National Security Council) guidelines and we will only refer to this to allow entry into the campus. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE ALLOWED BY MKN)

    We will announce further details on the phases of our reopening plan as soon as possible after the official announcement and detailed SOPs are issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.

    Enquiries concerning the latest situation regarding specific academic programmes should be directed to programme administration staff as below. Alternatively, students can check announcements and updates from students portal (portal.desparkcollege.edu.my). Despark College wishes all students success in their studies and will post update to this information as and when necessary.

    : 03 7955 5585 (Despark College HQ)
    : 04 228 5584  (Despark College Penang)
    : 06 337 2033  (Despark College Melaka)
    : 088 382203   (Despark College Sabah)

    Important Contacts:
    Administration Staff for SKM programme
    012 345 3261 (Ms. Caroline)

    Administration Staff for City & Guilds programme
    017 957 1033 (Ms. Aina)

    Administration Staff for DAET/ DAT/HND/ DAMT/ BEng
    012 345 3279 (Ms. Hazwani)

    Students Counselor
    017 645 8033 (Ms. Vanithaa)

    Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology (DAET)
    What is the title awarded?
    The award from Despark College is Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology.
    Is DAET recognized by the Malaysian government?
    Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology is approved by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
    When are the intakes?
    The course is offered in January, April and August.
    How long is the programme?
    The course duration is 2 ½ years comprising 5 long semesters and 2 short semester with 17 weeks per semester (long) and 9 weeks per semester (short).
    How many subjects are there?
    There are a total of 24 modules + 3 MPU subjects (For local students) to complete in order to graduate.
    What are the entry requirements?
    SPM with minimum 3 credits in Maths and Sciences subject & pass in English/ O Level/UEC or equivalent. Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 with minimum 1 credit in SPM and 1 year working experience in automotive.Pass O-Level with min 3 credits including Science/ Technical/ Vocational subject and pass English.Pass UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Maths and ONE relevant Science/ Technical/ Vocational subject and pass English.Other qualifications: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis.
    How much would the programme cost?
    Please contact the college.
    How are students assessed?
    Students are assessed with assignments, practical test, mid-term examinations, group projects, written examinations and industrial placement.
    When do students register for examinations?
    Please contact the college for dates.
    What is the passing mark?
    The passing mark is 44% for each subject.
    How often are classes conducted?
    Students will be having classes between 4 – 5 days a week, depending on the semester and subjects.

    What are the study materials used?

    Despark College issues texts aimed to guide students throughout each semester for each subject. The coordinator will assist students regarding to study materials.

    What options are available after this programme?

    Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology students can further their studies in BEng (Hons) in Automotive Engineering at Despark or in several universities locally or study abroad through advanced standing either into the final year of their undergraduate degree.

    What are the career prospects?

    Most students obtain jobs in the relevant field upon completing the programme.

    Is there any financial assistance?

    PTPTN, EPF withdrawal, Kojadi loans and scholarships are available to deserving students. Please contact the college for details.

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