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Latest announcements about Covid-19


Covid-19 Advisory 20

Announcement on Conditional Movement Control Oder (CMCO) for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya

Dear Students and Parents,

  1. The Government of Malaysia announced on 12 October 2020 that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be enforced from midnight 14 October for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya.
  2. It was announced that schools and higher institutions in CMCO-affected areas will be closed for their primary function; ie. no physical in-class or face-to-face classroom instruction. Thus, teaching and learning in these areas will need to be conducted online from 14 October 2020 to 9 November 2020.
  3. It was further announced that all economic activities in the affected areas can be proceed as usual with detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be announced by the National Security Council.
  4. Please be reassured that we consider the safety and health of our students and staffs as top priority during these uncertain times even as we continue to deliver education amidst a trying pandemic.


Thank you.

Despark College Management


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. 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/ DAMT
012 345 3279 (Mr. Kah Lin)

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) Automotive Engineering at Despark or in several universities locally or study abroad in UK, China, and New Zealand 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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