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Latest announcements about Covid-19

Announcement: Information on study in Despark College during August – December 2020

This information is intended to give an indication of the study arrangements to be followed by students at Despark College during August to December 2020, following the latest advice and Covid-19 regulations from the Ministry of Higher Education and other government authorities. This information may be subject to change at short notice depending on the pandemic situation.

Students will be able to attend the campus for teaching and learning activities. However, in compliance with Ministry of Higher Education requirements to protect the health and safety of all students. Classes will be timetabled to ensure that no more than 45% of students should be in classes on campus at any one time. Each student will therefore receive a timetable indicating the times of their classes and when they should be at the campus each week via Whatsapp. In order to optimize social distancing, students are advised not to remain on campus outside their class hours.

It is expected that most theory classes will be delivered online to ensure social distancing and attendance at the campus will mainly for practical work.

All students attending the campus will be required to follow Covid-19 standard operating procedures as laid down by Despark College management. These will include completing a health declaration and undergoing temperature scanning upon entry to the campus and maintaining social distancing and wearing face-masks when on the campus. Also, only marked seating places may be used to ensure social distancing both in teaching rooms and common areas.

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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