International Education College
|International Education College UiTM|
Logo of the International Education College UiTM
|Director||Professor Dr. Habibah Ashari|
|Location||Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Former names||Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan (PPP),Program Persediaan Luar Negeri (PPLN),International Education Centre (INTEC)|
|Nickname||INTEC and UiTM Section 17|
|Affiliations||MARA University of Technology (UiTM)|
International Education College (INTEC), formerly known as the Centre for Preparatory Studies or Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan (PPP), Overseas Preparatory Programme (OPP) or Program Persediaan Luar Negeri (PPLN), and the International Education Centre (INTEC). The institution is the place where students undergo specially prepared programs before they further their studies abroad in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Ireland, Korea and Japan.
INTEC Education College,(INTEC) was established at 1983 as a preparatory center of MARA University of Technology (UiTM). The college was previously known as Center for Preparatory Studies or Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan (PPP). It was then known as Overseas Preparatory Program (OPP) or Program Persediaan Luar Negeri (PPLN) in the period from year 2000 until November 2001 when it was renamed yet again as International Education Center to reflect its role as a provider of international education.
On October 4, 2010, it was upgraded to a college by the Executive Committee of UiTM. With the upgrade, the college was renamed as International Education College and given a redesigned logo. However, it retains its acronym INTEC and motto, Distinctly Global.
Role as UiTM's learning centre
INTEC is one of the preparatory colleges in MARA University of Technology (UiTM). Due to its location in Section 17, Shah Alam, it is also known to some people as UiTM Section 17. Despite the bumiputra-only admission policy of UiTM, INTEC admits non-bumiputra sponsored students. As of 2013, however, INTEC has been emancipated from UiTM and has established itself as its own private college.
Programmes offered at INTEC
American Top University Program
The institute offers two different preparatory programs to prepare students to pursue tertiary education in the United States. These programs are the American Degree Foundation Program and the American Credit Transfer Program. Together these two programs are known as the American Top Universities Program (ATU).
Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Programme is a one-and-a-half-year program for selected students intending to pursue studies at universities in Australia and New Zealand. Courses are conducted based on the curriculum set by the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA), Adelaide. Students will acquire the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), which is recognized by all Australian and New Zealand universities. It is also accepted by some universities in the United Kingdom and Canada. The programme prepares students to major in both Science (Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, etc.) and Non-Science (Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Economics, Architecture, etc.) courses.
Russian Program (RP)
The Russian Program prepares students to attend Russian universities, primarily in the medical field. The program lasts 2–8 months depending on the month of intake. Intensive Russian language courses up to 25 hours per week are taught by Russian lecturers who are mainly from Voronezh and Volgograd of Russia.
A-Level Medicine (ALM)
The two-year A-Level Medicine program prepares students to pursue studies in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry abroad. This programme is set up specifically to train and guide students effectively so that they can attain at least 12 points (the equivalent of three B-grades) in their A-level examinations to help students to get placements in selected universities. Most of the students here are PSD (Public Service Department) scholars.
A-Level United Kingdom (ALUK)
This programme is the two-year A-Level United Kingdom (majorly known as ALUK) programme that prepares students to pursue studies in Law, Economics, Psychology, Internal Relations, Accounting, Engineering and courses that laid under Humanities and Arts. In 2012, the new enrolment of students make this programme to have majority of the students in INTEC. The famous ALM Square, now been rebranding as the ALUK Square which now been conquered by the ALUK's students rather than ALM's students previously. The ALUK Cafe (previously known as ALM Cafe) is the cafe that so well known as the cafe that serves the foods for the cheapest price throughout the college compare to other cafes which are AUSMAT's Cafe and ADFP's Cafe. Most of the students are sponsored by the Public Service Department (PSD) but there are also other students that receive scholarships vary from Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (YPPB), Maybank, Yayasan Terenggganu, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and also private students...
A-Level Germany (ALG)
A-Levels Germany is actually an Edexcel A-Level course for JPA scholars destined to do Engineering in Germany. The A-Level German Programme (ALG) was specially developed by UiTM Section 17 Campus and the State of Baden Württemberg Germany, in 1995 It is conducted in INTEC (International Education Centre) Shah Alam, a branch of UiTM. The Edexcel A-Levels course is modular, with 6 units (papers) per subject. Students sit for the main A-Level papers (Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics) at the end of the first 2 years. There are 5 semesters consisting of 6-month periods each (total 2.5 years). A-Level Germany students also have to take Ethics/Islamic Studies (an internal subject), which they only need to pass, and language tests like the German language tests (the Edexcel AS-Level German test and the DSH German test).
- "Programmes". http://intec.uitm.edu.my/. INTEC. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
Formerly known as the Centre for Preparatory Studies or Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan (PPP), the college is one of the pioneers of international education in Malaysia. The national economic downturn in 1997 allowed only the concentration of preparatory programmes for the United States and Germany. In the year 2000, the college changed its name to Overseas Preparatory Programme (OPP) or Program Persediaan Luar Negeri (PPLN). In 2001, it became known as the International Education Centre (INTEC) and finally in 2010 as International Education College (INTEC).