1. What is the duration of the Diploma in English course? Is it an approved course?
The Diploma in English is a eight-semester, two-and-half-year course. It is approved by relevent Malaysian authorities, i.e. the Ministry of Higher Eduation and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA previously called LAN or Lembaga Akreditasi Negara).
2. Is the course accredited?
The course has been awarded provisional accreditation. The process for full accreditation will begin when the first group is in its final semester, which will be in January 2012. The official requirement is that a new programme must complete the full duration before it is accredited.
3. How much does it cost to take the Diploma In English course?
Our course fees are available from our college administration department. Please contact our office on +603 8318 2411 and ask for our current course fees.
4. What is the mode of payment?
Students have several options. These include:
Payment by semester
Student will be invoiced according to the chosen option. Please contact the college for further information.
5. Can students opt to study only certain subjects?
This depends of the course you are taking and the subjects you wish to take. Please contact the college for more specific information.
6. When do classes start?
Classes run Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
7. Are evening classes available?
Yes they are. Classes will be conducted from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm. These will be from Monday to Thursday. Friday will be a consultation day. Consultations will be by appointment.
8. Can I do the course online?
The Institute is in the process of putting the course materials online. When this is completed, part of the course material will accessible online. However, there will be some compulsory contact hours (class attendance) and final examinations will be conducted on campus.
9. What is the Entry requirement for the Diploma programmes?
We accept a minimum of three credits in SPM or from an equivalent examination. (Senior Middle 2 or 3, certificate qualifications, etc – Please check with the Academic Director on qualifications that are unfamiliar or not local).
SPM students who do not have three credits may be considered for a provisional entry on a case-by-case basis.
Mature students with appropriate work experience may also be considered.
10. For whom is this Diploma in English suitable?
Anyone who wants to improve their command of the English Language in a significant way so that it improves their overall chances of gaining entry to colleges and universities for higher education. The Diploma will open doors of opportunity for better jobs and career advancement.
11. What is the programme structure?
This depends on the course you wish to take. Please see the individual course information or contact the college for more information.
12. Who delivers the Diploma in English course?
Lecturers who hold English language qualifications at graduate and/or post graduate level and have taught for a number of years at college level and/or were trainers at multi-national companies will be teaching our courses.
13. What are the Courses that are offered?
KIC Currently Offers:- Diploma, Degree and Foundation Courses.
14. What is the normal class size?
No class will hold more than 25 students.
15. Is there an age limit for enrolment?
16. Are all subjects compulsory?
Yes. If a student provides documentary evidence of equivalent subjects that have been taken and passed at a recognised institution, exemptions may be granted. This will not exceed a total of five subjects, not including the compulsory LAN subjects.
17. Can a student enrol for fewer subjects and be issued with a Certificate?
Not at the moment. The Institute cannot issue a Certificate without the approval of the relevant authorities. The Institute will apply for approval if this is thought to be useful. Students are free to choose any subjects that are available each semester and a Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion. A result slip will also be issued.
18. What financial aid is available?
EPF withdrawals can be made for education purposes. Please refer to EPF website www.kwsp.gov.my for more details.
Study loans can also be obtained from the following banks:
- Lembaga Zakat Selangor (for those who qualified)
- EPF withdrawal
19. Can a student choose not to do the LAN subjects, since it is a Diploma in English?