FAQs

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UKM ODL Accreditation

 

 

Is the programme accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)? 

 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has been granted a self-accreditation status by the Minister of Higher Education effective 29 April 2010. Thus, MQA empowers the Senate of UKM to accredit its own programmes guided by the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) and relevant standards as well as policies of MQA and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).  

 

All the academic programmes of UKM with full accredited status are listed in MQR (https://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/) while programmes with provisional status are listed in the Provisional Accreditation (PA) listing at the MQA website (https://www2.mqa.gov.my/pasp/)

 

 

What does Self-Accreditation mean?

 

Self-Accreditation is a status that entitles Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to accredit their own programmes through the Senate without involving MQA. However, the status granted by MQA to universities that are confirmed to have a robust internal quality assurance system. Nevertheless, the Accreditation does not include a professional programme that still needs to be accredited and recognised by the relevant professional bodies. You can obtain more information on self-accreditation via https://www2.mqa.gov.my/portal_swa/FAQ.cfm

 

 

What does it mean by Full Accreditation?

Full Accreditation is an evaluation activity to ensure that the activities of teaching, learning, and all other activities related to a programme offered by a Higher Education Provider (HEP) has quality standards and meets the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)

 

 

What does it mean by Provisional Accreditation?

Provisional Accreditation is an evaluation exercise to determine whether a programme has met the minimum quality requirements before being awarded the Full Accreditation. Provisional Accreditation is often for new programmes. The application for full Accreditation can be made when the first cohort of students is in their final year of study.

UKM ODL Teaching Delivery

 

 

Where can I view my learning materials?

You can view your learning materials at UKM ODL LMS https://pkp.ukm.my/moodle/login/index.php

 

What is LMS?

LMS is a learning management system. This is your central platform for learning activities as you go through your learning journey.

 

What types of learning materials are provided to ODL students?

ODL students will be provided with materials in the form of text (complete ODL module), video, games, discussions, self-check, and audio to maximize students' understanding of the learning content in the LMS.

 

What equipment is used for teaching and learning activities?

You need a computer or laptop with a camera, microphone, and speaker. You also need a strong internet connection and an up-to-date web browser.

 

How can I contact my lecturer for any academic questions?

Early every semester, you will be provided with your lecturer’s contact details. Other than that, you can find your lecturer details in the LMS.

 

Must I complete all the learning activities in LMS?

Your lecturer will monitor the course completion, and you must get at least 80% completion at the end of the semester.

 

Do I need to go to physical face-to-face classes?

For ODL students, you only need to join face-to-face classes virtually. No physical classes are required. Attendance will be taken for synchronous class. However, if you are unable to attend the virtual class, you still have the opportunity to re-watch the recorded video version. For programmes requiring face-to-face physical classes (for example, involving practical or hands-on activities), you will need to attend the said physical classes.

 

Where to submit my assignments?

Assignment submission must be submitted through LMS. Your lecturer will guide you through the submission process.

 

Is there any group assignment or project?

It depends on your course content for each class. Any group work will be determined by lecturers.

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UKM ODL Programmes

 

 

What is the age limit for the ODL program?

Please refer to your admission requirements.

 

What is the UKM ODL mode of study?

UKM ODL mode is fully online for local and international offerings.

Nevertheless, international students who required to be in Malaysia due to issues related to recognition/sponsorship, physical face to face session can be conducted.

Is the tuition fee for ODL programs the same, and how to pay my fees?

No. Fees vary for each program. The information about tuition fees can be found on the UKM ODL website http://ukmodl.com. Also, please refer to https://www.ukm.my/pkp/finance-pkp/ to know more about how to pay the tuition fees.

 

Is the ‘Open and Distance Learning’ stated in my scroll?

No. The Open and Distance Learning status only appears on your transcript. 

 

Is the UKM ODL program accredited?

Yes. The UKM ODL program has been accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

 

Can I switch my mode of delivery from conventional to ODL?

You are allowed to switch between modes of delivery within programmes offered via UKMSHAPE only.

Can I switch between mode of studies from part-time to full-time and vice versa?

Yes. You are allowed to change your mode of studies from part-time to full-time or vice versa subject to academic rules and regulations.

 

Can I visit the campus?

Yes. You can come and visit the campus, but it is not necessary. 

 

Where will the convocation ceremony be held?

The convocation ceremony will be held at UKM Bangi, Malaysia. 

 

Where can I find more information about the UKM ODL?

Every new student will be provided with a student handbook. You can use that handbook as your essential guidance.

UKM ODL Support

 

Where can I view my profile, examination results, and the link to other resources?

You can visit https://smplucee.ukm.my/smpe

 

What types of support will be expected as an ODL student?

You will receive the types of support: administrative, library, student learning portal, finance, IT support, counseling, and general ODL helpdesk.

 

If I have any general questions, whom should I contact?

You may refer to https://www.ukmodl.com/contact-us

 

Can I apply for any educational, financial support?

You are allowed to apply for any educational, financial support offered by any financial institution for Malaysian students. But it depends on the requirements. Unfortunately, for international students, there is no financial support at the moment. 

 

Who is managing the UKM ODL?

UKM ODL is managed by the Centre for Shaping Advanced and Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE).

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