Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you want to know
The lessons will be delivered as blended learning, where students learn in a physical group setting with live e-lecturers given by world-class lecturers as well as local tutor to support on-site. Learn more about our learning methods under Learning Model.
The courses are conducted by our Faculty partner, Lithan, a leading education provider for digital competencies in Asia, with the team of world class lecturers who are not only highly credible and qualified, but also are subject matter experts with industry expertise. Learn more about the credentials of Lithan and academic staff at Learning Model.
Every course will have formative and summative assessments which contribute to a project where students are assessed based on their competencies demonstrated in project report and project presentation. For apprenticeship grading, please check below.
The Industry immersion program is a core component of our course curriculum, aimed at providing students industry exposure. Students will engage with the latest digital industry advancements through field trips to innovation centres, accelerators & think-tanks.
DWA sees significant importance in equipping our students with important soft-skills to not only excel in career, but also in their life. Our curriculum includes courses focusing on soft-skills. In addition, we have put together a Life Competency Program diving into values, habits, mindsets, and important soft-skills such as communication, leadership, self-development, and more.
The “UTMSpace City Centre Campus” is located at the heart of KL, next to Ampang Park LRT station, opposite Intermark, and 5-10 mins walk to KLCC.
We provide everything a student needs – classrooms, study spaces, canteen, with plenty of cafes/restaurants and activities within 10 mins walk. On top of that, students will have access to UTMSPACE/UTM libraries and other facilities.
We have specially set-up comfortable and conducive student residences for our students. More information can be found on Student Life. Alternatively students may search for their own preferred accommodation.
How does the tuition fee payments work?
Tuition fee can be paid before the commencement of each semester. Alternatively, students may pay for the full year’s tuition fees with a 3% discount.
Does DWA offer any scholarships?
We offer a limited number of full scholarships and partial scholarships based on financial needs, academic performance, and personal excellence. For eligibility and more information, refer to Apply Now.
You may apply by filling in the scholarships application form. Refer to Apply Now.
We do not provide any loans, however, students with household income <RM8,000 are eligible to apply for the Deferred Payment Plan to study first, pay later. Students may defer a sum of RM5,000 program fees from first semester to second year of study. More information will be provided after you receive an offer for UTMSPACE IPDP.
Can I pay my fees by installment payment?
Fee payments are payable on semester basis and it is to be made two weeks before commencement of each semester. Installment arrangement for fee payment can be arranged via individual application by writing to email@example.com
Do I need to provide any documents to apply for installment payment arrangement?
Yes. Please provide and attach the following supporting documents in addition to any other documents that can support your application:
1. Latest 3 months’ bank statement as well as 3 months corresponding salary slips.
2. Income tax Form B
3. Any other documentation to support application which indicates difficulties to pay program fees.
Who is entitled for this installment plan?
This installment plan is only available to full-time Malaysian students successfully registered in UTMSPACE IPDP Pre-U and Bachelor’s Degree programs who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties.
Does the installment payment arrangement require a guarantor?
Yes, the application for this installment payment arrangement requires one guarantor. The guarantor should be a family member or a guardian who is a Malaysian citizen, below the age of 60, never been blacklisted by any financial institution or declared as a bankrupt.
I have made my program fee payment. What should I do next?
Thank you for the payment made. Please send us the payment transaction receipts/ slips by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate the following details on the payment transaction receipts/slip
1. Student Name
2. Student NRIC
3. Contact Number
4. Program Study
You may contact our Learning Advisors for more information regarding the courses and career paths to better inform your decision making.
Yes. Our program does not require prior knowledge as long as you fulfill the entry requirement.
Please refer to the E-Brochures of your interested program for the list of accepted qualifications and the corresponding entry requirements.
We accept any equivalent qualification not limited to those listed in the e-Brochure. Do check with our Learning Advisors for inquire about your particular qualification.
As the programs are conducted in English, students must have a minimum English level of Grade C in SPM, or MUET Band 1 or equivalent.
For Non-Malaysian candidates, prior to enrolling for the program, the applicants may sit for an English proficiency test conducted by the UTMSPACE’s Language Centre and obtain a PASS. In addition, students can also use the TOEFL (500) and IELTS (Band 5) results as a condition of admission to the programme.
If you do not meet the English requirements, UTMSPACE runs structured English programs for non-Malaysian students.
Not at the moment. Applications will tentatively be open to international students from June 2021 intake onwards.
Refer to Apply Now.
Pre-U program FAQs
You may progress onto the Advanced Professional Graduate Program in Digital Business, but not Software Engineering or Digital Systems.
You may progress onto any of the three Advanced Professional Graduate Programs — Digital Business, Software Engineering, or Digital Systems. For the Course Pathway, refer to the E-Brochure.
You will be informed of the academic calendar during orientation.
The fees will be RM12,900 for domestic students and USD3,900 for international students.
We offer a limited number of bond-free, full scholarships based on financial needs, academic performance, and personal excellence. Refer to Apply Now.
You may apply by filling in the scholarships application form. Refer to Apply Now.
What type of certifications will I receive upon graduation?
You will receive a UTM / UTMSPACE graduation certificate for Professional Pre-U Program. For a sample certificate awarded by Pearson, see here.
Is this program MQA certified?
Our program is structured as a Professional, industry certification-ready program that is fully accredited and awarded by UTMSPACE, the private arm of UTM. The program is undergoing the process to obtain a second layer of accreditation by MQA in the next few months. For more details, you may contact our Learning Advisor.
Degree program FAQs
Our Advanced Professional Graduate Program is a 4-year programme consisting of 1-year intensive class-learning and 3-years paid work-based learning. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills in the first year of study. In the second to fourth year of study, you will hone your digital expertise & soft-skills through work experience and gain deep digital industry insights.
Yes, there will be a direct course pathway into Professional Digital Master’s Programs which will begin in late 2021 or early 2022. Alternatively, you have the option of over a hundred international universities, such as in the UK or Australia.
You will be able to pursue a higher level of Master’s in Digital Business. You may refer to the Course Pathway here.
You will be able to pursue a higher level of Master’s in Software Engineering, or Digital Business. You may refer to the Course Pathway here.
You will be able to pursue a higher level of Master’s in Digital Systems, or Digital Business. You may refer to the Course Pathway here.
Yes. The apprenticeship is a core component of our competency-based program as we believe that the best way to master digital competencies is to get exposure through real work experience.
In the second, third, and fourth year, students will be attached to one of our corporate partners and work as a full-time employee, while taking part-time lessons (7-10 hours per week). Apprenticeship placement for our students is guaranteed. You may refer to the Example Apprenticeship Companies here.
Yes. The apprenticeship will be a paid employment. At the same time, we will be providing a guaranteed allowance of RM22,400 by the end of your degree. This means that should any students’ income in the three years fall under RM22,400, DWA will provide an income subsidy (top-up).
DWA provides a guaranteed apprenticeship placement for all students. At the end of first year, students will be invited to interview with our internal network of industry partners and go through interview selection to be placed. You may refer to the Example Apprenticeship Companies here.
Yes. Students will undertake around 7-10 hours of lessons every week, usually arranged on one weekday evening and one day of the weekend.
70% of the grades will be accounted by their completion of apprenticeship; whereas the remaining 30% is assessed through the Apprenticeship Review where students prepare Apprenticeship Report and Presentation to evaluate their learning
The fees will be RM59,900 for domestic students and USD19,900 for international students. The fees payable will be 40% for the first year and 20% for subsequent years.
Our Advanced Professional Graduate Program is accredited by UTMSpace. Upon graduation, you will receive Professional Graduate certificate from UTMSpace as well as optional professional industry certification that you are eligible to sit for.
As our programs are based off industry-certifications, students will be ready to sit for relevant industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, SAP, PMI etc.
Our program is structured as a professional, industry certification-ready program that is fully accredited and awarded by UTMSPACE, the arm of UTM specialising in Professional education. We are currently in the process of obtaining a second layer of accreditation from MQA. For more details on the recognition of the Professional Programs, you may contact our Learning Advisor.