Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours (Design Technology)

Design Technology programme offers a unique approach in teaching through practical work and research. The courses offered in this program are designed to educate students to explore and discover new idea and concept through a process of making things, creating new methods and building new theories of design. At the end of the course, students are able to design products and services that are interactive, collaborative and cross-disciplinary, integrated in all areas of specialization. The duration of Design Technology programme is 3 years. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours in order to graduate. The uniqueness of this programme; besides learning their specialization courses, they also study other specialize courses. Hence, this programme is expected to produce students that are skilled in various disciplines.

Students are introduced to the four areas of specialization:

  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Animations

Students must PASSED the Elements and Principles of Design (GKR1064) course AND interview at the end of semester one in order to enroll to the selected specialization. Students are required to bring their portfolio and other related materials during the interview.

Learning modules offered in Design Technology programme is dynamic. For example, the Graphic Design’s module emphasizes knowledge in advertising, multimedia, corporate identity, packaging design and publication design. Industrial Design students will be exposed to: furniture design, product design, transportation design and service design. Textile and Fashion Design’s module exposes the students to pattern design in textile, fashion design and the theories of science and technology in the textile field. Last but not least, Animation’s module exposes students to 2D and 3D animations. The academic curriculum for Design Technology programme is based on integration of arts, science, technology and management in order to fulfill the current industrial market and global creative needs.

Career Prospects

  • Graphic: Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Exhibition Designer, Advertising Designer, Public Relations, Packaging Designer, Design Educationist, Print Media Designer, Illustrator, Visualizer, Design Promoters, Design Writer, Marketing, Design Manager, Management, Advertising and Business Field.
  • Animation: 2D Animator, 3D Animator, 3D Modeler, Visual Effects Artist, Interactive Designer, Multimedia Designer, Art Director,·Motion Graphic Designer, Game Designer, Computer Graphic Imaging Designer, Design Educationist, Web Designer.
  • Industrial design: Corporate Product Designer, Corporate Furniture Designer, Ergonomist, Industrial Design, Consultant, Set Designer, CAD/CAM Designer, Mould Designer, Production Engineering, Project Planning, Technical Sales, Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, Display Designer.
  • Fashion & Textile: Textile Designer, Textile Colorist, Textile Stylist, Fashion Designer, Pattern-Maker or Hand-Sewer, Fashion Merchandising, Clothing/textile technologist, Pattern Maker, Costume Designer.

A. University's Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND

A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:

  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

AND

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

  • At least Band 1

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Notes:

  1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.
  2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

B. Special Requirements for Enrolment

Science Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who possess vision impairments discourage from applying

Arts Stream

  • To get at least C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level for below subjects:
  • Seni Visual
  • AND
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in STPM Level in any one(1) of the other subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who vision impairments discourage from applying

Science Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade (2.00) in STPM Level in any two(2) of the subjects (excluding Pengajian AM):
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) of the subjects:
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who possess vision impairments discourage from applying

Arts Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Semester till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in STPM Level for below subjects:
  • Seni Visual
  • AND
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in STPM Level in any one(1) of the other subjects (excluding Pangajian Am):
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) of the subjects.
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for the subject below:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who possess vision impairments discourage from applying
  • *Candidates from Diploma in Teaching who recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education only can apply programme WA05 ( Music ) and programme WA32 ( Fine Art )

Science/Engineering/Technical Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in two(2) any of subjects:
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subject:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who possess vision impairments discourage from applying

Accounting/Law/TESL Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in two(2) any of subjects:
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subject:
  • Bahasa Inggeris
  • *Candidates who possess vision impairments discourage from applying

Interested applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary schools with a Higher School Certificate (HSC) qualification or its equivalents. In addition, students who have obtained a high school/college diploma or its equivalent may also apply

International students who wish to enroll in undergraduate programmes at UNIMAS are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements as listed below:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme) score of 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or
  • CBT (computer-based TOEFL) score of 230 or
  • IBT (internet-based TOEFL) minimum score of 80 or
  • English Language requirement may be satisfied for applicants who have successfully completed full time secondary or tertiary studies or equivalent qualification where the language of instruction and assessment was in English. Academic transcript and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the medium of instruction and assessment must be provided.

Students without the required level of English but meet the requirement for undergraduate studies will be given a conditional offer of undergraduate study and are required to enroll in the Intensive English Language Programme offered by the Faculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies, UNIMAS. Students who pass the Intensive English Language Programme can pursue their full-time undergraduate study at UNIMAS. For information about the Intensive English Language Programme, please email Dr Collin Jerome at jcollin@unimas.my or Ms Ivy at info@iad.unimas.my

To be updated soon.
For further information, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Zulkalnain Zainal Abidin
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Applied & Creative Arts (FACA),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 581439
Fax : +(60-82)
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