Executive Diploma Programme is a diploma level programme which is offered by UTMSPACE to cater to the needs of knowledge and specific skills required by industry and also private sector workers . Those who wish to join this programme should have at least three years or more of working experience (more credits on longer duration of experience).
Applicants who wish to study for career advancement in the government sector should follow the mainstream diploma programme which is also offered by UTMSPACE on full-time or part-time basis.
The following are entry requirements for Executive Diploma Program:
Note: Interview sessions will be conducted for those who do not meet the above requirements. If a candidate fail in the interview, he/she will be offered to join the Specialist Diploma Programme. This programme follows the semester system with three intakes a year in February, June and October. Application is open all year round.
About 30% credit exemptions will be given compared to none for mainstream diploma (based on 3 years of working experience). Automatically the study period becomes shorter.
The course fees differ from one programme to the other. However, they are much lower than the fees for mainstream diploma programme (in the range of RM 8,000 –RM15,000 for the whole course).
This programme is suitable for those who are highly motivated to study but cannot join the mainstream diploma due to strict entry requirements. The entry requirement for Executive Diploma is more relaxed. However, having work experience is a course requirement.
Classes for this programme are held during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday only, about once or twice a month depending on the needs of the module. This ensures work commitment among students is not disrupted. However, students are advised to inform their employers of their status so that they are aware of the students’ commitment to their studies as well.
The duration for UTMSPACE Executive Diploma is 20 months (1 year and 8 months) and it is divided into 5 semesters. This program is conducted on part-time basis during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
Executive Diploma Programme is also run by collaboration with Smart partner and industry partner appointed by UTMSPACE. All UTMSPACE learning centres offer these programs. You can also contact UTMSPACE for offices for further details.
Click here for a complete list of Executive Diploma Programmes offered by UTMSPACE.
The following is the structure of UTMSPACE Diploma Executive Programme:
Credit Per Module
Total Credit Hours
Total Study Hours
* General module offered by UTMSPACE is compulsory for every student.
Module division is as follows:
At the moment, this programme cannot be used for furthering studies at Institutions of higher Learning or job application at government agencies. The main purpose of this programme is to provide opportunity and alternative for those who wish to continue their studies for career advancement in industries or private sectors only. For your information, many industries do not consider MQA accreditation as an important criterion.
If you are interested in diploma programmes accredited by MQA, we suggest that you join the mainstream diploma programme offered by UTMSPACE, either on full-time or part-time basis. All the programmes are fully accredited by MQA.
However, UTMSPACE is aware that MQA accreditation is important to ensure the quality of the programmes is at the highest level. Therefore, since 2010 UTMSPACE has taken the steps to acquire MQA accreditation for all programmes offered by UTMSPACE. With the accreditation, the Executive Diplomas received can be used for furthering studies or job application at government sectors.
Executive Programmes and International Division
School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
35-50,Jalan Kebudayaan 1,
81300 Skudai, Johor
Tel : 07-5215325/ 07-5213196
Fax : 607-5215327