Saturday, March 7, 2009

Australian Education Experience Right in the Heart of Johor Bahru,Malaysia

Students looking for an Australian education experience can now enjoy it in Sunway College Johor Bahru. The Victoria University, Melbourne 3 + 0 Bachelor of Business programme has proven to be a successful partnership between the university and Sunway College Johor Bahru.

The programme started in February 2007 and its enrolment has grown tremendously since then. More and more students have realized the benefits of studying for a recognized foreign qualification locally through twinning programmes. Parents also welcome the opportunity for their children to gain an overseas education without the accompanying high costs.

The Sunway College Johor Bahru – Victoria University Bachelor of Business programme follows the identical syllabus learned by students in the Australian campus. In fact, students over in Johor Bahru will sit for the same assessments and exams as students in Melbourne. This ensures that the quality of the programme is not compromised as students will be subject to the same rigor in all aspects.

Despite that, the students of Sunway College Johor Bahru have produced excellent results, evidenced by the high pass rates as well as 100% passes in the Year One core subjects.

Students also enjoy face-to-face interaction with the Australian faculty as the subject lecturers will fly in to Johor Bahru to teach for at least one week for each subject. Year One student, Ooi Shu Ying said, “I am fascinated by the Australian lecturers each time they visit as they share with us their experience in different business areas of different countries”. She added that she has made the right choice in choosing this programme at Sunway College Johor Bahru as it is also much more affordable than studying in Australia.

Many students share Shu Ying’s sentiments on cost savings. As highlighted by Ho Peak Ghee, who is on her second semester, the opportunity to study at Sunway College Johor Bahru allows her to continue staying at home, thus saving on accommodation and transportation costs. In addition, Peak Ghee saves a lot of time on travelling as well, since her house is near to the campus in Taman Mount Austin.

Sunway Johor Bahru has always been given the first priority consideration in Southern Malaysia due to its complete facilities and conducive learning environment. Voon Kuan Peng, 19 who just started his first semester in the 3+0 twinning programme said he has made the right choice as Sunway Johor Bahru has provided him with the best hardware facilities.

“Sunway Johor Bahru has a well stocked library, wifi campus, computer labs, lecture theater, Multi purpose hall, etc. This has maximized my learning productivity.”

Flexibility is also a key attraction to students who chose the Victoria University programme at Sunway JB. Some students were still undecided on what they wanted to specialise in and the Victoria University programme allows them to decide on their specialisation only in the second year.

Students looking to further their education should look no further than Sunway College Johor Bahru. The combination of a strong local institution with an established, well-ranked Australian university ensures the students receive quality education at only a fraction of the cost of studying overseas

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