University College of Technology Sarawak started offering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic in September 2013 under the School of Engineering and Technology. Today, the university is proud to inform that the programme has obtained full MQA accreditation since 23rd January 2016. This bachelors’ degree programme offers 140 study credits in 4 years for full time mode of study.
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) accreditation is a formal recognition that a certificate, diploma or degree programme has attained the quality standards and criteria set by MQA and is in compliance with the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF).
Accreditation status by MQA has many advantages. Besides being a benchmark for quality programme, it also has other advantages such as:-
1. Students are eligible to apply for loan from funding agencies such as National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).
2. Students are eligible to continue their studies in higher education institutions and obtain credit transfer. However, the final decision lies with the institution concerned.
3. Students can be considered for employment in the public sector. In many cases, even private sector employer considers accredited programmes in their selection of graduates for employment.
4. Institutions can franchise their accredited programmes to other institutions, subject to certain conditions.