i-CATS to Hold Special Info Days for Degree Programmes on 19 & 20 October 2019


Attractive Offers for Degree Programmes Include Partial Tuition Fee Waiver & Zero Registration Fee for October 2019 Intake


Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS


KUCHING: The International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) will be holding its ‘Special Info Days for Degree Programmes’ on 19 and 20 October 2019 at its campus located along Jalan Stampin Timur, Kuching.


Open to students (especially those who have completed STPM), diploma holders and the general public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Special Info Days, members of the i-CATS academic team and course counsellors will be available for face-to-face counselling on the degree programmes offered at i- CATS including various forms of financial assistance.


Commenting on the Special Info Days, Mr. Mohamad Isham Bin Fauzi, CEO of i-CATS highlighted, “In conjunction with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of Sarawak Skills (Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) - i-CATS is a subsidiary of PPKS), students who register for our degree programmes on 19 and 20 October 2019 (for the October 2019 intake) will receive an attractive discount on the total tuition fee. Essentially, this will be a partial tuition fee waiver ranging from 10 to 15 percent. The Registration Fee of RM200.00 will also be waived.”


He added, “At i-CATS, we offer two Bachelor’s degree programmes in collaboration with Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), namely the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) in E-Commerce and Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons.). These three-year Bachelor’s degree programmes can be completed at our i-CATS Campus located along Jalan Stampin Timur, Kuching. For our students, this will result in considerable cost saving(s), especially on travel and living costs.”


Mr. Mohammad Isham also shared, “These programmes are a gateway to exciting careers in the digital economy. The programmes prepare students for a wide range of leadership and managerial positions. With the increasing importance of Industry Revolution 4.0 and the Digital Economy, graduates of these Bachelor’s degree programmes will be trained to thrive in an ever-changing and vibrant global economy. With the support and guidance of the i- CATS team of experienced lecturers, students will acquire a broad base of career-relevant knowledge and skills. During their studies, in addition to theoretical concepts, they will acquire practical skills in their area of specialization.” Mr. Mohammad Isham also mentioned that a number of the Bachelor of Software Engineering students had formed their own companies.


With regard to financial assistance, Mr. Mohamad Isham stated that i-CATS would provide assistance to students in their application(s) for study loans from Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) or the Sarawak Foundation (Yayasan Sarawak). With regard to financial assistance from Yayasan Sarawak, students who meet the prescribed requirements will be offered a Scholarship-Loan which covers the course fees and monthly living allowance.


During the Special Info Days, students and parents are also encouraged to join the guided campus tour. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the i-CATS Special Info Days, kindly call Mr. Jong Tien Kiong (013-8029061) or request to speak to a member of the i-CATS course counselling team at 082-570888/362086/362129/(Toll Free: 1800-88-2287). Enquiries may be sent via WhatsApp (019-8762100) or e-mail (info@icats.edu.my). Information can also be obtained from i-CATS’s website: www.icats.edu.my.