i-CATS to Hold Special Info Days for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Miri, Sibu and Bintulu


Attractive Offers for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes Include Partial Tuition Fee Waiver & Zero Registration Fee for October - November 2019 Intake


Article by Corporate Communication Unit, PPKS


Following the encouraging response by students, parents and members of the public to the recent ‘Special Info Days for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes’ at the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) campus in Kuching, the college will be holding a series of Special Info Days in Miri, Sibu and Bintulu in early November 2019.


Commenting on the upcoming Special Info Days, Mr. Mohamad Isham Bin Fauzi, CEO of i-CATS Kuching highlighted, “We have received numerous requests from secondary school leavers and their parents to hold our Special Info Days, including ‘On-the-spot Course Counselling and Registration’ at the major cities and towns across Sarawak. In this respect, I am pleased to announce that our Special Info Days will be held at the following locations in November 2019: Miri (2nd & 3rd November: The Imperial Mall, Old Wing Booth C4), Sibu (1st, 2nd & 3rd November: Wisma Sanyan) and Bintulu (9th & 10th November: Park City Shopping Mall, Booth G2). Students (especially those who have completed STPM and diploma holders), their parents and the general public are invited to visit the i-CATS booth during the aforementioned dates from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Members of the i-CATS academic team and course counsellors will be available for face-to-face counselling on the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered at i-CATS Kuching including various forms of financial assistance.”


Mr. Mohamad Isham also shared, “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 Bachelor’s degree programmes during our Special Info Days in Miri, Sibu and Bintulu 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, “During our Special Info Days in Miri, students who register for programmes offered by our i-CATS Miri Campus will receive an attractive tuition fee rebate as follows: Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (RM 2,000.00 Tuition Fee Rebate) and other Diploma programmes (RM 1,000.00 Tuition Fee Rebate).


With regard to the Bachelor’s degree programmes, i-CATS Kuching offers 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 the i-CATS Kuching Campus located at Jalan Stampin Timur, Kuching. For students, this will result in considerable cost saving(s), especially on travel and living costs. 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. A number of the Bachelor of Software Engineering students have 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 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 (RM 400.00 per month).


For more information on the upcoming i-CATS Special Info Days, kindly call Mr. Jong Tien Kiong (013-8029061), Officer in charge of the i-CATS Special Info Days 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: Ms Goh Li Na) or e-mail (info@icats.edu.my). Information can also be obtained from i-CATS’s website: www.icats.edu.my.