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Have you ever thought of earning a degree without ever setting foot in a classroom? Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, you can! All you need is some serious work experience, and you’re on your way to a bachelor’s, master’s, or even a doctorate.
Here’s the deal: for a bachelor’s degree, 15 years of experience will do the trick. If you’re aiming for a master’s, you’ll need 20 years under your belt. And for the ultimate academic achievement, a doctorate, you’ll require a whopping 25 years of experience. That’s right, your years of hard work and expertise can finally pay off in a big way.
OUM is one of the six pioneering higher education providers handpicked by the MQA to bestow academic qualifications through this new pathway, which is called APEL.Q. It’s a game-changer.
But there’s a bit of legwork involved. To hop on this unique pathway, you’ll need to go through an APEL.Q assessment. This assessment has three aspects: a portfolio submission, a field validation visit, and a challenge test. And you’ll get to wrap things up with some capstone courses.
APEL.Q is your golden ticket to a Master of IT (MIT), Bachelor of Tourism Management, Bachelor of Manufacturing Management, or Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (BOSHM). You’ve got some incredible options at your fingertips!
To prove that APEL.Q works, we’ve got some shining examples from our 27th Convocation. Two graduates, Ts. Mohamad Asri Ahmad and Anand Chandrasegaran, took the APEL.Q route and earned their degrees. While Asri graduated with an MIT, Anand earned a BOSHM.
Said Asri, 49, “I used to work for the IBM Global Delivery Centre in Cyberjaya. When Covid-19 happened, the entire centre moved to India, so I decided to become an entrepreneur instead. I founded a start-up company and built an app that helps schools and society collect fees more efficiently – Yuran.my.”
“I pursued APEL Q as it’s an excellent option for working professionals and has remarkable flexibility. It significantly boosted my confidence, encouraging me to explore entrepreneurship.”
Meanwhile, Anand is an OSH officer in Penang. He went for the APEL.Q path after getting his Executive Diploma in OSH back in 2008.
“APEL.Q required me to apply my real-world experiences to academic challenges. This greatly improved my workplace problem-solving skills. Earning a degree through APEL.Q has boosted my confidence and enhanced my work performance,” he said.
Last year, we celebrated the first batch of APEL.Q graduates, which included Hanzalah Zol Hamidy, 37. He graduated with a Bachelor of Manufacturing Management with Honours. Previously a maintenance supervisor, he is now an equipment engineer at a solar panel manufacturing firm in the United States. Now, that’s what we call a major success story!
So, here’s the bottom line: APEL.Q can help you turn your real-world expertise into a degree and we’re here to help you shine. To find out more, visit https://apel.oum.edu.my/