Monday, 30 May 2016

UKM, UTM, UPM, UniSZA & UMK to Implement 2-Year University + 2-Year Industry (2u2i) Starting September 2016

Datuk Seri Idris Juaoh
Bernama:

5 Public Universities To Implement 2u2i Programme In September

Five public universities will implement the 'Two Universities + Two Industries' (2u2i) programme in September, says Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

The programme, at the bachelor's degree level, requires students to study on campus for two years and gain working experience in industries in the remaining two years. [...]

Idris said five universities, namely UniSZA, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will implement the 2u2i programme for one course at their respective universities.
Which specific course at each university? Hopefully the two years of industry training is alternating with two years of university learning. In other words, first year university, second year industry, third year back to university and fourth year industry again.

Otherwise, it makes no sense to have two consecutive years of industry training after two consecutive years of university learning. No point for student working under low pay internship allowance for additional one year. If this is indeed the case, might as well shorten the bachelor's degree course duration to 3 years (2 years university + 1 year industry).