Sunway College Ipoh located in Sunway City Ipoh, an integrated resort township in Tambun, is a part of the Sunway Education Group and was established with the aim of extending quality educational programmes outside the Klang Valley.
Commencing operations in 2003 with just a few programmes, Sunway College Ipoh today offers a range of academic programmes ranging from the Cambridge A-Level, LCCI, CAT and ACCA professional accounting qualifications, to diploma programmes specialising in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Marketing, Graphic Design and Interior Design.
Governed by the Sunway Education Trust Fund, soon to be converted to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation in 2010, the Sunway Education Group ploughs back operating surpluses to grant more scholarships and tuition fee waivers to deserving students.
Sunway College Ipoh’s diploma programmes span over many areas of study so that students are equipped not only with recognised academic qualifications but also possess the knowledge and hands-on skills to join the workforce or to operate their own businesses. Experiences acquired during their course of studies include the development of communication and presentation skills, working in teams and effective time management. Diploma graduates from Sunway College Ipoh also have the option of furthering their studies to degree level at Sunway University College, or at other universities locally and abroad, as the qualifications are widely recognised.
The Cambridge A-Level qualification is the preferred requirement for admission into top-tiered universities the world over because of its rigorous and challenging curriculum that develops good academic skills which prepares students for success in their university studies. The reputation and global recognition accorded to the Cambridge A-Level qualification is attributed to its track record of more than 150 years, producing students with strong academic skills that underpin success in university studies, career and enterprise. The A-level programme at Sunway College Ipoh comes under the purview of this very reputable and established international examination board – the University of Cambridge International Examinations (or CIE), which is an integral part of the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Ng Kim Huat, Regional Representative of CIE in Malaysia, shared that the syllabi of subjects in the Cambridge A-Level programme are constantly revised and updated, to keep the contents abreast with current developments. In addition, new syllabi or subjects are continually developed and added from time to time. “The two-prong approach to curriculum building and revision strengthens the rigour and academic standards of the A-Level programme, thus making it a very ‘lively’, current and challenging programme”, said Mr. Ng to Sunway’s lecturers present at the CIE Regional Conference 2009 in Singapore on 29 & 30 October.
The Association of Chartered Certified Ac-countants (ACCA) is recognised and respected as one of the top professional Accountancy programmes globally. An ACCA graduate is regarded as a very qualified professional to effectively manage the financial affairs of a company. At Sunway College Ipoh, school leavers can access the ACCA professional Scheme through the one-year Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) programme, the vocational qualification designed by ACCA.
Other academic pathways at Sunway College Ipoh include progression into undergraduate studies at Sunway University College located in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.
At Sunway College Ipoh, education is not just about garnering qualifications. Academic staff guide students to develop their interests and talents, share learning experiences and contribute to society through community-based activities. The study programmes are designed to expose students to new experiences and opportunities, and help them discover themselves.
“Whatever your present point (in your studies) may be, we will take you beyond your present position and help you set goals, and achieve success in your chosen pursuits”, said Ms. Cheng Mien Wee, chief executive of Sunway College Ipoh.
Sunway College Ipoh has well equipped library, computer laboratories, and learning facilities include an art gallery, audio-visual lab and multi-purpose hall. Parents and students are welcome to visit Sunway College Ipoh, or call for more information.
Sunway College Ipoh