Study Mode FAQ for May/June 2021 Intake

Last update on 31 May 2021 

1. When my classes start?

ProgrammeStart Date 
Foundation 14 June 2021* 
Undergraduate (Except for MBBS)8 June 2021
MBBS27 September 2021
Postgraduate (Except for Master of Architecture)17 May 2021
Master of Architecture8 June 2021

*Please take note that for Foundation Programmes, the new commencement date of the June 2021 Trimester is on 14 June 2021.

If you are more interested to join the next available intakes, the classes will commence on 11 October 2021*Latest* for Foundation programmes and 18 October 2021 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. The study mode will be announced later. 

2. When is my orientation?

In view of the latest COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Orientation programme for May/June 2021 intake will go fully online. There will be no physical on-campus orientation programmes. The full e-orientation programme will made available from 17 May 2021 from 8.30am onwards, but you can now access to the important information about your studies at https://e-orientation.utar.edu.my/. To join the full e-orientation programme, please follow the steps stated in the infographic. If you need any assistance, please email to Department of Student Affairs at dsa@utar.edu.my or call hotlines: 016-2100864 (Kampar campus) or 016-2100862 (Sg. Long Campus) 

3. What is the study mode?

The Blended Learning method consisting of a combination of physical and online teaching and learning (OTL) classes shall be conducted in the coming trimester. Students will have a choice to: 
(a) Return to campus with blended learning, i.e. some classes are done physically and some online, OR 
(b) Continue with online teaching and learning (OTL).

4. Which classes are done physically or online?

All lecture classes will be conducted ONLINE only. Practical and tutorial classes are available in EITHER ONLINE OR PHYSICAL*

For Practical classes:

Faculty / Institute / Centre will arrange the practical groups to be conducted in both OTL mode and physical mode (subjected to the availability of the capacity) according to the course planning. Students will have the choice to choose for either the OTL or physical group provided:

I. For student who choose for physical mode need to return to campus. *For students who choose to return to campus will be conducted through OTL mode during the period from 1 to 27 June 2021. Depending on the actual COVID-19 situation, this arrangement is subject to further extension. Please contact your respective Centre / Faculty / Institute for the details of the changes* Latest 31 May 2021*

II. For student who choose OTL mode will continue to study remotely.

*ALL Tutorial classes will be conducted via OTL mode for the entire duration of the trimester *Update on 19 May 2021*

**There are some courses (subjects) with compulsory physical practical sessions or tutorials required by the professional body or faculty. In this case, you need to return to campus for these courses. Please refer to the list of compulsory courses in Table A3 (pages 4-6) of our latest announcement on 31 MAY 2021 HERE.

***If you are NOT able to return to campus and would like to attend the practical class via OTL mode instead of physical mode, you can apply to your respective Faculty Dean / Centre Director for approval. Please find your faculty contact HERE

****Year 1 semester 1 course listing by programme and faculty will be posted at admission status enquiry portal

5. Should I return to campus if all my courses are delivered through online?

You are not required to return to campus should the courses in your programme are conducted fully online in the May/June 2021 Trimester. 

However, you may return to campus to use our campus facilities subject to you are one of the student groups as explained in no. 8, and following the SOP strictly within the campus at all times. 

6. How should I inform University of my preferred choice of study mode? (New intake students)

Upon payment of the student bill , you can access to UTAR Admission Status Application System to confirm your study mode and subsequently obtain your course timetable via this link http://www2.utar.edu.my/admStatus/login.jsp (process to the "Confirmation of Academic Study Mode" tab on the left hand side).

It is IMPORTANT that you contact your Faculty General Office if you have any query with regards to your study mode and course timetable. Please find your faculty contact HERE.

7. How should I inform University of my preferred choice of study mode? (Existing students)

All existing students of Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes shall complete the Course Pre-registration and Confirmation of Academic Study Mode online at https://unitreg.utar.edu.my/, starting from 8 April 2021 according to the staggered schedule as follows: 

(i) Foundation Programmes: 21 April 2021 to 23 April 2021 

(ii) Undergraduate Programmes: 8 April 2021 to 23 April 2021

Please refer to the guideline in Part B and Part C of our latest announcement on 7 April 2021.

It is IMPORTANT that you contact your Faculty General Office if you have any query with regards to your study mode and course timetable. 

8. Which are the groups of students can return to campus due to the need to fulfil special requirements (“pelajar yang berkeperluan”)? 

(a) Students who have registered for courses that require access to laboratory/practical training/clinical work/studio/special equipment or with special requirement from the professional bodies /faculties, including the courses as listed in Table A3 (pages 4-6) in our latest announcement dated 31 May 2021, OR

(b) Students who need to use campus facilities for more conducive online learning experience such as to have access to learning space, library and internet access, OR

(c) Students who sit for MUET/International/External/Professional Examination, OR

(d) Students who have special needs (OKU), OR

(e) New and existing international students, except temporary restriction for travellers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom (subject to the latest list announced by the Government of Malaysia from time to time).

9. How will the examination be conducted?

Remote Examination will be implemented including Continuous Assessments (i.e., tests and assignments) and Final Assessments (i.e., time-restricted open-ended assessments and online examinations)

10. Where can I get the latest guidelines for students returning to campus?

For students who are returning to campus, please follow the latest guidelines as posted at COVID-19 News and Announcements website to facilitate smooth and safe return to campus. Your safety and well-being is important to us!

NOTES:

The conduct of all essential physical hands-on classes and activities in the campuses or the use of campus infrastructures and facilities, will follow all the health and safety SOPs as per MOHE and the relevant authorities, as well as the physical distancing SOPs issued by the University. 

Any changes/updates to the above arrangements will be announced from time to time, in accordance to the latest directives from MOHE, professional bodies and relevant authorities. 

Please refer to COVID-19 News and Announcements website from time to time to keep yourself updated.