South Australian Matriculation

INTI International University: KPT/JPS(A8333)06/2017
Overview
 

Equivalent to Year 12 of education in Australia (Form 6 in Malaysia), the South Australian Matriculation programme is a one-year prerequisite qualification for entry into university. It is administered by the SACE Board of South Australia, an independent, statutory authority of the South Australian Government that is responsible for curriculum development and accreditation, assessment, reporting and certification for the final years of secondary education.

It is currently the most popular Australian-based Pre-university programme in Malaysia. The benefits of this programme:

  • It covers a variety of broad-based subjects such as Actuarial Science, Biotechnology, Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, Business, etc.
  • It combines school assessments with external examinations to assess students
  • It has a flexible schedule that enables students to complete the program over an extended period
  • Subjects can be repeated to improve their aggregate score without any penalty
 

 
Global Recognition
 

The South Australian Matriculation programme is internationally recognized. You will be able to study locally and be accredited with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) upon successful completion. This award is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and opens doors to top universities in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Asia.

 

 
Assessment
 

You will obtain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, ATAR. It is a percentile ranking that is utilised as a selection criterion for degree programmes by universities worldwide.

Assessment of individual subjects in the South Australian Matriculation programme consists of 2 components:

  • School assessment (70%)
  • Public examinations (30%)
The school assessment component encourages independent learning and hones study skills for university. Assessment tasks including projects, assignments and laboratory work are assigned yearlong; and marks are submitted to the SACE Board to be moderated during the public examinations. Public examinations are provided by the SACE Board, and developed by examination panels that include secondary school and university representatives. The examination papers are marked in Australia, maintaining the high standard.
 

 
Examination Date
 
November
Programme Duration
11 months
(January)
8 months
(March)
Accredited by
 
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Research Project
  • Specialist Mathematics
 

Recommended Subject Combinations

Different subject combinations are available to provide you with the right entry requirements for your university studies. You are required to register for 5 subjects from ONE of the following combinations:

 

Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Life Sciences, Food Science & Nutrition, Health Sciences, Psychology

  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Plus any 1 of the following: Physics (preferred for selected programmes & universities), Economics, Psychology or Research Project
 

Engineering

  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Plus any 1 of the following: Chemistry (preferred for selected programmes & universities) or Research Project
 

Actuarial Studies

  • Mathematical Studies
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Plus any 2 of the following: English as Second Language Studies, Accounting or Research Project
 

Information Technology Studies, Quantity Surveying

  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Plus any 3 of the following: Economics, Accounting, Psychology, Legal Studies or Research Project
 

Accounting, Finance, Economics

  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Plus any 1 of the following: Legal Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Psychology or Research Project
 

Law, Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Psychology

  • English as Second Language Studies
  • Plus any 4 of the following: Legal Studies, Economics, Psychology, Mathematical Studies, Accounting or Research Project
 

Students who do not take English as Second Language Studies are recommended to sit for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination to fulfil the English Language requirement for certain universities. IELTS preparatory classes are available with additional cost.

Please consult the programme counsellors on subject combination before registering. You are advised to refer to the respective universities for detailed information on subject prerequisites.

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Campuses & Intakes
 
INTI International University
 
 
  • 13 January 2014
  • 31 March 2014
Academic Calendar
 
 
 
Entry Level Entry Requirements
SPM / O Level 5 Cs including English*
UEC 4 Bs including English*
 
 
 
 

*Subject prerequisites apply.

Fees Summary
 
INTI International University
Local Students
Download complete Fee Structure here.
Programme Total Fees (RM)
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - Humanities 20,200
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - Science 20,700
 
 
 
 
 
INTI International University
International Students
Download complete International
Students Fee Structure here.
Programme Approximate Total Fee (USD)
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - Humanities 6,850
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - Science 7,017
 
 
 
 
 



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