Kolej Dika has forged strategic partnerships with leading institutions in New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore in order to give their students the exposure they need to fare in the competitive international market. Through its degree programmes, students are given the option to study with an international partner in order to gain knowledge and experience of teaching trends at the international level. Going forward, in 2017, Kolej Dika will be collaborating with New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) to offer a 3 + 0 programme. NZTC will partner with Kolej Dika in the delivery of the NZTC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) approved by the Malaysia Qualification Agency and Department of Higher Education. This will provide students with a professional education with international exposure in Malaysia and the opportunity to pathway into further study options in New Zealand.
Trine University, United States of America
The academic partnership with Kolej Dika Malaysia signifies an important milestone for Trine University, United States in the sector of Early Childhood Education and Special Education on a global front. Kolej Dika is Trine University’s first international partner in ECE. Our shared vision in ensuring our graduates are employable with real-world industry insights is aligned. At Trine University, we continue to chart high employment rate. 99.3% of 2016 Trine University graduates are employed or continuing their education within six-months of graduation. Through this arrangement, Kolej Dika students will benefit from the guaranteed internship placements in elementary schools in the United States. Kolej Dika students can be assured of support to explore their options and are ready to progress into a rewarding career.
James Cook University, Singapore
The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology and Education. Additionally, the campus offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards.
University College of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training.UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships. Most of UBC’s undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top ranked academic institutions, and our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join UCB from more than 60 countries.
Teesside University, United Kingdom
The University has been listed for the first time in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings released today (22 September 2016). The rankings recognise the University as being among the world’s top 10% of higher education institutions. Teeside has been rewarded and we have been recognised as one of the top 800 universities in the world. This latest accolade comes after the most recent International Student Barometer (ISB) found that Teesside University was ranked first in the world for personal tutors and third globally for overall satisfaction by its international students. The majority of Teesside’s research is also recognised as being ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the UK’s Research Evaluation Framework (REF).
University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
University of Gloucestershire is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. It is located over three campuses, two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, namely Francis Close Hall, Park and Oxstalls. The university provides almost 100 undergraduate courses and around 57 taught post-graduate courses within two faculties: the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Business and the Faculty of Art and Technology. The university is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for accounting and finance and for media and film studies, top 10 for film studies.
New Zealand Tertiary College
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is a private tertiary education provider with campuses in Auckland and Christchurch. For over 30 years NZTC has specialised in providing high-quality, professional qualifications that cater to the changing needs of the early childhood sector. NZTC’s Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) are programs recognised by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Education Council), which means that graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration in New Zealand. NZTC’s conceptual Framework identifies and discusses the 13 principles underpinning the New Zealand Tertiary College program that provides students with a pathway towards teacher registration. These principles are guided by the Education Council.