Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Produce competent and inspiring tertiary educators that well-equipped with contemporary and advanced knowledge and skills in teaching and learning.

MQA/FA 10031

The Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (PgDip (HETL)) programme in UNIMAS aims to produce competent and inspiring tertiary educators who are well-equipped with contemporary and advanced knowledge and skills in teaching and learning as to enable them to function effectively in a variety of learning environments. This programme focuses on developing its students’ capabilities to enhance teaching and learning via scientific and problem-solving skills; employ various transformative teaching and learning delivery and alternative assessment methods in support of Industrial Revolution 4.0; conduct critical reflection and analysis as scholarly practices as well as use and create technological solutions and/or innovations to enhance teaching and learning processes.

The Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia (CALM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) is the first university that offers such a programme in Sarawak. Historically, this programme has been provided internally to UNIMAS academics since 2003. To date (as of November 2022), the programme has produced almost 600 graduates and received numerous glowing testimonials from our alumni. The programme welcomes its first intake of students (applicants outside of UNIMAS) starting from September 2019.

PgDip (HETL) Brochure | Introduction

Who should apply?

College / Polytechnic / Institute / University lecturers
Working adults who are interested in pursuing careers in higher education
Education officers and administrators
Fresh graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are keen to pursue a career in higher education and training


Programme Intake
  • October
Flexible Mode
  • Full-Time: 1 year (minimum) & maximum period of 24 months
  • Part-Time: 2-3 year(s)
Programme Schedule Teaching & Learning Conducted
  • During Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Class from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Fees

  • Malaysian student: RM 14,300.00
  • International student: RM 23,444.00
Fees include administrative, tuition, and course materials for the duration of the programme. Further payment will be required if students extend their studies.

Entry Requirements

For admission into the programme, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent from institutions approved by UNIMAS Senate
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but CGPA less than 2.50 may be admitted subject to a minimum of five years’ working experience in the relevant field
  • For international students, an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent (i.e., TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test-196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70) is required, in addition to the entry requirements stated above.
PEO & PLO | Structure

10 reasons for choosing this programme...

  1. Accredited by MQA and MOE
  2. Delivery via the blended learning approach
  3. Employs alternative assessments such as project-based, practicum, and non-exam-based
  4. Incorporates transformative teaching and learning delivery
  5. Conducive teaching and learning facilities that support collaborative learning
  6. Flexible mode of study: full time and part time options are available
  7. Conducted by a group of highly qualified and experienced scholars
  8. Provides know-how in facilitating learning
  9. Provides knowledge in enhancing student learning via systematic inquiry
  10. A well-structured and comprehensive programme focusing on significant teaching and learning aspects in higher education.
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