6 Unconventional Degrees From Taylor's Uni You Should Consider To Stand Out From The Crowd

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Taylor's University.

New and exciting degree programmes from Taylor's University are coming your way in August 2020 and March 2021

Taylor’s University has gained significant recognition since its inception in 1969 as a leading private education institution. Additionally, Taylor’s University has also achieved a new milestone - they are now ranked 49th in the world among young universities below 50 years.

They are the only Malaysian private university to be ranked within the Top 50 Under 50 ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the 2021 edition. 

In this competitive day and age, one has to stand out in order to be noticed by future employers. If you want to stand out from the crowd, check out these new degree programmes:

1. Want to launch your own startup and bring interesting ideas to life with a trusted team?

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If you aspire to be an entrepreneur or a business owner, you can pave your path with a Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Team Entrepreneurship) (Honours)  in your hand. This programme provides you with the mentorship you need to turn your business ideas into reality.

Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Team Entrepreneurship) (Honours) has a student-centered approach based on learning through project work and team support.

The learning process is very hands-on as you will get to try your hand at managing real projects and work in a real office environment at Taylor's University's own co-working space 'thesetup'.

Intake: Aug 2020
Programme code: 
KPT/JPS (N/345/6/1117) (MQA/PA12931) 01/25

2. Do you want to create delicious, edible art and become a world-class pastry chef?

Become a world-renowned pastry chef with a Bachelor of Patisserie Arts (Honours) degree. This programme is designed to produce elite pastry chefs with well-rounded pastry and baking knowledge, as well as professional and artistic skills.

Graduates will be exposed to real world business knowledge where they will learn how to operate their own boulangerie or patisserie business that reflects the business practices in the food and beverage industry. Students will be taught food management, entrepreneurship, practical pastry skills, and confectionery management.

Intake: Aug 2020
Programme code: 
KPT/JPS (N/345/6/1117) (MQA/PA12931) 01/25

3. How about taking your designs to the next level in a cutting-edge fashion studio?

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Do you have a knack for designing clothes, or do you aspire to have your creations grace the runways of New York Fashion Week? Taylor's University now offers a Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Honours) programme that injects technological components relevant to today’s fashion industry into a comprehensive design and sewing curriculum. Further enhancing the learning experience, students are taught by expert lecturers and mentored by industry pros such as Andrew Tan, founder of KL Fashion Week.

By providing knowledge to students using the latest technology in designing, graduates will be well-equipped in the fast-paced world of passion. This programme is also home to the first co-working fashion studio, Mayamode, giving students access to industry grade-quality machinery used by famous brands, advanced digital manufacturing and pattern-making tech, as well as exposure to other emerging fashion designers in the industry.

Intake: Mar 2021
Programme code:
KPT/JPS (N/214/6/0215) (MQA/PA 13005) 04/25

4. Ready to push your limits and look into the futuristic world of AI, mechanical engineering, and robotics?

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Robotic Design and Development programme at Taylor's University is a multi-disciplinary programme combining mechanical engineering, electrical & electronics, and computer science. For those of you who are budding robotic developers or would like to explore the world of AI, this programme may be of interest to you.

It is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of fundamental theories and concepts in Robotics technology. This programme incorporates Work-Based Learning for students in their third year. This will allow students to develop specialist knowledge, theory, and skills by using the workplace as a context for project-based or practice-evidenced learning.

Intake: Mar 2021
Programme code: 
KPT/JPS (N/523/6/0316) (MQA/PA12899) 04/25

5. Ever dreamed of venturing into the world of political activism, hoping to make a change in Malaysia's policies?

If you feel international relations is your life's calling then check out this well-rounded Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (International Relations) programme from Taylor's University. Aimed to instill leadership skills, you will learn the theories and practices of international relations in order to provide solutions to current world affairs problems as well.

You will be able to attend lectures by top International Relations scholars and national leaders during the first two years. In the final year, students will be introduced to International Relations related industry practices, and will manage and lead real-life projects under the supervision of industry coaches and university lecturers.

Intake: Mar 2021
Programme code: 
KPT/JPS (N/312/6/0033) (MQA/PA11704) 10/24

6. Wanna learn social theories, put them into practice, and be the change you want to see in the world?

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This Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (Social Innovation and Change) programme offered by Taylor's University is Asia's first full-fledged major in social innovation and social change. Taught by thought leaders in the industry, students are prepared to understand social issues and learn the theories and practices of Social Innovation and Change.

In the final year of study, students will be introduced to social industry practices and will be under supervision and guidance by lecturers while they manage and lead real-life projects.

Intake: Mar 2021
Programme code: 
KPT/JPS (N/312/6/0036) (MQA/PA13369) 06/25

Geared up to explore one of these innovative degrees? Click here to read more about them. You can also join the Taylor's University Digital Open Day and get a personalised counselling experience on these programmes.

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