The universities in Malaysia are either public or private, as well as many foreign universities having their campus in Malaysia. The public universities are funded by the government, where as the private schools were established only form the year 1996 , and they are funded by various organizations. Whether public , private or international university, the over all quality of the Malaysian education is the responsibility of the MOHE, the Malaysian qualification agency. The duration of the masters are for 2 yrs , but for some programs it could be between 1 to 3 yrs also. Malaysia has two intakes , one in January and the other one in June, and their admission requirements and application process vary from university to university.
A few programs which the university offers are, masters in Nursing, Masters in project management, Masters in HR, master sin engineering and environmental sciences to name a few.
One of the best university in Malaysia for international students to do engineering studies is University Technology Malaysia, it offers various programs like the M Eng in Gas, M Eng in petroleum, Msc gas engineering and management, M Eng in Bio-medical engineering, Msc in transport planning , Msc in urban and regional planning to name a few.
The petroleum and natural gas programs are in great demand in Malaysia, and offered in universities like the university Teknologi Petronas , University Teknologi mara and University Teknology Malaysia to name a few. These universities specialize in programs related extracting, processing and refining of crude oil , and also transportation and storage .
The computer science and its specializations are also offered in many universities in Malaysia which are world renowned. To name a few, the university of Putra Malaysia, offers programs in all areas of computer and IT, like the software, multimedia, networking, Artificial intelligence etc. University of Malaysia Sarawak offers 11 streams in computer science programs like text and data mining,patial analysis, modeling for GIS to name a few. If considering to do a master’s program in computer science, the options are limitless,
The private universities in Malaysia like the Curtin Sarawak college, monash university Malaysia, University of Nottingham UK