Centre for Languages and General Studies
About the Centre
The Centre for Languages and General Studies at University of Cyberjaya was set up to provide Language and General Studies or MQA required subjects for students enrolled across the other Faculties. The Centre also plays an important role in designing and developing bridging programmes for school leavers that have helped prepare them for university life. The Centre’s unique Pathfinder programme has been a major draw during the end of the year school holiday and has helped scores of schools students appreciate various career options.
In addition to general studies the Centre acts as an IELTS preparatory provider and offers several English Enhancement and IELTS Preparatory courses. The Centre also provides courses in other languages upon request.
The dedicated and highly experienced team at the Centre is committed to making this a center of excellence in teaching and learning through an efficient management and with a conducive environment to achieve its educational objectives.
About the Director
Associate Professor Mohamad Saidy Bin Haji Ismail
Associate Professor Mohamad Saidy Bin Haji Ismail is an Associate Professor in the area of management in UoC since 2008 and was the former Director for Distance and Continuing Education Centre (DICEC) of UoC from 2011 to 2014. Assoc Prof Mohamad Saidy lectures Entrepreneurship and other management related courses for diploma, undergraduates as well as post-graduate students. He was the recipient of UoC Teaching Excellence Award, 2016.
His career in academic began in 1993 when he joined School of Business Management of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and later headed the Bachelor of Business Administration Programme (BBA) at UiTM Terengganu, one of the most popular academic programme of UiTM. He was awarded with UiTM’s Excellence Service Award (in Academic Category) in 1996.
He then co-founded Jaipetra College in Kota Bharu in 1998 where he became the Dean of Business Faculty and later the Rector of the College, in 2005. He then joined UoC in 2007 as Deputy Registrar.
Assoc Prof Mohamad Saidy holds a Bachelor degree in Public Administration (Hons) from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Diploma of Public Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Nottingham, England.
Prior to the academics, he held several strategic positions in private sector such as HR Senior Manager, Editor-in-Chief, manager as well as an entrepreneur in his own publishing firm.
Based on experiences that he has gained from both, the academics and the industry, Assoc Prof Mohamad Saidy was accepted as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) in 2008.