Centre for Languages and General Studies
About the Centre
The Centre for Foundation in Science, Languages and General Studies at Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences was set up in 2006 to administer a pre-university programme that would allow students who have completed their Form 5 (UK – Year 11, US – 10th Grade) and obtained their SPM (GCSE O Levels or equivalent) to enter a degree programme. The Centre’s Foundation programmes are rigorous and designed to ensure students are well equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake an equally challenging undergraduate study at the university.
The Centre is also tasked to provide Language and General Studies or MQA required subjects for students enrolled across the other Faculties. The Centre’s main objectives are to provide strong and relevant pre medical education for future healthcare providers and to act as a pathway to all degree programmes in CUCMS. With these in mind a relevant curriculum was designed and implemented with the cooperation and support of the other faculties.
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 CUCMS since 2008 and was the former Director for Distance and Continuing Education Centre (DICEC) of CUCMS 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 CUCMS 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 CUCMS 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.