Credit Award

Find out how to leverage your prior experience to shorten the study duration through Accredition of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Earn course credit to graduate faster

APEL (C) is the award of credits for the prior experiential learning towards a course in an accredited programme of higher education provided (HEP). Awards of credits under APEL (C) is in the form of credit transfer where it does not involve the transfer of grades. Credit awarded for the course will be counted towards the total credit requirement for graduation.

The maximum percentage of credit transfer through APEL (C) is 30% of the total graduating credits of a specific programme of study. This percentage is in addition to the credit transfer provision based in the existing formal credit transfer policy.

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Promoting lifelong learning opportunities

APEL assesses, recognises and awards credits for the individual's prior experiential learning gained either through non-formal or informal means by determining the extent to which the learner has achieved the required learning, and competency outcomes for award of credit for a course.

HOW MUCH TIME CAN YOU SAVE THROUGH APEL (C)?

Master’s Degree (Level 7) Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6)
30% from programme structure = 12 credits 30% from programme structure = 36 credits
Equivalent to about 4 courses Equivalent to about 12 courses
Shorten duration of study by 1 semester Shorten duration of study by 4 semesters
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    Pre-Assessment
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    APEL C Assessment
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    Credit Awarded

Submit the details of your prior learning and experiences relevant to the course that you wish to apply through APEL using the Knowledge Resume template found at the eServices menu of myVirtual Learning Environment(myVLE).

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Upon successful review of the Knowledge Resume by the faculty, you will be required to attempt the APEL C Test.

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If you pass the APEL C Test, you will be awarded with APEL credits for the course which enables you to complete your studies earlier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for APEL C?
APEL C is available to ALL OUM undergraduate & postgraduate learners with prior learning experience.
Should I apply for APEL C?

  1. Do I want my prior learning to be recognised?
  2. Click to eServices
  3. Do I have the skills, knowledge, and prior learning relevant to a university course?
  4. Do I have evidence to support my prior learning?

If your answers are YES to any one of the above questions, then you should apply for APEL C.APEL C is available to ALL OUM undergraduate & postgraduate learners with prior learning experience.

How to apply for APEL C?
  1. Login to myVLE
  2. Click to eServices
  3. Click APEL C Online
  4. Click on the APEL C Application
  5. Read the instructions and complete all the sections including the Knowledge Resume template
  6. Read the instructions and complete all the sections including the Knowledge Resume template
Where can I obtain more information?
For more information on APEL C, contact the Accreditation of Prior Experiental Learning Centre (APEL Centre) at 03-78012029 / 2026 / 2030. Alternatively, you may send us an email at lailysuriani@oum.edu.my.

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