Universiti Brunei Darussalam to Offer New Programme in Digital Economy

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) through the Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) will be offering a new blended learning programme from January 2017. The programme will provide the opportunity to customise studies that are best aligned with individual learners’ educational needs and career objectives. The innovative blended learning programmes also give learners an opportunity to study at their own pace, place and time alongside their career or daily activities.

UBD first blended learning degree programme, Bachelor of Science in Digital Economy, is transdisciplinary across four different disciplines; 1) Business & Management; 2) Entrepreneurship; 3) Digital Technology; and 4) Financial Literacy. Learners will also be able to customise and choose their specialisation areas in creative industries, tourism & hospitality, environment studies, halal Industries, accounting and finance, and digital technology. In addition to the degree programme, these modules are also offered to learners to be taken as part of continuing professional development. For example a learner may choose just one module of interest, or a package of modules from Digital Technology or Financial literacy. Over time, learners can accumulate modular credits which can lead to a diploma, degree or masters qualification.

Overall, the opportunity exists to harness learners’ strengths within a negotiated and blended learning approach, offering the learner a flexible, adaptable and sustainable way of gaining a higher education qualification. For example, the transdisciplinary approach towards the BSc in Digital Business Economy specialised area that is integrated into high growth areas in the Brunei Darussalam economy. 

Graduating students will have to meet the proper admission requirements prior to applying. Whereas non-graduating students can still benefit from any of the available modules, which carry the module fee of $500 each. 

The Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) aims to enable innovative approaches towards continuing education, professional development and blended learning by “transforming reaching, inspiring lifelong learning”

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the recent UBD 28th Convocation Titah stated that His Majesty hoped access to lifelong learning through the Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) would contribute significantly to the development of a knowledge-based society and economy.

C3L embeds the ethos of lifelong learning directly into the design and development of their blended learning programmes and short courses, which directly supports the development of a highly skilled workforce for a knowledge-based society for Wawasan 2035, and beyond, for Brunei Darussalam. Blended learning offers a way to study partly in the classroom and partly online and this offers a flexible way to study that fits easily with busy lifestyles. Being able to study online will support a more personalised approach to learning that blends the campus, home and work as one. Interestingly Professor Abdal-Hakim Hardaker, Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning, discussed how personalised learning experience continues to be seen by many as the ultimate future learning experience. “UBD’s blended learning focus will take note of the Islamic traditions for learning in shaping a new innovative solution for the future where a personalised approach is revived by the use of using a blended learning approach that is flexible, adaptable and sustainable for learners”. 

Interested parties can apply by sending an email directly to office.admission@ubd.edu.bn. They will then be sent an application code which will give them access to complete the online admissions application. Applications must be received by December 5, 2016. 

For more information, please contact +673 246 0922/ 246 0923 (Ext 1467/2308) or send an email to office.c3l@ubd.edu.bn.

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