FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any timetables for the course?

 

See the Table below:

Courses

Day

Intake 2
(July – August)

Intake 3
(September – October)

Daily Timetable

Start Date

End Date

Start Date

End Date

Essential Topics in Bioinformatics

Every Monday 3/7 28/8 4/9 30/10 Lecture

6:30 PM – 07:30 PM

 

Dinner/prayer break

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Lecture

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Lecture

 

Practical

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Applied Bioinformatics

Every Tuesday 4/7 29/8 5/9

31/10

Genome Informatics

Every Wednesday 5/7 30/8 6/9

25/10

Applied Computing in Bioinformatics

Every Thursday 6/7 31/8 7/9

26/10

Computer Programming

Every Friday 7/7 25/8 1/9

27/10

All courses Every Saturday 8/7 26/8 2/9 28/10

Consultation with Instructor (1 hour for each course)

* Students to use the other weekdays to complete the practical and for self-study

Bootcamp Venue: Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

More information on the Topics of each Course can be found here: https://goo.gl/9fm1Re

2. How many hours are allocated for each course?

The number of hours are as below and are the same for each course:

No. of face-to-face hours per course = 8 topics x 4 hours = 32 hours
No. of self-study hours per course = 8 topics x 6 hours = 48 hours

Total hours per course = 80 hours (over a period of two months)

Implementation:

For each topic of each course, we will conduct a two-hour lecture session (6.30-7.30pm, with dinner/prayer break from 7.30-8.00pm, and continuation of lecture from 8.00-9.00pm) on the designated course day (see Table in Query #1 above), followed by an hour of practical on the same day. The students are to use the remaining weekdays for completion of the practical and self-study. An additional one hour (optional) consultation session will be conducted every Saturday (a time convenient for the students to be finalised on the first day of class) to discuss any problems that the students may have encountered during the practical or other questions related to the practical/lecture.

Example: All the topics of course 1 will be taught on Mondays. For each topic, the class will start with a two-hour lecture, followed by one hour practical. Students then spend the remaining weekdays to complete the practical and do a self-study on the lecture material covered. The students will meet the instructor again on Saturdays for an hour of consultation on the practical/lecture or other related questions.

3. Is there any certificate to be given to the participants after the course?

Yes, a certificate of participation will be given to each participant of the course.

5. When is the closing date for application?

Registrations are open till a day before the start of the intake month (e.g. last day of June for July intake). However, registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed if the maximum number of participants is reached.

6. I am an international applicant. Upon arriving in Kuala Lumpur, is there any person in charge from the University that will welcome the participants at the airport?

We can make arrangements for this if a request is made earlier. Also, it would be preferred if the students travelled together, so multiple trips can be avoided.

Alternatively, public transports are convenient and the students can opt for KLIA Ekspres, bus or budget taxi to reach their accommodation place.

7. Can I apply University accommodation?

The bootcamp will take place at Grand Seasons Hotel, which is in Titiwangsa Sentral in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

However, the participants can opt to stay at Perdana University-arranged accommodations. Our staff Mr Aidil (aidil@perdanauniversity.edu.my) will be able to provide you with information on the availability of the hostel rooms and the cost involved. We cannot guarantee a placement for the students in the hostel, but we will try to help them find an affordable accommodation, with access to public transport. Budget hotels at a reasonable cost are plenty, and the cost can be reduced if the students are prepared to share the room. The transport between their accommodation and the Grand Seasons Hotel has to be taken care by the students themselves. However, Grand Seasons Hotel is conveniently located in the city centre with a nearby monorail station. Travel cost by train is affordable; alternatively, the students can share Taxi/Uber/Grab to reduce the travel cost.

If the students stay in the Perdana University-arranged accommodations, the cost will also include transport to Perdana University (only) early in the morning and back in the evening. Students planning to also do research attachment with us, besides the bootcamp, can take advantage of this to travel to Perdana University during the day for discussion with the supervisor.

8. How much does the accommodation cost (estimation)?

The cost is estimated to be between RM375 and RM500 per month depending on the size of the bedroom. Please contact Mr Aidil (aidil@perdanauniversity.edu.my) for more information.

9. What are the mode of transportation between Perdana University (PU) in Serdang and Grand Seasons Hotel (GS) in Titiwangsa?

The distance between Perdana University (PU) and Grand Seasons (GS) hotel is approximately 31.8km and the Uber rate for the transport between PU and GS is about RM40 per trip. This cost can be reduced drastically to RM 10 per person if the ride is shared by four. Travel by train will be much cheaper, approximately as low as RM 5.8 per person, one way.