Bachelor of Arts in English for International Communication (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts in English for International Communication (Honours)


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English for International Communication programme is designed to produce graduates who have a high degree of communicative competence in English and cross-cultural awareness for global communication. The course concentrates on the development of language and communication skills. With the various exposure to both linguistic and international communication disciplines, this course aims to broaden students’ international experience through student exchange programmes and various cross-cultural activities. The undergraduate programmes have major-minor combinations. The pool of local and international lecturers opens the possibility for a more interactive approach and increased internationalization.

Entry Requirements (Language):

Depending on the programme of study, instruction at IIUM is carried in English and/or Arabic. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in programmes taught in English must obtain:

·         A score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 

·         6.5 points in the test administrated by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)

·         If they do not have either of these qualifications, applicants may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT), in which they must obtain at least 6.5 points to fulfill the requirement.

·         Applicants interested in programmes taught in Arabic must obtain an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements. 

Paper Based: 550 Computer Based: 213 Internet Based: 796.5 Overall Minimum Band 6.0 (WRLS)6.5 Overall Minimum Band 6.0 (WRLS)Band 2

The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM can be obtained at Academic Management and Admission Division.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Name
ENCO 1101 Introduction to International Communication
ENCO 1102 Introduction to World Literature
ENCO 1103 Introduction to Linguistics
ENCO 1104 Academic Writing
ENCO 1105 Persuasion and Speech Communication

Student Affair

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