ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Equip Diploma programme combines selected Certificate courses with key first year courses from the Degree programme. It further equips students for ministry in churches or other para-church organisations, and allows students to sample degree-level theological study.

While the Diploma can be completed full-time in a year, it is designed for part-time students. There is no time limit as long as students complete courses worth 3 credits per year.

Successful completion of the Diploma programme will satisfy the first-year requirements for Equip’s Bachelor in Theology / Bachelor in Divinity Degree programmes due to be relaunched in 2024.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to have at least a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), 5 British GCSEs or their equivalent, and must be proficient in spoken and written English. The applicant must be a committed Christian with a clear calling to ministry and be of good standing in a local church, having their recommendation and support. He/she must be at least 20 years-old at the time of entry and possess working experience of at least 2 years. 

COURSE DELIVERY

  • Taught classes (On-site / Online)
  • Intensive classes

APPLICATION

Students may apply to join the Diploma programme at any time and begin with the Certificate courses which run on three terms every year.

Term 1January – April
Term 2May – August
Term 3September – November

It is best to discuss your circumstances with the Academic Office before formal application.

FEES

Certificate CoursesRM 160 per subject
Degree CoursesRM 170 per credit
Library MembershipRM 100 per year

Scholarships may be available for those who are unable to raise support.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

CERTIFICATE COURSES

Bible OverviewDoctrine 1
Promise to FulfilmentDoctrine 2
EphesiansGospel according to John

DEGREE COURSES

 SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2 
Study SkillsFaithful Gospel Ministry
Exegesis & HermeneuticsOur Malaysian Context
OT Survey 1: Pentateuch & Former ProphetsPentateuch Book
NT Survey 1: NT Background, Matthew to ActsSynoptic Gospel

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Up to two additional Certificate Courses of student’s choice
PLUS
One additional 2 Year BTh / BDiv Degree Course, either:

OT Survey 2: Exile & Return, Later Prophets & WritingsBiblical Counselling: Dynamics of Biblical Change
NT Survey 2: Romans to RevelationChurch History 1: Overview