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Global Footprint

Our vision says it loud and clear – “To innovate and craft a high-skills ecosystem that makes us a world-class powerhouse”. As we build skill sets around emerging and niche sub-sectors of the high-income, high-skills economy that are innovative, unique and untapped, forging global alliances that have the requisite expertise is not only a fad, it is a must.

The Republic of Mauritius has been a trailblazer worldwide by striving for greater access and equity in tertiary education. As from January 2019, the Government has been visionary in selecting ten public institutions in the higher education sphere to make completing a bachelor level degree free for first-time local students participating in tertiary education. This has been a game changer in opening the doors of tertiary education for many students from low-income families or vulnerable groups. No more will financial burden stop students and families from stepping up on the skill ladder and better job opportunities.

As the only tertiary, upper TVET institution in Mauritius, Polytechnics shoulders the responsibility to diversify the offerings for students in Mauritius in practical fields such as health science and nursing, IT and emerging technologies, engineering and logistics, marine and ocean sector and the tourism and hospitality.

Polytechnics Mauritius partners with global academic institutions to deliver on industry’s current and future needs that will unleash the next cycle of vacancies and jobs. Polytechnics focuses on emerging sectors of the economy and new skillsets. Often times, the expertise is not available locally and through global alliances, knowledge transfer and skillset exchange become possible. Many employers are waiting on these skills set to be launched in Mauritius to address their demands.

Our Academic Partners

As one of the oldest tertiary nursing education schools in Australia, Polytechnics was drawn by the fly in-fly out model of Australian faculty and the programme focus on evidence-based practice. With an international presence in Singapore, the nursing programme is taught globally and draws in the local realities to offer a programme of high-quality, officially recognized by TEQSA and the professional body.


As a leading entrepreneurial technical university situated in Malaysia’s capital and commerce city, UniKL is mandated by the Government to upgrade the status of technical education in Malaysia. UniKL also aspires to be one of the top universities in Asia by 2020. With the concept of ‘One Institute, One Specialisation’, UniKL contributes not only to tertiary education but also research and development for commercialization purposes.


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As the 13th Best ranked hospitality and leisure school in the world by QS World University rankings, HTMi Switzerland offers more than a Swiss-style education but finds a perfect fit in Paradise Mauritius, known and recognized in the world as a 5-Star hospitality destination. As one of the biggest franchise partnerships in the world for HTMi, Polytechnics Mauritius even ranked 1st in the Innovation Challenge at the HTMi Global Student Forum 2021.  

 


Picture1Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of largest public research universities in Canada. With over 27,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post graduate students, McMaster offers a deep and broad array of programmes. With partnerships covering niche areas such as Professional Addiction and Golf Management, the partnership between McMaster and Polytechnics will revolutionize the program offerings in Mauritius with unique courses available only at PML.


Acclaimed as Malaysia’s Premier Digital Technology University – UNIMY is Founded to upskill and foster ICT graduates with a global mindset, UNIMY is trusted to nurture these students to make them ready to face Industry 4.0 challenges.

The UNIMY community is driven by a shared purpose: to create a better future through technology, education, research and innovation. Our graduates have been applauded by the industry’s best players and are always being headhunted by the best IT companies.


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Microsoft is by far the most widely used Operating Systems in organisations as well as at individual level. Microsoft provides the core business and productivity software that organizations depend on. Regardless of your industry or career path, having a clear understanding of Microsoft technologies (and the certifications to back it up) will help accelerate your IT career.

Learn the most up to date Microsoft Technologies and earn certifications that show you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements.


REDHAT

Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to dominate enterprise Linux with over 30% of all worldwide server operating environments. Make sure you are maximizing the value of your technology investment with our hands-on Red Hat training. Develop your team’s skills in OpenStack, Storage, system administration, and more.


As cloud technologies continue to help organizations transform at a rapid pace, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn data, cloud computing is the number one hard skill companies need most.

As an AWS Academy PML is geared towards providing higher education prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. Our helps stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation to equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.


As a foresighted institution committed to developing the next generation of ICT professional, Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd is proud to collaborate with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices and be recognised as an authorized Huawei ICT Academy. This collaboration enable PML to deliver Huawei ICT technologies training, develop talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and the community and offer renown Huawei certification such as:

– Huawei Certified ICT Associate

– Huawei Certified ICT Professional

– Huawei Certified ICT Expert

  in fields of Cloud Service & Platform and ICT Infrastructure


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Part of the AMITY Education Group, Amity Institute of Higher Education (AIHE) aspires to be a leading private higher education institution in Mauritius. Since 2019, Polytechnics Mauritius partnered with AIHE to deliver two emerging tech programmes in Mauritius – Big Data and IoT, primarily for HSC school leavers who intend to make a difference in the novel field yet untapped locally. Through a 6-month in class and 6-month in industry model, PML has worked with AIHE to make practice as essential as in-class and in-simulation training. With a capstone project and an India Trip to be placed at leading IT firms, students build an internship project to showcase to Industry as their one-way ticket to a stellar IT career. A foot in the door is all it takes.


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As a Top 400 university in the world, UCSI University with its nearly 12,000 students, is one of the best private universities in Malaysia. In UCSI University, Polytechnics Mauritius sees a high-quality academic partner that can assist on a broad spectrum of courses, including niche ones such as Interior Design, Architecture Studies, Aquaculture, Leisure Management and Culinary Arts. Most of these programmes are either unavailable in Mauritius or inadequately serviced. With its focus on uptake of practical skills, deep internships, UCSI Malaysia along with PML will uplift SC school leavers towards select, gainful employment.

Multi-modal Pathways

Polytechnics Mauritius focuses mainly on work-ready diplomas for school leavers and re-skilling, up-skilling and redeployment programmes for middle-to-high skilled technicians and working professionals. In this quest, students often wish to pursue further education opportunities at local or international universities after completion of their diplomas or advance diplomas.

The novelty and distinctiveness of Polytechnics Mauritius is the offer of multi-modal pathways. Polytechnics takes immense pride in welcoming a diverse population of students from all across the island. Some have performed academically really well, some less well but are die-hard enthusiasts about their fields of intended work and some are passionate to discover new skills and have not yet made up their minds on their chosen jobs and careers.

Above all, the multi-modal pathways provide an opportunity for students to complete a bachelor-cycle qualification that will make them more attractive to employers. What sets us apart however is our ability to connect students with the right pathway based on their ability, expectations and aspirations.

Why multi-modal? A student completing an international diploma in Mauritius can either choose to complete a Bachelor at a local university in Mauritius or progress onto the home campus in the country of origin or join an international campus of the international university around the world. Many choices stemming from only one programme pursued at Polytechnics Mauritius. Students can continue along the cycle of “Free Tertiary Education Scheme (FTES)” with no tuition fee payable in Mauritius or incur the international fees at the international university.

 

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Student Mobility

Research is clear on the beneficial effects of intercultural exchange, transnational partnerships and global exposure. Students who immerse themselves in international transfers or mobility programmes forge new friendships, build a greater understanding of the world and develop empathy that serves them well in their jobs and careers. It is natural for students enrolled at Polytechnics Mauritius to think of their careers as comprising an international stint – having registered with an international credential such as HTMi Switzerland, McMaster Canada, La Trobe in Australia or UNIMY and UniKL in Malaysia, among others. It is no surprise that Polytechnics facilitates this process by offering an array of international languages such as Mandarin, German and Italian.

 

International Faculty and Projects

In several of the niche and specialised programmes at Polytechnics Mauritius such as Bachelor of Nursing (Top Up) with La Trobe University- Australia or Diploma in Industrial Logistics with UniKL Malaysia, international faculty regularly intervene. The reasons are simple. Some modules are complex and demand specific expertise and credentials. The regulations from the Quality Assurance Authorities in Mauritius require that lecturers are adequately qualified.

Exposure to international faculty who have a different background, hail from a different place with significant work experience from across the globe can have a profound impact on local students. Not only in terms of building resilient skillsets in them but by sharing their life experience to mould and build character. In the real world, students need to learn as much from failures or experiments gone wrong as those that have gone right.

Some programmes at Polytechnics Mauritius such as the Diploma in Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things run in collaboration with AMITY incorporate an international project consultancy and capstone project which they can then showcase to employers. They need to travel abroad, live abroad and build a project that is relevant to their course of offering and they are passionate about. Such international cross-breadth projects add a lot of value to students in their academic lifecycle. Students from tourism and hospitality run jointly with HTMi Switzerland and HTMi Singapore regularly participate in the Global innovation Challenge. In 2021, two teams of Polytechnics Mauritius were ranked 1st and 5th globally making us proud.

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