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Background of Institution

UCSI University

Founded in 1986, UCSI University is the flagship institution of the UCSI Group conglomerate. With campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, the University comprises seven faculties, a Centre for Pre-U Studies, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design, and an Institute of Music, with more than 85 programmes in disciplines like medicine, pharmacy, architecture, engineering, computer science, liberal arts and music. Its student body encompasses thousands of students from more than 80 different countries and the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity. As one of Malaysia's first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Praxis® University

With UCSI University's Praxis® approach, learners enjoy avenues to apply what they learn on a daily basis. This is achieved at Praxis® centres – in-house business entities under the UCSI Group – where learners get unparalleled exposure to the working world.

With a boutique hotel, a personnel-training firm, a child development centre, a poll and research centre, as well as a skin science and anti-aging firm, among others, the University is able to provide learners with the platform to reconcile their ideals with fundamental industrial practices and the underlying assumptions that make them work.

Vision

To be an intellectually resilient Praxis® university renowned for its leadership in academic pursuits and engagement with the industry and the community.

Mission

  • To promote transformative education that empowers students from all walks of life to be successful individuals with integrity, professionalism and a desire to contribute to society
  • To optimise relationships between industry and academia through the provision of education and unparalleled workplace exposure via Praxis® centres
  • To spearhead innovation in teaching and learning excellence through unique delivery systems
  • To foster a sustainable culture of research, value innovation and practice, in partnership with industries and society
  • To operate ethically at the highest standards of efficiency, while instilling values of diversity and inclusiveness, to sustain the vision for future generations

UCSI University

Academic Strengths

There are 396 members of academic staff (staff to student ratio of 1:22) with the following qualifications:

  • 68 doctorate degree holders
  • 19 doctorate degree candidates
  • 235 master's degree holders

While attaining a university degree opens doors to career opportunities around the world, a degree alone is not a guarantee to secure one's dream job. In today's competitive world, qualification alone is not enough for one to land or sustain a meritorious career and it was for this reason that the University goes to great lengths to ensure its students balance academic mastery with industrial application, and gain the skills that give them that added edge.

Programme Outline

UCSI University

Currently, UCSI University has more than 85 programmes that have been approved or accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) offered across its three campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak. These programmes encompass a wide range of fields – medicine, applied sciences, engineering, social sciences, hospitality and tourism, business, and information technology, to name a few. Each programme is led by a team of dedicated academic staff, many of whom have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. Many academics maintain close ties with industry practitioners and other leading universities.

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University are also developed with Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) principles in mind, making them unique and its graduates highly employable.

BOS is a study of 150 strategic moves spanning 100 years and 30 industries, which provide a systematic approach in making competition irrelevant and creating uncontested market space. One of only five such centres in the world, the UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre – under the UCSI Group – is the official regional representative of the Blue Ocean Strategy businesses for 10 countries.

As a premier university, UCSI University provides students with the option to complete their studies at UCSI or transfer to global partner universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and The Group of Eight. With over 200 fields to choose from, the flexible IDP programme allows students to not only study in two countries for a fraction of the cost but also obtain a foreign degree.

At the University, the International University Collaboration Centre assists students in all aspects of their IDP experience. Services rendered by IUCC include personalised counselling, university selection, course selection, university application, monitoring of progress and follow-up, accommodation arrangement as well as special pre-departure services, which include visa applications, air ticket arrangements and briefings. Students are also able to attend international education fairs and guest lectures, interact directly with university representatives, and have on-the-spot interviews.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

Notably, external work placements are also provided by the University through its Co-Operative Education & Career Services Department. With more than 1,000 global corporate partners, UCSI University has the largest industrial placement programme in Malaysia.

Academic Facilities & Resources

UCSI University's campuses are purpose-built to provide students with all the facilities they need for learning and recreation. Apart from being fully wireless, the University also adopts the latest cutting-edge technology in e-learning and e-resources, and is also home to a number of specialised laboratories that cater specifically to student needs and curriculum. The University also houses a large number of recreational facilities such as restaurants, squash courts, badminton courts, a football field, a gymnasium, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a futsal court and a swimming pool.

UCSI University

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

The University is always abuzz with student-led or faculty-run events, which aim to expose students to extra-curricular activities outside the classroom. Transcending classroom borders, the events provide the ideal platform for students to gain practical experience and develop their leadership skills and character.

Students can participate and socialise with their peers through a host of clubs and student associations at the University. Currently, there are more than 50 student clubs and associations – from sports clubs, cultural societies, self-defense groups, religious fellowships, international student associations to recreational clubs.

UCSI University

Outline of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded to deserving students – irrespective of race, religion and creed – to pursue higher education at UCSI University.

Scholarships are offered to students at the foundation, A-Levels, and undergraduate levels.
All scholarship and bursary applications and enquiries can be made by writing to: scholarship@ucsiuniversitytrust.com or visiting: http://www.ucsiuniversitytrust.com/index.asp

UCSI University Trust Scholarships Awards

  • UCSI University Trust
  • Tan Sri Ahmad Razali Merit Scholarship Award
  • UCSI University Trust Sport Bursary
  • UCSI University Trust Scholarship
  • UCSI University Trust A-Level Scholarship
  • UCSI University Trust Education Grant

Recognition & Achievements

UCSI University is ISO-certified and won a Special Award for Quality Management from the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 2008 – a testament to its strong track record of educational excellence. In 2009, the University also won the Brand Laureate SMEs Chapter Award for the Best Brand in Tertiary Education.

The University has a dedicated department – namely, Quality Assurance and Enhancement – that ensures all of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are approved and accredited by the Malaysian government. The University also conducts regular internal audits to ensure all services rendered by the University to its students are of the highest quality.

Apart from facing regular checks by the government, UCSI University also maintains close ties with industry advisory boards to ensure that its programmes are relevant and up-to-date. All of its professional programmes meet or exceed industry standards through regular meetings and audits by the boards. All faculties work hand in hand with industrial partners by exchanging valuable knowledge and technology on a regular basis.

Other Awards:

UCSI University

World Sense of Place Awards

  • University Precinct of the Year (2013)

Ministry of International Trade and Industry

  • Export Excellence Award - Education Services (2008)
  • Special Award for Quality Management (2007)
  • Special Awards for Quality (2006)

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC)

  • MSC-Status Company (since 1999)

Small & Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC)

  • Enterprise 50 Award (1999 & 2000)

Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC)

  • Company of the Year (2008)
  • Company of the Year (2003)
  • Good Corporate Citizen Award (2002)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (2002)

Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia

  • Human Resources Minister Award (2003)

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

  • Export Excellence Award for Services (2004)

Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM)

  • IPRM Crystal Award

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, UK

  • Top of the Class Commendation

International Organisation For Standardization (ISO)

  • ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Spain International Best Image in Industry & Commerce

  • International Best Image Award

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Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Cambridge GCE A-Levels
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 28020 – 33000/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs (3 Sem)
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Foundation in Arts
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 18000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
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Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 18000/Course
Duration: 1 Yr (3 Sem)
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in 3D Animation Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 43704/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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2.
Diploma in Aquaculture with Entrepreneurship
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 30740/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Yem)
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3.
Diploma in Architectural Studies
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 45985/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (8 Sem)
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Diploma in Culinary Arts
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 34999/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 32000/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (7 Sem)
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6.
Diploma in Engineering (Materials Science)
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 23550/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (7 Sem)
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7.
Diploma in Fashion Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 40682/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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8.
Diploma in Graphic Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 41193/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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9.
Diploma in Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 27035/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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10.
Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 27160/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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11.
Diploma in Interior Architecture
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 36870/Course
Duration: 2.5 Yrs (7 Sem)
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12.
Diploma in Logistics Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 24940/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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13.
Diploma in Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 27740/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 Sem)
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14.
Diploma in Nursing
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 48112/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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Advanced Diploma Level
Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bachelor of Artrs (Hons) Supply Chain Operations Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 50760/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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2.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52200/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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3.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52200/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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4.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Branding and Advertising
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 50880/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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5.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Administration
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52200/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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6.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English Language & Communication
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 54240/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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7.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 64540/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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8.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 55525/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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9.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Mass Communications
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52600/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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10.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 59500/Course
Duration: 3.5 Yrs (7 Sem)
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Logistics Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 50760/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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12.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52200/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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13.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Multimedia Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 58730/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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14.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52280/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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15.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) in 3D Animation Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 64240/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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16.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 77610/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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17.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71140/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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18.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Communication & Electronic Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 64290/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 65320/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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20.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 67330/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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21.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68560/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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22.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Petroleum Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 76740/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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23.
Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 53340/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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24.
Bachelor of Music (Hons) Classical Music
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 76620/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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25.
Bachelor of Music (Hons) Contemporary Music
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 76620/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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26.
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 69640/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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27.
Bachelor Of Optometry (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 77040/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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28.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 114620/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (8 Sem)
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29.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 53640/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science and Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52620/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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31.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Aquatic Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 72000/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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32.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 74020/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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33.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information System
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 51720/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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34.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 52202/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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35.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Finance & Investment
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 55560/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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36.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science & Nutrition
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 74540/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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37.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 73206/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 Sem)
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38.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mobile Computing & Networking
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 45999/Course
Duration: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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39.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 81960/Course
Duration: 4 Yrs (12 Sem)
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40.
Doctor of Medicine
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 259325/Course
Duration: 5 Yrs (10 Sem) (Yrs 1&2 in KL campus; Yrs 3 to 5 at Terengganu Campus)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
M.B.A. (Blue Ocean Strategy)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 50000/Course
Duration: 1.5 Yrs
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2.
M.Sc. (Applied Sciences)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 21750/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 2 Yrs
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3.
M.Sc. (Biotechnology with Business Management)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29550/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 2 Yrs
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4.
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30450/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
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5.
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29800/Course
Duration: Min 1 Yr (3 Sem)
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6.
M.Sc. (Food Science with Business Management)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 29550/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
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7.
M.Sc. (Food Science)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 31200/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
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8.
M.Sc. Anti-Aging, Regenerative Medicine and Medical Aesthetic
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 51557/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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9.
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: 1 - 3 Yrs
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10.
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Technology
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30000/Course
Duration: 1 - 3 Yrs
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11.
M.Sc. Technopreneurship
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30770/Course
Duration: FT: Min 1 Yr ; PT: Max 3 Yrs
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12.
Master of Architecture
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 43400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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13.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 26000/Course
Duration: Min 1 Yr
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14.
Master of Music (Performance Studies)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 36000/Course
Duration: 16 Mths - 3 Yrs
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15.
Master of Nursing
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 27400/Course
Duration: 2 Yrs
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16.
Master of Science in Logistics Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 26000/Course
Duration: Min 1 Yr
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
1.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 54600/Course
Duration: Min 3 Yrs
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2.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) (Ph.D.)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 35000/Course
Duration: 9 sem
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3.
Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 6000/Sem
Duration: Full time - 3 to 5 years Part time - 3 to 7 years
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4.
Doctorate of Philosophy (Science)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 36200/Course
Duration: 2 - 7 Yrs
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Contact Details

UCSI University

Address:
No.1, Jalan Menara Gading
UCSI Heights,
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 603-9101 8880
Fax: 03-9102 2614
Website: http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/

Other Campuses

UCSI University, Terengganu Campus

Address:
Bukit Khor,
PT 11065, Mukim Rusila
21600 Marang
Terengganu

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 609-628 1880, 609-628 1889
Fax: 09-628 1885
Website: http://www.ucsi.edu.my

UCSI University, Sarawak Campus

Address:
Lot 2498, Blok 16, Kuching Central Lang District,
Jalan Tun Jugah
93350 Kuching
Sarawak

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 6082-455 255
Fax: 6082-455 015
Website: http://www.ucsi.edu.my

Lux International College

Address:
Plaza Damansara Utama, 2 Jalan SS21/60,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Wilayah Persekutuan

Type: Private College

Tel: 03-77227122
Fax: 03-77332708

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Key Personnel

Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff

Vice Chancellor and President, UCSI University

Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff has been involved in higher education in this country for the past 30 years. “Strive, and Make a Difference” is an apt depiction of his work ethos in pursuing academic excellence and a higher standard of professionalism. He is a firm advocate of research and development and has won numerous awards and research grants for his initiatives in medicine and science, apart from publications in high-impact journals. His h-index is 12 and he has over 1,000 citations of his work. He now leads a large 15-year longitudinal study on the epidemiologic transition evolving in the country resulting in cardiovascular diseases.

Khalid previously served as Foundation Dean of Universiti Teknologi MARA’s Medical Faculty in 2004 where he established it as one of the foremost medical faculties in the country. Prior to that, he played a number of key roles, including Dean, in a career spanning two decades at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In both institutions, he managed to consolidate the respective faculties of Medicine, built the Heart Centres, and pushed for the creation of UKM’s Molecular Biology Institute, UiTM’s Institute for Medical Molecular Biotechnology, and The Centre for Translational Research and Epidemiology. 

Apart from this, he sits in a number of committees and councils including the National Science and Research Council, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, College of Physicians of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Hypertension, National BioEthics Council, and National Committee on Clinical Research. A number of professional and learned bodies have bestowed their Fellowships on him.

Khalid is happily married to Professor Datin Paduka Dr Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, a molecular biologist who is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Student Testimonials

Anusha Arulnanthi

BA (Hons) Music

Been in Sedaya from August 96 till August 99. Through the years, Sedaya's standard has improved tremendously. As a student from the Music department, I must say that the facilities such as the practice rooms are good. The lecture rooms are cosy. The lecturers are excellent at what they do and they are the people I would remember always for bringing me to the level that I am at now. Sedaya College is certainly the best place in Malaysia for anyone wanting to pursue a good music education.


V. Jadish Kumar

BEng (Hons) Communication and Electronic Engineering (Alumni Student)

Sedaya College is a college that knows no bounds in education heights. Beginning with the lecturers, students and other staff who dedicate themselves to excellence, dynamism, professionalism and innovation to achieve total student satisfaction. All its facilities are up-to-date and the entire atmosphere of the college lets the students live in actual college lifestyle. The libraries are quiet, excellent for studies and reference, computer laboratories are well-equipped and the lecture theatres are spacious and air-conditioned for a conducive study environment. All in all, Sedaya College gives its students the best education that is available now and will always be here providing education to those who need it.


Alexandra Sader, Uruguay

Mass Communications, 3 years

The environment in UCSI is good and I’m comfortable with it. People here are nice and friendly and the lecturers are excellent. They are really concerned about their students and help them willingly. I experienced some cultural shock at the beginning but somehow I managed to adapt myself in Malaysia. It is fun to be in Malaysia; the food and weather are fantastic.


Armita Eftekhar, Iran

B. A. (Hons.) in Business Administration

I decided to study in Malaysia because it is an Asian country where it is easy to mix and adapt with the people and the culture here. My friends recommended UCSI because it is a good university. UCSI has a few intakes a year and it is very convenient for students to enrol at anytime of the year. UCSI has a warm and friendly environment for students and the lecturers are good.


Cady Jiang Xue-yan, Hangzhou, China

Nursing (University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK)

".... Malaysian people are so friendly...."Ms. Cady Jiang Xue-yan who comes from Hangzhou (China) is a nurse by profession there too. Being an excellent student, she won Sedaya College's President's Award (worth RM800) for the year 1997/98. After completing some courses at Sedaya College, she managed to secure an offer in late 1998 from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN), UK to complete a degree in Nursing."I feel sad to leave Malaysia as I have made so many friends here already. Malaysian people are so friendly. I will definitely come back to visit my Sedayan friends and other Malaysian friends whom I have met during my stay here." ( With these parting words, she left for UNN, UK 1998.)


Fatimah Qari, Saudi Arabia

B.Sc. Computing for Business, 3 Years

Studying and living in Malaysia, within an environment amidst a plethora of colourful people from different ethnic origins has provided me with the opportunity to gain a greater insight on the different cultural backgrounds. UCSI is very much like a little global village! There are international students from so many different countries - Vietnam, Pakistan, China, Mauritius, Maldives, and even from Saudi Arabia! The programmes on offer are excellent alternatives to studying abroad in other countries.


Grace Onyango, Kenya

B.Eng Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 3 Years

I chose to study in Malaysia because it is definitely a cheaper alternative than to study at other common academic destinations like the UK or the US. I am also curious to explore the experience of studying in Asia. Now that I’m here, I truly appreciate the mix of cultures, the easy-going and laid back attitude of Malaysians and generally, they are very friendly and hospitable people. I chose UCSI because I met one of the College’s representatives at an educational fair in Nairobi and the academic options here are more attractive than others.


Ha Thi Huyen Trang, Vietnam

Business Information System, 2nd year

Malaysia is beautiful and Malaysians are friendly. If my country people had the chance to travel, they should visit Malaysia to feel for themselves how beautiful this country is. Vietnamese people like to say Khi ta o chi la noi dat o, khi ta di dat bong hoa tam hon, which means that a place is just to stay in until it is time to leave, and then it becomes your soul. Now that I will be leaving Malaysia soon, I really understand what that means!


Jhony Kosasim, Indonesia

Accounting & Finance, 3 years

I came to UCSI to further my studies because there was an agent in my country who recommended this college to me. I found that it is fun and enjoyable to be with friends from different countries, religions and backgrounds. Malaysians are “OK” and friendly. Frankly speaking, I did not experience any cultural shock as Malaysia and Indonesia have a lot of similarities in terms of food, weather and culture.


Julia Lisbeth, Medan

Indonesia, Music, 2nd year

Besides being friendly and extremely helpful, the lecturers at UCSI are always looking for opportunities to improve themselves. UCSI provides us with a supportive and stimulating study environment where I can interact with friends from different walks of life. We also get to enjoy facilities that benefit students such sports, societies, accommodation, student services, scholarships, teaching, learning and research. The counselors at the counselor center are also always willing to help.


Kiran Sushama Rajeev, India

Mechanical Engineering - 2nd year

After two years of staying in Malaysia, I find that this country very beautiful. I also find that the lecturers are very helpful and they are willing to take the extra mile to help us with our studies. The Student Council has been very supportive of our international student activities, giving us a lot of moral support. Although I was the first student from Kerala, now, there are more than 20 students from my hometown.


Lidya Octavia Yusmanto, Indonesia

B.A. (Hons.) Mass Communication, 3 Years

UCSI University is a melting pot for different cultures to mix and learn about each other. These people are not only from Asia but also from European, Middle Eastern and African countries like Russia, Iran and Nigeria. So far, I have met people of different cultures and learned about their ways of life and the way things are done in their country such their annual festivals and other ceremonies. Apart from that, we also have a diversified range of lecturers from countries like Singapore, Iran and Indonesia. They are very friendly and helpful. Personally, I’ve gained more experience by participating and helping out in events organised by the clubs and associations. Campus life is incomplete without the extracurricular activities and it will definitely prove to be helpful when my future career starts.


Mahendra Sidik, Indonesia

Masters in Logistics Management

I chose this course because it is a one-year Masters programme and is incorporated with the Co-Op education programme (internship). This means that I can work and be involved directly in the industry. At the same time, I could also attend lectures in the evening at the university after my Co-Op. I also like the programme because it is well-organised and there is a dedicated administrative offi cer co-ordinating the programme. We can always obtain any required assistance from the officer concerning our studies. Besides this, I also like the food in Malaysia.


Martin Trianon, Uruguay

B.Sc. Business Information Systems, 3 Years

Being in Kuala Lumpur is nothing like I’ve seen in my country! I like the hot weather all year round, and enjoy the nature, as well as the metropolitan aspects of the city - the buildings, trains and definitely the cheerful people.




Mr. Banda Sene, Kenya

Mechanical Engineering

I found the e-learning facilities in campus (Sedaya International College is an e-campus) very useful. It is practical and easy to use because it is there 24 hours and I can access it at night. I study at night because there are extra-curricular activities like basketball, student council meetings and movies on Friday during the day. Besides, all lecture notes, tutorials, the timetable… everything, they are all there. The staff, too, are approachable, compared to back in my school. The environment is conductive and I had no problem with any lecturer. I didn’t come under any academic sanction, and the college has sports facilities like basketball courts and the gymnasium, which I am addicted to. I like basketball and the gym! The social life here is great. I met people from different cultures, and they have given me an insight into other ways of life. I made numerous friends. When I walk into the college lobby, it is like I know everybody!One of the most memorable events of college life was the overnight basketball tournament, which was held recently. It was from 7pm to 11am. We didn’t sleep. There was only an hour break in between games. This was the first time I heard of it. Never heard anything like it! I felt good!The most important thing I’ll take away with me from Sedaya International College is my friendship and the people who respect me in a big way. I expected to be discriminated against in some way here but it is not happening.


Muhammad Tawfiq Peerbocus, Mauritius

B. Sc. (Hons.) Engineering (Mechanical)

I arrived in Malaysia in January 2003 and met UCSI University, my surrogate home for the following 1 year and 8 months.

I was at UCSI to fulfill my dream to be a Mechanical Engineer. I was surprised at how fond I became of UCSI and its melting pot of students and staff. After graduating from UCSI, I pursued my degree at the University of Manitoba, Canada and aside from receiving a distinction in my field of study, I also received the Gold Award from The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).

My UCSI experience was not all about books, equations or libraries but it was also about my everyday life, my habits and about communicating and sharing ideas with great people all the time. UCSI has become my way of life, and will remain part of my life and heart.


Navid Gazerani, Iran

B.A. (Hons.) in Computing, 3 Years

UCSI University is the only university in KL which offers a variety of different courses. One of the reasons I chose this University is because you can find different cultures from different countries and nations. This gives me an opportunity to learn different cultures from different countries. The relationship among UCSI University students and Student Affairs staff was the best I had experienced in my University life. I learned a lot from them through organising events. I strongly believe that UCSI University can lead me to a bright future.


Stephen Antony Mwema, Kenya

Communication & Electronic Engineering, 3 years

I was doing engineering course at another university before I came to UCSI. The lecturers here are good as they’re knowledgeable, kind and very helpful. Malaysia is a nice country, everything seems to be perfect. The people are friendly and the food is wonderful.


Tanniyus Fahim Syed, Bangladesh, India

3+0* Communication and Electronic Engineering ProgramUniversity of Northumbria, Newscastle, UK

"My dream of studying in the UK was realised when I got to know about Sedaya College's joint program in Engineering with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK."Currently, I am undertaking the '3+0' Communication and Electronic Engineering program. Originally, I had plans to study at a British university. However, I did not want to "burden" my family financially. My dream of studying in the UK was realised when I got to know about Sedaya College's joint program in Engineering with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. In this way, I am able to save a substantial sum of money. I will proceed to this UK University in the final year.(Explanatory note: 3+0 programme is a foreign university degree programme whereby students can complete the entire course in Malaysia"


Zheng zong-hui, Guangzhou,The People's Republic of China

Masters degree, Robotics, University of Manitoba, Canada

"Sedaya College will make your dreams come true""I always dreamt of furthering my studies in Canada or America. Fortunately, with selfless help from Sedaya College, the dream has finally come true. Now I'm going to Canada. What I want to do is just thank all the staff in Sedaya College. I think that every student in Sedaya College will succeed if they try their best. Sedaya College will make your dreams come true."These are the unedited words of Zheng, who managed to obtain an offer from the University of Manitoba, Canada to do a Masters degree in Robotics. He left for Manitoba around July 1998.

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