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DRB-HICOM University Of Automotive Malaysia

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About the Institution

DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU) was established on April 2, 2010, as the International College of Automotive (ICAM) with only 42 students from DRB-HICOM Berhad subsidiary companies' employees to begin with, and it became a full-fledged university in October 2015. DRBHU is owned by HICOM University College Sdn. Bhd (HUCSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad. The university is located on a 42-acre site within the DRB-HICOM Automotive Complex in Pekan, Pahang.

The university’s tagline, “University by the industry, for the industry," embodies its commitment to producing skilled professionals for the workforce and educating and upgrading the skills and knowledge of DRB-HICOM Group's staff through a curriculum that blends theory with practical application. Currently, the university offers more than 20 programs, including foundation, diploma, degree, master's, and doctoral studies, mainly through two faculties: the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the Faculty of Business & Management. The university also offers a variety of Open Distance Learning (ODL) programs such as Diploma in Procurement, Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Business Administration.

DRB-HICOM is the largest fully integrated automotive corporation in the country, involved in numerous automotive supply chain activities, including manufacturing automotive components, vehicle assembly and distribution, after-sales support and services, and vehicle inspection. Companies within the DRB-HICOM Group have collaborated with international automotive players such as Audi, Honda, Isuzu, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.

DRBHU serves two major roles: acting as a private educational institution that produces skilled professionals for the automotive sector workforce and enabling workers within the DRB-HICOM Group of Companies to continuously upgrade their skills and knowledge. Complementing the automotive industry through sustainable development of human capital is the primary goal of DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia. With the change to university status, DRBHU is now equipped to undertake research at the international level. The focus of teaching has broadened to include all aspects of automotive-related education and research.

The university plays an active role in the Group’s vision of realizing the national aspiration of creating a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The continuous flow of trained and skilled workers benefits the Malaysian automotive industry. This vision includes the goal of making Pekan, the home of DRBHU and the DRB-HICOM automotive complex, a vibrant and self-sustaining regional automotive center housing state-of-the-art technology with a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and professional workforce.

Program Outline

DRB-HICOM University offers more than 20 programs in two faculties: the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and the Faculty of Business & Management. Below is the list of programmes offered by our university;

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Foundation Studies:

  • Foundation in Engineering (FIE)

Diploma Programmes:

  • Diploma in Automotive Technology - (DAT)
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health - (DOSH)
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health - (DOSH-ODL)

Bachelor Programmes:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Automotive) with Honours - (BAT)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health with Honours (BOSH)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Aerospace Composite Manufacturing (BCM)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health with Honours - (BOSH-ODL)

Postgraduate Programmes

  • M. Sc in Engineering Technology (MScET)

Faculty of Business & Management

Foundation Studies:

  • Foundation in Business (FIB)

Diploma Programmes:

  • Diploma in Automotive Parts Management (DPM)
  • Diploma in Procurement Management (DPV)
  • Diploma in Procurement Management (DPV-ODL)

Bachelor Programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management (BBAM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) (BACC)

Postgraduate Programmes:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA-ODL)
  • Ph.D in Management (PHDM)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA-ODL)

Academic Resources and Facilities

DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU) is a boutique university situated in Pekan’s automotive industrial park. This young university is steadily growing with a clear vision to become ASEAN’s premier innovation, research, and educational institution for the automotive ecosystem and sustainable development. The university upholds the moral obligation to provide an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students in preparing them for their future. At the same time, DRBHU also endorses its supportive role in the community of Pekan.

In ensuring the quality of our courses through student evaluations for all subjects in every semester, lecturers and students provide feedback on the effectiveness of the teaching methodology and the practicality of the course itself. We encourage classes to be interactive and offer real-life challenges that require problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork. Another initiative is to expose academicians to an annual 360-degree feedback on their teaching and learning aspects, where they receive constructive evaluations from their peers and immediate supervisors.

Teaching methodology has shifted from pedagogy to andragogy (student-centered) and towards heutagogy, in tandem with the contemporary changes in education progress and development. Academicians are expected to use teaching methodology consistent with Education 4.0, utilizing digital media tools and global education platforms. Student assessments are set on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and industry-based experiential learning, thereby aligning with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025, consisting of six basic attributes: ethics and spirituality, leadership skills, national identity, language proficiency, thinking skills, and knowledge.

Along with teaching and learning, continuous professional development is also of high priority at DRBHU. As such, the university is responsible for providing guidance and support for effective teaching and evaluation of students. To meet this objective, we are involved in academic induction, assessment handbooks for educators, teaching and learning policies, trainings, workshops, and informal sharing sessions for educators to upgrade their skills in teaching and learning matters. We often invite prominent trainers from reputed universities, professional boards, MQA-approved members, and, most importantly, members from the industry to support our various activities.

DRBHU is indeed a committed learning organization, promoting continuous personal and professional development of its students, educators, staff, and the members of the wider community at large.

Student (Local & International) Support Services

Student Accommodation

General Features:

  • 3 Tower with 11th Level
  • 24-hours security by Auxiliary Police
  • Within 10-minutes walking distance to campus
  • Short distance to restaurants, fast food, shops, banks, bookshops, convenience stores, launderettes and Pekan Town
  • Availability of Grab service
  • Side lake Outdoor Fitness Equipment
  • Jogging track

Every Unit Offers:

  • Comfortable accommodation for up to 4 students
  • A choice of single or twin sharing bedroom
  • 1-Bedded Premium with an attached bathroom
  • 2-Bedded Premium with an attached bathroom
  • 1-Bedded room
  • 2-Bedded room
  • 4-Bedded room

Furnishings Provided:

  • Beds
  • Mattresses
  • Wardrobes
  • Study Tables with Chairs
  • Dining Table with Chairs
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron with iron board
  • Pantry
  • Parking spaces for students
  • Waiting lounge area
  • Wi-fi Internet access
  • ASTRO
  • On-site maintenance available for emergencies
  • Baggage room to store luggage for odd hour check-ins and check-outs
  • 24-hour security surveillance system
  • Trained live-in residence officers to help students, especially in the case of emergencies
  • Residence Customer Service Centre to assist students and parents on all residence matters
  • Housekeeping services for all common areas are provided
  • Maintenance services to rectify any maintenance issues

Counselling

University’s life is full of challenges and happiness. Challenges of life can come in different ways for example facing problem with new environments, confusion in deciding on a major or career path, struggling in relationships, or making friends. In such circumstances, it may affect students such as anxious, depressed, confused, or overwhelmed at some point of life. Sometimes these situations are easily managed and maybe sometimes these problems are quite hard to overcome, and we need help in dealing with such feelings and problems that seem to be beyond our control. With this concern, the Student Affairs Centre through Guidance and Counselling unit offers a free and confidential mental health service through therapeutic procedure and incorporates mind, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects to help students change their life.

Sports Facilities and Social Clubs

Sports Facilities

  • Gym
  • Futsal Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Takraw Court
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Jogging Track

University Club

  • Hockey Club
  • Rugby Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Netball Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Takraw Club
  • Silat Club
  • Chess Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Cycling Club
  • Debate Club
  • Arts and Cultural Club
  • Safety Club
  • Toastmaster Club
  • Peer Counsellor
  • SISPA
  • IMAN Club
  • Club Animal Respect Education

Student Development Activities for Employability

Students have the potential for an internship in many DRB-HICOM Group subsidiaries, which comprise more than 39 subsidiaries in Malaysia. Every semester, students will engage in various activities related to career development, establish connections with numerous companies under the DRB-HICOM Group, and undergo soft skills training both in class and through extracurricular activities.

The Student Experience

DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia is certainly a unique institution, as it is established by the DRB-HICOM Group to complement the automotive industry through the sustainable development of human capital. With dedicated and friendly instructors, students can easily acquire new knowledge. It's worth noting that these instructors come from the industry and are ready to share their experiences with students. The strategic location of the institution makes DRBHU an excellent choice for further study, situated in the Pekan industrial area. Surrounded by industries, students will experience a sense of immersion in the industry. Being located far from many entertainment options will help students focus on their studies.

DRBHU also offers an array of financial assistance, which is the main reason why most students are here now. Additionally, the career opportunities are abundant because we have many subsidiaries under DRB-HICOM. The highly skilled training provided by this institution has already produced numerous expert technocrats at the national level and even at the international level, such as Asyraf Yusni and Simon Wong. Both were WorldSkills contestants who represented DRB-HICOM University and Malaysia.

Recognition and Accreditation

  • 2015
    • Participation:
      • 2nd Services and Education Sectoral Quality Improvement Team and Innovative Creative Circle (ICC/QIT) Convention
        Awards:
        • Special Award- Best ICC Project
      • National Innovation and Invention Competition Through Exhibition 2015 (I CompeX’15)
        Awards:
        • 1-Silver
        • 2-Bronze
      • International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2015)
        Awards:
        • Best Award-Class B
        • 3-Gold
        • 4-Silver
        • 1-Bronze
  • 2016
    • Participation:
      • International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2016)
        Awards:
        • 1-Special Award
        • 3-Gold
        • 2-Silver
      • International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX)
        Awards:
        • 5-Gold
  • 2017
    • Participation:
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2017)
        Awards:
        • 2-Bronze
      • Novel Research Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2017
        Awards:
        • 1-Silver
        • 3-Bronze
      • Worldskill Abu Dhabi 2017
        Awards:
        • 1-Bronze
        • Best of Nation Award
  • 2018
    • Participation:
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2018
        Awards:
        • Bioresin from crude Palm Oil - Silver
        • Photocatalytic treatment of POME - Bronze
        • Adjustable Spark Plug Remover - Merit
      • 29th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2018)
        Awards:
        • 3-Silver
        • 2-Bronze
      • Hackathon PSAS 2018 - Smart Car System
        Awards:
        • 2-Gold
  • 2019
    • Participation:
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2019
        Awards:
        • 5-Bronze
      • Novel Research & Innovation Competition (2019)
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 2-Bronze
        • 2-Merit
      • 30th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2019)
        Awards:
        • 4-Silver
      • International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2019.
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 2-Silver
        • 1-Bronze
  • 2020
    • Participation:
      • International Virtual Educational Invention, Innovation and Design Competition 2020 (iVEDIIC 2020)
        Awards:
        • 2 -Bronze
      • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia ENTREPRENEURSHIP FESTIVAL 2020
        Awards:
        • 1st Place
        • 2nd Place
      • International Business Idea Challenge (IBIC) 2020
        Awards:
        • Silver
        • Gold
  • 2021
    • Participation:
      • 4th International Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand Symposium on Innovation & Creativity (IMITSIC2021)
        Awards:
        • Gold
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021
        Awards:
        • Top 10 Best Winner (Category A-ST)
        • 2- Silver
        • 1-Bronze
      • Internation Invention Innovation Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2021
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 2-Silver
        • 1-Bronze
  • 2022
    • Participation:
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2022
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 1-Bronze
      • Internation Invention Innovation Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2022 Awards:
        • 2-Gold
        • 2-Bronze
      • SWISS INNOVATION CHALLENGE ASEAN (SICA) 2022
        Awards:
        • 2nd Prize
      • National & Innovation Competition, Exhibition and Robot-Sumo (NICERS 2022)
        Awards:
        • 2-Gold
        • 2-Silver
      • International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2022)
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 3-Bronze
  • 2023
    • Participation:
      • INVENTX 2023
        Awards:
        • Sustainable Composite: Best of the Best Award
        • Development of Gyro-Stabilized Motorcycle Headlight System – Gold
        • Flexible Indicator Light Device for Motorcycle Helmet -Gold Medal
        • PGFNet: AI-Enhanced Pose Diversity and Local Features for Person Reidentification – Gold
        • Construction of AI Knowledge Graph in the Field of Oil and Gas Exploration – Gold
        • Polyethylene Foam Recycled from Post-industrial Waste – Gold
        • Sustainable Composite- Gold
        • Router Follower with Setback -Gold
      • International Research Invention, Innovation And Exhibition 2023 (IRIE)
        Awards:
        • 1-Gold
        • 2-Silver
      • International Research & Innovative Technology Competition 2023 ( i - RITEC)
        Awards:
        • 2-Silver
      • The inaugural International Research & Information Science Expo 2023 ( i-RISE )
        Awards:
        • 1-Silver
        • 2-Bronze
      • Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2023
        Awards:
        • 2-Silver
        • 2-Bronze
      • Internation Invention Innovation Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2023
        Awards:
        • 2-Gold
        • 1-Silver
        • 1-Bronze
  • 2024
    • Participation:
      • Malaysia Technology Expo 2024
        Awards:
        • Sustainable Foam (Waste to Wealth) - Silver
        • Intelligence Drone Health Warning System - Bronze
        • Smart Jump Starter with Advanced Safety Feature (Guardian Booster) - Bronze
        • Improvement of Door Safety System for Dooring Accidents - Bronze

Scholarships and Financial Aid

DRB-HICOM University always cares for its students and those interested in applying to our university. With the assistance of the DRB-HICOM Group, we have allocated scholarships worth 52 million ringgit, benefiting numerous students. In addition to scholarships, we also assist students with financial aid applications such as PTPTN and Zakat.

  1. Foundation Scholarship
    • Full Scholarship
    • Full Tuition Scholarship
    • Partial Tuition Fee Scholarship
  2. Diploma Scholarship
    • Partial Fee Scholarship
    • DERMASISWA B40
    • DERMASISWA ZAKAT
  3. Degree Scholarship
    • DRB-HICOM Apprentice Scholar Programme (DASP)
    • DRB-HICOM Special Employment Scheme (DSES)
    • DERMASISWA B40
    • DERMASISWA ZAKAT
    • Partial Tuition Scholarship
  4. Post-Graduate Scholarship
    • Partial Scholarship
  5. International student scholarship

Why study in DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DRBHU)

DRBHU was established in 2010 with the target of strengthening and aiding the country’s automotive industry by producing highly skilled graduates that are equipped with a professional attitude and are proficient in academics, technology, engineering and business. DRBHU also cultivates holistic and integrated learning modules with the assistance of subject matter experts and industry professionals, both locally and internationally. The expansive programmes offered are aligned with the most current industry demands and its ever-evolving standards. DRBHU’s campus is situated on a 42-acre site in Pekan, Pahang near the DRB-HICOM Automotive Complex, offering a conducive and immersive learning environment for students. The university constantly strives to be the top choice for tertiary education in the automotive industry within the region and beyond, with a mission to be the leading university in automotive education, research, and innovation.

Courses Offered

Click on a programme name for full details.

Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Business
Fees (Local): 9000 / course
Duration: 1 + 3
Diploma Level
2.
Diploma In Accounting
Fees (Local): 27500 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7 (Full Time) / 4 + 12 (Part Time)
3.
Diploma in Automotive Management Systems (DMS)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
4.
Diploma In Automotive Part Management
Fees (Local): 25200 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7 (Full Time) / 3.5 + 10 (Part Time)
5.
Diploma in Automotive Technology (DAT)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)- 5342% pf2f (cdt hrs)- 39Total Credit Hours- 92
6.
Diploma in Automotive Technology (Motorsport) (DIM)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
7.
Diploma in Engineering Technology in Aerospace Composite Manufacturing (DCM)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
8.
Diploma In Entrepreneurship
Fees (Local): 25200 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7 (Full Time) / 4 + 12 (Part Time)
9.
Diploma In Information Technology
Fees (Local): 25200 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7 (Full Time) / 3.5 + 10 (Part Time)
10.
Diploma In Islamic Banking And Finance
Fees (Local): 25200 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7 (Full Time) / 4 + 12 (Part Time)
11.
Diploma in Material Engineering Technology (DME)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
12.
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (DMC)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)- 5342% pf2f (cdt hrs)- 39Total Credit Hours- 92
13.
Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering Technology (DMT)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)- 5342% pf2f (cdt hrs)- 39Total Credit Hours- 92
14.
Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
Fees (Local): 32250 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
15.
Diploma in Procurement Management
Fees (Local): 25200 / course
Duration: 2.5 + 7
16.
Diploma in Vehicle Assembly Management (DVA)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
17.
Diploma in Vehicle Inspection (DVI)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
18.
Diploma of Engineering Technology in Quality System (DQE)
Fees (Local): 42550 / course
Duration: 2.5 Years (7 Semester)
Bachelor's Degree Level
19.
Bachelor In Business Administration Innovation And Entrepreneurship (Hons)
Fees (Local): 45000 / course
Duration: 3 + 9 (Full Time) / 4.7 + 14 (Part Time)
20.
Bachelor In Information Technology
Fees (Local): 45000 / course
Duration: 3 + 9 (Full Time) / 5 + 15 (Part Time)
21.
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Fees (Local): 50000/Course
Duration: 3.5 + 9 (Full Time) / 5.5 + 14 (Part Time)
22.
Bachelor Of Business Administration (Honours) Marketing Management
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: 3 + 9 (Full Time) / 5 + 14 (Part Time)
23.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Management
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: 3 + 9 (Full Time) / 5 + 14 (Part Time)
24.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology In Aerospace Composite Manufacturing (BCM)
Fees (Local): 67750/Course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)
25.
Bachelor Of Islamic Banking And Finance
Fees (Local): 45000/Course
Duration: 3.6 + 9 (Full Time) / 4.6 + 13 (Part Time)
26.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Automotive Service Technology) with Honours (BST)
Fees (Local): 67450 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)-8142% pf2f (cdt hrs)-59Total credit hour-140
27.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Industrial Design) with Honours (BID)
Fees (Local): 67450 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)-8142% pf2f (cdt hrs)-59Total credit hour-140
28.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) with Honours (BMF)
Fees (Local): 67850 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)-8342% pf2f (cdt hrs)-60Total credit hour-143
29.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Material) with Honours (BME)
Fees (Local): 67750 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)
30.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechatronic) with Honours (BMT)
Fees (Local): 67950 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)
31.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Quality System) with Honours (BQE)
Fees (Local): 67750 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)
32.
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology with Honours (BMC)
Fees (Local): 67850 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)
33.
Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health with Honours (BOSH)
Fees (Local): 57350 / course
Duration: 3.5 Years (10 Semester)58% virtual campus (cdt hrs)-7942% pf2f (cdt hrs)-57Total credit hour-136
Masters Degree Level
34.
Master in Information Technology
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 1 Year
35.
Master in Islamic Banking
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 2 Years
36.
Master in Takaful
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 2 Years
37.
Master of Business Administration
Fees (Local): 36,350 / course
Duration: 2 Years
38.
Master of Management (by research)
Fees (Local): 37,750 / course
Duration: 2 Years
39.
Master of Science in Industrial Design
Fees (Local): 43,550 / course
Duration: 1 Years
40.
Master of Science in Project Management
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 1 Year
41.
Master of Science In Technopreneurship
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 1 Year
42.
Master of Supply Chain Management
Fees (Local): 30500 / course
Duration: 1 Year
43.
MSc in Engineering Technology (by research)
Fees (Local): 40000 / course
Duration: 2 Yrs
Postgraduate Certificate
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
46.
Ph.D in Engineering
Fees (Local): 41,150 / course
Duration: 3 Years
47.
Ph.D in Management
Fees (Local): 37,450/ course
Duration: 3 Years

Key Personnel

Professor Dato’ Sr. Dr. Omar bin Osman

Vice Chancellor/ Chief Executive Officer, DRB-HICOM University Of Automotive Malaysia

Mission in Life

With more than 30 years of experience in the higher education industries Prof. Dato Sr Dr Omar Osman has dedicated his life towards the development of nation building in creating quality education in higher education learning. His dedication and passion in the area of sustainability certainly being one of the key factors which makes him notable in the educational industries. Before being the Vice Chancellor in DRB-HICOM University he was the Vice- Chancellor at Universiti Sains Malaysia which during his years served in USM achieves many notable awards. Prof Dato Omar Osman now have a new mission as being the Vice Chancellor of DRB-HICOM University in making the university a place where students prepare and nurture themselves towards Industry Revolution 4.0.

Contributions to DRB-HICOM University

Starts from the appointment of Prof Dato Sr. Dr Omar Osman as the Vice Chancellor of DRB-HICOM University he has done much contribution towards achieving greatness for the university. He introduced the concept of University Sustainability which focuses on six area of key performance towards increasing the achievement of the university. He focuses on six thrust which is Performance, University State of the Art, Nurturing Student in a Professional and Ethical Fashion, Graduates and Alumni, Changing Culture Paradigm, Academic Paradigm Shifts and Knowledge Transfer Alliance (PUNCAK 2019). Under this concept the university has reach further not only focuses in the country but also reaching outside of Malaysia in collaborating with other international university. In preparing for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 he started the plan for the university to collaborate with Beijing Geely University in China to enhance the existing university programmes towards Industrial Revolution 4.0.He also introduce new scholarship and schemes to help those who in need to pursue their higher education in DRB-HICOM University and helping students in starting their career once graduate at the university. Not only focuses to help Malaysian, he also introduced a project with the southern Thailand called Malaysia- Southern Thailand Educational which help the community in Southern Thailand to enhance their English and entrepreneur skills with various programs conducted by the university.

Contribution to Education

With more than 24 years of experience in education industry Prof Dato Omar Osman has numerous contribution in the education industry. With more than 300 academic and research in the field of Sustainability, Construction Project Management, Policy and Governance Higher Education and Knowledge Transfer Management.


The DRB – HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia is a member of DRB – HICOM Group conglomerate, strategically located within DRB-HICOM’s regional automotive hub in Pekan that houses the nation's largest integrated automotive assembly complex. It is probably one of its kind in the world. DRB – HICOM University offers home-grown bachelor’s degrees, master and doctoral programmes relating to the automotive ecosystem that includes mechanical, business and management studies. The university runs two faculties namely the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and Faculty of Business & Management.

DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia plays an important role towards making sure that the nation has a steady supply of industry-ready workforce and also in meeting the Government’s objective in developing a knowledge-driven society. The tagline, “University by the industry, for the industry”, meeting the demand set forth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution:

University 4.0, makes us different in our balanced approach to education; similar to the dual training concept where nearly 60% of its workers are trained as apprentices. The combination of theory and practice will give you a solid head-start in your career as you would have accumulated the required technical knowledge together with hands-on experience on your jobs.

The university’s progress in steadfast efforts by the management team and faculty members, has brought together a strong faculty team led by experienced education professionals and academicians with both local and international experiences from established academic institutions around the world; hence providing the perfect combination to take the university to greater heights.

Definitely, DRB-HICOM University is the best education investment you make for a brighter future!

Student Testimonials

Lingeshwara Reddy

Foundation in Engineering

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Year enrolled: 2018

I'm a student studying Foundation in Engineering program. Since I've been enrolled here, I've been having plenty of great experiences in the University. First of all, the facilities in the University and the hostel are in good condition which makes the University a great place to study and the hostel a great place to live in. At times the hostel rooms almost feel so cozy in which we feel that we are at home. Other than that, they had live shows such as theatre performances and band performances for the students and staff which eventually helped students to release their stress as well as to enjoy. Furthermore, the lecturers who teach us in the University are very polite and fun which makes us understand the lesson taught easily understandable.


Huda Nabihah Binti Sofri

Foundation in Business

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Year enrolled: 2019

Enjoyable is the best word to describe the environment in this institution. The facilities that have been provided are suitable for students to study and one of them is the classroom. Air-conditioned and sizeable is a perfect combination for a classroom and this institution done it very well. The students will feel very pleasant to learn and can focus when the lecture is on progress. Next, the lecturers are very supportive and always try their best to make sure their students are on the right track by making them pass all papers with flying colors. One of my joyful experiences that I ever had was attending “Iftar Perdana” where it was held at the campus. Breaking fast with friends make the surroundings become merrier and the food was nice. I am looking forward to go any events to gain more experience.


Fadi I. M. Abuolba

PhD in Management

Country of Origin: Palestine
Year enrolled: 2019

Since I arrived DRB HICOM hostel, I was welcome by a friendly safeguard of the university hostel with big smile in his face and hand to me my room key as I has arrived at the midnight, the next day a very friendly working team of the university has welcome me and guide me through the university showing me all university departments and facilities, I found that the university located at the middle of industrial zone of automobile manufacturing, the location of the university perfect for studying with no disturbing at all, the hostel is 500 meter far from the classes and the cost of living is very reasonable and convenient for all students as well, at the beginning I got a serious problem with the visa department as I was transferred from another university but was solved within few days as the international office department follow up urgently with my case, I am grateful to be part of a friendly, caring society of DRB HICOM.


Muhammad Hummayun Khan

Foundation in Engineering

Country of Origin: Pakistan
Year enrolled: 2019

I have been here for just 2 months and so far, I really enjoyed the journey. The environment of the university is very friendly and comforting. The lecturers are very helpful in the education sector and are always ready for any assistance. In this time, I have also improvised my character and personality. All of the department doors in the university are always open for all students for any kind of queries and help. The administrative department is very user friendly and easily accessible at any time.

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Contact Details

DRB-HICOM University Of Automotive Malaysia

Address:
DRB-HICOM Automotive Complex
Lot 1449, PT 2204, Peramu Jaya Industrial Area
26607 Pekan
Pahang Darul Makmur
Malaysia

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: +609-4242 400
Fax: +609-4242 500
Website: https://www.dhuautomotive.edu.my/
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