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Background of Institution

KDU University College

UOW Malaysia KDU is part of the University of Wollongong Australia’s global network, but has a long history of providing accessible, quality, tertiary education to Malaysia, and the surrounding regions, as KDU college and university colleges. Established in 1983, KDU was Malaysia’s first purpose-built private college that provided opportunities for Malaysian youth to pursue high- quality overseas tertiary education in a local setting. Riding on the success of the Damansara Jaya campus, a second campus in Penang was established in 1991.

In August 2010, KDU College Damansara Jaya was upgraded to University College status – a reflection of its quality programs, excellent teaching facilities, and strong industry partnerships. KDU University College then moved to its new flagship campus at Utropolis Glenmarie in January 2015. Also in 2015, KDU College Penang was upgraded to University College status. Both university colleges offer a full spectrum of programs, within a contemporary learning environment utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, from Foundation through to bachelor degrees and postgraduate programs. These include programs in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, game development and computing, communications, creative arts, business, engineering and nursing.

Academic resources and facilities

The Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) is located at the heart of UOW Malaysia KDU. At TLC, we strive to encourage excellence in learning and teaching critically and independently.

KDU University College

We believe in inspiring holistic, lifelong learning in students and lecturers. We support the University, its different Schools, individual academic staff and students through transforming teaching and learning methods to achieve excellence.

We believe that the knowledge shared at our Centre has an impact on our community. Therefore, certain TLC events are also made available to the larger community surrounding UOW Malaysia KDU in order to enrich and engage interested members of the public

  • To serve as an induction program for all new lecturers,
  • To serve as a refresher course for existing lecturers,
  • To integrate learning and teaching with research as well as the entrepreneurship initiative,
  • To foster research and /or pedagogical deliverables from lecturers,
  • To encourage inter-departmental sharing and facilitating among lecturers.

Student (local and International) support services

International Student Support

To provide support, assistance, advice, consultation, and essential services that contribute to enriching your experience as UOW students. We are here to offer assistance throughout your university journey.

Services available for international students include:

  • International Student Information Session
  • General support and referral to university services
  • Accommodation information and advice
  • Programs and activities for international students
  • Student Council for matters of concern and emergency incidents
  • Clubs and activities

UOW Malaysia KDU Shuttle Service

UOW Malaysia KDU Residency provides free shuttle service for students to travel between campuses and selected areas. For more information, please refer to the Transportation page

UOW Malaysia KDU Residency Wardens

Hostel wardens appointed by UOW Malaysia KDU University College are responsible for the general well-being of the residents and the maintenance of the residency. They are also responsible in ensuring that rules and regulations are being upheld.

Student development activities for employability

Our aim is to provide a pathway for our students to link with industry partners, and for industry to access an undiscovered pipeline of innovative, driven and curious students eager to enter the workforce.

Global Career Development

Through our close relationship with our industry and university partners, we are able to brief graduating students and provide them with information on what to expect in their future career life.

The main objective is to connect students and alumni to internships/job placements in their relevant industries. This hub will further drive the concept of ‘From Education to Employment’.

Through the Global Career Development, students and alumni will be able to find information on:

  • Internship Placements& Briefing
  • Job Placements & job matching services
  • Career counselling and advice
  • Career Enhancement Series / Workshops (CV / Resume Writing, Attending Interviews, Personal Grooming etc.)

Recognition and accreditation

KDU University College
  • 2021 Top 200 ranking university (196th QS ranking)
  • 16th among the world best modern university
  • UOW Malaysia KDU is your passport to a truly global education.
  • UOW is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
    • Ranked 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates
    • Ranked 128th in the world for partnerships with employers
    • Ranked in the 171-180 band overall

Enhance your employment prospects after graduation by sharing your experiences developed through spending a semester, or more, abroad on our campuses in Australia, Dubai or Hong Kong.

Alternatively, study abroad is available with our partner universities in the UK or Switzerland.

Why study in our institution

KDU University College

The welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment that is the city of Kuala Lumpur and Penang provides the ideal base for your time studying in Malaysia. You’ll be joining a leading university community, working alongside academics who are experts in their field and who encourage and emphasise the importance of originality and independent thinking.

From the outset, we provide opportunities for mentoring support from our outstanding graduates, career skills and development, community volunteering and leadership skills. You will graduate from UOW Malaysia KDU with a well prepared for the changing landscape of the 21st century and your time at UOW Malaysia KDU will provide you with challenges and experiences which will shape your future. Kuala Lumpur and Penang are the best in providing the perfect balance between lifestyle and study.

Courses Offered

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Accountancy Professional Qualification
Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Foundation in Accountancy
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 12,960 (2 Semesters), 13,200 (3 semester)
Duration: 2 /3 Semester
Foundation in Engineering
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 21,430/Course
Duration: 1 Year
Foundation Studies/ Foundation in Arts
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 20,470/Course
Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Level
Certificate in Hotel Operation
Level: Certificate Level
Fees (Local): 17,500/Course
Duration: 1 year 4 months
Diploma Level
Diploma in Business Administration
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 40,710/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Communication and Media
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 44,270/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Computer Studies
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 43,490/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Culinary Art
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 52,105/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 25,640/Course
Duration: 2 years
Diploma in Entertainment Art
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 44,780/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in International Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 49,105/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 45,670/Course
Duration: 2 Years
Bachelor's Degree Level
Bachelor in Accounting and Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 77,750/Course
Duration: 3 years
Bachelor of Accounting
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 77,500/Course
Duration: 3.5 years
Bachelor of Art (Hons) Digital Media Production
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 72,630/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68,000/Course
Duration: 3 years
Bachelor of Business
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,625/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Communication
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,025/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relation)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,710/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Communication in Media Production
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,710/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Computer Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 75,065/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Creative Industry Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,385/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Culinary Art Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 97,825/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering With Honours
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 90,975/Course
Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor of Game Development
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 75,105/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 97,445/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Information system (Hons) Enterprise Information Systems
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 72,510/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B) (3+0), University of London International Programmes
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 41,735/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Accounting
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 72,725/Course
Duration: 3 Years
Masters Degree Level
Master of Art (Communication Management)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34,700/Course
Duration: min 1 year 4 months
Master of Arts (By Research)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 28,300/Course
Duration: 6 Semester - 12 Semester
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 36,950/Course
Duration: 1 Year 4 Months(FT)/ 2 Years(PT)
Master of Design (Innovation)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 44,950/Course
Duration: 16 months
Postgraduate Diploma
Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management
Level: Postgraduate Diploma
Fees (Local): 29,400/Course
Duration: 1 year(FT)/ 2 years (PT)
Postgraduate Certificate
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
Level: Postgraduate Certificate
Fees (Local): 19,600/Course
Duration: 8 months (FT)/ 1year 4 months(PT)
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Doctor of Philosophy (Business)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 41,700/Course
Duration: 9 Semester - 18 Semester
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 50,700/Course
Duration: 9 semester & 18 semester

Contact Details

UOW Malaysia KDU University College

UOW Malaysia KDU Utropolis Glenmarie
Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, Seksyen U1, Glenpark U1,
40150 Shah Alam

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 03-55650538
Website: https://www.uowmkdu.edu.my/

Other Campuses

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College (George town)

32, Jalan Anson,
10400 George town
Pulau Pinang

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 604-226 6368
Fax: 604-228 0054
Website: https://www.uowmkdu.edu.my/

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College (Batu Kawan)

PMT 755, 3,Persiaran Cassia Barat,
Bandar Cassia
14110 Pulau Pinang

Type: Private University & University College

Website: https://www.uowmkdu.edu.my/

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Key Personnel

Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang

Vice-Chancellor, UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Prof. Dr. Hiew Pang Leang has over 20 years of experience spanning across multiple countries in both academic and industry. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Science, and in Engineering, and a PhD with a focus in Telecommunications, all from Monash University, Australia. He is currently a visiting professor with the University of the West of England at Bristol, England. He has vast academic leadership experience where he has held professor and associate professor titles in Taylor’s University Malaysia and Monash University respectively.

Prof. Dr. Hiew’s experience in commercial saw him helming British Telecommunications PLC’s global insourcing centre in Malaysia as Managing Director of BT Global Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. He was also Chief Executive Officer of BT Multimedia (M) Sdn Bhd where he headed BT’s research centre in the country.

In research, Prof. Dr. Hiew is a co-inventor of a number of patents filed in the UK, Europe and Malaysia. He has published his research widely in various technical journals and conference proceedings, as well as given technical talks at key international conferences, industry summits and forums. He is regularly invited to speak on the topic of creativity and Innovation, R&D management and commercialisation.

Prof. Dr. Hiew is a registered mentor with Cradle Malaysia, and an external assessor for both Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC). He has been on multiple technical evaluation and assessment committees on behalf of the Malaysian government for over 15 years. In this role, he has evaluated and assessed many Malaysian and multination companies including SAS, FusionEx, Deloitte, F-Secure, Hitachi, Redtone, RICOH, Jobstreet, among many others.

Student Testimonials

Abner Francis Xaviour

School of Engineering

Brought up from a humble beginning in a family of five, Abner was taught that we can achieve more and be successful if we remain modest and respectful. He believes humility is the most shining jewel in a leader's crown. Despite achieving a First Class Honors Bachelor's degree in Communication and Electronic Engineering from University of Northumbria Newcastle (UNN), UK in 2009, Abner never took pride and has instead been grateful to his lecturers at UOW Malaysia KDU for his academic success.

Apart from humility, integrity is the other core value that matters to him. He says, "I admire people who do not compromise integrity on their journey to success". With technology these days, plagiarism and academic integrity is a growing concern. However Abner feels UNN's engineering program is designed to encourage creativity and critical thinking which gives little room for such abuse. He recollects designing an intelligent parking system and also a liver cancer detection tool using Matlab as part of his final thesis which challenged his engineering acumen.

Abner who has worked with several leading multinational corporations, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has successfully implemented projects relating to Human Resource, Finance Services, Information Systems (SAP), Quality Control & Audits, Service Management, knowledge Management and Environment, Health & Safety among others. Throughout his career so far, Abner has been fortunate to work with many reputable leaders and observed that only the honest and sincere ones excel.

Mong Sorik Rath

School of Business

Mong Sorik Rath is a First-Class Honours graduate of UOW Malaysia KDU's Bachelors of Business programme and a former Treasury Advisor for Asia Pacific Japan Region at Dell Technologies. She embarked on this victorious journey to Malaysia when she was granted The Joint ECM Libra Foundation-Uow Malaysia KDU University College ASEAN Scholarshipto complete her three-year undergraduate degree in Business specialising in Economics and Finance.

Jimmy Chai Yow Kang

School of Business (Penang Campus)

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is a place where you get opportunities to explore all kinds of possibilities in you. Besides learning in the particular courses that I enrolled in HOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, I also get the visibility on what the market trends are and what the market needs from us.

Now, I am the Business Strategy Director at J-SPY Technologies (Asia) Pte. Ltd. which creates mobile applications from leisure to major services in food and beverage industry. The skills and knowledge learned from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helps me to transform ideas into viable products.

I am glad to have studied at WOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College because it's a conducive for learning and a good platform for students to learn what is happening in the industrial world prior to graduation.

Teo Nie Ching

Law School

Teo Nie Ching is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. She currently is the Member of Parliament for Kulai, Johor. She also holds the position of International Secretary of the DAP, a social democratic party in Malaysia. After Pakatan Harapan won the Malaysian general election in 2018, Ching was sworn in as a Deputy Minister of Education in July 2018.

Jimmy Chai Yow Kang School of Business (Penang Campus) Teo comes from a political family. Her father was the secretary of DAP Labis Parliamentary Constituency Campaign Committee, while her sister and brother-in-law are the current Chief and Deputy Chair of the Dapsy Johor State Council.

Teo completed her secondary school education in Chinese High School, Batu Pahat, Johor. She pursued her tertiary education under a twinning programme and obtained her law degree. After graduating from the university, she spent one year to work as a librarian in UK and travel around Europe. In 2004, she received her Certificate in Legal Practice from the University of Malaya.

Raymond Tham

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Mr. Raymond Tham is no stranger to pastry. Despite graduating with honours in Business Administration in the UK and hospitality management in UOW Malaysia KDU, Raymond's passion in pastry led him to a scholarship to one of the world's renowned culinary institute.

Chef Raymond is the chef patron of Skillet@163 in Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur. Within 2 years, Skillet had won a few accolades to name a few the best European 2015 by Timeout KL and Best independent restaurant 2016 by Expatriate lifestyle, Top 10 restaurant ranking in Tripadvisor among 3000 restaurant around KL.

Quay Cheng Yee

School of Business

"When I enrolled in UOW Malaysia KDU's accounting course, I had no idea what to expect. To be honest, all the journal entries, debits and credits were very primitive to me back then but after receiving immense guidance, patience, motivation and impeccable advices, I emerged as one of Top 10 finalists in the tax competition, an achievement I will always be eternally grateful for. UOW Malaysia KDU not only provides excellent education, it also urges students to strive for excellence. My education journey and student life at UOW Malaysia KDU has been very fulfilling and memorable because of the guidance and friendships that will last a lifetime"

Quay Cheng Yee, a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) student who emerged as one of the Top 10 finalists in the 2018 Ernst Young Tax Challenge is currently an employee at the prestigious and reputable audit firm, Ernst & Young

Tricia Pang Huey

School of Communication

From this course, I learned the fundamentals of running my own business as well as the mentality in being a leader. Anyone can start their own business, but without necessary leadership knowledge you will find yourself in a losing game. In my experience, this course was very different in a way that encourages us to think and be our individual selves, while learning skills to adapt to change or trends in this technological era. Besides that, I was exposed to a design-thinking perspective which plays an important role in problem solving. Currently, I am learning a new language and self-improving my interpersonal communication skills working as a freelancer.

Syahrillimri Bin Ismail

School of Computing (Penang Campus)

Learning process at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is a very focus period of time for me as I need to juggle between work and studies.

Perused Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at VOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helped me to polish some of the fundamental approach in electronics debug and the stakeholders approach for a working relationship. Some of the school's programmes and club's activities at NOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helped in closing the gap between the industries, colleges and schools.

Hani Farhana (Hunny Madu)

School of Communication

On how UOW Malaysia KDU was able to add value and provide a stepping stone in your present career today, Hunny reflects that UOW Malaysia KDU had recognised her passion and talent from the early days. WOW Malaysia KDU have given her a platform she did not know she wanted and believed in her from the start. "I remember my lecturer, Mr Sham who said to me 'You're a natural for radio. I hope you go for it when you graduate'," she reflects.

"I got a distinction in that subject and funnily enough I did go on to do radio for 6 years and I believe people still remember me by my radio days. WOW Malaysia KDU also elected me as the face for Communication Studies and put me on the pamphlets and billboards and that was my first ever 'print-work' you would say."

Justin Wong Kuo Keng

School of Computing

UOW Malaysia KDU helped me discover the nature of computer science. The courses assisted me to interact with individuals from the computing world and build my career. The institution provides excellent facilities such as the library. I am able to concentrate better in such quiet and peaceful environment. Besides that, I made many wonderful memories with enthusiastic lecturers and lifelong friends. As the saying goes by Napoleon Hill, "Patience, Persistence and Perseverance make an unbeatable combination for success". Successful people never give up. Hence, UOW Malaysia KDU helped me to achieve our dreams and have a sucessful career. Finally, I am glad to say that I'm a UOW Malaysia KDU graduate.

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