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Institution Profile

KDU_PENANG.jpeg Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU College continues to be an innovative leader in being the first SMART College. Through our SMART initiatives, KDU aims to provide a superior learning experience to nurture students. Our graduates gain knowledge and skills in a meaningful context, enabling them to harness energy in seeking new solutions in their specialized field of study.

KDU College continues to help meet the educational needs of the country by opening doors for more Malaysians to further their education in academic, professional, vocational and technical areas. The college prides itself with more than 45,000 graduates, many of whom have emerged as top students and competent graduates who excel in their careers.

KDU's Vision:

  • To be the premier education provider that benefits society

KDU's Mission:

  • To provide superior learning experiences in a caring and conducive environment for our students to realize their full potential to become individuals who are successful and relevant; and will contribute positively to society;
  • To recognize our employees as our single most important resource to be nurtured in a caring and conducive environment for them to realize their full potential; and
  • To create and enhance value for all our stakeholders.

KDU Smart Community
The KDU Smart Community comes alive with the dynamic symbiosis between KDU students, staff, and university partners interacting with the industries and global communities. At the heart of this SMART COMMUNITY, emphasis is placed on the process of learning and teaching that begins with KDU's quality programmes, staff and learning environment.

Lecturers undergo specialised training in the methodology of teaching and learning that facilitates the students' learning to groom them towards being independent learners. These students will continue to excel because they are life-long learners.

The SMART teaching and learning approach provides opportunities for students to gather information from global communities, and analyse and apply their knowledge in meaningful contexts. Working individually and also in small groups, students gain essential soft-skills through interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions such as skills in communication, decision making and time management. These are elements that prepare students for a bright and promising future.

KDU College is a subsidiary of the Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public-listed company with divisions in education, property and construction development. Subsidiaries of the education division includes two colleges - KDU Petaling Jaya and KDU Penang; and the Sri KDU secondary and primary school.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Arts
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 14,600/Course
Duration: 1 Year
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2.
Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 14,600/Course
Duration: 1 Year
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Diploma Level
3.
Diploma in Accounting
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 33,530/Course
Duration: 2 Years
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4.
Diploma in Business
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 33,200/Course
Duration: 2 Years
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5.
Diploma in Digital Animation
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 47,475/Course
Duration: 2.5 Years
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6.
Diploma in Electronic and Electric Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 42,120/Course
Duration: 2.5 Years
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7.
Diploma in Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 29,770/Course
Duration: 2.5 Years
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8.
Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 37,790/Course
Duration: 2 years 4 months
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9.
Diploma in International Hotel Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 48,675/Course
Duration: 2 Years
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10.
Diploma in Mass Communication
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 40,085/Course
Duration: 2 Years 4 months
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11.
Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 34,230/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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12.
Diploma in Nursing
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 44,775 / 55,215
Duration: 3 Years
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13.
Diploma in Professional Chef Training
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): 49,485/Course
Duration: 2 years 4 months
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Bachelor's Degree Level
14.
Bachelor in Accounting and Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 74,470/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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15.
Bachelor of Accounting
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 76,230/Course
Duration: 3.5 Years
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16.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 55,160/Course 67,710/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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17.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary Arts
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 81,996/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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18.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 79,020/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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19.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 55,860/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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20.
Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 71,750/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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21.
Bachelor of Business
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68,750/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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22.
Bachelor of Business with Law
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 68,750/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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23.
Bachelor of Computer Science
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 54,205/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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24.
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 55,825/Course
Duration: 4 Years
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25.
Bachelor of Information System
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 53,620/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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26.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 63,485/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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27.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 65,440/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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28.
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 58,275/Course
Duration: 3 Years
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Masters Degree Level
29.
Master in Computer Science
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): RM19,780 (Full Time),RM27,220 (Part Time)
Duration: 2-4 years (Full-time), 3-6 years (Part-time)
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Master of Business
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 19,780 (Full Time),27,220 (Part Time)
Duration: 2-4 years (Full-Time) / 3-8 years (Part-Time)
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31.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30,750/Course
Duration: 1 year(FT)/ 2 years (PT)
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32.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30,750/Course
Duration: 2 year(FT)/ 2 years (PT)
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33.
Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34,700 (fulltime)/Course
Duration: 1 year 4 month (Full-Time), 2 years+ ( Part-Time)
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34.
Master of Science (Engineering)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 19,780 (Full Time),27,220 (Part Time)
Duration: 2-4 years (Full-time), 3-6 years (Part-time)
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35.
Master of Science in Hospitality And Tourism
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): RM19,780 (Full Time),RM27,220 (Part Time)
Duration: 2-4 years (Full-time), 3-6 years (Part-time)
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
36.
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): RM29,300 (Full Time),RM37,100 (Part Time)
Duration: 3-6 years (Full-time), 4-8 years (Part-time)
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Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 29,300(FULLTIME)/RM37,100(PT)
Duration: 3-6 Years(FT), 4-8 Years(PT)
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Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality And Tourism)
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): RM29,300 (Full Time),RM37,100 (Part Time)
Duration: 2-4 years (Full-time), 3-6 years (Part-time)
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Contact Details

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

Address:
32 Jalan Anson,
10400 Pulau Pinang

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 604-226 6368
Fax: 604-228 0054
Website: http://www.kdupg.edu.my

Other Campuses

UOW Malaysia KDU University College (HQ)

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

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: +603 5565 0538 / 6012-2260831
Website: https://www.uowmkdu.edu.my/

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Key Personnel

Professor Chong Beng Keok

Vice Chancellor , UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

The Vice Chancellor of UOW M KDU Penang University College, Prof. Dr. BK Chong, has been the Principal since 2006. Over the years from 2006 to 2019, the university college won a swathe of awards, receiving a 5 star-rating from the Ministry of Higher Education for two consecutive terms (2010/2011- 2012/2013); the ultimate accolade, a 6-star rating in November 2015 and finally upgrading the college to a university college status in 2015. Her academic staff and their students from the various departments have also won many prestigious awards over the years; some undergraduate students have even presented conference papers which have been published in overseas journals.

An engineer by training, Prof. Chong had grown the School of Engineering at KDU College, Penang from strength to strength over a span of nine years (1997-2006). With her prior extensive experience in business and education, she introduced many engineering programmes ranging from diploma to undergraduate levels from 1997 to 2006. With her dedication and dynamism as well as strong industry networks, she had expanded the enrolment of the School from an initial batch of 50 students to over 800 students in year 2002. When the merger of School of Computing and Engineering took place in 2001, she was appointed to head the new School and she further expanded the school to reach a record enrolment of 1800 students. Working in collaboration with many foreign universities, she strategically integrated the input from the regional industry into the curriculum to ensure that the programmes offered, contributed to the development of human capital, imperative for technological growth at the national level. This is evidenced by the thousands of KDU computing and engineering graduates who hold key positions in the industry globally.

Dr. Chong always believes that it is important and essential for professionals, especially teachers and researchers to continue to get involved in professional societies and their associated activities. She is passionate about producing graduates for the ‘real’ world, who are attuned to the needs of industry; and yet, who have values of integrity and compassion, so that they can go anywhere in the world and make a tangible difference in the lives of people. She is looking forward to the growth of Batu Kawan campus, which is her brainchild, designed to train students to reach their fullest potential, achieving their dreams and ambitions; making their families and their alma mater proud.

Dr. Chong is a two-time alumna from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Masters of Science (Engineering). She obtained a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Student Testimonials

Jerry Tan Hong Theam

KDU College is like a second home to me because I spend a lot of time and I have many friends here. The art gallery is the place where I get inspirations for my designs. Over here, besides learning about design, the lecturers also inculcate good values in life in our lessons. I am proud to say that I learnt about life, how to be a better person and how to treat others here.



Nerissa Law

My years at KDU College are filled with beautiful moments, challenges and excitement. I’ve discovered my best facets and encountered many opportunities through the college. I cherish my course mates and lecturers whom I‘ve formed strong bonds with.


Krisna Raha Dianty Wijaya

Course: BSc. (Hons) in Computing Studies, Northumbria University, UK

I chose KDU College, Penang because KDU College, Penang had the best IT programme. I went around checking out IT programmes in other colleges, but realized that KDU had the best course structure. I have been here for the past four years and I find that the facilities here up-to-date and the lecturers approachable. I have also improved on my communication skills during my time in the Centre for English Language (CEL) and I am now able to speak English confidently in public.