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Perdana University

Background of Institution

Perdana University

Perdana University, an initiative between Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, was officially launched in 2011. The current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the Founding Chancellor of the University. This strong partnership with the Malaysian government means that we are committed to delivering programmes of exceptional quality. With world-renowned institutions, agencies and organisations as our partners, Perdana University offers premier programmes of quality that are benchmarked against international standards. As we are committed to excellence in all our endeavours, we ensure that all our programmes meet the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and other professional accrediting agencies.


Programme Outline

  1. Foundation in Science
  2. 5+0 Medical Degree Programme in Collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  3. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy
  4. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy (Conversion to Degree for Diploma Holder)
  5. 4-year US Style Graduate Entry Medical Degree Programme
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  7. Master of Science in Bioinformatics (by research / by coursework)
  8. Master of Science (Public Health)
  9. Master of Science (Translational Medicine)
  10. MBA (General Management)
  11. MBA (Public Health Management)
  12. MBA (Health Care and Hospital Management)
  13. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Perdana University

Academic Resources and Facilities

Teaching staff

By Qualifications:
PhD Holders : 30%
Master’s Degree Holders: 40%
Bachelor’s Degree Holders: 30%

By Job Grade:
Professor/ Assoc. Professor/ Asst. Professor: 51%
Senior Lecturer: 16%
Lecturer: 33%

By Nationality:
Malaysian: 60%
International: 40% (10 nationalities: UK, USA, IRISH, INDIA, CANADA, IRELAND, MYANMAR, SINGAPORE, BRITISH, ARAB)

Library

The Perdana University Library is a central resource for research and knowledge discovery. Its design is supplemented by a collection of e-books and online databases while maintaining a collection of core textbooks and reference works in printed copies. The E-Library is equipped with 50 computers with internet access and is highly in demand by students for listening, self-study and access to online materials. The online learning resources and our library facilities support independent study.

Clinical Academic Centers

Perdana University has two Clinical Academic Centres located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban respectively. These centers facilitate clinical tutorial sessions for students who undergo clinical postings at the General Hospitals of Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. The centers are also used for examinations for medical students of Perdana University.

Labs

Perdana University

  • Clinical Skills Unit
  • Anatomy Museum and laboratory
  • Multidisciplinary Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory
  • Science Laboratory
  • Research Focus Areas – ADNURI RESEARCH CENTER

The laboratories are set-up to help students develop their skills in a practical setting. All laboratories are fully equipped with air-conditioning, IT and Audiovisual equipment’s.


Student Support Services

The Student Services Unit at Perdana University assists students in areas of welfare, accommodation and transport services. The International Student Officer under the Student Services Unit assists International students with visa application, airport pick up etc.

The indoor sports facilities at the Student Lounge helps students to unwind from their hectic schedules. Among the facilities currently present are a badminton court, Futsal, Dart, board games, foosball etc.

The time at University can be a time of personal discovery and development. As this time may be full of challenges, the Counselling Unit of Perdana University provide students with guidance and support. Counselling involves professional relationship between and individual and a professional counselor who will provide guidance to the individual on the matter at hand. Students are assured that all communication with the Counselling Unit will be handled with the strictest confidentiality.


Student Development Activities for Employability

Perdana University

As holistic education is given utmost priority at Perdana University, the Counselling Unit has been actively engaging students in various academic and non-academic activities in and out of campus. Among some of the activities organized are:

Time Management and Study Skills – This workshop is usually conducted for new registrants during the orientation week. The aim is to train students to better manage their time and for students to adapt to the environment at Perdana University.

University Open Days – Students are also encouraged to participate as ambassadors during Open Days. The objective is to expose students to various soft skills e.g. communication, presentation, teamwork etc. which will be useful in building self-confidence.

Perdana University Research Day – Perdana University Centre for Research Excellence (PU-CRE) organizes the Perdana University Research Day annually with the objective of promoting research among students. At the event, students present their research output and progress. Students and staff will also have the opportunity to participate in other research-related activities such as research talks, ethics awareness and responsible conduct of research sessions. Student research excellence awards are also presented categorically.


The Student Experience

At Perdana University, we believe that university life has to include both academic and fun activities that are beneficial in developing students’ leadership skills and inculcating students’ sense of social responsibility. These activities include Feed-The-Homeless Programme, Arts Appreciation, Community Service (Medical Camp), collaborative research programme, among others.


Recognition and Accreditation

Perdana University

SETARA 2017

Malaysia Rating for University and University College Excellence (SETARA) measures the quality of all public and private Institutions in the areas of General operations, Teaching and Learning, Research and Services. PU was audited on all these criteria’s and we are proud to have been accorded a 4-Star rating (Very Good) under the category of Emerging University by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2017.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

  1. Perdana University Scholarship
  2. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) – currently for medical students only
  3. Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (PTPTN)

Why Study in Our Institution

Perdana University

Established as a Public Private Partnership project, Perdana University is committed to providing premier programmes.

Students can be assured that the programmes offered meet academic standards set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as well as those set by the relevant professional bodies. As part of its effort for continuous improvement, we regularly consult experts in the field to provide feedback on the programmes.

Student welfare and development are also of paramount importance. Support and guidance is provided throughout their studies in terms of pastoral care and mentorship. We also provide accommodation and transport services to students who wish for the convenience of staying near the campus.

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Foundation in Science
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): 18,000 per course
Duration: 1 year / 3 semesters
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Bachelor's Degree Level
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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (Conversion to Degree for Diploma Holders)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 30,000 per course
Duration: 2.5 years / 5 semesters
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Bachelor of Science( Hons) (Occupational Therapy)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 80,000 per course
Duration: 4 years / 8 semesters
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Doctor of Medicine Programme (4+0) Graduate Entry Medicine (US style)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 500,000 per course
Duration: 4 years / 8 semesters
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Medical Degree Programme (5+0) in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): 500,000 per course
Duration: 5 years / 10 semesters
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Masters Degree Level
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Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 24,000 per course
Duration: 2 years / 6 semesters
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Master of Science (Public Health)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 34,000 per course
Duration: 1.5 years / 3 semesters
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Master of Science (Translational Medicine)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 20,000 per course
Duration: 2 years / 6 semesters
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Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): 12,000 per course
Duration: 1 year / 3 semesters
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioinformatics
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): 42,000 per course
Duration: 3 years / 9 semesters
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Contact Details

Perdana University

Address:
Block D, Level 1, MAEPS Building, MARDI Complex
Jalan MAEPS Perdana
43400 Serdang
Selangor

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 03-89418646
Fax: 03-89417661
Website: https://www.perdanauniversity.edu.my/

Active Scholarships

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  • Perdana University Scholarship Programmes 2019

    Deadline: Ongoing

    The Scholarship is awarded to Malaysian students who achieve outstanding results in their Pre-University and SPM or highest qualification.

    Ongoing

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Key Personnel

Dr Fadhlullah

Vice-Chancellor , Perdana University

Dr Fadhlullah, or Dr Fazul, as he likes to be called, graduated with an MD from National University of Malaysia (UKM). He then obtained a Masters of Medicine in Public Health (MMedPH) from National University of Singapore (NUS). Later in 1996, he was conferred Master of Arts in Health Management Planning and Policy with distinction from University of Leeds, United Kingfom. He further attended senior management training at INSEAD and by University of Strathclyde. He is also an alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

He began his career in Ministry of Health and was the 2nd Medical Officer of Health for Kinta District, Perak in 1993. Later in 1994 he became the Assistant Director in Public Health Division at the Ministry of Health, where he played a key role in the establishment of the Family Medicine specialty and the transformation of the Primary Care services. In mid-1997 he was seconded to Bank Negara Malaysia to be part of the webshaper taskforce to develop the framework of Multipurpose Card for National Registration identification and payment services; in addition to being part of the webshaper team for Telemedicine, another flagship of Multimedia Super Corridor envisioned by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He moved on to Telekom Malaysia Berhad in the same year to become the Head of Telemedicine, being involved in the medical support services for the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in 1998. He progressed into various other corporate roles including product development, business planning, corporate strategy, project management and regulatory in Telekom Malaysia Berhad, with his last designation being Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer. Whilst at Telekom Malaysia Berhad he led the Telekom Malaysia team to win the National Award for Management Accounting (NAfMA) in its first attempt in 2007, and served on various Boards both in Malaysia and overseas, apart from being involved in the development of Madinah Knowledge Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, he joined the Performance and Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) of the Prime Minister’s Department where he headed the National Key Economic Areas for Communications, Content & Infrastructure; Agriculture and Business Services; and the Government Transformation Programme for Rural Development as the Director of each economic sector. Whilst in PEMANDU he too served as Consultant and Subject Matter Expert to the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and India, in addition to being a member of various advisory councils such as the Creative Industry Foresight at Academy Science of Malaysia. At PEMANDU he had the opportunity to lead major Lab initiatives for the Creative Industry, Eastern Corridor Economic Region (ECER), Solid Waste Management, Smart City for Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and Terengganu State.

Having completed his role in PEMANDU in 2017, he was appointed as the Commissioner for Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and also held an executive role of Chief Officer Network Security, New Media Monitoring, Compliance and Advocacy, strengthening the framework to improve self-regulation for content and furthering the efforts of community-led initiatives for broadband. Further to the roles in PEMANDU and MCMC, he was also the Chief Communications Officer for the government reporting to the Strategic Communications Committee comprising selected members of the Cabinet of Malaysia from 2014 till 2018.

From time to time over his career he had stints as a guest lecturer for postgraduate learning at various institutions locally and abroad in the field of Public Health and Transformation. He joined Perdana University in September 2018, initially as a Senior Lecturer for Public Health and Director of Business Development, later taking on the role of Deputy Chief Executive and Registrar before being appointed as Vice Chancellor in January 2019.