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About the Institution

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Raffles University was established by Raffles Iskandar Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between Raffles Education Corporation Limited and [email protected] Sdn Bhd (EISB), a member of the Iskandar Investment Group. Raffles University is an Asian-based Malaysian university that prides itself as a practice-oriented university with intensive curricula and practical hands-on experiences that prepares students for their future careers. The University was formally approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on 31st October 2011.

Currently operating from its temporary premises at Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Raffles University will develop a state-of-the-art campus on a 65-acre plot of land in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity. Raffles University’s strategic location in Iskandar sets the university in a secure and growing state economy with high potential in both economic and cultural developments. Students can expect a vibrant and dynamic nurturing learning experience that will see their transformation into world-class professionals.

Vision

Our vision is to be the premier University in Malaysia.

Mission

We are committed to provide quality education. This will be achieved by using the latest teaching and learning methodologies, action-based research, collaborating with industry, and engaging the community.

Values and Culture

We provide a learning environment that leads to successful careers through educational experiences that promote:

  • Social responsibility
  • Professional excellence for employability
  • Analytical thinking for problem solving
  • Creativity to encourage innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

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Why Study in Our Institution

  1. 98% graduate employment rate
  2. 12% entrepreneur rate
  3. Globally recognised University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  4. World leading creative degrees in fashion design, graphic design, multimedia design and interior design
  5. Accreditation from professional bodies such as Board of Architects Malaysia, and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  6. Low staff to student ratio of 1:11 so you will get to know your lecturer better
  7. Conveniently located in Johor Bahru.

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Programme Outline

Design
  • Diploma in Digital Game Art
  • Diploma in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Visual Communication
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Multimedia Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design (Honours)
Business
  • Diploma in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Supply Chain Management (Honours)
Social Science
  • Diploma in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Postgraduate Programmes
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Pre-University
  • Foundation in Liberal Arts
  • Foundation in Business
  • English Language Programmes

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Academic Resources and Facilities

Raffles University academic staffs come from all over the world, include New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Malaysia and many other countries, they are more than teachers, they are “creative practitioners” and experts in their own professions. Their commitment to impart their knowledge and skills to our students, also of different nationalities, creates an environment, which is rich in creativity and innovation. This learning environment will broaden students’ perspectives, enhance adaptability and enrich their personal growth.


Student Support Services

Quality Student Accommodation

Students can expect to have safe, convenient and well-equipped accommodation that will fulfil their everyday needs. From free Wi-Fi, swimming pools, gym facilities to dining and living room facilities. The accommodation is also close to cafes, restaurants, parks, convenience stores and shopping outlets, which means students will have a wide range of options for food, study and leisure. You will need to let us know that you need RU student accommodation placement.


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Student Development Activities for Employability

Through our Centre of Professional Development (CPD), we assimilate our students to the industry for Projects, Internships, Industry research, Career and professional development.

We prepare our students with professional development skills and provide resources in support of their careers. By forging an extensive strategic alliance with the industry, our team at CPD provides a seamless interface between industries and our students, opening a world of career opportunities for them.

With CPD, graduates can expect top exposure for jobs advertised and industry partners have wide geographical reach and access to a greater number of talents than traditional recruitment methods.


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The Student Experiences

Raffles University (RU) is the University of the Future. We are at the cutting edge of higher education in both teaching and learning and business practices. Our innovative and stimulating programmes promote doing while learning and learning while doing.

  • Industry Ready
    • RU has links with over 30 industrial partners, which enables us to deliver industry relevant programmes.
  • Practice-based Programmes
    • Students are involved with industry and community projects during their studies
    • Students undertake internships, which allow them to develop practical skills through no-the-job training.
  • Analytical Thinking
    • Students use evidence-based problem solving to learn how to optimize and improve operations, and producitivity.
  • Creative and Innovative Skills
    • Students learn design thinking and apply it to create new product designs and to design or redesign services, process and strategy.
    • Students develop their entrepreneurship skills learning how to commercialise their designs and business ideas.
  • Personalised Learning
    • Students work in studios on projects under supervision of a lecturer.
    • Small class sizes allow the lecturer to spend more time with each student and thus better understand their needs.

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Recognition and Accreditation

  1. Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) is recognised by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)
  2. Raffles University was the only Malaysian higher institution out of the forty international universities who were invited to participate the London Graduate Fashion Week.
  3. One of our student from Bachelor in Interior Design (Honours) won Gold Pirze in Johor Interior Designers' Association (JIDA) Award.
  4. Raffles University’s students from Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) were selected for SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship
  1. Merit Scholarship
  2. Raffles Faculty 50% Scholarship
  3. Foon Yew High School (JB & Kulai) Scholarship
  4. Outstation/ International Student Scholarship
  5. Equity Scholarship
  6. Sport/ Entertainment Scholarship
Financial Aids
  1. PTPTN Application
  2. EPF Account 2 Withdrawal

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Advanced English
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
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Duration: 8 - 13 weeks
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Foundation English
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 9 - 15 weeks
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3.
Foundation in Business
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
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Duration: 1 Yr
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Foundation in Liberal Arts
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
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Duration: 1 Yr
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Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Business Studies
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs
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2.
Diploma in Digital Game Art
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 years 4 months
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Diploma in Fashion Design
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs
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Diploma in Human Resource Management
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs
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Diploma in Interior Design
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Months
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Diploma in Psychology
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs
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Diploma in Visual Communication
Level: Diploma Level
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Duration: 2 Yrs 4 Months
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Yrs
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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Yrs
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3.
Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Yrs
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Bachelor of Graphic Design (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Yrs
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Bachelor of Informations Systems (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Years
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6.
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3.5 Yrs
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Bachelor of Multimedia Design (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs
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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Years
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Bachelor of Supply Chain Management (Honours)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
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Duration: 3 Years
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Masters Degree Level
1.
Master of Business Administration
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 Year 4 Months (Full Time) 2 - 4 Years (Part Time)
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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
1.
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
Level: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 - 6 Years (Full Time) 4 - 8 Years (Part Time)
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Contact Details

Raffles University

Address:
Menara Kotaraya, Level 9,
Unit 09-01, Jalan Trus,
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 07-2778868
Fax: 07-2778878
Website: http://www.raffles-university.edu.my/

Active Scholarships

  • Scholarship / Fund / Loan
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  • Raffles Outstation Student Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Raffles University has extended and enhanced its range of scholarship opportunities for local and international candidates. As part of Raffles University’s philosophy, the college rewards excellence in academics and talented.
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  • Raffles Merit Scholarship 2020

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Raffles University has extended and enhanced its range of scholarship opportunities for local and international candidates. As part of Raffles University’s philosophy, the college rewards excellence in academics and talented.
    Ongoing

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Key Personnel

Professor, Dr. Graeme Britton

President , Raffles University

Professor Britton has over 37 years of experience working in public and private universities in Finland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

My mission is to deliver personalised, experiential, life-long education to the tertiary education market.

Throughout my career I have been a leader in implementing the latest teaching and learning methodologies. I am committed to an experiential learning philosophy. I believe that students should learn by working individually and in small groups to solve practical problems or undertake design projects. Over the years I have learned there is no one best way to help students learn. Hence I taught myself a range of pedagogies and assessment techniques and how to select these in widely varying educational environments. I am experienced in all the major experiential learning approaches, including problem-based learning, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and design-centric learning.

I have over 30 years of experience conducting applied research in industry, including company-specific projects, national projects, and international collaborative research projects. My research has focused on the design of management and computer- aided systems for engineering companies using systems methodologies and General Graph Theoretic Methods. I have developed design methodologies and designed complete and partial management and computer-aided systems for production management, CAD, process planning, and project management.

I developed a methodology with a Finnish colleague, Professor Torvinen, to integrate product design with the design of the manufacturing system to make the products. We published our work in a book titled “Design Synthesis: Integrated Product and Manufacturing System Design” (CRC Press). Our book explains the two methods for achieving design synthesis: integration and harmonisation. The methodology has been proven in a number of Finnish companies.

I have published over 100 refereed papers, book chapters and books. In 2006, I was awarded the higher doctorate, the Doctor of Engineering, for my research excellence in design and manufacturing.

I am delighted to be President of RU. I am committed to building a world class University.

Contributions to Raffles University

As the President, I am both a leader and manager. I keep up-to-date with the latest educational technologies and methodologies and inspire my staff to adopt these. RU has implemented design-centric and evidence-based decision-making education.

The former focuses on the design process. For design programmes, there is at least one design studio each semester. In the business and social science programmes it is being implemented through interactive lectures, field trips, design thinking, and service learning. Students work individually on projects and also in teams.

The latter focuses on the decision-making process and how to gather, present and evaluate evidence in an objective manner.

In addition, we use both techniques in our own processes to manage university operations.

Another major contribution I have made is to implement practice-based curricula. Our students join as novices and leave as young professionals. This is achieved by bringing industry into the University and sending students out into the industry. The results speak for themselves. RUI has a 96% graduate employment rate and 16% of our graduates start up their own companies.

Contributions to the Education Industry

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Vice Chancellors Council of Private Universities, which has been advising the Ministry of Higher Education on issues relating to the private higher education sector.

I give lectures and seminars to the education industry in Malaysia and internationally on innovative teaching methods and effective business practices for managing educational institutions.

I am an expert in quality assurance in tertiary education. I am Vice President of Raffle Education Corporations’ (REC’s) quality assurance unit. This unit is responsible for quality assurance of REC’s educational institutions world-wide. In this role, I assist Raffles colleges to gain accreditation and advise Government officials on educational standards.

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