KDU Penang University College, Malaysia’s Premier Campus of the Northern Region

KDU Penang University College springs to mind when one speaks about premier education provider in North Malaysia. With a range of internationally-recognised, industry-driven academic programmes that covers a wide level of offerings from Certificate to Diploma and Degree level programmes, there are 8 academic departments comprising Computing, Business, Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, Engineering, Mass Communication & Language, Pre-University Studies, Design and Nursing which offer different academic programmes. All its programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and internationally affiliated with top universities around the globe.

It boasts state-of-the-art facilities which include smart classrooms, industry-standard 5-star kitchens, a recording studio, an art gallery, design studios, VLSI engineering labs, Games and Multimedia Computing Design Labs, Business Boardrooms and Lounge, mock hotel suites and much more. This is to help ensuring that every KDU student is well prepared to be gainfully employed upon graduation.

KDU Penang is one of the private higher education institutions in Penang that has been conferred a 5-star rating from MOHE MyQuest Audit in 2010/2011 and 2012/2013. More recently, KDU Penang received the prestigious 6-star, college-based rating in the 2014/2015 Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) for the large category. KDU College was the only private college in Penang – and the Northern region – to be awarded this eminent recognition. 

KDU Penang also received 6-star cluster-based ratings in seven clusters – General Programmes; Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences, Business and Law; Science, Mathematics and Computing; Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction; Health and Welfare; and Services – and a 5-star rating for International Student Services.

This year’s MyQUEST accreditation was proof of KDU College’s continuous efforts to improve on its educational services. KDU College provides state-of-the-art facilities to meet students’ requirements. All KDU programmes are certified by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and its teaching faculty comprises highly qualified staff with direct industry experience.

Over a span of 25 years, our students have been doing us proud as evidenced by a string of successes in various national and international competitions. KDU Penang is also very involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, one of which is the annual disbursement of scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students who enroll for KDU programmes.

As KDU Penang welcomes students from all over the world, much assistance are being offered to its international students who are qualified which include up to 50% tuition-fee waiver, complimentary one-time economy class flight ticket from home country to Penang and accommodation as well as Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) fee to be borne by KDU Penang. These are the little efforts that KDU Penang is making for its students to be one of the global KDU graduates.

Over the years, KDU Penang has also formed strong industry partnerships to provide industry-relevant training and learning facilities to groom KDU graduates to meet industry demand for higher skills. Today, KDU College boasts numerous success stories, and a high record of graduate employability with more than 90% of graduates having found employment within six months of graduation.

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