UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

MOHE/MQA Approvals & Accreditation


UTAR is pleased to announce that all its programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Programmes are due for accreditation when the first cohort of students of each programme reaches its final trimester. Most of UTAR's programmes have received full accreditation. For the rest of the programmes, when the time for the programme's accreditation arrives, UTAR is confident that the accreditation process will proceed just as smoothly and successfully as the other accredited programmes.

What does this mean?


Approval by MOHE and MQA Provisional Accreditation


All of UTAR's programmes are approved by MOHE before it is being conducted. This is a requirement under the Private Higher Educational Institutions (Conducting Course of Study) Regulations 1997.  All of UTAR's programmes are also granted MQA Provisional Accreditation when it is conducted. Having Provisional Accreditation means that the programme has met the minimum MQA requirements to start conducting the programme.

MQA Full Accreditation/MQR/JPA Recognition:  


When a programme is fully accredited, it is recognised by MQA , the programme would be registered under the Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR). All programmes under the MQR are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), MQA and JPA. In addition, graduates with MQA recognised degrees can continue with their post-graduate studies in the IPTAs if they so choose to. 

For further details concerning MQA Provisional Accreditation and Full Accreditation, please visit MQA website, http://www.mqa.gov.my/.


When does MQA carry out the accreditation process? 


Generally, a programme will be considered due for accreditation when the first cohort students are at the final or 2nd last semester of the programme. This is when the MQA Panel Assessors will carry out the audit. 

Upon being satisfied that a particular programme has complied with all its (MQA) requirements, MQA will inform the institution that full accreditation has been granted to that particular programme.

What about the rest of UTAR's programmes?


All of UTAR's programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education before they are offered for study. Programmes in UTAR are granted full accreditation by MQA when accreditation for the programmes are due. 

UTAR is confident that when the time for accreditation of the rest of its programmes are due, the accreditation process will proceed just as smoothly and successfully as the other accredited programmes.


Note: 

For further details concerning MQA accreditation and JPA recognition of UTAR programmes, please visit MQA and JPA website as follows: 

for UTAR programmes accredited by MQA 
for UTAR programmes recognized by JPA 

Current status of all UTAR Programmes being conducted as follows:


Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR)

No.
Course Name
MOE Approval Validity Period
MQA Provisional/ Full Accreditation
Validity Period
(a) Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) - Sungai Long Campus
1.
Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts)
N/310/8/0039
(20 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2026)

MQA/PSA 11800
(9 Jan 2019 - 8 Jan 2024)

2.
Master of Communication
R2/321/7/0001
(22 May 2016 - 21 May 2021)

A7014

(16 Oct 2009 Onwards)
Certificate

3.
Master of Arts (Communication)
[formerly known as Master of Communication (By Research)]
R2/321/7/0002
(18 Mar 2021 - 
17 Mar 2026)

MQA/FA0473
(10 June 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

(b) Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) - Sungai Long Campus
4.
Master of Business Administration
R2/345/7/0729
(19 Jul 2020 - 
18 Jul 2027)

A6338

(16 Jul 2007 Onwards)
Certificate

5.

Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance)

R2/345/7/0728
(19 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2027)

A6339

(16 Jul 2007 Onwards)
Certificate

6.
Master of Business Administration (Building Management)
R/345/7/0113
(31 Oct 2016 - 
30 Oct 2021)

MQA/FA0899
(9 Nov 2015 Onwards)
7.
Master of Real Estate Development
N/345/7/1108
(26 Nov 2019 - 25
 Nov 2026)

MQA/PSA 13063
(15 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2024)

8.
Master of Philosophy
R2/340/7/0800
(18 May 2019 - 
17 May 2026)

A10031
(12 Feb 2014 Onwards)
9.
Doctor of Philosophy
R2/345/8/0666
(18 May 2019 - 17 May 2026)

A10032
(12 Feb 2014 Onwards)
(c) Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) - Sungai Long Campus
10.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
[formerly known as Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering]
R3/520/8/0021
(29 Mac 2021 - 
28 Mac 2028)

A6917
(13 Aug 2010 Onwards)
11.
Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
[formerly known as Doctor of Philosophy in Science]
R3/440/8/0001
(29 Mar 2021 - 
28 Mar 2028)

A6916
(4 Dec 2009 Onwards)

12.
Master of Mathematics
[formerly known as Master of Mathematical Sciences ]
R2/461/7/0004
(25 Apr 2018 - 24 Apr 2023)

A8216
(11 Aug 2009 Onwards)
Certificate

13.
Master of Science
R3/440/7/0004
(29 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2026)

A6918
(20 Oct 2008 Onwards)
Certificate

14.
Master of Engineering Science
R3/520/7/0005
(29 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2026)

A6919
(28 May 2009 Onwards)
Certificate

15.
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
R/522/7/0061
(24 Sep 2017 - 
23 Sep 2022)

MQA/FA1989
(16 Dec 2014 Onwards)
16.
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
R/521/7/0041
(24 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2022)

MQA/FA1990
(20 Jan 2015 Onwards)
17.
Master of Project Management
[formerly known as Master of Science (Project Management)]
R2/340/7/0449
(27 Jan 2020 - 
26 Jan 2027)

A10780
(18 Nov 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

18.
Master of Information Systems
R2/481/7/0662
(8 Oct 2020 - 8 Oct 2025)

MQA/FA0185
(06 Jan 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

19.
Master of Architecture
R/581/7/0069
(29 Sept 2020 - 28 Sept 2025)

MQA/FA4684
(19 June 2019 - 18 June 2022)
Certificate
20.
Master of Engineering (Electronic Systems)
N/523/7/0309
(11 Dec 2017 - 
10 Dec 2022)

MQA/SWA 9795
(7
 June 2019 Onwards)

(d) Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) - Kampar Campus
21.
Master of Philosophy
R2/340/7/0395
(18 May 2019 - 
17 May 2026)

A10012
(20 Mar 2012 Onwards)
22.
Doctor of Philosophy
R2/340/8/0443
(18 May 2019 - 17 May 2026)

A10011
(12 Dec 2013 Onwards)
23.
Master of Business Administration (Corporate Management)
R/345/7/1067
(6 Dec 2017 - 
5 Dec 2022)

MQA/FA2308
(7 May 2014 Onwards)
(e) Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) - Kampar Campus
24.
Doctor of Philosophy (Social Science)
R2/310/8/0042
(22 June 2019 - 
21 June 2026)

A10033
(15 May 2014 Onwards)
25.
Master of Philosophy (Social Science)
R2/310/7/0022
(13 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2024)

A9923
(28 Mar 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

26.
Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology)
R/311/7/0033
(2 Aug 2018 - 
1 Aug 2023)

MQA/FA3161
(19 Dec 2014 Onwards)
27.
Master of Strategic Communication
N/321/7/0236
(26 Nov 2019 - 25 Nov 2026)

MQA/PSA 13064
(15 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2024)

(f) Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) - Kampar Campus
28.
Master of Science (Computer Science)
[formerly known as Master of Computer Science]
R2/481/7/0539
(25 Jan 2020 - 
24 Jan 2027)

A11054
(2 Aug 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

29.
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
R2/481/8/0557
(1 Apr 2020 - 
31 Mar 2027)

A11097
(26 Nov 2012 Onwards)
Certificate

(g) Faculty of Science (FSc) - Kampar Campus
30.
Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
R2/440/8/0020
(26 Mar 2020 - 
25 Mar 2027)

A11018
(20 May 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

31.
Master of Science
R2/440/7/0021
(1 Apr 2020 - 
31 Mar 2027)

A11039
(21 Dec 2010 Onwards)
Certificate

(h) Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) - Kampar Campus
32.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
R2/520/8/0078
(19 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2027)

A11099
(31 Oct 2014 Onwards)
33.
Master of Engineering Science
R2/520/7/0062
(19 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2027)

A11098
(9 Mar 2012 Onwards)
Certificate

34.
Master of Engineering (Electronic Systems)
R/523/7/0083
(29 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2022)

MQA/FA1536
(14 Mar 2014 Onwards)
35.
Master of Environmental Technology
N/545/7/0077
(12 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2021)

MQA/SWA8007
(10 Aug 2018 Onwards)
36.
Master of Sustainable Construction Management
N/526/7/0138
(12 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2025)

MQA/PSA 11375
(22 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2023)

(i) Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) - Sungai Long Campus
37.
Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Studies)
R2/224/8/0034
(14 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2023)

A9050
(3 Sep 2012 Onwards)
38.
Master of Arts (Chinese Studies)
R2/312/7/0008
(29 Sep 2020 - 28 Sep 2025)

A11666
(1 Jan 2013 Onwards)

39.
Master of Chinese Studies
[formerly known as Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) - Structure B]
R/224/7/0001
(25 Mar 2016 - 
24 Mar 2021)

MQA/FA0124
(24 Nov 2011 Onwards)
(j) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) - Sungai Long Campus
40.
Master of Medical Science
[formerly known as Master of Medical Sciences]
R/720/7/0015
(22 Nov 2016 - 21 Nov 2021)

MQA/FA1390
(22 Oct 2013 Onwards)
41.
Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science)
[formerly known as Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences)]
R/720/8/0016
(13 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2022)

MQA/FA1389
(1 Apr 2015 Onwards)

42.

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Medicine)

N/721/8/0054
(5 Aug 2015 - 
4 Feb 2021)

MQA/PA5697
(1 Jan 2017 - 4 Aug 2020)

43.

Master of Medical Science (Chinese Medicine)

N/721/7/0250
(24 Mar 2015 - 23 Mar 2021)

MQA/PA5352
(1 Jan 2017 - 23 Sept 2020)