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) and granted Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)’s Provisional Accreditation. All UTAR's programmes due for accreditation 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 (PA) when it is conducted. Having Provisional Accreditation (PA) means that the programme has met the minimum MQA requirements to start conducting the programme.

MQA Full Accreditation/MQR/JPA Recognition:  


A Programmes is due for accreditation when the first cohort of students of the programme reaches its final trimester. This is when the accreditation panel of assessors assess the implementation of the programme and its compliance to MQA accreditation requirements. 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 and MQR website, http://www.mqa.gov.my/ and https://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/


Self Accreditation Status 


MQA Full Accreditation/MQR/JPA Recognition:


UTAR has been awarded Self Accreditation Status by MQA effective from 21 February 2017. This status allows UTAR to carry out self accreditation procedures for non-professional programme according to MQA’s accreditation requirements. Upon completion of the self accreditation procedures, UTAR submits the accreditation results to MQA for MQA Provisional Accreditation (PA) listing and MQR registration.


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/210/8/0038
(20 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2026)

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

2.
Master of Communication
R3/321/7/0001
(22 May 2021 - 21 May 2026)

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)
R2/345/7/0113
(31 Oct 2021 - 
30 Oct 2026)

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

MQA/SWA13063
(26 Nov 2021 Onwards)

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

A10031
(12 Feb 2014 Onwards)
9.
Doctor of Philosophy
R2/340/8/0736
(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)
R2/522/7/0061
(24 Sep 2022 - 
23 Sep 2027)

MQA/FA1989
(16 Dec 2014 Onwards)
16.
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
R2/521/7/0041
(24 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2027)

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 Jun 2019 - 18 Jun 2024)
Certificate
20.
Master of Engineering (Civil)
N/526/7/0148
(4 June 2021 - 
3 June 2026)

MQA/PSA14800
(23 April 2021 - 22 April 2026
)

   21.
Master in Data Management and Analytics
   N/481/7/0825
(17 Sept 2021 - 16 Sept 2026)
    MQA/PSA 14798
(22 Jul 2021 – 21 Jul 2026)
   22.
Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management and Analytics
    N/481/7/0828
(22 Sept 2021 - 21 Sept 2026)
    MQA/PSA 14799
(22 Jul 2021 – 21 Jul 2026)
(d) Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) - Kampar Campus
23.
Master of Philosophy
R2/340/7/0395
(18 May 2019 - 
17 May 2026)

A10012
(20 Mar 2012 Onwards)
24.
Doctor of Philosophy
R2/340/8/0443
(18 May 2019 - 17 May 2026)

A10011
(12 Dec 2013 Onwards)
25.
Master of Business Administration (Corporate Management)
R2/345/7/1067
(6 Dec 2022 - 
5 Dec 2027)

MQA/FA2308
(7 May 2014 Onwards)
   26.Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)               N/314/8/0023
   (25 Jan 2022 - 24 Jan 2029)
                        MQA/PSA 15504
               (24 Dec 2021 - 23 Dec 2026)
(e) Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) - Kampar Campus
27.
Doctor of Philosophy (Social Science)

R2/310/8/0042
(22 June 2019 - 
21 June 2026)

A10033
(15 May 2014 Onwards)
28.
Master of Philosophy (Social Science)
R2/310/7/0022
(13 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2024)

A9923
(28 Mar 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

29.
Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology)
R/311/7/0033
(2 Aug 2018 - 
1 Aug 2023)

MQA/FA3161
(19 Dec 2014 Onwards)
30.
Master of Strategic Communication
N/321/7/0236
(26 Nov 2019 - 25 Nov 2026)

MQA/SWA13064
(28 July 2021 Onwards)

(f) Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) - Kampar Campus
31.
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

32.
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
R2/481/8/0557
(1 Apr 2020 - 
31 Mar 2027)

A11097
(26 Nov 2012 Onwards)
Certificate

   33.
Master in Data Management and Analytics
   N/481/7/0826
(17 Sept 2021 - 16 Sept 2026)
    MQA/PSA 14979
(22 Jul 2021 – 21 Jul 2026)
   34.
Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management and Analytics
   N/481/7/0827
(17 Sept 2021 - 16 Sept 2026)
    MQA/PSA 14978
(23 Aug 2021 – 22 Aug 2026)
(g) Faculty of Science (FSc) - Kampar Campus
35.
Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
R2/440/8/0020
(26 Mar 2020 - 
25 Mar 2027)

A11018
(20 May 2011 Onwards)
Certificate

36.
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
37.
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
R2/520/8/0078
(19 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2027)

A11099
(31 Oct 2014 Onwards)
38.
Master of Engineering Science
R2/520/7/0062
(19 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2027)

A11098
(9 Mar 2012 Onwards)
Certificate

39.
Master of Engineering (Electronic Systems)
R2/523/7/0083
(29 Jun 2022 - 28 Jun 2027)

MQA/FA1536
(14 Mar 2014 Onwards)
40.
Master of Environmental Technology
R/545/7/0077
(12 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2026)

MQA/SWA8007
(10 Aug 2018 Onwards)
41.
Master of Sustainable Construction Management
N/526/7/0138
(12 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2025)

MQA/SWA 11375
(15 June 2021 Onwards)
(i) Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) - Sungai Long Campus
42.
Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Studies)
R2/224/8/0034
(14 Nov 2018 - 13 Nov 2023)

A9050
(3 Sep 2012 Onwards)
43.
Master of Arts (Chinese Studies)
R2/312/7/0008
(29 Sep 2020 - 28 Sep 2025)

A11666
(1 Jan 2013 Onwards)

44.
Master of Chinese Studies
[formerly known as Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) - Structure B]
R2/224/7/0001
(25 Mar 2021 - 
24 Mar 2026)

MQA/FA0124
(24 Nov 2011 Onwards)
(j) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) - Sungai Long Campus
45.
Master of Medical Science
[formerly known as Master of Medical Sciences]
R2/720/7/0015
(22 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2026)

MQA/FA1390
(22 Oct 2013 Onwards)
46.
Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science)
[formerly known as Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences)]
R2/720/8/0016
(13 Feb 2022 - 12 Feb 2029)

MQA/FA1389
(1 Apr 2015 Onwards)

47.

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Medicine)

R/721/8/0054
(5
Aug 2020 - 4 Aug 2025)

MQA/SWA5697
(15 June 2021 Onwards)
48.

Master of Medical Science (Chinese Medicine)

N/721/7/0250
(24 Mar 2015 - 23 Sep 2022)

MQA/SWA5352
(26 May 2022 Onwards)