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:


Faculty of Science (FS) - Kampar Campus

No.
Course Name
MOE Approval Validity Period
MQA Provisional/ Full Accreditation
Validity Period
1.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology
R3/545/6/0082
(11 Sep 2023 - 
10 Sep 2028)
 
A9423
(20 Sep 2010 Onwards)
2.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry
R2/442/6/0006 
(24 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2024)
 
A9661
(24 Apr 2012 Onwards)
 
3.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biochemistry
R2/421/6/0023 
(26 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2025)
 
A6170
(20 Oct 2008 Onwards)

4.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science
R2/421/6/0022 
(26 Mar 2020 - 25 Mar 2027)
 
A6169
(27 Nov 2008 Onwards)
Certificate
 
5.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Statistical Computing and Operations Research
R2/462/6/0007
(19 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2024)
 
A10094
(18 Dec 2012 Onwards)
 
6.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Microbiology
R2/421/6/0020
(28 Jan 2020 - 27 Jan 2025)
 
A10758
(12 Nov 2012 Onwards)
 
7.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Logistics and International Shipping
R2/840/6/0022 
(6 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2025)
 
A10759
(11 Jul 2013 Onwards)
 
8.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Agricultural Science
R2/621/6/0001
(31 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2026)
 
MQA/FA0657
(21 Apr 2014 Onwards)
 
9.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science
R/541/6/0020
(24 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2024)
 
MQA/FA3601
(28 Jul 2016 Onwards)
 
10.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Dietetics
 
N/726/6/0090
(2 Aug 2018 - 1 Aug 2025)
 
 MQA/PSA 11376
(22 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2023)