ACADEMIC PROGRAMME CREATION

Universiti Teknologi MARA currently offers 537 programmes at all levels of study. This includes Foundation, Pre-Diploma, Diploma, Bachelors, Professional, Masters, and PhD programmes. These programmes are offered through 29 faculties, institutes and academic centres at UiTM branches throughout Malaysia.

 

Despite the high number, UiTM always strives to ensure that all programmes offered are of high quality and adheres strictly to all standards and regulation set by not only the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), but also industry, professional boards, and accreditation bodies at the national and international levels. This ensures that graduates of UiTM programmes can gain recognition from organisations worldwide.

 

UiTM practices a strict process of academic programme creation based on the policies set by MoHE and the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA), Malaysia’s main authority in academic programme development and management. For creation of new programmes, all faculties must follow the basic procedure of application as follows:

Document Preparation

Step 1

The applicant department prepares the proposal along with all the required documentation.

Document Preparation

Submission To JKIKU

Step 2

The complete set of documentation is submitted to the University Curriculum Main Committee (JKIKU).

JKIKU Approval

Step 3

The proposal is brought to JKIKU meeting for review and approval.

JKIKU Approval

Senate Approval

Step 4

The proposal is brought to Senate meeting for review and approval.

MSA Review

Step 5

The proposal is brought to Early Review Meeting (MSA) at MoHE for review and approval. This step is only for Diploma and Bachelors programme.

MSA Review

Provisional Accreditation

Step 6

The proposal is brought to IQA for review and approval. If approved, the programme gains Provisional Accreditation (Akreditasi Sementara).

LPU Approval

Step 7

The proposal is brought to LPU meeting for review and approval.

LPU Approval

JKPT Approval

Step 8

The proposal is brought to JKPT meeting at MoHE for review and approval.

Programme Offering

Step 9

Applicant can inform related departments of programme approval and begin programme offering process.

Programme Offering

  • Step 1: The applicant department (Faculties / Campuses / Institutes / Academic Centres) prepare the proposal along with all the required documentation. Each applicant has its own Programme Creation Committee who must ensure all information is accurate and complete.
 
  • Step 2: The complete set of documentation is submitted to the University Curriculum Main Committee (JKIKU). The secretariat of this committee is the Curriculum Affairs Division (UHEK), under the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International). The secretariat will ensure that the submitted are complete and will contact the applicant if there are any discrepancies within the documentation.
 
  • Step 3: The complete application will be brought to the monthly JKIKU meeting. If approved, applicant will proceed to the next step. If not approved, applicants are required to follow up on the JKIKU decision and would mostly return to Step 1
 
  • Step 4: Approved applications at the JKIKU level are presented at Senate via report of the JKIKU meeting minutes. Applications gain approval at Senate level if the meeting minutes are approved without correction. Should there be corrections to any specific application, applicant will be notified via the JKIKU Secretariat.
 
  • Step 5: Applicant must update documents and submit them to the Early Review Committee (Mesyuarat Saringan Awal) (MSA) at MoHE. (Step 5 is only specifically for Diploma and Bachelors Programme, programmes at other levels of study can proceed directly to Step 6)
 
  • Step 6: Applicant must prepare the IQA-01 documentation and submit it directly to the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Unit at UiTM’s Institute of Quality and Knowledge Advancement (InQKA). If approved the programme will be certified by IQA with Provisional Accreditation (Akreditasi Sementara) and can proceed to the next step. If not approved, applicants are required to follow up on IQA’s decision and resubmit their application to IQA.
 
  • Step 7: Once the programme has been given status of Provisional Accreditation, applicant must submit updated documentation to the University Board of Directors (LPU) for approval. Documents must be submitted to UHEK for review before documents will be submitted by UHEK to the LPU Secretariat. If approved, applicants can proceed to the next step. If not approved, applicants are required to follow up on LPU’s decision and retake the necessary steps.
 
  • Step 8: Once programme has received LPU approval, applicants must submit updated documents to the Higher Education Committee (Jawatankuasa Pendidikan Tinggi) (JKPT) at MoHE for approval by the Ministry. If approved, applicants can proceed to the next step. If not approved, applicants are required to follow up on JKPT’s decision and retake the necessary steps.
 
  • Step 9: Once programme has received JKPT approval, applicants must notify the Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPSis), Student Intake Division (BPP), Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and Bursary regarding the approval. Applicants can now proceed with programme offering process starting at the date approved by JKPT.

Related Documentation

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Documentation

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New Academic Programme Creation

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Guideline: Academic Programme Development

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Flow Chart: Academic Programme Creation 

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Financial Implication Calculator

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Form: JKIKU Early Review (Borang Saringan Awal)

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Form: MSA Early Review (Borang Saringan Awal)

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Template: LPU Proposal

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Template: LPU Proposal Sample

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Template: JKPT Proposal

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Download All Documents (RAR File)

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Provisional Accreditation (Perakuan Akreditasi Sementara)

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Guideline: COPPA 2nd Edition

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Guideline: COPTPA

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Guideline: MBOT TTAC Accreditation Manual

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Guideline: MQF 2nd Edition

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Guideline: HEP Document Submission

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Guideline: ETAC Programme Standard

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Guideline: IQA-01 Video Briefing

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Guideline: Document Preparation Presentation

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Reference: MQA Circular No. 05 / 2017: COPPE 2nd Edition

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Check List: Provisional Accreditation

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Form: COPPA: Part A: MQA

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Form: COPPA: Part A: Appendix A14

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Form: COPPA: Part A: Appendix A18

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Form: COPPA: Part A: Appendix A20

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Form: COPPA: Part B

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Form: COPPA: Part B: Sample

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Form: COPPA: Part C: Evaluation Instrument

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Form: COPPA: Part C: IQA-MQA01

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Form: COPPA: Part C: COPPA Mapping

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Form: COPPA: Part C: Table 4

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Form: COPPA: Part C: Table 4: Sample

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Form: PAS-MQA 01

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Form: UiTMSWA

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Download All Documents (RAR File)

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Contact Us For More Information:

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Ts. Dr. Wan Aida Wan Yahaya
Head of Academic Accreditation
[Tel. No: 603-55211646]
IQA-01 / MQA-01

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Ts. Dr. Noraini Seman
Head of Accreditation
[Tel. No: 603-55211648]
IQA-02 / MQA-02 / IQA-04

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Amiza Lina Nawari
Executive Officer
[Tel. No: 603-55443487]

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Norhazzilla Husman
Senior Clerk
[Tel. No: 603-55211642]

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