KDU Story

KDU, an institution that has over 32 years of history and experience, believes in providing real world education to meet real world needs, and has traditionally, been successful in producing competent graduates and preparing students for top universities all over the world.
 
Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus. The institution, as KDU College then, was awarded the university college status in 2010 – a reflection of its quality programmes, and the growth of its international student population.
 
KDU University College and KDU College are members of Paramount Education, a fully-integrated education services provider for primary, secondary, tertiary, and postgraduate level studies as well as executive and professional development programmes.

 
Heritage
1983
  • Kolej Damansara Utama (as it was first known) opened for enrolment and welcomed its first batch of students. Offered courses such as GCE A-Level, STP and US Pre-University courses and the American Credit Transfer program.

1984
  • Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer program students transfer to various universities across the United States.
  • First in the nation to run the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course on a full-time basis.
  • Introduced the first overseas twinning programme in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University).

1991
  • Established the Penang Campus to cater to the higher education needs of aspiring youths in the northern region.

2010
  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status.

2015
  • Moved to its flagship campus in Utropolis Glenmarie.
Vision & Mission

Vision

The premier learning organisation that sparks curiosity, inspires success and promotes responsibility.


Mission

  • We inspire students and staff to lead, share and serve.
  • We create a community in which learning, teaching, research and publication are encouraged, enabled and enjoyed.
  • We encourage critical thinking, independent learning and creative problem-solving.
  • We nurture individuals to be ethical and responsible citizens.
  • We share our success with stakeholders and the community we serve.
Awards & Achievements
  • World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education
  • Accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)- Associate Member

ACHIEVEMENTS (CULINARY ARTS)
 
YEARACHIEVEMENTS
2006FHA, Singapore - Bronze/Team Event
2007FHM, Malaysia - Gold/Individual FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
2008FHA, Singapore - Gold/Individual
FHA, Singapore - Silver/Individual
Penang Chef’s Challenge - Champions/Team Event (Black Box)
2009HKICC (HOFEX), Hong Kong - Bronze/Individual
MIHAS Chefs Challenge, Malaysia - 4 Golds, 3 Silvers & Overall Champions / Team Event
FHM, Malaysia - Silver/Individual
FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
2010Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile -Silver/Individual (Black Box)
Salon Culinaire, Dubai -Silver/Individual (Ice-Carving)
FHA, Singapore- Gold/Individual
FHA, Singapore- Gold/ Dream Team Challenge/Team Event
FHA, Singapore- Silver/Individual
FHA, Singapore- Silver/Team Event
FHA, Singapore- Bronze/Individual (Pastry Showpiece)
FHA, Singapore- Bronze/Individual
2011HKICC (HOFEX), Hong Kong- 2 Bronze, 2 Silver
2012FHA, Singapore- Silver/Dream Team, Bronze/Two to Tango
2013HKICC, Hong Kong: 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal/Team Event
  • Awarded an Entry Point Project under the Malaysian Government’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP), spearheading the Game Development Industry in Malaysia.
  • MyGameDev2020 is an initiative spearheaded by KDU University College that represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and industry sectors.
  • KDU University College collaborates with Codemasters Studios to develop talent and to build national awareness.
  • Bachelor of Game Development (Hons) programme student won The Merit Award for the MSC-Malaysia APICTA 2013 awards under the Best of Tertiary Student Project Category (Creative Multimedia)
  • Bachelor of Computing programme won the central zone category for the MyInovasi 2012 competition, a competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education to promote innovation and creativity.
 
YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS
2011 Lee Jian Aun (leader), Lee Jian Yi, Gan Chun Meng (School of Computing and Creative Media) Finalist – Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia 2011
2014 Khor Rui Yen & Chua Yin Fu (School of Computing, Communication & Media Studies) Team Member - The Best Prototype Award – MDeC-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Start-up Labs Programme
UNSW Foundation Year students Liew Ying Ying and Lee Song Yuin obtained the world’s highest GPA of 9.9 out of 10. Both received scholarships to study Medicine at UNSW, Sydney.

Cambridge International Examination Outstanding Learner Awards

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Nur Dalila Binti Kahar Top in Malaysia – History
Kuhan a/l Kanapathy Top in World – Economics
Awad Bin Fadzlul Rahman Top in Malaysia - History
Jolyn Tan Lay Shian Best Across Three A Levels
Top in the World- Accounting - A Level
Ooi Bun Pin Top in Malaysia- Economics A Level
Wong Jian Eu Top in Malaysia- History- A Level
Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn, Song Cai Li Top in the World- Mathematics - AS Level
Enrique Phang Li-Onn, Tan Qiu Jin Top in Malaysia- Accounting - AS Level
Khor hue Jye Top in Malaysia- History - AS Level


YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS
2011 CIE Brilliance Award - Top in Malaysia for History, Top in Malaysia for Mathematics, Third Place for Best Across 4 AS-Level, Top in Malaysia for Law
2012 CIE Outstanding Learners Award - Top in the World Award for A-level Accounting, First Place in Malaysia (Best Across 3 A-Level Subjects), Top in the World for AS-Level Mathematics
2014 CIE Outstanding Learners Award - Top in World in A-Level Chemistry, Top in Country in A-Level Physics, Joint Top Place for Best Across Three Cambridge International A Levels, Top in World in A-Level History, Top in the World in AS-Level Accounting
KDU University College is an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner (ALP), which is the highest and most prestigious level of approval for universities and colleges globally.
1984
  • Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer programme students transfer to various universities across the United States
  • New schools within the college was formed and more programmes were offered
  • First in the nation to run the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course on a full-time basis
  • Introduced the first overseas twinning programme in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University)


2010
  • Awarded Silver for the Education & Learning category in the inaugural Putra Brand Awards 2010.
  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status 
    • KDU University College is an ISO 9001:2008 and MSC certified institution.
    • All programmes offered are approved by the Ministry of Education and 88.1% of its programmes are MQA-accredited.


Recognition
  • MQA-Accredited Programmes
  • MSC Status Company
  • ISO Certified for Quality
  • China Embassy Accreditation
  • MOHE & Kementerian Dalam Negeri Permit For Foreign Students Enrolment
  • Government-Sponsored Students From
    • Petronas
    • JPA
    • MARA
    • Sime Darby