Universiti Terbuka Malaysia OUM
Open University Malaysia

 How to apply  Entry to UNIVERSITI  TERBUKA  MALAYSIA?

Get the application form from the nearest OUM’s Learning Centre.

Fill the application form and pay a processing fee of RM25.00. Cheques should be made payable to “Universiti Terbuka Malaysia”.

UNIVERSITI  TERBUKA  MALAYSIA (OUM) is Malaysia's first open university. It started its operations in the year 2000 and was officiated by the then Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Tun Mahathir Mohamad in August 2002. As a University for All, OUM prides itself in being a pioneer in the democratization of education by providing education opportunities for everyone regardless of age, creed or background. Today OUM has enrolled more than 40,000 Malaysians and international students.

OUM offers programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Learners study from home and attend tutorials at learning centers in over 36 locations throughout the nation. In addition, learners are given online learning support and use of print materials.

Malaysia's First Open And Distance Learning University

More about OUM Open University of Malaysia : http://en.wikipedia.org

Learning at OUM

1 - OU Learning Methodology

Learners enjoy the flexibility of choosing the nearest location as their learning centre and the number of subjects they would like to take per semester. OUM offers a flexible mode of learning via three methods.

2 - Self Managed Learning

Where learners study independently according to their time availability.

3 - On-line Learning

Electronic communication tools like e-mail, bulletin board and chat rooms are provided to facilitate interaction among learners, tutors and facilitators.

4 - Face-To-Face Interaction

Face-to-face tutorial sessions are conducted at learning centers during weekends or after office hours.

Civil Engineering (KA5715)

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers  build our quality of life. Civil engineers plan, design, construct and operate the facilities of modern life, ranging from buildings to bridges. Civil engineers solve problems, meet challenges,  urban redevelopment and community planning.

Civil engineering skills are needed throughout the world to make our world a better place to live.


There are several  branches of civil engineering as following :

1- Structural Engineering

Structural engineers face the challenge of designing structures that support their own weight and the loads they carry, and that resist extreme forces from wind, earthquakes, bombings, temperature and others. Bridges, buildings, amusement park rides and many other kinds of projects are included within this specialty. Structural engineers develop appropriate combinations of steel, concrete, timber, plastic and new exotic materials. They also plan and design, and visit project sites to make sure work is done properly.


2- Environmental Engineering

The skills of environmental engineers have become increasingly important as we protect our fragile resources. Environmental engineers translate physical, chemical and biological processes into systems to destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants from water, reduce no hazardous solid waste volumes, eliminate contaminants from the air and develop groundwater supplies. Environmental engineers are called upon to resolve the problems of providing safe drinking water, cleaning up contaminated sites with hazardous materials, disposing of wastewater and managing solid wastes.


3- Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is required in all aspects of civil engineering because most projects are supported by the ground. A geotechnical engineer may develop projects below the ground, such as tunnels, foundations and offshore platforms. They analyze the properties of soil and rock that support and affect the behavior of these structures. They evaluate potential settlements of buildings, the stability of slopes and fills, the seepage of ground water and the effects of earthquakes. They investigate rocks and soils at a project site and determine the best way to support a structure in the ground. They also take part in the design and construction of dams, embankments and retaining walls.


4- Water Resources Engineering

Water is essential to our lives, and water resources engineers deal with the physical control of water. They work with others to prevent floods, supply water for cities, industry and agriculture, to protect beaches or to manage and redirect rivers. They design, construct and maintain hydroelectric power facilities, canals, dams, pipelines, pumping stations, locks, seaport facilities or even waterslides.


5- Transportation Engineering

The quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its transportation system. Transportation engineers work to move people, goods and materials safely and efficiently. They find ways to meet our ever-increasing travel needs on land, air and sea. They design, construct and maintain all types of transportation facilities, including airports, highways, railroads, mass transit systems and ports. An important part of transportation engineering is upgrading our transportation capability by improving traffic control and mass transit systems, and by introducing high-speed trains, people movers and other intermodal transportation methods.


6- Construction Engineering

The construction phase of a project represents the first tangible result of a design. Using technical and management skills, construction engineers turn designs into reality ­ on time and within budget. They apply their knowledge of construction methods and equipment, along with the principles of financing, planning and managing, to turn the designs of other engineers into successful facilities.

Urban and Community Planning

Planners are concerned with the full development of a community. They analyze a variety of information to co-ordinate projects, such as projecting street patterns, identifying park and recreation areas, and determining areas for industrial and residential growth. They employ their technical and people skills to co-ordinate with other authorities to integrate freeways, airports and other related facilities.


Qualifications and Trends

More and more, those entering the civil engineering field must have skills in communication, computers, management and foreign languages, as well as advanced knowledge in a specialty within civil engineering. Students increasingly need to have knowledge of foreign languages or cultures, because many civil engineering mega projects are now overseas: Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the Channel Tunnel in Europe and the new Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, which is the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Engineers with geotechnical and environmental engineering expertise remain in strong demand because environmental concerns touch all infrastructure projects. Robotics and computer skills are also prized in civil engineering as automation and information technologies continue to evolve the civil engineering workplace. Today's engineers will see more specialization, working in teams, globalization, new materials and increased use of computer applications.

Today, engineers must continue their education long after their bachelor's degree. Whether through continuing education and professional development programs, many of which are offered through ASCE, or master's degree programs, students will need to increase their knowledge base to remain competitive. In addition, more and more employers are encouraging employees to earn master's degrees and become licensed professional engineers.


Human Resource Management (KASSI7)
Management (AWO)
Early Childhood Education (KA6959)

Electrical Engineering (KASP717)
Mechanical Engineering (KA5716)
Technology Management (KA4384)
Information Technology (KA2565)


Accounting (KASSSS)
Business Administration (AOPIO)
Human Resource Management (KASSIS)
Management (AOYOS)
Hospitality Management (KA6oio>
Tourism Management (KA6009)
Education Administration (KA4386)
Technology Management (KA4385)
Information Technology (A0709)
Information Technology with Accounting (KA6086)
Information Technology & Management (AOPH)
Information Technology with E-Commerce(KA684i)
Information Technology with Computer Networking (KA6840)
Multimedia Communication (KA3587)
Mathematics & Management (KA 5741)
Mathematics with Information Technology (KA5850)
Sports Science (KA6085)


Business Administration (KA439i)
Management (KA4392)
Information Science (Competitive Intelligence) (KA6268)
Information Technology (KA4389)
Multimedia Communication (KA5480)
Environmental Science (K5481) (Intergrated Water Resources Management)
Education (KA5740)
Science (Business Administration) (KA5739)
Science (Engineering) (KA6084)
Science (KA6753)


Business Administration (KA5905)
Education (KA6267)
Engineering (KA6082)
Information Technology (KA6083)
Science (KA6754)


Faculty of Business & Management
Faculty of Information Technology,
Multimedia and Communication
Faculty of Engineering & Technical Studies
Faculty of Science & Foundation Studies
Faculty of Education, Arts & Social Science
Institute of Professional Development
Centre for Defense & Security Programmes
Centre for Graduate Studies

School of Lifelong Learning

Since its establishment, over 45,000 (correct as at March 2004) have enrolled in various courses. Currently the courses below have been approved by the National Accreditation Board (LAN) of Malaysia and are being offered at OUM.

Digital Library

OUMs digital library is one of the finest in the region. With a wide collection of physical books and reference material, 24,000 e-books, 10 e-journals databases and 1 e-news.

Loan services to public
Electronic information services
User education / Information skills
References services
Inter-library loan services
Document delivery services

Nationwide Learning Centers

OUM has 5 regional and 30 learning centers throughout the country and more are expected in the near future. Facilities at these regional centers include:

Lecture halls

Fully equipped Digital Library

Tutorial rooms

Computer labs

Fully equipped Digital Library

Administrative office

Student centre

Financial Assistance

OUM students are eligible to apply study loans from:

1 The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)

2 Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) Account 2

3 State Education Foundation

4 Banks

5 OUM's Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme


Application is open throughout the year for all programmes. However, intakes are on a semester basis in January, May and August.

Application Procedures

1) Complete the OUM application form (Application form can be obtained from OUM website)

2) Enclose the following:

Processing fees of RM25 (undergraduate programmes) and RM50 (graduate programmes) in the form of bank draft or postal order made payable to UNITEM Sdn. Bhd.

2 sets of certified copies of all academic certificates and transcripts

2 sets of certified 1C

What is Open Entry?

Open Entry refers to non-restrictive entry requirements for a degree programme, applicable to adults who possess learning experience which can be assessed and matched against the learning outcomes of an academic course.


To be considered for Open Entry you must meet the following requirements:

Undergraduate Programmes

Be at least 21 years old

Possess PMR or equivalent

Postgraduate Programmes

Be at least 35 years old

Possess STPM or equivalent

You must also provide evidence of prior learning experience and/or knowledge relevant to the programme applied for.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of the learning experience and/or skills gained by the applicant, either through formal or non-formal means, for the purpose of entry into academic programmes or for obtaining prior learning credit for a course in a particular programme.

To be eligible for RPL, you will need to undergo the prior learning assessment at OUM.

How does OUM assess prior learning?

There are several methods of assessing prior learning, e.g. attestation, challenge assessment and credit transfer. With assistance from OUM, you may decide on the most appropriate assessment method.

You will need to provide supporting information and documents to demonstrate prior learning. One of the most common methods is by preparing a portfolio.

How do you prepare a portfolio?

A portfolio is a write-up of the knowledge and learning that you have acquired, at work and in life, and the evidence supporting it.

OUM will assess your portfolio and help you translate your prior learning experience into learning outcomes for academic credits.

How to apply for Open Entry and RPL?

Get the application form from the nearest OUM's

Learning Centre.

Fill the application form and pay a processing fee of RM25.00. Cheques should be made payable to "Universiti Terbuka Malaysia".

What is a Preparatory Course?

A Preparatory Course is designed for prospective undergraduates who do not possess the prerequisite knowledge and competencies in the first level courses for a programme of study. The preparatory course is not part of the degree programme. It will prepare the learners for the degree programme and will be offered in a modular form.

What is a Bridging Course?

A Bridging Course is part of a course. It is intended to fulfill the component of knowledge that he/she is lacking in a course. For example, a learner may need to take a bridging course in calculus in order to address a gap in knowledge required for a Mathematics course.

Contact Us
School of Lifelong Learning

Open University Malaysia
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Putra World Trade Centre
Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: (603) 2616 8808 / 8837 - 39 Fax: (603)2691 0392
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E-mail: soll@oum.edu.my

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