MoE Compulsory Subjects

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (MoE) GENERAL EDUCATION SUBJECTS

MPU (Matapelajaran Umum)
From 2014 onwards, the Malaysian Ministry of Education has officially announced  that the General Education Subjects (GES) or Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) will replace the Compulsory Subjects or Mata Pelajaran Wajib (MPW) for all private higher education institutions in Malaysia, including Curtin University Sarawak campus.The new MPU units will only affect new students’ intake that enrolled in 2014 semester. Exception to take the new MPU units is only applicable to students who undertake foundation, Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy. The Private Higher Education Institution Act 1996 (Act 555) provides that every private higher education institutions shall teach the compulsory subjects:

These Units are compulsory for both international and Malaysian students to take as it is in compliance with Section 43(3) Act 555 for the students to graduate.

UNITS NAME

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER

UNIT CODE

MALAYSIAN STUDENT*

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT**

MEDIUM DELIVERY

MPU U1

Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

3

2

MU13143


(not compulsory to pass but 80% attendance is required)

Malay

Malaysian Studies 3

3

1

MU13173

English

Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia

3

1

MU13123

Malay

Hubungan Etnik

3

2

MU13113

Malay

MPU U2

Leadership, Innovation and Critical Thinking

2

3

MU232LICRT2

English

National Language A
(for those who did not get credit for Bahasa Melayu at SPM level)

2

3

MU23212
(MPW 2133)

Malay

MPU U3

Engineering Historical Development
(for Commerce students only)

2

4

MU333EHD2

English

Principles of Economics
(for Engineering students only)

2

4

MU333PE2

English

MPU U4

**Team Leadership and Community Service

2

5

MU434TLCS2

English

General Studies Units are compulsory for both international and Malaysian Students to take as it is in compliance with Section 43 (3) Act 555 for the students to graduate.
*Foreign Students: Compulsory to attend 80% of the classes.
*Malaysian Students: Compulsory to attend 80% of the classes and pass the units.
**IMPORTANT: Do note that students MUST have passed Leadership, Innovation and Critical Thinking (MPU 2) before they can enrol for Team Leadership and Community Service (MPU 4).

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