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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Institution Details

Type of Institution

Public University

Population Size

Large

International Students

10%

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Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers’ Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6 hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown.

USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus).

USM also has 17 dedicated research centres for a wide range of specialisations which include archaeology, medicine and dentistry, molecular medicine, science and technology, Islamic development and management studies, and policy research and international studies. It also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to the industry under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.

Since the beginning, USM has adopted the School system rather than the traditional Faculty system to ensure that its students are multi-disciplined from their exposure to other areas of study by other Schools. It also encourages students to be active in extra-curricular activities given the myriad of clubs and societies available.

As a Research Intensive University recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in 2007, USM offers educational and research opportunities to students and staff. In 2008, USM also became the first university in the country to be selected by the Malaysian government to participate in the Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX), a fast-track programme that helps tertiary institutions achieve world-class status.

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Programmes Offered

Accounting

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Bachelor of Accounting

Business Management

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Bachelor of Management

Chemical Engineering

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Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours

Economics

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Bachelor of Economics

Education

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Bachelor of Education with Honours (TESOL)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Honours

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Why Study With Us

1
Industry Partnership
Our course programmes offer our students to engage with industry players via industry placement/ internship programmes. We are keen to produce talents for the demand of the industry with the relationship with the industry players.
2
Interactive learning environment
In USM, our practical and theoretical interaction-based learning environment offers the students to apply critical thinking skills with the practice of problem-solving on theories.
3
Professional Staff
Our teaching staff are experienced professionals from different disciplines and industries. With the experiences in teaching, we are committed to providing our students with quality learning.
4
Collaboration with International Universities around the world
We are affiliated with various global universities on providing programme courses to our students with the same quality as the international level. Our students are able to explore a wider view towards the field of study with the programmes offered from the collaboration with the partnered universities. 

Additional Information

Accommodation

Available

Scholarship

Not Available

Study Abroad Program

Not Available

Main Campus

Penang

Branch Campus

Penang

Frequently Asked Questions

We are located at Penang.

Our programmes are accredited by MQA and recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Yes, we do provide accommodation for our students.

We have intakes in January, March and August.

Other Accolades

Institution Details

Type of Institution

Public University

Population Size

Large

International Students

10%

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Additional Information

Accommodation

Available

Scholarship

Not Available

Study Abroad Program

Not Available

Main Campus

Penang

Branch Campus

Penang